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Flame Grass

Scientific Name:

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'

Zone:

4a

Height:

5 ft

Spread:

4 ft

Moisture:

Average, moist

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

20 yrs

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

N/A

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Ornamental Features

Flame Grass features bold plumes of coral-pink flowers rising above the foliage in late summer. The silver seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from early fall to late winter. Its grassy leaves are green in colour. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous coppery-bronze in the fall. The brick red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Flame Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Flame Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Mass Planting
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Groundcover
Planting & Growing

Flame Grass will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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Blue Oat Grass

Scientific Name:

Helictotrichon sempervirens

Zone:

3a

Height:

35"

Spread:

23"

Moisture:

Average, dry

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

10 yrs

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

N/A

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Ornamental Features

Blue Oat Grass' attractive grassy leaves remain steel blue in colour throughout the year on a plant with a mounded habit of growth. The tan seed heads are carried on plumes from mid summer to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Oat Grass is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Oat Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Border Edging
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Blue Oat Grass will grow to be about 35 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 23 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.

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Avalanche Reed Grass

Scientific Name:

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Zone:

3a

Height:

4 ft

Spread:

24"

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

10 yrs

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

N/A

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Ornamental Features

Avalanche Reed Grass is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The tan seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from late summer to late winter. Its attractive grassy leaves are creamy white in colour with distinctive green edges. The foliage often turns tan in fall. It features bold plumes of rose flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. The gold stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Avalanche Reed Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Avalanche Reed Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Mass Planting
General Garden Use
Groundcover
Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Container Planting
Planting & Growing

Avalanche Reed Grass will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Avalanche Reed Grass is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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Blue Dune Lyme Grass

Scientific Name:

Leymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'

Zone:

2b

Height:

3 ft

Spread:

3 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

10 yrs

Maintenance:

High

Suckering:

N/A

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Ornamental Features

Blue Dune Lyme Grass' attractive grassy leaves are steel blue in colour on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The foliage often turns tan in fall. The tan seed heads are carried on spikes from mid summer to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Dune Lyme Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Invasive
Blue Dune Lyme Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Groundcover
Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Container Planting
Planting & Growing

Blue Dune Lyme Grass will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Blue Dune Lyme Grass is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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Karl Foster Reed Grass

Scientific Name:

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Zone:

3a

Height:

5 ft

Spread:

31"

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

10 yrs

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

N/A

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Ornamental Features

Karl Foerster Reed Grass is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The tan seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from late summer to late winter. It features bold plumes of brick red flowers with coppery-bronze overtones rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its grassy leaves are green in colour. The foliage often turns tan in fall. The gold stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Karl Foerster Reed Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Karl Foerster Reed Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Mass Planting
General Garden Use
Groundcover
Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Container Planting
Planting & Growing

Karl Foerster Reed Grass will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 31 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Karl Foerster Reed Grass is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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Laurel Leaf Willow

Scientific Name:

Salix pentandra

Zone:

2b

Height:

39 ft

Spread:

39 ft

Moisture:

Dry

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

60+ yrs

Maintenance:

High

Suckering:

Yes

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Description:

A rugged and adaptable shade tree with very glossy, dark green leaves, low branched and wide spreading; extremely hardy, makes an excellent windbreak; tends to drop branchlets, aggressive root system, so do not plant near homes

Ornamental Features

Laurel Leaf Willow has dark green deciduous foliage on a tree with a round habit of growth. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Laurel Leaf Willow is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Messy
Invasive
Laurel Leaf Willow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade
Hedges/Screening
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Laurel Leaf Willow will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 39 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Golden Willow

Scientific Name:

Salix alba 'Vitellina'

Zone:

3a

Height:

49 ft

Spread:

39 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

80+ yrs

Maintenance:

High

Suckering:

Yes

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Description:

A tough, low-branched shade tree with golden branches, very showy in winter, adaptable to all soils, performs well even in standing water, makes an excellent windbreak; tends to drop branchlets, aggressive root system, so do not plant near homes

Ornamental Features

Golden Willow has rich green deciduous foliage on a tree with a round habit of growth. The glossy narrow leaves turn gold in fall. The furrowed brown bark and gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Willow is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Messy
Invasive
Golden Willow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Golden Willow will grow to be about 49 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 39 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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Greenspire Linden

Scientific Name:

Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'

Zone:

3b

Height:

49 ft

Spread:

23 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

70+ yrs

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

None

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Description:

A magnificent shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape throughout its life; fragrant yellow flowers in early summer when few trees bloom; very tidy and low maintenance, adaptable, makes an excellent lawn or street specimen, great by a pool or deck

Ornamental Features

Greenspire Linden is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Greenspire Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Insects
Greenspire Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Greenspire Linden will grow to be about 49 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 23 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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Top Gun Bur oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus macrocarpa 'Top Gun'

Zone:

2b

Height:

60 ft

Spread:

15 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

300+ yrs

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

None

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Description:

An impressive, spire like variety with its picturesque narrow habit of growth with short, gnarled branches; great for smaller landscape areas; large acorns attract wildlife; extremely tough and adaptable; faster growing than the species

Ornamental Features

Top Gun Bur Oak has dark green foliage with gray undersides on a tree with a columnar habit of growth. The glossy lobed leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. The furrowed black bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Top Gun Bur Oak is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Messy
Top Gun Bur Oak is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Top Gun Bur Oak will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 300 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Villosa Lilac

Scientific Name:

Syringa villosa

Zone:

2a

Height:

10 ft

Spread:

8 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

30+ years

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

None

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Description:

A large flowering shrub valued for its fragrant panicles of pale purple flowers in early summer, one of the latest shrub lilacs to bloom, extremely attractive in bloom; upright and bushy, tough and adaptable, good for massing or as a windbreak barrier

Ornamental Features

Villosa Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant lilac purple flowers with white overtones rising above the foliage in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.

Landscape Attributes

Villosa Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Villosa Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Mass Planting
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Villosa Lilac will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Schubert Chokecherry

Scientific Name:

Prunus virginiana 'Schubert'

Zone:

2a

Height:

26 ft

Spread:

13 ft

Moisture:

Average

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+ yrs

Maintenance:

High

Suckering:

Yes

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Description:

A small color accent tree with rich deep purple foliage from mid-summer onwards and very attractive racemes of white flowers in spring followed by small, astringent black cherries; tends to sucker, can be susceptible to black knot

Ornamental Features

Schubert Chokecherry features showy chains of fragrant white flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has attractive deep purple deciduous foliage which emerges green in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruits are showy black drupes carried in abundance in mid summer.

This plant is primarily grown as an ornamental, but it's also valued for its edible qualities. The small round sour fruit is most often used in the following ways:

Baking
Preserves
Sauces
Landscape Attributes

Schubert Chokecherry is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Suckering
Disease
Schubert Chokecherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Orchard/Edible Landscaping
Planting & Growing

Schubert Chokecherry will grow to be about 26 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 13 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Midnight Schubert Chokecherry

Scientific Name:

Prunus virginiana 'Midnight Schubert'

Zone:

2a

Height:

26 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Average

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+ yrs

Maintenance:

High

Suckering:

Yes

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Description:

A small color accent tree with deep dark purple to red foliage from mid-summer onwards and very attractive racemes of white flowers in spring followed by small, astringent black cherries; does not tend to sucker as much.

Ornamental Features

Midnight Schubert Chokecherry features showy chains of fragrant white flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has attractive deep purple deciduous foliage which emerges green in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruits are showy black drupes carried in abundance in mid summer.

This plant is primarily grown as an ornamental, but it's also valued for its edible qualities. The small round tart fruit is most often used in the following ways:

Baking
Preserves
Sauces
Landscape Attributes

Midnight Schubert Chokecherry is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Suckering
Disease
Midnight Schubert Chokecherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Orchard/Edible Landscaping
Planting & Growing

Midnight Schubert Chokecherry will grow to be about 26 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Dolgo Crabapple

Scientific Name:

Malus 'Dolgo'

Zone:

2a

Height:

20 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Average, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+ yrs

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

None

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Description:

The perfect combination of accent and fruit tree, ideal for home landscapes, needs well-drained soil and full sun; very hardy red crabapple, ideal for jams, heavy bearing and ornamental; eating apples are high maintenance, and need a second pollinator

Edible Qualities

Dolgo Apple is a small tree that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces small clusters of red round apples (which are botanically known as 'pomes') with creamy white flesh which are usually ready for picking from late summer to early fall. The apples have a tart taste and a firm texture.

The apples are most often used in the following ways:

Preserves
Features & Attributes

Dolgo Apple is smothered in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy red apples carried in abundance in late summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Messy
Aside from its primary use as an edible, Dolgo Apple is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Orchard/Edible Landscaping
Planting & Growing

Dolgo Apple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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Starlite Flowering Crab

Scientific Name:

Malus 'Jeflite'

Zone:

2a

Height:

26 ft

Spread:

13 ft

Moisture:

Moist

Light:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+ yrs

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

None

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A beautiful cultivar with an upward, stately habit, covered in snowy white blooms in spring; fruit is bright red, small and persistent and adds ornamental value for fall and winter; excellent scab resistance and very cold hardy

Ornamental Features

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. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Starlite Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Starlite Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Starlite Flowering Crab will grow to be about 26 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 13 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab

Scientific Name:

Malus 'Thunderchild'

Zone:

3a

Height:

16 ft

Spread:

13 ft

Moisture:

Well drained

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

None

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Rapidly becoming one of the most popular landscape ornamentals, this gem is bathed in soft pink flowers in spring, dark purple foliage all season long, and a narrowly upright habit of growth; needs well-drained soil and full sun, small fruit aren't messy

Ornamental Features

Thunderchild Flowering Crab is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant lavender flowers with pink overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive deep purple deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding dark red in the fall. The fruits are showy ruby-red pomes carried in abundance from early to mid fall. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

Landscape Attributes

Thunderchild Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Messy
Thunderchild Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Planting & Growing

Thunderchild Flowering Crab will grow to be about 16 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 13 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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Green Mountain Sugar Maple

Scientific Name:

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'

Zone:

3b

Height:

60 ft

Spread:

50 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

80+

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

None

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A choice and very popular selection of sugar maple with thick dark green foliage and rich gold fall color; a large tree with a formal shape, excellent for most landscapes; adaptable to soils.

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Manitoba Maple

Scientific Name:

Acer negundo 'Baron'

Zone:

2a

Height:

39 ft

Spread:

33ft

Moisture:

dry, moist

Light:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

70+

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

None

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Manitoba Maple has emerald green deciduous foliage on a tree with a round habit of growth. The compound leaves turn yellow in fall.

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Gladiator Flowering Crab

Scientific Name:

Malus 'DurLeo'

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

7ft

Moisture:

Moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

40+

Maintenance:

High

Suckering:

None

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An exciting new introduction, this is a very hardy, narrowly upright to columnar ornamental tree with showy pink flowers followed by smallish purple fruit and rich burgundy-purple leaves all season; use for its distinctive form

Ornamental Features

Gladiator Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive deep purple deciduous foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy purple pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Gladiator Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gladiator Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Hedges/Screening
Planting & Growing

Gladiator Flowering Crab will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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Moonglow Juniper

Scientific Name:

Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

5 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A narrow pyramidal evergreen shrub, with soft textured silvery-blue needle-like foliage and attractive blue berries, a great vertical accent for difficult landscape situations, makes a great tall evergreen hedge

Ornamental Features

Moonglow Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive grayish green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Moonglow Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Moonglow Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Moonglow Juniper will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Skyrocket Juniper

Scientific Name:

Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket

Zone:

3a

Height:

15 ft

Spread:

3 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An extremely narrow, rigid tall evergreen shrub, with soft blue-green needle-like foliage all season long; use with caution, can be rather abrupt in the landscape, makes a curious, almost formal tall evergreen hedge when planted in a row

Ornamental Features

Skyrocket Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive powder blue evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Skyrocket Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Skyrocket Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Skyrocket Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Siberian Larch

Scientific Name:

Larix sibirica

Zone:

1b

Height:

40 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A tall, loose coniferous tree with fine, deciduous needles, starting bright green in spring and turning brilliant gold in fall; prefers moist locations and light soils; can look a little odd in winter without needles, but simply glows the other 3 seasons

Ornamental Features

Siberian Larch is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has rich green deciduous foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needle-like leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The rough gray bark and gold branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Siberian Larch is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Siberian Larch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Siberian Larch will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This species is not originally from North America.

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Fat Albert Blue Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

Zone:

2a

Height:

43 ft

Spread:

23 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

80+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A dense and compact spire-shaped evergreen accent tree for general landscape use with large stout branches and long, very pointy silvery-blue needles, very showy and colorful, an ideal size for smaller home landscapes, extremely hardy and rugged

Ornamental Features

Fat Albert Blue Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive blue evergreen foliage which emerges silvery blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Fat Albert Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fat Albert Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Fat Albert Blue Spruce will grow to be about 43 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 23 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Weeping Blue Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea pungens 'Pendula'

Zone:

2b

Height:

40 ft

Spread:

5 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A weeping and trailing spire-like tree, somewhat like the species but with dusty blue pointy needles held on sharply trailing branches, almost skirted in appearance; durable and very hardy, a most emphatic accent tree to say the least

Ornamental Features

Weeping Blue Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Weeping Blue Spruce will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Weeping White Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea glauca 'Pendula'

Zone:

2a

Height:

46 ft

Spread:

6 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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This stately evergreen has nice blue-green foliage that hugs the trunk, sweeping downward to create a fantastic impression; prefers sun or light shade and rich moist soil but is adaptable; the perfect accent tree for defining lawn areas or walkways

Ornamental Features

Weeping White Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has bluish-green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping White Spruce is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping White Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Weeping White Spruce will grow to be about 46 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Black Hills Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea glauca 'Densata'

Zone:

2b

Height:

40 ft

Spread:

20 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

90+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A spire-like evergreen, tall and stately with bluish-green needles, more densely branched and fuller than the species; very tough and adaptable, makes a wonderful vertical accent for the larger home landscape, ideal as a windbreak or in a shelterbelt

Ornamental Features

Black Hills Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has bluish-green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Black Hills Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Black Hills Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Black Hills Spruce will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 90 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Weeping Norway Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea abies 'Pendula'

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

6 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

60+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An artistic specimen or accent tree for the discerning landscape, featuring an erratic central leader and gracefully trailing branches that hang pendulously; narrow habit, but give adequate room for it to stand apart

Ornamental Features

Weeping Norway Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its highly ornamental weeping form. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Norway Spruce is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Weeping Norway Spruce will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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French Blue Scotch Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus sylvestris 'French Blue'

Zone:

2a

Height:

50 ft

Spread:

35 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

80+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A stunning evergreen tree, featuring peeling showy orange bark when mature; diverse habit of growth, ranging from open and artistic to a Christmas tree-like form; hardy, adaptable and very versatile, can be used as an accent, windbreak or shade tree

Ornamental Features

Scotch Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has rich green/blue evergreen foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. The shaggy orange bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Scotch Pine is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Scotch Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Scotch Pine will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Ponderosa Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus ponderosa v. scopulorum

Zone:

2a

Height:

50 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

100+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A tall and imposing evergreen tree, variable in habit from tree to tree but often has an open, windswept appearance; large needles tend to yellow in winter; tolerant of adverse conditions, makes a great windbreak, needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Ponderosa pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. The shaggy brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Ponderosa pine is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Disease
Ponderosa pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Ponderosa pine will grow to be about 49 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This species is native to parts of North America.

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Mountain Swiss Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus mugo rostrata 'czech'

Zone:

2a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An extremely hardy and adaptable evergreen, this is actually a highly variable species, almost no two are alike, ranging from small garden detail shrubs to tall, wide trees; many specific cultivars are available, needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Mugo Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Planting & Growing

Mugo Pine will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Brandon Cedar

Scientific Name:

Thuja occidentalis 'Brandon

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

5 ft

Moisture:

average, moist

Light:

partial shade, full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

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none

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A characteristically narrowly and spire-like evergreen for home landscape use, dense foliage remains bright year round; grows quite tall, makes a stunning vertical accent, hardy and adaptable, takes pruning well; best with some sun

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Weeping Caragana

Scientific Name:

Caragana arborescens 'Pendula

Zone:

2b

Height:

4 ft

Spread:

6 ft

Moisture:

dry, average (well drained)

Light:

partial shade, full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

long (over 100 yrs.)

Maintenance:

high

Suckering:

none

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An interesting large shrub or small tree with a vigorously upright, weeping habit of growth and attractive yellow flowers in spring, great as a form accent in the garden or landscape; an incredibly tough, hardy and durable plant

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Sundancer Poplar

Scientific Name:

Populus 'ACWS151'

Zone:

3a

Height:

39 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

dry or moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

fast

Life Span:

60+ yrs

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

Yes

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Sundancer Poplar will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

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Silver Cloud Maple

Scientific Name:

Acer saccharinum 'Silver Cloud'

Zone:

2b

Height:

49 ft

Spread:

32 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

80+ yrs.

Maintenance:

low

Suckering:

none

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The hardiest cultivar of this species for northernmost locations, fast growing and large with a consistent upright habit and a tendency towards a single trunk; best for larger home landscapes, interestingly shaped leaves which shimmer silver in the wind

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Dropmore Linden

Scientific Name:

Tilia x flavescens 'Dropmore'

Zone:

3a

Height:

39 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

low

Suckering:

none

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A stately tall shade tree with a pyramidal habit which opens up with age, and fragrant yellow flowers in early summer; a tidy, low maintenance tree, extremely hardy and very adaptable; grows very large, best for larger landscapes

Ornamental Features

Dropmore Linden is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It features subtle clusters of fragrant buttery yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The large heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Dropmore Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Insects
Dropmore Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Dropmore Linden will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac

Scientific Name:

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Zone:

3a

Height:

1 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

40+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A first rate accent tree adorned with frothy upright panicles of creamy white flowers in early summer; interesting steel-gray bark and a dense, upright habit, an ideal choice for small home landscapes; needs full sun and well-drained soil

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Bur Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus macrocarpa

Zone:

2b

Height:

33 ft

Spread:

26 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

300+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

none

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The hardiest of the oaks, this shade tree is singularly majestic, with its picturesque wide-spreading habit of growth and gnarled branches, best for larger landscapes; extremely tough and adaptable but relatively slow growing, plant for future generations

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Amur Cherry

Scientific Name:

Prunus maackii

Zone:

2b

Height:

26 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

30 yrs.

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

none

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A ravishing four season accent tree, with panicles of white flowers in spring, good fall color and amazing glowing bronze-red bark peeling in strips, very showy in winter; fast growing and hardy, best in a garden setting as it doesn't like competition

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Royalty Flowering Crab

Scientific Name:

Malus 'Royalty'

Zone:

2b

Height:

16 ft

Spread:

13 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+ yrs.

Maintenance:

High

Suckering:

none

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The definitive ornamental purple-leaf tree, simply smothered in purple flowers in spring and dark red fruit in fall, beautiful purple foliage turns blazing colors in fall; somewhat susceptible to disease, needs well-drained soil and full sun

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Dakota Pinnacle Birch

Scientific Name:

Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'

Zone:

3b

Height:

26 ft

Spread:

8 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

40+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A fantastic new introduction from North Dakota that's hardier than the species; smooth white bark, spire-like columnar habit of growth, quite dense, great for skyline articulation; insect resistant and drought tolerant

Ornamental Features

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The smooth white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch will grow to be about 26 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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Showy Mountain Ash

Scientific Name:

Sorbus decora

Zone:

2a

Height:

20 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

40+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A hardy accent tree for small landscapes, featuring showy clusters of white flowers in spring followed by bright scarlet berries lasting into winter; attractive compound leaves turn red and orange in fall; needs well drained soil, resistant to fireblight

Ornamental Features

Showy Mountain Ash features showy clusters of white flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. The red fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from early to late fall. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Showy Mountain Ash is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Showy Mountain Ash is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Planting & Growing

Showy Mountain Ash will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

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Native Saskatoon

Scientific Name:

Amelanchier alnifolia

Zone:

2a

Height:

10 ft

Spread:

6 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun, Partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

25 yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A choice and extremely hardy shrub with beautiful white flowers in early spring, tasty berries in June, and good fall color; extremely versatile and low-maintenance landscape shrub that really deserves to be used more in home landscapes

Ornamental Features

Saskatoon is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent blue berries in late spring. It is smothered in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

This plant is primarily grown as an ornamental, but it's also valued for its edible qualities. The sweet berries are most often used in the following ways:

Fresh Eating
Cooking
Preserves
Landscape Attributes

Saskatoon is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Saskatoon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Orchard/Edible Landscaping
Planting & Growing

Saskatoon will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

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Dwarf Mugo Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus mugo var. pumilio

Zone:

2b

Height:

3 ft

Spread:

5 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

50+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A naturally dwarf version of the species maintaining a dense, compact habit of growth; slow growing, rugged and hardy, excellent for form, texture and color detail in home gardens, can be kept quite small with judicious pruning; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Mugo Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has emerald green evergreen foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Dwarf Mugo Pine will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Wichita Blue Juniper

Scientific Name:

Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

5ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An upright, pyramidal evergreen growing into a tall conical shrub, with soft textured stunning blue foliage all season long and showy blue berries, excellent choice for difficult landscape situations, makes an effective evergreen hedge

Ornamental Features

Wichita Blue Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Wichita Blue Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Wichita Blue Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Wichita Blue Juniper will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Lodgepole Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus contorta 'var. latifolia'

Zone:

2a

Height:

39 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

100+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A tall, narrow evergreen of the Rocky Mountains, with a rather open and loose habit; does extremely well on poor, dry soils, makes a good windbreak, becomes a rugged character tree with maturity

Ornamental Features

Lodgepole Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has rich green evergreen foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. The shaggy brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Lodgepole Pine is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lodgepole Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Lodgepole Pine will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Norway Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea abies

Zone:

3a

Height:

40 ft

Spread:

25 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A very popular and durable spire-shaped evergreen, excellent for articulation; interesting droopy branches when mature, rich deep green needles; tough and hardy, good for windbreaks, will grow quite large under the right conditions

Ornamental Features

Norway Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its highly ornamental weeping form. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Norway Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Norway Spruce will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Colorado Blue Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea pungens glauca

Zone:

2a

Height:

50 ft

Spread:

20 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

80+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A popular and much-sought-out evergreen accent tree with large stout branches and long, very pointy silvery-blue needles, far more reliable color than the species, a tree of great beauty and color; extremely hardy and rugged, makes an excellent windbreak

Ornamental Features

Blue Colorado Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage which emerges blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Colorado Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Colorado Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Blue Colorado Spruce will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.


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