Trees - Shade

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...
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'Bailsta')
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Description:A first class, reliable shade tree, featuring a fiery blend of fall colors ranging from yellow to orange and red; a large tree, best in larger landscapes; one of the hardiest selections, adaptable to soils, but dislikes air pollution and compactionOrnamental Features:Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.Landscape Attributes:Fall Fiesta Sugar 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...
Description:A first class, reliable shade tree, featuring a fiery blend of fall colors ranging from yellow to orange and red;...
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...
Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
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Description:A very showy accent tree which is smothered in loose panicles of golden yellow flowers in early summer and beautiful fall color; very adaptable but flowers best in full sun; a high quality specimen plant for small yardsOrnamental Features:Golden Rain Tree features airy plumes of yellow flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. It has emerald green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The serrated pinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed silver bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Golden Rain Tree 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...
Description:A very showy accent tree which is smothered in loose panicles of golden yellow flowers in early summer and beautiful...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Heritage River Birch (clump) (Betula nigra 'Heritage (clump)')
$129.00
Description:A multi-trunked form of the native river birch selected for its amazing peeling bark in colors of white, brown and tan, more creamy white than the species, also has reliable fall color; needs acidic soil, susceptible to chlorosis in alkaline soilsOrnamental Features:Heritage River Birch (clump) 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 creamy white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.Landscape Attributes:Heritage River Birch (clump) is a multi-stemmed 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...
Description:A multi-trunked form of the native river birch selected for its amazing peeling bark in colors of white, brown and...
Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
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Description:A stately large shade tree with massive yet delicate multiply compound leaves; rather coarse outline when young and in winter, but very attractive when in leaf; tolerant of adverse growing conditions; large seed pods can be messy; for larger landscapesOrnamental Features:Kentucky Coffeetree features subtle panicles of lightly-scented white pea-like flowers hanging below the branches in late spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The large bipinnately compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. The rough dark brown bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.Landscape Attributes:Kentucky Coffeetree is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and...
Description:A stately large shade tree with massive yet delicate multiply compound leaves; rather coarse outline when young and in winter,...
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...
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...