Trees




Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'
 
This fast growing, deciduous tree has a wide, umbrella shaped canopy with beautiful bronze-green, fern-like leaves appearing in late spring. The foliage color deepens to a rich chocolate burgundy color in summer. Scented clusters of pink, powderpuff blooms attract butterflies.

Height: 20 ft.
Width: 15 ft.
Water: Occasionally once established
Blooms: Late Summer
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 7





Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’

A shrub or small tree prized for its brilliant orange-red fall color and disease resistance. Clusters of fragrant white flowers give way to small purplish black fruit often used in jams and jellies. Use in shrub borders or as a small tree. Deciduous.

Height: 15-25 feet
Width: 15-25 feet
Water: Moist, well-drained soil
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4





Azara microphylla

A small tree native to Chile. Produces large sprays of yellow, vanilla scented flowers on the undersides of the twigs in early spring. Beautiful delicate leaves. Needs a sheltered position in winter.
 
Height:15-20 ft
Width: 10-15 ft.
Water: Water regularly Until established
Blooms: February
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Betula nigra 'Little King' Fox Valley®

Dwarf selection of River Birch. Can be a single trunk or multi-stemmed tree. Dense, uniform, compact growth habit. The cream and cinnamon coloured bark exfoliates leaving a lighter trunk, giving an interesting winter effect. Very reisitant to Bronze Birch Borer. Best adapted to moist, acid soils.
 
Height: 10 feet
Width: 12 feet
Water: Moist to wet soil
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4





Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'

Highly attractive weeping form of Cercis canadensis. Full crown of foliage at the top. Excellent branching with large heart shaped purple leaves and attractive reddish-purple flowers. Excellent small tree for lawns, woodland gardens or naturalized
areas. Effective planted as a specimen or in groups.
 
Height: 6 feet (requires training)
Width: 4 feet
Water: Well-drained soil
Blooms: Intermediate reddish-purple flowers borne on bare stems in early spring. Profuse flowering and low pod set.
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Decaisnea fargesii

A multi stemmed deciduous shrub or small tree. Drooping racemes of yellow-green flowers and the exceptional metallic blue been like fruit pods add to the ornamental value of this unique bush.
 
Height: 12 -20 ft.
Width: 12-20 ft.
Water: Moist well drained
Blooms: May-June
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Heptacodium miconoides
- Seven Son Shrub -

A handsome and unusual deciduous plant native to parts of China with clusters of white flowers in autumn. Heptacodium miconioides has attractive, glossy, dark green leaves with deeply marked veins and fantastic, lightly scented clusters of seven white flowers throughout late summer and early autumn. These flowers are very pretty, popular with insects and butterflies and make Heptacodium particularly valuable as a late flowering plant! Once established, the bark is also eye-catching, with the mature bark becoming grey, while the younger growth is a very dark red. A reliable and easy to grow garden plant!

Height: 13-16 feet
Width: 10 feet
Water: Well-drained, Dry to Medium Moisture
Blooms: Late Summer to Fall
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5





Oxydendrum arboreum (Sourwood)

Sourwood, the lone species of the genus, is found in woodlands and along streams of eastern North America. This plant (named for the sour taste of its leaves) forms a pyramidal tree to 30 feet tall, with canoe-shaped, glossy leaves that turn vivid maroon, yellow, or purple in autumn. In late summer, its delicate panicles of fragrant, urn-shaped flowers spray forward, decorating the tree in white. The blossoms, which resemble lily-of-the-valley, are followed by yellowish seed capsules that turn brown and persist into winter. It makes an outstanding specimen both for a prominent position and also for a naturalized setting.

Height: 30 feet
Width: 15 feet
Water: Average water needs
Blooms: White flowers in late summer
Exposure: Full Sun (for best blooms) to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5





Stewartia pseudocamellia

A multi-stemmed, deciduous tree with a rounded columnar form. Features stunning exfoliating bark in strips of gray, orange, and reddish brown once the trunk attains a diameter of 2 to 3 inches. Serrated foliage emerges bronzy purple in spring, develops into a dark green by summer, and turns red or orange in the fall. In midsummer, glamorous white camellia-like flowers open in random succession and are followed by pointed brown seed pods. Excellent as a specimen.

Height: To 40 feet (slow until established)
Width: To 20 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained acidic soil
Blooms: Midsummer
Exposure
: Full Morning Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5
 
 





Trachycarpus fortunei

Extremely hardy palm with distinctive hairy black fibers covering its slender, graceful trunk. Attractive compact crown. Good garden or patio tree, effective near pool. Great container specimen.

Height: 25-30 feet
Width: 8-10 feet Crown
Water: Occassional watering once established
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Patial to Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 8





Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii'

Excellent deciduous shade tree for small yard. Slender branches form attractive umbrella-like crown, reaching to the ground for a terrific winter silhouette. Beautiful bold foliage.

Height: 20-25 ft.
Width: 18-20 ft.
Water: Average water needs
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4