A great new look in maple trees! Maple trees are universally loved for their great fall color and ease to grow. They are used all over North America and can thrive from Canada to Guatemala. Typically you choose them for the color of the fall leaves and are just content to enjoy the green leaves and shade they give in the spring and summer. (They are deciduous, so they drop their leaves in the winter.)Not anymore! Now you can enjoy beautifully colored leaves in spring and summer too! Flamingo Boxelder Maple (Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’) has luscious variegated cream/green leaves that blush a sweet pink. People will be asking what kind of tree you’re growing because it is such a different look for a maple. In the fall the leaves turn a glowing gold to prove that it is really a maple tree and not an imposter.Flamingo Boxelder is a fast grower, reaching 30-35 feet before you know it. It isn’t huge, but it casts nice shade. It’s nicely sized for a garden bed or border or to use as a patio shade tree. (It has such striking leaves that it’s nice to have it somewhere where you can see them up close.)Besides the new color, it behaves like the maple trees that you know and love – easy to care for, fine in sun or dappled shade. If you’re in the market for a new shade tree, then Flamingo Boxelder Maple should be at the top of the list.* Striking pink/cream/spring green leaves* Golden fall color* Great for smaller spaces* Attracts birds* Easy care and hardy* Year-round interest.
Fast-Growing Tree with Unique LeavesThe Quaking Aspen is a fast-growing tree with outstanding fall color. Plant a row of them along your driveway or just one as a focal point in your front yard. Your Quaking Aspen has many attractive features, but one of the most endearing is what gives it its name. The Aspen’s ability to “quake” has been admired and memorialized by writers and poets for generations. Imagine sitting beneath your Aspen on a summer day with the slightest of warm breezes ruffling your hair. Hear the soft rustle of the heart-shaped leaves above you. Look up to see the deep green leaves sparkle in the mottled sunlight as they twist and turn on the flat leaf stalks that catch the drifting air. Few experiences capture the magic of nature so well as a Quaking Aspen dancing on a summer breeze. Quaking Aspens grow 20-50 feet tall with a narrow, rounded crown. You’ll love their unique bark that is very light in color and turns a chalky white as it ages. In the fall, your Aspen will turn to shades of zestful yellow and orange, brightening your fall landscape as winter approaches. The Quaking Aspen is one of the most widely distributed trees in North America. It’s tolerant of many soil types, and doesn’t require a lot of special care. Pioneers and American Indians used Aspen bark for various medicinal purposes and wildlife love them. Overall, the Quaking Aspen is a lovely landscape tree with uniquely endearing features. The quaking leaves and the golden fall colors will brighten any landscape! * Fast-growing* Unique leaves* Fall color.
Unique Shade Tree with Great Fall ColorThe Kentucky Coffee Tree is a deciduous, ornamental tree with unique features. Plant one in your front or side yard for a lovely shade tree that offers a splash of spring and fall color. It will even be a great conversation-starter with friends and neighbors when the “coffee” pods appear in autumn.Spring brings the initial treat with clusters of petite, white flowers cascading from the branches. Their contrast against the double-compound, vibrant green leaves is lovely. Each leaf can reach up to 3 feet in length (with 100+ tiny leaflets), presenting an impressive sight for your yard. Those same leaves turn a delightful shade of yellow-orange for fall, a dramatic dash of color for your autumn landscape.Beyond the obvious beauty of the Kentucky Coffee Tree is the fascinating seed pod it produces in the fall. The reddish-brown pods can reach lengths of up to 10 inches. The seeds, while toxic uncooked, were used in the past for food by Native Americans. They were also ground by early settlers for use in a coffee-like drink. The seeds will often persist into winter, providing added ornamental interest for your yard.You can expect your Kentucy Coffee Tree to reach heights of up to 75 feet with a 50 foot spread. The bark is dark brown and deeply furrowed, and the crown is gently rounded. Kentucky Coffee Tree is very hardy, tolerant of many conditions including drought and urban environments.For a beautiful tree with unique features and a hardy disposition, the Kentury Coffee Tree is an excellent choice.* Great urban tree * Often used in golf course, parks or as street trees * Brilliant fall color * Drought and pollution tolerant.
Fast Growing Tree with Edible FruitThe Hackberry is a fast growing, deciduous tree that produces edible fruit. Plant one in your yard for its shade and seasonal interest, especially if you have a place where the soil is too poor for other trees.Your Hackberry can grow up to 60 feet with a 40-50 foot spread, so it’s quite an expansive shade tree for your yard. It has a cylindrical shape with 5-inch alternate, green leaves with undersides of a slightly yellow hue. Those leaves will turn completely yellow in autumn for a showy accent in your yard.Your Hackberry’s foliage arrives at the same time as the ¼-inch spring flowers, giving your tree a vivacious, lime-green appearance that will certainly draw your eye. Those flowers will eventually give way to 1/3-inch, deep-purple drupes that can persist on your tree into the winter months.The drupes have a somewhat date-like flavor and were traditionally used by Native Americans as a food source. Wildlife will also treasure the tiny fruits for the added nutrition they can provide, in addition to the shelter and nesting opportunities the tree presents.The Hackberry’s trunk has a corky appearance, offering some added decorative definition to the barren winter landscape. That wood can also be used for furniture or other projects (it’s soft but heavy).Hackberry trees are tolerant of most conditions, including wind and urban conditions. It’s a great way to have an impressive shade tree with ornamental appeal in less time than other large trees would require. The edible fruit sweetens the deal as a fun and useful addition to an already outstanding tree.* Fast-growing shade* Great for windy areas* Beautiful fall color* Edible fruit* Wildlife interest* Native tree to North America .
Ornamental Tree with Unique Winter AppealThe Golden Rain Tree is a deciduous tree valued for its beauty and durability. Use one as a small shade tree in your yard or perhaps as a patio tree Your Golden Rain Tree will first catch your eye in the spring with its new foliage. Golden Rain Trees are amongst the splashiest of spring bloomers with its late butter-yellow flowers, one of the few to show this color.As the leaves turn to their summer bright green intensity, small ½ inch flowers cluster on 15 inch panicles. The tiny yellow flowers with their red centers will seem to blanket your tree in a golden raiment, which will later “rain” down to carpet the ground beneath it.Your Golden Rain Tree can reach 40 feet in height with an equal or greater spread. Branching is upright and irregular forming a rounded crown that is lovely in any landscape conditions. As autumn approaches, your Rain Tree will surprise you a special gift. 2-inch papery clusters, like tiny Chinese lanterns will dangle among the branches, turning a delightful pink-orange shade and continuing into winter. Fall also brings orange-yellow color to the leaves. The Golden Rain Tree would be a splendid addition to your landscape. Its hardy nature and spring show make is a valuable addition to any yard. However, its unique winter appeal truly makes it a must-have for your home. * Spring/summer flowers* Winter interest* Hardy.
Fast-Growing Seedless CottonwoodThe Siouxland Cottonwood is a fast growing tree that would look great in a stand along a driveway or border, or as an accent tree. If you don’t like the fluffy fall seeds of poplars, then the Siouxland Cottonwood may be for you. The Siouxland is a male cultivar of the Cottonwood, so doesn’t produce seed. It still has all the endearing features of the Cottonwood, but without the mess. Extremely fast growing, hardy and easy to care for, the Siouxland will provide you with years of carefree beauty. The Siouxland can grow to a majestic 70 feet tall with a spread of 40 feet. Its grey/whitish bark gives a distinctive flair, and the heart-shaped leaves rustle on the slightest of breeze. The foliage is a light green with a lighter green or even silvery shade on the underside. This aids it in catching the sun’s rays and drawing the eye as it dances on the wind. In the fall that dancing foliage turns to a delightful yellow shade before winter enforces its time of rest. The Siouxland is a Cottonwood sure to please. It’s a no-mess, no-fuss tree that will provide you years of beauty and enjoyment. * Fast-Growing * Seedless * Hardy * Brilliant Fall color The Cottonless Cottonwood.
Attractive Shrub with Edible NutsThe Hazelnut is a lovely shrub that will provide edible nuts in the fall and be a friend to wildlife year round. Plant some as a hedgerow along your property boarder, or plant several in a naturalized area where they’ll be able to spread. The Hazelnut is a remarkable plant. It can grow almost anywhere and achieve its mature size in no time at all. It won’t mind if you prune it at any time of the year, so you can trim and mold it to whatever shape or space you prefer. It grows to 12 feet tall with a 15 foot spread, so you don’t need much space in your yard to enjoy a Hazelnut, and wildlife will thank you for providing them with one of their favorite plants.In the spring, 3-inch clusters of male catkins appear, their yellow-brown tassels gently swaying in the warm breeze. If you look close you’ll discover the female flower. It’s a tiny purple surprise hidden among the branches. Dark green, heart-shaped, 3-6 inch serrated leaves will soon fill out your Hazelnut for summer.When fall arrives, your Hazelnut colors will vary, from oranges and yellows to the color of a deep red wine. In late summer/early fall you’ll begin to notice actual Hazelnuts (also called filberts). Clusters of ½ inch green leafy capsules will appear throughout the bush, eventually turning brown. When ripe, gently pop off the brown husk and your ready for a treat.Raw or roasted, the Hazelnut is an outstanding nut. It’s sweet in flavor and although having a variety of uses, is often used in desserts. It’s rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals with the added benefit of being gluten-free for those who are sensitive. The oil is often used in medications and also in aromatherapy.For a hardy shrub with a variety of appeal, you can’t go wrong with a Hazelnut.* Attractive shrub* Edible nuts* Attracts wildlife* Fast Growing.