This photo gallery is a list of plants we typically carry but is not expressive of our current inventory. Please call the store at 515-981-1075 if there is a specific plant you want.


Arborvitae Emerald Green

This dense columnar evergreen works well when used as a screen or a tall hedge. Grows 15ft to 20ft tall and 3ft to 4ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness for zones 3 to 7.


Aspen

This deciduous tree is fast growing, has yellow fall foliage, and attractive white bark. They work great in a landscape planting bed, planted in groups, or a specimen tree. Grows up to 50ft tall and 30ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 1 to 7.



Bald Cypress

This upright deciduous tree makes an excellent accent or specimen tree. It will tolerate wet soils and has yellow spring growth. It grows up to 70ft tall and 40ft wide at maturity. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 5 to 10.



River Birch

This unique deciduous tree makes a great specimen tree and can be found in clump form or as a single stem tree. It has interesting exfoliating reddish brown bark. Grows 60ft tall and 40ft wide at maturity. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 5 to 10.



Fort McNair Buckeye

This deciduous tree has interesting compound leaves and pink flowers in the spring which make it a great accent tree. Grows up to 40ft tall and 30ft wide. Hardiness zones 4 to 7.



Chanticleer Pear (or Cleveland Select Pear)

This improved ornamental type pear is a relative of the old Bradford Pear with better branching and improved toughness. Plant this tree in full to partial sun and you will get tons of white flowers in the spring. The glossy green summer foliage turns purple in the fall. It has an upright shape and grows 30ft tall and 15ft wide. Due to this shape it makes for a great street tree or side yard tree where height is required without much width.



Concolor Fir

This symmetrical evergreen works well as a specimen or accent planting. It produces cones summer to winter. Grows up to 40ft tall and 20ft wide at maturity. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 7.



Crabapples

Crabapples bloom in the spring and come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. They come in single stem or clump form and short or tall. The make a perfect landscape or specimen tree. Flowers may in shades of pink, red, and white. Fruit is produced in the summer or fall for most varieties. Sizes vary from 30ft tall to 30ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 8.



Prairiefire Crabapple

Loads of pinkish purple flowers in the spring are followed by small 3/8in persistent fruit that stays on the tree into winter. Prairifire grows 20ft tall and 15-20ft wide and has disease resistant bronze-purple foliage in the summer. Use this great ornamental as a smaller accent tree anywhere it can get full to partial sun.



Profusion Crabapple

This flowering crabapple has fragrant violet-red flowers in the spring and grows 15-30ft tall and 20-30ft wide. The disease resistant leaves on this crab emerge reddish-purple when young, turning bronze with age. Birds are attracted to the 1/2in persistent fruit and the fruit can be harvested for jellies.



Sargent Crabapple

This low growing, wide branched crabapple will reach 6-8ft tall and 9- 15ft wide. In early spring pale pink buds open to fragrant white flowers. Grown mostly as a large shrub with a clumping habit this plant works well in landscaping beds close to the house where its size can be used to soften and accent the architecture. Bright red persistent fruits will have birds visiting in the winter and spring for a bite to eat.



Sargentina Crabapple

This crabapple has white flowers in the spring followed by red fruit in the fall. Makes a perfect landscape or specimen tree. Grows up to 8ft tall and 12ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 8.



Douglas Fir

Douglas Firs are large symmetrical evergreens that work well as specimen or accent planting. It grows up to 40ft tall and 20ft wide at maturity. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 7.



Dwarf Alberta Spruce

This evergreen works well in formal gardens, container gardens, as a small Christmas tree, or as a specimen planting. It grows 6ft to 8ft tall and 4ft to 5ft wide. It has very slow growth. Plant in full sun to part sun. Hardiness zones 2 to 8.



Fraser Fir

This large symmetrical evergreen tree works well as an accent planting or specimen planting. It grows up to 75ft tall and 40ft wide at maturity. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 3 to 7.



Ginko

Ginko trees have interesting fan shaped leaves that turn yellow in the fall. This tree will become broader with age and makes an excellent street tree. Plant in full sun. Grows steadily up to 60ft tall and 40ft wide. Hardiness zones 5 to 9.



Hazlenut or Harry Lauders Walking Stick

This shrub/tree form is grown for its corkscrew branches. It should be used as specimen planting. Plant in full sun to part shade. Hardiness zones 4 to 9.



Canadian Hemlock

Canadian Hemlocks have graceful evergreen branches which make it a great specimen tree or in groups as a background. It also works well when used as a screening. Grows 40ft tall and 25ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 3 to 7.



Canadian Weeping Hemlock

This evergreen has graceful weeping branches which make it a great specimen tree. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 3 to 7.



Holmstrup Arborvitae

This upright evergreen grows 6 to 8ft tall and 3-4ft wide. Holmstrup is deer resistant and great for screening off areas or as an upright accent plant. This plant grows in full sun to partial shade and will handle our winters without much winter burn.



Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac

Looking for a tree that blooms at a different time than early spring? Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac is just what you are looking for. This ornamental tree blooms with fragrant white clusters of flowers in June. It grows 20-25ft tall and 15ft wide with an interesting brown bark. The green leaves in the summer turn purplish bronze in the fall. Plant this tree in full to part sun and use it as an accent or screening plant.



Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese Lilacs have beautiful white flowers in the summer months. It makes a great landscape tree or specimen tree. Grows up to 30ft tall and 15ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 7.



Linden

A fast growing pyramidal shaped shade tree that can either have small leaves (Littleleaf Linden) or larger leaves (American Linden). In general these trees grow about 40-50ft tall and 25-30ft wide. Lindens bloom in June with small yellow fragrant flowers. They grow best in full sun or part shade and are great for places with overhead lines which require a tree with a narrow top to avoid them.



Skyline Locust

This hardy shade tree offers dappled shade due to its small leaves. It grows 35-45ft tall and 25-35ft wide with a pyramidal shape and a central leader. This variety of honey locust is thorn-less and nearly seedless. Fall foliage is an attractive yellow color. Great for use as a street tree or anywhere a shade tree is needed that can tolerate poor soils.



Royal Star Magnolia

This star magnolia grows 10-20ft tall and 8-15ft wide and offers star shaped fragrant white flowers with 12-18 petals per flower. This small tree prefers full sun to part shade and will tolerate our winters. Use as a large shrub or a small tree in perennial beds or foundation plantings. Flowers open 2 weeks later than other varieties of magnolia keeping them safe from late frosts.



Amur Maple

Amur maples have lustery green foliage that has striking colors in the fall. It makes a great patio or specimen tree screen. Grows up to 20ft tall and 20ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 8.



Sunsation Magnolia

A unique yellow blooming variety of magnolia that can be used as a specimen in your yard! The bright yellow flowers have a pink blush near the base and open to 6in wide in late spring. This tree has a pyramidal shape and grows to 25-30ft tall and 20ft. Sunsation Magnolias prefer to be planted in full sun to partial shade.



Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine

This unique pine features dark green long needles and a compact form that works well in todays smaller yards. This tree grows about 15-20ft tall and 8-12ft wide at a growth rate of about 9in per year. Due to its smaller size it can be used as a screen, specimen or even a foundation planting if the landscape beds are wide enough. The needles are very stiff and give this tree good deer resistance. Plant this Bosnian Pine in full sun to part shade.



Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Medium to dark red leaves, a nice upright shape and better winter hardiness makes this a Japanese Maple that will work in most yards. Bloodgood grows 15-20ft tall and 15ft wide and prefers a location in part sun to part shade with some winter wind protection. South or East exposures are generally best. Great for Japanese gardens, specimen or foundation plantings.



Fireglow Japanese Maple

This upright Japanese Maple grows 15ft tall and 10-12ft wide. While slightly smaller than Bloodgood, Fireglow has brighter red foliage as its claim to fame. Fireglow prefers to be grown in part sun to part shade with some winter wind protection.



Red Select Japanese Maple

A weeping form of Cutleaf Japanese Maple with medium red foliage. Red Select grows 6-10ft tall and 8-15ft wide. Hardy for our area but does require some winter wind protection. South or East exposures are generally best. Great for Japanese gardens, specimen, water feature, or foundation plantings.



Crimson Princess Japanese Maple

A more compact form of a Weeping Cutleaf Japanese Maple only growing to 8ft tall and 10ft wide. Crimson Princess has nice cutleaf red foliage and cascading branches. This variety is hardy but does require some winter wind protection. South or East exposures are generally best. Great for Japanese gardens, specimen, water feature, or foundation plantings.



Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples make a great specimen plant with their graceful weeping branches. They come in many sizes, shapes, and foliage colors of green or burgundy. They can grow up to 15ft tall and 15ft wide depending on the variety and shape. Plant in full sun to part sun. Hardiness zones 5 to 9.



Japanese Orido Maple

This tree makes a great specimen tree. It has an upright rounded growth and unique leaves with pink, green, and white colors. Grows up to 12ft tall and 12ft wide. Plant in full fun to part sun. Hardiness zones 5 to 9.



Red Maple

This deciduous tree has lustrous green foliage that turns to yellow and then red in the fall. It makes a great shade or specimen tree. Grows up to 45ft tall and 40ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 9.



Sugar Maple

Sugar maples have lustrous green foliage that turns yellow and orange in the fall months. Makes a great shade or specimen tree. Grows up to 70ft tall and 50ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 8.



Red Oak

Red oaks have lustrous green foliage that turns to a striking red color in the fall. Makes a great shade tree. Produces acorns. Grows up to 70ft tall and 60ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 8.



Seven Son Flower (Tree)

Seven Son Flower is a very unique plant from China which is very rare and may no longer exist in the wild. This endangered tree grows 15-20ft tall and spreads only 8-10ft and prefers full to partial sun. Nice green foliage and a pealing tan bark during the spring and summer put on a show. In September when you least expect it this tree puts on a show of white fragrant flowers into early fall. The flowers are then followed by an equally showy display of small purplish-red fruits crowned by petal like rose calyces which last into late fall. Attracts fall butterflies.



Swamp White Oak

This tree has lustrous green foliage that turns to yellow to reddish in the fall. Makes a great shade tree. Produces acorns. Grows up to 60ft tall and 60ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 8.



Pear Tree

These deciduous trees makes a great lawn or specimen tree. Produces white flowers in the spring time. Grows up to 50ft tall depending on the variety. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 9.



Redbud

This graceful deciduous tree makes a great specimen tree or is great planted in groups to naturalize an area. Pea like pink blooms cover the tree in early spring and then hear shaped leaves. Plant in full to part sun depending on the variety. Hardiness zones 5 to 8.



Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwoods are a deciduous tree with horizontal branches and fernlike foliage. It works well when used as a screen or as a specimen tree. The foliage turns apricot colored in the fall. Grows up to 90ft tall and 30ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 5 to 8.



Serviceberry

Serviceberry trees work well when used to naturalize an area or as a specimen tree. They produce showy white flowers in the spring, followed by edible reddish purple berries in the summer. Foliage turns orange to red in the fall. Grows up to 20ft tall and 10ft wide. Plant in full to part sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 8.



Colorado Blue Spruce

This evergreen makes a wonderful specimen, windbreaks or screen. It has handsome rigid tiered branches with gray blue foliage or green foliage. Grows up to 50ft tall and 20ft wide at maturity. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 3 to 9.



Cupressina Spruce

Cupressina is a variety of Norway Spruce that was selected for its upright narrow shape much like an upright arborvitae. Cupressina grows 20ft tall and only 5-6ft wide making it a great upright specimen or a good substitution for Arborvitae in a screen. Plant in full sun to part sun.



Yukon Blue White Spruce

Yukon Blue is a selection of white spruce which has greenish blue short needles. This spruce is very hardy and slow growing only managing about 3-4in of growth a year. Yukon Blue will reach a height of 10-12ft and and width of 5-6ft eventually. With this smaller stature this spruce works well as a specimen tree or even as a foundation planting as it can be planted as close as 4ft on center from a building.



Globe Blue Spruce

This ornamental evergreen tree makes a great specimen or accent tree due to its unique characteristics. It has beautiful blue needles with a round growth habit. Slow growing, it may grow up to 5ft tall and 6ft wide. Hardiness zones 4 to 7.



Norway Spruce

This evergreen tree makes a great specimen tree and it also works well when used in screens or windbreaks. Grows up to 80ft tall and 40ft wide. Plant in full to part sun. Hardiness zones 3 to 7.



Weeping Norway Spruce

This evergreen makes a great specimen or accent plant with its weeping branches. Grows up to 18ft tall and 10ft wide at maturity. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 3 to 7.



Sweetgum

This deciduous tree has dark green star foliage which turns brilliant colors of yellow, red, and purple in the fall. It works well when used as a shade tree. Grows up to 60ft tall and 40ft wide. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 5 to 9.



Bloodgood Sycamore (London Plane Tree)

Bloodgood Sycamore is a fast growing shade tree reaching 85-100ft tall and up to 80ft wide. Large maple like leaves can reach 10in across. Bloodgood was selected for its additional hardiness and resistance to anthracnose which is a disease that can cause the leaves to drop off of the tree in the summer. Provides excellent shade and prefers to be planted in full sun to partial shade. Ornamental bark peals reveling green and white patches.



Norway Spruce

This evergreen tree makes a great specimen tree and it also works well when used in screens or windbreaks. Grows up to 80ft tall and 40ft wide. Plant in full to part sun. Hardiness zones 3 to 7.



Tulip Tree

Tulip Trees are large and stately typically growing 60-90ft (sometimes up to 150ft) tall with a pyramidal habit. Trunks of mature trees can reach 4-6ft in diameter rising column like with little to no lower branching. The Tulip Tree was named for its yellow cup shaped flowers that form in the spring and have an orange band near the bottom of each petal. The leaves on this tree are four lobed and look as if the tip has been cut off. Fall color is golden yellow.



Weeping White Pine

Weeping White Pines are a unique and interesting evergreen that vary in size and shape. Height can range from 6-15ft and width can be anywhere from 10-20ft. Soft green needles, large cones, and the weeping from make this a perfect specimen evergreen for the Japanese garden or anyplace you want a focal point in the garden.



White Pine

This evergreen works well when used as a specimen tree, windbreak, or screen. Grows up to 75ft tall and 30ft wide at maturity. Plant in full sun. Hardiness zones 4 to 7.



Zumi Crabapple

We consider this to be one of the best white blooming crabapple available today. Very disease resistant green foliage and bright white very fragrant flowers are a standout on this plant. Zumi grows 15-20ft tall and 15-20ft wide. This crab also has very persistent fruit so it can be planted near driveways, sidewalks and patios without making much of a mess.