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  • First Editions® Autumn Revolution™ Bittersweet

    A revolutionary breakthrough in bittersweet culture. Imagine never having to wonder if you're buying or selling a male or female plant again. The majority of the flowers formed on Autumn Revolution™ are perfect, meaning that the flower itself has both male and female parts. In other words, you only need one plant to bear fruit. Perhaps because of this unique characteristic the fruit production is absolutely extraordinary and the berry size is twice that of the species. Should most definitely be considered for commercial production. Florists we've shown this to were awestruck. Truly an extraordinary improvement for this beloved native vine.

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  • Green Vase® Zelkova

    With an elegant branching habit and vase shape much like American elm, this xeriscape plant is tolerant of pollution and city conditions. It is taller and less broad than Zelkova 'Village Green', and twice as rapid a grower when young - an excellent street tree.

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  • Musashino Zelkova

    In the arsenal of street trees, Zelkova has much to offer. 'Musashino' is upright, even narrower than Z. 'Green Vase'. Moderately fast growing, this tree can withstand pollution and wind and has considerable tolerance to salt and drought. Elm-like, dark green foliage turns yellow to rusty orange in fall. The same qualities that make this an outstanding tree for parking lots - the ability to fit into tight spaces - also make it popular as an accent in today'™s urban gardens.

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  • Emerald Triumph Viburnum

    An old favorite now available in a tree form. Makes a great vertical accent with three-season appeal. Creamy white flat-topped flowers in spring are followed by clusters of red berries maturing to black in fall. Disease resistant, glossy green foliage changes to purple-bronze in fall. Developed by the University of Minnesota.

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  • Triumph™ Elm

    This selection resulted from a controlled cross between Vanguard™ elm and Accolade® elm, conducted by Dr. George Ware at the Morton Arboretum. Introduced through Chicagoland Grows®, it has an upright habit with strong branching, lustrous dark green foliage and excellent disease and pest resistance.

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  • Accolade® Elm

    This selection has excellent Dutch elm disease resistance with a form resembling the American elm. A 20 year old tree at the Morton Arboretum is 40' in height with approximately a 30' spread. The beautiful glossy, dark green foliage turns golden yellow in the fall. Selected and introduced by Morton Arboretum and Chicagoland Grows®.

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  • Homestead Elm

    A rapid grower, 'Homestead' has a symmetrical, pyramidal crown that becomes arching as the tree matures. The dark green leaves turn golden yellow in autumn. This USDA introduction is highly resistant to Dutch elm disease.

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  • Harvest Gold Linden

    This hybrid of Tilia cordata and Tilia mongolica was developed in Manitoba, Canada. It is hardier than Norlin linden and resistant to sunscald injury and leaf spot. An excellent boulevard tree, it has lovely exfoliating bark, golden buds and consistent fall color. (C®)

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  • Shamrock® Linden

    Selected at Bailey Nurseries, this Tilia cordata cultivar is somewhat similar to Greenspire®, but with stouter branching and a more open canopy. An excellent choice for home landscapes, it displays more vigorous growth than Greenspire® in the nursery, with excellent, uniform branching all around the trunk, and slightly larger foliage.

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  • Ivory Silk® Lilac

    This Sheridan Nursery selection has a sturdy, more compact, oval growth habit than Japanese tree lilac. A most attractive small flowering tree with cherry-like bark, it bears large creamy white flower clusters in early July. It will perform best in full sun. (C®)

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  • Golden Eclipse Lilac

    A beautiful variegated Japanese tree lilac from Bakker Nursery in Ontario. In spring the new foliage emerges green with a dark center. The edge of the leaf gradually turns to bright gold, and the dark green shadow in the center of the leaf gives the illusion of an eclipse. 'Golden Eclipse' blooms with creamy white flowers in late spring/early summer. (CPBR #1505, C®)

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  • Heritage® Oak

    From Heritage Trees, Inc., this cross between Q. robur (English oak) and Q. macrocarpa (bur oak) has glossy, dark green, tatter and mildew resistant foliage. A beautiful specimen tree for the front lawn, this is a truly vigorous cultivar.

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  • Northern Red Oak

    The fastest growing oak and one of the easiest to transplant, this tree is great for street use or as a landscape tree. The foliage is dense and lustrous and leaves hang on the tree into winter. Named the 1999 Iowa Tree of the Year.

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  • Shumard Oak

    Shumard Oak can be found natively along streams, near swamps and bodies of water in well-drained soils. The deeply cut lustrous dark green leaves develop a good russet-red to red fall color.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Thank you to Zehr’s Flowers and Landscaping for doing such a great job on our flower beds and planting new trees!! It looks great!!

Amanda E.
Owner

Very quick with estimating, designing and completing our work. Final total even came in a little less. Guys worked fast and hard and did an amazing job on our flower gardens and planting new trees. Friendly, fast and efficient workers! I would highly recommend Zehr's Flowers and Landscaping!!!!

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Owner