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Shade and Ornamental Trees

While we try to carry all of the trees below our selection is subject to availability.

ALDER (Alnus)

Black (Alnus glutinosa)

Fast growing. Height 40-50', 30-35' wide. Upright oval growth. Deep green foliage turns yellow in fall. Bark grayish brown. Thrives in very wet soils.

ASH (Fraxinus)

Medium fast growth. Tolerant of hot summers, cold winter, and many soils. Fairly pest free. Most have leaves divided into leaflets.Male and female flowers grow on separate trees.

Autumn Purple (Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple')

Medium fast growth. Height 50-60', 30-35' wide. White Ash selection noted for its pronounced deep purple fall color and vigorous growth. Seedless.

Marshall (Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Marshall')

Medium fast growth. Height 40-50', 30-35' wide. Broadly oval crown. Glossy dark green foliage changes to bright yellow in fall. Seedless.

Patmore (Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Patmore')

Medium fast growth. Height 40-50', 25-35 wide. Oval crown, strong central leader. Glossy dark green foliage. Yellow fall color. Most cold tolerant of the disease resistant Green Ashes. Seedless.

Raywood (Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood')

Medium fast growth. Height 35', 25' wide. Oval with dense crown. Fine textured, narrow green leaflets. Reddish purple fall color. Seedless.

Summit (Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Summit')

Rapid grower. Height 40-45', 20-30' wide. Symmetrical oval crown of dense branches from a central leader. Compound foliage bright green, more refined than some species, golden yellow fall color.

ASH, MOUNTAIN (Sorbus)

Royal Cardinal (Sorbus aucuparia 'Michred')

Medium fast growing. Grows 20-30', 15-20' wide. Finely cut foliage. Leaves are green above, white below. Clustered white flowers. Large, bright red berries hang on into the winter.

ASPEN (Populus)

Quaking (Populus tremuloides)

Fast growing. Can grow 20-60' tall, 20' wide. Trunk and limbs are smooth pale gray green to whitish. Brilliant golden yellow fall color. Needs moist soil. One problem is that they die faster than most trees.

Swedish Columnar (Populus tremula 'Erecta')

Fast growing. Height 40', 10' wide. Upright and very narrow. Well adapted to cold climates. A good substitute for Lombardy Poplar.

BEECH (Fagus)

Dawyck(Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck')

Slow grwoing. Tree is 8' wide when 35' tall. Narrow upright tree, broader with age. Dark, glossy green foliage. Good fall color. Leaves hanging on well into winter. Winter buds and branch structure add interest in the winter.

Dawyck Purple (Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple')

Slow growing. Tree is 8' wide when 35'. Columnar, upright tree. Similar to “Dawyck” Beech, only this is a purple leafed selection.

European (Fagus sylvatica)

Slow growing. Height 45-50', 30-35' wide. Broadly oval shape. Deep green leaves. Smooth, gray trunk contrasts the dark foliage.Foliage hangs on well into winter.

Purple Fountains Weeping (Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountains')

Slow growing. Height 30', 15' wide. Narrow, upright form with weeping branches. Dark purple to bronze leaves. Good fall color, with leaves hanging on well into the winter.

River's Purple (Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii')

Slow growing. Height 45-50', 30-35' wide. Broadly oval shape. Deep purple to purple-bronze leaves. Smooth, gray trunk contrasts the dark foliage.

Spaeth's (Fagus sylvatica 'Spaethii')

Slow growing. Height 40-50', 20-25' wide. Broadly oval shape. Persistent dark purple leaves have a lighter vein.

Tricolor (Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor')

Slow growing. Height 20-40', 25' wide (Though often smaller). Broad oval form. Features handsome purple foliage having a pinkish-white and rose border. Best grown in partial shade in our area.

Weeping (Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula')

Slow growing. Height 40-50' tall, 40-50' wide. Irregular spreading form, long weeping branches reach to ground. Glossy green leaves, with golden bronze fall color.

Weeping Purple (Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula')

Slow growing. Height 15', 15' wide. Much slower growing than 'Purple Fountain', and it does not develop a central leader, but rather forms a broadly spreading umbrella of deep purple foliage.

BIRCH (Betula)

Crimson Frost (Betula 'Crimson Frost')

Medium growing. Height 30-35', 20' wide. This hybrid was selected for its striking reddish-purple leaf color all summer and attractive exfoliating bark that turns white with a cinnamon hue. Tolerates moist, heavy soils.

Cutleaf Weeping (Betula pendula 'Dalecarlica')

Medium growing. Can reach 30-40', 15-20' wide. Upright branching with weeping side branches. Deeply cut, glossy green leaves. Bark on young branches is golden brown. Bark on trunk and main limbs white marked with black clefts. Young trees show little inclination to weep. Affected by dry hot weather.

European White (Betula pendula)

Medium growing. Height 30-40', 15-20' wide. Upright branching with weeping side branches. Bark on young branches is golden brown. Bark on trunk and main limbs become white marked with black clefts. Rich green glossy leaves. Doesn't grow well in our area. Susceptible to many pests.

Jacquemontii (Betula jacquemontii)

Medium growing. Height 20-40', 25' wide. Shape is upright when young, irregular rounded at maturity. Exhibits the brightest white bark of any tree. The bark undergoes periodic shedding and renewal. Dark green leaves larger than the European White Birch. Fall color is yellow. Resistant to birch borer. Available in Standard or clump forms.

Paper (Betula papyrifera)

Medium growing. Height 40-60', 20-40' wide. Bark in paper white sheets. Has good yellow fall color. Prefers acidic soil. Available in Standard or clump forms.

River (Betula nigra)

Fast in first years, slowing to medium. Height 40-50', 25-35' wide. Pyramidal form. Young bark is pinkish very smooth and shining. On older trees it flakes and curls in cinnamon brown to blackish sheets. Needs ample moisture. Available in Standard or clump forms.

Water (Betula occidentalis)

Medium growing. Reaches 12-15' tall, 6-12' wide. Large shrub or small tree. The green leaves become yellow in the fall. Smooth cinnamon brown bark. Prefers wet soils with good drainage. Available in Standard or clump forms.

Whitespire (Betula platyphylla japonica 'Whitespire')

Medium to fast growing. Height 30-35', 20-25' wide. Distinctive narrow, pyramidal form. Stated to be the most borer resistant white barked Birch available. Fine textured leaves and twigs. Adaptable to a wide range of temperatures and soils. Available in Standard or clump forms.

Young's Weeping (Betula pendula 'Youngii')

Medium to slow growth. Height 15', 20' wide. Irregular, weeping form. Dark green foliage turns yellow in fall. Has white exfoliating bark. Available in standard or contorted forms.

CATALPA (Catalpa)

Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

Medium growing. Grows 40-50', 40' wide. Large leaves that are 6-12” long. Fragrant white blossoms in the summer. Good in hot, dry locations. Long, string bean like fruit.

Umbrella or Bungei (Catalpa bignonioides 'Nana')

Medium growth rate. Grows 20' hight and wide. A dense globe form usually grafted high. Leaves are 5-8” long. It never blooms. Has no fruit.

CHERRY, ORNAMENTAL (Prunus)

Columnar Sargent (Prunus sargentii 'Columnaris')

Medium to slow growth. Grows 35' tall, 15' wide. Upright, columnar to narrowly vase shaped tree. Single pink flowers in clusters in the spring. Excellent street tree. Dark green leaves. Mahogany colored bark. In fall turns orange to orange-red.

Double Weeping (Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula')

Slow growing. Height 25', 25' wide. A small tree with graceful weeping branches. Double rose-pink flowers in mid-Spring. Available on Standard and Red Bark.

Higan Double Weeping (Prunus subhirtella 'Yae-shidare-higan')

Slow growing. Height 25', 25' wide. Weeping form. Early, double pink flowers. Graceful branches hang down often to the ground.

Kwanzan (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan')

Medium growth rate. Height 20-25', 15-20' wide. Upright, vase shape rounding with age. Large double deep pink flowers displayed before or with red young leaves. Green leaves, turning terra cotta orange in fall.

Mt. Fuji (Prunus serrulata 'Shirotae')

Medium growing. Height 15', 20' wide. Spreading form. Pink buds open to large double white flowers. Dark green glossy leaves turning yellow in the fall.

Snow Fountains (Prunus x 'Snowfozam')

Slow growing. Height 12', 12' wide. Weeping form. White flowers in spring. Small, dark green leaves. Golden to orange fall color. Available in standard, serrulata, or contorted forms.

Royal Burgundy (Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy”)

Medium growing. Grows 20-25', 15-20' wide. Upright vase shape becoming round with age. Double deep pink flowers. Foliage is reddish purple.

Yoshino (Prunus x yedoensis)

Medium growing. Height 30', spreading 30'. Upright spreading branches form a round crown. Single light pink to white flowers in spring. Glossy green leaves trun red in the fall.

CHOKECHERRY (Prunus)

Canada Red Select (Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red Select')

Medium to fast growth. Height 20-25', 20' wide. Oval to rounded form. Straight trunk and uniform top. White flower spikes in spring. Foliage emerges green, turning dark red in summer. Red 1/3” fruit.

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

See "Chokecherry" in the shubs section.

FILBERT (Corylus)

European Filbert (Corylus avellana)

Slow growing. Height 10-15', 10-15' wide. Small tree or large shrub. The green leaves are broadly round, turning yellow in fall. Greenish yellow male catkins hang on all winter, turning yellow in spring. Roundish nuts of good flavor enclosed by 2 irregularly lobed bracts.

Walking Stick, Curly Filbert (Corylus avellana 'Contorta')

Slow growing. Height 8-10', 8-10' wide. Erect branches attract attention for their twisted and gnarled shapes. Has dark green leaves that turn yellow in fall. Pendant, pale yellow flower clusters against winter's bare branches.

CORK TREE (Phellodendron)

Macho (Phellodendron amurense 'Macho')

Medium growing. Grows 25-35' tall, 30' wide. Broadly vase shaped tree. The medium green leaves turn yellow in the fall. Male selection with no objectionable seed litter. Handsome corky bark. Resists insects and disease.

COTTONLESS COTTONWOOD (Populus)

Robusta (Populus x canadensis 'Robusta')

Fast growing. Height 40-60', 30-40' wide. Rounded form. Egg shaped,pointed leaves, glossy green above, pale beneath.Foliage turns yellow in fall. Well suited to arid conditions.

Siouxland (Populus deltoides 'Siouxland')

Fast growing. Height 60', 25-30' wide. Oval form. Medium green leaves, turning yellow in fall. Leaves are slightly larger than common Cottonwoods.

CRABAPPLE (Malus)

Brandywine (Malus 'Branzam')

Medium growth rate. Height 15-20', 15-20' wide. Small, round form. Very fragrant, double pink flowers give it the appearance of being draped in rosebuds. Large green leaves have a distinct burgundy overcast, while fruit is large and yellow.

Indian Magic (Malus 'Indian Magic')

Medium growing. Height 15-20', 15-20' wide. Open round form. Single, deep pink flowers are 1 ½”. Glossy red ½” fruit. Dark green foliage. Disease resistant.

Klehm's Betchel (Malus ioensis 'Plena')

Medium growing. Height 20-25', 20-25' wide. Vase shaped. Large very double pink flowers. Coarse, soft green foliage. Sparse, 1 1/8” green fruit. Excellent disease resistance to Mildew.

Lollipop (Malus 'Lollizam')

Slow growing. Height 8-10', 8-10' wide. Dense rounded form. This dwarf resembles a lollipop. Displays a profusion of white blooms in spring. Has 3/8" golden fruit. Yellow leaves in fall.

Louisa (Malus 'Louisa')

Medium growing. Height 15', 15' wide. Weeping form. Flower is a true pink. Dark green, glossy foliage. Yellow, 3/8” fruit. Excellent disease resistance to Scab.

Prairifire (Malus 'Prairifire')

Medium growing. Grows 20' tall, 20' wide. Upright spreading, rounded form. Bright pinkish red flowers in spring. Purple foliage, becoming reddish green. Dark red fruit 3/8”-1/2”. Excellent disease resistance to Scab, Cedar Apple Rust, Mildew, and Fireblight.

Prairie Rose(Malus 'Prairie Rose;)

Medium growing. Height 20', 18' wide. Rounded form. Double, deep pink, fragrant flowers in spring. Medium green foliage. Fruitless. Disease resistance to Scab, Mildew, and Fireblight.

Radiant (Malus 'Radiant')

Medium growing. Height 25', 20' wide. Broad, round crown. Deep red buds open to single pink blooms in spring. New leaves red-purple, mature to bronze-green. Bright red ½” fruit. Excellent disease resistance to Fireblight.

Robinson (Malus 'Robinson')

Medium growing. Height 25', 25' wide. Upright, spreading, rounded crown. Deep pink flowers in the spring. Bronze green foliage in the summer, orange fall color. Red 3/8” fruit. Excellent disease resistance to Cedar-Apple Rust, Mildew, and Fireblight.

Royalty (Malus 'Royalty')

Medium growing. Height 15', 15' wide. Upright, rounded form. Red flowers. Glossy purple foliage. 5/8” red fruit. Excellent disease resistance to Cedar-Apple Rust and Mildew.

Snowdrift (Malus 'Snowdrift')

Medium growing. Height 15-20', 20-25' wide. Uniform, symmetrical shape. Pink buds open to white flowers. Heavy textured, glossy green foliage, and persistent glossy orange-red fruit. Very hardy and low maintenance. Excellent choice for street planting.

Spring Snow (Malus 'Spring Snow')

Medium growing. Height 25', 20' wide. Dense, oval form. White flowers. Has no fruit. Very hardy. Excellent disease resistance to Mildew.

Sugar Tyme (Malus 'Sutyzam')

Medium growing. Height 18', 15' wide. Upright, spreading form. Pale pink buds open to white flowers. Rich red ½” fruit remains on tree all year. Will reach Disease resistant.

Tina (Malus 'Tina')

Slow growing. Height 6-8', 8-10' wide. This dwarf Crabapple has pink to red buds that open to white flowers, followed by tiny red crabapples. Very disease resistant. Very ornamental tree for confined spaces.

DOGWOOD (Cornus)

Cherokee Chief (Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief')

Slow growing. Height 20', 20' wide. Upright spreading growth with a round crown. Rose red flowers in spring. Dark green foliage turns red in fall. Does best in partial shade. Likes acidic soils.

Cherokee Princess (Cornus kousa 'Cherokee Princess)

Slow to medium growing. Height 20-25', 15-20' wide. Upright, oval growth with a round crown. White flowers in spring. Glossy green leaves turn red in fall. Vigorous growth for a Dogwood. Does best in partial sun. Likes acidic soils.

Eddie's White Wonder (Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder')

Slow growing. Height 20', 15' wide. Broadly conical. Slow growing. Ovate, mid-green leaves, turning orange, red and purple in autumn. Large white bracts. Does best in partial sun. Likes acidic soils.

Pink Flowering (Cornus florida rubra)

Slow growing. Height 20' 20' wide. Rounded form. Flowers cover the tree in May before leaves expand. Oval leaves 2-6” long, 2½” wide. Leaves turn red before they fall. Does best in partial sun. Likes acidic soils.

Pagoda (Cornus alternifolia)

Slow growing. Height 15-20', 15' wide. Creamy white flowers in clusters in June. Leaves are light green, turning red in the fall. Used as an accent or specimen tree. Horizontal branching pattern makes attractive winter silhouette. Does best in partial sun. Likes acidic soils.

Stellar Pink (Cornus x 'Rutgans')

Slow to medium growth. 20-25', 15-20' wide. Flat-topped, broadly pyramidal to upright spreading form. Flower bracts are a delicate shade of soft pink. Flower bracts are large and slightly overlapping. Green foliage turns red to purple red in fall. Does best in partial sun. Likes acidic soils.

ELMS (Ulmus)

Camperdown (Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii')

Medium growing. Height 15-20', 15-20' wide. Umbrella like crown. Slender branches arch, then curve downward to the ground. Bold foliage covers the dense branches. Attractive tree for small yards.

Frontier (Ulmus 'Frontier')

Medium to fast growth. Height 40', 25' wide. Pyramidal crown with upright branches. Young leaves tinged with red. Autumn color is red-purple. Gray-green bark. Resistant to Dutch Elm disease and Elm leaf beetle.

Prospector (Ulmus wilsoniana 'Prospector'

Medium to fast growth. Grows 40', 30' wide. Vase shaped tree. Deep glossy green foliage that turns yellow in the fall. Hardy to Zone 4. Resistant to Dutch Elm disease and Elm leaf beetle.

FRINGE TREE (Chionanthus)

Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus)

Grows 18' tall, 20' wide. Oval to spreading shape. Medium to dark green foliage turns yellow in fall. In late spring, masses of fragrant and feathery blooms cover the branches. Adaptable to varied soils and climates, and quite tolerant of urban conditions.

GINKGO or MAIDENHAIR TREE (Ginkgo)

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

Slow growing. Height 40-50', 20-30' wide. Irregular pyramid becoming spreading with age. Foliage is bright green, turning yellow in fall. Excellent tree for urban areas. Extremely free of any serious disease or insect pest. Will tolerate air pollutants. Xeirscape plant.

GOLDENCHAIN TREE (Laburnum)

Goldenchain Tree (Laburnum watereri)

Vase shape. Slow to medium growing. Foliage is dark green. Flowers are golden yellow in long hanging clusters. Adaptable to alkaline soils. Height is 25', with a 20' spread.

GOLDENRAIN TREE (Koelruteria)

Goldenrain Tree (Koelruteria paniuculata)

Medium growing. Height 30', 30' wide. Shape is rounded. The leaves are pinnately compound, medium green with fall color of yellow. Flowers are bright yellow in large clusters. In midsummer it is covered with foot long clusters of bright yellow flowers. One of the few trees to bloom at this time of the year.

HACKBERRY (Celtis)

Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Medium growth. Height 40', 30' wide. Broad top with ascending, arching branches. Foliage is light green. Yellow fall color. Adaptable to poor conditions, pollution tolerant.

HAWTHORN (Crataegus)

These trees are known for their pretty spring flowers and showy fruit in summer. Hawthorns have thorny branches and need some pruning to thin out excess twiggy growth.

Cockspur, Thornless Variety (Crataegus crus-galli)

Medium growing. Height 15-20', 15-20' wide. Rounded, spreading form. Abundant white flowers in spring. Dark green leaves turn bronze-red in fall. This vigorous small ornamental tree is free from rust.

Crimson Cloud (Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud')

Height 25', 18' spread. Oval shape with upright spreading wavy branches. The flowers are bright red with white centers. The foliage is small, glossy green. The fruit is bright red. This variety is resistant to leaf spots.

Lavalle (Crataegus lavellei)

Medium growth. Height 25',15-20' wide. Oval shape. White flowers in spring. Glossy green leaves burn bronze in fall. Fruit is red to orange. Pollution tolerant. No major pests. Prefers acidic soils.

Paul's Scarlet (Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet')

Medium growing. Height 20-25', 20' wide. Dense, upright spreading form. The flower is a double scarlet with a tinge of rose. Small deeply lobed green leaves. The fruit is sparse, and deep red.

Washington (Crataegus phaenopyrum)

Medium growing. Grows 25', 20' wide. Broadly oval to rounded shape. White flower clusters in spring. Deep green glossy foliage turns orange to scarlet and purple in the fall. Bright glossy red small fruits blend beautifully with the autumn leaves.

HONEYLOCUST (Gleditsia)

Upright trunk has spreading arching branches. Leaves divided into many leaflets. Inconspicuous flowers. All are considered essentially thornless and seedless, although unusual weather conditions may play a factor in thorn and seed production in certain years. Tolerant of alkaline soils, cold, heat, wind, and drought. Good lawn tree. Leafs out late and goes dormant early. Small leaflets dry up and filter into grass.

Halka (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Christie')

Fast growing. Height 35-40', 35-40' wide. Widely oval to round. Fine textured, green leaves turn yellowish in fall. Vigorous grower has a symmetrical, full crown. Occassionally has seed pods.

Imperial (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Imperial')

Fast growing. Height 35-40', 25-30'. Tall, spreading, symmetrical tree. Green foliage turning yellow in fall. Denser foliage than other types. Gives heavier shade.

Shademaster (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Shademaster')

Fast growing. Height 45', 35' wide. Vase shaped to rectangular in shape. Green foliage turning yellow in fall. This is an excellent street tree.

Skyline (Gleditsia triancanthos 'Skyline')

Fast growing. Height 40-45', 30' wide. Broadly pyramidal. Has symmetrical dark green leaves that turn golden in fall.

Sunburst (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst')

Fast growing. Height 40', 35' wide. Bright golden yellow, fine textured foliage. The new growth is always bright yellow which contrasts attractively with the darker green interior.

HORNBEAM (Carpinus)

Columnar Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus 'Fastigata')

Slow to medium growth. Height 35', 15-20' wide. Shape is pyramidal in youth, oval in maturity. Fine landscape tree for use as screens and hedges or as an individual specimen. Low maintenance.

HORSECHESTNUT (Aesculus)

Briotii (Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii')

Slow growing. Height 40', 30' wide. Round head. Slow growing. Heavy display of bright red flower clusters in spring. Large, dark green palmate leaves. Fruitless.

Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)

Slow growing. 20-30' tall, 20-25' wide. Round head. Greenish-yellow flowers are produced on large panicles in spring. The palmately compound leaves of this tree are unusual and attractive, especially in the autumn when the fall color is a range of yellows, oranges, and reds. Large light brown fruit capsules.

O'Niell Red (Aesculus x carnea 'O'Neill Red)

Slow growing. Height 35', 25' wide. Round head. Heavy display of bright red flower clusters in spring. Large, dark green palmate leaves give dense shade. Smaller than common Horsechestnut.

White (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Fast when young, slowing with age. Height 50', 40' wide. Round shaped tree. Panicles of white flowers are produced in spring. Large green leaves. May develop leaf scorch during the summer.

HYDRANGEA TREE (Hydrangea)

Pee-Gee (Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora')

Slow growing. Height 8-10', 8-10' wide. Rounded form. Large conical white flowers which change to pink bronze in autumn. Blooms July-August. Deep green foliage.

JAPANESE PAGODA TREE (Sophora japonica)

Regent (Sophora japonica 'Regent')

Fast growing, slowing with age. Height 40', 40' wide. Uniform growth. Exceptionally vigorous. One of the best spreading trees for giving shade to lawn or patio. Deep green shiny leaves, divided into leaflets. Blossoms at an earlier age than other Pagoda trees.

KATSURA TREE (Cercidiphyllum)

Japanese Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

Medium growing. Height 40-60', 20-30' wide. Pyramidal form, growing wider with maturity. Dense, heart shaped foliage. Leaves are reddish purple, becoming bluish-green. Attractive fall color of shades of yellow to apricot.

KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE (Gymnocladus)

Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

Slow growing. Height 50-60', 30-40' wide. Open shape. Foliage is bluish green turning yellow in fall. Deeply furrowed bark in winter. Prefers deep moist soil. Adaptable to many conditions. Requires full sun.

LILAC (Syringa)

Dwarf Korean (Syringa meyeri 'Palibin')

Medium to slow growth. Height 5-6' above graft, 5-6' wide. This small tree is great for small spaces. Makes an excellent globe form for accent or interest in the landscape planting.

Japanese Lilac Tree (Syringa reticulata)

Medium to slow growth. Grows to 25' tall, with an equal spread. Spreading form. Creamy white flowers in large panicles in June and July. Useful as a small specimen tree or large shrub.

Tinkerbelle (Syringa 'Bailbelle')

Medium to slow growth. Height 5-6' above graft, 5-6' wide. Forms a superb small tree with a pleasing spicy fragrance and incredible wine-red flower buds that open in late spring.

LINDEN (Tilia)

Crimean (Tilia euchlora)

Medium growth. Height 40', 35' wide. Broadly pyramidal to oval form. Glossy medium green foliage, turning to yellow in fall.

Greenspire Little Leaf (Tilia cordata 'Greenspire')

Medium growing. Height 35-45', 30-35' wide. Shape is broad pyramidal. Foliage is a glossy dark green, turning bright yellow in fall. Branches show a reddish color in winter. Has the largest leaves of the Little Leaf Lindens. It has a strong central leader.

Sterling Silver (Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling')

Medium to fast growth. Height 45', 35' wide. A very neat and symmetrical shape. Leaves are green with silver-gray under-surface, and turn yellow in the fall. A vigorous growing tree.

Redmond (Tilia americana 'Redmond')

Medium growing. Height 35-40', 25' wide. Pyramidal shape. Light green foliage that changes to yellow in fall. Large leaves.

LOCUST (Robina)

Globe (Robina pseudoacacia 'Globosum')

Medium growth rate. Height 15-20', 15-20' wide. Vase shaped. Coarse soft green foliage.

Idaho (Robina ambigua 'Idahoensis'

Fast growth. Height 25-40', 15-30' wide. Upright, spreading form. Attractive rose-pink fragrant flowers borne in 6-8" racemes in late spring. The foliage is blue-green.

Purple Crown

Fast growing. Height 20-30'. Upright growing. Wisteria-like, rich purple clusters of flowers in late spring. This variety has few seed pods, and is almost sterile.

Purple Robe (Robina pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe')

Fast growing. Height 40-45', 25-30' wide. Open form. New growth has purple tinge, older leaves are bronze-green. Yellowish fall color. Dark purple flower clusters in late spring.

Twisty Baby (Robina 'Lace Lady'

Medium growth rate. Grows 10' tall, 15' wide. Irregularly spreading shape. Branches twist and turn at every node. Green twisty foliage turns yellow in fall.

LONDON PLANE TREE (Platanus)

Bloodgood (Platanus acerifolia 'Bloodgood')

Fast growing. Height is 50-90', 35-40' wide. Broadly rounded form. Thick leathery green maple-like leaves turn yellow in fall. Tolerates most soils, city smog, soot, dust, reflected heat. Good street, park or lawn tree.

MAGNOLIA (Magnolia)

Galaxy (Magnolia hybrida 'Galaxy')

Medium to slow growing. Height 25-30', 12-15' wide. Narrow cone shape. Large reddish-purple flowers borne late in season. Bright green foliage. Strong, upright branching. Marginal. Does best in a shady, protected location. Likes acidic soils.

Merrill (Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill')

Medium to slow growth. Grows 20-25' tall, with an equal spread. Erect and compact. Flowers are initially goblet-shaped then star-shaped with 15 white petals. Broad leaves. Marginal. Does best in a shady, protected location. Likes acidic soils.

Randy (Magnolia hybrid 'Randy')

Medium to slow growth. Height 10', 12' wide. Shrub or small tree. Open branched. Outer surface of petal is reddish-purple, with a white interior. Displays a profusion of star-shaped blooms later and longer than other Star Magnolias. Marginal. Does best in a shady, protected location. Likes acidic soils.

Royal Star (Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Medium to slow growth. Height 8-10', 8-10' wide. Compact, round shape. Double white fragrant flowers 3” or more in diameter in spring. Deep green leaves, changing in fall to yellow to bronze color. Very hardy Japanese Magnolia. Marginal. Does best in a shady, protected location. Likes acidic soils.

Susan Saucer (Magnolia soulangiana 'Susan')

Medium to slow growth. Height 10', 10' wide. Shrub or small tree. Upright growth habit. Deep purple flower buds opening to white with purple blotches. Blooms from April to June. Marginal. Does best in a shady, protected location. Likes acidic soils.

Yellow Bird (Magnolia x 'Yellow Bird')

Medium to slow growing. Height 40', 25' wide. The 3" vivid canary yellow flowers retain their crisp upright blossom shape and petal colors for about 3 weeks. Later blooming than other magnolias. Trees leaf out at bloom time. Ideal high profile specimen or accent tree. Deciduous. Marginal. Does best in a shady, protected location. Likes acidic soils.

MAPLES (Acer)

Amur (Acer ginnala)

Slow to medium growth. Height 15' or less. A dense shrub or small tree. Three lobed, toothed, green leaves have red fall color. Clusters of yellowish flowers in early spring. Air pollution tolerant. Very hardy. Available in bush or tree form.

Armstrong (Acer rubrum 'Armstrong')

Medium to fast growing. Height 40-45', 12-15' wide. Narrow, columnar form. Light green foliage turns yellow to orange red in fall.

Autumn Blaze (Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred')

Fast growing. Height 50', 40' wide. An upright branching, broadly oval tree. A red and silver maple hybrid. The foliage is a medium green color. Fall color is a brilliant orange-red, that is long lasting.

Autumn Fantasy (Acer freemanii 'Autumn Fantasy'

Fast growing. Height 50', 40' wide. Broadly oval. A red silver maple hybrid. Summer color resembles Silver Maple with a better branching habit than Silver. Fall color is a brilliant red.

Autumn Spire (Acer rubrum 'Autumn Spire'

Medium growth. Height 40-50', 20' wide. Broadly columnar form. Showy red flowers in spring before leaves open. Green foliage has consistent red fall color.

Big Tooth (Acer grandidentatum 'Schmidt')

Slow growing. Height 25', 15' wide. Oval form. Dark green, toothed leaves. Bright red fall color.

Bowhall (Acer rubrum 'Bowhall')

Medium growing. Height 30-40', 10-15' wide. Upright, very narrow shape. Green foliage turns yellow-orange to red-orange in the fall.

Columnar Norway (Acer platanoides 'Columnar')

Medium to slow growth. Height 35', 15' wide. The shape is narrow, upright, with ascending branches. The leaves are dark green with yellow fall color.

Crimson King (Acer platanoides 'Crimson King')

Medium slow growing. Height is 40', spreading 35'. Oval when young becoming rounded with age. Foliage holds purple color throughout the season.

Crimson Sentry (Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry')

Medium to slow growth. Grows 25' high, 15' wide. Pyramidal to oval shape. Deep purple foliage. Maroon to reddish-bronze fall color.

Deborah (Acer platanoides 'Deborah')

Medium growing. Grows 45' tall, 40' wide. Broadly oval to rounded shape. Foliage is reddish-purple in the spring becoming dark bronze-green in the summer. Fall color is bronze.

Easy Street (Acer platanoides 'Ezestre')

Medium growth. Height 35-40', 15-20' wide. Pyramidal to narrow oval form. Dark green foliage turns yellow in fall. Faster growing and slightly wider than 'Columnar Norway'.

Embers Amur (Acer ginnala 'Embers')

Slow to medium growth. Height 15-20' high, 15' wide. Rounded form. Medium green foliage turns scarlet in fall. Red fruit.

Emerald Lustre (Acer platanoides 'Emerald Lustre')

Medium growth. Height 40-50', 40-50' wide. Upright, broadly oval form. Leathery dark, glossy green foliage have red tips on new growth. Foliage turns yellow in fall. Excellent branching habit.

Emerald Queen (Acer platanoides 'Emerald Queen')

Medium growing. Height 40-50', 30-40' wide. Dense oval with upright spreading shape. Foliage is deep green with slight reddish tint in spring. Fall color is yellow.

Fairview (Acer platanoides 'Fairview')

Medium growth rate. Height 45', 35' spread. An upright, oval tree. Has reddish-purple new growth that matures to bronze.

Flame Amur (Acer ginnala 'Flame')

Slow to medium growth. Height 15-20', 15-20' spread. Spreading branches forming a round shape. Fine textured, medium green leaves. Brilliant orange-red to deep red fall color. Available in bush or tree form.

Globe (Acer platanoides 'Globosum')

Slow growing. Grows 12-15' tall, 15-18' spread. Dense, rounded form. Medium green foliage turns yellow in fall. Resembles a green “lollipop”. Good symmetry.

Hedge (Acer campestre)

Medium slow in growth but long lived. Height 30' tall, 30' wide. Dense and rounded shape. Dark green glossy foliage turns yellow in fall.< A low maintenance, tough tree which adapts well to urban settings. Attractive corky bark is striking in the winter.

Northwood (Acer rubrum 'Northwood')

Medium growth. Height 40-50', 25-35' wide. Round, oval crown. Dark green foliage turns red in fall. Branches ascend from trunk at a 45 degree angle.

Norway (Acer platanoides)

Medium growth. Grows 45', 40' wide. Dense rounded tree. Tolerates many soil and climate conditions. Large, dark green leaves turn yellow in the fall. Very Hardy.

October Glory (Acer rubrum 'October Glory')

Medium growth. Height 40', 35' wide. Broadly oval to round form. Green, glossy foliage turns deep red to reddish-purple in fall.

Pacific Sunset (Acer truncatum x A. platanoides 'Warrenred')

Medium to slow growth. Height 30', 25' wide. An upright spreading tree with a rounded crown. Smooth, glossy dark green leaves. Yellow-orange to bright red fall color.

Paperbark (Acer griseum)

Slow to medium growth. Height 20-25', 15-20' wide. Upright, spreading, rounded crown. Trifoliate, dark green foliage turns red in the fall. Exfoliating orange-brown bark.

Princeton Gold (Acer platanoides 'Princeton Gold')

Medium growth. Height 40-45', 30-40' wide. Oval form. Bright golden yellow foliage that holds well through the summer. Makes a good accent plant.

Red Sunset (Acer rubrum 'Franksred')

Medium growth rate. Height 40', 20' wide. Upright, vigorous branching pattern. Variety of Red maple with green foliage that turns brilliant red in fall.

Rocky Mountain (Acer glabrum)

Slow to medium growth. Height 20-25', 15-20' wide. The three-lobed leaves are shiny green, with long red petioles. Fall color is an attractive gold. This dwarf, shrubby tree is native to mountain slopes, and grows along streams throughout the Rockies. Tolerant of dry, poor soils this is an excellent Xeriscape plant.

Royal Red (Acer platanoides 'Royal Red')

Slow growing. Height 40', 30' wide. Has an oval shape when young, becoming rounded as it gets older. Deep purple foliage. Fall color is maroon to reddish-bronze.

Skinner's Cutleaf (Acer sacchaarinum 'Skinneri')

Fast growing. Height 50', 40' wide. Deeply serrated leaves, green above, silvery beneath. Yellow fall color. Has problems with Iron Chlorosis in our area

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Fast growing. Height 50', 45' wide. Foliage is medium green, with silvery beneath. Fall color is yellow. This fast growing tree tolerates tough conditions, under which other species might fail. Use where there is plenty of space for its development. Has problems with Iron Chlorosis in our area

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Slow growing. Height 45', 40' wide. Upright oval to rounded shape. Foliage is medium green. Fall color is orange, red, and scarlet. Does not grow well in our area.

Tartarian (Acer tataricum)

Slow to medium growth. Height 20-25', 15-20' wide. Oval irregular shape. Large shrub or small tree that is similar to Amur Maple. Dark green foliage turns yellow to red in fall. Will tolerate alkaline and dry soils. Samaras are red and quite showy.

Variegated (Acer platanoides 'Variegatum')

Medium growth. Height 40-50', 30-40' wide. Upright, round form. Foliage is green with white edging that turns yellow in fall. Straight trunk with a well shaped head.

MAPLE, Box Elder (Acer negundo)

Flamingo (Acer negundo 'Flamingo')

Medium growth rate. Height 20-25', 15' wide. Oval to rounded shape. Foliage has showy white and pink variegations. Resistant to Box Elder Bug.

Sensation (Acer negundo 'Sensation')

Fast growing. Height 30', 25' wide. Round shaped tree. Has medium green leaves. Brilliant red fall color. More resistant to the Box Elder Bug than other varieties.

MAPLE, JAPANESE (Acer palmatum)

Plant Japanese Maples away from drying winds and full sun. Prefers well-drained soil with organic matter. Most are slow growing.

Bloodgood (Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood')

Medium to slow growing. Height 15', 15' wide. Rounded crown. New foliage brilliant red, deepens its color and holds it.

Burgundy Lace (Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace')

Slow growing. Height 10', 10' wide. Round, vase shape. Lacy, finely serrated, brilliant burgundy red leaves. Slender green branches.

Coral Bark (Acer palmatum 'Sangokaku')

Slow growing. Height 15-20', 15' wide. Rounded form. Upright branches. Brilliant coral bark when young, color intensifies in winter. Light green leaves have red margins, golden in fall.

Crimson Queen (Acer palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen)

Slow growing. Height 6', 8' wide. Weeping, mounded shape. Among the red laceleaf cultivars, Crimson Queen has foliage that is particularly heat resistant, maintaining its red color through the summer.

Ever Red (Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red')

Slow growing. Height to 10', 6' wide. Weeping form. Richly colored, finely dissected leaves give a feathery appearance to the cascading branches. Spring growth is deep red with a silvery pubescence, bronzy green foliage in summer, then bright red in autumn.

Garnet (Acer palmatum 'Garnet')

Slow growing. Height to 10', 10-12' wide. Mounding form with pendulous branches. Finely cut leaves are deep red-orange, hold their color well through the season.

Green (Acer palmatum)

Slow growing. Height 15-20', 12-15' wide. Upright, oval form. Green foliage. Fall color is usually red to orange. A good choice for a small landscape.

Inabe Shidare (Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inabe Shidare')

Slow growing. Height 5', 5' wide. Cascading shape. Leaves are finely cut. Rich purple-red color through out the summer. Fall color is bright red.

Red Dragon (Acer palmatum 'Red Dragon')

Slow growing. Height 6-8', 5-6 wide. Cascading shape. Deep red foliage that holds color well into the fall. Bark is a deep purple-red.

Seiryu (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

Slow to medium growing. Height 8-10', 6-8' wide. Upright to upright spreading form. Laceleaf, bright green foliage turns golden orange to orange red in fall. Faster growing than weeping forms.

Trompenburg (Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'

Slow growing. Height 10', 8-10' wide. Upright form. Unique leaf form with the lobes radiating from a central point on the leaf and each one curling under. Rich deep purple red foliage. Does not burn in full sun. Fall color is crimson.

Waterfall (Acer palmatum Waterfall')

Slow growing. Height 8', 10' wide. Weeping form. Improved green-leafed selection, with cascading branches, large green leaves, and golden fall color.

MIMOSA OR SILK TREE (Albizia)

Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea')

Medium growth rate. Height 20-30', 20-25' wide. Vase shaped, flat topped form. Pink fluffy flowers in summer. Feathery foliage. Marginal in our area, best planted in protected area. Best in shade.

MULBERRY (Morus)

Chaparal Weeping Fruitless (Morus alba 'Weeping')

Medium fast growth. Height 6-8', 8-12' wide. Weeping habit. Deeply cut, glossy green leaves. Cascading slender branches that drape to the ground. Produces no fruit. Drought Tolerant.

Contorted (Morus australis 'Unryu')

Fast growing. Grows 20' high, 10-15' wide. Irregular form. Deeply cut, glossy dark green leaves. Branches and branchlets twisted into upright spiraling patterns. Bears fruit. Drought tolerant.

Kingan White Fruitless (Morus alba 'Kingan')

Fast growing. Height 35', 30-35' wide. Rounded crown. Rapid growth in hot climates and alkaline soils. Takes drought once established, but grows faster with water and feedings. Bright green foliage.

OAKS (Quercus)

Burr or Macrocarpa (Quercus macrocarpa)

Slow growth. Height 60', 30' wide. Upright oval growth habit in youth, becoming rounded, spreading with age. The deeply lobed leaves are glossy green above and whitish beneath, and are 8-10” long, broad at tip, tapered at base. Large acorns form. Tolerant of adverse conditions.

Columnar English (Quercus robur 'Fastigata')

Slow growth. Height 40', 10' wide. Narrow, columnar head becoming more pyramidal with age. Dark green round lobed leaves.

Crimson Spire (Quercus rubra 'Crimschmidt')

Slow growing. Height 45', 15' wide. Columnar form. Dark green to bluish green leaves that turn red in fall.

Pin (Quercus palustris)

Slow growing. Height 55', 40' wide. Pyramidal form. Foliage is green. Fall color is rusty orange to red. Branches are long, slender and horizontally layered, giving it an elegant appearance.

Red (Quercus rubra)

Medium to slow growth. Height 50', 40' wide. Rounded habit. The foliage color is dark green with a red fall color. Red oak is a large, broad headed tree.

Sawtooth (Quercus acutissima)

Medium to slow growth. Height 35-40', 35-40' wide. Rounded form. Dark green, glossy foliage turns yellow in the fall. Faster growing than other oaks. Well adapted to summer heat.

Scrub OR Gambel's (Quercus gambelli)

See "Scrub or Gambel's" in the Shrub section

PEA SHRUB (Caragana)

Walker Weeping (Caragana arborescens pendula 'Walker')

Slow growing. Height 4-5', 3-5' wide. Weeping form. Early mid-May bright yellow flowers. Cutleaf, green leaves turn yellow in fall. Cold hardy. Tolerates poor soils. An interesting feature in the landscape.

Weeping (Caragana arborescens pendula)

Slow growing. Height 5-7', 5-10' wide. Weeping form. Fine, green leaves turn yellow in spring flowers. Yellow fall. An interesting, small tree often used for rock gardens or patio plantings.

PEACH, FLOWERING (Prunus)

Helen Borchers (Prunus persica 'Helen Borchers')

Medium growth. Height 20', 20' wide. Large, late double pink flowers. Growth similar to the fruiting peaches. Has small fruits. Needs heavy pruning after blooms.

Late Red (Prunus persica 'Late Red')

Medium growth. Height 20', 20' wide. Magnificent double red flowers. Late bloom, good choice to follow early bloomers or for frost-prone areas.

Peppermint (Prunus persica 'Peppermint)

Mediumg growht. Height 20', 20' wide. Naturally occurring, artsy assortment of red, white, pink and variegated double flowers. Very showy and unusual.

PEAR, ORNAMENTAL (Pyrus)

Aristocrat (Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat')

Medium growth. Height 35', 20-25' wide. Pyramidal form, with up-curving branches. White blooms in spring. Showy green foliage in summer, brilliant purple red in fall. High quality medium size tree.

Autumn Blaze (Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze')

Medium growth. Height 35', 20' wide. Distinct rounded form. White flowers in spring. Glossy green foliage in the summer, changing to crimson red in fall. Hardiest of the Calleryana pear clones.

Bradford (Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford')

Medium growth rate. Grows 30', 25' wide. Has strongly horizontal limbs. Profuse white flowers. Reddish purple autumn color. Hardy. Disease and insect resistant. Likes the sun. Grows to 30'.

Capital (Pyrus calleryana 'Capital')

Medium growing. Height 35', 10' wide. Narrow columnar form. White flowers in spring. Glossy green leaves are leathery in texture. Turn reddish purple in autumn. Ornamental fruit adds attration in winter. The stout lateral branches quickly curve upward.

Chanticleer (Pyrus calleryana 'Glen's Form')

Medium growth. Height 25-30', 15' wide. Upright, pyramidal form. White flowers in spring. Blooms better than Bradford. Glossy green leaves. Reddish-purple fall color.

Cleveland Select (Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select')

Medium growth. Heith 30', 15-20' wide. Upright and dense growth habit. White flowers. Glossy dark green in summer with brilliant orange color in fall. Abundance of flowers in spring. Grows

Redspire (Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire')

Medium growth. Height 30-35', 20' wide. Pyramidal shape. White flowers in spring. Dark green foliage, turning yellow to red in fall.

Trinity (Pyrus calleryana 'Trinity')

Medium growth. Height 20-25', 15-20' wide. Rounded head. Profuse single white blooms in spring. Glossy light green foliage turning orange to red in fall.

PLUM (Prunus)

Big Cis (Prunus x cistena 'Schmidtcis')

Medium to slow growth. Height 14', 10-12' wide. Rounded form. Foliage is purple. Light pink flower in spring. Very fragrant.

Blireiana (Prunus x blireiana)

Medium growth. Height 20', 20' wide. Widely vase shaped, gracefully spreading. Double bright pink flowers early in spring. Reddish-purple to greenish-bronze leaves in summer.

Cistena (Prunus x cistena)

Medium growth. Height 8-10', 8-10' wide. Rounded form. Very light pink, fragrant flowers in spring. Purple red foliage. Comes in multi-trunk and tree form.

Double Flowering (Prunus triloba)

Slow growth. Height 10-12', 10-12' wide. Rounded form. Produces a profusion of double pink flowers in April and May. Great tree for a small space. Also known as Double Flowering Almond.

Dwarf Purple Pony (Prunus cerasifera 'Dwarf Purple Pony')

Medium to slow growth. Hieight 10-12', 10-12' wide. Rounded form. Has single pale pink flowers. Outstanding purple foliage that holds it color from spring to leaf drop. Believed to be steril.

Krauter Vesuvius (Prunus cerasifera 'Vesuvius')

Medium growth. Height 20', 15' wide. Upright, vase shape. The light pink flowers bloom in early spring. Vesuvius has large deep purple leaves. Has less fruit than other plum varieties.

Mt St Helens (Prunus cerasifera 'Frankthrees')

Medium growth. Height 20', 20' wide. An upright spreading, rounded tree. The flowers are light pink. The leaves are purple. Red fruit. It is very hardy and performs well where extremes in climate are encountered.

Newport Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Newport')

Medium growing. Height 25', 20' wide. Upright spreading, broadly oval to rounded form. Has single, light pink flowers. Purplish red leaves. Has reddish fall color. Will bear a few fruits.

Thundercloud (Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud)

Medium growing. Height 20', 20' wide. Rounded form. Flowers light pink to white in spring. Dark, coppery leaves. Sometimes sets a good crop of fruit.

POPLAR (Populus)

Bolleana (Populus alba 'Pyramidalis'

Fast growing. Height 60', 15' wide. Narrow, columnar form. Foliage is green. A better choice than 'Lombardy'. Good for windbreaks or sun screens.

Lombardy (Populus nigra 'Italica')

Fast growing. Height 40-60', 15' wide. Columnar with upward reaching branches. Large, 4" bright green, triangular leaves turn golden yellow in fall. Valuable both as a windbreak or skyline decoration. Subject to blight of branchlet in many areas.

Silver Leaf (Populus alba 'Nivea')

Fast growing. Height 50-60', 20-25' wide. Upright, narrow form. Leaves are green above, silver beneath. Tolerates wide range of soils. Good tree for desert conditions.

Theves (Populus nigra 'Afghanica')

Fast growing. Height 50-60', 8-10' wide. Shape is spire like. Longer lived and more disease free than Lombardy Popular. It is considered a HYBRID POPLAR.

RED BUD (Cercis)

Eastern (Cercis canadensis)

Slow growing. Height 20-25', 15-20' wide. Broad rounded shape. Small purplish-pink, pea-like flowers borne before leaves appear in spring. Foliage deep green, turning a brilliant yellow in fall. Fruits are merely dried as pods. Sun or partial shade. Available in single trunk or multi-trunk forms.

Forest Pansy (Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy')

Slow growing. Height 20', 25' wide. Round head. Pink flowers along stems in spring. Horizontally tiered reddish branches. The new heart shaped leaves have brilliant scarlet-purple coloring, maturing to maroon.

Lavender Twist (Cercis Canadensis 'Covey'

Slow growing. Height 5' after the graft, 8' wide. Weeping form. Bright pinkish purple pea-like flowers appear between mid-April and mid-May before the tree leaves out. Stems are somewhat contorted and spreading, resulting in an attractive and unusual mounded canopy. Fall color is usually yellow-brown but some years can be a nice yellow. The unique form makes this weeping tree a great specimen or focus point.

Oklahoma (Cercis reniformis 'Oklahoma')

Slow growth. Height 15', 15' wide. Rounded head. Petite, quite purple-red blooms in heavy clusters along the branches in spring. New foliage of soft pink matures to lustrous, rich green heart-shaped leaves. Zone 6.

Texas White (Cercis reniformis 'Texas White')

Slow growing. Height 15-20', 15-20' wide. Round head. A profusion of white flowers cover the branches of this small tree in spring. Glossy, thickly textured blue-green heart shaped leaves.

Western (Cercis occidentalis)

Slow growing. Height 10-18', 10-18' wide. Round head. Magenta flowers in spring before the leaves emerge. Green heart shaped leaves turn yellow and red in the fall. Reddish purple seed pods hang on tree through the winter. More hardy and better for our area than the Eastern Redbud.

ROSE OF SHARON (Hibiscus)

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Medium growing. Height 8-12', 6-10' wide. Rounded head. Large, double rosette-like blooms late June until frost. Green leaves turn golden-yellow in fall. Prefers moist, well-drained soils, hot weather and full sun.

RUSSIAN OLIVE (Elaeagnus)

Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

Fast growing. Height 20'. Angular trunk and branches are covered with shredding dark brown bark. Gray foliage. Small, fragrant, greenish yellow flowers in early summer. Take a lot of punishment.

SERVICEBERRY (Amelanchier)

SMOKETREE (Cotinus)

SNOWBELL (Styrax)

Fragrant (Styrax obassia)

Slow growing. Height 25', 15' wide. Pyramidal to upright narrow growth. Large, white, very fragrant bell shaped flowers in June. Flowers are larger than 'Japanese' Snowbell. Large deep green leaves. Can withstand drought and heat.

Japanese (Styrax japonicus)

Slow growing. Height 20-25', 20-25' wide. Rounded form. Pure white, bell shaped flowers in June. Medium green foliage turns yellow in fall.

SUMAC (Rhus)

Fragrant (Rhus aromatica)

See "Sumac, Fragrant" in the Shrub Section.

Grow Low (Rhus aromatica 'Gro Lo')

See "Sumac, Grow Low" in the Shrub Section.

Smooth (Rhus glabra)

Medium growing. Height 10, 10-15' wide. Upright form. Leaves are green above, white underneath, and turn scarlet in fall. Very tolerant of drought and heat. Red to rusty-red fruit cluster in autumn. Spreads freely.

Staghorn (Rhus typhina)

Medium growing. Height 15', 10-15'. Upright form. Branches covered with velvety hairs. Leaves turn rich red in fall. Tolerates extreme heat, cold and poor soils. Red to rusty-red fruit cluster in fall. Spreads freely.

SWEET GUM (Liquidumbar)

American (Liquidumbar styraciflua)

Medium to slow growing. Height to 60', 20-25' wide. Narrow and erect in youth, eventually spreading. Deep green leaves turn purple, yellow, or red in fall. Spiney fruits hang on the tree throughout the winter. Deeply furrowed bark.

Rotundiloba (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba')

Medium to slow growing. Height 45', 25' wide. Pyramidal shape. Bright green, rounded, lobed foliage turns orange to purple in fall. Fruitless.

TULIP TREE (Liriodendron)

Columnar (Liriodendron tulipfera 'Fastigiatum')

Medium growing. Height 50', 15' wide. Columnar shaped tree. Tulip shaped flowers are yellow with an orange center. Bluish-green leaves turn bright yellow in the fall.

Tulip (Liriodendron tulipfera)

Medium growing. Height over 40', 20-30' wide. Strong branching narrow crown at first, broader with age. Tulip shaped flowers of yellowish-green with orange marks in late spring. Bluish-green leaves, turning butter-yellow in fall.

VIBURNUM (Viburnum)

Nannyberry (Viburnum 'lentago')

Medium growing. Height 15', 8' wide. Dense, upright small tree. Single, white flowers in May. Shiny green leaves turn reddish-purple in fall. Large, blue-black fruit. Very hardy. Grows well in sun or shade. Tolerates difficult soil conditions.

WILLOW (Salix)

Corkscrew (Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa')

Medium fast growth. Height 30-40', 35-45' wide. Leaves twisted and curled into rings or circles. Branches also twist and curl, giving it interest in the winter landscape.

French Pink Weeping Pussy (Salix capera 'Pendula')

Medium to fast growing. Height 15-20', 12-15' wide. Upright growth. Large, silvery catkins before leaves appear. Will grow in moist ground.

Globe (Salix matsudana 'Umbraculifera')

Fast growing. Grows 25-30', 25-30' wide. Round, umbrella-shaped head. Upright branches with drooping branchlets. Can survive with less water than most willows.

Golden Curls (Salix x 'Golden Curls')

Fast growing. Height 30-40', 35-40' wide. Irregular shape. Bright green foliage changes to yellow in fall. Resembles the 'Corkscrew' Willow but with golden bark in winter and is more hardy.

Golden or Niobe Weeping (Salix alba 'Tristis')

Fast growing. Height 50', 50' wide. Wide spreading shape. Foliage is bright green, becoming yellow in fall. A golden barked willow with long golden, drooping branches. Likes moist areas.

Hakuro Nishiki (Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki')

Medium growing. Height 10-15', 15-20' wide. Rounded form. Catkins bloom on the stems of this plant in early April. Variegated foliage opens a combination of pink, white and green, fading to green as it matures. May be trimmed three times a year to flush new variegated foliage again. Also available in shrub form.

Navajo Globe (Salix matsudana 'Navajo')

Fast growing. Height 30-35', 30-35' wide. Spreading, round headed. Large very tough and hardy spreading round-topped tree. Foliage is slender green with yellow fall color.

Weeping Pussy (Salix discolor 'Weeping')

Slow growing. Height 5-6', 5-8' wide. Strong weeping form of Pussy Willow. Foliage green with lighter green beneath. Use as an accent or specimen plant.

ZELKOVA (Zelkova)

Greenvase (Zelkova serrata 'Greenvase')

Medium growing. Height 50-60', 35'-40' wide. Vase shaped. Foliage is green turning bronze-red in fall. Elegant branching habit with a vase shape much like the American Elm. Not susceptible to Dutch Elm Disease. Very tolerant of pollution and city conditions.

Village Green (Zelkova serrata 'Village Green')

Medium to fast growing. Height 40', 35' wide. Rounded vase shape. Very dense, deep green foliage turns rusty red in fall. Faster growing than other Zelkova trees.