Tree Varieties to Consider

Cherry – Weeping Snow Fountains

This double grafted weeping cherry tree is a rare tree indeed. Weeping branches are covered with the showy, snow-white flowers of Snow Fountains and dramatically stand out against the distinctive paperbark cherry grafted trunk. A beautiful small yard tree. Excellent in Japanese gardens. A hardy addition to the landscape. Deciduous. Plant in fun sun. Slow grower 12 to 15 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.

 

 

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Hornbeam – European Pyramidal

An attractive, densely branched, columnar tree when young, aging into a stately, broad cone shape with handsome, fluted, gray bark. Offers yellow, orange and scarlet fall color. Plant in full sun. Heat and drought resistant. Grows to 35’ high and 25’ wide.

 

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Magnolia – Sweet Bay

A handsome semi-evergreen tree with 2 to 3 in. creamy-white, lemon-scented flowers against a background of glossy green leaves. A lovely small patio, shade or specimen tree. Plant in partial sun. Moderate growing to 12 to 20 ft. tall and wide.

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Japanese Maple – Bloodgood

A vigorous deciduous shrub/tree with small deeply cut, rich, deep red foliage in spring and summer. Holds color well in sun. Turns bronze-red in partial shade. Brilliant scarlet-red fall color. Blackish-red bark. Produces flowers in small cymes with purple sepals and whitish petals in spring. Plant in full sun to filtered sun. Grows 15’ to 20’ high and wide.

 

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Maple – Sun Valley

A strong-growing deciduous tree that is notable for brilliant, long-lasting scarlet fall foliage. A densely branched, seedless cultivar. Plant in full sun. Grows to 40’ high and 35’ wide.

 

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Oak Trees – Red, Willow, Bur, Swamp White

Oak trees are a great choice for many reasons. They are slow growing, which makes their wood hard and sturdy. They make wonderful shade trees. They offer acorns and nuts, which makes them a benefit to wildlife and the environment. Most have yellow fall colors and hold their leaves longer in the fall. Plant in full sun. Grows 50-60” high and 40-50’ wide.

 

 

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Redbud – Appalachian Red

A spectacular and hardy spring bloomer, with very showy red flowers held tightly on bare branches in early spring; somewhat coarse heart-shaped leaves; a top choice small ornamental tree for specimen use in the northern landscape. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more. Plant in full sun to part shade. Grows to 25 feet high and wide.

 

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Eastern Redbud – Clump Form

A beautiful garden tree valued for its profusion of rosy pink flowers that cloak the bare branches to bridge the gap between winter and spring! Heart-shaped foliage emerges as the blooms fade and turns yellow in autumn before dropping. A wonderful landscape specimen with a nicely rounded crown. Prefers a protected location. Plant in full sun. Hardy to -30°F. Grows 20-35 ft. high and 20-25 ft. wide.

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Zelkova – Green Vase

Has the distinctive, broad, vase shape of the species but grows almost twice as fast. Upright columnar growth habit. Features include a wonderful scaffold of branches for a great winter silhouette, and medium-sized, dark green leaves that turn soft yellow, orange and russet in autumn. A fine tree for the urban landscape as it has a high tolerance for wind, pollution, drought and compacted soils. Plant in full sun. Grows to 50 ft. high and 40 ft. wide.