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Ash, Autumn Purple Ash, Summit

Fraxinus americana ‘Junginger’ Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Summit’

Height: 50 - 60’ Spread: 35 - 50’ Height: 40 - 45’ Spread: 20 - 25’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
A rapid grower with pyramidal-rounded form. Deep
A relatively vigorous, tree developing a narrow, up-
green, glossy foliage turns outstanding reddish-purple
right, oval crown that broadens with age. Excellent
in fall. Consistent, long-lasting fall color earned this
uniform branching is complemented by dark green,
tree the title of 1995 Iowa Tree of the Year. Prefers
lustrous foliage turning golden yellow early in fall.
moist to well-drained soils, but will tolerate most con-
Seedless.
ditions. Seedless.

Ash, Cimmaron Aspen, Quaking
Fraxinus Pennsylvanica ‘Cimmzan’ Populus tremuloides

Height: 50 - 60’ Spread: 25 - 30’ Height: 40 - 50’ Spread: 20 - 30’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 2-7
A fast growing cultivar with excellent branch angles, a A relatively short lived tree that is narrow, pyramidal
strong trunk and straight central leader, making it resis- when young becoming rounded at maturity. Dark
tant to storm and snow breakage. An outstanding fall green summer leaves turning to yellow in fall. Breeze
coloration starting with deep burgundy changing to red creates a stunning effect in the landscape when leaves
then flame-orange. Prefers rich, loose soil. Excep- flutter. Greenish-white bark. Tolerates moist, shallow,
tional tree for urban use. rocky or clay soils.

Ash, Green Aspen, Swedish
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Populus tremula erecta

Height: 50 - 60’ Spread: 30 - 40’ Height: 35-40’ Spread: 3-5’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 2 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 2 - 7
A hardy, extremely adaptable tree that is pyramidal in Exciting new columnar form of an quaking aspen. Per-
youth becoming upright, spreading and irregular with fect for privacy screening or a specimen. Maintains the
maturity. Medium to dark green foliage turns yellow in showy greenish chalky white bark and fluttering leaves,
fall. Tolerates alkalinity, salt, wind, poor soils and but its fall color is an amber. Requires moist well
moist conditions. Excellent tree for wildlife areas and drained soils.
woodlots. Can be used as windbreak.

Ash, Patmore Beech, Purple Fountain
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Patmore’ Fagus sylvatica ’Purple Fountain’

Height: 50 - 60’ Spread: 30 - 35’ Height: 15-30’ Spread: 10-15’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 2 - 7 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7
The extremely hardy cultivar tolerates a wide variety of Purple fountain is similar to the purple weeping beech,
growing conditions. It has upright, uniform branching however this cultivar stays smaller and more compact.
giving it a very symmetrical appearance. Glossy, dark This species is late to leaf out in the spring emerging
green foliage turns yellow in fall. Good for urban con- deep purple fading to purple-green during the hot sum-
ditions. Seedless. mer months. Color is more intense if planted in full sun.

Ash, Prairie Spire Beech, Tricolor
Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Rugby’

Height: 45 - 55’ Spread: 20 - 25’ Height: 25-30’ Spread: 15-20’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 7 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7
Tricolor is a slow growing variety putting on 3-4’’ a
A very hardy tree ideal for a variety of environments. It
year. Purple leaves are variegated with shades of white
tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and climates.
and pink. Foliage can burn in hot dry locations. Prefers
Narrow, dense, upright growth habit make it suitable as
locations with afternoon shade and moist well drained
a street tree. Glossy, deep green foliage turns bright
soils. Has smooth silvery bark to show off during win-
yellow in fall. Seedless.
ter months.
Birch, Fox Valley Birch, Whitespire
Betula nigra ‘little King’ Betula platyphylla var. ‘Whitespire’

Height: 10-12’ Spread: 10-12’ Height: 35 - 40’ Spread: 20 - 25’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 8 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 2 - 7
This dwarf selection of the popular river birch forms a A single or multi-stemmed, narrow pyramidal tree with
dense, compact, rounded habit. Leaf size and shape are glossy, dark green leaves that turn yellow in fall. At-
similar to the species. Still maintains the characteristic tractive, chalk-white bark does not exfoliate. Tolerant
exfoliating bark that is highly sought after. Perfect for of high temperatures and wide range of soil types.
small locations or specimen tree. Prefers moist to
slightly wet, acidic soils in full sun.

Birch, River Blackgum
Betula nigra Nyssa sylvatica

Height: 40 - 60’ Spread: 30 - 40’ Height: 35 - 45’ Spread: 20 - 25’’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4-8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5-9
A pyramidal to oval form in youth becoming rounded at Excellent tree with the ability to endure a wide rage of
maturity. Trunk is usually divided into several large environmental conditions. Can tolerate wet soils for
arching branches close to the ground. Peeling bark prolonged periods. Leaves emerge with a slight purple
expose inner bark with colors of gray-brown, salmon- cast turning to a dark glossy green. Fall foliage can
brown, cinnamon-brown to reddish-brown. Leafs are bring fiery reds and maroons year after year. Blackgum
dark green all summer turning yellow in fall. Prefers has a form similar to a pin oak with horizontal branch-
moist, acidic well drained soils. ing. Older branches become pendulous and will need to
be limbed up for street tree use.

Birch, Heritage Burning Bush on Std.
Betula nigra ‘Cully’ Euonymus alatus

Height: 40 - 50’ Spread: 30 - 35’ Height: 10-12’ Spread: 10-12’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4– 7
Improved cultivar of River Birch. Larger glossier green Excellent small tree that can handle a wide variety of
leaves. Bark is lighter in color and tends to peal on conditions. Fall color is brilliant scarlet red that will
branches at a younger age compared to River Birch. last up to two weeks. Will tolerate some shade, but to
achieve intense fall color full sun is preferable. Ex-
tremely drought tolerate once established.

Birch, Paper bark Cherry, Kwanzan
Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’
Betula papyrifera

Height: 40 - 50 Spread: 25 - 30’ Height: 15 - 25’ Spread: 15 - 20’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 2 - 6 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5 - 7
A hardy, beautiful ornamental flowering tree featuring
A single or multi-stemmed, narrow pyramidal tree with double pink, carnation type flowers. New foliage
glossy, dark green leaves that turn yellow in fall. At- emerges bronze maturing to green and finally to red-
tractive creamy white bark. Tolerant of high tempera- dish-copper in fall. Growth habit is upright, spreading
tures and wide range of soil types. with a vase-shape. Fruitless.

Birch, Royal Frost Cherry, Snow Fountain Weeping
Betula x ‘Royal Frost’ Prunus ‘Snowfozam’

Height: 30 - 40’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Height: 10 - 15’ Spread: 8 - 12’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 6
An improved cultivar developed by crossing the Crim- An attractive ornamental tree, its cascading branches
son Frost with the Whitespire. Burgundy-purple sum- are covered with white, semi-double flowers in spring.
mer foliage holds its color well and contrasts nicely Fruit is small, black and sparse. Small, dark green
with the attractive creamy white bark. Fall foliage is a summer leaves turn yellow in fall. Disease resistant.
good yellow, orange-red. Will tolerate heat.
Cherry, Yoshino Crabapple, Donald Wyman
Prunus x yedoensis Malus ‘Donald Wyman’

Height: 25’-30’ Spread: 25’-30’ Height: 18 - 20’ Spread: 20 - 25’
Zones:5-8 Growth Rate: Fast Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
This is a Short lived tree with horizontal branching Impressive during every season, this crab features red
Showy white-pink flowers appear in late April before to pink buds that open to very prolific single, 1 3/4”
the leaves develop. Fall color can best be describes as a white flowers that turn to very showy red fruit that
muted yellow. Half inch shinny black fruits are edible, persists into winter. Large, glossy, dark green foliage is
however this cherry is grown for its flowers. handsomely displayed on this tree that matures to a
rounded form. Very disease resistant.

Chokecherry, Canada Red Crabapple, Golden Raindrops
Prunus virginiana ‘Canada Red’ Malus ‘Schmidtcutleaf’

Height: 18 - 25’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 13 - 15’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 7

Upright, spreading, rounded form. New green foliage Excellent crabapple tree for its unique appearance. The
turns to dark maroon as leaves mature. Long clusters of slender, horizontal, spreading branches and deeply cut
small, white flowers in late April to early May. Edible, leaves give this flowering crab a delicate appearance.
1/4" red fruit turning to dark purple. Tolerates clay and The tree matures to an upright, vase shape. Pink buds
acidic soils. open to abundant, star-like flowers that are white with
yellow centers. Abundant, 1/4”, golden yellow fruit
and burgundy foliage decorate the tree in fall. Resis-
tant to disease.

Cottonwood, Siouxland Crabapple, Indian Magic
Populus deltoides ‘Siouxland’ Malus ‘Indian Magic’

Height: 60 - 80’ Spread: 35 - 45’ Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 15 - 20’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 9 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
Fast growing, seedless Cottonwood that has a rounded The single, deep pink flowers on this open, rounded
somewhat pyramidal habit. Dark green summer foliage tree put on a beautiful spring show. Dark green foliage
turns yellow-brown in fall. Prefers moist soils, but can develop orange-red fall color. Small, glossy red
tolerant to dry saline conditions and pollutants. fruit is less than 1/2”, changes to orange and persists
through winter.

Crabapple Bloom Color Chart
Crabapple, Lollipop
Malus ‘Lollizam’
White Pink Red
Donald Wyman Coral Burst Prairie Fire- Height: 8 - 10’ Spread: 8 - 10’
Golden Raindrops Indian Magic Profussion Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7
Lollipop Pink Spires Purple Prince
Lollipop has a form unlike any other crabapple.
Molten Lava Prairie Rose Red Baron Covered with white flowers in spring, followed by
Sargent Zumi Red Jewell abundant gold-amber fruits in autumn. Shows good
Snowdrift Royalty disease resistance. Striking ornamental tree for
Spring Snow Featuring in the landscape. Useful in small areas and
framing entrances, walk ways, or formal applications

Crabapple, Coralburst Crabapple, Molten Lava
Malus ‘Coralcole’
Malus: Rosaceae
Height: 10 - 15’ Spread: 10 - 15’ Height: 12’-15’ Spread: 10’-12’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 3 - 8 Zones: 4-8 Growth Rate: Moderate
This slower growing cultivar has a profile similar to a
An abundance of brilliant, orange-red fruit is produced
candelabra when young and keeps this form through
in the fall and persists through-out much of the winter.
maturity. The small green foliage is overwhelmed by
The leaves are a nice, clear green and have a good
abundant coral pink buds that open to double, rose-pink
Disease resistance. A hardy, wide-spreading weeper that
flowers and are followed by 1/2”, reddish-orange fruit.
is excellent for smaller areas.
Great specimen tree. Disease resistant.
Crabapple, Pink Spires Crabapple, Red Barron
Malus ‘Pink Spires’ Malus ‘Red Barron’

Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 12 - 15’ Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 8 - 10’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
Early in the season, the dark lavender buds open to This tree is columnar in youth becoming rounded at
lavender-pink flowers that fade as the season pro- maturity. Deep red buds open to 2”, single, red flow-
gresses. The foliage on this narrow, upright tree is ers. The dark green foliage is tinged red and provides a
reddish in spring changing to green-bronze in summer nice backdrop for the glossy, dark red, 1/2”, persistent
and finally to copper in fall. Purplish-red, 1/2” fruit is fruit. Disease resistant.
persistent . Disease resistant.

Crabapple, Prairifire Crabapple, Red Jewel
Malus ‘Prairifire’ Malus x ‘Red Jewel’

Height: 18 - 20’ Spread: 18 - 20’ Height: 12 - 15’ Spread: 10 - 15’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 8

This outstanding flowering, disease resistant tree was This crabapple is grown for its splendid white flowers
named the 1996 Iowa Tree of the Year. In spring, the and abundance of attractive red fruits. Fruits will persist
foliage emerges reddish-maroon maturing to dark green. on tree all winter. The tree grows to only 15 feet tall
Red buds open to dark purplish red flowers followed by with an Irregular, oval form making this cultivar well
1/2”, dark red-purple, persistent fruit. The glossy, dark suited as an ornamental or small street tree.
red-brown bark is attractive on this upright rounded
tree. Disease resistant.

Crabapple, Prairie Rose Crabapple, Sargent
Malus ioensis ‘prairie rose’ Malus sargentii

Height: 18-20’ Spread: 18-20’ Height: 8 - 12’ Spread: 12 - 18’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7

This is a fruitless crabapple with fragrant double pink This attractive, dwarf tree forms a dense, wide-
blooms. Leaves are dark green on top with a silvery cast spreading silhouette in the landscape. The small spring
on the underside. Disease resistant. blossoms begin as red buds and open to single, fragrant,
white flowers. The 1/3—1/2”, bright red, persistent
fruit are favored by birds. Foliage is dark green. Resis-
tant to most diseases.

Crabapple, Profusion Crabapple, Spring Snow
Malus ‘Spring Snow’
Malus ‘Profusion’
Height: 20 - 25’ Spread: 15 - 20’
Height: 15 - 25’ Spread: 15 - 20’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8
This dense, upright oval, FRUITLESS tree produces a
This vigorous, small tree produces an abundance of
showy display of single, fragrant, white flowers that
deep red buds opening to single, purplish-red flowers
begin as pink buds. Ideal for patio or sidewalk use
that fade to purplish-pink. The foliage emerges purple
where fruit is usually a problem. Foliage is bright
in spring fading to bronze-purple-green in summer.
green in summer. Tolerates heat. Resistant to most
Showy, 1/2” red fruit is persistent. Disease resistant.
diseases.

Crabapple, Purple Prince Crabapple, Snowdrift
Malus ‘Purple Prince’ Malus ‘Snowdrift’

Height: 20’ Spread: 20’ Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 15 - 20’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 7
Sports carmine-red buds that unfurl to become rose red A very hardy, vigorous, low maintenance crab with an
flowers. These are followed by deep purple, disease- upright, symmetrical shape and heavy-textured, lus-
resistant foliage that maintains its dark color better than trous, dark green foliage. Abundant pink buds open to
most purple-foliaged selections. It closely resembles single, white 1 1/4” flowers. Orange-red, 3/8” fruit
Prairiefire Crabapple, but is faster growing. Rounded persists into winter. Disease resistant.
habit and excellent disease resistance
Cherry, Rose Weeping Dawn Redwood
Prunus Subhirtelia Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Height: 30’-40’ Spread: 15’-25’ Height: 60-100’ Spread: 15-30’
Zones:5-8 Growth Rate: Fast Zones: 5-8 Growth Rate: Moderate

Fall Color is a mixture of green, chartreuse, and yellow. This giant deciduous evergreen was once thought to be
The Rose Weeping tree prefers moist, well drained extinct. Since being rediscovered in 1941 this tree has
soils, of average fertility in full sun. Beautiful showy been gaining popularity. Perfect for wet bottom land
pink flowers that emerge before the foliage emerges on areas but, also adaptable to dry locations as well. Dark
the pendulous branches. Strong weeping branches. green foliage turns a russet orange with hints of yellow
Bronzy brown bark is smooth and attractive. in fall.

Crabapple, Sugar Tyme Dogwood, Cherokee Chief
Malus ‘Sutyzam’ Cornus Florida

Height: 15 - 18’ Spread: 12 - 15’ Height: 15’-20’ Spread: 15’-25’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 6 Zones: 5-8 Growth Rate: Moderate
This vigorous, upright, spreading oval tree is covered Small ornamental tree prefers highly organic, moist well
with pale pink buds that open to fragrant, white blos- drained soils. Ruby Red flowers appear in May and
soms in spring. Crisp, dark green summer foliage. persist for 10 days. This tree will require protection
Abundant, red, persistent fruit create a dramatic effect from hot dry summers and cold winter winds.
in the fall and winter. Disease resistant.

Crabapple, Zumi (Redbud) Dogwood, Cherokee Sunset
Malus x zumi ‘Calocarpa’ Cornus Florida ‘Cherokee Sunset’

Height: 20 - 25’ Spread: 20 - 25’ Height: 15’-20’ Spread: 15’-25’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 6 Zones: 5-8 Growth Rate: Moderate

The zumi is a semi-dwarf crabapple that may be used as This ornamental tree has variegated leaves that stand up
a street tree. It is most valued for its profuse, spring to summer heat unlike most variegated trees. New
flowering of fragrant pinkish-white blooms and its Growth emerges with pink-red tips turning green with
small, glossy, bright red fruit. Can be grown as a speci- yellow margins. Flowers typically range from pink to
men or along patios with its upright branching habit light pink. Fall color may be muted purple-red.
with weeping branch tips. Disease resistant.

Cypress, Bald Dogwood, Kousa
Taxodium distichum Cornus, Kousa

Height: 50 - 70’ Spread: 25 - 35’ Height: 15’-20’ Spread: 15’-20’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5 - 9 Zones: 5-8 Growth Rate: Slow

Developing into a picturesque tree with age, this de- Ornamental tree with small yellowish-green flowers,
ciduous conifer has a pyramidal growth habit and a with pinkish-red fruit. The Kousa is a very low branch-
straight trunk with horizontal branching. The lateral ing tree with light brown-grey bark. Flowering in late
branches become pendulous with age. Foliage emerges May to early June, with a four to six week blooming
bright yellow-green in spring turning soft sage green in period. This tree will perform best in protected locations
summer, then to orange-brown in the fall. Tolerates from hot summer sun and cold winter winds. Fall color
wet areas. varies from dull red to maroon.
Dogwood, Pink-Flowering Elm, New Horizon
Cornus, florida var. rubra Ulmus ‘New Horizon’

Height: 15’-20’ Spread: 15’-20’ Height: 40’ Spread: 25’
Zones: 5-8 Growth Rate: Slow Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4-8

This ornamental tree is highly sought after by gardeners An excellent, vigorous, Dutch Elm resistant cultivar
due to its unique flower and form. Deep pink flowers with foliage that is larger and deeper green than other
pop in late May early June. Flowers may persist on tree elms. It has an upright habit, strong branch structure,
up to two weeks. Horizontal branching gives this tree a and a dense crown with dark green leaves. It is an
layered effect perfect for Japanese gardens. Performs excellent shade tree for lawn or terrace, and will
best in full sun with afternoon shade. Will tolerate full
sun if adequate irrigation is provided.

Dogwood, Milk Way Elm, Princeton
Malus Milky Way Ulmus ‘Princeton’

Height: 15’-20’ Spread: 15’-20’ Height: 60-70’ Spread: 50-55’
Zones: 5-8 Growth: Moderate Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4-8

This is a cultivar of the Kousa Dogwood. It is thought to This old cultivar is derived from the highly desired
be more vigorous than the straight species and produces American elm tree. Maintains the highly sought after
a larger abundance of flowers and fruit. vase shape form. Has show excellent resistance to
Dutch Elm Disease. Dark green, clean foliage turns a
reliable golden yellow in fall. Tolerate of a wide variety
of soil conditions including compaction and salt.

Dogwood, Pagoda Elm, Triumph
Cornus alternifolia Ulmus ‘Morton Glossy’

Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Height: 40 - 45’ Spread: 35 - 40’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 3 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 8

A small tree with a horizontal, tiered form. Unique This new elm develops softly arching branches as it
branching creates summer and winter interest. Medium matures. An excellent shade tree for home and com-
to dark-green summer foliage turns reddish-purple in mercial landscapes. Triumph Elm is a wonderful park
fall. Flowers are yellowish-white, blooming from May or street tree, offering excellent disease resistance to
to early June. Bluish-black fruit appears in July pest, Dutch elm disease and elm yellows.
through August. Performs best in part shade, but can
tolerate full sun.

Elm, Accolade Fringetree, White
Ulmus x ‘Accolade’ Chionanthus virginicus

Height: 75’ Spread: 45’ Height: 12 - 20’ Spread: 12 - 20’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 9

Accolade Elm is a cross of Japanese and Chinese A spreading, open tree particularly beautiful in spring
species selected for its vase shape, vigorous growth, when the fragrant white blooms appear in profusion.
excellent drought tolerance and good strong yellow fall Flowers are followed by dark blue fruit. Yellow green
color. It has excellent disease resistance to Elm Yellows foliage turns yellow-brown in fall. Prefers deep, moist,
and Dutch Elm Disease. Great for urban conditions. fertile, acidic soils.
Ginkgo, Autumn Gold Hawthorn, Thornless Cockspur
Ginkgo Biloba Crataegus crusgalli var. inermis

Height: 40’-50’ Spread: 25’-30’ Height: 15 - 25’ Spread: 15 - 25’
Zones: 3-8 Growth: Slow Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7
This is a fruitless, long lived, tree with outstanding fall A small tree with a rounded, horizontal habit. White
color. Remarkably adaptable to a wide variety of urban spring flowers appear earlier than the species and are
conditions (salt, smog, insect and drought). Reliable followed by dark red, persistent fruit. Glossy, dark
deep gold fall color persist on tree for weeks. green foliage turns bronze-red to purple-red in fall.
THORNLESS.

Goldenchain Tree Honeylocust, Imperial
Laburnum x watereri Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Impcole’

Height: 12 - 15’ Spread: 9 - 12’ Height: 30 - 35’ Spread: 25 - 35’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 5 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7
A small, dense tree exceptionally attractive in mid-May This tree is uniform, rounded and compact. The grace-
when covered in yellow flowers that are borne on long ful branches spread at right angles to the main trunk.
racemes. Because of its size and spectacular flower Dark green, lacy foliage turns yellow-green in fall. It
show, it is very effective in groupings. Bright green adapts to wide range of soils and tolerates salt, heat,
summer foliage may have a slight bluish tinge. Toler- compaction and urban conditions. This variety is
ates alkaline soils. Prune after flowering. The seeds of thornless and seedless.
this plant are poisonous, be careful selecting a planting
location.

Goldenrain Tree Honeylocust, Shademaster
Koelreuteria paniculata Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Shademaster’

Height: 15 - 20 Spread: 20-25’ Height: 45 - 55’ Spread: 30 - 35’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7

This open or irregular shape tree is great for small areas. An outstanding tree valued for its trunk and upright,
Leaves emerge pinkish-red turning green. Yellow fall ascending branches. It is moderately fast growing,
color is unreliable most years. Small yellow flowers hardy tree tolerant of salt, heat, compaction and urban
form large panicles of 2’’ capsules that resemble paper conditions. Fine-textured, dark green foliage turns
lanterns. Capsules start out green turning to a pink-red yellow in fall and provides filtered shade. Thornless
fading to a dull brown. Capsules may persist on tree till and nearly fruitless.
late fall early winter.

Hackberry, Common Honeylocust, Skyline
Celtis occidentalis Gleditsia triacanthos var.inermis ‘Skycole’

Height: 35 - 55’ Spread: 40 - 50’ Height: 45 - 55’ Spread: 30 - 35’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 2 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7
A durable, large tree that develops a broad crown with This cold hardy tree is noted for its upright, pyramidal
arching branches at maturity. Grows rapidly to provide form and ascending branches. It maintains a strong
shade, windbreak or erosion control. The mature bark central leader and develops a strong trunk. Dark green
is gray, rough and corky. Light green, elm-like foliage foliage turns golden yellow in fall and provides filtered
turns light yellow in fall. Small purple fruits are rel- shade. Tolerates salt, heat, compaction and urban con-
ished by birds. Tolerates a wide variety of soils, urban ditions. Thornless and essentially fruitless.
environments and windy conditions.
Honeylocust, Sunburst Hydrangea, Kyushu
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Suncole’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’

Height: 30 - 35’ Spread: 25 - 30’ Height: 10-15’ Spread: 10-12’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8
As foliage emerges it is yellow turning to light green in This hardy, small tree with low branching and upright
summer and finally to golden-yellow in fall. This adapt- growth produces large, showy, cone-shaped, creamy
able tree grows at a moderate rate forming a round, white flowers in mid-July thru September. Pruning can
irregular outline. Provides light filtered shade and nice be done at any time of the year until the flower heads
contrast for a landscape. Thornless and Seedless. start to emerge mid-late summer.

American Hornbeam Hydrangea, Pee Gee Std
Carpinus virginiana Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’

Height: 20 - 25’ Spread: 20 - 25’ Height: 8 - 10’ Spread: 8 - 15’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 3 - 9 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 8
A small native tree usually found as an understory tree This hardy, small tree with low branching and upright
with interesting smooth, slate gray bark. Growth habit growth produces large, showy, cone-shaped, creamy
can be wide spread with irregular form or upright with white flowers in mid-July thru September that fade to
uniform growth. Foliage is dark green turning yellow, buff-pink and bronze in fall . The weight of the
orange and scarlet in the fall. Performs best in deep, branches creates a semi-arching appearance. The dark
rich, moist, slightly acid soils although it can handle green foliage turns bronze in fall.
drier conditions.

Hornbeam, European (Ironwood) Hydrangea, Pinky Winky
Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigata’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’

Height: 30 - 40’ Spread: 20 - 30’ Height: 10-15’ Spread: 10-12’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8
This narrow tree becomes more of a rounded oval at This paniculata cultivar is similar to the ‘Kyushu’ in
maturity. It develops a dense, formal appearance. shape and size, but the flower is extremely different.
Dark green foliage turns yellow-orange in fall. Toler- Large white cone-shape flowers emerge in late sum-
ates heat and is relatively free of disease and pest prob- mer. The base of the flower turns to pink while the tips
lems. Very hard wood. Good for screening or streets. remain white. This creates a attention getting two toned
flower great for any landscape.

Horsechestnut, Common Katsura
Aesculaus hippocastanum Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Height: 50 - 75’ Spread: 40 - 70’ Height: 40 - 55’ Spread: 20 - 30’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 8
Upright-oval, large shade tree. Coarse textured foliage Upright and spreading at maturity, the round foliage
is light green in spring, dark green in summer turning emerges reddish-purple, gradually changing to bluish-
yellow to brown in fall. Very showy, ivory spring green in summer and burnt orange to golden yellow in
flowers with yellow to pink flecks are the main orna- fall. Brown slightly shaggy bark appearing on mature
mental feature. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. trunks. No serious disease or pest problems. Nice
alternative to a landscape.

Horsechesnut, Fort McNair Kentucky Coffeetree
Gymnocladus dioicus
Fort McNair

Height: 30’-40’ Spread: 25’-30’ Height: 45 - 55’ Spread: 35 - 45’
Zones: 3-7 Growth: Slow Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 8
A tree whose coarse branch texture, open spreading
A small rounded tree with flowers in the spring, leaves
habit and persistent, reddish-brown seed pods create an
are a dark green. Flowers are mostly pink with a yellow
attractive site in winter. Foliage is late to come out in
throat.
spring, but new leaves are pink to purple, changing to
dark green in summer then to yellow in fall.
Lilac, Japanese Linden, Redmond
Syringa reticulata Tilia Americana ‘Redmond’

Height: 20 - 30’ Spread: 15 - 25’ Height: 35 - 55’ Spread: 25 - 30’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7
This 2002 Iowa Tree of the Year puts on a spectacular A rapid growing, pyramidal tree with large, heart-
show early to mid June thru July with its abundant shaped, glossy green foliage that turns yellow in fall.
white flowers in large panicles. Can be grown as a Young stem color is reddish brown. Prefers moist,
small tree or shrub. Pruning should be done after flow- fertile soils, but will tolerate drier conditions.
ering. Dark green foliage all summer long with hints
of yellow in fall turning to brown.

Lilac, Ivory Silk Magnolia, Jane
Syringa reticulate ‘Ivory Silk’ Magnolia x ‘Jane’

Height: 20 - 25’ Spread: 12 - 15’ Height: 12’-20’ Spread: 10’-12’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4-8
This Japanese lilac has a denser compact rounded form Large flowers burst in the spring. Pinkish purple on the
compared to the species. Flowers are creamy white outside, and a bright white on the inside. Long lasting
panicles appearing in July. Will flower at a younger blooms last into early spring. These trees can grow in a
age than most types of lilac trees. Attractive, cherry wide variety of soils, whether its sandy, loamy, moist or
bark for winter interest. rich. Doesn’t tolerate wet –saturated soil .

Lilac, Dwarf Korean Tree Magnolia, Merrill
Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’

Height: 4 - 8’ Spread: 3 - 6’ Height: 15-20’ Spread: 15-20’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5 - 8
This small, dense, broad-rounded tree makes an excel- An extremely vigorous small flowering tree. Fragrant
lent accent in the landscape. It features abundant, violet star shaped flowers with broad pinkish-white color
-purple flowers in spring and dark green foliage that appear in early spring. Prefers moist well drained soils
turns yellow-green in fall. Pruning should be done after in sunny locations with late afternoon shade in dry
flowering. A good patio tree or small garden accent. locations.

Linden, American Sentry Magnolia, Royal Star
Tilia americana ‘McKSentry’ Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’

Height: 40 - 50’ Spread: 20-25’ Height: 8 - 12’ Spread: 8 - 10’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8
Outstanding selection selected for its narrow, upright An extremely hardy small tree or large shrub producing
pyramidal habit. Maintains a dense canopy slightly large, fragrant white flowers in spring before foliage
opening with age. Creamy white flowers bloom in late appears. The foliage is dense, dark green in summer
June have a spicy fragrance. Distinctive smooth gray turning bronze in fall. Plant in a protected area out of
bark in youth. Dark green leaves with a silvery white winter wind. Tolerates heat, but prefers peaty soils.
underside turn yellow in fall. This selection has shown
to be undesirable to the Japanese beetle.

Linden, Greenspire Magnolia, Saucer
Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’ Magnolia soulangeana

Height: 40 - 50’ Spread: 25 - 30’ Height: 20-25’ Spread: 20-25’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5 - 8
Named the 1998 Iowa Tree of the Year, this Linden is This is a larger multi-stemmed magnolia tree. Younger
widely used as a street tree because of its single leader trees are upright becoming oval with maturity. Pink
and good upright branching habit. This has yellow saucer sized flowers are a dramatic contrast to the stark
flowers in June and heart-shaped dark glossy green winter landscape. Prefers moist well drained soil. Plant
foliage that turns yellow in fall. Prefers moist, well- in a protected area out of winter winds. .
drained soils. Small leaf compared to the Redmond.
Maple, Amur Flame Maple, Autumn Flame
Acer tataricum ssp. Ginnala Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Flame’

Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Height: 50 - 55’ Spread: 35 - 40’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 3 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
A very hardy small tree that is easily transplanted and Often one of the first trees to show its brilliant red fall
adaptable to many soil types. Insignificant cream col- color, Autumn Flame is pyramidal when young, devel-
ored flowers appear in spring after leaves emerge. The oping into a dense, shapely tree with a rounded crown.
outstanding orange to scarlet fall color makes it an ideal Adapts to a wide range of soils and climates, ranging
specimen, but it also may be used for screens and wild- from wet to dry.
life plantings

Maple, Amur Hot Wings Maple, Autumn Spire
Acer tataricum ‘Garann’ Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Spire’

Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Height: 50’ Spread: 20 - 25’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 6
This great cultivar of an Amur Maple has all the great This broadly columnar form of red maple was
attributes of the cultivar ‘Flame’ plus scarlet red sama- introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1992. It
ras persists for up to six weeks. offers showy red male flowers in spring before the
leaves open, consistently beautiful red fall color, and
great hardiness. This specimen thrives in excessively
moist conditions and is drought tolerant.

Maple, Armstrong Maple, Balista - Fall Fiesta
Acer freemanii ‘Armstrong’ Acer saccharum, ‘Balista’

Height: 50 - 65’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Height: 50 - 75’ Spread: 50’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 6 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8
Armstrong is a hybrid of the Silver and Red Maple. It Balista Maple (Fall Fiesta) is a full tree with beautiful
retains an upright, columnar growth habit. Tolerates symmetrical branching. Deep green glossy leaves give
drought and heat once established. The orange-red or way to the most brilliant reds and oranges of any of the
yellow fall foliage and beautiful silvery-gray bark add Sugar Maples in the fall. It is reported to be resistant to
interest to the landscape. Adapts to a wide range of sun scald and frost cracking.
soils. Excellent for parks or street tree.

Maple, Autumn Blaze Maple, Bowhaull
Acer freemanii, ‘Jeffersred’ Acer rubrum ‘Bowhaul’

Height: 50 - 55’ Spread: 35 - 40’ Height: 45-50’ Spread: 20 - 25’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
Selected as the 1997 Iowa Tree of the Year, this vigor-
This rapid growing hybrid of the Silver and Red Maple
ous hybrid of Silver and Red Maple has a dense, oval-
has an upright, uniform growth habit and strong crotch
rounded habit, ascending branching structure and a
angles. The dense, disease resistant foliage shows its fall
strong central leader. Disease and insect resistant.
color in September with a cast of red turning to gold.
Prized for its brilliant orange-red fall color. Adaptable
Adapts to most soils. Usually seedless. A good street
to a wide range of soils and tolerant to tough conditions.
tree.
Maple, Burgundy Belle Maple, Commemoration Sugar
Acer rubrum ‘Magnificent Magenta’ Acer saccharum ‘Commemoration’

Height: 40 - 45’ Spread: 35 - 40’ Height: 50 - 55’ Spread: 30 - 35’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 8 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7
This tree is valued for its dense, rich maroon foliage A vigorous, fast growing tree that forms an oval to
retained throughout the growing season. A slow grower rounded, dense canopy and a moderately spreading
for a maple, this cultivar’s foliage turns reddish-bronze crown. Heavy textured foliage is glossy, dark green
in fall. Rounded form with a straight trunk. A vigor- turning deep yellow-orange-red in fall. Foliage resis-
ous, red-leaved variety. Good for streets, parks and tant to leaf tatter. Needs well drained soils and ade-
lawns. quate moisture.

Maple, Brandywine Maple, Crimson King
Rubrum Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’

Height: 20’-25’ Spread: 10’-12’ Height: 40 - 45’ Spread: 30 - 35’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4-8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
A brilliant red purple autumn color. It produces only
This tree is valued for its dense, rich maroon foliage
male flowers thus no fruit or nuisance seedlings.
retained throughout the growing season. A slow grower
Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions. Excellent
for a maple, this cultivar’s foliage turns reddish-bronze
for lawn planting and great for a shade tree above a
in fall. Rounded form with a straight trunk. A vigor-
patio.
ous, red-leaved variety. Good for streets, parks and
lawns.

Maple, Celebration Maple, Crimson Sentry
Acer freemanii, ‘Celzam’ Acer platanoides ‘Crimson Sentry’

Height: 40 - 45’ Spread: 20 - 25’ Height: 20-25’ Spread: 10-15’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 9
This rapid growing hybrid of the Silver and Red Maple Prized for its narrow upright form, this tree is great for
has an upright, uniform growth habit and strong crotch narrow locations. Foliage emerges as a bright crimson
angles. The dense, disease resistant foliage shows its before turning deep maroon for summer. Exceptional
fall color in September with a cast of red turning to drought tolerance once established. Prefers moist well,
gold. Adapts to most soils. Usually seedless. A good drained soils. Intolerant of heavy wet soils.
street tree.

Maple Green Column Maple, Emerald Luster
Acer nigrum ‘Green Column’

Height: 50-55 Spread: 20 - 25’ Height: 50’-60’ Spread: 35’- 45’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4-7
Excellent tree parent plant was discovered in Boone,
Iowa. Upright, columnar growth habit make this tree Hardy tree with a rounded, symmetrical crown. Green-
perfect for small urban lots or areas needing a bold verti- ish-yellow flowers appear in spring before leaves. Very
cal element. Outstanding fall color ranges from orange- dense, dark green foliage turns yellow in fall. Shallow
yellow to orange-red depending on site conditions. root system. Adaptable to a wide range of soil types.
Good for urban areas.
Maple, Emerald Queen Maple, Japanese Garnet
Acer platanoides ‘Emerald Queen’ Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’

Height: 45 - 50’ Spread: 35 - 40’ Height: 6 - 10 Spread: 10 - 12’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 5 - 8
A widely used Norway cultivar that has demonstrated Garnet has a graceful cascading form with a fine leaf
good tolerance to adverse conditions. It is a rapid texture. Grows noticeably faster than other cut leaf
grower with ascending branches, an oval-rounded shape maples when young slowing down with maturity. Will
and a straight trunk. The foliage is dark green in sum- require some sun, However the more sun exposure the
mer turning bright yellow in fall. Tolerates a wide greater amount of water this tree will require to pre-
variety of soils. vent leaves from burning.

Maple, Flax Mill Majesty Maple, Japanese Inaba Shidare
Acer Palmatum
Acer saccharum ‘Flax Mill Majesty’

Height: 60’ Spread: 40’ Height: 12’-15’ Spread: 10’-15’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8 Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 5-8

A rapid grower with numerous thick branches and an This cut leaf differs from others in that it is an upright
oval form. It has an excellent symmetrical form. Resis- form with larger darker leaves. Leaves will not green
tant to sun scald and frost crack. Foliage is dark green in up in the hot summer months. Can be planted in full
summer, turning orange with red tones in fall. Prefers sun location if adequate water is provided. Fall color
moist, well drained soil, tolerates shade. includes brilliant reds and crimson tones.

Maple, Green Mountain Sugar Maple, Japanese Sango Kaku
Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’
Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’
Height: 10’-15’ Spread: 8’-10’
Height: 50 - 65’ Spread: 35 - 50’ Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4-8
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7
Excellent accent tree best know for its red–coral col-
Exceptional, vigorous grower with upright-oval form ored bark. Color of bark will intensify during cold
and a strong branching habit. Thick, leathery, dark winter months. Leaves emerge with hints of reddish-
green foliage turns orange-yellow in fall. Color may pink tones before turning yellow-green for summer
vary depending on planting site. The waxy coating on months. Prefers late afternoon shade and moist well
the leaves helps protect them from hot, windy and dry drained soil conditions.
conditions in the summer. Requires well drained soil
and adequate moisture.

Maple, Japanese Bloodgood Maple, Karpick
Acer rubrum ‘Karpick’
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’
Height: 45-50’ Spread: 20-25’
Height: 12 - 15’ Spread: 12 - 15’ Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 9
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 5 - 8
Karpick maple has an upright form great for small areas
Bloodgood is one of the hardiest Japanese maples for
in need of vertical height without the width. Leaves
northern climates. Still protection form winter winds
emerge bright red in spring turning to dark glossy green
will help prevent any tip die back. Leaves will hold red
for summer. Fall color may very from year to year with
color all season long if in a sunnier location. Late after-
brilliant yellows to muted shades of red.
noon shade will help leaves from burning. Prefers moist
well drained soil.
Maple, October Glory
Maple, Legacy Sugar Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’
Acer saccharum
Height: 45 - 60’ Spread: 30 - 45’
Height: 40’-55’ Spread: 35’-50’ Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 9
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4-7
An excellent, vigorous shade tree popular for its de-
Dense crown with thick, dark green leaves. Red and pendable, long-lasting, intense red fall color. Broad-
orange fall colors. The waxy coating help to protect oval crown with an upright growth habit. Bark color is
them from the hot windy and dry conditions during the a interesting pale gray. Attractive red samaras mature
summer. Requires well drained soil in adequate in late spring and attract birds and squirrels. Adapts
Moisture. over a wide range of climates and soils, but prefers
acidic soil.

Maple, Marmo Maple, Pacific Sunset
Acer freemanii ‘Marmo’ Acer truncatum, ‘Warrenred’

Height: 55 - 70’ Spread: 35 - 40’ Height: 30 - 35’ Spread: 25 - 30’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7
This fast growing hybrid of the Silver and Red Maple A vigorous, fast growing tree with an upright,
has a strong central leader with broad columnar form. spreading, rounded crown and a fine branching habit.
Green foliage turns to a mottled blend of red, burgundy, Foliage is very dark glossy green turning bright yellow-
orange, green, yellow and gold in the fall for a uniquely orange to red in fall. Tolerates summer heat. Excellent
interesting appearance. Excellent street planting tree or tree for small areas.
specimen that is adaptable to heavy clay soils.

Maple, Parkway
Maple, Norway Columnare Acer platanoides ‘Parkway’
Acer platanoides ‘Columnare’
Height: 40’ Spread: 25’
Height: 40 - 55’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 7
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 - 7
‘Parkway’ is a hardy tree with a compact and broadly
Compact narrow habitat. Dark green summer foliage upright pyramidal habit, and oval crown. Dense green
turns yellow in fall. Holds fall color into November. foliage turns bright yellow in the fall. Tolerant of poor
Free of pests and diseases. Resistant to wind damage. soils and harsh environmental conditions. Known as a
Excellent tree for streets, formal areas or accent. good street tree and utilized by many cities.

Maple, Norwegian Sunset Maple, Princeton Gold
Acer truncatum ‘Keithsform’ Acer platanoides ‘Princeton Gold’

Height: 25 - 40’ Spread: 25 - 30’ Height: 35 - 45’ Spread: 30-35’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 -
An upright, oval tree with a compact growth habit. Stunning accent plant in the landscape. The foliage is
Good branching structure and a uniform canopy. The bright golden yellow, especially when young. Leaves
glossy, dark green foliage turns yellow-orange to red in will fade to yellow-green through the summer months.
fall. Shows resistance to heat tolerance. Similar to Afternoon Shade will help tree hold color better during
Norway Maple in branching, leaf shape and growth summer months and reduce leaf scorch.
rate. Excellent tree for smaller urban areas.
Maple, Royal Red Maple, Sun Valley
Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer rubrum ‘Sun Valley’

Height: 35 - 40’ Spread: 25 - 30’ Height: 45 - 50’ Spread: 35 - 40’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7
Similar to the Crimson King, but believed to be hardier The Sun Valley is a cross between the Red Sunset and
with a better maroon foliage color. Dense, broad-oval the Autumn Flame. Having exceptional long lasting
head with a straight trunk. Foliage is large, glossy and fall color, that turns to a brilliant red. This tree has a
bright rich red throughout growing season turning symmetrical ovate crown and smaller green leaf.
bronze-brown in fall. Adaptable to a wide range of soils, preferring slightly
more acidic and moist soil. A male tree, no flowers or
seeds are produced. Very attractive maple specimen.

Maple, Red Sunset Maple, Superform
Acer rubrum ‘Franksred’ Acer platanoides ‘Superform’

Height: 45 - 50’ Spread: 35 - 40’ Height: 45 - 55’ Spread: 35 - 45’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7
Selected as the Iowa Tree of the Year in 2000, Red A hardy cultivar selected for its nearly perfect shape
Sunset is a vigorous, fast-grower with dense, pyramidal and excellent branching habit. It is broad-oval to
to rounded form and glossy, thick, dark green foliage. rounded in form, has uniform branching and a straight
The outstanding display of orange to red fall color lasts trunk. Rapid growing, dark foliage are characteristics
several weeks. Adapts well over a wide range of cli- of this impressive tree. In fall the foliage turns to a
mates and soil conditions. Prefers acidic soil. bright yellow. Adapts to a wide range of soils.

Maple, Wright Brothers
Acer saccharum ‘Wright Brothers’
Maple, Sienna Glen
Acer freemanii ‘Sienna’ Height: 35 - 40’ Spread: 25 - 30’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7
Height: 50 - 60’ Spread: 35 - 40’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7 This is a fast growing Sugar Maple which is
resistant to frost cracks and sunscald, and tends to have
A hardy, fast growing tree, this hybrid of the Silver and more of a red fall color than the other Sugars. Wright
red Maple combines the best features of each parent. Brothers is also resistant to leaf scorch and is hardy to
Supporting better branching habits than the Silver yet –25° F. The growth rate is said to be twice as fast
not as refined as the Red. The leaves are smaller than as the species.
most maples and turn orange to red in fall. Tolerant of
most conditions, but preferring damp environments, the
Sienna is resistant to frost cracking, sunscald and die-
back. Maple Fall Color Chart

Red / Orange / Burgundy Yellow / Gold
Amur Flame Columnar Norway
Autumn Blaze Commemoration Sugar
Autumn Flame Deborah
Maple, State Street Armstrong Emerald Queen
Acer miyabei ‘Morton’
Burgundy Belle Green Mountain Sugar
Height: 30 - 40’ Spread: 30 - 40’ Celebration Legacy Sugar
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8 Crimson King Norway
Japanese Bloodgood Norwegian Sunset
‘State Street Maple has an excellent adaptability to a
wide range of landscape applications. Extremely toler-
Marmo Superform
ate to urban conditions. Perfect for street plantings and October Glory State Street
smaller residential lots. Fall color may range form Pacific Sunset
butter-yellow to a golden-yellow depending on site Red
conditions.
Red Sunset
Royal Red
Scanlon
Sienna Glen
Sun Valley
Mountain Ash, Cardinal Royal Oak, Shumard
Sorbus aucuparia ‘Michred’ Quercus Shumardii

Height: 30 - 35’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Height:50’-80’ Spread: 50-60’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 2 Growth Rate: fast Zone: 5-9
A vigorous, symmetrical upright grower with a straight Shiny dark green leaves with smooth gray bark. Great
trunk and upright branching. Dark green leaves have shade with its size is able cast shade over large areas.
silvery undersides and turn rust color in fall. Brilliant Grows well in wet soils especially after they are
red fruit appears in August - September. Prefers acidic, established. Fall colors are a deep crimson red color.
well-drained soils.

Ninebark, Diablo on Std. Oak, Swamp White
Physocarpus opufolius ‘Diablo’ Quercus bicolor

Height: 8-10’ Spread: 8-10’ Height: 50 - 55’ Spread: 45 - 55’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8
An excellent large shrub small tree. Upright rounded An impressive shade tree forming a broad, densely
form with reddish purple foliage on arching branches. round-topped crown. Lustrous dark green leaves have
Pinkish-white flowers in late spring. Exfoliating white whitish, gray-green, velvety undersides. Fall foliage
and dark brown bark call attention to this tree during ranges from yellowish-brown to red. Leaves persist
the winter months. into winter. Prefers acid soils. Likes moist river bank

Oak, Bur Oak, Pin
Quercus macrocarpa Quercus palustris

Height: 60 - 80’ Spread: 70 - 90’ Height: 55 - 70’ Spread: 35 - 40’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 3 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8
An excellent, long lived shade tree developing a mas- Growth habit is pyramidal with strong central leader.
sive trunk and a rounded, open form at maturity. Dark Lower branches are pendulous, middle branching hori-
green, leathery leaves have grayish-white undersides zontal and upper branches are upright. The branching
and turn yellow-green to yellow-brown in fall. Adapts habit gives it a very elegant appearance. Foliage is dark
to various soils and is tolerant of most climates and city green turning bronze-red in fall. Prefers moist, rich
conditions. acid, well-drained soils.

Oak, Upright English Pear, Aristocrat (Callery)
Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’ Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’

Height: 40 - 50’ Spread: 12-18’ Height: 30 - 35’ Spread: 20 - 25’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5 –8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5 - 8
Upright English Oak is an upright, columnar, decidu- A vigorous tree that is pyramidal in youth maturing
ous tree which eventually matures into a dense elon- into an oval form. Develops a strong central leader and
gated oval shape with a short trunk and makes a strik- wider branch angles which make it more resistant to
ing landscape specimen. Growing moderately-fast to storm damage. White flowers in spring. Glossy green
40 to 50feet high and only 12 to 18 feet wide. leaves foliage turns purple-red in fall. Thornless with non-
maintain their dark green color throughout the year edible fruit.
until they turn brown in autumn. They often remain on
the tree for some time before dropping.
Pear, Chanticleer (Cleveland)
Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’
Oak, Northern Red
Quercus rubra Height: 25 - 35’ Spread: 15 - 20’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 9
Height: 50 - 65’ Spread: 50 - 60’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8 The Chanticleer pear has an upright oval habit with a
dense, spreading branching habit. Clusters of snowy
Named the 1999 Iowa Tree of the Year, this oak devel- white flowers in spring flowed by small, green persis-
ops into a quality shade tree at a rapid rate. Foliage tent fruit. Glossy green summer foliage turns out-
emerges pinkish-red in spring turning glossy, dark standing reddish-orange to plum in fall. It has better
green in summer and finally to a russet-red to bright red form than the Bradford, less susceptible to wind dam-
in fall. Leaves persist into winter. Prefers well-drained age. Grows in most soil types. It is pest and pollution
acidic soil. resistant and moderately salt tolerant.
Planetree, London (Sycamore) Redbud, Lavender Twist Weeping
Platanus acerfolia ‘Bloodgood’
Cercis Canadensis ‘Covey’

Height: 55 - 85’ Spread: 50 - 65’ Height: 6 - 7’ Spread: 5 - 8’
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 5 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5 - 8
Pyramidal in youth maturing into a large, open spread- The graceful branches of this small tree are covered
ing form, this is ideal for urban situations as it tolerates with bright pink flowers before the dark, green hear-
adverse conditions. The cream, olive, light brown bark shaped foliage unfolds. Tolerant of most soils. An
is very attractive in the winter landscape. Medium to excellent small specimen tree.
dark green summer foliage turns dull yellow-brown in
fall.

Plum, Crimson Pointe Robinia, Purple Robe
Prunus x cerasifera ’Cipriozam’
Robinia pseudoacacia
Height: 20 - 25’ Spread: 8 - 10’ Height: 20-25’ Spread: 15-20’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 9 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 8
Tight columnar selection of Newport plum. Showy
Extremely hardy tree, able to handle dry infertile soils
white flowers in April, before the tree leafs out. New
once established. Fragrant violet purple wisteria like
leaves have a orange-hue maturing to a deep merlot-
flowers bloom mid to late spring. Flowers produce
burgundy.
purple-brown seed pods that persist on tree till they are
blown off the tree. This species has shown

Plum, Thundercloud Robinia, Twisty Baby
Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Twisty Baby ’

Height: 15 - 25’ Spread: 15 - 20’ Height: 8-10’ Spread: 10-12’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 7

An upright tree with a dense head. Fragrant, single This small tree has multi-season interest. Tightly clus-
pink flowers appear before the attractive, glossy, deep tered bluish-green leaflets hang on branches to create a
purple foliage. Foliage color is retained throughout the cascading form all summer long. After leaves have
growing season. Sparse, deep purple fruit. fallen off the twisted and contorted branches are ex-
posed creating a eye catching focal point in your yard.
Twisty baby doesn’t reliably flower every year, but it
will put on a show in early June.

Redbud, Eastern Clump Serviceberry, Autumn Brilliance
Cercis canadensis Amelchier grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’

Height: 25 - 30’ Spread: 30 - 35’ Height: 15 - 25’ Spread: 15 - 18’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 9 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 3 - 8
Small, irregular shaped multi-stem tree (clump) with Single or multi-stemmed small tree valued for its spec-
ascending branches and open form. Rosy-pink flowers tacular display of white flowers in spring and brilliant
appear early spring before leaves emerge. Foliage opens red-orange fall color. Small, purplish-black, sweet
reddish-purple in spring turning green in summer and fruits attract birds and can be used for jam and jelly.
yellow-green in fall. Prefers moist soils. Adapts to
Light gray bark is attractive in fall.
acidic or alkaline soil. A good small specimen tree.

Redbud, Forest Pansy Smoktree, Royal Purple
Cercis Canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cotinus coggyria ‘Royal Purple’

Height: 25 - 30’ Spread: 30 - 35’ Height: 10-15’ Spread: 10-15’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 9 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5-9
‘Forest Pansy’ is a cultivar that has purple heart shaped This shrub or small tree has stunning dark red-purple
leaves that open bright reddish-purple. Foliage will foliage that turns scarlet in autumn. It has plume-like
incorporate hints of green during hot summer months. seed clusters, which appear after the flowers and give a
Flowers tend to be more of a darker purple than that of long-lasting, smoky haze to branch tips. Depending on
the straight species. Prefers moist well drained soil. the desired form tree may require winter protection
Color will be more intense and last longer if tree is ex- from winter winds.
posed to full sun with late afternoon shade.
Stewartia, Korean Viburnum, Nannyberry Tree
Stewartia koreana Viburnum lentago

Height: 15-20 Spread: 10-12’ Height: 15 - 20’ Spread: 6 - 10’
Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 5 - 7 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 6
This small tree has something to offer all year. Bark This large shrub or small tree produces 2-3" clusters of
resembles camouflage with shades of gray, cinnamon white flowers in the spring. Mature fruit are black in
and brown. Bark is extremely attractive against snow. color. Fall color is deep maroon to red. The glossy,
Small camellia like flowers are abundant in June- green leaves are 1 1/2" wide and up to 4" long. Does
August months. Prefers moist well drained soils in rich well in either full sun or part shade. Pruning is re-
soils. Tolerant of full sun if soil conditions are favor- quired to remove suckers if a tree form is desired.
able, but will perform best in part shade.

Sweetgum, Cherokee Willow, Dappled Std
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Ward’ Salix integra ‘Alba Maculata’

Height: 30-35’ Spread: 20-25’ Height: 5 - 8’ Spread: 5 - 8’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 5-9 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 4 - 9
Nearly FRUITLESS variety perfect for northern cli- Beautiful, colorful, self branching shrub or tree with tri-
mates. Hardy to –28 degrees this new cultivar produces color leaves are sure to attract attention in your land-
few frits, and the few that do develop fail to completely scape. New growth appears green and creamy white
develop. Dark green star shaped leaves turn burgundy with pink overtones. As the growth matures, the pink
red in the fall. Plant in moist well drained soils. fades and the leaves become mottled and streaked with
green and white. Pruning will force new growth and
the color cycle starts all over again. Likes moist soil.
Best color in full sun.

Sweetgum, Slender Silhouette Willow, Prairie Cascade
Liquidambar styraciflua Salix ‘Prairie Cascade’

Height: 30-35’ Spread: 6-8’ Height: 30 - 35’ Spread: 35 - 40’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4-9 Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3 - 6
Exciting new cultivar is extremely slender perfect for This willow is a large round to wide-spreading tree with
hedge or as a bold accent. Requires no pruning to main- slender, pendulous branches. New shoots are yellow to
tain narrow form. Fall color will vary from year to year yellow-green in color. Foliage emerges very early in the
depending on fall. Most years yellow with hints of spring and remains on the tree late into the fall. Not
maroon can be expected. Prefers moist well drained demanding of site conditions. Prefer ample moisture
soils in full sun. and are often found along waterways.

Tulip Tree Yellowwood, American
Liriodendron tulipifera Cladrastris kentuckea

Height: 60 - 75’ Spread: 35 - 50’ Height: 40 - 50’ Spread: 40 - 50’
Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Zone: 4 - 8

A large tree that maintains a fairly narrow oval crown Named for the yellowish wood beneath the bark,
with age, but may become more rounded when grown Yellowwood is vase-shaped in youth becoming broad,
in open situations. The distinctive, tulip-like, greenish- rounded at maturity. It is quite spectacular in spring
yellow flowers appear mid-spring. Attractive, bright with its show of fragrant, creamy white flowers. Light
green summer foliage turns brilliant golden yellow in brown, 4” seed pods arrive in fall. The very smooth,
fall. Prefers well-drained soils. gray bark resembles that of a beech tree. A beautiful
specimen tree that is often under utilized in landscapes.