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  • Juniper Tree (JUNIPERUS SCOPULORUM) - 'MOONGLOW' Juniper

    < Back 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. Standing at 20' tall and 5-8' wide, 'Moonglow' has a neat and tidy, columnar growth habit. As a cultivar of Rocky mountain juniper, it is cold hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 3 and is very durable. Rocky Mountain Junipers are listed as a selection in the University of Wyoming "Conservation Trees & Shrubs For Wyoming" guide. This variety does best in cool climates and can tolerate a wide range of site and soil types, other than wet sites. It requires full sun for best blue color development and is extremely drought tolerant. Requires no pruning, but will handle it fine if it is clipped and, like most Junipers, is relatively free of insects and diseases. 'Moonglow' Junipers require very little water, but should be watered two to three times per week for the first month after being planted. Continue to monitor throughout the first year by using a trowel to uncover the first two or three inches of soil and checking moisture levels. Once established for a year, fertilize once in early spring (around April) and again in late summer (September) with a slow-release granular fertilizer with an NPK of 16-4-8 or 12-4-8. Junipers can be used in xeriscaping for water wise plantings. Previous Next

  • 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

  • Mock Orange (PHILADELPHUS LEWISII) - 'Blizzard'

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  • Peony (PAEONIA LACTIFLORA) - 'Festiva Maxima'

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  • 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

  • Spirea (SPIRAEA JAPONICA) - 'Double Play Red'

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    Simply Sunshine Nursery Online eGift Card $25 A gift card to Simply Sunshine Nursery is always the right gift no matter the reason or the season!! Choose an amount and write a personalized message to make this gift your own! ... Read more Amount $25 $50 $100 $150 $200 Quantity Buy Now

  • Lilac Tree, Japanese (SYRINGA RETICULATA) - 'Ivory Pillar'

    < Back 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. IVORY PILLAR® TREE LILAC grows upright and more narrowly compared to other lilac trees reaching a height of 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Suitable to be grown as low as USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 'Ivory Pillar' is cold hardy and vigorous. Grow only in full sun in average to moist soil and do not allow to dry out. Adaptable to a wide range of soil types and pH; highly tolerant of urban pollution. Like other lilac cultivars, this tree will require occasional maintenance and pruning, but should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is excellent planted as an accent and to provide shade. It has a moderately low canopy clearing the ground around 5 feet above. Can be planted near power lines. Growth rate is medium and under ideal conditions should live around 40 years or more. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. Previous Next

  • Apple - 'Zestar' Apple Tree

    < Back Apple - 'Zestar' Apple Tree Superior cold hardiness combined with large, crunchy, juicy red fruit with a sprightly sweet-tart flavor makes 'Zestar' a must have for northern gardeners. It is an excellent choice for both fresh eating and cooking and would be a beloved treat in a lunchbox or apple pie. It will store for 6 to 8 weeks while still maintaining crunch and flavor. The tree is vigorous, upright and ripens late August to early September. An early season apple that surpasses other varieties with a crisp, juicy texture, and an exciting zesty flavor with a hint of brown sugar! Hardy in zones 3-7, 'Zestar' will grow to be approximately 12-15 feet tall and wide. Apple trees require full sunlight, and moist, well-drained, mulched soil. Also requires a pollinator, and as an early bloomer needs one of these pollinators: 'Dolgo' and 'McIntosh'; possibly, 'Honeycrisp', 'Jonathon', or 'Wealthy'. Very susceptible to apple scab so plan to treat for this fungus accordingly and watch for signs of infection. Previous Next

  • Chokecherry (PRUNUS VIRGINIANA CANADA RED) -'Canada Red'

    < Back 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. This gorgeous, hardy tree reaches a mature height of 25 feet and spread of 18 feet. Comfortable down to a USDA Hardiness Zone 2, The 'Canada Red' Chokecherry is an excellent selection for colder regions. Plant 'Canada Red' in a location that recieves full sun, however, it can tolerate partial shade. It is a very hardy tree able to tolerate heat, cold, wind, and poor soil. It will appreciate well-drained soil, however, so be sure to plant accordingly, but it really is very adaptable. Because of its natural inclination to send suckers from the base of this tree, prune these back as they emerge. New leaf growth on branches as well as suckers will emerge green. Water when top 2 inches of soil become dry. This tree would make an ideal specimen tree or used in a group planting of trees in areas with extremely difficult conditions. Useful as a lawn tree, in parkway plantings, open spaces, wildlife gardens, natural prairies and homesteads. Also a highly attractive ornamental tree for city yards. 'Canada Red' is highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequencyas this tree prefers regular water but tolerates mild, periodic dry spells as well. Previous Next

  • 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

  • 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

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