Colorado Blue Spruce

Basic Info: The Colorado Blue Spruce is a conical-shaped evergreen tree with stiff horizontal branches and short stiff needles. It is a commonly used tree in Midwest landscapes. In nature the needles are often green, but many specimens produce blue-green needles. Plus, it’s long-lived (seriously…it can last hundreds of years!)…

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Black Hills Spruce

This is a slow-growing form of white spruce. It is a dense form and is very hardy. Discovered around 1933 in North Dakota, it is a shapely “Christmas tree” type evergreen, with short, blue-green needles. Shears easily. Useful as a point of interest, hedge, or windbreak. The dense thick branches…

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Meyer Spruce

Considered an exotic evergreen in the United States, the Meyer Spruce is catching on as a favored alternative to the Blue Spruce. A native of China and Russia, it’s virtually identical to its American counterpart in shape, color, and texture. Picea meyeri is a species of spruce native to Nei…

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White Pine

The Eastern white pine is a tree for landscapes with ample space. You’ll love running your hands along the foliage. Its fine feathery needles, open canopy, and straight trunk get more picturesque with age. They are long-lived, fast-growing and vigorous. The White Pine (Pinus strobus) is a hardy evergreen native…

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Balsam Fir

Balsam Fir

The balsam fir is a native evergreen well-adapted to the cold climates of the northern United States and Canada. Its symmetrical spire-like crown, shining dark green color, and spicy fragrance have made it a favorite Christmas tree for hundreds of years. The branches are also popular in holiday wreaths and…

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Autumn Blaze® Maple

If you’ve ever wondered… “What’s the name of the pretty tree that turns so red in fall?”This hybrid of silver and red maple has experienced phenomenal popularity due to its ascending branch habit, rapid growth rate, drought tolerance when established, ability to grow in most soils, beautiful fall color and…

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Honeylocust (Thornless)

Honeylocust trees are a fast growing tree with an open and spreading crown. Even with their rapid growth rate they live up to an average age of 100 years. Fine textured green foliage offers filtered shade and turns golden yellow in fall. Mostly used as an under-stock for newer varieties. …

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American Sentry Linden

This McKay Nursery introduction was selected for its uniform branching habit and upright narrow form. This is an excellent nursery tree and makes up well as a young B&B tree. Use it in the landscape for boulevards and smaller yards where space is at a premium, but shade is required….

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Japanese Tree Lilac

This handsome small specimen tree or large shrub bears creamy white flowers in large panicles in June and July. Clumps will have three or more stems. 2002 Iowa Tree of the Year. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best bloom occurs…

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Hackberry

Hackberry

Hackberry is known for its attractive bark that is corky and rough in texture. The bright green elm-like foliage turns to a soft yellow in the fall, and the fruits are relished by wildlife. Its fleshy, purple-brown berries ripen in late summer and persist through winter. The persistent fruits attract…

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