Also Known as European Bird CherryThe May Day Tree, Prunus padus ‘European Bird Cherry’, is one of the first trees to leaf out in spring. European Bird Cherry is generally described as a perennial tree or shrub and has dark-green summer foliage that turns yellow to red in fall.The white flowers are large and fragrant and appear in early May. They are borne in slender drooping clusters. It differs from other wild and garden cherries in having flowers in long cylindrical spikes.The fruit is black, about 1/3” or less, and taken by the birds. This low-branched tree is rounded to about 15-20’.May Day Tree is available in clump form. The European Bird Cherry has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate.Prune the May Day plant after flowering is finished as the flowers appear on old wood.This small-fruited cherry tree is frequented or fed on by birds!* Early spring bloomer* Large, fragrant flowers!* Red & yellow fall color .
Cold-Hardy, Everblooming Tree Rose Polar Joy, Rosa ‘Balore’, is a hardy tree rose variety. This introduction from Bailey Nurserie’s award-winning rose breeding program was developed particularly for the northern garden and would look outstanding in your perennial bed this year. It would be especially attractive as a vertical accent among low-growing roses and/or perennials. Your Polar Joy is a hardy shrub rose variety that has been trained into a tree form. This combination gives you a spectacularly beautiful rose tree that will not only bloom all summer for you, but also survive harsh conditions. You’ll adore the beautiful clusters of soft pink blossoms. Each delicate, 2-inch bloom is lightly kissed by a soft, yellow center and emits a subtle, clean fragrance that will pull you in close to sample its charms. Combined with its light green foliage, your Polar Joy gives the impression of spring apple blossoms in your yard…only these fabulous blooms last all summer long. Polar Joy Tree Rose will grow to about 6 feet in height. It has excellent disease resistance and flowers best in full sun. Unlike other tree roses which are actually 2 or 3 different roses grafted or budded together (the root, the stem and the top), Polar Joy is the same hardy rose plant from top to bottom, giving it unmatched hardiness. The only truly hardy tree rose, Rose Polar Joy™ is a tough, dependable choice in a rose tree for your yard this year! * First Editions® Plants* Lovely flowers * Everblooming * Cold hardy * Disease resistant foliage * Wildlife interest.
Ornamental Tree with Edible Fruit A great trend in home gardening is ‘edible landscaping’. It’s the idea of mixing fruit and vegetable plants in with your regular perennials and flowers. Some fruits and veggies are easier to do that with than others. The persimmon is so easy, it’s a no-brainer. Beautiful flowers, sweet fragrance, ornamental bark, and delicious edible fruit on an easy-care tree. What’s not to love?The persimmon is covered in sweet smelling flowers in the spring. These eventually lead to the fruit. The persimmon fruit starts out green (and sour!) but eventually turns to orange deep red or even soft purple. The mature 2-inch round fruit has a uniquely sweet but nutty flavor.These trees look great all year. (When they’ve gone dormant for the winter they even have pretty bark!) They love the sun and look great in a mixed border. Try one with an under planting of daylilies and catmint.Persimmon fruits are low in calories and fat, but high in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. They can be eaten fresh or used in preserves, pies, tarts, and even sorbets and ice creams.Added bonus – in the fall the leaves turn shades of yellow, red and purple. Beautiful!Persimmon trees are lovely ornamentals with outstanding fall fruit. The persimmon tree is, quite simply, an attractive tree with many benefits. Don’t miss having one of these in your garden this year.* Edible fruit (2 trees required for pollination) * Spring flowers * Fall color * Ornamental bark .
Easy to Grow Shade Tree with Great Fall Color!What characteristics are most important to you when you’re picking out a shade tree? Easy care? Dappled summer shade? Gorgeous fall color? Yes, yes and yes! Chinese Pistache (Pistacia chinensis) does all of this and so much more.Sometimes known as the “Ugly Duckling” tree, this tree is actually highly regarded as one of the most beautiful, pest free and easily maintained shade trees on the market today, Chinese Pistache is a very hardy tree that grows in just about any condition – hard scrabble soil at new-build construction sites, urban neighborhoods in sidewalk tree rings, and near walks and drives because of its deep roots that won’t lift the concrete. It handles pollution, drought and poor soil. The only places it struggles to perform are in a shady location (it needs full sun) and clay/wet soils (it need good drainage).If you site it well, Chinese Pistache will reward you with lacey bright green summer leaves that turn stunning and dramatic shades of orange and red in the fall. If there is a pollinator nearby, it will give you tons of brilliant red berries that turn deep purple over the winter. Chinese Pistache berries aren’t safe for human consumption, but the birds go crazy for them and are a great food source when food is scarce in the coldest months.Plant one as a specimen in your yard or a whole row along a drive – they grow so uniformly that people will think you’ve pruned them to match!If you need a shade tree, Chinese Pistache is one of the best on the market today. Why wait? Order yours now.* Wall behaved and easy care* Decorative berries in fall and winter* Gorgeous fall foliage* Perfect summer shade* Hardy and long-lived.