Trees

Trees are often the centerpieces of a yard or landscape. Besides looking beautiful, trees serve many purposes. They help prevent erosion, produce oxygen, reduce carbon dioxide and provide much needed shade. In fact, a strategically planted tree can even help reduce your energy bills!

Selected for its improved resistance to frost cracking. A cross between Amur and Pin Cherry. Coppery-orange bark that flakes as the plant matures. Dark green foliage turns yellow in fall. White clustered flowers in spring are followed by berries.

Cornus alternifolia is a small deciduous tree or large multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 15-25’ tall with distinctive tiered/layered horizontal branching which is upward-turned at the tips. It is native to both moist and dry forests, forest margins, stream banks and fields from Newfoundland to Minnesota south to northern Arkansas and through the Appalachians to Georgia and Alabama. Small, fragrant, yellowish-white flowers bloom in flattened cymes in late spring. Flowers give way to bluish-black fruits on red stalks. Fruits mature in late summer.

Crimson Frost is a purple-leaved birch whose parents are Betula platyphylla var.szechuanica and Betula pendula ‘Purpurea’. It is a small to medium sized tree that typically grows 25-40’ tall with an upright, narrow-pyramidal shape. It is noted for its burgundy-red to purple foliage and exfoliating white bark with cinnamon hues. Foliage acquires orange, red and yellow shades in fall. Tiny flowers appear in early spring in separate catkins on the same tree. Female flowers are followed by drooping cone-like fruits containing numerous small winged seeds that typically mature in late summer.

Urban Pinnacle® Oak grows narrow and upright with a strong central leader. This cultivar also features attractive glossy foliage and resistance to both mildew and anthracnose. About ½” in diameter, the acorns are extremely small for a bur oak, making it a more suitable tree for landscape and street use.

Goldspur® is a unique selection of Amur Cherry with dense, peach-like foliage. Creamy white spring flowers produce compact racemes of tiny black fruit in mid-summer. Its golden exfoliating bark is a desirable winter feature. This is a very distinctive tree with a compact growth habit and dense, dark-green foliage. An excellent small tree for the landscape that is resistant to black knot fungal disease.

Stately specimen, park or street tree with an upright open oval crown. Large dark green lobed leaves with a greyish underside. Yellowish brown fall colour. Corky bark and branches. Large acorns attract wildlife. Drought resistant, hardy variety.

Bastard Service Tree is an interesting hybrid that has a very formal lollipop shaped head. Its foliage is glossy dark green with white beneath, turns a dramatic golden brown in the fall. In spring, it sports clusters of creamy-white blossoms, which are followed by bright red fruit. 

Starlite Flowering Crab is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall.

Very hardy fruiting cherry introduction from the University of Saskatchewan. Enjoy bountiful harvests of delicious fruits from an easy to reach compact plant. White spring blossoms provide an attractive display, followed by clusters of blackish red fruit which ripen in late summer. Great for processing and fresh eating.

Red Oak is a medium sized, deciduous tree with a rounded to broad-spreading, often irregular crown. Typically grows at a moderate-to-fast rate to a height of 50-75' (often larger in the wild). Dark, lustrous green leaves (grayish-white beneath) with 7-11, toothed lobes which are sharply pointed at the tips. Leaves turn brownish-red in fall. Insignificant flowers in separate male and female catkins appear in spring. Fruits are acorns which mature in early fall. An abundant crop of acorns may not occur before this tree reaches 40 years old. Drought tolerant once established.

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