An underappreciated tree. Makes a magnificent park or lawn specimen. Heart shaped leaves resemble redbud foliage. Great fall color comes early and autumn leaves can give off a brown sugary smell.
Compact weeping variety of the magnificent specimen tree. Fountain of pendulous branches. Heart shaped leaves resemble redbud foliage. Great fall color comes early and autumn leaves can give off a brown sugary smell.
Native to the eastern U.S., and very long-lived in the landscape. Plants can easily be over 100 years old. Ultimately the tree can be wider than it is tall with fantastic twisting branches, some of which hug the ground. A specimen beech is something to marvel at.
Deeply cut leaves are unlike any other beech and give the tree a willowy appearance. Many gardeners are surprised this tree is a beech because leaves are so different from the species, but silvery-gray trunk is a dead giveaway. Graceful and majestic.
Tight columnar growth habit combined with deep purple leaves makes for a very unique tree. Works well close to buildings, or as a tree hedge. This is the kind of tree that even the disinterested passer by will take notice of. Very unique.
Very tight columnar form through middle age, somewhat looser at maturity. All the wonderful attributes of the species are retained – beautiful glossy textured leaves, wonderful silvery-gray bark, golden brown fall color.
Wonderful tree with numerous cascading branches spilling out of a central leader. Predominant foliage color is purple but bronze and green tones are evident through the growing season. Tight habit and relatively slow growth make this a great rock garden plant that also works well close to buildings.
A striking addition to the landscape this massive ornamental tree is best known for the dark purple leaves in spring through mid-summer. Leaves change to a bronze color by late summer. A great park, shade or lawn tree that stands out particularly well against a green backdrop.
Another striking purple leaf beech. Deep purple leaves hold their color through early summer and fade to a purplish-green by mid-summer. Magnificent specimen tree, wonderful when planted by itself so nothing else detracts from or gets in the way. Strikingly beautiful.
Relatively slow growing tree forms symmetrical upright branches over time – making it a great shade tree. More compact and uniform than some other varieties. Aptly named for its brilliant golden yellow fall foliage. Extremely hardy. The fruits dropped from female trees have a distinctly bad odor, an issue that is eliminated by the use […]
This durable, and easy transplanting tree is very adaptable. It likes moist soil, although can take a range of soils. It is most known for its incredible bright yellow/gold fall color. Very disease resistant. It is a very slow growing tree but will outlive many species. It is an incredible focal point in the landscape. […]
A Halka introduction that is rapidly becoming one of the favorite Honeylocust cultivars because of its vigorous growth, heavy caliper and symmetrical, full crown. A great street, park and campus tree. Very tolerant of a wide variety of soil conditions. Bright yellow fall color.
A little known tree even though it is native to nearly a third of the country. Moderately fast growing with upright arching branches and large leaves. New leaves have a pink to purplish tint and change to dark green. As the tree matures the first branches can be 10 to 15 feet up the trunk, […]
Broad pyramidal holly. Not as tightly branched as San Jose, therefore makes a better screening or hedge plant. Lustrous dark green glossy leaves, berries are red and prolific. Vigorous plant that has been quite popular for a number of years.
Slow growing holly that is densely pyramidal at youth, but opens up a bit as it matures. Cold hardy but should be protected from strong winter winds. Tolerant of air pollution and air-borne salt. Bright red berries.
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.
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.
Long, narrow leaves are not at all like traditional oak leaves. Finely toothed leaf margins with protruding bristles give the tree its’ name. Makes an excellent shade tree. Good lawn, park and street tree. Tolerates urban conditions.
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.
Extremely tolerant of urban conditions. Very drought tolerant and adapts to a wide range of soils. Large leaves can grow 5” wide and 10” long. Glossy green on top, lighter color underneath provides a nice bi-color effect in the breeze. Handsome tree, quite majestic when mature.
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.
Dramatic pyramidal tree with soft, light green needles. Bald Cypress are deciduous and the needles turn an eye-catching rust brown in fall. Beautiful bark. Great specimen tree, excellent street or park tree.
A handsome pyramidal evergreen with yellow tips that take on a rust hue in fall. Deer resistant which is unusual for an arborvitae. Tight form allows it to be planted close to structures. Good small specimen, but with width, to make a great hedge.
Unique amongst arborvitaes for it’s exceptional height, Green Giant is also very deer resistant. Makes a great specimen and screening plant. Can be tightly pruned. Specimens are magnificent. Very adaptable.
Smaller leaves than the species give the tree a softer texture. Maintains pyramidal shape into maturity. Prolific bloomer – small yellow flower is very fragrant. Excellent street, park or campus tree. Great shade tree.
Beautiful evergreen tree with soft glossy green needles. Wonderful hedging and screening plant. Very agreeable to pruning. Tolerates shade, avoid wind-swept locations, not tolerant of drought. Hardy to Zone 3b-7.
Very similar in size and form to American Elm with excellent disease resistance. Tolerates drought and a range of soils. Good shade tree, great street, park and lawn tree. Good urban tree.
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 […]
Perhaps the most distinctly vase shaped of all the Zelkova. Magnificent arching habit is evident even in young trees. At maturity the arching is very dramatic. The main branches can easily be 20 feet or more up the trunk There is something special about walking or playing under a Zelkova, you feel the presence of […]
A Halka introduction. Vase shaped but with a somewhat looser, more open canopy. Often described as having the most American Elm-like habit of all the Zelkovas which is a wonderful characteristic to have. An excellent street, park, campus or lawn tree. Hardy and adaptable. One of the most popular Halka introductions.
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.