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Flowering & Shade Trees 

 

 
Flowering shade trees provide 2 priceless features: shade and beauty. Most people think you can only have one or the other when it comes to trees. They either provide shade, or they have blossoms. In fact, there are flowering shade trees you can use as breathtaking landscape in your yard. There are also trees that are noted for fall colour, leaves, exfoliated bark, nuts, fruit ....the list goes on....so whatever you are looking for odds are we may have it.
 
 

Paperbark Maple
                                                       Price $  Availability
Tree             3-4'                                                           25.00                  n/a vole damage                 New
 
  This small-medium tree has one of the most charming chestnut-brown peeling bark. It is attractive year-round, and is the perfect tree for many a city dweller due to its ability to withstand a fair bit of urban pollution as well as being a nice ornamental. The dark summer green leaves change to shades of pumpkin orange and brick red on trees growing in full sun, buttery gold with an apricot flush on trees in part shade. This is a great tree for the small garden. 
 
Scientific Name: Acer Griseum
 
Hardiness zone: 4b-8
Max. height 25'
Max. width 20'
Spring/summer foliage: Bluish-green, 3-lobed palmate leaves, undersides are gray, foliage turns red in fall.
Exposure: Full Sun
Comments: its exfoliating bark is its main eye turner 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Big Leaf Maple
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Tree             3-4'                                          15.00                  3                      New
 
Also known as Oregon Maple. Acer macrophyllum bears the biggest leaves of all the maples! Deeply lobed and plate-sized, the leaves remain green throughout summer but turn a pleasing yellow and orange in autumn. Showy clusters of yellow-green flowers appear in spring, followed by large, bristly fruits. Large and broadly conical in habit, A. macrophyllum will reach an eventual height and spread of around 20m.
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Acer macrophyllum  
 
Hardiness zone: 5-8
Max. height 40-100'
Max. width 20-60'
 
Spring/summer foliage: green
Fall foliage:  yellow/orange or copper
Exposure: Full Sun /part shade
Comments: Nice big maple.
 
 

 
Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica)
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Tree             2-3'                                                                                                                25.00               20                    New
 
An amazing looking tree in the spring yet whereas this plant puts on a second show in autumn and that one is even more dramatic than the one in spring.  Blackgum, or Nyssa sylvatica or Black Tupelo as it is also called is a beautiful tree.
Blackgums, often known as Black tupelos, are some of the most beautiful native trees of North America. It has excellent pyramidal form that displays brilliant, neon red fall color. It is one of the most stunning autumn foliage choices and the perfect companion for yellow and gold maples. And it’s also recommended for wildlife-friendly gardens owing to the small black fruits.
  The blackgum grows in sun or part shade and does best in moist, acidic soils. It eventually reaches 60 feet tall and about 25 feet wide.
 
Scientific Name: Nyssa sylvatica
 
Hardiness zone: 5a-8
Max. height 60'
Max. width 25'
 
Spring/summer foliage: spectacular red leaves in spring that fade to a shiny dark green in summer
Fall foliage:   neon red fall colour
Exposure: partial shade
Wildlife interest: attracts Cedar waxwings in fall
Comments: the wow factor in fall trees.
 
 
 

Aristocrat Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat')
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Tree             6-7'               35mm                                                 90.00                0                        New
 
The Aristocrat Flowering Pear tree, Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat', is a beautiful tree that is attractive in all four seasons. It produces masses of white flowers in early spring, (before the leaves appear), followed by bright, glossy green, disease resistant foliage.

Leaves turn a deep to reddish-purple in mid to late fall to provide spectacular fall color.  The clean winter outline is upright to pyramidal when young and becomes broadly oval at maturity.

Aristocrat Flowering Pear trees have a more dominant trunk and open form that helps this deciduous, flowering species, to be less susceptible to wind damage. Home owners and landscapers place this tree in prominent locations because of the year around beauty it provides.
 
 
Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'
 
Hardiness zone: 4b-8
Max. height 25-40'
Max. width 20-30'
Bloom: White flowers in April-May
Spring/summer foliage: glossy green, 3-lobed palmate leaves, undersides are gray
Fall foliage:  purplish-red in fall
Exposure: Full Sun
Comments: Simply stunning! Again a better choice than a flowering crab tree!
 
 
 
 
 

       
Chanticleer Pear (Pyrus calleryana "chanticleer")
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Tree             6-7'               35mm                                                 90.00                  3                        New
 
The Chanticleer pear tree is a deciduous, ornamental pear tree that makes a nice addition to an average-sized or larger yard or garden. The tree is easy to grow and maintain, and puts on a showy display during almost every season. It is probably best known for it abundant white flowers, which form in clusters and usually bloom in late April or May.
 
An absolutely stunning medium sized tree for everyones front yard!
 
BTW no the fruit (pears) on it are not edible to humans! This is purely an ornamental tree!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana "chanticleer"
 
Hardiness zone: 4-8
Max. height 40'
Max. width 20'
Bloom: White flowers in April-May
Spring/summer foliage: glossy green, 3-lobed palmate leaves, undersides are gray
Fall foliage:  purplish-red in fall
Exposure: Full Sun
Comments: Simply stunning! A better choice than a flowering crab tree!
We love them!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Purple Beech
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tree            3'+                                                                         40.00         5                         New
 
   A handsome, large deciduous tree, with elegant spreading branches and dark purple leaves which turn copper in autumn and are a shimmering bronze in spring. It is widely planted in large parks and gardens, and often planted as an ornamental hedge. As a hedge, it retains its leaves over winter. With its smooth grey bark and delicate tracery of branches, it is attractive all year round.
 
 An incredible and enormous accent tree with deep purple foliage all season long, a most stately specimen; quite particular about growing conditions, requires rich soil and significant moisture, give it lots of room to grow and look its best.
 
'Purpurea' is a large, upright, deciduous tree with a broad, spreading crown; elliptic leaves that emerge in spring colored black-red, turning purple-green and then to russet brown in autumn. It has small, green flowers, followed by bristly fruits.   
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica Purpurea
 
Hardiness zone: 5a
Max. height 60'
Max. width 45'
growth:slow
Spring/summer foliage:purple leaves
Exposure: Sun
Comments : This is one to replace the Crimson King (Norway Maple) in size and for similar colour. Why? All Norway maples end up with the black tar spot (ugly) and are succeptible to Antracite (kills trees top down). I always like the large beeches.
 
 
 

Purple Fountain Beech
                                                  
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tree            2'-3'                                                                        40.00         10                       New
An incredible accent tree with smooth gray bark and cascading branches; glossy burgundy leaves in spring turn to green; leaves are coppery in fall; a most stately specimen;particular about growing conditions, requires rich soil and moisture; smaller beech.
 
Purple Fountain Beech has attractive deep purple foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The serrated pointy leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding coppery bronze in the fall. The smooth silver bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica "Purple Fountain"
 
Hardiness zone: 5b
Max. height 30'
Max. width 15'
Spring/summer foliage: glossy burgundy-fades to greenish bronze by mid summer
Fall foliage: outstanding copper bronze
Exposure: Sun
Comments : Very ornamental, perfect for small spaces.
 
 
 

Tri-color Beech
                                                  
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tree            1-3'                                                                        35.00        11              New
 
Tri color beech is a striking tree that you won't soon forget. It is often used as a specimen tree due to its variegated leaves that may come in many shades of green, pink, and white. They later turn copper in the fall.
A large stately color accent tree with incredible green, white and pink-variegated foliage, often mottled on the same leaf, must be seen to be believed; quite particular about growing conditions, requires rich soil, significant moisture and room to spread.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica "Roseomarginata"
 
Hardiness zone: 5b
Max. height 30'
Max. width 20'
Spring/summer foliage: attractive white-variegated - burgundy foliage with hints of pink throughout the season.
Fall foliage: coppery-bronze
Exposure: Sun
Comments :  WOW....tis gorgeous.
 
 
 
Red Obelisk Beech (

Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk')

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tree            3'   +                                                                           40.00       5         

   

Here is a variety of Beech that would be a dramatic addition to any garden, with one important caveat, it must be well-sited. This unique tree is Red Obelisk Beech, or Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk', and it can work in one of two ways; either in a small garden with limited space, or in a more formal scheme where strong vertical accents are required. If you’re looking for something in either of those situations 'Red Obelisk' would be an 'A List' choice. It has slightly dissected 4 inch leaves, irregular and undulating, that are a rich, dark purple and quite eye-catching. At maturity this tree reaches approximately 40 feet, but with a width of only about 15 feet and it maintains a columnar shape throughout its life. This bold cultivar can take slightly acidic soil, and being a European beech, it prefers cool summers though it is somewhat shade tolerant. It grows from Canada down to the upper half of the US.


Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica "Red Obelisk"
 
Hardiness zone: 5a
Max. height 30-40'
Max. width 10-15'
Spring/summer foliage: attractive purple leaves- fades to greenish burgundy then back to purple in fall.
Fall foliage: purple
Exposure: Sun
Comments :  WOW....tis gorgeous.









Dove Tree (Hankerchief or Ghost Tree)
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tree            2-3'                                                          25.00       n/a         
 
The Dove Tree: 'To my mind Davidia involucrata is at once the most interesting and beautiful of all trees of the north-temperate flora…
The flowers and their attendant bracts are pendulous on fairly long stalks, and when stirred by the slightest breeze they resemble huge Butterflies hovering amongst the trees.'
-E. H. Wilson
 
Grown as a specimen, this tree commands attention. The small pom-pom like blooms appear in mid-spring and are held between two uneven, pure white bracts that are up to 15cm (6in) long. The bright to dark green leaves are roughly heart-shaped (cordate) and lightly serrated around the edges. The leaves of the species are white tomentose underneath, which appears as a fine white felt on the undersides of the leaves. The fruit, a 3cm (1in) drupe, ripens in the late autumn. There is a deeply ridged nutlet inside, and within the nutlet there may be up to ten seeds.
The Genus currently contains only one species and was named in honour of Père Armand David, one of the most prolific of the French missionary plant explorers. It was believed to have been extinct after the glacial era, however, in late 19th century some specimens were found in Sichuan, China.
 
Scientific Name: Davidia Involucrata
 
Summary
sun:    sun/part sun (youth)
height:   20 ft
width :   15 ft pyramidal
growth rate:     fast in youth...then medium
hardiness:     zones 5b
soil:     rich deep loam soils
flower:     white
Spring colour:    green
Summer colour: green
fall colour:     brown
Comments: This is a tree of great beauty and grace, deserving a spot of special merit, and is used almost uniquely as an accent or specimen tree. Ours are beautiful.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Weeping Mulberry (fruiting)

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Tree             5 gal           4'-5'                                            90.00           4               
 
The weeping mulberry is a deciduous plant species which is spread widely throughout Asia and North America. These trees are available in varieties; one which bears fruits while the other is the fruitless mulberry tree.
 
The mulberry tree produces sweet berries that are white, pink or purplish in colour; these berries are known for their sweet taste. Let us understand in detail about the different features of weeping mulberry tree. The adjective 'weeping' is prefixed to the name of this mulberry tree because, the branches grow upwards and then droop down after expanding sideways. The female tree plant produces fruits after it grows for 4-5 years.
 
Ornamental tree with pendulous branches grafted on a 4-5' stem. Very desireable.
 
I have one by my greenhouse and we get asked if we will sell it....so this year due to all the demand I am bringing in the Weeping Mulberry (fruiting).  I love the ripe fruit....if the birds don't beat you to them.
 
Scientific Name: Morus Alba 'Pendula'
 
Hardiness zone: 4
Max. height 6-7'
Max. width 5'
Spring/summer foliage: large green leaves
Exposure: Sun / Half-shade
Plants attracting birds: Yes (berries and nesting)
Comments : Extremely dense, round topped tree with a profusion of tight-knit slender branches. Interesting pinkish white to violet edible sweet fruits, in August-September.  Everyone wants one of these somewhere on their lawn.
 

 

Zig-Zag Weeping Mulberry (fruiting)

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Tree             7 gal           6- 7'                                            90.00            1                     New
 
Interesting zig zag branching of this new weeping Mulberry adds interest to the winter landscape. Large shiny foliage forms a flat-topped canopy. Grafted on a 5’ stem.
 
The weeping mulberry is a deciduous plant species which is spread widely throughout Asia and North America. These trees are available in varieties; one which bears fruits while the other is the fruitless mulberry tree.
 
The mulberry tree produces sweet berries that are white, pink or purplish in colour; these berries are known for their sweet taste. Let us understand in detail about the different features of weeping mulberry tree. The adjective 'weeping' is prefixed to the name of this mulberry tree because, the branches grow upwards and then droop down after expanding sideways. The female tree plant produces fruits after it grows for 4-5 years.
 
Ornamental tree with zig zag pendulous branches grafted on a 5' stem. Very desireable.
 
This new type is really cool!
 
 
Scientific Name: Morus latifolia Spirata Std
 
Hardiness zone: 4
Max. height 6'-7'
Max. width 6'
Spring/summer foliage: large green leaves
Exposure: Sun / Half-shade
Plants attracting birds: Yes (berries and nesting)
Comments : Extremely dense, round topped tree with a profusion of zig-zag tight-knit slender branches. Interesting pinkish white to violet edible sweet fruits, in August-September.  Everyone wants one of these somewhere on their lawn.
 
 

 

Ruby Lace Honey Locust

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Tree             10 gal             9'                               75.00        2                New
 
I had to get this one....in fact I liked it so much I got 2.  Love the deep copper that the new leaves change from to green and the general weeping shape of the tree. A very attractive, hardy, deciduous specimen tree. Copper coloured leaves in summer, new leaves emerge a beautiful ruby colour. Requires full sun, well-drained soil and regular watering. Good lawn specimen, tolerant of difficult conditions.
 
Just an awesome tree.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Gleditsia Ruby Lace

Summary
Foliage: Deciduous broadleaf
Height: 15-25 feet

Growth rate: meduim growth
Spread: 25 feet

Flowers: yellow/green May-June, extremely fragrant...attracts many honey bees!

Fruit: not usually seen on thornless varieties!
Shape: Spreading

Long compound leaves have little ruby red leaflets giving the foliage a lacy effect.  

Plant Needs
Zone: 4b to 9
Light:  full sun
Moisture: Wet, moist, or dry- but likes to be watered
Soil Type: Sandy, loam, or clay (versitile!)
Tolerances: salty soil, sea spray, drought, poor soils

 
 

 
Shademaster
Thornless Honey Locust
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1 gallon                                                                 15.00            √ (25)
Tree    10gallon                   9'                                75.00            4                            
 
We grow these seedlings, one of my personal favourites, from seed. They are perfect minitures of what they look like as an adult.
A very fast growing tree (3-4ft/year)!! They make a beautiful show piece tree for your lawn. The tree has yellow/green to white wisteria flowers which bloom in June and are very fragrant and is hardy. Make a row of them at the front of your property!
bi-pinnate leaves!

Scientific Name: Gleditsia triancanthos

Foliage: Deciduous broadleaf
Height: 30 to 70 feet

Growth rate: rapid 3-4 ft/year for first 10 years
Spread: 30 to 50 feet

Flowers: yellow/green May-June, extremely fragrant...attracts many honey bees!

Fruit: seeds are long twisted redish (pea-like) pods. (not usually see on thornless varieties!)
Shape: Spreading

Long compound leaves have little leaflets giving the foliage a lacy effect. Bright green foliage turns yellow in fall. 

Zone: 3 to 9
Light: Partial shade to full sun
Moisture: Wet, moist, or dry
Soil Type: Sandy, loam, or clay (versitile!)
Tolerances: salty soil, sea spray, drought, poor soils

 
note: In autumn, the small leaflets filter into the grass as they fall, requiring little raking.
 
 

 
'Sunburst' Honey Locust
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tree                    9'                                  75.00            5                          New
 
This a great all around shade tree. It is fast growing to establish shade quickly and has very fine leaves that don't need raking in the fall since the can easily dehydrate and decompose quickly into the lawn. The tree is also very drought tolerant. The small, tightly clustered leaves give a soft, lace like appearance.
This is a graceful, spreading tree with emerging foliage. Its leaves are yellow, maturing to bright green.
 
The Sunburst grows about two feet a year. It’s perfect for getting quick shade to open areas of the lawn. And it’s very tolerant of salt, making it a perfect street tree. One of the brightest golden-yellow Honey Locusts, holding its colour throughout the season. Vigorous grower. A real standout.
 
Best of all this beauty is thornless and podless. It’s a lot friendlier to folks strolling near by and to the gardener who cleans up the yard!
 

Scientific Name: Gleditsia triancanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst'

Height: 25 feet

Growth rate: rapid
Spread: 23 feet

Foliage

   Summer Colour- Bright Golden Yellow turning Green
   Fall Colour- Golden Yellow

Shape: Spreading Long compound leaves have little leaflets giving the foliage a lacy effect. 

Plant Needs
Zone: 4b to 8
Light: full sun-partial shade
Moisture: Wet, moist, or dry
Soil Type: Sandy, loam, or clay (versitile!)
pH Range: 4.5 to 7.3

Tolerances: salty soil, sea spray, drought, poor soils

 
 

 
Black Locust
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1 gallon                                                                 15.00                 n/a
 
 We grow these seedlings, one of my favourite flowering trees, from seed. They are perfect minitures of what they look like as an adult.
A very fast growing tree (3-4ft/year)!! They make a beautiful show piece tree for your lawn. The tree has all white wisteria flowers which bloom in June and are extremely fragrant and is hardy. Make a row of them at the front of your property! A tree with thorns but extremely beautiful when in bloom.

A beautiful tree with charachter, great leaves, amazing white fragrant showy bracts, and just darn pretty!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Robinia pseudoacacia

Summary

Cold hardiness: Zone 3
Foliage: Deciduous broadleaf - bi-pinnate
Height: medium sized 30 to 70 feet

Growth rate: rapid 3-4 ft/year for first 10 years
Spread: 30 to 50 feet

Flowers: yellow/green May-June, extremely fragrant...attracts many honey bees!

Shape: Spreading at odd angles. 

Spring/summer Colour : bright green

Fall Colour: yellow  

Light: Partial shade to full sun
Moisture: Wet, moist, or dry
Soil Type: Sandy, loam, or clay (versitile!)
Tolerances: salty soil, sea spray, drought, poor soils

 
note: In autumn, the small leaflets filter into the grass as they fall, requiring little raking.
 

 
 
Black Locust " Purple Robe"
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tree      10 gallon                                                     95.00       7                            New
 
null If you're looking for something spectacular and exotic that is extremely easy to grow, be the first one in your town to showcase this tree on your lawn. This member of the pea family features bluish, fern-like, compound leaves made up of rounded oval leaflets. In late spring, when the foliage is still a fresh apple green color, dark pink wisteria-like clusters of blooms hang gracefully from the new branches. Their strong and sweet fragrance of honey and roses attracts insect pollinators in droves while the bright pink appeals to hummingbirds. Scarce, 4-7 cm knobby and leathery seeds pods persist on the trees through the winter, adding to interest.
The fast-growing tree has a semi-columnar habit, up to 15 m, and casts a light shade, which makes is ideal for planting in areas where grass or ornamental plants are to be grown beneath the canopy. These same qualities can be exploited when making a multiple-trunk planting.
Very tolerant of poor, dry and compacted soils once established, it is often used in xeriscaping.  
 
One of our biggest sellers last year....we have 2 ourselves!
 
 
Scientific Name: Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'
Summary
sun:    sun/part sun
height:    20-40ft
width :   20-30 ft
growth rate:     fast
hardiness:     zones 3-8(9)
soil:     well drained soils
flower:     dark pink
seed:    pods
foliage:    greenish-blue
fall colour:     yellow

Comment: ‘Purple Robe’ is considered to be a very easy-to-grow tree. It thrives in many difficult growing conditions. Violet purple spring flowers make this an interesting tree for the landscape. We have 2....that speaks for itself!
 
 
 

Black Locust "Twisted Baby"             
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  1 gallon                                                                         30.00           5                                                                                                                                              
 7 gallon                                                                         75.00            3                        New

 
 Here's a tree worthy of being a focal point in the connoisseur's garden.
 
Twisted Baby is one of the coolest looking trees.  It has the corkscrew look with the locust leaves...ever nice.
 
Anyway, this tree is beautiful all year long. The dense, drooping foliage creates pockets of dark and bright green club-like clumps when the sun shines through. And it's branches are twisting back in contorted crooks and even loops that are really visually impressive during a mid-winter snow. 
 
 
 
Just an awesome tree for the front yard!  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Robinia pseudoacacia 'Twisted Baby'

Summary
sun:    sun/part sun
height:    10-15 ft
width :   12 ft
growth rate:     moderate
hardiness:     zones 4-8(9)
soil:     well drained soils
flower:     white (rarely flowers)
seed:    no fruit
foliage:    curly leaves- Deciduous
fall colour:     yellow
comment: sweet
Lacy compound foliage with twisted, contorted stems. Adaptable to varied soil conditions except wet.
 
 
 
 

Black Locust "Semperflorens"             
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 7 gallon                                                                         75.00            2                        New
 
 
 

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Semperflorens’ is a very rich flowering cultivar of the Black Locust. It blossoms in June/July for the first time and knows a second blossoming in August/September, which causes it to wear flowers virtually all summer. The crème white flowers stand in long, hanging racemes which smell sweet and are loved by bees. Because of its rich blossoming this tree is a loved street and park tree.

It’s a powerfully growing tree which can reach 20-25 m, with a somewhat slender, oval, later on wide egg round crown. The crown is more regular then that of the species, but has the characteristic airiness which makes it such a nice shade tree. The twigs have little to no thorns.

It’s an old French cultivar, known since 1874.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Name: Robinia pseudoacacia 'Semperflorens'

Summary
sun:    sun/part sun
height:    50-75 ft
width :     20-30 ft
growth rate:     fast
hardiness:     zones 4-8
soil:     well drained soils
flower:     white raceems- flowers in late June and again in late summer
seed:    some pods
foliage:    green lacey leaves- Deciduous
fall colour:     yellow
comment: sweet scent and awesome look .




Bald Cypress  
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                  seedling                                                15.00                           57   
   tree                                           1.5m                    30.00                           20                                                 New
 
This lofty, deciduous conifer grows 50-75 ft. or taller. It is slender and conical in youth, becoming flat-topped in very old age. Sage-green, bipinnately compound leaves, which look more like feathers than needles, turn copper before falling. A tapering trunk is slightly buttressed at the swollen base. Knees develop mostly in poorly drained sitations. Exfoliating bark is red-brown to silver. Large, needled leaf, aquatic, deciduous tree often with cone-shaped knees projecting from submerged roots, with trunks enlarged at base and spreading into ridges or buttresses, and with a crown of widely spreading branches, flattened at top.
 
The knees only appear if planted in or near water.  However, a neat looking tree for the tree collector.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum
Summary
Foliage: blue/green Deciduous and Conifer (it loses its leaves but bares cones)
Height: 80-130ft+

Growth rate: very fast (3-7 ft/year)
Fall colour: reddish-brown
Form: pyramidal

Plant Needs
Zone: 5a to 9
Light: full sun to part-shade
Moisture: moist
Soil Type:  well drained soils/wet soils

Seed: cone

Comment: amazing tree for the large property

p.s. Do not plant in soil with a high pH.

 
 
 
 

Carolina Silver Bell (Halesia carolina) 
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                  seedling                                                20.00                          25                  New
 
This is a small deciduous tree to about forty feet tall or more. It is an understory tree in nature. An abundance of small, pendant white flowers trace the branches in spring. Seed capsules have four wings. The ideal situation is a moist but well-drained soil in part shade. It is recommended for zones 4 to 8.
 
A beautiful tree native to the United States, Halesia carolina has clusters of three to five, pendulous, white flowers with a golden center and delicate scent in late spring, borne on branches of one year old wood. The leaves are dark green turning golden yellow in a good, crisp autumn before falling.
Halesia carolina is a fantastic, branching flowering small tree, ideal for border planting or growing as a standalone specimen! Also known as Snowdrop tree.
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Halesia carolina

Summary
Foliage: green 
Height: 15-25ft

Growth rate: moderate (1-2 ft/year)
Flowers: White in late May, unmistakeable!

Fall colour: yellow
Form: small branching tree

Plant Needs
Zone: 4 to 9
Light: full sun to shade
Soil Type:  well drained

Comments: most sought after by collectors

 

 

 


 
Dawn Redwood (Dinosaur Tree) 
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                  seedling                1 gal                                            20.00                       10                   New
                 
               tree                      3 gal                                            25.00                          31                          
Dawn redwood is a rare deciduous conifer with bright green opposite needles that fade to coppery-golden in the autumn. It was believed to be extinct for centuries. Until first specimen were brought from China in 1941 and propagated throughout the world. This fast growing tree of pyramidal habit looks beautiful and at the same time exotic enough to stand on its own, or it can be used as a windbreak.
Needs moist or even soggy soil, once established the roots can stand in water.
               In the fall it turns a reddish-brown colour.This truly is a living fossil. It used to cover most of North America, but became extinct here and now only since 1941 was found in China.
 
A very fast growing tree (up to 7 feet a year! after established) and quite the showpiece. We have 3 of our own!
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
SummaryFoliage: blue/green Deciduous and Conifer (it loses its leaves but bares cones)
Height: 80-130ft+

Growth rate: very fast (3-7 ft/year)
Fall colour: reddish-brown
Form: pyramidal

Plant Needs
Zone: 5a to 9
Light: full sun to part-shade
Moisture: moist
Soil Type:  well drained soils/wet soils

Seed: cone

Comment: amazing tree for the large property. Home and Garden did a great write up on this tree.

p.s. Do not plant in soil with a high pH.

 

 


 
Canadian Serviceberry
                                                   Price $     Availability
 seedling                                                               15.00                  4                     New
 

Canadian serviceberry is a deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree which typically grows 15-30' tall. Features showy, 5-petaled, slightly fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters which appear before the leaves emerge in early spring. Finely toothed, elliptic, medium to dark green leaves (1-3" long) change to orange-red in autumn. Flowers give way to small, round, green berries which turn red and finally mature to a dark purplish-black in early summer. Edible berries resemble blueberries in size and color and are used in jams, jellies and pies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Name: Amelanchier canadensis
Summary:
Height: 25-30ft

Growth rate: medium-fast
Fall colour:orange- red (awesome)
Form: vase like

Plant Needs
Zone: 3b to 8

Light: full sun to part-shade
Moisture: moist
Soil Type:  well drained soils

Fruit: Showy Fruit, Edible Fruit

Comment: nice small native tree/shrub...great for small space and spring show and fall colours

 


 
Eastern Redbud                                                                        New                                                                           
                                                   Price $     Availability
 
 
1 gallon                                                                 15.00               15
7 gallon            175cm  +                                    90.00                  3
 
 
We grow these seedlings, another one of my personal favourites, from seed. They have perfect heart shaped leaves. They are the first tree to bloom in the spring and the prettiest. A perfect showpiece tree for a lawn. They are a small ornamental tree.
 
 
I love growing these from seed and have lots.
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: cercis canadensis

Summary
Foliage: Deciduous broadleaf- heartshape 
Height: 20-30 ft

Growth rate: moderate to fast (1-2 ft/year)
Flowers: purple/pink in May, unmistakeable!

Fall colour: yellow
Form: rounded

Plant Needs
Zone: 4 to 9
Light: full sun to shade
Moisture: moist
Soil Type:  (versitile!)







Eastern Redbud "Forest Pansy"
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5 gallon          4-5'                                                   50.00               8


‘Forest Pansy’ Eastern Redbud is a valued small tree for the home landscape.It has a profusion of tiny rose-purple, pea-like flower blooms which blanket the tree in early spring before the leaves emerge. During the summer the leaves become a beautiful purplish red color which will brighten up any landscape.

In early spring, 'Forest Pansy' awakens with a long-lasting profusion of bright purplish-pink blooms borne in clusters, before the leaves, along smooth gray branches. Its heart-shaped, blood-red leaves are finely veined and glossy when young, slowly turning a dark, purple-tinged green in full sun. Autumn foliage is a bouquet of reds, purples, oranges, and yellows. The plant's graceful branching structure stands out in winter.




Scientific Name: cercis canadensis "Forest Pansy"

Summary
Foliage: Deciduous broadleaf- heartshape 
Height: 15-30 ft

Growth rate: moderate
Flowers: purple/pink in May, unmistakeable!

Fall colour: yellow
Form: rounded

Plant Needs
Zone: 5a to 9
Light: full sun to part shade
Moisture: medium moist
Soil Type:  (versitile!)

Comments: fairly trouble free and adds reddish purple leaves to the yard not to mention is a small ornamental tree with amazing pink flowers.







Northern Catalpa
                                                      Price$     Availability
 
1 gallon      1-2ft                                                    15.00                  √  (40+) 
15-20 gallon      15-22ft                                          95.00                4 
          
 
 
My favorite flowering tree this year is the northern catalpa (catalpa speciosa), or cigar tree. It is the tree in our yard I use to gauge when summer has finally come. Being a very late to late tree, when I see the leaf buds form I know our threat of snow for the year is gone (for the most part).
 
The northern catalpa like the southern catalpa and the Empress tree is the species with the largest flowers. The tree can live up to 70 years and enjoys sunlight or partial shade. It has a rapid growth rate, which decreases with age, but can grow to be 10 feet within two years. The mature height of the northern catalpa ranges from 40 to 70 feet, while the mature spread is between 20 and 40 feet. The trees begin to flower after seven years, but it takes until age 10 before it begins producing quality seed crops.
 
The Northern Catalpa is a a better choice over the Empress due to the hardliness of it and it is native to Canada.
       
 
Scientific Name: Catalpa Speciosa
 
Summary
Hardiness Zones: 4-8
 Habit: Deciduous
 Growth Rate:  fast
 Site Requirements: Sun to partial shade; range of soil types (wet, dry) but prefers moist, well drained soil
 Texture: Coarse
 Form: Narrow, open, irregular rounded crown; spreading branches
 Height: 40 to 70'
 Width: 20 to 40'
 Leaf: 6 to 12" whorled or opposite, simple leaf; poor yellow-green to brown fall color
 Flower/Fruit: Upright panicle of white, bell shaped flowers with orange strips and purple spots and strips; long bean like fruit
 

 


Empress Tree
                                                      Price$     Availability
 
1 gallon                                                                   15.00               30
 

 

 

One of the most beautiful flowering trees from the orient. This native of China has become a favourite ornamental tree in Europe and North America for its spectacular flowers and fast growth. It grows easily 6 feet a year or more in its second and third year. Used as a shade tree for fast effect. It can become your favourite tree for colour.
Scientific Name: Paulownia Tomentosa
Summary
Foliage: Exotic looking deciduous broadleaf- large heartshape leaves
Height: 30-50 ft
Growth rate: Very Fast (6-10 ft/year)!!!
Flowers: Showy violet in late May to early June-striking!
Fall colour: yellow
Plant Needs
Zone: 5b/6 to 10
Light: full sun to part sun
Soil Type:  can grow in poor soil but needs good drainage.
 
That is Logan and me in front of 2 year old grove of Empress trees in Ottawa!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Fringe Tree

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tree         3 gallon         1-2'                                       20.00           3                          New

 

Possibly the best Ornamental Tree. Far better than 'Bradford Pear'.
Excellent in flower, like a White Forsythia tree. Causes cars to stop in their tracks. Good rounded form. Interesting bark. Very hardy, pollution tolerant, drought tolerant.
 
One of the finest of these spring bloomers is the fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus), a small tree considered by many to be one of the most beautiful North American native plants.

 

 

 

Scientific Name: Chionanthus virginicus

Summary
Foliage:  deciduous broadleaf
Height: small 12-20ft

Growth rate: fast for first 5 years then moderate

Flowers: the flowers are soft, white and threadlike

Fall colour: yellow
Plant Needs
Zone: 4 to 9

Light: full sun to part sun

Soil Type:  best in fertile well drained soil.

 

 

 

 

Chinese Fringe Tree

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tree         3 gallon   2-3'   heavy branching           25.00           1                        New
 

Chinese Fringe Tree is joy to behold. Its pure white fragrant flowers emerge in late May and hang in four-inch-long, spectacular terminal panicles. They appear to cover the tree with snowy white cotton for two to three weeks. More tree like than the native Fringe Tree.

 
Chinese fringe tree (C. retusus) maintains a smaller height, providing a beautiful show of color at eye-level. This tree is one of the most exciting small, flowering trees to come along in many years. It's also a plant form that is in tremendous demand for use in today's landscapes. As a result, the few nurseries that offer Chinese fringe trees can never seem to produce enough of them. Maybe it's just as well that this tree isn't as well-known as Grancy Graybeard, the common name for its native American cousin. Both are spectacular in the landscape, but the Chinese species is easier to grow and showier when it's in flower.
 
 

 

Scientific Name: Chionanthus retusus

Summary
Foliage:  deciduous broadleaf
Height: small 12-18ft

Growth rate: fast for first 5 years then moderate

Flowers: the flowers are soft, white and threadlike (denser and smaller than American fringe)

Fall colour: yellow
Plant Needs
Zone: 5 to 9

Light: full sun to part sun

Soil Type:  best in fertile well drained soil.
 
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Golden Chain Tree

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2 year seedling                                                       20.00              56

 
tree   "Vossii"           7-10 gallon                                95.00               4                          New
The most beautiful flowering tree to me is the Golden Chain. It simply has to be seen to be appreciated.  Better yet, buy one and find a place in your garden/lawn for a specimen(s). Everytime I see them in bloom, I am in awe~!
 
Pendulous golden yellow wisteria blooms, what more could you want?!
 
 
Below is a Goldenchain tree that grows on Central st. in Summerside, PEI! 

 

Scientific Name: Laburnum Alpinum

Summary
Foliage:  deciduous broadleaf
Height: small 10-18 ft

Growth rate: moderate

Flowers: Hanging chains of bright yellow flowers in late spring

Fall colour: yellow
Plant Needs
Zone: 5 to 8

Light: full sun to part sun

Soil Type:  best in well drained soil.
 

Golden Rain tree

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  tree                  1 gal       2'             20.00          50

tree                         3gal            3'                25.00              20

 

 
This gorgeous, fast growing, tree from China and Korea grows to 25ft tall. By mid to late summer, the crown is covered with bright golden yellow flowers. One gorgeous ornamental tree that flowers in late July and into August.
 
A great tree to place anywhere space is limited. It seems to thrive just about anywhere. Very hardy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Koelreuteria Paniculata
 
Summary
Foliage: 1 foot compound leaves appears shaggy
Height: small- medium sized 15-25 ft
Growth Rate: rapid
Flowers: yellow clusters-August
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-9
Light: full sun to light shade
Soil: tolerates hot dry summers, and any well drained soil
Comments:  My old neighbour has one and even young it flowers beautifully in August!
 
 


 

Ginkgo Biloba

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tree                                   1 gal                                 15.00                             √(100)

 

tree                    9-11ft   35mm                                     95.00                                  5                                  New

 
 

                

 

 
One of the coolest exotic looking trees (from ancient China) that I have had the pleasure of growing.  I just love the leaves. They look like fans and this tree can live over 3000 years old. Also the Ginkgo is well known for its medicinal properties.  This tree can be used anywhere as it is very poor soil tolerant. It is a good choice to grow close to the road where salt spray will take its toll on many other species. This tree is also very cold hardy and looks great into the fall with beautiful golden yellow leaves. Unmistakeable! Surely a conversation piece! Very Salt tolerant!
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair tree)
 
Summary
Foliage: Alternate, simple, fan-shaped, 2 to 3 inches long and wide, fan like
Height: 50-80 ft
Growth Rate: medium 12-18" year, fast for first 10 years then slows down
Flowers: Dioecious; tiny green males are borne on 1 inch long catkins; female "cones" are 1 1/2 to 2 inch long peduncles, bearing 1 to 2 ovules, present in mid-spring
Form: Pyramidal
Fall Foliage: yellow
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-9
Light: part shade- full sun
Soil Type: all types....prefers sandy/clay well drained.
 
 
 

Autumn Gold Ginkgo

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tree     3gal                                                                     25.00                              sold out                               

 
'Autumn Gold' is an all-male cultivar typically growing at maturity to 40-50' with a symmetrical, broadly spreading habit. Leaves turn a uniform golden yellow in autumn (spectacular when backlit by early morning or late afternoon sun) and persist for several weeks. When the leaves do drop, they drop rapidly, forming a golden carpet around the tree. Ginkgo is also commonly called maidenhair tree, which refers to the resemblance of the fan-shaped leaves to maidenhair fern leaflets (pinnate).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Ginkgo Biloba "autumn gold"
 
Summary
Foliage: Alternate, simple, fan-shaped, 2 to 3 inches long and wide, fan like
Height: 40-50ft
Spread:25-30ft
Growth Rate: medium 12-18" year, fast for first 10 years then slows down
Form: Pyramidal
Fall Foliage: Deep Yellow Fall Colour
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 3-9
Light: part shade- full sun
Soil Type: all types....prefers sandy/clay well drained.
 
 
 

 

Ginkgo 'Saratoga'

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tree     2gal                                                      20.00                             8              

 
A truly elegant variety with the most unique elongated pendulous leaves; stunning pyramidal form and consistent golden fall color, desirable males do not produce fruit; a great choice for home landscape use.
 
Saratoga Ginkgo has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The large fan-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Ginkgo Biloba "Saratoga"
 
Summary
Foliage: Alternate, simple, split-fan-shaped, 2 to 3 inches long and narrow
Height: 40-50ft
Spread:25-30ft
Growth Rate: medium 12-18" year, fast for first 10 years then slows down
Form: Pyramidal
Fall Foliage: Deep Yellow Fall Colour
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-9
Light: part shade- full sun
Soil Type: all types....prefers sandy/clay well drained.
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

Ginkgo 'Tubiformis'

 

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tree     2gal                                                      25.00                              n/a               

 
 
 
A semi-dwarf with smallish leaves curled inward. Tubiformis Ginkgo is an uprightform with light green leaves and an outstanding yellow fall colour.
 
 
Amazing tree with smaller leaves that emerge in rounded form as a tube and curl upward. A truly unique male clone.
 
 
A prized specimen for anyone.  Bonsai dream!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Foliage: Alternate, simple, tube-shaped fan
Height: 4-5ft
Growth Rate: slow
Form: vase
Fall Foliage: Deep Yellow Fall Colour
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-9
Light: part shade- full sun
Soil Type: all types....prefers sandy/clay well drained.
 
 
 

 
American Hornbeam (Blue-beach/Ironwood) 
 
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     tree            1gal                                                 15.00                              6
 
Handsome species of hornbeam with superb autumn colour which can be found growing in the wild as an attractive, under storey tree in the woods of Eastern North America. Carpinus caroliniana is a rare tree in the the nursery trade, with dark green leaves in spring / summer which turn fantastic shades of bright red, yellow and orange in autumn before falling.
 
 Once established this Carpinus has attractive, fluted bark and elegant arching branches. A superb garden tree for autumn colour! Plus interesting hop like fruit.
 
It has been known as Musclewood because of its sinewy, elongated, fluted shapes resembling muscles, especially with its smooth bark.
 
However even more commonly called Blue Beech in the US because of its smooth, grey-blue bark resembling a beech’s bark, not to mention general shape of the leaves.
 
In Canada a lot of people will call it Ironwood which in fact is really another tree, Ostrya virginiana.
 
So to simplify it (lol) we will refer to it as American Hornbeam.
 
Need a small tree with awesome fall colour, than this may be for you.
 
 

Scientific Name: Carpinus caroliniana

Summary
Foliage:  deciduous broadleaf

Spread: 20-25'
Height: small 25-30'

Growth rate: slow-moderate 

Fall colour: red, yellow and orange

Plant Needs
Zone: 3 to 8

Light: shade to full sun

Soil Type:  best in well drained soil.
Comments: Very hard to come by tree!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Japanese Pagoda Tree (Scholar Tree) 
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     tree            1gal                                                 20.00                          50
 
The Japanese Pagoda Tree is a good tree for midsummer flowers displaying its clusters of creamy-white pea-like flowers during the heat of summer when few other trees are in bloom. Also known as the Chinese Scholar Tree, this tree is native to China, Korea, and Vietnam, but curiously is not native to Japan.
 
Japanese Pagoda trees cast an attractive light dappled shade in youth, but a much more dense shade with maturity. The leaves offer a somewhat fernlike appearance having 6 to 10 inch compound leaves each with 9 to 13 small leaflets. The tree holds its green leaves well into November. Twigs of this tree remain green to provide winter color.
 
The creamy-white to yellowish-green large pea-like flowers in long hanging clusters blanket the tree anytime from early August to early September, with about a three week bloom period. Young seedling Pagoda trees, especially in the northern areas of its range, may not flower for the first ten or so years of its life.
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Sophora japonica/Styphnolobium japonicum  (new class.)

Summary
Foliage:  deciduous broadleaf
Height: small 10-18 ft

Growth rate: moderate

Flowers: greenish white flowers in mid-late summer

Fall colour: yellow
Plant Needs
Zone: 5 to 8

Light: full sun

Soil Type:  best in well drained soil.
Comments: Very hard to come by tree!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Japanese Snowbell
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                  seedling            1-2gal                          20.00                      58
 
 
The dainty flowers and delicate form of Japanese Snowbell (Styrax japonicus) make this small tree a favorite of plant connoisseurs. Its small, pure white, bell-shaped flowers hang below the leaves in late spring and early summer, maturing to handsome bean sized brown fruits that attract birds.
 
Japanese Snowbell (Styrax japonicus) is especially useful in today's smaller scale landscapes, as it matures to a height and spread of approximately 25 feet. Medium-green summer foliage becomes yellow in the fall.
 
 
 
Scientific Name: styrax japonicus
 
 
 
Summary
Foliage: small green leaves
Fall Colour: Yellow
Height: 25-30ft
Growth Rate: fast
Flowers: whitebell shaped flowers hang profusely from branches in late June
Form: upright spreading
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light:  full sun
Soil Type: all types
Comments: Had to have this one too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Fragrant Snowbell
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                                                                                                                                                                New
            tree                     3gal                             25.00                       n/a
               tree                  1gal                              20.00                           5
 
Fragrant snowbell is a small, slender, upright tree with ascending branches and rounded crown or a large shrub. Typically grows 20-30' tall. Bell-shaped, fragrant, white flowers with showy yellow stamens appear in pendulous, terminal racemes (to 8" long) in May-June (somewhat late for trees). Flowers are often partially obscured by the large, velvety, oval-rounded, medium green leaves (to 8" long). Flowers give way to drupes which may persist into late autumn. Smooth gray bark exfoliates on the trunks of older trees revealing an attractive orange inner layer and resulting winter interest.
 
 
Scientific Name: styrax obassia
 
Summary
Foliage: small oval green leaves
Fall Colour: Yellow
Height: 20-30ft
Growth Rate: medium fast
Flowers: whitebell shaped flowers hang profusely from branches in late June
Form: upright spreading
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 5b-8
Light:  full sun to part shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: We planted one....:)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Katsura 
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            seedling              1gal                             15.00                       15
              seedling               2gal                              25.00                       25                                                     New
               tree                     10gal                              40.00                    7  
 
 
You don't get caramels from it, but some think the wonderful Katsura tree smells like caramel or cotton candy when it loses it's leaves in the fall. Besides being wonderful to smell in the fall, the Katsura sports a lovely blend of orange-, raspberry- and apricot-coloured leaves. The Katsura is no slouch in other seasons, either. In the spring Katsura has reddish-purple new growth, in summer it sports heart-shaped blue-green leaves and in winter the gray, slightly exfoliating bark lends interest. This lovely shade tree is hardy throughout most of the Untied States and Canada and deserves to be planted more frequently.
 
The Katsura is native to Japan and eastern Asia and is widely used as a landscape tree in those areas. The Latin name, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, refers to the leaves, which look like one of our native trees, the Redbud. Katsura leaves are blue-green, lighter below, and heart-shaped. In the spring the leaves emerge tinged with purple or red, and some trees hold a trace of colour in their leaves throughout the summer.
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light:    sun/part sun
height:    40-60ft
width :   30-40ft
growth rate:     fast
hardiness:     zones 4b
soil:     well drained soils but likes to be watered when young
flower:     n/a
Spring colour:    reddish-purple
Summer colour: dark bluish-green
fall colour:     yellow/apricot orange
Comments:  To add to the autumn pizzazz, as the leaves fall they give off a modestly spicy odor making you think of cotton candy. But the performance is not over. Once bereft of leaves, Katsuratree bark takes over the show with a beautiful pattern of slight exfoliation and medium gray color that is generally very handsome.
 
I love this tree. Oh and yes we have one on our grounds.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amur Maackie
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               Seedling                 1gal                             15.00                     5                            New
 
An attractive and rare small tree with so much to offer - showy upright spikes of white flowers in mid-summer when few trees bloom, tidy ash-like foliage which emerges a fuzzy silver, and glowing golden bark; very clean, excellent for small yards.
 
 
Amur Maackia features showy spikes of fragrant creamy white pea-like flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. It has attractive forest green foliage which emerges silver in spring. The pinnately compound leaves are ornamentally significant. The mottled olive green bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Maackie Amurensis
 
Foliage: green
Height: 20-25ft
Width: 20-25ft
Growth Rate: slow
Flowers: white on spikes
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 3a-8
Light: prefers full sun
Soil Type: Avoid very wet soil. Suitable for most sites
 
Comment: can handle salt, polution etc...a great pretty little tree
 
 
 
 

Toba Hawthorn 
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                  tree                  10gal       7'+                   75.00                      3                           New
 
The Toba Hawthorn, Crataegus x mordenensis ‘Toba’, is hardier than some of the other Hawthorns. This tree was introduced by the Morden Station of Manitoba, Canada. It bears fragrant, large, double white flowers that turn to pink. The foliage is glossy, and it bears 1/2 inch red fruit. The glossy dark green foliage turns to yellowish-brown in fall. A unique feature of this tree is that the trunk is somewhat twisted. Toba has a broad, upright habit that is rounded, silver gray bark on twisted branches, site adaptable. The bark is amber colored with medium texture, branches are armed with slender 1-3 inch thorns.This is the showiest of the Hawthorns, double scarlet to rose, flowers in the spring.  Nice oval shape dense upright spreading oval.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Crataegus mordenensis Toba
 
Summary
Foliage: green
Height: 18ft
Width: 13ft
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: dark pink, rose like, late spring to early summer (few weeks of bloom)
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 3a-8
Light: prefers full sun
Soil Type: Avoid very wet soil. Suitable for most sites
 
Comment: I love the Hawthorns....! Extremely cold hardy!  I like them better than crabtrees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Paul's Scarlet Hawthorn 
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                  tree                  10gal                               75.00                      1                            New
 
 
 
Stunning clusters of dark pink to red, double scented flowers produced late spring, early summer - Pauls Scarlet Hawthorn Tree will make its mark in any garden!
 
 
Paul's Scarlet Hawthorn is a small, rounded deciduous thorny tree with thorny branches and lobed, glossy leaves. Leaves are glossy, dark green, oval to elliptical, with three to five rounded lobes and a toothed margin. In the blooming season, branches are smothered with fully double, light red flowers. Flowers are followed by bright red fruits in autumn.
 
 
The Pauls Scarlet hawthorn is able to withstand seasons of drought and cold and prefers dry climates and moderate to full sun.  The tree  grows 20-30 feet tall with a rounded top and dense thorny branches and is hardy to USDA Zone 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul's Scarlet’
Summary
Foliage: green
Height: 20-30ft
Width: 20-25ft
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: scarlet, late spring to early summer (few weeks of bloom)
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-8
Light: prefers full sun
Soil Type: Avoid very wet soil. Suitable for most sites
 
Comment: The most beautiful of the hawthorns!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Pee Gee Hydrangea Standard
 
                                                                          Price $                 Availability
                  tree                  5gal                                70.00                  sold                 New
 
Hydrangea paniculata (Pee Gee Hydrangea) flowers late summer to early fall bearing large cone-shaped flowers that start out white and fade to pink and then bronze in fall. Pee Gee Hydrangea was named originally for the P and G in Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ however many nurseries now call all Hydrangea paniculata cultivars Pee Gee. There are standards (grafted) and bush type.
 
The best type of Peegee hydrangea is the standard tree form, not the bush. The longer branches mean blooms. In Quebec, the Peegee variety is know as Quatre Saisons (Four Seasons), because the flower goes through four stages of colour — white to green to pink and to brown.

You know they're ready to pick for drying when a burgundy tone forms on the tips and the flowers on the branch overall are firm to the touch.
Scientific Name: H. paniculata 'Grandiflora' (PG)
 
Summary
Light:   Full sun
height:    10-15ft
width :   10-15
growth:  slow-medium
hardiness:     zones 3a
soil:     well drained soils
flower:   changes from green to white to red to brown
 
Comments: great choice for a tree form of hydrangea and for dry cuttings
 
 
 
 

 
 
Persian Parrotia (Persian Ironwood or Parrot tree)

                                                   Price $               Availibility

 

 seedling        2-3'      1gal                                     20.00                                        19

 

 
   A stunning specimen tree. It is the foliage of Persian Parrotia which attracts the most attention, unfolding as reddish-purple young leaves, maturing to a lustrous, dark green through the summer, and then finally putting on a brilliant autumn display of various hues of vivid yellow, burnt orange, and deep, pure scarlet. Even in winter Persian Parrotia is a striking landscape element, the much-branched canopy and multiple trunks finally able to clearly display their attractive peeling bark and spectacular form. Trunk and bark character can be displayed year -round by removing lower branches and foliage. Can be containerised and is outstanding in any landscape. It is grown for its distinctive spreading habit, its brilliant autumn foliage display, its showy exfoliating bark and its curious late winter ruby red flowers. Cultivated specimens usually have a single, relatively short trunk which forks near the ground, and a rounded crown composed of wide spreading, horizontal, arching, or even drooping branches. The leaves of Persian ironwood look much like those of the related American tree, witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) - they are alternate, coarsely wavy edge toothed above the middle and 3-5 in long. The lustrous dark green leaves turn bright yellow, orange and purplish red in the autumn. Persian ironwood is attractive when not in leaf, too: the smooth bark on the trunk and larger branches peels and flakes, creating a mottled patchwork of green, beige, white and gray blotches. The flowers are a showy curiosity. They have no petals; what you see are spiderlike clusters of ruby red stamens borne along the naked branches in late winter, before the leaves emerge.
 
 
Scientific Name: Parrotia Persica
 
Summary
Light:    sun/part sun
height:    15-30 ft
width :   15-30 ft
growth rate:     slow-medium
hardiness:     zones 4b
soil:     well drained soils
flower:     red
Spring colour:    reddish-purple
Summer colour: green
fall colour:     yellow/orange-scarlet
Comments:  also noted for its amazing exfoliated bark.  For the price well worth it!  I planted a small one and it is doing fine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'Redmond' Linden (Basswood)

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Tree                                          35mm                    75.00           5                          New

 

  Redmond’ Linden grows 35 to 45 feet tall and 20 to 40 feet wide forming a pyramidal shape with upright branches and shiny leaves and is quite drought-tolerant. The tree is pyramidal when young but develops into a striking specimen with an upright, oval canopy atop a tall, straight trunk. The lower branches on the species remain on the tree and gently drape toward the round before sweeping up in a gentle curve. This cultivar has a more upright habit so branches will not droop as much as the species. The four to eight-inch-long, heart-shaped leaves are dark green throughout the year fading only to pale green or yellow before dropping in autumn. 

 

In June, the trees produce abundant, two to three-inchwide clusters of very fragrant, light yellow blooms which are extremely attractive to bees, who make a delicious honey from their harvests. The small, grey nut which is later produced will persist on the tree until midwinter. The trunk on the species can grow to six feet or more across on mature specimens.                                                

Redmond has the largest leaves of the Lindens and its dense foliage is glossy green with bright yellow autumn colour.

 
Scientific Name: Tilia Americana 'Redmond'
 
Summary
Zone:  3
 Height:  35'
 Spread:  25'
 Shape:  Densely pyramidal
 Foliage:  Medium green
 Flower:  Color is green-yellow.   Pleasant fragrant, showy and summer flowering.  
 Fruit:  Oval-round and is dry or hard.  The fruit colour is light yellow turning to tan.  Attracts bees in July.    
 Fall Foliage Color:  Yellow
 Comments:  Redmond Linden makes a very hardy and tough tree.  Redmond grows rapidly and develops heavy caliper as a young tree, becoming pyramidal and symmetrical as it matures.  Its large leaves give it a coarser textured appearance.  It has a uniform shape with reddish branches in winter. A wonderful shade tree.  We have lots of lindens on our property....just gorgeous!
 
YOU can make honey from the Linden tree!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The Linden Tree
At wellside, past the ramparts,
there stands a linden tree.
While sleeping in its shadow,
sweet dreams it sent to me.
And in its bark I chiseled
my messages of love:
My pleasures and my sorrows
were welcomed from above.
Today I had to pass it,
well in the depth of night -
and still, in all the darkness,
my eyes closed to its sight.
Its branches bent and rustled,
as if they called to me:
Come here, come here, companion,
your haven I shall be!
The icy winds were blowing,
straight in my face they ground.
The hat tore off my forehead.
I did not turn around.
Away I walked for hours
whence stands the linden tree,
and still I hear it whisp'ring:
You'll find your peace with me!
 
Wilhelm Müller
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Sassafras Tree (aka Mitten Tree)
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tree                        3 gal  3-4'                             35.00             18       
 
"Sassafras.  It isn't called anything else, unless you ask the children: to them it's a "mitten tree" because of the bilobed leaves, so distinctive that any grade schooler can identify this tree.  No common names, no cultivars, just the one fizzy, sibilant, Indian sounding name: Sassafras.
 
Although it sounds vaguely Algonquian, it's not a native word, but likely the Spanish corruption of the Latin name saxifrage. 
 
Root beer was once made from the roots.
 
These wonderful deciduous trees can reach a height of 50 – 120 feet. Their leaves are fragrant, sometimes having a root beer scent. They have smooth-edged leaves that can have three varying shapes; elliptical, 2-lobed, or 3-lobed. Sassafras trees have beautiful fall colours of reds, purples, yellows, and oranges. You may be surprised at how much you will enjoy having this tree in your yard." - posted by Laurrie at My Weeds Are Very Sorry .
 
I planted one last year, in memory of and over where I buried my dog "Sam". Now I shall always be reminded of his wonderful personality.
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Sassafras Albidum
 
Summary
Spring/Summer Foliage: green (fragrant leaves!!!!)
Fall Foliage:red, purple, yellow and orange
Height: 50-100ft
Growth Rate: medium
Zone: 4a
Light: full sun-partial shade
Soil Type: moist, well drained
Comments:The Sassafras is a great tree to find on a hot summer afternoon for its shade, or on an autumn hike for its multi-coloured beauty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Silk Tree
                                                   Price $   Availability
regular silk tree  seedling                                    8.00                  by summer
 
 
 
 
 
 An amazing looking little tree. Ladden with feathery lacelike leaves. The tree only gets better when it blossoms with powderpuff purplish pink fowers. Their small flowers are in bundles, with showy stamens much longer than the petals. A great choice for Bonzai or a sheltered spot in your yard. Will even make a great indoor specimen.
 
One of my favourites.  I personally love growing them.
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Albizia julibrissin
 
Summary
Foliage: green-burgandy, fall yellow
Height: 30-40 ft
Growth Rate: fast - 3ft or more a year
Flowers: pinkish in mid summer
 
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 6a-10b (will grow in 5b sheltered)
Light: full sun-partial shade
Soil Type: moist, well drained
 

 
 
Sourwood Tree
                                                   Price $   Availability
seedling     2 gallon                                          30.00               3                    New
 
If you love bright red autumn foliage,  look no further than the slow-growing, easy-care sourwood tree. Too often we plant burning bushes (Euonymus alata) for that blast of pure red, but they are awkward, twiggy shrubs with little to recommend them except for their vivid color for a week or so in October. Sourwoods (Oxydendrum arboreum) turn that same gorgeous scarlet in autumn, plus they're attractive year-round.
 
Here's a rundown of sourwood virtues:
-they grow slowly to 15-30 feet, with a pyramidal shape that's easy to fit into smaller gardens.
-In spring, their leaves come on with pretty bronze tints
-In summer, the leaves are large (5-8" long), deep green, and showy. Sourwoods flower in summer, with fragrant creamy white flowers that drip off the tips of the branches. Best of all, the seed capsules dry to silvery gray and contrast beautifully with the bright autumn foliage.
-The fireworks begin in mid-late September, when leaves blast red and hang on the tree well into November.
-Sourwoods have a handsome winter silhouette.
Sourwoods can be grown in a container for their first few years. In the garden, they do best in sunny locations with well-drained soil. Keep them irrigated, mulch well in winter and avoid underplanting because sourwoods resent competition. I can't imagine a more beautiful autumn scene than a bright red sourwood planted against the luminescent gold of a ginkgo or katsura tree....
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Oxydendrum arboreum
 
Summary
spring foliage: bronze
summer foliage: green
Fall foliage: scarlet
Height: 15-30ft
Growth Rate: slow-moderate
Flowers: white bells in mid summer (lnown as the lilly of the valley tree)
 
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 5a-7b
Light: full sun
Soil Type: moist, well drained, acidic
 
Comments: Ericaceae-Heather and Rhodie family origin.  Absolutely my wifes favourite tree on earth. One of my favs.
 
 
 
 
 
Yes we have one!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Japanese Stewartia)

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Tree            3-4'    well branched                          45.00             19

Tree         4-5'   well branched             65.00           n/a

 

 
A multi-stemmed, deciduous tree with a rounded columnar form, stewartia features stunning bark that exfoliates in strips of gray, orange, and reddish brown once the trunk attains a diameter of 2 to 3 inches. Serrated foliage emerges bronzy purple in spring, develops into a dark green by summer, and turns red or orange in the fall. In midsummer, "glamorous" white camellia-like flowers open in random succession and are followed by pointed brown seed pods.
 
 
Truly a 4 season tree!
 
 
 
 If there ever was 1 tree to have above all, this would be it!
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Stewartia pseudocamellia
Summary
Light:    Full sun/part sun
height:    30 ft
width :   15-30 ft
growth rate:     slow
hardiness:     zones 5
soil:     well drained soils
flower:     white
Bloom: Summer
Spring foliage colour:    bronzy purple
Summer colour:  dark green
fall colour:     red or orange
Comments: Everything about this tree is desireable and stunning, from its fall foliage to its late summer white flowers to its exfoliated bark.
A personal fav! 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Stewartia Pseudocamellia var. Koreana (aka Korean Stewartia)

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      Tree            2-3'     branched                              25.00               20                    New

 
 
Korean Stewartia flowers are reported to be more open-faced than Japanese Stewartia, but our stock have flowers cupped in addition to open-faced. More compact than wild growing Japanese stewartia. Great for containers and small gardens. Loves late afternoon sun.
It is a slow growing tree noted for its rich, smooth, light tan-white bark and camellia like flowers. Flowers are smaller than S. pseudocamellia, but larger than S. monadelpha. Ideal specimen for discerning residential landscapes.
 
 A small (20 to 25') tree with a rich, smooth, light tan-white bark. On young plants, the bark exfoliates in relatively long, shiny cinnamon brown sheets, not unlike Acer griseum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Stewartia pseudo. var. koreana
Summary
Light:    Full sun/part sun
height:    20-25 ft (Usually smaller!)
width :   15-20ft
growth rate:     slow
hardiness:     5-7
soil:     well drained soils
flower:     white
Bloom: Summer
Spring foliage colour:    bronzy purple
Summer colour:  dark green
fall colour:     red or orange
Comments: Everyone should have a stewartia! Shipable!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Tulip Tree
                                                   Price $   Availbility
 
 
 tree                              1gal                                15.00           √ (15)
tree                               3 gal       4-5'                  25.00              50
 
 
 
One of the largest and most beautiful of all North American trees. It is a member of the Magnolia family noted by the beautiful tulip like flowers it exibts in May. This tree cannot be mistaken, based on its strange shapped leaves. It is a very fast growing tree that should find a place in any large yard! An ideal specimen tree.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow
Height: 75-100 ft
Growth Rate: very fast 1-4 ft/year
Flowers: spring to early summer- yellow/green with orange
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-9
Light: full sun-partial shade
Soil Type: moist, well drained
Comment:  We have one and she has to be one of our favs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Variegated Tulip Tree
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 tree                              5gal      5'                          35.00           0                               New
 
Another tall and handsome tree like Lirodendron tulipulifera but with a yellow rim to its leaves and a more conical shape. Produces the same big, tulip-like single flowers in Spring. Flowers only grow after 7 years or older.
 
Handsome and a strong grower.  Needs space and will make an outstanding specimen on your grounds.  Everyone will notice the leaves and will envy your tree!
 
 
Shorter than the Tulip Tree. 'Aureomarginatum', tulip tree's variegated cultivar, is among the most elegant of variegated trees. The unusually shaped leaves emerge bright, creamy white with a splash of fresh green in the center. The color softens in summer to dark green and chartreuse.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera 'aureomarginatum'
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow
Height: 40 ft
Width: 25ft
Growth Rate:  fast 1-3 ft/year
Flowers: spring to early summer- yellow/green with orange
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4b-9
Light: full sun-partial shade
Soil Type: moist, well drained
Comment:  I saw one in Summerside, PEI....I loved it and decided I wanted one too.
 
 
 

 
 
Yellowwood
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tree                        1g           1'                                   15.00                 sold out
tree                        3 gallon      3-4'                          30.00               24
 
 
Yellowwood is thought to be one of the best medium-sized,  flowering tree. Its white, fragrant, pea-like flowers hang in 15-inch-long clusters in spring, and, in some years, the tree offers attractive yellow fall foliage. Yellowwood also has a beautiful framework of branches that provides winter interest. It is a tree that has always astounded me by its beauty yet is underappreaciated in landscaping in Canada. It is one of my top 10 favourite North American trees. It has smooth grey bark and is considered a prime ornamental.
 
It takes about 10 years for a seedling to reach maturity at which time the tree will flower.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Cladrastis kentukea
 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow-Pinnately compound, alternate, up to 1 foot long, with seven to 11 leaflets up to 4 inches long
Height: 30-50ft
Form: rounded
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: medium 1 ft/year
Flowers: Perfect flowers are white, fragrant and pea-like, about 1 inch long and hang in 15-inch-long racemes in mid-May.
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-8
Light: full sun-partial shade
Soil Type: moist, well drained
 
 

 
Kentucky Coffee Tree
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 seedling                                                            10.00                     √ (0)
 
 
tree                          10 gallon         4-5ft             45.00                15
 
 
 
 
This tree is easily recognized in summer by its huge compound leaves, and in winter by its bold outline, is present natively in Southern Ontario (at risk), but is primarily found in the United States. Thick fruit pods containing large seeds (or beans) are found only on female trees, and often hang on during winter. Pioneers in Kentucky and elsewhere used the beans as a coffee substitute (hence the common name), and Native Americans roasted the beans for food. Don't do this as they are mildly poisonous!! This tree is a handsome tree that looks interesting in winter and tropical almost in summer. It has a place on large lawns and is often found on golf courses and parks. The tree only offers semi shade and therefore, grass will grow beneath it.
 
One of the most salt tolerant trees around!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Gymnocladus dioicus
 
Summary
Foliage: green-bronze, fall yellow/green- huge compound leaves
Height: 50-80 ft
Form: upright and irregular to dense and symetrical....varies
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: fast at first few years then slow
Flowers: May-June little green white flowers
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-8
Light: full sun-partial shade
Soil Type: moist, deep soil, alkaline
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                             Top of page                                                                                                                                                                               
 
 
 

 
Butternut
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1 year                                                                     10.00                  0
2 year seedling     1 gallon                               15.00                 25
 
The Butternut tree is the reason I got into trees in the first place.  I saw one of these almost tropical looking trees in a park near where I live and couldn't identify what it was.  When I did, I had to have one! Then I read up about them and found out how rare they are and endangered. Also how tastey the nuts are! They used to be used like money and were traded about 200 years ago in the Montreal area. Some of the Confederate soldiers during hte American civil war used the dye in the nuts to dye their rag tag uniforms.
 
 

Scientific Name: Juglans Cinerea

 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow- Pinnately compound, alternate, 11-19 stalkless leaflets, dull, fine hairy, dark green surface
Height: 40-60 ft
Form: upright and irregular to dense and symetrical....varies
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Flowers: May-June yellow-green flowers
Fruit: Oblong, oval kernel is sweet, oily buttery flavour, harvested in late October
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 3-8
Light: full sun seems best yet also does well at edge of forest with partial shade
Soil Type: moist
 
 
 

 

Black Walnut

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2 year seedling                                                     15.00             25

3 year seedling                                        20.00            n/a

 
 
This tree is prized for its beautiful wood and the tasty nuts which are avidly harvested in the autumn. I love this tree, a close cousin of the Butternut. It looks exotic with the pinnate leaves. It is nice to see groves of these trees or even a few running the length of someones lawn or bordering ones driveway. They are majestic and deserve a place on any large lawn. However, they require space as they produce Juglans which is a chemical that can kill or hamper growith of other plants or trees.  I recommend anyone who can plant one or more of this beautiful nut tree.
 
 

Scientific Name: Juglans Nigra

 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow- Pinnately compound, alternate, 15-23 stalkless leaflets, dull, fine hairy, dark green surface
Height: 30-40 ft
Form: upright short bole and wide crown when grown in the open of a yard.
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Flowers: May-June yellow-green
Fruit: round, oval kernel is sweet, oily buttery flavour, harvested in late October
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 3-8
Light: full sun seems best
Soil Type: fertile lowlands
 
 
 
 

Heartnut
                                                            
                                                                               Price $   Availability

seedling                                                                  $10              300+

 

 
 
Heartnuts are a beautiful variety of the Japanese walnut. They open like a locket, with two flat heart-shaped halves. You will most likely find heartnuts growing in northern states, Canada and Europe.

Heartnuts have been shown to be a healthful nut— high in fiber, antioxidants, and protein. The taste has been described as sweet, mild and pleasing. A wonderful nut for cooking and baking, it is especially flavourful toasted.
Heartnuts shells are great for crafting. Their heart shape and natural texture work well in wreaths and decorations. Your imagination is the only limit to uses for heartnuts!  I own 2 nice size ones on my land up west on the Island and they are growing fast.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         credit for picture on right-Gordon Wilkinson
 
 

Scientific Name: Juglans ailantifolia var. cordiformis

 
Summary
Foliage: green, fall yellow- Pinnately compound, alternate, 15-17 stalkless leaflets, The whole leaf is downy-pubescent, and a somewhat brighter, yellower green than many other tree leaves.
Height: 40-60ft
Form: upright short bole and wide crown when grown in the open of a yard.
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Flowers: May-June yellow-green catkins
Fruit: heartshapped to oval kernel is sweet, oily buttery flavour, harvested in late October
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: full sun to partial
Soil Type: fertile
Comment: loves our climate
 
 
 
Buartnut too!!  similar....
 
 

Amur Maple
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3 year seedling                                                  15.00              √ (35) 
 
I loved the Amur maple as it looks a lot like a Japanese Maple. So much so we added it to our own garden. The Amur has the ability to function as a shrub or small tree. With the most beautiful of all fall colours. You can definitley find a place to plant this on your lawn or garden!
 
This little tree is a very very hardy one.
 
 
The specimen to the right is a nice shrub on our lawn. All new growth is red and in the fall the tree is a beautiful flame red. 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Name: Acer ginnala

 
Summary
Foliage: has scarlet/red fall coloring.
Height: 8-20ft
Form: spreads wide
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: slow (yet branches out fast...so can become a shrub rather fast)
Flowers: May-Panicle of fragrant white flowers in spring;
Fruit: red winged seeds green
 
Plant Needs
Zone: 3-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
 
 

Weeping Nootka False Cyprus
                                                   Price $   Availability
3gallon                                                                     20.00             6
7 gallon             ‡                                                     90.00               sold out
5 gallon              ‡                                                     75.00               4                                      New
 
 
 
 
This magnificent tree makes an unusual and striking lawn specimen.It is native to the north american west coast.It is very graceful in appearance with its spreading, down-curved branches and weeping branchlets.
 
My wife loves them and I think they look cool. So we had to get some.
 
You see them on every other lawn and wonder what they are....well wonder no more....and come and get yourself one!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
 
Zone: Zone 5
Height: to 10 m
Spread: to 6 m
Growth Rate: slow growing 6"-8" year
Plant Needs
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
comment:  my wife loves them...so ya we have one
 
 
 
 

Copper Curls Pekin Lilac Tree

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Tree     7ft       ‡                                                  80.00                        2                New

 
 
 
A new introduction of a species whose time has arrived; showy airy plumes of creamy white flowers in summer like it's close relative the tree lilac, but it's the rich copper-coloured peeling bark that steals the show, incredible in winter against the snow.
 
 
Copper Curls Pekin Lilac features showy plumes of fragrant creamy white flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling coppery bronze bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Syringa pekinensis "SunDak"

 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3a
Height:  25 feet
Spread:  25 feet
Flower:  Creamy white. Fragrant. Early summer.
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
Description: Large clumps of fragrant ivory flowers in June. Heavy bloomer. Burgandy fall leaf colour. Copper-bronze peeling bark.
Growth Rate: medium
Soil Type: all types
Comment:  a new type...well worth it for the peeling bark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ivory Silk Lilac Tree

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tree   11'     ‡                                  80.00            n/a              

 
A tree that you simply must have in your garden! A heavily flowering tree, covered by large plumes of small white flowers in the beginning of summer. It just keeps flowering and getting better every year!
 
One of the most sought after landscape trees. "Ivory" is the best cultivar of the silk lilac trees. You won't regret getting one. 
 
It doesn't take up that much room and yet it makes up for its small size with its showy floral display!
 
Extremely fragrant! A feast for your eyes!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Syringa reticulata

 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3
Height:  20 feet
Spread:  20 feet
Flower:  Creamy white. Fragrant. Early summer.
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
Description: Large clumps of fragrant ivory flowers in June. Heavy bloomer. Burgandy fall leaf colour.
Growth Rate: medium
Soil Type: all types
Comment: very popular!
 
 

 
 
Golden Eclipse Lilac Tree

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Tree     6-7ft       ‡                                                  80.00                        2            New

 

  A true gem for the discerning home landscape, this is a small accent tree with showy cream-variegated foliage all season, large frothy white flowers in early summer and a neat upright habit; use as a specimen, best with some afternoon shade. 
 
Golden Eclipse Japanese Tree Lilac features showy plumes of fragrant creamy white flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. It has attractive yellow-variegated green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are ornamentally significant but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Syringa reticulata 'Golden Eclipse'

 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 3a
Height:  20 feet
Spread:  15 feet
Flower:  Creamy white. Fragrant. Early summer.
Foliage:  Green with yellow variegaition around leaf.
Form:  upright-Rounded.
Description: Large frothy white flowers in June. Heavy bloomer. 
Growth Rate: medium
Soil Type: all types
Comment: love the variegated foliage!
 
 
 

 
Red Buckeye

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Seedling                         2-3'                                 20.00                       23

 
Red Buckeye is a small North American native tree, capable of reaching 25 to 30 feet tall in the wild though is most often at 15 to 20 feet high when grown in cultivation. Red Buckeye is most popular for its springtime display of three to six-inch-long, upright, terminal panicles composed of 1.5-inch-wide, red flowers which are quite attractive to hummingbirds. These blooms are followed by flat, round capsules which contain bitter and poisonous seeds. The large, dark green, palmate leaves usually offer no great color change in fall and often drop as early as late September.
 
An established Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia, can grow into a spectacular understory tree just right for the back edge of the hummingbird garden. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds appear to be one of its principal pollinators. Its non-symmetrical shape makes it a good accent plant.
 
Red Buckeye, procuces very showy clusters of bright red flowers in early to late spring. The leaves are quite unique and grow as 5 leaflet palmately compound, which emerge a bronzy red and later turn dark green. Best grown as a small multi-stem tree. Can grow quite larges if left unpruned. Grow rather slowly so pruning once a year in spring after blooming works well, to keep in bounds.Once mature, large rounded brown seed is produced. A very unique plant for any garden!
 
 
Scientific Name: Aesculus Pavia
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4b
Height:  25-30 feet
Spread:  25 feet
Flower:  deep RED pannicles
Bloom: Spring
Foliage:  Green
Fall Foliage: orange-yellow
Form:  Rounded.
Growth Rate: medium-SLOW
Soil: Average
Comments: Small enough to accomodate any garden. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Briotti Red Horse Chestnut

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Tree           3-5ft                                                        40.00            9                          New

Perhaps the most spectacular of all trees that I have seen is the Red Horsechestnut. Chestnut trees are loved for not only their chestnuts, leaves but also their floral display.  Usually, they are seen in white but with this cultivar, Red is the colour of the flowers.
 
One of the few trees that attracts Hummingbirds!
 
This deep rose red flowering horsechestnut has larger and denser flower clusters than its parent, but still retains its disease resistance.
 
One of the most beautiful trees out there! A personal favourite of mine.
 
 
Yes we have one!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Name: Aesculus x carnea ‘Briottii’

 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun - partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5a
Height:  40 feet
Spread:  40 feet
Flower:  ruby-red. Fragrant. Late May-early June.
Foliage:  Green.
Form:  Rounded.
Description: Will make a very nice round to broad-round tree reaching a height of 25-50'.  The attractive, rose-red flowers bloom in June atop the lustrous green leaves. 'Briotti' is near fruitless, so it makes no mess in the landscape.
Growth Rate: slow-medium
Soil Preference: Will tolerate drought, some wetness and some salt but prefers a soil that is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 7.0 - 7.7)

Attributes: Pest tolerant
Pests: None of major concern
Diseases: None of major concern
Care: Pruning is not recommended while the tree is young.
Comments: Get one Get two Get three....but at least get one...before they are gone! 
 
 

 

Fort McNair Red Horse Chestnut Tree

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Tree      3-4ft  well branched 10gal                    50.00                       sold out             

  

This Red Horse Chestnut is a tree that would not necessarily have occurred in nature, but this gorgeous cultivar brings together the best of both of it’s parents, the Buckeye, and the Horse Chestnut.
 
Buckeye and Horse Chestnut trees are in the same family, and they both share a similar leaf pattern and flower type, but with the cross from the Buckeye Asculus pavia, and the Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum, a bright 5-8 inch pink or red flower is produced with trademark yellow throats. 
 
A magnificent oval headed tree with large leaves and deep pink flowers with yellow throats in upright clusters 10" or more in length. A must tree for the collector. More compact in growth than other Horsechestnuts. Dark green summer leaves with fairly good fall colour ranging from gold to orange. It's stout, somewhat compact form fits most any size yard.

I had to have one!

Scientific Name: Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'

 

Summary

Light Requirement:  Full Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4b
Height:  30 feet
Spread:  25 feet
Flower:  deep pink pannicles
Bloom: Spring
Foliage:  Green.
Fall Foliage: orange-yellow
Form:  Rounded.
Growth Rate: medium
Soil: Average
Comments: A great choice for the person who loves trees. Attracts Hummingbirds!

You better get one or you will regret it when you see one on your neighbours lawn! We have one!

 


 Horse Chestnut Tree

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Tree      3ft  1-2 gal                                              15.00                      4                           New

  The Horse Chestnut is a stately tree 30 and 40 metres in height.  It can live for up to 250 years and generally dies from wind damage. Its trunk is greyish-brown in colour, the bark being initially smooth and later scaly. Thick, conical, sticky, dark red buds appear in spring. The leaves, which are divided into five or seven leaflets, unroll from the buds and can reach up to 20cm in length. Young leaves are brownish red in colour and covered with down. After the down disappears, the leaves turn green and extend themselves in a horizontal position. More than a hundred individual white or reddish blossoms are usually grouped in the conical, erect inflorescence. The green, spiny fruits have a sturdy shell that bursts when the fruit is ripe. The fruit contains one or two glossy, dark brown seeds with a whitish top. The Horse Chestnut flowers from May to June. DO NOT EAT the seeds....roasting chestnuts over an open fire pertains to the Castanea Sativa (American Chestnut).

 

Scientific Name: Aesculus x hippocastanum

 

 

Summary

Light Requirement:  Full Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5a
Height:  100 feet
Spread:  40 feet
Flower:  white pannicles
Bloom: Spring- May
Foliage:  Green.
Fall Foliage: yellow
Form:  Rounded.
Growth Rate: medium
Soil: Average
Comments: Got big stately property then this one is for you! Attracts Hummingbirds!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yellow Buckeye

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Tree      3ft  1-2 gal                                              15.00                     n/a                                 New

 

Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus flava/octandra) is a species of buckeye native to the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States. It is one of the most majestic of the buckeyes!

A very large growing buckeye often reaching 70’ in height. It is a fairly fast growing tree that can have yellow to orange fall leaf color. The large dark green leaves are fairly disease resistant. The seeds are produced inside a smooth skinned capsule. This capsule (husk) usually contains two seeds. The smooth skin of the capsule is a key identification feature as most buckeyes have spiny seed capsules. Yellow buckeye is an exception in the buckeye group because of its immense height. Most buckeyes tend to be shorter in stature.

               
 
 
                       
Scientific Name: Aesculus x octandra (flava)
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun to Partial Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  70 feet
Spread:  35 feet
Flower:  yellow pannicles
Bloom: Spring- May
Foliage:  Green.
Fall Foliage: yellow
Form:  Rounded.
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Soil: Average
Comments: A nice large Buckeye! Attracts Hummingbirds!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sweet Gum Tree

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Seedling                                                                      15.00                51                          New

 
 
Sweet gum tree is a tall, majestic tree that's difficult to beat for symmetrical beauty in a landscape setting. Although native to eastern North America, it is widely planted throughout the continent in its range.
 
The sweet gum has a pyramidal habit when young, eventually becoming rounded and tall -- up to more than 100 feet. The bark is grayish brown and deeply furrowed. Stems often have corky and attractive wings during the second year. The deciduous leaves are maplelike in outline, with five pointed lobes and lightly toothed margins. They are deep, glossy green in summer and turn yellow to purple-red in the fall. Its fruit cluster is a round ball often persisting in winter, as if the naked branches had been hung with woody Christmas ornaments.
 
A very pretty tree.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Liquidambar styraciflua
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5a
Height:  55-115 feet
Foliage:  Green
Fall colour: reds and yellows
Form:  pyramidal
Growth Rate: medium-fast
Comment:  awesome tree...have one myself!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seven Sons Tree

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Tree     5 year 8-10ft                   ‡                          85.00                sold out

tree/shrub  2-3'                                                       15.00                  n/a               New

 
You’ve probably never heard of this small tree.  After one glance, you may want to hear more, because come late summer time it is a standout in the landscape.  Loaded with fragrant white flowers in late summer, then deep rose-colored calyxes in autumn, and finally an interesting exfoliating bark in winter, it is a fantastic replacement for more invasive but temptingly bright bushes like Burning Bush (Euyonymus alata).
Heptacodium miconioides was found by plant collector E. H. Wilson in 1907, on an expedition to Hupei, China.  Arnold Arboretum botanists recorded the find, however it was not brought into cultivation until after 1980.  Pest resistant, fast growing, and salt tolerant  it is quickly becoming a favorite landscape accent specimen, growing to about 20 feet tall; it prefers a sunny to part-sunny location and is hardy in USDA zones 5-9. 
I was talked into getting some of these specimens and to tell you the truth am not at all disappointed...in fact I had to have one.....:)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 





Scientific Name: Heptacodium miconioides

 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5a
Height:  10-25 feet
Flower:  creamy-white and many in late Sept followed by pinkish-red calyxes in late Oct
Form:  Rounded.
Growth Rate: fast
Recently introduced from China, Heptacodium has become the rage. A large arching shrub or small tree, with glossy dark green leaves, exfoliating bark, and fragrant creamy-white late summer flowers. Its best attribute is its persistent, showy, reddish-pink sepals that are quite the show from October through November.
Comment:  Awesome...fall flowers and then followed by October Sepals looking like red flowers all over!!!!
 
 
 
 

Scarlet Oak Tree

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Seedling                                                                 15.00                12                      New

 
The Scarlet Oak is native to the eastern United States and is commonly found there. The tree typically grows to 50-70 ft.; it is named for the intense colouring of its autumn foliage. It prefers acidic soil, and will not display its best coloration without it. Scarlet Oaks are much more drought tolerant than most oaks, and can thrive under a broad range of conditions.
 
Ok so I haven't had any Oaks for sale before but the truth of the matter is that they are one of my all time favourite trees. They are majestic, long lived, amazing leaves, ACORNS (first nut I tried and successfully grew),great source of food for birds, squirrels and chipmunks, and gotta love the shape of the leaves.
 
Even in the winter the shape of the tree is amazing. 
 
 
Scientific Name: Quercus coccinea
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4-8
Height:  60-80feet
Width: 40-50feet
Spring/Summer Foliage:  glossy green
Fall Foliage: Scarlet
Form:  open and rounded.
Growth Rate: fast
 
Comment: an amazing shade tree...great for climbing!
 
My Fav Oak
 
 

  

Bloodgood London Planetree

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Tree     5 year 6-7ft                   ‡                          90.00                sold out    
seedling                                                                  15.00                 sold out                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dark green, mildew and anthracnose resistant foliage. Rapid grower, that is tolerant to soil compaction and drought.Pyramidal in youth and spreading to 70 wide at maturity. Attractive bark is patchy and a good characteristic.
 
Grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Prefers rich, humusy, consistently moist soils. Generally tolerant of most urban pollutants.
 
London planetree is a hybrid cross between American sycamore (P. occidentalis) and Oriental planetree (P. orientalis). The original cross may have occurred as early as the 1640s, after which this tree became widely planted in London and other major European cities because of its perceived tolerance for urban pollution.
 
A large tree for a large space.
 
I love the bark, spread of the tree, and shape of the leaves.
 
 
Scientific Name: Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'
 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4-8
Height:  80-100feet
Width: 65-75feet
Spring/Summer Foliage:  Green- looks like a maple leaf.
Fall Foliage: Brilliant Yellow
Form:  spreading and rounded.
Growth Rate: fast
 
Comment: an amazing shade tree...great for climbing!
 
Just love the bark!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

River Birch

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Tree     2 year 3-4ft                                             25.00              3
 
 
The cinnamon-coloured, exfoliating bark of the River Birch is spectacular in the winter. Lustrous, medium-green leaves. Most borer resistant birch. Tolerant of both wet soils and dry summers. Avoid very alkaline soils. Grows to 40' to 70', 40'-60' spread.(zones 4-9)
 
The tree's wood has very little commercial value but river birch is extremely popular as an ornamental. It is hardy, is fast-growing, nicely forked, and wind and ice resistant. River birch peels in colourful flakes of brown, salmon, peach, orange, and lavender and is a bonus for regions deprived of paper and white birches.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Betula nigra
 
Summary
 
Light Requirement:  Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4-9
Height:  40-70'
Width: 40-60'
Spring/Summer Foliage:  Green.
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Form:  spreading upright.
Growth Rate: fast
 
Comment: Fast growing ornamental...and lots of demand brought this baby in!
 
 
 
 
 

Youngii Weeping Birch

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Tree     5 year 5-6ft                                                90.00             1
 
 
A truly different plant, small weeping birch, perfect for small areas, not for every landscape or person but putty in the hands of a creative garden designer, a very noticeable plant. Often used as a solitary.
 
Youngii Weeping Birch has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.
 
 
Hardy graceful weeping tree. Green leaves throughout Spring and Summer turning butter yellow in Autumn. Tall grafted specimens can be used for a natural umbrella .
 
 
Pretty cool looking!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Betula pendula 'Youngii'
 
Summary
 
Light Requirement:  Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 2-8
Height:  18'
Width: 14'
Spring/Summer Foliage:  Green.
Fall Foliage: Brilliant Yellow
Form:  Pendulous when young becoming flat topped with age.
Growth Rate: fast
 
Comment: awesome little ornamental!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zelkova Tree

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Tree     1 gallon                                                        15.00            20 
 
 
The Zelkova Tree's branching habit is graceful with upright branches and an elegant arch. Perfect for planting near the street, driveways, or as a shade tree near decks, patios and porches. It will fit just about anywhere.
 
It has a rapid growth rate in youth, slowing to a medium growth rate during middle age and at maturity. This tree matures at 60' – 80' with a 50' - 75' spread, and can boast about its low maintenance needs.
 
Japanese Zelkova is a good street and shade tree that has an appealing vase-shaped form with a rounded crown. Green leaves turn yellow, copper, orange, or deep red to purplish-red in fall putting on a showy display. The peeling bark on older trees exposes orange patches which can be quite impressive. Grows 50'-80' high with a 50'-75' spread. Prefers moist, well drained soils and full sun. It is pH adaptable, and when established is tolerant of wind, drought, and air pollution.
 
Great replacement for the Elm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Name: Zelkova Serrata
Summary
 
Light Requirement:  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5-8
Height:  50-80'
Width: 60-75'
Spring/Summer Foliage:  Green.
Fall Foliage: Purplish red
Form:  vase
Growth Rate: medium fast
 
Comment: great shade tree with amazing form.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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