May 5, 2014
After a very long winter, we hope you’re as excited as we are for spring. Be sure to stop by the nursery and see all of the new trees we have to offer this year:
- Red Fox Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Red Fox’) – Graceful pyramidal tree. Heart-shaped leaves and burgundy foliage.
- White Fringetree (Chionanthus virginica) – One look at the slender white flowers and you’ll understand the name “Fringetree.”
- Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) – Beautiful white flowers. The smooth, gray bark looks a bit like elephant hide.
- Golden Glory Dogwood (Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’) – Bright yellow flowers appear mid-April. The edible fruit is very tart.
- Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) – You will never find a tree with more outstanding red fall color.
- Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus ‘Espresso-JFS’) – Extraordinary Iowa native tree. This male variety produces no seed pods.
- Seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides) – Beautiful flowers in late summer. Attractive bark in winter.
- Columnar Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) – Great for narrow spaces. Multicolored fall foliage.
- Amur maackia (Maackia amurensis) – Impressive bottlebrush-shaped white flowers in summer. Copper-colored, exfoliating bark.
- Persian ironwood (Parrotia persica) – Outstanding specimen tree. Glossy summer foliage. Potential for yellow-orange fall color. Interesting bark.
- Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia) – Beautiful white summer flowers. Potential for show-stopping red fall color.