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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' TREE FORM Red Japanese Maple
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; dark red spring & summer foliage; broadly upright habit to 25' or more in 25 years; branching starts about 3' or more above grade; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained moisture retentive organic soil; afternoon shade helps retain best foliage colors; Japanese native; Zones 5 - 7
10g
15g
20g
Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' Variegated Japanese Maple
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; green foliage with white margins; pink tones are prevalent in early spring as well; upright vase-shaped habit to 15' or more; fairly slow grower; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained moisture retentive organic soil; afternoon shade helps retain best foliage colors; Japanese native; Zones 6 - 8
10g
Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen' Red Laceleaf Japanese Maple
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; crimson laceleaf foliage into mid-summer; summer foliage is reddish-green, depending on heat, moisture and shade; excellent compact mounding habit; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained moisture retentive organic soil; afternoon shade helps retain best foliage colors; Japanese native; Zones 5 - 7
15g
Acer palmatum 'Inaba shidare' Red Laceleaf Japanese Maple
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; large dark burgundy-red deeply dissected leaves retain their color all summer; broadly spreading habit; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained moisture retentive organic soil; afternoon shade helps retain best foliage colors; Japanese native; Zones 5 - 7
15g
Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku' / 'Senkaki' Coral Bark Japanese Maple
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; green spring & summer foliage turns yellow & gold in fall; winter bark is bright red on younger stems; upright vase-shaped habit to 20'; fairly slow grower; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained moisture retentive organic soil; afternoon shade helps retain best foliage colors; Japanese native; Zones 6 - 7
10g
Acer palmatum 'Viridis' Green Laceleaf Japanese Maple
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; green foliage; broadly spreading mounding habit; grows slower than 'Waterfall' & branches grow more horizontally; bright orange, yellow & gold fall foliage; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained moisture retentive organic soil; afternoon shade helps retain best foliage colors; Japanese native; Zones 5 - 7
15g
DECIDUOUS SHADE TREE; dark burgundy-red foliage all spring and summer; maroon-yellow flowers before the foliage yield to purple samaras in early summer; can be invasive; compact rounded head reaching about 40' tall & wide; shallow root system and dense shade makes under-planting difficult for many plants; locate in full sun to partial shade & any soil with adequate drainage; European native; Zones (3) 4 - 7
20g
25g
Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry' Columnar Red Norway Maple
DECIDUOUS SHADE TREE; medium burgundy-red foliage all spring and summer; maroon-yellow flowers before the foliage yield to purple samaras in early summer; can be invasive; compact upright habit reaching about 25' tall by 15' wide; shallow root system and dense shade makes under-planting difficult for many plants; locate in full sun to partial shade & any soil with adequate drainage; European native (McGill) Zones (3) 4 - 7
20g
Acer rubrum 'October Glory' Red Maple; Swamp Maple
DECIDUOUS SHADE TREE; broad oval head; brilliant red fall foliage; the last A. rubrum to color in fall; locate in full sun; adaptable to wet & well drained soils; US native (Flemer) Zone 4 - 9
20g
25g
1.75"cB&B
2"cB&B
2.5"cB&B
Acer rubrum Red Sunset ('Franksred') Red Maple; Swamp Maple
DECIDUOUS SHADE TREE; pyramidal to rounded head; grows to 50' tall; showy orange to red fall foliage; locate in full sun; adaptable to wet & well drained soils; US native; not as drought tolerant as most other cultivars (Schmidt) Zones 4 - 9
20g
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple
DECIDUOUS SHADE TREE; upright to rounded heads; grows to 75' or more; medium green summer foliage turns orange to red in fall; locate in full sun to partial shade with room to develop & well drained organic soil; not tolerant of compacted soils, deicing salt or reflected heat; US native; Zones 4 - 8
20g
ORNAMENTAL TREE; 6-8" dark pink panicles with yellow throats in late spring; slightly more resistant to leaf blotch; medium grower to about 40' tall & wide; locate in full sun to partial shade with well drained organic soil; pH adaptable [A. pavia x A. hippocastanum] Zones 4 - 7
20g
1.75"cB&B
2"cB&B
2.5"cB&B
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye; Red Horsechestnut
DECIDUOUS FLOWERING SHRUB; large bush or small tree to about 15' tall & wide; red flowers in late April or early March; branching starts at or very near the ground; best in partial shade and rich organic slightly acidic soils that drain well; PHS Gold Metal; southeast US native; Zones 4 - 8
15g
Amelanchier canadensis BUSH Shadblow Serviceberry; Shad
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; white flowers in early April; edible black fruit; stoloniferous root system; variable upright habit to 15' or more; takes ocean exposure; often looses the foliage by mid-summer; locate in full sun to partial shade and moist to wet soils; tolerant of salt exposure; eastern US native; Zones 3 - 7 (8)
10g
Amelanchier canadensis TREE FORM Shadblow Serviceberry; Shad
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; white flowers in early April; edible black fruit; stoloniferous root system; variable upright habit to 15' or more; takes ocean exposure; often looses the foliage by mid-summer; locate in full sun to partial shade and moist to wet soils; tolerant of salt exposure; eastern US native; Zones 3 - 7 (8)
10g
Amelanchier canadensis Rainbow Pillar ('Glenn Form') TREE FORM Fastigiate Shadblow Serviceberry
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; white flowers in early April; edible black fruit; stoloniferous root system; compact upright habit to 20' tall by 10' wide; takes ocean exposure; green, mildew resistant summer foliage turns yellow, orange & red in the fall; locate in full sun to partial shade and moist to wet soils; tolerant of salt exposure; eastern US native (Losely) Zones (3) 4 - 7 (8)
15g
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; bushy upright habit to 25'; white spring flowers; blue-black edible fruit; foliage is resistant to leaf spot and turns variable shades of orange in fall; branching starts at or near the ground; best in full sun to partial shade & moist well-drained acidic soil; native US cross [A. arborea x A. laevis] (Wandell) Zones 4 - 9
10g
15g
DECIDUOUS ORNAMENTAL TREE; bushy upright habit to 25'; white spring flowers; blue-black edible fruit; foliage is resistant to leaf spot and turns variable shades of orange in fall; branching starts 3' to 6' above the ground on top of a single trunk; best in full sun to partial shade & moist well-drained acidic soil; native US cross [A. arborea x A. laevis] (Wandell) Zones 4 - 9
15g