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  • Winged Burning Bush

    For those garden situations where you want a small tree with nice fall color, we have trained burning bush to tree form. With yellow flowers in May-June, and the typical winged corky bark, it tolerates full sun to shade. The ultimate height and spread is under your control.

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  • Russian Olive

    Excellent as a large shrub or small tree, this desirable landscape plant has small, highly fragrant flowers in spring followed by decorative silver-yellow berries. An excellent xeriscape plant, it is great for use as a windbreak, and is salt and drought tolerant.

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  • Yellowwood

    This large, American native is spectacular in spring, with creamy white flower panicles that are 8-14" long and loaded with fragrant pea-like flowers. Following the flowers, 4" light brown seed pods form in autumn. As the tree matures, the bark turns gray, similar to a beech. Yellowwood is named after the yellow color of the heartwood. A beautiful specimen tree that grows especially well in high pH soils, is also tolerant of acid soils.

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  • Northern Catalpa

    This fast growing tree has few branches at an early age. Once branched, ascending limbs are gnarled and twisted. In June, 2" long, tube-like white flowers appear in 4-8" panicles. Fruit is a long persistent pod. Great for xeriscapes, it is very tolerant and adaptable.

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  • Pyramidal European Hornbeam

    This medium sized tree is columnar when young, becoming increasingly rounded with maturity. An excellent screen due to the dense compact nature of its ascending branches, it is rather formal in appearance. Tolerant of heat and drought, it has lovely gray bark. 2004 Plants of Merit®.

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  • European Hornbeam

    This fine landscape tree is an excellent choice for use as a screen, hedge or an individual specimen. Best in full sun, it also tolerates light shade. The slender olive-brown stems have prominent lenticels. The mature bark is quite handsome, smooth, sinewy and steel gray.

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  • Weeping Caragana

    This Caragana arborescens is budded on a standard, resulting in an attractive weeping plant. The finely textured foliage creates a cascading effect, emphasized by the yellow pea-like flowers in spring. This tree is an excellent accent plant for the home landscape.

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  • Walker Weeping Caragana

    Budded on a standard, this small tree has finely cut foliage for a fern-like appearance. Strongly weeping, 'Walker' was developed at the Morden Research Station in Manitoba, Canada. An outstanding accent plant for limited areas, it bears bright yellow flowers in spring.

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  • Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry - Tree Form

    Now available in tree form. Fragrant white flowers bloom in May, followed by clusters of large, edible, dark purple-black berries which persist through the season. The leaves are dark, glossy green all season long and put on an incredible fall color show of red and purple. Does well in full sun to part shade and is tolerant of most soil types. Multi-season attributes will highlight any landscape.

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  • Tatarian Maple

    This large shrub/small tree is similar in many respects to Amur maple, Acer ginnala. However, it exhibits much better tolerance of alkalinity and dry conditions. The form is spreading and graceful, and fall color can be quite nice. Samaras are often red and quite showy.

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  • Hot Wings® Maple

    The perfect maple when you don't have room for a 50-100' tree. The habit is graceful, upright and spreading. The little yellow flowers are followed by bright red samaras, hence the name Hot Wings®. The dark green foliage turns yellow to red giving the fall color expected from a maple. Tolerant of alkalinity and dry conditions. A Colorado Plant Select® introduction.

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  • Crescendo™ Maple

    Selected for its excellent drought tolerance, durable dark green foliage and outstanding orange-red fall color. This tree tolerates the heat and humidity of the Midwest, and was selected by the Morton Arboretum.

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  • Black Sugar Maple

    Similar in many ways to sugar maple, the black maple is perhaps most noted for its superior heat and drought tolerance. This enables it to be used successfully in climates with hot, dry summers where it will withstand stressful situations better than sugar maple. This is a beautiful specimen shade tree for large areas, with colorful fall foliage that varies from yellow to red.

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  • Green Mountain® Maple

    This cultivar has excellent heat tolerance, and performs well in dry, restricted sites. The thick, leathery dark green leaves are covered with a waxy coating, and show good scorch resistance. Green Mountain® retains its color in dry windy summer weather.

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  • Apollo® Sugar Maple

    Compact columnar selection of sugar maple with symmetrical growth and dense branching, ideal for limited spaces. Deep green foliage of summer turns an intense array of brilliant orange, red and golden yellow hues. An excellent selection for use as a street tree or in a small urban garden.

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