Trees - Shade

Autumn Gold Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold')
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Description:A true 150 million year old relic with unique fan-shaped leaves; stunning pyramidal form and consistent golden fall color, does not produce fruit; a distinct improvement on the species, a great choice for home landscape useOrnamental Features:Autumn Gold Ginkgo has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The fan-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Autumn Gold Ginkgo is an open deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.Autumn...
Description:A true 150 million year old relic with unique fan-shaped leaves; stunning pyramidal form and consistent golden fall color, does...
Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)
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Description:A stately tall shade tree with an attractive broadly pyramidal habit of growth, deeply cut leaves and good fall color; extremely adaptable to wet or dry soils, great for creating vertical interest or as a street tree; best in acidic soils, needs full sunOrnamental Features:Shumard Oak has dark green foliage throughout the season. The spiny lobed leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.Landscape Attributes:Shumard Oak is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a...
Description:A stately tall shade tree with an attractive broadly pyramidal habit of growth, deeply cut leaves and good fall color;...
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
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Description:A large and imposing shade tree with an upright spreading habit of growth, best in larger landscapes and parks; extremely tough and adaptable to wet conditions but not tolerant of alkaline soils, rather slow growing; acorns attract squirrelsOrnamental Features:Swamp White Oak has dark green foliage which emerges grayish green in spring. The glossy lobed leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.Landscape Attributes:Swamp White Oak is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for...
Description:A large and imposing shade tree with an upright spreading habit of growth, best in larger landscapes and parks; extremely...
Prairie Gold Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides 'NE Arb')
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Description:Adapted to the heat, drought and humidity of the Midwestern Prairie, this variety brings lowland adaptability and disease resistance to this high elevation favorite; greatly expands the planting range of this speciesOrnamental Features:Prairie Gold Trembling Aspen has green foliage throughout the season. The round leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. The smooth white bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Prairie Gold Trembling Aspen is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant...
Description:Adapted to the heat, drought and humidity of the Midwestern Prairie, this variety brings lowland adaptability and disease resistance to...
Sunburst Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Suncole')
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Description:A very popular shade tree, valued for its delicate, ferny appearance which casts a dappled shade below; foliage emerges a brilliant yellow, fading to light green; broad spreading habit of growth, seedless, very tolerant of adverse growing conditionsOrnamental Features:Sunburst Honeylocust has attractive lime green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The pinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Sunburst Honeylocust is an open deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier...
Description:A very popular shade tree, valued for its delicate, ferny appearance which casts a dappled shade below; foliage emerges a...
Autumn Splendor Buckeye (Aesculus 'Autumn Splendor')
$220.00
Description:An interesting new small accent tree for home landscape use, selected primarily for its outstanding fall color, yellowish-green flowers and rounded growth habit, a distinct improvement over species buckeyes; spiny seeds may necessitate some maintenanceOrnamental Features:Autumn Splendor Buckeye features showy spikes of creamy white flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The palmate leaves turn an outstanding tomato-orange in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.Landscape Attributes:Autumn Splendor Buckeye is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed....
Description:An interesting new small accent tree for home landscape use, selected primarily for its outstanding fall color, yellowish-green flowers and...
Accolade Elm (Ulmus 'Morton')
$149.00
Description:A tall hybrid elm cultivar with an upright spreading habit, large shiny leaves and good fall color, resistant to Dutch elm disease; excellent as a street tree or a shade tree for larger landscapes; very adaptable to adverse conditionsOrnamental Features:Accolade Elm has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Accolade Elm is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.Accolade Elm is recommended for the following landscape applications;Shade
Description:A tall hybrid elm cultivar with an upright spreading habit, large shiny leaves and good fall color, resistant to Dutch...
Hedge Maple (Acer campestre)
$149.00
Description:A very common shrub throughout Europe where it is used as a hedge, tolerates pruning very well; also nice as a shade tree; one of the most adaptable of the maples to a wide range of growing conditionsOrnamental Features:Hedge Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Hedge Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.Hedge Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Hedges/Screening...
Description:A very common shrub throughout Europe where it is used as a hedge, tolerates pruning very well; also nice as...
American Dream Oak Swamp White Oak(Quercus Bicolor)
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Description:Large deep green leaves are thick and glossy with wavy margins. Strong resistance to anthracnose and mildew.Key Attributes: Height: 50 Feet Tall Spread: 35-40 Feet Wide Color: yellow fall color Sun / Shade: Full Sun
Description:Large deep green leaves are thick and glossy with wavy margins. Strong resistance to anthracnose and mildew.Key Attributes: Height: 50...
Green Vase Zelkova (Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase')
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Description:A close relative of the elm, a tall, upright shade tree with a vase-shaped habit, interesting peeling bark and reliable fall color; low maintenance and trouble-free, an excellent choice for street plantings or larger landscapesOrnamental Features:Green Vase Zelkova has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Green Vase Zelkova is a deciduous tree with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.Green Vase Zelkova is recommended for the following landscape applications;Shade
Description:A close relative of the elm, a tall, upright shade tree with a vase-shaped habit, interesting peeling bark and reliable...
New Horizon Elm (Ulmus 'New Horizon')
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Description:A large-growing elm introduction from Wisconsin that's highly resistant to the dreaded Dutch Elm Disease; this vigorous shade tree is upright in habit and very tolerant of adverse conditions, retains a dense crown through old ageOrnamental Features:New Horizon Elm has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:New Horizon Elm is a dense deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;New Horizon Elm is recommended for the following landscape applications;Shade
Description:A large-growing elm introduction from Wisconsin that's highly resistant to the dreaded Dutch Elm Disease; this vigorous shade tree is...
Frontier Elm (Ulmus 'Frontier')
$149.00
Description:A beautiful fast growing hybrid elm with a broadly upright habit of growth, a small to intermediate size tree, resistant to disease and insect attack; an excellent choice for urban planting under power lines and in parking lotsOrnamental Features:Frontier Elm has dark green foliage throughout the season. The small serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding dark red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Frontier Elm is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.Frontier Elm is recommended for the following landscape applications;Shade
Description:A beautiful fast growing hybrid elm with a broadly upright habit of growth, a small to intermediate size tree, resistant...
Sterling Silver Linden (Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling')
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Description:A very ornamental shade tree with a broad, oval habit of growth and fragrant flowers in early summer; dark green leaves have a silvery backside which shimmers in the wind, very attractive; a neat and tidy tree, very adaptable, best for larger landscapesOrnamental Features:Sterling Silver Linden has attractive dark green foliage with silver undersides throughout the season. The fuzzy heart-shaped leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. It features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Sterling Silver Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best...
Description:A very ornamental shade tree with a broad, oval habit of growth and fragrant flowers in early summer; dark green...
Greenspire Linden (Tilia cordata 'Greenspire')
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Description:A magnificent shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape throughout its life; fragrant yellow flowers in early summer when few trees bloom; very tidy and low maintenance, adaptable, makes an excellent lawn or street specimen, great by a pool or deckOrnamental Features:Greenspire Linden features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Greenspire Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It...
Description:A magnificent shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape throughout its life; fragrant yellow flowers in early summer when few...
Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
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Description:An interesting tall, pyramidal deciduous conifer characteristic of the South but actually quite hardy; narrow bright green leaves turn golden brown in fall, a broad trunk and odd knee-like protrusions at the base when grown in standing water; adaptableOrnamental Features:Baldcypress has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The ferny bipinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Baldcypress is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and...
Description:An interesting tall, pyramidal deciduous conifer characteristic of the South but actually quite hardy; narrow bright green leaves turn golden...
Golden Weeping Willow (Salix alba 'Tristis')
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Description:A picturesque specimen tree featuring gracefully weeping golden branches, stunning when overhanging water; needs plenty of wide open space to achieve its best form; tends to drop branchlets, aggressive root system, so do not plant near homesOrnamental Features:Golden Weeping Willow has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed brown bark and gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.Landscape Attributes:Golden Weeping Willow is a dense deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;Golden...
Description:A picturesque specimen tree featuring gracefully weeping golden branches, stunning when overhanging water; needs plenty of wide open space to...
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
$149.00
Description:A beautiful and artistic shade tree with a picturesque loosely pyramidal habit of growth and good red fall color; fast growing for an oak, an extremely tough and adaptable tree, best for larger landscapes; prefers loose, slightly acidic soilsOrnamental Features:Red Oak has dark green foliage which emerges rose in spring. The spiny lobed leaves turn an outstanding indian red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.Landscape Attributes:Red Oak is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice...
Description:A beautiful and artistic shade tree with a picturesque loosely pyramidal habit of growth and good red fall color; fast...
Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)
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Description:An extremely popular tall shade tree with a tightly pyramidal habit of growth and excellent fall color, fast growing for an oak, great for vertical interest or as a street tree; requires loose, acidic soils, develops chlorosis in heavy alkaline soilsOrnamental Features:Pin Oak has dark green foliage throughout the season. The spiny lobed leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. The furrowed gray bark and silver branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Pin Oak is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter...
Description:An extremely popular tall shade tree with a tightly pyramidal habit of growth and excellent fall color, fast growing for...
Exclamation! London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia 'Morton Circle')
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Description:Selected for its uniform, upright pyramidal habit and attractive foliage; densely branched with a moderate growth rate; beautiful white and brown mottled bark; best in larger landscapes; very resistant to frost cracking and diseaseOrnamental Features:Exclamation! London Planetree has forest green foliage throughout the season. The large serrated lobed leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The mottled silver bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.Landscape Attributes:Exclamation! London Planetree is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave...
Description:Selected for its uniform, upright pyramidal habit and attractive foliage; densely branched with a moderate growth rate; beautiful white and...
Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
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Description:One of the most spectacular and reliable fall coloring trees, turning brilliant shades of red and orange, and a very neat, pyramidal habit of growth; very particular about its growing conditions, needs organic, acidic soils, intolerant of urban pollutionOrnamental Features:Black Gum has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed black bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Black Gum is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting...
Description:One of the most spectacular and reliable fall coloring trees, turning brilliant shades of red and orange, and a very...
Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
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Description:An ancient and interesting deciduous conifer with a very delicate, ferny appearance, and a very tall, pyramidal habit of growth; shaggy, reddish bark is rather appealing, beautiful apricot brown fall color; the hardiest of the redwood/sequoia familyOrnamental Features:Dawn Redwood has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The ferny bipinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The peeling indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Dawn Redwood is an open deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant...
Description:An ancient and interesting deciduous conifer with a very delicate, ferny appearance, and a very tall, pyramidal habit of growth;...
Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
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Description:One of the tallest native trees of eastern North America, features uniquely shaped leaves and large yellow tulip-shaped flowers which are hard to see because of the height of the tree; needs lots of moisture and room to grow, not for small propertiesOrnamental Features:Tuliptree has buttery yellow cup-shaped flowers with yellow eyes and orange centers held atop the branches from mid to late spring. It has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The square leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.Landscape Attributes:Tuliptree is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a high maintenance tree that will...
Description:One of the tallest native trees of eastern North America, features uniquely shaped leaves and large yellow tulip-shaped flowers which...
Emerald City Tulip Tree(Liriodendron Tulipifera)
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Description:Uniform growing selection is straighter and more upright, with a dominant central leader and deeper green, slightly glossy foliage. Yellow flower with orange center. Bright clear yellow fall colorKey Attributes: Height: 55 Feet Tall Spread: 25-35 Feet Wide Color: yellow fall color Sun / Shade: Full Sun
Description:Uniform growing selection is straighter and more upright, with a dominant central leader and deeper green, slightly glossy foliage. Yellow...
Moraine Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Moraine')
$149.00
Description:A tall, shapely shade tree with interestingly shaped leaves that turn brilliant red and purple in fall; somewhat particular about growing conditions, hardier than the species; fruit is spiny and can be somewhat messy, use where this will not be a problemOrnamental Features:Moraine Sweet Gum has forest green foliage throughout the season. The lobed palmate leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.Landscape Attributes:Moraine Sweet Gum is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat...
Description:A tall, shapely shade tree with interestingly shaped leaves that turn brilliant red and purple in fall; somewhat particular about...