Trees - Shade

Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
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Description:A medium sized shade tree with enormous leaves resulting in a very coarse texture, use where this is required; very showy white and purple orchid-like flowers in early summer, long narrow beanpod-shaped fruit in fall are very ornamentalOrnamental Features:Northern Catalpa features showy panicles of fragrant white orchid-like flowers with yellow throats and purple spots rising above the foliage in mid summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The enormous heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy brown pods displayed from mid summer to late winter. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.Landscape Attributes:Northern Catalpa is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late...
Description:A medium sized shade tree with enormous leaves resulting in a very coarse texture, use where this is required; very...
Norwegian Sunset Maple (Acer 'Norwegian Sunset')
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Description:A smaller hybrid maple allied to the Norway maple, this variety features a strong, oval habit of growth and more reliable fall color than the typical Norway maple, also somewhat more drought tolerant; a fine shade tree for smaller yardsOrnamental Features:Norwegian Sunset Maple is covered in stunning racemes of lemon yellow flowers along the branches in early spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Norwegian Sunset Maple is a dense 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 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...
Description:A smaller hybrid maple allied to the Norway maple, this variety features a strong, oval habit of growth and more...
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
$39.99
Description:An ideal choice for the small home landscape, with nice yellow flowers, good fall color and a compact growth habit, curiously fan-shaped leaves; susceptible to leaf scorch in dry sites, spiny seeds may necessitate some maintenanceOrnamental Features:Ohio Buckeye features showy spikes of creamy white flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. It has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The palmate leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze 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:Ohio 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...
Description:An ideal choice for the small home landscape, with nice yellow flowers, good fall color and a compact growth habit,...
Pacific Sunset Maple (Acer 'Warrenred')
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Description:Beautiful glossy green leaves with pale undersides and stunning fall colours in yellow-orange to red make this a great shade tree for the home landscape, also makes a nice street tree; maintains a consistently rounded shape, adaptable to heat and droughtOrnamental Features:Pacific Sunset Maple has dark green foliage with light green undersides throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Pacific Sunset Maple is a 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 is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it...
Description:Beautiful glossy green leaves with pale undersides and stunning fall colours in yellow-orange to red make this a great shade...
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...
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...
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...
Red Sunset Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset')
$129.00
Description:A very desirable cultivar of the red maple with a pronounced pyramidal form and reliable red fall color; distinctive form and rich colors make this a choice shade tree, ideal for larger landscapes; intolerant of alkaline soilsOrnamental Features:Red Sunset Red Maple features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Red Sunset Red Maple 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 should only be pruned in summer after...
Description:A very desirable cultivar of the red maple with a pronounced pyramidal form and reliable red fall color; distinctive form...
Redpointe Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'Redpointe')
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Description:A very desirable cultivar of the red maple with a pronounced pyramidal form and bright red fall color; distinctive form and rich colors make this a choice shade tree, ideal for home landscapes; intolerant of alkaline soilsOrnamental Features:Redpointe Red Maple features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Redpointe Red Maple 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 should only be pruned in summer after the leaves...
Description:A very desirable cultivar of the red maple with a pronounced pyramidal form and bright red fall color; distinctive form...
River Birch (Betula nigra)
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Description:A prize native birch valued for its stunning bark, with white, brown and tan colors all peeling from mature trunks; good fall color; requires acidic soil, susceptible to chlorosis in alkaline soilsOrnamental Features:River Birch features subtle chartreuse catkins in early spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling brown bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.Landscape Attributes:River Birch is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.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.River Birch is recommended for the following landscape...
Description:A prize native birch valued for its stunning bark, with white, brown and tan colors all peeling from mature trunks;...
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;...
Sienna Glen Maple (Acer x freemanii 'Sienna')
$129.00
Description:One of the very hardiest red fall-coloring shade trees available, this hybrid maple features a uniform branching habit and attractive pyramidal-oval shape; tolerant of alkaline, acidic and wet soil conditions, stronger wood than other hybridsOrnamental Features:Sienna Glen Maple features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange, red and burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Sienna Glen Maple 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 should only be pruned in summer after the leaves...
Description:One of the very hardiest red fall-coloring shade trees available, this hybrid maple features a uniform branching habit and attractive...
Skyline Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Skycole')
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Description:A very popular shade tree, valued for its delicate, ferny appearance which casts a dappled shade below, notably more upright habit of growth than the species, taller than wide; tolerant of adverse growing conditions, seedless, makes a great street treeOrnamental Features:Skyline Honeylocust has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Skyline Honeylocust is an open deciduous tree with 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 will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant...
Description:A very popular shade tree, valued for its delicate, ferny appearance which casts a dappled shade below, notably more upright...
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...
Sun Valley Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley')
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Description:A showy fall-coloring accent tree for the home landscape, featuring an upright oval habit of growth, attractive red flowers in early spring, and brilliant red foliage in fall, more upright than the species; intolerant of alkaline soilsOrnamental Features:Sun Valley Red Maple features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. It produces red samaras in late spring. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Sun Valley Red Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it...
Description:A showy fall-coloring accent tree for the home landscape, featuring an upright oval habit of growth, attractive red flowers in...
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...
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...
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...
Whitespire Birch (Betula populifolia 'Whitespire')
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Description:A wonderful birch tree selection with snowy white bark and good fall color; higher resistance to the dreaded bronze birch borer than most other white-barked birches make this a preferred variety for home landscape useOrnamental Features:Whitespire Birch has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.Landscape Attributes:Whitespire Birch is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.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. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor...
Description:A wonderful birch tree selection with snowy white bark and good fall color; higher resistance to the dreaded bronze birch...
Winter King Hawthorn (Crataegus viridis 'Winter King')
$149.00
Description:The new "in vogue" accent tree for home use, and with good reason; snowy white flowers in spring, an abundance of showy red fruit in fall, excellent fall color and a simply amazing criss-crossing branching habit; disease resistant, but very thornyOrnamental Features:Winter King Hawthorn is blanketed in stunning clusters of white flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. The fruits are showy tomato-orange pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The peeling silver bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Winter King Hawthorn 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 is a relatively low maintenance tree, and...
Description:The new "in vogue" accent tree for home use, and with good reason; snowy white flowers in spring, an abundance...
Yellowwood (Cladrastis lutea)
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Description:A beautiful but somewhat fussy small tree with very show cascading panicles of white flowers in spring, good habit of growth all year round; makes an ideal accent or shade tree for smaller properties; tends to flower profusely every second yearOrnamental Features:Yellowwood is blanketed in stunning panicles of fragrant white pea-like flowers hanging below the branches from mid to late spring. It has light green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth silver bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Yellowwood is an open 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 after flowering to avoid removing any...
Description:A beautiful but somewhat fussy small tree with very show cascading panicles of white flowers in spring, good habit of...