This is a listing of plants that we will have in the spring. Not all items are kept in stock throughout the summer and fall, so please call before coming to inquire about availability. Phone # 618-483-5798.
Photos courtesy of Bailey's Nurseries and Willoway Nurseries.
A. buergeranum (Trident Maple) Great small oval-rounded tree for patio, lawn and street. Bronze leaves mature to glossy dark green. Outstanding late fall color of yellow, orange and red. Grows to a mature height of 20' with a spread of 20'. Zone 5.
A. griseum (Paperbark Maple) This small tree has rich red-brown exfoliating bark that is beautiful all year long, especially in winter. A slow growing tree, have patience it’s worth the wait. Grows to a mature 20-30’ and a spread of 10-15’. Zone 5-7.
A. japonicum ‘Acontifolium’ (Fernleaf Full Moon Maple) This Japanese maple has fern like medium green leaves which are deeply divided into 9 to 11 toothed and cut lobes. Autumn color striking scarlet, with gold and orange or even purple-red. One of the most outstanding cultivars for larger gardens. Few Japanese maples surpass it in autumnal brilliance. Grows up to 8’ tall and 10’ wide. Zone 5.
ACER PALMATUM (Japanese Maple)
A. palmatum ‘Beni Kawa’ Yellow-green leaves, with rose margins, in spring that turn bright green in summer. Spectacular bright salmon-red bark in winter. Grows 8-10' and spreads 8-10'. Hardy Zone 5-7.
A. palmatum 'Bloodgood' Robust and upright tree has large, deep red leaves which push a bright red and mature to a deep, rich purple. Retains color well, even during the heat of the summer. Grows 15-20' tall and 15-20' wide. Zone 5.
A. p. 'Crimson Queen' Especially noted for the persistence of exceptional deep red foliage. Holds the red color even in summer heat, brings bright scarlet tones in fall. Grows vigorously as a young plant maturing slowly to a cascading rounded habit wider than tall. Like all Japanese maples, this is a specimen showpiece and a focal point of four season distinction. Mature size is 10' x 14'. 5-year size 3' x 3'. Zone 5-8.
A. p. ‘Fireglow’ Maintains its deep wine red color well into the heat of the summer. A nice well branched shrub becomes tree like with age and holds in shape well. Fall color is a very nice crimson. Available also in a multi-stem form. Easy to grow. Mature height is 12-15’ and spreads 6-8’. Zone 5-9. When viewing the foliage through sunlight, it appears to burn fire red!
A. p. ‘Koto No ito’ Delicate green threadlike foliage has tinges of crimson in spring, turning curious tones of orange, peach and red in the fall, leaves are almost bamboo-like but can vary significantly on the same plant. Grows to 7 feet tall and wide. Zone 5-7. In the landscape, it lends an extremely fine and delicate texture and can make a great accent feature on this basis alone. In the winter the smooth light green bark is extremely showy. A low maintenance tree, pruning should only be done in summer after the leaves have fully developed.
Acer p. ‘Pixie’ Pixie Dwarf Japanese Maple Dwarf variety with deep red palmate leaves which hold the red-maroon color all summer, becoming more striking in fall. Grows only 4-5' tall and spread of 3-5'. Zone 5-7.
A. p. ‘Sangokaku’ Coral Bark Japanese Maple Attributes are the light green leaves, gold fall color and the showy brilliant coral bark in winter. Habit of growth is vase-shaped to 20’. Hardy Zone 5-8.
A. p. ‘Seiryu’ Has an upright vase shaped form, displays finely dissected, rich, green foliage. Excellent accent, wonderful focal point for the patio area. Fall foliage turns an interesting purple-brown. Grows to a mature 10-12 feet and spreads 6-8 ft. Grows 6-12 inches per year. Zone 5-7.
A. p. ‘Shaina’ Unusual dwarf, bushy tufted habit and spectacular foliage! Leaves are dark red all summer and intensify in fall, turning brilliant shades of crimson-red. Grows 4-6 ft. tall and wide. Zone 5-7.
A. p. ‘Shishigashira’ This is a slow, upright grower with dense tufts of dark green crinkled foliage on each branch. This one tends to be of the last to show fall color of a golden yellow, tinged with red. Does best in part-sun. Grows to 10-12 feet tall and spreads 6-8 feet. Zone 5-7.
A. p. 'Shishio Improved' Multi-branched shrub that matures into an upright, rounded form. Beautiful red spring leaf color that turns green with summer and back to red in the fall. Grows to a height and spread of 6-9.
A. p. dissectum 'Inaba Shidare' One of the most dramatic Japanese Maples because of its deep purple-red foliage, large leaves and the cascading effect of its growth. Especially desirable because it is not widely known or available. Truly an accent plant for its delicate, cascading effect. Likes full sun. Five year size is 3' x 2.5'. Mature size is 12' x 10'. Use in border, foundation, and as specimen. Zone 5-8
A. p. d. ‘Orangeloa’ Weeping lace leaf Japanese maple that is a fairly large shrub but not exceeding 6’ in height. Leaves are finely dissected, orange when young, turning to greenish yellow and persist late into the growing season. Fall color is red-orange.
A. p. d. 'Red Dragon' Introduced to the U.S. from New Zealand in 1990. This lace-leaf selection should become the nursery standard of the future. Dark purple maroon foliage color throughout the hot summer months on a vigorous yet well branched tree. Habit is cascading. Grows 10' high by 12' wide.
A. p. d. 'Tamukeyama' Dark purple-red, retained even in hot, humid conditions. Vigorous with long cascading branches. Leaves are bold and coarsely dissected compared with other selections. Grows 12' high by 10' wide.
A. p. d. ‘Viridis’ Most popular of the weeping green Japanese maples. Bright green, intricately divided leaves which turn golden-yellow with tints of red in the fall. This small tree has weeping branches creating a cascading, mounding form. Grows to a mature 12’ tall and 10’ wide.
A. p. var. atropurpureum Scolopendifolium Rubrum (Keiser Form) (Actual A. palmatum ‘Atrolineare’) Vigorous growth, deep maroon with narrow, strap-like leaves. Does not lose color, resembles Oriental bamboo. Zone 5.
A. pensylvanicum (Striped Maple) The striped maple has attractive young bark that is green marked with white stripes. It grows in shade or partial shade and has a clear yellow fall color Grows to 25’ tall and wide. Zone 3.
Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ (Norway Maple) The dense foliage is an excellent maroon-red all season long. A slow growing shade tree to 35’ and wide with a oval well shaped head and straight trunk.
Acer p. 'Emerald Lustre' Has outstanding branching habit, hardiness, and vigor. The immature foliage displays an attractive red tinge before maturing to glossy deep green leaves with a slightly wavy margin. Has yellow fall color. Grows to a mature 50-60’ high and wide. Zone 4-7.
A. p. ‘Royal Red’ A perfect tree of up to 40’ tall and a spread of 35’. Has rich crimson-red and glossy leaves all summer, staying dark red until autumn. Keeps its color better than ‘Crimson King’.
A. rubrum 'Brandywine' (Red Maple) Columnar slightly pyramidal. Seedless. Fall color begins red and gradually turns brilliant purple-red over a long period, often 14 days or more. Grows to a mature 25' and 12' wide. Zone 4.
A. r. 'Burgundy Belle' Fall color is especially nice, with the leaves initially turning a brilliant red and then changing to an intense burgundy. A great choice for street plantings and small landscapes with its excellent symmetrical branching habit. Also exhibits drought and heat tolerance. Grows to 45’ tall and wide. Zone 4-8.
A. r. 'Franksred' (Red Sunset Maple) Outstanding Red Maple offers brilliant red autumn color that is retained longer than most other Rubrums. It has thick foliage and a dense upright branching habit that makes it a great choice for street and lawn use. Grows to a mature 50' and 30-40' spread. Zone 4-7.
A. r. 'October Glory' This terrific Red Maple is most impressive for its intense crimson red fall color, even under less than perfect circumstances The color lasts much longer than many other Red Maples. Mature growth of 50'-60' and spread o 35'-40'. Zone 5-8.
A. r. 'Sun Valley' A Red Sunset, October Glory cross. Symmetrical, ovate crown. Seedless Brilliant red, long lasting fall color. Thick foliage that makes for excellent leaf hopper resistance Grows to mature 25' and 15' spread. Zone 4.
A. saccharum 'Bailsta' Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple Has beautiful thick leathery leaves of glossy green that are resistant to leaf tatter. A vigorous grower, it develops into a beautiful shade tree, and provides a sensational display of fall color in shades of yellow, orange and red. Grows to a mature 50'-75' and a spread of 50'. Zone 4-7
A. s. ‘Wright Brothers’ A fast grower with good resistance to frost cracking. Grows 50-75’ tall and 35-40’ wide with a broad, conical form. This sugar maple has brilliant yellow, orange and some red color displayed in the fall. An excellent tree for large park-like areas, with unparalleled fall color and overall attractive appearance. Hardy Zone 4-8.
A. x freemanii 'Jeffersred' (Autumn Blaze Maple) Hybrid of Silver and Red Maple with ascending branches, rapid growth, drought tolerance, and ability to grow in most soils. Beautiful fall color of orange-red. The shape is of a dense oval head with a mature height of 50-60' and a spread of 40'. Hardy Zone 4-7.
A. x f. ’Sienna Glen’ Hybrid of Silver and Red Maple. Has a broad pyramidal form with a very uniform branching habit. The leaves are arrow head in shape and small for a maple variety. The leaf type, along with fine uniform branching, gives the tree a more delicate appearance than other maple tree varieties. Fall color is generally a mosaic of orange, red and burgundy colors. This tree transplants exceptionally well. Very tolerant of wet soil conditions, as well as alkaline soils and salt spray. Considered a good replacement for Ash trees. Makes an excellent shade tree. Hardiness Zone 3-6.
Acer tataricum ‘Hotwings’ An alkaline soil tolerant alternative to the popular ‘Amur’ maple. Habit is graceful, upright, and spreading. Little yellow flowers are followed by bright red samaras, hence the name ‘Hotwings’. Dark green foliage turns yellow to red giving the fall color expected of a maple. Grows 20-30 ft. with a spread of 15-20 ft. Zone 3a-6b.
A. pavia (Red Buckeye) A native buckeye that inhabits wood-lands and spends its life in the shadow of large trees. Hand-some brilliant dark green leaves. Rich red flowers appear in April and May in long panicles above the foliage. Habit is rounded, but there is significant variation, and at times appears shrub-like. Fine plant for naturalizing in moist soils and where there is shade. Grows 15-20’ high and wide. Zone 4-8.
A. julibrissin Fast growing with a broad crown, grows best in dry, high ph soils in full sun. Fine, fern-like textured foliage Vase shaped form with a flat crown. Fragrant, light pink threadlike flowers in summer. Can grow to 35 tall with a spread of 30'. Zone 6.
A. j. ‘Summer Chocolate’ Fast growing deciduous tree has a wide, umbrella-shaped canopy with beautiful fern-like leaves. The bronze-green foliage color develops into a rich chocolate burgundy color in summer. Scented clusters of pink blooms attract butterflies. Grows to 20’ tall and 15’ spread. Zone 6-9.
A. x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' Zone 3-8. The Amelanchier species as a group make excellent landscape plants. They offer four sea son interest and excellent edible fruit. A service-berry pie is the rival of the best blueberry pie. The showy fruit of 'Autumn Brilliance' is purplish black and sweet. Heavy stems are covered with white blossoms in spring. Holds leaves well for brilliant red-orange fall color. Moderate spreading branches with light grey bark and interesting branch pattern. The foliage is blue-green, small Mature height is 20-25'; spread 15'.
A. laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry) Airy and open, large, white flowers, purplish-black fruit scarlet fall color, and striped bark create year round interest. We carry a multi-stem form. Grows 15-18' tall and 8' wide. Zone 4.
ASIMINIA (Paw Paw)
A. triloba Simply a great plant for foliage effect. Has droopy 6-12" long leaves. A beautiful native tree often found as an understory plant in cool, moist, alluvial soils along streams and the north side of woodland hills. Fruit has a banana-like taste. Leaves turn spectacular golden hues in fall. It prefers moist, well-drained soils, in shade to full sun. Grows 15-20' tall and wide. Will sucker and produce colonies of an enchanted forest quality.
B. nigra 'Cully' (Heritage Birch) Zone 4-8 A chance seedling found in 1968. Lighter bark color than River Birch, ranging from tan to creamy white to parchment white. Vigorous grower. Tolerates wet, poorly drained soils; but does well in upland soils. Resistant to bronze birch borer Exfoliating bark. Fall foliage is golden yellow Mature height 45-50'; spread 30-35'.
B. nigra (River Birch) Pyramidal to rounded multi-trunk birch with cinnamon, exfoliating bark Adaptable to varying soil conditions. Borer resistant. Grows up to 40' tall and 35' wide. Zone 4.
B. x ‘Royal Frost’ Glossy deep burgundy red leaf color, white exfoliating bark. Grows 30-40 feet tall and a mature spread of 15-20 feet. Has resistance to the bronze birch borer. Makes an outstanding specimen tree. Zone 4-7.
C. canadensis alba ‘Eastern Whitebud’ Beautiful small tree. Snowy white flowers, lighter green leaves. Grows to 25’. Zone 4.
C. c. ‘Covey’ Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud Weeping branches covered with purplish pink flowers in spring. Dark heart shaped leaves. Grows 8-10’ with a spread of 6-8’. Zone 5-7.
C. c. ‘Eastern Redbud’ Purplish-pink pea like flowers in April, before heart-shaped leaves emerge. Grows to 30’. Zone 4.
C. c. 'Forest Pansy' A very handsome purple leaf type, the new foliage emerges a screaming, shimmering red-purple and changes to a maroon as the season progresses. A wonderful purple-leaf plant. Has pink flowers along stems in spring. Matures at 20' high, 25' wide with horizontally tiered reddish branches. Zone 4-9.
CERCIDIPHYLLUM (Katsura Tree)
C. japonicum This interesting tree has dense redbud-like foliage. Pyramidal as a young tree. It becomes broader with age. Although variable, fall color is attractive shades of yellow to apricot but primarily yellow in the Midwest. It requires ample moisture during the establishment period. 2004 Plant of Merit. Grows to a mature 40-60'. Spread of 20-30'. Zone 5-8.
CHIONANTHUS (White Fringetree)
Chionanthus virginicus A slow-growing, native tree that is especially beautiful when it flowers in the spring. The slightly fragrant blooms are white and quite profuse, appearing before foliage, making quite a show. The tree bears dark blue fruit later in the summer which is partially hidden by the foliage. The birds love the fruit. An open spreading, multi-stemmed habit. Prefers deep, moist fertile, acid soils and full to part sun. Grows to a mature height of 12-20' and spreads 12-20'. Hardy Zone 4-9.
Cladrastis kentuckea A low maintenance Missouri native known for its yellow dye that gives it the common name Yellowwood. This tree flowers a spray of fragrant, wisteria-like blooms in white. Patience is required, trees may take years before flowering. Grows to heights between 30-50'. Zone 4-8.
C. alternifolia (Pagoda Dogwood) Zone 3-7. A spreading, horizontal, low-branched tree or large shrub with broadly horizontal branches forming horizontal tiers; interesting branching habit. Flowers are yellowish white, sickeningly fragrant, effective 7 to 10 days, May to early June. Mature height is 15-20'; spread 20-25'. Fall foliage is red.
C. a. ‘Pistachio’ Tiered branches that form a loose, rounded shape. Dark green foliage with burgundy new growth. Yellowish white blooms. Blue-black fruit. Grows 20-25 feet tall and wide. Zone 4-7.
C. florida (Flowering Dogwood) The native species and an aristocrat of small flowering trees. If provided evenly moist, acid, well-drained soil and partial shade, it should prove to be a long-lived plant. A superb landscape tree. Grows 20’ high and wide. Zone 5-9.
C. kousa (Kousa Dogwood) This small tree is covered with outstanding white star-like blooms 3 to 4 weeks after the White Dogwood blooms. A strawberry-like fruit decorates this tree in the fall. The lustrous dark green leaves tint red in the fall. Grows 20-30' with an equal spread. Probably a better choice than our native for most people.
C. mas 'Golden Glory' A more upright and free flowering form of the species. Best use is a small tree with a mounded form. Small yellow flowers are produced abundantly in early spring and are followed by 5/8", bright red, cherry-like fruit. Grows to a mature height of 20-25' with a spread of 15'. Zone 5-8.
C.x ‘Celestial’ A cross between Cornus florida and Cornus kousa; proven to be highly resistant to dogwood borers and dogwood anthracnose; white flowers resemble Cornus florida blooms. Grows to 20’.
C.x ‘Stellar Pink’ A cross of C. florida and C. kousa. The pink flowers bloom after Cornus florida and last about two weeks. Grows to 20’.
CORYLUS (Turkish Filbert)
C. colurna Stately pyramidal form and handsome summer foliage; attractive corky, furrowed bark; tolerates adverse conditions including drought, wind, hot summers and cold winters. Grows 40-50’ tall. Zone 4.
COTINUS (Smoke Tree)
C. obovatus (American Smoke Tree) Plant of Merit Clump Form. A lovely small tree valued for its interesting scaly bark and the intensity and consistency of its orange-red autumn color. A choice native that occurs in limestone soils. Makes an excellent small lawn tree and offers possibilities for street and urban planting in dry soils. Grows 20-30’ tall, variable spread. Zone 4-8.
GINKGO (Maidenhair Tree)
G. biloba 'Autumn Gold' Zone 4-8. A special selected male strain, non-fruiting, selected by the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation in California. Very symmetrical upright branches form 35-50' high and 30' wide, broader with age. Lovely deep green fan-like leaves turn bright golden yellow in fall.
G. b. ‘Princeton Sentry’ Best of the columnar Ginkgos. Pollution tolerant male selection. Pest and disease resistant. Can mature at 60’ with a width of 15’. Zone 3.
GLEDITSIA (Honey Locust)
G. triacanthos inermis ‘Skycole’ Skyline Honeylocust. A very popular vigorous grown cultivar, tolerates a wide range of soil types. Golden yellow fall foliage. Grows pyramidal to a mature 45’ and a spread of 40’. Zone 4.
G. t. in. ‘Suncole’ Sunburst Honeylocust Broad, pyramidal. Golden yellow new growth, eventually turns to bright green in summer. Grows to a mature 35’ with a spread o 30’. Zone 4.
GYMNOCLADUS (Coffee Tree)
Gymnocladus dioica (Kentucky Coffee Tree) This picturesque tree has deeply furrowed bark and stout branches that are particularly handsome in winter. It prefers deep, moist soil and full sun, but is adaptable to many conditions such as alkaline soil, salt, and drought. The mahogany seed pods are long and leathery. Grows 50-60 feet tall and a spread of 40-50 feet. Zone 4-8.
H. carolina An attractive tree has small white bell-shaped flowers produced freely in spring in small clusters, with or before foliage emerges Prefers rich, well-drained, moist acidic soils and sun or part shade. Exceptionally pest free, it will no tolerate high soil pH conditions. Grows to a mature 30-40' tall by 20-25' wide. Zone 5-8.
HAMAEMALIS (Witch Hazel)
H. x intermedia ‘Arnolds Promise’ One of the best yellow-flowered cultivars with large flowers and reddish-yellow fall foliage. Blooms late winter after most witch hazels. Grows 12-15’ tall and wide. Zone 5-8. Does best as an understory tree in part shade.
H. x intermedia 'Diane' Intersting winter bloomer. From late January to March, clusters of ribbon-like, red flowers appear along the stems. Grows 8-12' tall with a 10-15' spread. Zone 5-9.
Hamamelis vernalis (Vernal Witch Hazel) An unusual shrub or small tree because of its early flower date. The small ribbon-like brilliant yellow flowers that are very fragrant open late January through February-March and are effective for 3 to 4 weeks. The petals roll up on very cold days and in a protective sense, avoid freeze damage. Does well in full sun or three-fourths shade and likes moist situations and will grow admirably in poorly drained, clay soils. The leaves are medium to dark green in summer and turn to an outstanding golden yellow in fall that lasts for 2 to 3 weeks. An upright, rounded shape to 6-10' tall and wide.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Blushing Bride' Tree form hibiscus with double flowers in a rich pink fading to white.
Hibiscus s. 'Lucy' Treeform hibiscus with double, red-pink flowers. Grows 6-8' with a 4-6' spread.
Hibiscus s. 'Minerva' Lavender with a dark red eye on these large 4-5" blooms. Grows 5-8' with a 4-7' spread.
HYDRANGEA (PeeWee Tree)
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Phantom’ Produces reams of massive and dense conical flower clusters, probably the fullest flower heads of the panicle hydrangeas. It does require some regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned and shaped in late winter. This variety is from the breeder of ‘Limelight’. The huge creamy white panicle blooms begin in July and bloom prolifically through September. In August the blooms begin to tinge deep pink and green. Grows 10 feet tall and can get quite wide; therefore pruning is needed. Zone 4-9.
Hydrangea pan. ‘Pinky Winky’ Has unique, two-toned flower heads in mid-summer. The large, 12-16” long flowers emerge white, turn pink and continue to push new white flowers from the tip of the panicle. Blooms from July until frost. Foliage turns a stunning burgundy red in the fall. Grows to 10 feet tall and can grow wide so some yearly pruning in late winter is usually needed. Zone 4-9.
H. p. ‘Snow Mountain’ Grown as a standard. Magnificent, large, lacy white flower heads make it a lovely accent in the garden. Grows 6-8’, spreads 8-10’. Zone 3-8.
LIRIODENDRON (Tulip Tree)
L. tulipifera Zone 4-9. Best used as a speci men tree on a large property. It has great beauty and in the fall can be spectacular. In the late spring it has tulip-shaped flowers of yellowish-green with orange marks. The bluish-green leaves are rich butter yellow in the fall. Total mature height can be 70-90' with a spread of 35-50'. It is a fast grower.
L. t. 'Aureo-marginatum' (Majestic Beauty) An unusually handsome appearance with its green leaves prominently edged in bright yellow. Othe features are similar to the species. This is one o the best of the variegated types. Zone 5-8.
M. grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty' Evergreen Magnolia grows to 30' tall and is relatively dense and compact. Leaves are about 6 long, dark green above and rusty brown below Flowers at a young age. Likes full sun. Zone 5.
M. liliiflora 'Jane' Reddish-purple blooms, the heart of which are white, cover this deciduous magnolia in the early spring. A rounded, shrubby tree growing to 12' tall. The dark green leaves 5-8" wide are slightly pubescent. Likes full sun to half shade. Zone 5.
M. stellata 'Royal Star' Zone 5. Large, fra grant white star-like double flowers in spring Upright dense branching, multi-trunked form 8' high, 12' wide. Blooms late.
M. x ‘Ann’ Showy, reddish purple flow ers in late April. ‘Ann’ is primarily noted for it compact shrubby habit, slightly fragrant purple red flowers and late bloom. It is a slow growing deciduous shrub or small tree that typically rise over time to 8-10’ tall and as wide. Hardy Zon 4-8.
Magnolia x 'Butterflies' Neat growing, up right tree producing rich yellow blooms resembling a mass of butterflies. Grows 20' tall and 10 wide. Zone 4.
M. x ‘Elizabeth’ A deciduous pyramidal tree that grows over time to 20-35’ tall and features fragrant yellow flowers in early spring. The yellow flowers (each to 3” across) have tinges of yellow green near the bases. An early bloomer and excellent for sunny areas in the landscape where spring flowers can be appreciated.
M. x ‘Galaxy’ Tree form, strong central leader. Late opening, large, reddish purple flowers Grows to a mature 25’ tall and 15’ wide. Zone 5.
M. x ‘Marilyn’ Typically grows 10-15 feet tall as a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Features large, slightly fragrant, tulip-shaped, purple magnolia flowers (to 5” long) in spring and large, obovate leaves (to 7” long). An excellent specimen for lawns or shrub borders. Use in foundation plantings, near patios or on the periphery of woodland areas. Zone 6-8.
M. x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' Handsome deciduous shrub having a multi-stemmed habit; beautiful deep pink buds open to pale lilac pink flowers at an early age. The petals are similar to Star Magnolia. Mature 20' tall and 25' wide. Zone 5.
M. x. soulangiana (Saucer Magnolia) Deciduous shrub or spreading tree with abovate, dark green leaves to 8” long. Large, goblet-shaped, fragrant flowers 3-6” across, are borne in mid and late spring before and with young leaves. Grows 20’ tall and wide. Zone 5-9.
M. 'Candymint’ Candymint Sargent Crabapple Rose-pink flowers and deep purple fruit; purplish-green cast foliage; disease resistant; horizontal form to 15’ in spread and 10’ in height. Zone 4.
M. ‘Coralcole’ Coral-pink buds open to double rose-colored flowers. The fruits are bronze and 1/2 inch in size. This compact dense, rounded tree matures at 15’ in height and width.
M. ‘Coralburst’ This small crab is a uniform grower that seldom requires pruning. It forms a compact rounded head with tiny dark green leaves. Resistant to scab. Grows 12-15’ tall and 8-10’ wide. Zone 3-7.
M. 'Indian Summer' Rose red flowers, bright red persistent fruit. Very disease tolerant. Mature 18' and wide. Zone 4.
M. 'Prairiefire' Prairiefire Crab 15-20' height. Spread 20'. New, three generation cross by Dr. Dan Dayton, U. of I. Especially good foliage retention during summer. True red-flowers. Blooms later than most Crabs. Scab resistant. Fruit does not drop. The shape is upright, spreading, becoming rounded.
M. ‘Royal Raindrops’ Eye-popping magenta pink blooms, deep purple cut-leaf foliage, sparkling red fruits and bright fall color give all season appeal to this easy care flowering ornamental. Superior disease resistance, adaptability, plus heat and drought tolerant make this unique crab apple a crown jewel among trees. Grows 20’ tall and spread of 15”. Zone 4.
M. x ‘Showtime’ Can be used much like Prairiefire. Showtime is an excellent upright, pyramidal grower that is disease free. The foliage is dark green with a red overcast, fuchsia-red spring flowers are followed by cherry red fruits in late summer and fall. Grows 10-15’ tall and wide. Zone 3-8.
M. sargentii ‘Firebird’ A compact, slow growing tree. It is smothered in fall with small, dark red fruit that is persistent. Resistant to apple scab. Forms white, single flowers in spring. Grows 10’ and 8’ wide. Tree is globe shaped, rounding with age. Zone 4-7.
M. 'Tina' Dwarf Sargent type with pink to red buds opening into white flowers that are followed by tiny red crabapples. Disease resistant foliage. Highly ornamental small tree for limited spaces. Grows to 6-8' tall by 8-10' spread. Hardy Zone 4-7.
METASEQUOIA (Dawn Redwood)
M. glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood 70-100' height. Spread 25-40'. Zone 5-8. Resembles and is related to the true Redwood. Deciduous conifer with a pyramidal to conical growth habit. Discovered in China and introduced into the U.S. by the Arnold Arboretum in 1944.
M. g. ‘Gold Rush’ A gold-foliaged form of Dawn Redwood. The tree produces yellow needles that are especially bright when young. Growth is slower than the species and the mature size will be smaller. Holds its color well into the summer and turns a burnt orange in the fall. Grows 15-20’ tall and spreads 10-12’. Zone 5-7.
O. virginiana (Hophorn-beam) Medium-sized, high quality native tree; slender branches drooping at ends; hop-like fruits add interest in late summer and the persistent brown leaves add winter interest. Grows 25-40’ high and 20-40’ wide. Zone 4-9.
P. persica (Persian Parrotia) Clean, dark green summer foliage changing to yellows, oranges, and reds in autumn; grey, green, white and brown exfoliating bark. An outstanding specimen valued for its pest resistance and attractiveness in all seasons. Grows 30’ tall and 20’ spread. Zone 4-8.
PRUNUS (Ornamental Plum, Cherry, Peach)
P. cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ Purple Plum. Dark purple-black foliage preceded by showy light pink flowers. This is a rounded, deciduous tree that is very decorative with beautiful foliage. Showy! Grows 15-20’ tall with a width of 10-15’. Zone 5-9.
P. serrulata ‘Extrazam’ (Weeping Extraordinaire Kwanzan Cherry) Large, double pink blossoms in spring and copper-red new growth. A beautiful weeping form with burgundy fall color that lasts longer than most cherries. Grows 15-20 ft. tall and wide. Zone 5-7.
P. 'Snofozam' (Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry) Gracefully cascading branches from a 10'-15' high and wide crown; spectacular sight with snow white flowers covering the plant in spring. Lush green leaves become golden orange in fall. Grown on a stake to best display its naturally weeping form. Heat and drought tolerant. Blooms at a young age. Grows 10-12’ tall, 12’ wide. Zone 5-11.
P. subhirtella Double Weeping Higan Cherry Bears pale pink to white flowers in spring. A weeper that is commonly grafted that reaches heights between 20-30'.
P. s. 'Pendula Plena Rosa’ Has double pink, long-lasting blooms. This popular tree is usually grafted on a straight understock to form a gently weeping tree. Can grow 25’ tall and wide. Hardy Zone 5.
P. calleryana 'Cleveland Select' Zone 5. This disease resistant tree is more upright than the Bradford pear and blooms better. Outstanding in flower. White blossoms. The foliage is glossy green turning to an outstanding display of purple-reddish-orange in the fall. Mature height 25-30'. Spreads 15'. Has an upright, pyramidal shape.
P. calleryana 'Redspire' Zone 5. When in bloom the tree is a mass of large white flowers borne in large clusters. It is a dense, pyramidal, deciduous tree with a narrow crown and a symmetrical canopy. Hardier than Bradford pear and has fall foliage of glowing shades of crimson and purple. Mature height of 30-35' and spread of 20'.
Q. alba (White Oak) The standard by which all other oaks are measured! Majestic oak that grows best in deep, moist, acid, well-drained soils, but is adaptable. Difficult to transplant must be moved as a small tree, ideally of less than 2.5” caliper for best success. One of America’s most handsome native species. Grows 50-80’ tall and wide. Zone 3-8.
Q. bicolor (Swamp White Oak) Beautiful native tree with lustrous, heavy textured green leaves and exfoliating bark. One of the best for naturalizing in wet areas. Plant in moist acid soil. Grows 50-60’ tall and wide. Zone 3-8.
Q. coccinea (Scarlet Oak) Lustrous almost reflective, dark green summer leaves yield to brilliant reds and scarlet in the fall. Color may last 3-4 weeks. An adaptable tree prospers in moist, well drained, acid soils. In the wild, often found on dry, sandy soils. Difficult to transplant, ideally plant as a 8-10 foot ball and bur-lapped specimen. Grows 70’ tall and 40’ wide. Zone 4-8.
Q. palustris (Pin Oak) Rapid growing, native oak widely used as a boulevard tree. The many-lobed, sharply pointed leaves hang on the tree into winter. Prefers full sun and moist, rich, well-drained soil. It does not tolerate alkaline soils. Fall foliage is bright red. Grows 40-60' with a spread of 40' Zone 4-8.
Q. phellos (Willow Oak) Zone 5-9. Native from New York to Florida. One of the mos popular shade and street trees in the South. A well formed, broad, cone-shaped tree. Glossy dark green leaves show pale gold fall color. We were quite impressed with streets lined with it in North Carolina. A relatively fast growing oak. Mature height 30' to 40'; spreads 30' to 40'.
Q. rubra Northern Red Oak The fastest growing Oak and one of the easiest to transplant, this tree is great for a landscape tree. The foliage is dense and lustrous and leaves hang on into winter. Fall foliage is red to reddish brown. Grows 60-80' with a 50' spread. Zone 4-8.
Q. robur ‘Regal Prince’ (Columnar English Oak) Has dark green foliage on upright, narrow branches that become more pyramidal with age offering a unique landscape option for limited spaces. Provides a vertical accent, or plant in a row as an attractive windbreak. Can grow 50-60’ with a spread of 10-15’. Zone 5-9.
S. x blanda (Wisconsin Weeping Willow) Rapid growing, smooth, green barked tree to 75 with pendulous branches reaching to the ground.
S. meyeri 'Palibin' (Dwarf Korean Lilac-Tree Form) Zone 4-7. A standard form that has the same fine features of the shrub form. Budded on Japanese Tree Lilac. Makes an excellent globe form for accent or interest.
S. reticulata 'Ivory Silk' (Japanese Tree Lilac) 2001 Illinois Nurserymen's Assoc. SHADE TREE OF THE YEAR Rounded, upright tree, growing 20-25' high by 15-25' wide. Excellent as a specimen tree, good in groups or near large buildings. Attractive white flowers in spring. Fruit is persistent. Trunk is showy with cherry-like bark. Flowers are most showy and prolific when located in full sun with good drainage.
S. reticulata ‘Snowdance’ (Japanese Tree Lilac) Flowers well annually and begins flowering at an earlier age than the species. Selected because of its exceptionally heavy bloom. Large, fragrant panicles of creamy white blooms in June. A sterile variety that is pest and disease free. Grows 18 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide in a vase shape. Zone 3-7.
T. distichum 50-70' high by 30-40' spread. Pyramidal in shape. A distinctive handsome, large tree with fine textured foliage Loses foliage in winter. Very adaptable to wet or dry sites but will not tolerate alkalinity.
T. d. 'Shawnee Brave' A narrow, pyramidal growth habit with cinnamon-like exfoliating bark. Orange fall color. Grows 50-60' tall with a 20-40' spread. Zone 4-9.
U. americana ‘Valley Forge’ Dutch elm disease resistant National Arboretum introduction; classic American ELM shape - arching, broadly v-shaped branch structure with a full, dense canopy. Grows 60-80’ tall and 30-50’ wide. Zone 5-9.