Categories Class B

Osage Orange

(Maclura pomifera; “Hedge apple”) 35-60ft height and spread at maturity Plant in full sun/partial shade If pollinated, will produce grapefruit-sized fruit (inedible) Performs well in poor soil Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

Zelkova ‘City Sprite’

(Zelkova serrata) 24ft height, 18ft spread at maturity Bright green, finely textured foliage; yellow fall color Compact, dense form; requires pruning for ideal shape and structure Drought tolerant, tough urban tree Maintenance level: Medium ... Continue reading →

Katsura

(Cercidiphyllum japonicum) 40-60ft height, 25-60ft spread at maturity Plant in full sun/partial shade Colorful year-round foliage, heart-shaped serrated leaves Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

American Hornbeam

(Carpinus caroliniana) 20-35ft height and spread at maturity Plant in partial to full shade Slow growth rate Sometimes known as “musclewood” due to the rippled appearance of its trunk/branches Good fall color Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

Eastern Hop hornbeam

(Ostrya virginiana) 25-40ft height, 20-30ft spread at maturity Plant in full sun/partial shade Produces catkins that look like hops (hence the name!) Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

Parrotia

(Parrotia persica; “Persian Ironwood”) 20-40ft height, 20-30ft spread at maturity Plant in full sun Year-round interesting foliage; exfoliating bark provides visual interest in winter Maintenance level: Medium ... Continue reading →

Sourwood

(Oxydendrum arboreum) 25-30ft height, 20ft spread at maturity Medium growth rate Plant in full sun Produces fragrant white flowers in summer; excellent fall color; yields a small oval-shaped fruit Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

ELM ‘EMERALD SUNSHINE’

(Ulmus propinqua ‘Emerald Sunshine’) 35ft height, 25ft spread at maturity Insect resistant, tolerant of heat/drought Deep green, serrated oval leaves; yellow color in fall New cultivar that is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →

TULIP MAGNOLIA

(Magnolia x soulangeana,  Saucer Magnolia) 20-25ft height and spread at maturity Full sun/partial shade Produces fragrant, showy flowers in spring – available in many different colors Maintenance level: Medium ... Continue reading →

HARDY RUBBER TREE

(Eucommia ulmoides) 40-60ft height, 30-50ft spread at maturity Plant in full sun/partial shade Dislikes wet soil Highly pest and disease resistant Female trees produce winged seeds; glossy leaves; no fall color Maintenance level: Low ... Continue reading →