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  • Bur Oak

    Native from Nova Scotia to Manitoba and south to Pennsylvania and Texas, this beautiful oak has attractive corky bark especially interesting in winter. A great xeriscape plant, it tolerates a wide range of soil types and air pollutants. Voted 2001 Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municipal Arborists. GreatPlants® for the Great Plains 2004.

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  • Swamp White Oak

    Excellent in both wet and upland soils, this tree has a coarser, less deeply incised leaf than Q. alba, and acorns borne on 2- 4" stalks. It shows good transplant success. Named a 1999 GreatPlants® for the Great Plains Award winner.

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  • Northern Pin Oak

    This native tree is well adapted to sandy, acid soils, but will tolerate heavier soils and more alkaline conditions than pin oak. It is great for use as a specimen tree in lawn or boulevard plantings. The red fall color can be spectacular.

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  • Mountain Frost® Pear

    This Bailey Nurseries introduction is an improved selection of Pyrus ussuriensis with a more vigorous, upright growth habit. Attractive white flowers cover the tree in spring, backed by dark green, leathery foliage. Some 3/4" fruit is sparsely produced in late summer.

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  • White Oak

    An outstanding example of our national tree, the White Oak is strong, disease resistant, and drought tolerant. The foliage is deep green above and white underneath. 2000 Gold Medal Plant® Award winner.

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  • Jack® Pear

    Dwarf pear with beautiful teardrop shaped form. Smothered with large white blossoms in early spring. Dark green foliage turns red, purple and orange in the autumn adding another season of interest. Excellent for small residential landscapes, under power lines and screens. Highly resistant to fire blight. Lake County ZAM introduction.

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  • Aristocrat® Pear

    This cultivar will grow rapidly the first 7-8 years to form a nicely pyramidal tree that flowers in spring. The attractive wavy foliage has good fall color. This is a great tree for shade, street or accent.

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  • Autumn Blaze Pear

    This cultivar has a distinct rounded form that distinguishes it from other pears. The most cold hardy of the calleryana cultivars, it has white flowers in spring, dark glossy foliage, and good red fall color.

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  • Chanticleer® Pear

    This is one of the hardier calleryana pears. An ideal street tree, it flowers a bit later and blooms better than 'Bradford'. Fall color is a nice red-purple. Voted 2005 Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municipal Arborists.

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  • Weeping Pink Infusion™ Cherry

    An improved, weeping hybrid that many feel is superior to P. pendula plena rosea. Flowers in spring with a mass of blushing, pearly pink double blossoms. Attractive mint-green leaves look highly polished all summer before turning burnt gold in fall. Foliage is resistant to shot hole fungus and is heat and drought tolerant. A Lake County Nursery introduction.

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  • American Plum

    This small tree or large shrub is hardy, drought resistant, and excellent for wildlife plantings. White flowers bloom before the foliage, and are followed by edible reddish-yellow fruits and yellow autumn color. This is a suitable pollinator for our fruiting plums.

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  • Pink Snow Showers™ Cherry

    An improved, weeping hybrid that many feel is superior to P. pendula plena rosea. Flowers in spring with a mass of blushing, pearly pink blossoms. Attractive mint-green leaves look highly polished all summer before turning burnt gold in fall. Foliage is resistant to shot hole fungus and is heat and drought tolerant. A Lake County Nursery introduction.

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  • Quaking Aspen

    The small leaves of this native tree tremble in the slightest breeze for a beautiful effect. It is indifferent to soil conditions, and can be found in moist, shallow, rocky, or clay soils. The bark is an attractive greenish white. This is an excellent tree for naturalizing. The seed strain we use at Bailey Nurseries® is resistant to black spot.

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  • Bloodgood London Planetree

    An excellent choice for urban situations, this tree tolerates adverse soils, air pollution, heat, and drought, and shows greater resistance to anthracnose. A rapid growing tree for parks, golf courses and campuses, it has beautiful cream, olive, and brown exfoliating bark. Own root.

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  • Exclamation!™ London Planetree

    This stately tree was selected for its strong central leader, dense upright pyramidal shape and attractive foliage. Tolerant of difficult urban conditions such as adverse soils, poor drainage, air pollution, and drought. Like all planetrees, it develops an attractive exfoliating bark, which peels back to expose interior bark in shades of cream to white. Bred to be highly resistant to anthracnose. Introduced by Chicagoland Grows®.

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  • Ironwood

    This slow-growing, hardy, medium-sized tree has slender, spreading branches. Hop-like fruits add interest in late summer and the persistent brown leaves add winter interest. Good for street or lawn, it is tolerant of dry locations. 2008 GreatPlants® for the Great Plains winner.

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