A unique maple variety – long popular in Europe it is being used more frequently in the United States. Stays low – often used as a hedge, great choice under powerlines as reduced height avoids disfiguring utility pruning. Can be used anywhere in the residential landscape and is increasing used as a suburban and urban […]

It is native to Europe and western Asia, frequently being found on plains, hills and along rivers. This is an attractive tree or shrub for lawns or along streets. 

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 […]

Fast-growing maple that reaches 45+ feet with nearly equal width. Norway maples tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and are tolerant of air pollution. Needs room to grow – not a good street tree but it is a great shade tree. Fall color starts later than most maples and is a bright, uniform yellow.

Upright and columnar – grows to 35+ feet tall with a width of only 15 feet. A good street tree and works well next to buildings. Tolerates a wide range of soils, resists air pollution and is drought tolerant.

A great way to bring a large, maroon presence into the landscape. Really stands out amongst a sea of green plants and grass. Holds color well through the summer. Tolerates a wide range of soils, also tolerates air pollution and drought. A great specimen tree in an open area, especially when framed by grass or […]

Used extensively throughout Europe where it is particularly well known to tolerate salt – both soil and the wind driven sea salt common near the ocean. Tolerates exposed sites and a range of soil conditions. A great shade tree.

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.

Multi-trunk tree is a fast grower to impressive heights. Relatively free of leaf miners and other diseases that plague so many birch varieties. Wonderful exfoliating bark in shades of orange, gray and lavender is a great ornamental feature. Works well as a single specimen, can be particularly striking in groups.

Dense foliage with heavily textured dark green leaves that have very distinct veins. Steel-gray bark is showy in winter. Tolerates a range of soil conditions and air pollution. Can be pruned into a hedge shape, trees in a line can be pruned into a hedgerow which is common in Europe.

Takes an already dense tree and tightens it up even further. Very thick, dense and perfectly symmetrical canopy is an ornamental feature on its own. Same great glossy textured leaves as the species. Works well close to buildings, and makes an excellent street tree.

Pyramidal evergreen with luminous blue needles. Initial branching appears somewhat sparse and spiky but with age branches fill in to form uniform but airy shape. Makes a great park or lawn specimen.

Spectacular pyramidal evergreen with graceful arching branches. Unique separation between layers of branches makes the arching habit particularly noticeable and dramatic. Finely textured needles range from blue to green to silver. Must be seen to be truly appreciated.

Takes the unique beauty of deodara to another level. Same graceful arching branches as species but yellow coloration is dramatic. Yellow tint can vary along the branch with brightest color at tips. Color remains year round, it does not fade in summer or fall. Spectacular specimen.

Fewer branches and more dramatic weeping effect differentiate Pendula from the species. Mature plant is considerably smaller than species allowing it to be planted closer to buildings, walkways, etc..

Quick growing, tends to hold its tight pyramidal shape slightly better than many Cryptomeria. Blue green foliage becomes slightly bronze green in winter. Cryptomerias rarely go unnoticed in the landscape due to their combination of form, texture and color.

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. […]

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. […]

Not a cedar, this is a dense, moderately slow growing juniper that maintains an overall pyramidal form. A very tough plant, tolerates a wide range of soils and endures the extremes of drought, heat and cold. Most ornamental feature has to be the numerous silver blue berries that contrast nicely with the lighter green needles. […]

For those of you seeking an Italian Cypress, this is the tree for you.  With its tight growing habit, year round screening, and soft blue green foliage, it is a great alternative.

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.

A very popular spruce, and justifiably so. Dense, pyramidal shape opens up over time. Branches arch with age. A good urban tree, tolerates a wide range of soils, and air pollution. Hardy to Zone 3b-7.

Little known spruce variety that should be far more popular. Densely pyramidal tree that is often three times as tall as it is wide. Silver-green needles, small, persistent cones, and interesting silvery bark. Makes a great screening or specimen plant. Very tolerant of ocean salt spray.

Dark green needles are the shortest of any spruce. A slow but steady grower – typically two to three times as tall as it is wide – one of the better large spruces for tight spaces. The most shade tolerant of the spruce family. Makes an excellent specimen or screening plant.

Dense tight pyramidal shape well past middle age, opens up a bit at maturity. Very narrow form can create an exclamation point in the landscape – it is dramatic and eye-catching. Short, distinctly horizontal branches. Silver-blue to green needles. Very tolerant of ocean salt spray.

One of the most popular spruces, best known for its grey-blue needles. New growth is a luminous silver blue and is tree’s signature feature. Horizontal branches droop slightly with age. Tight pyramidal form. Makes a great specimen and screening plant. Justifies it’s popularity.

Picturesque pine that is underused and underappreciated. Slow growing, densely pyramidal when young, more open with age. Soft needles are similar in feel and texture to white pine. The combination of soft green needles and tight pyramidal shape makes for a unique specimen. Hardy to Zone 3b-7.

This spectacular variety of white pine is unlike any other pine. Needles are blue with prominent white stripes. Conical when young it develops a wide spreading, flat-topped habit with age. Makes a great specimen. The kind of plant that makes Halka Nurseries so special. This is a completely different plant with age than it is […]

The most popular cultivated pine. Grows quickly, makes a great screening plant, good for wind breaks. An excellent lawn or park tree. Retains a soft texture throughout its lifetime, regardless of how large it grows.

Columnar version of the classic eastern white pine. With age the form opens and becomes narrowly oval, with a pyramidal crown. Distinctly upright branches differ from horizontal or drooping branches of species. Soft texture. Very interesting form of the most popular pine species.

Dense, mounded with age. A wonderful variation of the classic white pine. Small rounded shape in young plants is deceiving. In time it takes on a beautiful billowing, almost cloud-like shape. Soft texture remains but no two plants are ever the same. A wonderful rock garden, poolscape or specimen plant.

Open and irregular shape, no two trees are the same, almost has the habit of a bonsai and makes a great specimen tree. Waxy dark green leaves. Very adaptable. Very tolerant of ocean salt spray.

Pyramidal growth habit with a strong central leader. Resistant to anthracnose and powdery mildew, no frost cracks.

This very upright variety, with a glossy green leaf, and a glaucous underside makes for a beautiful silhouette. It is resistant to diseases and cold weather. This has had the most success for us in terms of an upright Oak.

Magnificent dwarf, weeping, evergreen shrub. Extremely dense glossy green foliage. Does not like windswept locations, tolerates shade, not drought resistant. Wonderful rock garden plant, excellent specimen. Exceptionally beautiful dwarf shrub.