Trees

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Acer platanoides Crimson King

The dense foliage of this slow growing shade tree remains an excellent maroon-red all season long. Spring flowers of attractive maroon-yellow are a bonus. This cultivar, known for its straight trunk and well-shaped head, originated as a seedling of ‘Schwedleri’.

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Acer platanoides Emerald Lustre Maple

Outstanding branching habit, hardiness, and vigor. The immature foliage displays an attractive red tinge before maturing to glossy deep green leaves with a slightly wavy margin.

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Acer platanoides Emerald Queen Maple

Among the most popular Norway cultivars, this tree performs well under challenging urban conditions. A rapid grower, it has ascending branches that result in its nice oval shape, a straight trunk, good branching tendencies, and attractive glossy foliage.

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Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Maple

This attractive Norway selection makes a stunning accent plant in the landscape. The foliage is bright golden yellow, especially when young, and the color holds well through the summer. Nicely shaped, this is definitely a tree that attracts attention.

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Acer platanoides Royal Red Maple

This Norway Maple selection is similar to ‘Crimson King’, but with a somewhat slower growth rate and what some consider slightly better color. A dense shade tree, it has a straight trunk with a well-shaped canopy. The glossy foliage is an excellent maroon red all season.

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Acer platanoides Varigated Norway Maple

This Norway selection is an unusual specimen tree that is certain to draw attention. 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.

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Acer rubrum Red Maple

A fairly rapid growing tree, Red Maple is a beautiful addition to the landscape. The showy red flowers appear in spring before the leaves open and put on a great show. Autumn brings outstanding shades of color. Red Maple will perform best in partial shade and moist soils.

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Acer rubrum Autumn Spire Maple

It offers showy red male flowers in spring before leaves open, consistently beautiful red fall color, and great hardiness.

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Acer rubrum Northfire Maple

It displays good branching habit with brilliant, early fall color we feel is superior to that of Firedance Maple. It also calipers up very nicely. Own root.

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Acer rubrum Northwood Maple

Rounded to oval crown with branches that ascend at approximately a 45 degree angle. Optimum growth, as with all Red Maples, will occur in moist, slightly acidic soil.

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Acer saccharum Sugar Maple

This wonderful shade tree is undoubtedly the largest and finest of our native Maples. Slow to medium in growth rate and very hardy, it prefers rich, well-drained soil. Fall color is simply spectacular, ranging from rich, brilliant yellows to all shades of oranges and red.

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Acer saccharum Bailsta Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

One look is all you’ll need to see that Fall Fiesta® is superior to the sort. The branching is full and symmetrical. Leathery, glossy, deep green leaves are resistant to leaf tatter and leafhopper damage. A rapid grower, easy to transplant and also resistant to sun scald and frost cracks. Outstanding fall color, shows far more oranges and reds than other Sugar Maples. Prefers a moist yet well-drained soil with a slight acidity for optimum growth.

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Acer freemanii Autumn Blaze Maple

This hybrid of Silver and Red Maple has experienced phenomenal popularity due to its ascending branch habit, rapid growth rate, drought tolerance, ability to grow in most soils, beautiful fall color and form.

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Acer freemanii Celebration Maple

This Freemanii hybrid combines the advantages of both Silver and Red Maple: rapid growth, drought tolerance, great fall color, and the ability to grow in most soils. A vigorous grower in youth, it has strong crotch angles, does well in sun or shade, and is seedless. Own root.

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Amelanchier Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

This tremendously popular tree offers white blossoms in spring, followed by showy, sweet purplish-black fruit. Heavily branched, the tree has an interesting spreading branch pattern, and attractive light gray bark. The brilliant fall leaves are quite persistent. Own root.

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Betula nigra River Birch Clump

This river bottom native also does well on upland soils. Resistant to bronze birch borer, it has nice yellow fall color, and attractive cinnamon-brown exfoliating bark for an interesting winter effect. Before planting, bareroot River Birch trees should be sweated.

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Betula papyrifera Paper Birch clump

This very hardy birch is the most permanent and desirable of all the white-barked birches. Stems are a beautiful red-brown when immature, a perfect chalk-white when older. Fall color is an outstanding landscape feature.

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Betula pendula Young’s Weeping Birch

This irregularly shaped tree has slender pendulous branches, lacking a central leader. It does best in moist but well-drained soils, and has the typical white exfoliating bark of other white birches. This is an attractive weeping tree for small yards or as a specimen.

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Betula Crimson Frost Birch Clump

Striking red-purple leaf color all summer and attractive exfoliating bark that turns white with a cinnamon hue. Tolerant of moist, heavy soils.

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Betula Crimson Frost Birch Single

Striking red-purple leaf color all summer and attractive exfoliating bark that turns white with a cinnamon hue. Tolerant of moist, heavy soils.

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Caragana Walker Weeping Caragana

Budded on a standard, this small tree has finely cut foliage for a fern-like appearance. Strongly weeping, Walker was developed at the Morden Research Station in Manitoba, Canada. An outstanding accent plant for limited areas, it bears bright yellow flowers in spring.

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Cercis canadensis MN Strain Redbud/Clump

This handsome tree bears small pink flowers in spring before leaves appear. Later brown fruit pods form. This strain is grown from seed collected at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. It does well in sun and part shade.

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Chionanthus White Fringetree

This slow-growing native is especially beautiful in spring when profuse white blooms appear before foliage. Dark blue fruit follows later in the summer. Tolerant of city conditions, including pollution, it prefers deep, moist, fertile, acid soils and full to part sun.

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Ginkgo Biloba Autumn Gold

A male selection of Ginkgo with a symmetrical conical form, turning broader with age. A nice yellow fall color.

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Gleditsia Sunburst Honeylocust

This cultivar is noted for foliage that emerges bright golden-bronze, fades to green as it matures, then colors golden-yellow again in fall. Thornless and seedless, it is great for light, filtered shade.

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Hydrangea paniculata PeeGee Tree Form

PeeGee Hydrangea, trained to a single stem with a head, blooms in July and August with very showy, large conical white flowers which change to pink bronze towards autumn. The flower heads dry easily when cut, and are perfect for use in arrangements.

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Hydrangea paniculata Pink Diamond Tree Form

Pink Diamond has incredibly large cream flowers that gradually turn to a rich shade of pink. Trained on a standard, this tree-form hydrangea is a beautiful focal point in any border.

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Magnolia Royal Star white

This hardy Japanese Magnolia remains among the most popular. In April its pink buds open to double white fragrant flowers of 25-30 petals, 3-4 inches in diameter. An upright and densely branched plant, it has dark green foliage that shifts to bronze in fall.

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Malus Adirondack Crab white

Dark carmine buds are evident for weeks before opening into large pink-edged white blossoms. The slender, upright form lends itself well to home gardens where space is at a premium. Abundant, persistent, orange-red fruit adds fall and winter interest.

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Malus Firebird Crab white

Compact, slow growing crab. It is smothered in fall with small, dark red fruit that persists until March. This cultivar is resistant to apple scab.

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Malus Indian Magic Crab deep pink

This Robert Simpson introduction has dark green foliage and beautiful fruit of glossy red that changes to golden orange. The fruit of this disease resistant crab persists all winter and attracts birds.

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Malus Lollipop Crab white

‘Lollipop’ has a form unlike any other crab apple. Covered with white flowers in spring, followed by abundant gold-amber fruits in autumn. Shows good resistance to scab, cedar apple rust and mildew.

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Malus Louisa Crab pink

This attractive weeping crab bears red buds that open to true pink flowers, dark glossy green foliage, and persistent golden yellow fruit with a slight blush in fall.

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Malus Pink Spires Crab

Ideal for a confined screen or border planting, this excellent rosy bloom crab was selected by W. L. Kerr, Canada Department of Agriculture, Sutherland, Saskatchewan. Foliage is red-purple in spring turning to green-bronze in summer, and copper in fall.

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Malus Prairiefire Crab

Has especially good foliage retention during summer. It blooms later than most crabs. The bark is a glossy dark red with numerous prominent lenticels, and the fruit does not drop.

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This small crab is noted for its abundance of deep red buds that open to purple-red flowers, then fade to lavender. The immature foliage emerges purple, then fades to bronze-green. The persistent fruit is oxblood red.

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Malus Red Jade Crab

This dependable weeping variety was introduced by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and makes an interesting, graceful specimen plant. The foliage is glossy vibrant green. Birds love the fruit.

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Malus Royal Beauty Crab

An elegant weeping tree with deep reddish-pink flowers and reddish-bronze leaves. The dark red fruit does not fall and is enjoyed by birds. Small tree with all-season appeal. A hardy tree with excellent disease resistance.

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Malus Spring Snow Crab

This fruitless Canadian introduction is completely covered with pink buds that open to fragrant white flowers in spring. It has bright green, shiny foliage and good heat tolerance.

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Malus Tina Crab

This dwarf Sargent-type crab has pink to red buds that open to white flowers, followed by tiny red crabapples. It is disease resistant and is a highly ornamental small tree for limited spaces.

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Physocarpus Diablo Ninebark Tree

‘Diabolo’ has always been popular because of its beautiful reddish-purple foliage but this tree form adds a whole new dimension. The white, exfoliating bark is unforgettable. Plant as an accent. Some pruning will be necessary. Own root.

Prunus cerasifera MN strain Newport Plum

This superior small ornamental tree has beautiful reddish-purple foliage with bright red tips all summer long. One of the first trees to bloom in spring, it has fragrant pink flowers that are followed by purple fruit.

Prunus Double Weeping Higan Cherry

This floriferous, early flowering cherry from Japan has finely textured leaves, graceful pendulous branches, and double pink flowers.

Quercus alba White Oak

An outstanding example of our national tree, the White Oak is strong, disease resistant, and drought tolerant. The foliage is deep green above and white underneath.

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Quercus palustris Pin Oak

This rapid growing, native Oak is widely used as a boulevard tree. The many-lobed, sharply pointed leaves hang on the tree into winter. Pin Oak prefers full sun and moist, rich, well-drained soil. It does not tolerate alkaline soils.

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Quercus rubra Northern 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.

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Robinia Twisty Baby Locust

A small tree with interesting, twisted branches. Beautiful hanging white blossoms in spring. Suitable as a specimen plant and quite attractive as a patio plant in a large decorative container. Adds a great deal of winter interest to a border. Prune to encourage contorted growth. Full sun to light shade.

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Syringa Prince Charming Lilac Tree Form

Another terrific edition to our Fairytale® Series of dwarf Lilacs, Prince Charming® has irresistible color and form. It forms a wonderful small tree with deep wine-red buds and lavender pink blooms, with a spicy fragrance. Needs full sun and well-drained soil.

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Syringa Dwarf Korean Lilac Tree Form

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.

Fruit Trees

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Malus Cortland Apple

An older, well-known variety. Medium-sized and bright red with a sprightly tropical flavor. White flesh holds its color well after being cut. Excellent for eating and cooking.

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Malus Red Delicious Apple

Striped to solid red. Flavor rich and sweet. Flesh is light yellow, crisp, and sweet. Good for fresh eating and salads.

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Malus Golden Delicious Apple

Medium size, round, bright golden yellow. Firm, crisp and juicy, good for eating and cooking. Late maturing.

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Malus Freedom Apple

The red fruit is large and good for eating, sauces and juice. The flesh is crisp and juicy with a slight tart flavor. The fruit will keep until January in cold storage. Very vigorous and productive tree. Developed for disease resistance. Immune to apple scab and resistant to mildew, cedar-apple rust and fireblight. Does not require fungicide sprays.

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Malus Honeycrisp Apple

An exciting apple that is exceptionally crisp and juicy. Flavor is sweet but well-balanced. Excellent storage life, up to 7 months.

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Malus Liberty Apple

A productive variety that was selected for its resistance to apple scab and cedar-apple rust. Crisp and juicy with a sprightly flavor. Keeps well into February. Does not require fungicide sprays. Does very well without spraying.

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Malus McIntosh Apple

A well-known older apple that has a sprightly flavor and a medium storage life. Nearly solid, bright red skin. Heavy bearer. Good for eating and baking. Fruit tends to drop when ripe.

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Malus Royal Gala Apple

Great early season apple with crisp firm fruit. Fine-grained texture and excellent flavor makes a sweet snack fresh or baked.

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Prunus Mount Royal Plum

Blue – European Plum. Good eaten off tree. Excellent for dessert, jam and preserves. Tender, juicy flesh. Considered the best blue cultivar in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Prunus Montmorency Cherry

(Sweet Cherry x Prunus tomentosa) Large, tart red fruit for pie or preserves. Fruit firm and juicy. Vigorous and highly productive.

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Pryus Bartlett Pear

Large size, golden yellow, wonderful quality. Buttery, juicy, highly flavored fruit. Excellent for eating fresh or canning. Vigorous grower and bears young. Bosc is a good pollinator for Bartlett.

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Pyrus Bosc Pear

An old time French variety with large, high quality, russeted fruit. The tender, juicy yellowish flesh has a smooth texture and the fruit is good for fresh use and canning. Fruit matures in early October in southern Iowa. Vigorous grower. Bartlett is a good pollinator for Bosc.

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Vitis Concord Grape

Blue-black, excellent for eating. Medium to large clusters. Berry size is medium to large. Vigorous. (Zone 5-8)