104 items found for ""
- Apricot, Cherry, Peach, Pear, & Plum TreesCherry - 'Evans Bali' Cherry Tree
Apricot, Cherry, Peach, Pear, & Plum Trees Cherry - 'Evans Bali' Cherry Tree 'Evans Bali' Cherry is the ideal size for backyard orchards sporting showy white flowers in spring followed by loads of bright red cherries in mid- summer. Although this is a sour cherry, it is considered to be the sweetest of the sour cherries and is delightful for fresh eating as well as in pies and jams! 'Bali' is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruits are showy cherry red drupes carried in abundance in mid-summer. This extremely hardy cherry is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn’t require a second plant nearby to set fruit. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. It's shapely oval form complements its average texture to blend well into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. It has no significant negative characteristics. Read More Cherry - 'Montmorency' Cherry Tree 'Montmorency' is one of the most popular dessert cherries in North America. Boasting large, bright red fruit and excellent cold-hardiness, 'Montmorency' is self-fertile and will produce even more fruit when paired with another cherry variety for pollination. It's sour cherries are firm and juicy and delicious eaten fresh but most especially in pies, preserves, and juiced. There are many health benefits from cherries and their juice. The flavor is tart and tangy. Montmorency is very cold hardy and disease resistant. Ripens in late June. Self-fertile. (As a side note, this is one of Simply Sunshine's favorite cherry varieties for making pie filling.) Read More Pear - 'Bosc' Semi-Dwarf Pear Tree 'Bosc' fruit both looks and tastes beautiful with a naturally occurring russet, radiating a gorgeous golden appearance. The juicy, firm flesh is sweetly-spicy and is absolutely delicious with it's crunchy texture! 'Bosc' pears remain firm and keep their classic shape during cooking. It is a high-quality, vigorous, and productiver pear that matures mid-season about 20 days after Bartlett. 'Bosc' trees are large with upright growth. The fruit is large and narrow shaped with a long neck; skin color is dark yellow with russet. Pear is juicy, sweet and tender. Good for canning, and fresh eating and does not need to be peeled before eating. European pears are late blooming, tolerant of heavy wet soils, and a good choice for many areas. Plant at least two varieties for best results. Harvest 3rd year. Read More Pear - 'Summercrisp' Pear Tree Very good for colder areas, 'Summercrisp' is an early maturing pear introduced by the University of Minnesota for use in colder climates, where most other pear varieties survive poorly and often do not produce fruit. 'Summercrisp' Pear bears stunning clusters of white flowers with purple anthers along the branches in mid-spring, followed by showy chartreuse fruit marked with a red blush. An abundant crop can be expected in late summer with unique fruit that is best consumed without having been ripened fully. 'Summercrisp' pears naturally taste best while the flesh is firm and crisp. The low canopy of this tree typically clears the ground around 4 feet high and is suitable for planting near power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more. Read More Plum - 'Early Italian' Dwarf Plum Tree The large, sweet, oblong, purple freestone fruit of the Early Italian Plum is perfect for fresh eating or preserving in a multitude of ways, including canning and drying. European plums are the best plum varieties in cold climates, and this hardy and vigorous mid season plum ripens 14 days earlier than traditional Italian Plums. The delicious yellow-green flesh turns to a beautiful rich red wine color when cooked. This is a self-fertile tree also great for commercial production. It is considered an easy tree to get established and can begin bearing fruit from between three to six years. Considered self-fertile, but will have greater production when cross-pollinated with another European plum variety. Read More Plum - 'Mount Royal' Plum Tree Considered by many to be the best all-around plum for consistent crops, fruit quality and yield in tougher climate regions. Heirloom blue, European type that ripens in early to mid-Septmeber, Mount Royal Plum has dark green foliage throughout the season with leaves that turn yellow in fall. An advantage of this cultivar is that it is self- pollinating with white, showy, fragrant blooms that emerge in the spring. Blue drupes are ripe in August and are sweet and tender. They can be eaten fresh, dried, or in baked goods. This tree would fit perfectly as part of an edible landscape, orchard, under power lines, and would even make an ideal stand-alone specimen tree due to a wide opening canopy. It is extremely cold hardy. Read More
- Deciduous BushesBarberry (BERBERIS THUNBERGII) - 'Crimson Pygmea'
Deciduous Bushes Barberry (BERBERIS THUNBERGII) - 'Crimson Pygmea' Read More Barberry (BERBERIS THUNBERGII) - 'Limoncello' Read More Barberry (BERBERIS THUNBERGII) - 'Rose Glow' Read More Chokecherry (PRUNUS VIRGINIANA) - Chokecherry Read More Common Lilac (SYRINGA VULGARIS) - 'Madame Lemoine' Read More Dwarf Honeysuckle (LONICERA XYLOSTEUM) - 'Emerald Mound' Read More European Snowball Viburnum (VIBURNUM OPULUS) - 'Roseum' Read More False Spirea (SORBARIA SORBIFOLIA) - 'MR. MUSTARD' Read More Fragrant Sumac (RHUS AROMATICA) - 'Gro Low' Read More Honeysuckle (LONICERA X MANDERIN) - 'Manderin' Read More Kentucky Wisteria (WISTERIA MACROSTACHYA) - 'Blue Moon' Read More Mock Orange (PHILADELPHUS LEWISII) - 'Blizzard' Read More
- Evergreen Trees
Evergreen Trees Juniper Tree (JUNIPERUS CHINENSIS) - 'SPARTAN' Juniper Juniper trees have unique 'needle-leaves' that separate their appearance both from Spruces and Pines. 'Spartan' Juniper has dense branches, a handsome pyramidal shape, and rich green foliage that keeps it's color year round. It is an excellent choice for a windbreak or screen. This hardy, low-maintenance, versatile tree creates a dense, lush privacy screen in groups or can be planted alone as a specimen tree. 'Spartan' has a handsome shape, but can also be clipped into a stunning spiral topiary and it's size is perfect for compact yards or small spaces. Junipers can thrive in harsh climate conditions and survive both drought and cold. Read More Juniper Tree (JUNIPERUS SCOPULORUM) - 'MOONGLOW' Juniper 'Moonglow' is a very columnar tree with upright, bright, bluish green, needle-like foliage. Many landscapers enjoy it as an accent, combination, or screen planting thanks to it's neat and tidy upright growth. It has slightly blue cast, scale-like needles and the foliage serves as a pleasing contrast to other garden colors. It's branches ascend vertically contributing to the trees overall pyramidal shape. The bark of a 'Moonglow' Juniper is typically reddish brown, but can turn gray over time and exfoliates into thin strips which gives it somewhat of a shredded appearance. It is an easy specimen to grow. Read More Pine, Austrian (PINUS NIGRA) - 'OREGON GREEN' Deep, glossy, rich green needles densely spaced and curved against the branches make 'Oregon Green' an outstanding specimen. It's unique, open form adds strength to the landscape while also creating a sense of home with it's fine-textured needles and distinctive pyramidal shape. Bright white clusters of 'candles' of new growth that emerge in the spring stand out against the attractive green needles. This small to medium sized evergreen tree can be used as a stand alone specimen, privacy screen, windbreak, or to add to a wooded area. It is loved by a variety of birds that nest in its dense branches. Read More Pine, Mountain (PINUS MUGO) - 'COLUMNARIS' The form of this mugo pine has a distinct, very narrow, upright, pyramidal shape that is different from the more traditional rounded mugo. This shape allows it to provide a nice pop of height to the landscape; although, it is a dwarf tree and so it will not overwhelm your space. This super hardy cultivar is perfect for tight landscape spaces where a strong vertical accent is appropriate. Additionally, the long, dark green needles of 'Columnaris' combined with red-orange bark and conspicuously white, waxy buds creates a specimen that adds a unique touch. Our favorite trait of 'Columnaris', though, is that it reliably produces adorable, small ornamental cones that catch the eye and add even more personality to this already inviting tree. Read More Pine, Mountain (PINUS MUGO) - 'TANNENBAUM' The perfect Christmas-tree shaped evergreen with the toughness of mugo pine! 'Tannenbaum' is an upright mugo, with a broad base and pyramidal shape creating the traditional look we all love during the holiday season. The deep green needles carry a hint of gray/blue and hold their color even during winter months. This highly adaptable, hardy tree is believed to be the first single-stem tree form of Mugo Pine to be commercially produced and distributed. It was selected from hundreds of seedlings in the trial beds of McCrory Gardens at South Dakota State University and the original plant reached 10 to 11′ tall and 6′ wide after 25 years. Read More Spruce, Colorado Blue (PICEA PUNGENS) - 'BAKERI' This large, broadly conical selection of Colorado Blue Spruce has a nice pyramidal shape and beautiful silvery-blue needles. 'Bakeri' has long, stiff, dense foliage making it an excellent choice in the landscape. Furthermore, it is drought tolerant and adaptable to different soil conditions making it perfect for xeriscaping applications or traditional landscapes in dry climates. Read More Spruce, Colorado Blue (PICEA PUNGENS) - 'FASTIGIATA' A popular cultivar of the Colorado Blue Spruce due to it's columnar nature and tidy, tight habit, 'Fastigiata' is a narrow, upright tree with stiff bright blue needles. It adds vertical interest to the landscape and incredible blue color making this narrow selection the ideal accent or focal point where space is a consideration. Although it will broaden at the base with age, it will maintain it's tight, upright form that can also be sheared if needed. Since it will not grow as tall as the species, nor as wide, it is the perfect choice for planting in a smaller area. Read More Spruce, Colorado Blue (PICEA PUNGENS) - 'FAT ALBERT' This evergreen is a Simply Sunshine favorite due to it's tough, stout stature and it's ability to be content with very little care. 'Fat Albert' It is noted for its near perfect conical shape with a strong, straight central leader and full, pyramidal form from the time it is young through maturity. It's dense ascending branches and steel blue needle color adorned with light brown cones make this everything an evergreen should be. It can be used as a windbreak, screen, or accent tree. Because it is typically found in elevations from 6,000 feet to 11,000 feet, it is an excellent high elevation selection. Additionally, it prefers cool climates and will struggle in heat and humidity of southern states making it the perfect choice for northern plantings. Once established, 'Fat Albert' has some drought tolerance, however, the soil should be kept consistently moist in the early years. Requires no staking or training to achieve it's stature and is considered a "perfect and predictable Colorado Blue Spruce". (Iseli Nursery) Read More Spruce, Colorado Blue (PICEA PUNGENS) - 'HOOPSII' This stately variety of Colorado Blue Spruce is not only extraordinary and eye-catching, but robust and strong. It is considered to be the bluest of all the Colorado Blue Spruce cultivars with its long, thick, silvery blue needles on spreading branches. In addition to it's rich, attractive foliage, it produces large magenta cones in spring. It has gained a reputation as an exceptional specimen tree and grows with a full, pyramidal form. Not one to be passed over, 'Hoopsii' definitely demands a space in the landscape. Read More Spruce, Norway (PICEA ABIES) - 'PAULS SELECT' Norway Spruce Unique blue color that makes this pyramidal cultivar a standout in the garden and landscape. 'Paul's Select' is suitable as a stand alone or specimen plant due to it's brilliant blue color. Useful as windbreak tree and good alternative to Colorado Blue Spruce selections where disease pressure is an issue from overplanting. Moderate growth rate, performs well under dry conditions. Read More
- Barberry (BERBERIS THUNBERGII) - 'Crimson Pygmea'
< Back Barberry (BERBERIS THUNBERGII) - 'Crimson Pygmea' Previous Next
- Maple, Amur (ACER GINNALA) - 'Flame'
< Back Maple, Amur (ACER GINNALA) - 'Flame' Reliable blazing red fall color and bright red samaras in summer make ‘Flame’ a standout specimen in a landscape of any size. This shapely, small, adaptle and extremely hardy tree is perfect for smaller areas as an accent tree, hedge, or in mass plantings. The abundant, showy scarlet samaras form in late summer to contrast against it's dark green foliage. The dense, lobed leaves cast wonderful shade during the summer months, then turn an incredible shade of scarlet in the fall. 'Flame' Amur maple is often multi-stemmed with a rounded crown, but can also be found single trunked; both can be successfully tailored to specific landscape requirements by pruning. This small tree stands at 15 feet tall and wide at maturity and is very cold hardy sitting at USDA Hardiness zone 2 (some sources say it performs best in zones 3-6). Grows well in both full sun to light shade and can tolerate a wide range of soil types. It is not picky as to pH and is very adaptable to both dry and moist sites, but does best in well-drained soils. Once established, 'Flame' is tolerant of wind, dry soil, drought, and heavy pruning as long as it is only pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed. If pruning is done in late winter or early spring, it may 'bleed' sap. Can be grown as a container plant and is easy to transplant. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more. Listed as a selection in the University of Wyoming "Conservation Trees & Shrubs For Wyoming" guide. Previous Next
- Large Shade Trees Above 30 Feet Tall
Shade Trees Above 30 Feet Tall Aspen, Quaking (POPULUS TREMULOIDES) As the breeze blows the leaves of the Quaking Aspen, the quaking of the flat-stemmed leaves create a rustling sound that is reminiscent of the mountain landscapes we love so much. This attractive tree robed in white, textured bark and small, glossy green leaves is highly adaptable to most soil conditions. It grows natively over a very large are of the northern United States and Canada. Suckering occurs as the tree gets older and if left unclipped can create a grove of Aspens. Fall color is beautiful golden yellow. Read More Crabapple (MALUS 'DOLGO') - 'Dolgo' A unique cultivar in that it produces larger, brilliant red crabapples than other varieties that are ideal for making jelly. ‘Dolgo’ crabapple also is an excellent pollinator for traditional apple trees. This hardy, early bloomer is full of prolific white blossoms in mid-spring that emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds. Soon after, the pointy dark green leaves fill in the branches and then turn a lovely shade of yellow in the fall. A heavy yield of edible crabapples form in late summer. Good cold tolerance and a high level of disease resistance makes this an excellent choice as both an ornamental and edible in cooler climates. Read More Honeylocust (GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS INERMIS) - 'Imperial' Imperial® Honeylocust is the most compact of the honeylocust varieties allowing it a place in a wider range of landscapes. It also boasts a finer texture of it's bright green foliage when compared with other honeylocusts. The pinnately compound foliage is reminiscent of fern leaves and provides a dappled shade that still lets a little light through. Fall color is yellow. This thornless, mostly seedless variety has strong, wide branch angles that resist storm damage and is fast-growing and relatively maintenance-free. Deer tend to leave honeylocusts alone and they are highly adaptable, tolerant, and reliable. Read More Honeylocust (GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS INERMIS) - 'Northern Acclaim' Northern Acclaim® Honeylocust is a good hardy introduction from NDSU with an upright, pyramidal growth habit much like 'Skyline' Honeylocust. Thornless and seedless, this variety of honeylocust grows at a moderate to fast rate with greater winter hardiness than the standard available cultivars in the nursery trade. Maintains attractive bright green foliage during the summer months changing to golden-yellow in the fall. The bi-pinnately and pinnately compound foliage is reminiscent of fern leaves and provides a light, filtered shade. Deer tend to leave honeylocusts alone and they are highly adaptable, tolerant, and reliable. Read More Honeylocust (GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS INERMIS) - 'Prairie Silk' Prairie Silk® Honeylocust is a uniquely hardy selection from Manitoba exhibiting good rounded form with bright green foliage. The strong horizontally-tiered branching gives this cultivar a good resistance to wind damage. Does not form pods. Maintains attractive bright green foliage during the summer months changing to golden-yellow in the fall. The bi-pinnately and pinnately compound foliage is reminiscent of fern leaves and provides a light, filtered shade. Deer tend to leave honeylocusts alone and they are highly adaptable, tolerant, and reliable. Read More Maple (ACER NEGUNDO) - 'Sensation' ‘Sensation' was discovered by Warren Carnefix in Southwestern Idaho and it has a much improved branch structure and central leader than other varieties within the species. Spring foliage emerges brilliant in hues of copper red which fade to green with red highlights during the summer months then later turn soft, bright red in the fall. This unique and stunning tree is highly adaptable to site conditions including wet or dry soils and is extremely hardy. During it's youth, it forms a pyramidal shape and spreads as it ages. The trunk is silvery in tone and enhances the spectacular foliage beautifully. Furthermore, because it is a male seedless variety, it is considerably less attractive to boxelder bugs. Read More Oak (QUERCES MACROCARPA) - 'Burr Oak' Despite it's rugged, dull appearance, the tough and timeless nature of Burr Oak makes this a valuable tree in the landscape, particularly in harsh climates. It has a rounded, open form, slow growth rate, and is very adaptable to adverse and dry soil conditions. It does much better in higher alkalinity than most other oak and is more drought resistant as well. It's dark gray, rough, corky-like bark develops deep ridges as it ages and it's dark green leaves exhibit more vegetative variation than other oaks. Fall color varies from dull yellow, yellow green to yellow brown and the acorns that it grows tend to be 3/4 - 1 1/2" long. Strength, hardiness, and durability are traits of Burr Oak that make it a tree worth the wait. Read More
- Small Shade Trees 10-20 Feet Tall
Shade Trees 10-20 Feet Tall Crabapple (MALUS JFS-KW5) - 'Royal Raindrops' The stunning, vibrant pink to red blossoms of 'Royal Raindrops' crabapple emerge in spring followed by masses of deep purple cutleaf foliage that maintains its glossy, rich color throughout the heat of summer. Tiny, yet showy, red-purple fruit appear in late summer and persist into winter adding an element of winter interest as well as food for bird populations. Fall color is a medley of bronze, orange, and purple atop the strong branches and upright growth habit of this very adaptable tree. 'Royal Raindrops' is a top performer in windy climates as the sturdy branches don't become windswept like other crabs experience. This tree is considered one of the best of newer cultivars of crabapples and boasts an impressive disease resistance package as well as heat and drought tolerance Read More Crabapple (MALUS KLEHM'S IMPROVED BECHTEL) - 'Klehm's Improved Becthel' The stunning, fragrant, large double pink flowers of 'Klehm's Improved Bechtel' bloom later than most crabs making this tree an outstanding specimen for continued spring season interest. It's vase-shaped form complements bushes in mass planting and it produces little or no fruit. The medium green foliage adorning the rounded shape of 'Klehm's' turns to a lovely orange and orange-red color in fall. Furthermore, this crab is excellent resistance to mildew. Read More Crabapple (MALUS PRAIRIEFIRE) - 'Prairiefire' This highly regarded accent tree is smothered in a blanket of rich fuschia flowers in mid spring which emerge from red flower buds before the leaves come on. The show of floral beauty is further enhanced by the glossy dark red leaves that follow and beautiful, smooth burgundy bark of ‘Prairiefire’. Leaves then transition to a dark green with reddish tinge as spring fades into summer and small purple fruit forms and persists into late fall on this upright, ornamental tree. Fall changes the leaves into lovely shades of yellow-orange. 'Prairiefire' is also noted for excellent resistance to scab and other disease. Read More Crabapple (MALUS STARLITE) - ‘Starlite' Covered in glorious clusters of fragrant white flowers along its branches in mid-spring, 'Starlite' Flowering Crabapple has a significant presence in the landscape. Its blooms emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the dark green, glossy leaves fill in. With vibrant yellow fall color and showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall and persist into winter, this is at least a three season interest tree! Read More Crabapple (MALUS THUNDERCHILD) - ‘Thunderchild’ Deep purple leaves emerge on 'Thunderchild' Crabapple after rose colored buds have formed and begin opening to large, dark-pink, single blossoms in mid-spring. These stunning blooms are then followed by tiny (1 cm), ruby-red fruits in abundance that attract birds. Highly disease resistant and extremely hardy, this compact, upright deciduous tree continues to dazzle as its deep purple leaves turn a stunning dark red in the fall. Read More Crabapple (Malus Gladiator) 'Gladiator' Gladiator™ Crabapple is an excellent ornamental tree for compact spaces or other size restrictions such as power lines. It's narrowly upright and columnar growth habit is adorned with a profusion of stunning, bright pink flowers in mid-spring followed by small reddish-purple fruit. Dark and glossy bronze-purple leaves remain lush all season long and are highly disease resistant. The pointy leaves transition to yellow as the autumn months set in and the showy purple pomes persist into late fall. Read More Lilac Tree, Japanese (SYRINGA RETICULATA) - 'Ivory Pillar' Early summer finds 'Ivory Pillar' adorned by sweetly fragrant, frothy clusters of creamy white flowers. This Japanese Tree Lilac cultivar reaches for the sky with it's narrow form and dark green, pointy foliar growth that complements the upward extending spikes of blooms. In contrast to the bright countenance of this tree is the intriguing steel-gray bark covering its trunk. 'Ivory Pillar' is an ideal choice for small residential landscapes or mass plantings. Pair with one or two finer or coarser textured trees for real visual appeal. No significant fall color. Read More Maple, Amur (ACER GINNALA) - 'Flame' Reliable blazing red fall color and bright red samaras in summer make ‘Flame’ a standout specimen in a landscape of any size. This shapely, small, adaptle and extremely hardy tree is perfect for smaller areas as an accent tree, hedge, or in mass plantings. The abundant, showy scarlet samaras form in late summer to contrast against it's dark green foliage. The dense, lobed leaves cast wonderful shade during the summer months, then turn an incredible shade of scarlet in the fall. 'Flame' Amur maple is often multi-stemmed with a rounded crown, but can also be found single trunked; both can be successfully tailored to specific landscape requirements by pruning. Read More Maple, Tatarian (ACER TATARICUM) - 'Hot Wings' An excellent choice for dry, alkaline conditions, ‘Gar Ann’ comes both as a small, single trunked tree or in a multi-trunked clump. Little yellow flowers in spring are followed by brilliant red samaras which earn 'Gar Ann' the title of 'Hot Wings'. From a distance, these samaras look like bright red blossoms in mid-summer. In fall, the attractive green foliage transitions anywhere from yellow to red shades. Ideal for home landscapes where a smaller tree is desired. Read More Ornamental Plum (PRUNUS NIGRA PRINCESS KAY) - 'Princess Kay' This cold hardy ornamental plum puts on quite a spring show with a multitude of double white blooms and smooth, dark brown bark! ‘Princess Kay’ is a fast growing compact tree with a neat, oval-shaped crown and attractive foliage. The delight doesn't end there - in the fall, leaves turn a spectacular red and when they drop, the gorgeous bark is exposed throughout winter months. Even better still, this is a sterile variety that won't set any fruit! 'Princess Kay' is a quality flowering plum and an excellent, hardy choice for colder areas. Read More
- Apple - 'Sweet Sixteen' Apple Tree
< Back Apple - 'Sweet Sixteen' Apple Tree Exotic yellow flesh with a crisp and juicy, sweet, spicy cherry candy flavor make 'Sweet Sixteen' an apple not to be forgotten. With a storage life between 5 and 8 weeks and a harvest of mid-late September, the fruit can be enjoyed well into late autumn months and cold weather. Best as a fresh eating apple, applesauce or baked desserts that don't require visual appeal as it doesn't hold it's shape under heat. The advantage to it's very sweet flavor, is that 'Sweet Sixteen' delivers enough sweetness that favorite recipes don't require as much sugar as needed with other apple varieties. The tree is very vigorous and it's white blossoms are very fragrant in spring and last a long time on the branch before fruiting adding to ornamental appeal. Like other University of Minnesota cultivars, 'Sweet Sixteen' is cold hardy and should be grown in zones 3-6. It grows to about 22 feet tall and wide for a standard rootstock but dwarf varieties are much smaller spreading only about 6-8 feet and getting about that same height. This tree requires full sunlight and a moist, well-drained soil with a layer of mulch covering the surface for moisture retention, etc. Fruit may be subject to premature drops so be on the lookout for harvest timing and plant in a protected spot from heavy winds. It will need a pollinator, so choose from 'Cortland', 'Dolgo', 'Freedom', 'Fuji', 'Gala', 'Ginger Gold', 'Golden Delicious', 'Haralson', 'Honeycrisp', 'Jonathon', 'Keepsake', 'Lady', 'McIntosh', 'Pixie Crunch', 'SnowSweet', and 'Wealthy'. Previous Next
- Honeyberry (Haskap) - 'Aurora' Honeyberry
< Back Honeyberry (Haskap) - 'Aurora' Honeyberry Honeyberries (Haskaps) are a lesser known berry that produce small, elongated blue fruit resembling blueberries. 'Aurora' is considered by many to be one of the best cultivars available. Native to Eastern Russia, this fruit ripens in early summer, but may not be ready to pick for 2-3 weeks after turning blue while the flavor becomes established. Honeyberries are tart when picked too early, but develop more sweetness as they ripen over time, although they still retain tart undertones even when completely ripe. They can have a fairly complex flavor consisting of tones reminiscent of other berries – such as strawberry, blueberry, or raspberry – that complement their own unique flavor. Uses include pastries, jam, juice, wine, ice cream, cake, and yogurt. Easily grown in zones 1-8. Pointed, somewhat pear shaped fruit is easily seen on bushes when it is formed and ripening in late June through early August. Some varieties will turn dark purple inside when they are fully ripe, while others will remain green. Mature berries can hang on the bush for 1 to 2 months in cool summer climates before they become overripe. Smaller berries may dehydrate before then. Honeyberries require minimal effort to manage with very few pests and problems. They are mostly disease resistant, extraordinarily cold hardy (down to -53°F), and full of nutritional benefits including Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E. They also contains fiber, protein, potassium, calcium, sodium, zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. It is claimed that they even have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, are good for vision, prevent colon cancer, and improve cardiovascular health. Honeyberries ripen around the same time as strawberries and their hardy blooms withstand some of the most unstable climates. Plants within the genus Lonicera are referred to as honeysuckle, where the name 'honeyberry' is derived. Bush height is around 5-6 feet tall and width tends to stay around five feet. High mildew resistance. Space no less than 5 feet apart unless you are creating a hedge in which you should plant them only 3 feet apart. To prevent sunburn, allow for full sun of at least 6 hours in the morning, but protect from strong afternoon/evening sun or provide shade cloth. Honeyberries prefer well-drained soils with high organic matter content and tolerate a pH range of 5-7 (preferred), 4.5-8 (acceptable), up to 8.5 (tolerable). Water well for the first 3 years, always water before you see signs of wilting. Continue to water as needed through the summer, but discontinue in the fall to promote occurrence of dormancy. Fertilize if necessary and control weeds, insects, diseases and birds. Prune late winter to early spring and thin out bushes when they become too dense. Protect plants from the impacts of direct winds with windbreaks. Pests may include leafrollers (Omnivorous Leafroller) and the main disease to watch for would be powdery mildew Start fruiting one year after planting but start producing kilos per bush after 4 years. Berries can be shaken off at harvest time. Potential yield is 3 to 7 kilos (6.6 - 15.4 lb.) per bush after 5 years. Berries can store for a couple of weeks. Requires cross-pollination with another variety of Honeyberry that have the same bloom period. Cross 'Aurora' with 'Borealis' and 'Beauty' with 'Beast'. Previous Next
- Barberry (BERBERIS THUNBERGII) - 'Rose Glow'
< Back Barberry (BERBERIS THUNBERGII) - 'Rose Glow' Previous Next
- Medium Shade Trees 21-30 Feet Tall
Shade Trees 21-30 Feet Tall Chokecherry (PRUNUS VIRGINIANA CANADA RED) -'Canada Red' Prunus virginiana ‘Canada Red’ is magnificent with it's oval to rounded crown, straight trunk and showy white blooms in the spring. Leaves emerge green in the spring, but around 90% of the foliage has turned a lovely dark purple hue by June. Many selections of purple foliaged chokecherries have circulated within the nursery trade, but this selection from Bailey Nurseries seems to be superior because of its central leader, its upright growth habit, its lighter fruit set and better purple color retention in late summer. This tough, but beautiful, ornamental chokecherry is the perfect choice for difficult spots. Read More Crabapple (MALUS 'PERFECT PURPLE') - 'Perfect Purple' ‘Perfect Purple’ crabapple was developed by Ernie Copp in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. It has glossy, deep purple foliage that follows gorgeous deep-pink blossoms in spring. Summertime finds 'Perfect Purple' adorned by 1/2" purple-red fruit that persists on the tree for birds to eat. Uniform, consistent, somewhat upright growth habit and branching. Purple foliage maintains its color through fall. This very cold hardy crab has performed well in the North and Intermountain regions. Demonstrates good resistance to scab. Read More Lilac Tree (SYRINGA PEKINENSIS) - 'Copper Curls' 'Copper Curls' Pekin Lilac is a new introduction of a species that features showy, airy plumes of fragrant creamy white flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage whose pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The real show-stopper of 'Copper Curls' is the peeling coppery-bronze bark of the trunk that is beautiful year round but really steals the show in winter against the backdrop of snow. Furthermore, 'Copper Curls' is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Read More Lilac Tree (SYRINGA RETICULATA) - 'Ivory Silk' ‘Ivory Silk’ Lilac carries huge clusters of heavy, creamy white blossoms in early summer. Although a Lilac, this member of the species is quite different in appearance than those with which gardeners are more familiar. Its upright habit is more consistent and flowers more generously than other varieties in this species. It has an oval or pyramidal form when young but spreads to a rounded shape as it grows older. The fragrance from 'Ivory Silk' is more suggestive of a Privet than a traditional Lilac. Read More Mountain Ash (SORBUS HYBRIDA) - 'Oak Leaf Mountain Ash' Sorbus hybrida 'Oak Leaf Mountain Ash' boasts excellent resistance to fireblight and beautiful, unique features. It's dark green, oak-shaped leaves adorning it's upright growth habit are large and glossy, with a silvery underside. Showy clusters of white flowers emerge atop the branches in mid spring followed by round, orange berries that highlight the tree's appearance and turn a glossy dark red color in fall. Leaves turn shades of yellow in the fall hanging against the smooth gray bark adding an interesting dimension to the landscape. Read More Oak (QUERCES X WAREI) - 'Kindred Spirit' Kindred Spirit® Oak is a hybrid of a Swamp Oak (Q. bicolor) and the Columnar English Oak (Q. robur 'Fastigiata'). It has a columnar growth habit and it was bred to be powdery mildew resistant. Even though it is a hybrid it still produces acorns that provide a food source for small mammals. Once established it is drought tolerant and it does tolerate clay soils and salt well. Fast growing and very narrow, this tree sports glossy, dark green large-lobed leaves that turn an outstanding red in the fall. It has strong branches stemming from a strong central leader and is also resistant to drought. Read More Ornamental Pear (PYRUS USSURIENSIS BAILFROST) - 'Mountain Frost Pear' A hardy, flowering ornamental pear, Pyrus ussuriensis ‘Bailfrost’ MOUNTAIN FROST® PEAR has a nice, vigorous, upright oval growth habit. Profuse white flowers in spring, sparse fruit production, glossy-dark green foliage, and good burgundy fall color make this an outstanding and hardy ornamental tree. A Bailey Nurseries introduction. Read More
- Spruce, Colorado Blue (PICEA PUNGENS) - 'BAKERI'
< Back Spruce, Colorado Blue (PICEA PUNGENS) - 'BAKERI' This large, broadly conical selection of Colorado Blue Spruce has a nice pyramidal shape and beautiful silvery-blue needles. 'Bakeri' has long, stiff, dense foliage making it an excellent choice in the landscape. Furthermore, it is drought tolerant and adaptable to different soil conditions making it perfect for xeriscaping applications or traditional landscapes in dry climates. With a mature height of 20 and spread of 12 feet, 'Bakeri' deserves a presence in the landscape. This tough tree is rated at USDA Hardiness zone 3-7 and has a moderate growth rate. Colorado Blue Spruces are listed as a selection in the University of Wyoming "Conservation Trees & Shrubs For Wyoming" guide. It is drought tolerant once established and is very adaptable to different soils, but should be planted in a well-drained site with full sun. It is susceptible to a few minor pest and disease issues, but these are very limited. In general, Colorado Blue Spruces can be susceptible to needle cast, canker, and rust. Aphids (particularly spruce gall aphids), scale, budworms, and bagworms can also be an issue. Spider mite invasions can cause significant problems with new growth and overall tree health. Previous Next