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Trees

The following is a list of  the trees that we hope to have for sale at some point this year.  Please call or email to check current availability.  The heights and spreads given in the descriptions are what you can expect for a mature tree approximately ten years of age.

Acer circinatum (Vine Maple)

Medium growing native deciduous tree.
Shape: Sprawling to more rounded in sunny areas. 
Foliage: 3″ glossy green leaves.
Fall Colour: Fire engine red in fall in open sites.
Likes part shade to sun. Wants more moisture if in full sun.
H 15’-20’ W 6’-12’

Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple)

Shape: Vase like
Foliage: Smaller green leaves
Fall Colour: Gold, orange
Bark: Peeling redish brown, winter interest
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20’-25’ W 8’-15’

Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Flame’ (Red Maple)

Shape: Dense, uniform, round to pyramidal crown
Foliage: Abundant green leaves turn brilliant scarlet in fall
Light: Full sun
Size: H: 40-50 W: 30-40’
Tolerates average to wet soil

Acer rubrum ’Red Sunset’ (Red Maple)

ShapePyramidal form when young becoming rounded with age
Foliage: Glossy green
Seeds: Female cultivar, flowers give way to red-tinged samaras.
Fall ColourOutstanding orange to red.
Likes sun to part shade, tolerates wet areas
H 40’-50’ W 30’-40’

Acer x freemanii ‘Armstrong Gold’ (Freeman Maple)

(A. rubrum x A. saccharinum)
Shape: Narrow, upright form
Foliage: Medium green leaves turn gold to orange in fall
Light: Full sun
Size: H: 30-40’ W: 6-12’
Tolerates average to wet soil.

Acer x freemanii ‘Armstrong’ (Freeman Maple)

(A. rubrum x A. saccharinum)
Shape: Narrow, upright form
Foliage: Medium green leaves turn yellow-orange in fall
Light: Full sun
Size: H: 30-40‘ W: 6-12’
Tolerates average to wet soil.

Acer x truncatum ‘Pacific Sunset’ (Painted Maple)

(A. truncatum x A. platanoides)
Shape: Upright, with rounded crown
Foliage: Glossy dark green leaves turn yellow, red and orange in fall
Light: Full sun
Size: H: 20-30’ W: 18-25’
Tolerant of different soils but needs good drainage. Drought tolerant once established.

Albizia julibrissin (Silk Tree or Mimosa)

Shape: Broad crown
Foliage: Leafs out in late spring, green leaves
Flower: Fluffy pink flowers in summer, best flowering in full sun
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: 20-30’ W: 20-40’
Needs well drained soil, needs protection from strong winds.

Albizia julibrissin ‘Merlot Majik’ (Silk Tree or Mimosa)

Shape: Broad crown
Foliage: Leafs out in late spring, merlot/burgundy leaves hold colour well
Flower: Fluffy pink/white flowers in summer
Light: Best in full sun
Size: H: 20-30’ W: 20-30’
Needs well drained soil, needs protection from strong winds.

Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’ (Silk Tree or Mimosa)

Shape: Vase-shaped
Foliage: Leafs out in late spring, leaves mature to chocolate-burgundy colour by summer
Flower: Fluffy pink/white flowers in summer
Light: Best in full sun
Size: H: to 20’ W: to 15’
Needs well drained soil, needs protection from strong winds.

Betula nigra ‘Dura Heat’ (River Birch)

Shape: Upright, rounded canopy.
Foliage: Medium to dark green leaves that stay green even in hot summers.
Fall Colour: Gold.
Bark: Bark peels early revealing creamy white inner colour, nice for winter interest.
Very heat tolerant, making it more resistant to bronze birch borer.
Likes Sun, drought and moisture tolerant.
H 30-40′ W 25’-35′

Betula nigra ‘Shiloh Splash’ (Variegated Birch)

Shape: rounded.
Foliage: Cream white to yellow with a green center, smaller than the species.
Fall Colour: Yellow.
Bark: Peeling bark in winter
Low maintenance and is highly resistant to bronze birch borer.
Full sun to part shade, moist to wet soil.
H 10-30′ W 8-15′

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (Himalayan White Birch)

Shape: Open-branched, pyramidal form
Foliage: Green leaves turns yellow in fall
Bark: Whitest bark of all birches
Light: Full sun
Size: H: 30-40’ W: 20-30’
Does well in closely planted groups

Catalpa bignonoides ‘Aurea’ (Golden Catalpa)

Shape: Fast grower that slows with age
Foliage: Large heart shaped, acidic-yellow leaves, fade little if planted in part shade
Flower: Showy white panicle flowers in May
Adapts to most soils, can be drought tolerant once established
Likes sun to part shade.
H 30’-35’ W 20’-30’

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura )

Shape: dense, rounded habit that typically matures to 40-60’
Foliage: Cordate, round-oval leaves (to 4” long) resemble those of a small redbud
Spring: Leaves emerge reddish purple in spring
Summer: Mature to medium green with a slight bluish tinge
Fall: Shades of gold, orange and red in fall. The fallen autumn leaves have been described as smelling of cinnamon, burnt sugar or ripe apples.
Will take sun, part shade . Foliage may scorch in hot, dry and/or windy conditions.
Shallow roots may interfere with sidewalks.
H 30-40′  S 20-30′

Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ (Weeping Katsura)

Shape: Weeping, wide spreading
Foliage: Blue-green leaves turns buttery yellow in fall
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: 15-25’ W: to 20’
Best in moist soil

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ (Eastern Redbud)

Shape: Rounded crown.
Foliage:
New foliage is shimmering red-purple becoming more subdued through the season.
Flower
: Stunning pea-like rose-purple flowers which bloom profusely on bare branches in early spring before the foliage emerges.
Requires good drainage, summer water.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 15’-18’ W 15-20’

Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’

A great tree for small gardens or a large container.
Shape: A highly attractive weeping form of Cercis canadensis. It demonstrates excellent branching with a full crown of foliage at the top.
Foliage: Dark maroon, heart shaped leaves on weeping branches
Flower: Rose-purple flowers in spring, tight along the branches
Requires good drainage, summer water.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 6 to 8’ W 4 to 6’

Cornus Kousa ‘Snow Tower’ (Dogwood)

Shape: An upright columnar cultivar
Foliage: Green
Fall Colour: Attractive shades of red
Flower:  Pure white floral bracts in June, a bit later than other cultivars
Fruit: Bright red fruit
Likes Sun or Part Shade
H to 10-15′  S to 4-8′

Cornus kousa ‘Mandarin Jewel’ (Dogwood)

Shape: Upright
Foliage: Dark green leaves through summer turn orange-yellow in fall
Flower: Snow white flowers in spring
Light: Best in partial shade
Size: H: 15-20’ W: 10-15’
Large fruit in fall starts yellow and turns pumpkin orange

Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (Dogwood)

Shape: Upright, spreading crown
Foliage: Deep green leaves turn shades of red in fall
Flower: Salmon red flowers in late spring
Light: Best in partial shade
Size: H: 15-20’ W: 12-15’
Attractive red fruits in fall

Cornus kousa ‘Scarlet Fire’ (Dogwood)

Shape: Broadly oval
Foliage: Dark green leaves turn maroon in fall
Flower: Deep fuchsia-pink flowers in late spring/early summer.
Light: Best in partial shade
Size: H: 20-25’ W: 15-20’
One of the darkest pink dogwoods available.

Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ (Cornelian Cherry)

Foliage: Green
Fall Colour: Rich, purple-red
Flowers
: Profuse umbels of golden-yellow flowers before the leaves in late winter
Fruit: Cherry red fruit is edible but tart and attracts birds.
Bark: On older trees the crooked twisted trunks will flake and peel in tan, gray and brown patches
Good fall colours with clusters of red berries (edible).
Drought tolerant once established
Sun to Part Shade
H: 20-25’ W: to 15’

Cornus ‘Eddi’s White Wonder’ (Dogwood)

(C. nuttallii x C. florida)
Early flowering, needs good drainage and summer water.
Likes part shade to sun.
H 20’-25’ W12’-15’

Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ (Dove Tree, Handkerchief Tree)

Shape: Broadly pyramidal
Foliage: Dark green ovate-shaped leaves
Flower: 7” long white bracts resemble handkerchiefs or doves
Bark: Cinnamon coloured bark
Light: Best in full sun
Size: H: 35’+ W: 20-30’
This variety blooms at young age. Prefers moist soil.

Eucryphia intermedia ‘Rostrevor’

Shape:  Broadly columnar evergreen tree,
Foliage:  Small, shiny green leaves
Flower:  Nodding white flowers with golden stamens in mid to late summer,  rich nectar attracts beneficial bees
Sun to part shade with moist WD soil, ideally with some protection from strong winds.
H: 15-20ft  S:to 8ft

Ginkgo biloba ‘Magyar’

Shape: Narrowly pyramidal
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Bright yellow
Fruit: Seedless
Full sun
H 50′ S 25′

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ (Sweetgum)

Shape: Even upright conical habit
Foliage: is divided into long narrow lobes like a Japanese Maple. Reds, oranges and yellows in fall.
Seed: This cultivar has eliminated the ‘gumballs’ of the species.
Adaptable to dry or wet soils.
Likes sun.
H 40’-50’ W 15’-35’

Magnolia ‘Galaxy’

(M. liliiflora x M. sprengeri ‘Diva’)
Shape: Upright, oval
Foliage: Dark green leaves
Flower: Slightly fragrant cup-shaped red-purple flowers in late spring, before leafing out
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: 20-25’ W: 10’ (tree will remain narrow for many years then broaden to 20’)
Flowers at a young age and more profusely as the tree matures

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken B. Beauty’ (Evergreen Magnolia)

Shape:  A dense, narrow, pyramdial-oval crown
Foliage:  Leathery evergreen leaves (to 7” long) are glossy dark green above and rusty-brown beneath
Flower:  Fragrant, cup-shaped, creamy white flowers, 4-6″  in summer.
Wide-spreading roots.
Less leaf drop than other varieties, most cold hardy
Grow in moist, organically rich, well-drained loams
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20’-30’ W 15’-25’

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Paris’ (Evergreen Magnolia)

A beautiful dense tree.
Dark green glossy leaves with brown velvety undersides and wavy edges.
Its new growth is a brighter pink than other varieties.
H: 12-18′ S: 7-12′

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Edith Bogue’ (Evergreen Magnolia)

Shape:  Evergreen with a very tight habit, one of the hardiest.
Flower:  Massive, fragrant creamy white flowers in summer.
Likes sun to part shade.
H to 25’ W to 15’

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Victoria’ (Evergreen Magnolia)

Shape: Medium growing compact, pyramidal, evergreen tree that you can prune to shape.
Foliage:  The lustrous foliage is broad, heavy, dark green with brown pubescent undersides.
Flower:  Fragrant creamy white flowers in summer.
Exceptionally hardy, but needs a sheltered and moist site.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 15’-20’ W 15’-20’

Magnolia x ‘Judy Zuk’ (Deciduous Magnolia)

Shape: Columnar
Foliage: Dark green leaves
Flower: Fragrant yellow tulip-shaped flowers with plum tinged bases in early spring, as leaves emerge
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: 20-30’ W: 10-20’

Magnolia x ‘Black Tulip’ (Deciduous Magnolia)

(M. ‘Vulcan’ x M. ‘lolanthe’)
Shape: Slender habit
Foliage: Dark green leaves
Flower: Deep burgundy-red goblet-shaped flowers in early spring, before leafing out
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: 15-20’ W: 6-10’
One of the darkest coloured of magnolia blooms

Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’

(x loebneri)
Shape
: Slow growing, rounded, low branched
Foliage: Green, narrowly ovate
Flower: Lilac pink, paler within, scented with about 12 narrow tepals, opening before leaves
Abundant flowers evan at an early age
Likes Sun to Part Shade
H: 15’-20’ S: 15’-20’

Magnolia ‘Royal Star’

Shape:  Compact, slow growing, rounded, deciduous, handsome small tree or large shrub, very showy in bloom.
Flower:  Fragrant flowers pink in bud, open to nearly pure white in spring. 3 to 4” in diameter, with 25 to 30 petals each.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 10’-15’ W 10’-12’

Magnolia ‘Susan’

(M. liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x M. stellata ‘Rosea’)
Shape:  Compact habit, rounded small tree or shrub, ideal for smaller gardens, easy to place.
Flower:  Fragrant reddish purple flowers in mid spring. Has long, slender, erect red-purple buds, with 6 deeply toned tepals opening to 5″. The tepals give a slightly twisted display.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 6’-8’ W 6’-8’

Magnolia ‘Vulcan’

(Magnolia campbelii ‘Lanarth’ x M. lilliflora)
Shape:  Vigorous upright deciduous tree, with an erect open habit.
Foliage:  Large textured leaves.
Flower
:  Flowers in mid-spring. Declared the finest Jury hybrid to date, this stunning selection from New Zealand has fragrant, heavy textured, rounded blooms of the most amazing ruby red. Although it flowers from a very young age, the full richness of the colour will develop as the plant matures.
Likes acid soil.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20’-25’ W to 25’

Malus ‘Red Sentinel’ (Crabapple)

Healthy, upright habit
Good for narrow spaces
Scented white flowers are followed by rich red fruits
Likes sun
H 20’-25’ W 12’-15’

Malus ‘Royal Raindrops’ (Crabapple)

Upright spreading habit.
Pinkish red flowers.
Deep purple foliage turns bronze/orange/purple in fall
Persistent 1/4″ red fruit.
Likes sun
H to 20’ W to 15’

Malus ‘Sargent Tina’ (Crabapple)

Shape: Small rounded dwarf tree, spreading pendulous habit 
Foliage: Medium green small leaves
Fall Colour: yellow
Flower: Bright red buds open to single white flowers
Fruit
: Bright red 1/4″ fruit.
Disease resistant
Likes sun
H: to 5-6’ from graft  S: 6-8′

Parrotia persica ‘Ruby Vase’

Shape: Upright vase-shaped crown
Foliage: Flushes bronzy-red and keeps this well into summer
Fall Colour: Mostly an intense scarlet-red
Bark: Older bark is handsome, flaking in patches to display green, tan, white and gray.
Likes Sun, very tolerant once established.
H’ to 30′ W to 15′

Prunus ceracifera ‘Thundercloud’ (Flowering Plum)

Shape: Rounded
Foliage: Reddish purple leaves that hold their colour into fall
Flower: Pale pink single blooms in early spring, before leaves emerge
Light: Full sun
Size: H: 15-20’ W: 15-20’
Tolerates seaside

Prunus incisa ‘Lemon Splash’ (Flowering Cherry)

Shape: Strongly weeping habit
Foliage: Green leaves with yellow margins turn orange, red, gold in fall
Flower: Pale pink flowers in spring
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: 13’ W: 6’

Prunus incisa ‘Little Twist’ (Flowering Cherry)

Profuse clusters of white flowers with pink centers in early spring.
Leaves are green and turn orange to maroon red in the fall.
Stems and shoots that zigzag provide winter interest.
Fast grower, drought tolerant, tough.
Likes sun to part shade, adaptable to various soils.
H 6’-8’ W 6’-8’

Prunus serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’ (Flowering Cherry)

A slightly slower growing, purple foliaged form of the Kwanzan cherry
Shape
: Broadly vase shaped
Foliage: Deep purple
Fall Colour: Bronze purple
Flower: Double magenta-pink
Likes Sun
H to 20′ W 15′

Prunus serrulata ‘Amanagawa’ (Flowering Cherry)

Very narrow columnar tree.
Semi-double pink flowers in later spring.
Good along property line or driveways.
Likes sun to part shade
H 20’-25’ W 5’-8’

Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’ (Flowering Cherry)

A good strong grower with vase-like habit.
Very showy, double hot pink flowers in mid spring.
Good fall colours.
Likes sun to part shade
H 20’-25’ W 15’-20’

Prunus x ‘Blireana’ (Flowering Plum)

Early, fragrant double pink flowers.
Metallic coppery-purple foilage.
Likes sun to part shade
H 15’-20’ W 15’-20’

Prunus yedoensis ‘Akebono’ (Flowering Cherry)

Shape: Graceful wide-spreading branches
FoliageGreen
Fall Colour: Golden yellow with orange highlights
Flower: Masses of large semi-double blush pink flowers, that fade to white, on bare branches in early spring.
Likes Sun, part shade
H to 20-25′ W 20-25+′

Prunus ‘Snow Goose’ (Flowering Cherry)

Upright when young, becoming wider with age.
Pure white single flowers appear before leaves in spring.
Bright green foliage turns orange in fall.
Likes sun, tolerates some shade, some drought and seaside conditions.
Resistant to common cherry foliage diseases.
H to 20′  W to 20′

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ (Golden Locust)

Bright golden leaves can be seen from afar.
Takes drought, no wet feet, can be brittle in snow.
Likes sun to part shade
H 30’-50’ W 20’-35’

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Black Hawk’ (Mountain Ash)

Shape: Columnar with oval crown
Foliage: Dark green leaves turn orange and red in fall
Flower: White flowers in spring
Light: Full sun
Size: H: 25-30’ W: 15-20’
Orange-red fruit held in clusters from summer to late winter – good choice for attracting birds. Tolerant of heat, pollution and wind.

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Summer flowers, fussy, needs good well drained soil.
Likes sun to part shade
H 20’-30’ W 20’-30’

Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ (Japanese Snowbell)

Shape: Compact upright habit
Foliage: Leaves are dark purple (full sun) or olive green (partial shade)
Flower: Fragrant white pendent bell-shaped flowers on maroon stems in late spring
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: 10-15’ W: 5-10’
Each flower turns into an oval-shaped fruit (drupe) that hangs from the branches throughout summer.

Styrax japonicus (Japanese Snowbell)

Shape: Broad, flat-topped canopy with maturity
Foliage: Deep green leaves may turn yellow to red in fall
Flower: Fragrant white bell-shaped flowers hang below the leaves in late spring
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: 20-25’ W: 20-25’
Each flower turns into an oval-shaped fruit (drupe) that hangs from the branches throughout summer

Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ (Japanese Snowbell)

Showy white flowers. Tight pyramidal habit. Likes sun to part shade H 20’-25’ W 15’-20’ Available Spring 2014

Styrax japonicus ‘Snow Charm’ (Japanese Snowbell)

Shape: Rounded crown
Foliage: Glossy green leaves turn yellow-gold in fall
Flower: White pendulous bell-shaped flowers in late spring
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Size: H: to 20’ W: to 20’
Each flower turns into an oval-shaped fruit (drupe) that hangs from the branches throughout summer

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