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®.
Highly rated for disease resistance, this crab has carmine buds that open to single pink blooms. In spring, new foliage emerges green with a red tint, retaining a very slight tinge when mature. Fall color is a beautiful orange-red, topped by persistent carmine-red fruit.
Highly rated for both aesthetics and disease resistance by the International Ornamental Crabtree Society. Dark carmine buds are evident for weeks before opening into large pink-edged white blossoms. The slender, upright form lends itself well to home gardens where space is at a premium. Abundant, persistent, orange-red fruit adds fall and winter interest. Requires virtually no pruning nor chemical controls for the common crabapple diseases. Introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum. 2002 Gold Medal Plant® Award winner.
Burgundy red - Introduced in 1986 by the University of Minnesota. Excellent fresh or for preserves, soft and sweet. Bears fruit the second season after planting. Fruit is of large size and named after Professor W. H. Alderman. Very attractive and valued as an ornamental. 'Superior', 'Toka' or 'Compass' make good pollinators. MNRC.
This small, multi-stemmed tree blooms in early spring with white flower clusters, followed by edible, purplish-blue fruit later in the season. This tree is perfect for naturalistic plantings, especially when mixed with evergreens, to attract birds and wildlife all year round.
A cute little Chamaecyparis with blue-green new growth. It is a compact, upright, pyramidal plant with soft foliage and looks great in containers or as a small accent plant. Selected from a seedling of 'Elwood'™s Gold'™ by Minier Nursery.
An American native, this magnificent large tree is to be used in large yards, parks, golf courses, etc. It can easily reach a mature height of up to 50-70' and even larger and forms a large rounded canopy. In spring, it flowers as the leaves emerge, and in autumn it sports a lovely golden bronze color.
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.
This McKay Nursery introduction was selected for its uniform branching habit and upright narrow form. This is an excellent nursery tree and makes up well as a young B&B tree. Use it in the landscape for boulevards and smaller yards where space is at a premium, but shade is required. The distinctive bark is silvery gray especially when the plant is immature and is very attractive. American Sentry® is the most resistant linden to Japanese beetle.
American Sweetgum is a medium-sized to large tree with light brown bark tinged with red that is deeply fissured. The foliage is rich dark green and glossy, and in most cases turn brilliant orange, red, and purple in autumn.
This small tree produces white flowers and black fruit usually eaten by birds before fully ripe. The outstanding exfoliating bark is golden brown to dark red with a glistening metallic color for excellent winter effect and landscape interest.
A small tree with white flowers blooming in July and August along with rich green foliage. The shiny amber to copper colored bark peels with age into loose flakes and curls. Prefers loose, well-drained soils.
This tree has a graceful, irregular shape formed by slender spreading branches. Extremely hardy, it is an excellent xeriscape plant, and offers outstanding fall color. Amur Maple does not store well over winter. In order to insure viability of plants, these trees are dug in spring, resulting in a later shipping date than our fall dug trees.
The 'Ann' magnolia tree is a member of the Little Girl series from the National Arboretum. 'Ann' was selected especially for its late bloom (mid-April to early May) avoiding the hazards of late frost. It has lightly scented red-purple, 7-9" flowers that emerge from beautifully tapered buds. Best grown in normal garden soil and full sun.
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.
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.
Narrow, upright habit makes this a perfect choice for boulevard planting or a small yard area where a vertical accent is needed. Glossy green foliage transforms to an attractive bright yellow fall color. Prefers moist, well-drained and slightly acidic soils.
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