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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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

Features a particularly striking bloom. Upright clusters of dark pink flowers with a yellow throat. It is hard to believe that such exquisite flowers are produced by a tree, they seem more likely to be produced by an orchid. A large shade tree, that doubles as a magnificent ornamental tree when in bloom.

Clusters of reddish-purple buds tightly hug the branches in spring and open to a beautiful rosey pink that persist for 3 weeks. Heart shaped leaves and loose branching pattern creates dappled shade underneath. Grows quickly. Bark becomes more interesting with age.

Clusters of reddish-purple buds tightly hug the branches in spring and open to a beautiful rosey pink that persist for 3 weeks. Heart shaped leaves and loose branching pattern creates dappled shade underneath. Grows quickly. Bark becomes more interesting with age.

Pendulous, fragrant flowers remind many of wisteria blooms. The arching, rounded habit reminds some of the head of elm trees. Smooth gray bark is similar to American Beech. In other words this tree shares many of the best attributes of a range of other trees.

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.

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.

Best known for the white, bell-shaped flowers in mid-spring. Flowers produce interesting fruit pods that change from green to tan and add interest through summer and fall. A wonderful tree for naturalized plantings, also a good patio tree. Tolerates shade, other plants grow well underneath.

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.

Mid-summer pendulous clusters of showy yellow flowers give way to very ornamental seed pods that resemble chinese lanterns – very showy. Yellow flowers are nicely highlighted against green foliage. A good urban tree, very adaptable.

A multi-trunk tree that can grower wider than it is tall. A very adaptable plant that does best in full sun. Flower buds are pinkish-purple when closed and open to a white, 5” wide bloom. Flowers are prone to damage from late spring frosts, but if unscathed the flower display is magnificent.

Royal Star is modest in height, but quite dramatic in bloom. Relatively small by Magnolia standards it remains taller than it is wide, which makes it a better choice close to structures, walkways, etc.. Bright clusters of white flowers.

Medium-sized, multi-trunked tree. Flowers appear in late spring or early summer which means they are far less prone to the frost damage that affects some Magnolias. Wonderful contrast between dark green top of leaves of silver-green underside – leaves shimmer in a breeze.

Vigorous multi-stem magnolia with large, bright white flowers with a touch of pink at their base. New foliage emerges with a hint of burgundy and matures to a dark green. Adaptable to a range of soils, but prefers full sun. Spectacular in full bloom, has been described as a blizzard of white.

A heavy early bloomer. Pink buds open to double coral-pink blooms. Flowers earlier than most crabapples. Fruit ends up an orangish-bronze and stands out nicely against the deeper green foliage. Tolerates a wide range of soils as well as urban conditions. Compact size.

Buds are red-purple, and open to bright pinkish red flowers – tree is stunning in full bloom. Dark red fruits are about the size of a cherry. Rounded habit, foliage emerges purple matures to reddish-green.

Pale pink buds open to white flowers which mature into bright red fruits. Persistent fruits make for great late autumn and winter interest. Makes a great street tree under utility lines, great lawn and park tree.

Red buds open pink and turn to bright white. Flowers are very fragrant. Fruits that follow are orange-red and persist into winter. Dark green foliage. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Makes a great street tree.

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.  

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 symmetrical structure creates a beautifully uniform tree. Small pendulous pure white, bell-shaped flowers in late spring. Dark green foliage. Great patio tree, excellent lawn specimen, good for naturalized plantings, tolerates part shade.

All the beauty of a lilac in a tree form. Upright form spreads out with age. Large, creamy white flowers in spring – magnificent in bloom. Beautiful bark and foliage add interest. A show-stopper in bloom.

A Halka Introduction. Very unique dwarf Linden. Small leaves, very compact, densely pyramidal shape. Takes several years to develop it’s mature form, but holds the pyramidal shape through maturity. Great patio tree, excellent small specimen.

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 […]