There are two ways to look at plants with translucent foliage. One way is when the sunlight bounces off the leaves.
Sure, nice leaves-colorful too, but nothing in comparison to...
...when the sun shines through the tree the colors and contrasts magnify the colors and the spectrums. My phone camera just doesn’t capture what I’m trying to say.
My theory is that trees that have leaves are best planted on the east/south/western parts of properties so they can glow at certain times of the day and year.
Reflective trees like evergreens are best planted on the northwest/north/northeast parts of your land if possible.
Take silvery blue spruce for example. If you plant one on the south side of your land what you see for most of the year is the darker shadowy side of the tree while the shiny side is on the other unseen side.
That same tree planted on the sunny north side has the sun bouncing off the needles all day all year- that’s the best vantage point for evergreens.
Its these tiny considerations that come to mind sometimes when trying to figure out what to plant where.