Shade Trees

Acer platanoides 'Royal Red'

'Royal Red' Maple

 

This Norway maple selection is similar to 'Crimson King', but with a somewhat slower growth rate and what some consider slightly better color. A dense shade tree, it has a straight trunk with a well shaped canopy. The glossy foliage is an excellent maroon red all season.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  n/a

Height:  30-35'

Spacing:  25'

Zones:  4-7

Tags:  sun.


Acer rubrum 'Redpointe'

'Redpointe' Maple

 

Brilliant red fall color plus upright, broadly pyramidal from make 'Repointe' Maple a standout. The refined form and foliage of the best Acer rubrum cultivars combine with the faster growth rate normally found in Acer x freemanii. A straight and dominant central leader results in strong branch angles that make it easier to grow. Leaves are deep green in summer and resistant to leaf chlorosis.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  n/a

Height:  40-45'

Spacing:  30'

Zones:  5-7

Tags:  sun, native.


Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

'Autumn Blaze' Maple

 

This hybrid of silver and red maple has experienced phenomenal popularity due to its ascending branch habit, rapid growth rate, drought tolerance when established, abilitly to grow in most soils, beautiful fall color, and form. Multiple award winner: 1997 Iowa Tree of the year, 2004 Urban Tree of the year, Society of Municipal Arborists.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  n/a

Height:  50-60'

Spacing:  40'

Zones:  4-7

Tags:  sun.


Betula populifolia 'Whitespire'

'Whitespire' Birch

 

A white barked birch with lustrous dark green foliage that changes to yellow in the fall. The twigs and foliage are fine textured. Tolerant of heat and thrives in a wide range of soils. Resistant to the bronze birch borer.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  n/a

Height:  30-40'

Spacing:  20-35'

Zones:  4-7

Tags:  sun.


Quercus ellipsoidalis 'Majestic Skies' 

'Majestic Skies' Northern Pin Oak

 

'Majestic Skies' is a distinct improvement over the species with straighter branching and a more symmetrical shape. Foliage emerges red in spring and is more substantial and darker green than the species. Excellent red fall color. Northern pin oaks prefer to grow in full sun with deep, well drained soil.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  n/a

Height: 60'

Spacing:  45'

Zones:  3-6

Tags:  sun, native.


Sorbus aucuparia

European Mountain Ash

 

This valuable ornamental tree not only provides dappled shade and white flowers late spring/early summer, it also bears showy orange red fruits in August through September. It prefers acid soil with good drainage.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  Late Spring - Early Summer

Height:  20-40'

Spacing:  20-25'

Zones: 3-7

Tags:  sun.


Salix alba 'Tristis'

'Niobe' Weeping Willow

 

This fast growing, golden barked willow has a wide spreading canopy and long, golden drooping branches. An extremely graceful tree, it prefers moist planting sites and has yellow fall foliage.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  n/a

Height:  50'

Spacing:  50'

Zones: 4-8

Tags:  sun.


Ornamental Trees

Hydrangea  'Berry White' - Tree Form

'Berry White' Hydrangea Tree

 

With strong, upright stems and large cone shaped flower panicles that stay upright, this tree form Hydrangea is a summer stunner. The flower color starts out white in July then progresses to dark pink, beginning at the bottom and developing up to the top of the panicle. 'Berry White' blooms a little later than 'Strawberry Sundae' and about the same time as ''Vanilla Strawberry'. Color shades can vary by location, climate, and type of soil. This tree form hydrangea is perfect for garden focal points or containers.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun - Part Sun

Blooms:  Mid Summer - Fall

Height:  6-7'

Spacing:  4-5'

Zones: 3-8

Tags:  sun, First Editions, butterfy, bees, cut flowers.


Malus 'Royal Raindrops'

'Royal Raindrops' Crabapple

 

Certainly one of the prettiest red leafed Crabapples we've seen. 'Royal Raindrops' has a better summer color and appearance than most red leaf Crabapples. Abundant magenta pink blossoms stand out handsomely against reddish purple, cutleaf foliage. Shows good resistance to fireblight. Drought tolerant once established.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  Spring

Height:  20'

Spacing:  15'

Zones: 4-7

Tags:  sun.


Syringa 'Tinkerbelle'  - Tree Form

'Tinkerbelle' Lilac Tree

 

*Now available in tree form, perfect for small landscapes or urban gardens.* 

This compact Lilac is the result of crosses made between Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' and Syringa microphylla 'Superba'.  It exhibits a growth habit and bloom time similar to Dwarf Korean, but with a pleasing, spicy fragrance and incredible wine-red flower buds that open to pink.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  Late Spring

Height:  8'

Spacing:  4-5'

Zones:  3-7

Tags:  sun, butterfly, deer resistant, cut flowers, fragrant.


Fruit Trees

Malus  'Honeycrisp' 

'Honeycrisp' Apple

 

An exciting Apple that is exceptionally crisp and juicy. Flavor is sweet but well balanced. Excellent storage life, up to 7 months. Has been rated equal to or higher in overall quality than 'Haralson', 'Honeygold' or 'Keepsake' in winter storage trails. Ripens in late September in MN and stores like a ate season variety.  'Honeycrisp' has become an outstanding commercial and home orchard variety because of its explosive crispness, flavor and storage life.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  Spring

Height:  varies

Spacing:  varies

Zones: 4-7

Tags:  sun.


Malus 'Zestar'

'Zestar' Apple

 

A wonderful new apple cultivar from the University of MN. At last, an early apple that is crisp and juicy! Best known for its excellent sweet tart early apples. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Ripens in late August in Minnesota.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  Spring

Height:  varies

Spacing:  varies

Zones: 3-7

Tags:  sun.


Prunus x 'Contender'

'Contender' Peach

 

A freestone peach with bright yellow flesh.  Matches 'Reliance' in cold-hardiness and tolerance of spring frosts.  Sweet, extra-juicy fruit is an absolute delight for fresh eating, canning, baking, and freezing.  Self-pollinating.  'Contender' ripens mid to late August.

 

Exposure:  Full Sun

Blooms:  Spring

Height:  12-15'

Spacing:  15-18'

Zones: 4-8

Tags:  sun.


 

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