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. 

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.

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 […]

With its silvery underside blowing in the wind, this deciduous tree makes for a very pretty landscape accent.  It will get very large however, so may be more suitable for a lawn 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.

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.

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.

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 […]

Flowers in late winter (February or March). Flowers range from yellow to orange and red-orange. Dark green leaves are interesting for their prominent veins, and irregular shape. Tolerates an incredible range of soils. Good for naturalizing, informal hedges, single specimen.

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.

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.

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 vibrant pink flowering plant can withstand cold temperatures, however, not as tough as Natchez.  It has beautiful multi colored peeling bark, and blooms that will stay through the heat of the summer.

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.

Large primrose-yellow flowers are quite striking. Mid-spring bloom typically avoids frost damage. Moderate grower has a distinctly pyramidal shape. Dark green leaves. Yellow-flowering Magnolias are a site to behold and this is no exception.

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.

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.

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.

Profuse soft pink flowers that fade to white, early bloomer. Sometimes described as looking like a cloud when the blooms fade to white – the ball shaped clusters of flowers are so prolific. Makes an excellent single lawn tree, great in masses as well.

The star tree in the famous cherry blossom festival in the Washington D.C. – Yoshino is a sight to behold in full bloom. Profuse pale pink to white flowers are slightly fragrant. Glossy bark.

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.

A wonderful medium size flowering tree that also casts dappled shade. Clusters of large, very fragrant, white pendulous flowers in late spring – very showy. Dappled shade allows other plantings underneath. Great patio tree.

Dense formed canopy, sturdy and compact. These have heavy flowers, with a cherry-like bark. It’s horizontal lenticels are a great feature to separate this variety from others. As it matures, the trunk becomes more gray, rather than a reddish-brown. Likes a well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Flowers best in full sun. May be one of the […]

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.

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 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 […]

This is the wisteria best known as a vine but trained to grow upright in tree form. Spectacular clusters of pendulous flowers in early spring. A wisteria in full bloom is something to behold. Delicate airy foliage provides dappled shade. Very dramatic in bloom.

This is the wisteria best known as a vine but trained to grow upright in tree form. Spectacular clusters of pendulous flowers in early spring. A wisteria in full bloom is something to behold. Delicate airy foliage provides dappled shade. Very dramatic in bloom.

This is the wisteria best known as a vine but trained to grow upright in tree form. Spectacular clusters of pendulous flowers in early spring. A wisteria in full bloom is something to behold. Delicate airy foliage provides dappled shade. Very dramatic in bloom.