A wonderful specimen tree.  Exfoliating bark is rich brown to reddish brown, and as it gets older, turns to a cinnamon brown, which gives it seasonal interest.  It adapts to a variety of soils, but prefers well drained.  Because it likes full sun, it can be put in an open landscape.  A one of a […]

Wonderful broad, rounded canopy, with a number of varieties within the family.  This tree can be grown as a single or multi stem, with bark turning slightly grey as it ages.  Leaf color depends on the variety.  Tree likes dappled shade and moist, well drained soil.  It is among one of the most popular specimen […]

Wonderful specimen tree – a great way to bring red into the landscape. Maturing at less than 20’ tall and wide, this tree fits nicely into a wide range of landscape locations – from rock gardens to open expanses of turf.

New growth is a very interesting orange-red, fades to bronze-green in summer, and finishes the year with bright scarlet fall color. A great way to punctuate the landscape with a touch of red. Makes a great specimen tree, wonderful standing alone in a sea of green grass.

Red leaf dissectums are the other classic weeping Japanese maple and by far the most popular variety. Ever Red has purple-red spring foliage that fades to greenish-red in summer and reverts back to red in early fall. Tight, cascading habit is unique amongst small trees and mounding effect becomes more pronounced with age.

One of the two classic weeping Japanese maples that have introduced thread leaf maples to millions of people. Less popular than the red leaf variety – the deeply cut, finely textured leaves have a light green color that changes little throughout the growing season. Slow growing, with a mounded shape that becomes more pronounced with […]

Vigorous fastigiate maple – tightly columnar in full sun, opens up a bit in light shade. Great street tree, does not like alkaline or persistently dry soils. Works well close to buildings. Fall color develops early.

This new introduction from J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Oregon is a great densely branched Maple.  It has less co-dominant leaders, but still a bright red fall color.  With better resistance to spider mites, and it’s fast growing nature, it is a great tree.

Quick growing maple best known for its brilliant orange-red fall color, which comes early. Smaller leaves than many maples with glossy green tops and lighter green undersides.

Quick growing maple best known for its brilliant orange-red fall color, which comes early. Smaller leaves than many maples with glossy green tops and lighter green undersides.

Best known for its spectacular fall color, which is deep red to reddish orange. Color starts slightly late and provides a great end to the fall foliage season. Grows quickly to a nice rounded mature shape. Fall color is its calling card and worth the wait. Zone 4b.

Large, fast-growing shade tree best planted where it has room to grow. Not an ideal street tree due to eventual size and surface roots, Shade tolerant when young so it can work it’s way up through a canopy of other trees. Excellent shade tree. Full palette of fall colors with colors often mixing together for […]

This fast growing tree has a rounded, upright canopy, with a beautiful yellow, orange, and red fall color.  Leaf is dark green and glossy, and is a great shade tree choice.

This is a tight, columnar tree, with very dense branching.  Great option for a tight space.

Similar to species in most respects but has a thicker, darker green leaf – often described as leathery, and has better heat and drought tolerance. Large, fast-growing shade tree best planted where it has room to grow. Not an ideal street tree due to eventual size and surface roots. Spectacular fall color starts at the […]

Dark, glossy leaves, that hold their orange color well into fall.  Great drought resistant cultivar.

This tree has a very uniformed upright habit, with great heat resistance.  Extraordinary yellow-orange fall color.

An upright tree, with a rounded canopy, and yellow-orange fall color.  Great round form.

The classic flowering dogwood. Still a reliable sign that spring is in full bloom when the white flowers of dogwood are on display. Equal spread and height. Loves half (1/2) day of shade, although best flowers are in full sun. Interesting bark, fruit and great fall color.

Much like the species in all respects except for the flower which is anywhere from a medium pink to a dark pink/red. Vibrant fall foliage is reddish purple.

Typically blooms 3 to 4 weeks after Cornus Florida. Striking white flowers are prolific, and can last well over a month. Exfoliating bark, especially with age, red to reddish-purple fall color, and better drought resistance than Cornus Florida.

Best known for subtle yellow flowers in very early spring, often one of the first plants to bloom. Flowers are prolific but rather small so they stand out best against a darker colored backdrop. Tolerates partial shade and a wide range of soils. Very cold tolerant.

This upright Crape Myrtle will stay squattier, but is a spectacular specimen plant for your landscape, with its striking flower color and peeling bark, giving it interest all year round.

This white flowering Crape Myrtle is among the hardiest in our region, withstanding more cool weather than other varieties.  With its large blooms and cinnamon brown exfoliating bark, this makes for an outstanding specimen tree for your landscape.

A good lawn, park or campus tree. Perhaps best known for 5-lobed glossy green leaves which can turn a dramatic range of colors in fall. Autumn colors range from yellow to red to purple and often have an almost bronze appearance. Spiky fruit capsules are unique.

Pyramidal deciduous tree with soft green needles and fascinating contorted bark. Deciduous tree – drops it’s needles in fall, but they turn a beautiful reddish-bronze before dropping. Fast grower to over 70 feet. A small Dawn Redwood is beautiful, a medium to large one is absolutely spectacular.

Best known for its’ fall color which is second to none. At times there is a mix of orange and red, but more often a hot coppery-red predominates, a show-stopper in autumn. Nice glossy green leaves emerge with a hint of red. Makes a good shade tree, great lawn or park tree.

So many great qualities they are hard to list. Early broad pyramidal form gives way to a unique dome shaped canopy. Bright red flowers in early spring. Spectacular fall color – each leaf can contain the full spectrum of fall colors. Interesting exfoliating bark.  

The open form resists wind damage which plagues the common Bradford Pear. Beautiful display of white flowers in spring. Good street tree, tolerates urban conditions. Hardy to Zone 4b.

Found in the wild in swamps and along streams which shows the tolerance for wet locations. However, it is also tolerant of drought conditions and is a good urban tree. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Very long-lived. One of the easiest oaks to transplant.

Impressively large leaves with deep lobes, leaves unfurl slightly reddish pink and mature to a dark glossy green and end in beautiful fall colors. A very hardy and adaptable plant. Tolerates urban conditions well.

Unique branching pattern – lower branches are pendulous, middle branches are strongly horizontal and upper branches are angled upward – creates a uncommon shape. Fast growing for an oak, fall color can be very impressive but is somewhat variable. Another oak that transplants well at large sizes.

Very hardy, durable tree that shows strong resistance to insects and disease. Exfoliating bark with patchy spots underneath in a range of colors – often called lacebark elm for this trait – very ornamental. Tolerates a wide range of soils, and air-pollution. Excellent urban tree. Good street, park and campus tree. Provides dense shade. Should […]

Unique shape for a Zelkova. Distinctly wider than it is tall. Somewhat flat-topped at maturity. Even with its limited height the branching begins high enough up the trunk to allow people and equipment to pass easily underneath. This quality makes it a great street and sidewalk tree – stays low enough to stay under power […]

Vase shaped, shorter and wider than Green Vase. Rapid grower and very adaptable to a range of soil and environmental conditions. Tall branching structure makes it an excellent street tree. Great shade, lawn, park and campus tree. Deep green foliage in summer gives way to vibrant red autumn color.