Grafted onto a standard, this will add height and architectural interest to any border. Very compact and refined, easily shaped by pruning, the design potential of this willow is endless. Delicate, slender branches sway beautifully in a breeze.
This fast growing, golden barked willow has a wide spreading canopy and long, golden drooping branches. An extremely graceful tree, it prefers moist planting sites. To prevent dehydration and start buds to break on potted Niobe willow, the potted plants should be held in a greenhouse or a sheltered location until growth has started.
A strongly weeping form of pussy willow on a standard, this tree is perfect for use as an accent or specimen plant for confined areas. Its large, silky soft catkins appear in early spring for a pretty effect.
A lovely tree form of this graceful willow. The slender trunk is topped with pink stems and buds that open to dappled green, pink and white foliage. Some leaves will be all white. A fabulous vertical accent for the border or large container. Best in partial shade.
From Heritage Trees, Inc., this vigorous oak resulted from a cross of Q. robur fastigiata (upright English oak) and Q. bicolor (swamp white oak) and has a distinctive upright oval habit. Beautiful all season long, the foliage has an attractive silvery lower surface. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils types, wet and dry.
Moonglow® is an excellent choice for smaller urban gardens. Flowers abundantly with cupped, creamy-white, lemon scented blossoms in June. Foliage is a lustrous, deep green, almost evergreen in warmer zones. Besides the urban landscape this would be a good choice for naturalizing in moist areas. Full sun or part shade.
Native to Japan, this species has become the most popular larch grown in North America. A deciduous conifer, it is pyramidal in form with an open, spreading habit and slender branches. The soft needles turn a lovely shade of yellow in autumn before dropping.
This river bottom native also does well on upland soils. Resistant to bronze birch borer, it has nice yellow fall color, and attractive cinnamon-brown exfoliating bark for an interesting winter effect. Before planting, bareroot river birch trees should be sweated. See page 293 for procedure. Clumps have three or more stems.
A fast growing, hardy maple with uniform branching and a pyramidal form. Tolerant of alkaline, acidic and wet soil conditions. Superior to Autumn Blaze® maple in withstanding strong winds. Is considered a very good substitute for ash varieties.
Discovered in 1997 at our container tree farm by one of our employees, Kevin Johnston. This freemanii cultivar was selected because of its superior habit and fall color. Matador™ has a deeper red fall color than Autumn Blaze® and colors more consistently than Sienna Glen®. An adaptable tree with an upright, symmetrical form. Gains its fall color a bit later than other cultivars and holds its leaves longer. Excellent choice for lawn, street or park.
This hybrid of silver and red maple has experienced phenomenal popularity due to its ascending branch habit, rapid growth rate, drought tolerance when established, ability to grow in most soils, beautiful fall color and form. It was selected as the 1997 Iowa Tree of the year. 2004 Urban Tree of the year, Society of Municipal Arborists. Own root. (C®)
Firefall™ has an upright-oval form with good branch angles. This selection is male and therefore does not produce nuisance seeds. The foliage is an attractive medium green throughout the summer. Fall color is bright orange to scarlet and develops fairly early. This is a distinct advantage over some existing Freeman maple cultivars that color later and often do not develop much color in northern regions before freezing temperatures cause the foliage to drop. University of Minnesota introduction.
The fastest growing species of American maple, this very hardy native combines graceful form, vigorous growth, and tolerance for a variety of extreme conditions. Foliage provides medium shade, and a nice ornamental effect from the silvery undersides of the leaves.
Excellent choice when a fast growing maple is desired. Strong, ascending branches form a dense, rounded crown. Numerous, small red flowers appear before the leaves in early spring, hence the name red maple. Its most outstanding ornamental feature is its stunning orange-red to red fall color. Autumn Radiance® turns about two weeks earlier than October Glory® and Red Sunset®.
A fairly rapid growing tree, red maple is a beautiful addition to the landscape. The showy red flowers appear in spring before the leaves open and put on a great show. Autumn brings outstanding shades of color. Red maple will perform best in partial shade and moist soils.
Grown from a Northern United States seed source. A fairly rapid growing tree, red maple is a beautiful addition to the landscape. The showy red flowers appear in spring before the leaves open and put on a great show. Autumn brings outstanding shades of color. red maple will perform best in partial shade and moist soils.
This very attractive plant is popular for its steel-blue foliage and fine textured twigs that are purplish in the winter, adding interest in the winter landscape. Good plant for wet areas or for stabilizing stream banks. Makes an attractive hedge.
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