If you've spent any stretch of time with me in the last few years, I've probably talked your ear off about some tree or shrub, I love them. This tree, however, might be my new favorite and it is incredibly under-utilized. Originating from China, this tree is handsome in every season. It blooms in the late summer to late fall, but even when the leaves fall, the bark on this tree exfoliates and creates a really cool look. Fast grower, 20ft tall at maturity.