Trees & Shrubs

Hedges

  • Alpine Currant preview image

    Alpine Currant

    Our best hedge under 5ft. Grows in sun or shade.  Inconspicuous flowers.  Responsive to pruning.

    Genus
    Ribes
    Species
    alpinum
    Size
    5ftx5ft
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  • Caragana preview image

    Caragana

    Extremely hardy and drought resistant.  Tolerant of pruning.  Grows in sun or shade.

    Genus
    Caragana
    Species
    arborescens
    Size
    15ftx15ft
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  • Common Purple Lilac preview image

    Common Purple Lilac

    Suckers.  Extremely fragrant.  Heavy pruning may cut off next year’s flower buds.

    Genus
    Syringa
    Species
    vulgaris
    Size
    12ftx10ft
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  • Cotoneaster preview image

    Cotoneaster

    Our most popular, hardy, fast-growing hedge. Grows in sun or shade.  Spectacular fall color.  Small black fruit attracts birds.

    Genus
    Cotoneaster
    Species
    lucidus
    Size
    10ftx8ft
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  • Honeysuckle preview image

    Honeysuckle

    Drought tolerant.  Grows in sun or shade.  “Freedom” variety is resistant to Honeysuckle Aphid.

    Genus
    Lonicera
    Species
    tatarica
    Size
    8ftx8ft
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Lilacs

Low-Growing Shrubs

  • Annabelle Hydrangea preview image

    Annabelle Hydrangea

    Showy flowers that dry well.  Thrives in shade or partial shade and prefers acid soil.

    Genus
    Hydrangea
    Species
    arborescens
    Size
    3.5ftx4ft
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  • Barberry preview image

    Barberry

    Thorny. Inconspicuous flowers. There are many good selections such as ‘Ruby Carousel’ and ‘Crimson Pygmy’.

    Genus
    Berberis
    Species
    thunbergii
    Size
    3ftx3ft
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  • Compact American Cranberrybush preview image

    Compact American Cranberrybush

    Natural shape is compact & rounded without pruning. Good in sun or shade.

    Genus
    Viburnum
    Species
    trilobum ‘Bailey Compact’
    Size
    5ftx5ft
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  • Ivory Halo Dogwood preview image

    Ivory Halo Dogwood

    Compact shrub.  Attractive red twigs in winter.

    Genus
    Cornus
    Species
    alba
    Size
    5ftx5ft
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  • Potentilla preview image

    Potentilla

    Selected from the native potentilla.  Drought tolerant. Bloom all summer.  Best yellow-flowered selections include ‘Goldfinger’,  ‘Kathryn Dykes’, and ‘Yellow Gem’.  ‘Abbottswood’ is white, ‘Pink Beauty’ pink.

    Genus
    Potentilla
    Species
    fruiticosa
    Size
    3ftx3ft
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  • Spirea preview image

    Spirea

    Fritsch, Goldflame, Little Princess, Froebel all good spireas for small spots in the landscape.  Flowers in mid-summer when most other shrubs are done flowering.  Sun or shade.

    Genus
    Spiraea
    Species
    sp
    Size
    2ftx3ft
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Ornamental Trees

  • 'Hot Wings' Tatarian Maple preview image

    ‘Hot Wings’ Tatarian Maple

    Bright red samaras (seeds) by mid-summer.  More tolerant of alkaline soils and dry conditions than most maples.

    Genus
    Acer
    Species
    tataricum ‘Gar Ann’
    Size
    20ftx20ft
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  • Canada Red Cherry preview image

    Canada Red Cherry

    Very hardy. White fragrant flowers.  Foliage emerges green and turns red-purple.

    Genus
    Prunus
    Species
    virginiana ‘Shubert’
    Size
    20ftx20ft
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  • Japanese Tree Lilac preview image

    Japanese Tree Lilac

    Very fragrant. Attractive, dark bark.  ‘Ivory Silk’ is a compact selection, more oval in shape.

    Genus
    Syringa
    Species
    reticulata
    Size
    20ftx20ft
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  • Oak Leaf Mountain Ash preview image

    Oak Leaf Mountain Ash

    Showy berries turn red-orange in August.  Subject to sunscald so wrap trunks in winter.  Other varieties include Showy Mountain Ash and European Mountain Ash.

    Genus
    Sorbus
    Species
    hybrida
    Size
    25ftx20ft
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  • Ohio Buckeye preview image

    Ohio Buckeye

    Brown, spiny, inedible chestnuts.  Underused tree interesting in spring, summer, and fall.

    Genus
    Aesculus
    Species
    glabra
    Size
    30ftx30ft
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  • Radiant Flowering Crabapple preview image

    Radiant Flowering Crabapple

    Rounded compact shape. One of our best flowering crabs.  Small (1/4″) persistent fruit.

    Genus
    Malus
    Species
    ‘Radiant’
    Size
    20ftx20ft
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Roses

Shade Trees

  • American Linden preview image

    American Linden

    ‘Frontyard’ and ‘American Sentry’ good subspecies.  Pyramidal shape.  Fragrant yellow flowers in summer.  Long lived.

    Genus
    Tilia
    Species
    americana
    Size
    60ftx45ft
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  • Birch preview image

    Birch

    Paper birch is often found in clump form.  Weeping birch is taller with pendulous branches; does better with adequate water.

    Genus
    Betula
    Size
    40ftx30ft
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  • Bur Oak preview image

    Bur Oak

    Native to Eastern Montana.  Tolerant of a wide range of soil types and drought.  Long-lived.

    Genus
    Quercus
    Species
    macrocarpa
    Size
    60ftx50ft
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  • Maple preview image

    Maple

    Many species are available such as Northwood, Norway, Autumn Blaze, and Tatarian.  Most maples have colorful fall leaves.   Mature heights vary with species.

    Genus
    Acer
    Species
    spp.
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  • Quaking Aspen preview image

    Quaking Aspen

    Native. Attractive greenish-white bark.  Tolerates poor soils.  Leaves tremble in breeze.  Short-lived.

    Genus
    Populus
    Species
    tremuloides
    Size
    45ftx30ft
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  • Thornless Honeylocust preview image

    Thornless Honeylocust

    Recommended subspecies: Northern Acclaim (Hardiest) and Prairie Silk.  Drought tolerant. Small lacy leaves

    Genus
    Gleditsia
    Species
    triacanthos var. inermis
    Size
    40ftx30ft
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