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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.
Sprawling branches often root and form colonies.
Likes part shade to sun. Wants more moisture if in full sun.
H 15’-20’ W 6’-12’

Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple)

Very slow growing 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 Macrophyllum (Big Leaf Maple)

Large growing native deciduous tree.
Shape: Broad crown, great shade tree
Foliage: Shiny dark green leaves up to 12″
Fall Colour: Yellow
Bark: Greyish-brown, shallowly grooved when older
Tolerant of wide range of conditions.
Good for shade or garden specimen.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 50-100′ W 30-50′

Acer rubrum ‘Bowhall’

Shape: Tight upright branching, very narrow
Foliage: Medium green
Seeds: Female cultivar, flowers give way to red-tinged samaras.
Fall Colour:Yellow-orange to reddish-orange
Likes Sun to part shade, drought tolerant
H 30-40′  W 10-15′

Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’

Shape: Rounded to oval crown.
Foliage: Green above and glaucous green with a blue-gray bloom beneath.
Seeds: Male selection (seedless)
Fall Colour: A brilliant scarlet that gradually turns reddish-purple.
Likes Sun to part shade, average to moist well drained soil
H 35-50′ W 25-40′

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’

Betula nigra ‘Dura Heat’ (River Birch)

Fast growing.
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)

Slow growing deciduous
Shape
: rounded.
Foliage: Cream white to yellow with a green center, smaller than the species.
Fall Colour: Yellow.
Winter: 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′

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′

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 ‘Lavender Twist’

Shape: Weeping umbrella habit
Foliage: Green leaves turn yellow in fall.
Flowers: Magenta to rosy pink buds.
Requires good drainage, summer water.
Likes sun to part shade.
H to 7’ W to 8’

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 ‘Eddi’s White Wonder’ (Eddi’s White Wonder Dogwood)

Early flowering, needs good drainage and summer water.
Likes part shade to sun.
H 20’-25’ W12’-15’

Cydonia oblonga ‘Le Bourgeot’ (Edible Quince)

Shape:  Unique fruiting and ornamental tree.
Flowers:  Large white flowers
Fruit:  Large yellow fragrant fruits ripening in early October. Use in pies, jams and jellies.
Thornless
H: 10-15′  S: 10′-15′

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

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’ (Beech)

Shape: Narrow columnar shape with branches that cascade loosely to ground
Foliage: Glossy purple
Fall Color: Bronzy purple
Full sun
H 20-30′ S 10-15′

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 ‘Athene’

(Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Lennei ‘Alba’ and Magnolia ‘Mark Jury’)
Shape
: Moderate-growing, vase shaped form.
Foliage:  Large textured leaves.
Flower
: Large flower buds provide winter interest. Extremely large, 8 to 10 inch, cup and saucer type blooms having a two tone effect. Rounded petals with ivory-white interiors are white at the rim, shading down to rosy-purple at the base. Fragrant.
Likes sun to part shade. Protect from cold winds as blooms open early.
H 18’-25’ W 18’-25′

 

Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ (Yellow Magnolia)

Shape:  
Rapid growing rounded, compact pyramidal form deciduous tree
Foliage:  Dark green leaves (to 8” long)
Flower:  Considered by many to be the best golden yellow (non-fading) flowering magnolia.
 The 4 inch, upright, tulip-like, lemon scented flowers bloom in late spring before the foliage leafs out.
Likes acid soil.
Likes Sun or part shade, moist, well drained soil
H: 15’-20’  S: 10’-15’

Magnolia ‘David Clulow’

(M. lennei ‘Alba’ x veitchii ‘Rubra’)
Shape:  Vigorous upright branched habit it is considered by some to be one of the best white Magnolias in cultivation.
Flower:  Excellent large white bowl shaped flowers which are produced from an early age in late March.
Full sun or Partial Shade
H: 15’-25’  S: 15-20′

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken B. Beauty’ (Evergreen)

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 ‘D. D. Blanchard’ (Evergreen)

Open branched pyramidal form.
Maintains a straight central trunk. Easy to raise canopy.
Fragrant creamy white blossoms in summer can be 8″ in width.
H: 35-50′ S: 20-35′

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Paris’ (Evergreen)

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 grandiflora ‘Edith Bogue’
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 grandiflora ‘Victoria’
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.
Needs a sheltered and moist site.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 15’-20’ W 15’-20’

Magnolia Ian’s Red

(Magnolia Pickard’s Ruby x Magnolia Vulcan)
Shape:  Vigorous upright deciduous tree, with an erect open habit.
Foliage:  Fresh green.
Flower
:   Vibrant purple-red, not fading to light shades even in wet weather. Cup-and-saucer shape and open 7 inches.
Likes acid soil.
Likes sun to part shade.
H 20-25’ W to 25′

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’

Magnolia stellata ‘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 Jewel’ (Crabapple)

Upright and open, an irregular, oval crown form making this cultivar well
suited as an ornamental or small street tree. It has snow-white flowers in spring and small firm, cherry-red fruit appear in early September and stay through the winter.
Likes sun
H to 15’ W to 12’

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′

Parrotia persica (Persian Ironwood)

Shape: Spreading with irregular branching habit
Foliage: Flushes bronzy-red and keeps this well into summer.
Flower: Insignificant red flowers on bare branches in spring
Fall Colour: Yellow, orange, red and purple.
Bark: Older bark is handsome, flaking in patches to display green, tan, white and gray.
Likes Sun, drought tolerant once established.
H’ 15 to 20′ W to 15-25′

Prunus ceracifera ‘Pissardi Nigra’ (Purple Plum)

Early, pale pink flowers with red centers.
Leaves maintain their red colour throughout the summer.
Good fall colour.
Likes sun, drought tolerant when established
H 15’-25’ W 15’-25’

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’ (Ornamental 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 ‘Accolade’ (Flowering Cherry)

Early free flowering, delicate pink semi-double in drooping clusters.
Likes sun to part shade
H 15’-20’ 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’

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’ (Snow Goose 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′

Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’ (Callery Pear)

Shape:  narrow-columnar, thornless, ornamental pear tree that may have a central leader.
Foliage: Glossy green leaves stay well into fall
Fall Colour: Leaves turn attractive reddish-purple to bronze-red in fall.
Flowers: Creamy white flowers (each to 3/4” wide) in dense corymbs appear in profusion in early spring.
Fruit:   Small, inedible, greenish-yellow fruits (to 1/2” diameter)
Likes full sun, drought and clay tolerant
H: 25-30ft  S: 8-12ft

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 americana ‘Red Cascade’ (Mountain Ash)

Compact oval shape with red berries.
Likes sun
H to 18’ W to 8’

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Stewartia)

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

Styrax ‘Marleys Pink’

A rounded form with gracefully weeping branches.
Blush pink petals and showy red calyces with a cotton-candy fragrance.
Large pearl sized drupes through the summer.
The foliage turns bright lemon-yellow in the fall.
H: 8 -10′  S: 4-5′

Styrax japonicus ‘Fragrant Fountain’

Shape: Densely weeping
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Colour: Gold
Flower: Pure white, bell shaped, profuse, fragrant and long flowering.
Sun or Part Shade
H: to 6′  S: to 5′

Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ (Snowbell Tree)

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

Tillia cordata ‘Girards Pendula Nana’

Almost as attractive with its winter structure as it is when in leaf. Truly a natural bonsai with little or no pruning required to make it look like a miniature tree. Ideal for the rock garden, container culture or a very small space in the garden.
Flowers: Smaller than the species, borne in pendulous racemes. Color is pale yellow and fragrant.
Foliage: The leaves are also small rarely exceeding 1 1/2 inches.
Fall colour: Yellow.
Bark: Light yellow-brown, subtle but quite pleasing for winter effect.
H 6-9′ S 5-7′

 

 

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