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Order must be post marked by March 31, 2019

Description of the shade and ornamental trees being offered for 2019:

$40 per tree

Shade Tree

5–7 ft., Branched, Bare Root

Honey Locust-Northern Acclaim (Gledistia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Harve’)

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-Excellent side and backyard shade. Thin leaves disintegrate, autumn cleanup unnecessary
- Thornless and seedless
- Medium deciduous native shade tree
- Mature size 40-50 ft. high x 30-35 ft. wide
- Upright pyramidal, spreading with age. Moderate to fast growth
- Bright green pinnately and bi-pinnately compound leaves producing a dappled shade during the summer months. Golden yellow in fall
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well drained soils and good drought resistance once established


 

 

 Red Maple-First Editions® Matador (Acer x freemanii 'Bailston')

Red Maple

- Excellent choice for lawn, street or park.
- Mature size of 40-45 ft. tall x 20-40 ft. wide
- Upright, symmetrical oval form, fast growing
- Deep red to orange-red autumn color
- Plant in full sunlight, not particular to soil types
- Prefers average to moist conditions


Pin Oak -First Editions® Majestic Skies (Quercus ellipsoidalis 'Bailskies')

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- Of the Pin Oak family, an improvement over the species
- Straighter branching, more symmetrical pyramidal shape. Produces acorns when mature
- Emerging foliage is brick-red in spring, then glossy dark green in summer, outstanding red during autumn
- Mature size 50-60 ft. high x 40-50 ft. wide
- Plant in full sun, well-drained, average to moist soils. Drought tolerant once established

 

Ornamental Trees

5-6 ft., Branched, Bare Root

 

Snowbird Hawthorn (Crataegus x mordenensis 'Snowbird')

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- One of the hardiest ornamental hawthorns, small vase shape, highly recommended for small home landscapes; resembles a cloud of white flowers in spring, sparse red fruit in fall
- Mature size 20ft. high x 12 ft. wide
- Medium growth
- Forest green foliage throughout summer, yellow autumn color
- Sun to part shade in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. No standing water
- Good disease resistance; sharp thorns
- Best in moderately fertile soils with consistent moisture. Avoid wet or poorly drained areas.

 

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

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- Small deciduous native tree
- Mature size 20-30ft. x 25-35 ft. wide
- Upright oval crown, medium growth
- Noted for small rose-purple flowers which bloom profusely on bare branches in early spring before foliage emerges. Good compliment to later blooming native dogwoods.
- Leaves turn pale yellow to greenish-yellow in fall.
- Sun to part shade in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
- Best in moderately fertile soils with consistent moisture. Avoid wet or poorly drained areas.

Note: As in nature, there are variations within species. Above photos will be similar but not necessarily the same as your tree.

 

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