Shade Trees - Acer (Maple)

Maple, Autuman Blaze

Maple, Autuman Blaze

Maple, Autuman Blaze

Ascending branch habit, rapid growth rate, drought tolerance, ability to grow in most soils, beautiful color and form.

Zone 4

Maple, Red Sunset

Maple, Autuman Blaze

Maple, Autuman Blaze

Red buds appear amid the branches before the foliage appears and open into tight clusters of red flowers in late winter/early spring. When fall arrives, get ready one of the most spectacular autumn displays. Your Red Sunset Maple is at its best in the fall, when it’s resplendent in brilliant shades of orange and red. Like a glowing flame. 

Zone 4

Maple, Royal Red

Maple, Autuman Blaze

Maple, Silver Queen

A dense shade tree, with a well- shaped canopy. The glossy foliage is an excellent maroon red all season. 

Zone 4

Maple, Silver Queen

Maple, Silver Queen

Maple, Silver Queen

Upright, oval-round form than the species and bright foliage with attractive silvery underside. The fall color is yellow. 

Zone 3

Maple, Variegated

Maple, Silver Queen

Maple, Variegated

A dense shade tree, it is known for its straight trunk and well-shaped crown, but most notably for its beautiful variegated foliage. Leaves are green with an attractive creamy white margin. Fall foliage: Yellow 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Betula Nigra

River Birch

Vigorous, fast-growing, it can be trained as either a single trunk or multi-trunked tree. 

Salmon-pink to reddish brown bark exfoliates to reveal lighter inner bark. Leathery, diamond-shaped, medium to dark green leaves, with doubly toothed margins turn yellow in fall. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Cercis

MN Strain Redbud

Small pink flowers appear in 

spring before leaves appear. It does well in sun and part shade. Selected for hardiness by U. Minn. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Hydrangea (Paniculata)

Limelight-Tree Form

Vanilla Strawberry-Tree Form

Vanilla Strawberry-Tree Form

Lime-green flowers add a much-needed brightness to the late summer landscape. In autumn the blooms display shades of pink, burgundy and green. Excellent vigor and floriferous blooming. Flowers on new wood so it can be pruned in winter or early spring.

Zone 4

Vanilla Strawberry-Tree Form

Vanilla Strawberry-Tree Form

Vanilla Strawberry-Tree Form

Now available in tree form, Flower panicles are a blend of vanilla-strawberry, held upright on red stems. Start creamy white in mid-summer, change to pink and finally to strawberry red. New blooms give the plant a multicolored effect in late summer and early fall. The red coloration persists for at least 3-4 weeks. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Malus

Crabapple (Prairifire)

Crabapple (Prairifire)

Crabapple (Prairifire)

Crimson-colored buds that open to 1/2-inch wide, purple-red flowers, and dark red bark. Fall brings bright orange leaves and shiny red fruit. The fruit reaches 3/8 to 1/2 inches and does not drop from the tree.

Zone 4
 

Ruby Tears

Crabapple (Prairifire)

Crabapple (Prairifire)

Weeping branches are, loaded with pink blossoms in mid spring and burgundy foliage keeps the interest all season long. 

Zone 4

Snowdrift

Crabapple (Prairifire)

Snowdrift

Pink buds turn into a
profusion of snowy white blossoms in April or May. This is followed by the 3/8" -1/2" round, orange-
red fruits that attract birds and persist on the tree throughout the winter. Can be grown as a multi-stemmed or single trunk tree. The leaves are a glossy dark green turning a dull yellow in the fall. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Morus Alba 'Chaparral'

Mulberry, Dwarf Weeping

Full Sun Weeping Mulberry tree with emerald green, lobed cut foliage. Cascading branches will give this tree its unique umbrella look. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Prunus

Newport Plum

This cherry plum cultivar is best known for its purple foliage: leaves emerge light bronze-purple in spring, gradually mature to dark purple by summer and turn Reddish in fall. White to pale pink, sweetly fragrant flowers (to 1" diameter) appear 

in early spring before the leaves and are followed by dull purple. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Quercus

Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak

One of the handsomest,
cleanest, and stateliest trees in North America, and it is widely considered a
national treasure. It is especially valued for its adaptability and usefulness,
including its hardiness. This large tree is also known for its brilliant fall color.
Zone 4

White Swam Oak

Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak

A striking tree with attractive peeling bark, especially on young trees. The lustrous, lobed leaves have a two-tone appearance, dark green on top with a silvery-white underside. Fall color is an orange-gold to yellow in mid-autumn. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Salix

Niobe Weeping Willow

This fast growing, golden barked willow has a wide spreading canopy and long, golden drooping branches. An extremely graceful tree, it prefers moist planting sites. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Syringa

Lilac, Dwarf Korean

This tree form has the same fine features of the shrub-form Dwarf Korean. It makes an excellent globe for accent or interest in the landscape. 

Zone 4

Shade Trees - Tilia Cordate Linden

Littleleaf

Glossy dark green foliage and fragrant pendulous flowers in early summer. Virtually disease free and very adaptable, it does well in poor soil.

Zone 4