Accent trees are chosen to both blend in and draw the eye. Accent trees exhibit colorful leaves, unique branching, flowering color, and size variation. The changing of the seasons can bring the focus to different parts of the yard. For instance, during the spring when fruit trees are in full bloom, they become the focal point. But later, that large elm tree that shades your yard becomes the focal point or accent tree. One of the most unique yard plants that is being used as an accent plant is the Lavender Twist Redbud tree. It is a focal point in the spring when it blooms, in the summer because of the weeping effect it displays and in the winter with the unique contorted branches.