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Shade Trees

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Botanical Name Common Name Description Sun Exposure Height x Width Bloom Color Bloom Time Price
Acer griseum Paperbark Maple Slow growing tree valued for its attractive, cinnamon-colored, exfoliating bark. Red to orange fall color. Disease and insect resistant. Full Sun 20-25'h x 10-15'w
Acer r. 'Redpointe' Red Maple A very desirable cultivar of the red maple with a pronounced pyramidal form and bright red fall color; distinctive form and rich colors make this a choice shade tree, ideal for home landscapes; intolerant of alkaline soils Full Sun 45'h x 30'w
Acer r. 'Red Sunset' Red Maple An outstanding Red Maple retaining its brilliant red autumn color longer than most other varieties. Upright dense branching habit makes this an excellent street and lawn tree. Large deciduous tree has pyramidal form when young becoming rounded with age. Glossy green leaves turn brilliant orange-scarlet, extremely showy. Medium to fast grower; 10 to 12' in 5 to 7 years. Full Sun 50' h x 30-40' w $155.95
Acer r. 'Sun Valley' Red Maple A showy fall-coloring accent tree for the home landscape, featuring an upright oval habit of growth, attractive red flowers in early spring, and brilliant red foliage in fall, a male variety that does not produce seeds; intolerant of alkaline soils Full Sun 50'h x 35'w $106.95
Acer s. 'Fall Fiesta' Sugar Maple A rapid growing, Maple with a wonderful symmetrical branching habit. Resistant to sun and frost cracks, and the leathery foliage is resistant to leaf tatter and leaf hoppers. Absolutely beautiful orange and red fall color, better than other Sugar Maples. Full Sun 50-75' h x 50' w $166.95
Acer t. 'Hot Wings' Tartarian Maple Hot Wings Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It features abundant showy cherry red samaras in late summer. The rough gray bark is not particularly outstanding. Full Sun 20' h x 17' w $147.95
Acer x. f. 'Autumn Blaze' Freeman Maple Hybrid of Silver and Red Maple with ascending branches, rapid growth, drought tolerance and ability to grow in most areas. Beautiful fall color and form. Medium to fast grower; 10 to 12' in to 7 years. Full Sun 50-60' h x 40' w
Acer x. f. 'Firefall' Freeman Maple Firefall' has an upright-oval form with good branch angles. This selection is a male and therefore does not produce nuisance seeds. The foliage is an attractive medium green throughout the summer. Fall color is bright orange to scarlet and develops fairly early. Full Sun 40-60' h x 30-40' w $155.95
Betula nigra River Birch Attractive buff colored peeling bark is a wonderful backdrop for the yellow fall foliage color. This tree is an impressive specimen, commonly found with several trunks. A medium to fast grower, this birch transplants well and its best adapted to moist areas. It will tolerate drier soil but probably will not reach its maximum development. Full Sun 40-70' h x 40-60'
Betula n. 'Cully' River Birch A vigorous, fast growing with salmon-cream to brownish exfoliating bark that is lighter than the River Birch. Tolerates wet, poorly drained soils. Full sun 40-45'h x 25-30'w $87.95
Betula p. 'Parkland Pillar' White Birch Parkland Pillar is a beautiful birch with a narrow, upright, dense habit. It boasts white bark and dense, dark green foliage that turns golden in late fall. This fast growing variety is suitable for gardens, screens or boulevards. Tolerant of heat, drought, and alkaline soils, Parkland Pillar is an excellent choice for urban landscapes. Its narrow form makes it perfect as an accent tree or it can be planted in multiples to form a privacy screen. Full Sun 40'h x 6-7'w $104.95
Liquidamber s. 'Burgundy Blush' Seweetgum Beautiful, rich, crimson-red new growth matures to a glossy green. A beautiful display of fall colors, ranging from reds to yellows. A reportedly seedless variety. Full Sun 50-60'h x 25-40'w $121.95
Liriodendron tulipifera Tuliptree Beautiful, large, garden tree having unique bluish-green leaves; gives spectacular show of yellow fall color. In warm season, displays handsome, tulip- shaped greenish-yellow and orange flowers. Fast grower. Full Sun 50' h x 30' w Mix June $89.95
Platanus x. a. 'Exclamation' London Planetree (Morton Circle London Planetree)Selected for its uniform, upright pyramidal habit and attractive foliage; densely branched with a moderate growth rate; beautiful white and brown mottled bark; best in larger landscapes; very resistant to frost cracking and disease Full Sun 60' h x 30' w $125.95
Quercus rubra Red Oak The fastest growing Oak and one of the easiest to transplant, this tree is great for street use or as a landscape tree. The foliage is dense and lustrous and leaves hang on the tree into winter. Full Sun 60-80' h x 50' w $178.95
Salix 'Prairie Cascade' Weeping Willow The Prairie Cascade Willow has beautiful glossy green foliage that makes this one a winner. It showcases the famous 'weeping' habit and golden stem color. This trees landscape use is for large properties, park areas, etc., particularly where moisture is plentiful. Full Sun 35-45'h x 35-45'w $132.95
Ulmus 'Triumph' Elm A new hybrid elm from the Chicagoland Grows program that combines the attractive vase-shaped form of the popular Accolade elm with the toughness and disease and insect resistance of Vanguard; a large shade tree with symmetrical form and glossy leaves Full Sun 50' h x 40 'w $124.95
Zelkova s. 'Green Vase' Zelkova Strong vase-shaped habit with fine textured zig-zag twigs. Excellent dark green foliage turns burnt orange to red-bronze in fall. Full Sun 50-75'h x 30-40'w $113.95