Most Widely Planted Pecan Tree in AmericaThe Desirable Pecan Tree is…well…desirable for so many reasons. All the rage in pecan orchards and commercial grower’s fields since the 1960’s, there’s a good chance that the pecans you’ve bought from your local grocer are from a Desirable tree. If you’ve ever driven through southern states in the fall, the delicious pecans you get from those classic roadside stands are probably from a Desirable tree, too. Ripening in October, the Desirable nuts are some of the first “papershells” on the market. You can crack them in your hand. You will get two HUGE nutmeat halves to enjoy. For the grower one of the best characteristics of this tree is that the nuts grow in giant clusters and self-prune, meaning they naturally drop a few nuts from each cluster so that the tree can focus its energies on the nuts that remain. Result: bigger pecans. They grow quickly and it’s not unusual to get a 25 gallon bucket full of pecans from a healthy 5 year old tree. Desirable Pecan trees are also beautiful shade trees and can be excellent yard trees. The University of Georgia recommends a diligent spraying regimen to keep the trees free of Pecan Scab for best home yields.Shade, beauty AND home-grown nuts. What are you waiting for? Order yours today! * Great shade tree * Loads of pecans * Quick growing Recommended pollinators: Stuart, Hardy Pecan.
Old-time Favorite PecanPecans are great trees. They provide, shade, beauty and best of all – nuts! The Stuart pecan tree is an old time favorite. This is a stand-out among the pecan varieties, and is one of the most popular pecan trees in the Southeastern US. The Stuart is a hardy, upright tree. It is sturdy and doesn’t need you to fuss over it. It requires less pruning and training compared to its other pecan family members, which leaves you more time to enjoy sitting under its shade with a good book while you wait for the delicious nuts to ripen. Its nuts are medium-sized (but probably bigger than you’d buy in the store!) and produce roughly 50-55 nuts per pound with a heavy shell. Stuart can take a bit longer to start producing nuts than other pecan trees, but the wait is definitely worth it! The Stuart will adapt to most soil types and does well in full sunlight or moderate shade. Just give it a pollinator, good watering and plenty of room to grow, then sit back for the show. You won’t be disappointed!Order yours today! * Great shade tree * Loads of pecans * Old-time favorite! * Recommended pollinators: Hardy Pecan, Desireable Pecan .
A Multipurpose Tree with a Bountiful HarvestThe Hardy Pecan is a tree that has it all—aesthetic beauty, delicious nuts with health benefits, high quality wood, and interest for wildlife. One would look great as a central focus of your front yard, or plant several as a shady orchard in the back. Pecans can grow to 130 feet in height with a spread of 75 feet. The lovely medium green leaves and oval canopy will lend a lively symmetry to your landscape, providing countless hours of cool shade during those hot summer months. You’ll be fascinated by the unique 3 inch catkins that form in the spring to hang among the branches. From a distance it will appear as if someone decorated your tree with short braided tassels of green vegetation. Even more amazing is the fact that these uncommon-looking “flowers” will eventually turn into nuts for a fall harvest. As fall approaches your Pecan will adorn your yard with citrine hues. Soon after, an abundant harvest of rich, buttery Pecans are ready to be enjoyed. American Indians are known to have cultivated pecans as far back as the 1500’s. They are rich in antioxidants and are reported to have many possible health benefits. Pecans are a tasty snack and versatile for cooking in a variety of dishes. No pollinator required BUT a second one will increase pollination and your harvest of pecans to enjoy. The Hardy Pecan is truly a multipurpose tree. It will be an attractive shade tree for your home, provide interesting spring flowers and fall color…with an added benefit of a delicious fall harvest. The Hardy Even the wood of the tree is valued for making furniture or as fuel that adds flavor to smoked meats. The Hardy Pecan is a tree that never stops giving, and will certainly be a wonderful addition to your landscape for years to come.* Edible Nuts* Large Shade Tree* Attracts Wildlife .
The Black Cottonwood, ‘Populus trichocarpa’, is the largest of the American poplars, growing 2′-3′ (or more) in diameter and well over 100′ tall with a broad open crown!It is also known also as Balsam cottonwood, Western balsam poplar, and California poplar. A super fast growing tree, it produces winter buds that are long-pointed and are covered by a resinous substance, hence the name ‘balsamifera’. The flowers appear as pendant catkins.The Black Cottonwood prefers moist, well drained sites with sun to partial shade. This tree will become more drought tolerant when it is established.Many kinds of wildlife use the foliage, twigs, and buds for food, and the tree is planted for shade and in windbreaks and shelterbelts. Its fragrance is especially pronounced as the leaves unfold. In the spring the leaf buds (as they swell) and the young leaves provide a pleasing fragrance of balsam. These dark green leaves contrast beautifully with its white trunk.Black Cottonwood is a fantastic wildlife tree that provides nesting for birds, food for wildlife, and leaves for butterfly larvae!* Super fast growing* Drought tolerant* Food and shelter for wildlife .
Rediscover this striking beauty!It goes without saying that we love plants here at Nature Hills, and we always appreciate it when an old friend is ‘rediscovered’ by gardening tastemakers – even if it took them 200 years! Tricolor European Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’) has started heating up in the landscape scene in the last few years. We are seeing them used more and more as front yard statement trees and in forest and grove plantings. Almost exactly like we imagine them being hot on the scene when they were first introduced in Europe in 1888!The Tricolor European Beech stands out in the garden because the famous three-colored leaves make a big impact – up close and at a distance. Up close the leaves are purple with an irregular border of blushing white and rich rose. A few braches in a big vase make a statement indoors. From a distance the overall purple effect stands out more prominently than other purple-leaved trees. This is a deciduous tree without a big leaf change in autumn, but who needs fall color when you have great color already?Try this tree on a smaller city lot as a shade tree, along an entry drive or street or planted as an exclamation point among evergreens.Tricolor European Beech is very cold hardy (it doesn’t do well in extreme heat and humidity) and likes some afternoon shade and regular watering. A little care will reward you with one of the latest 200 year old garden fads! Don’t wait and get on the bandwagon today!* Striking 3-colored leaves* Cold hardy* Slow grower to 35’ tall.
World’s Fastest Growing Tree with Year-Round AppealThe Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia elongata) is native to China, but has found a welcome home in the U.S. as the world’s fastest growing shade tree. This miracle of nature can grow up to 15 feet in its first season, and at maturity reach heights of over 50 feet in less than five years! The light scent between jasmine and gardenia is irresistible! Your Royal Empress tree will announce the arrival of spring with a spectacular display of bell shaped flowers that burst into bloom on cascading clusters of 8-12” blossoms. Their colorful display of lavender-kissed, pink and white will infuse the air with the fragrant scent of jasmine. When the majesty of spring has passed, your friends and family will be amazed throughout the summer by the Empress’ uniquely fuzzy leaves. These huge emerald green leaves can reach up to 3 feet across.Nature’s air purifier!The Royal Empress tree can also filter toxins from the air at an amazing rate. In fact, your tree can capture more Carbon from the environment and convert it into pure, clean oxygen than almost any other tree in existence. As if all this weren’t enough, during the winter months you will enjoy the adorable furry buds that cover your tree’s branches as they await the first signs of spring to welcome them into new life. Easy to grow & hardy! The Royal Empress tree is super hardy and tolerant of almost any soil type although it does best in well-drained soils. It prefers sun or partial shade and is pest & disease resistant. Your Empress will be an outstandingly easy to grow accent to your landscape, providing a full, rounded crown to shade your home in a fraction of the time most trees would require to do so.Not all Royal Empress Trees are the same! Another amazing quality of this tree is that, unlike some other varieties of Royal Empress, ours is non-invasive, so no need to worry about controlling its spread. Make sure you’re buying Paulownia elongata.We grow the Empress Tree to be fast growing, stronger, and non-invasive. Order now and it is sure to bring many years of beauty to your landscape. * Fastest-growing hardwood tree* Environmentally friendly* Hardy * Fragrant flowers* Unique leaves and buds.
Multiple Fascinating Features in One Superior TreeSweet Gum provides superb shade and fall color with its rounded crown and brilliant autumn shades of yellow, red and purple. Each 7-inch, toothed leaf is so deeply lobed that it resembles a star and emits a pleasing fragrance when crushed. Yellow, spring flowers lead to clusters of round, bristly fruit that decorate the tree for winter. The tree’s “gum” offers a variety of uses, and is a sure conversation starter.A fast-growing tree that easily reaches over 60 feet tall, Sweet Gum is sure to provide you with years of fascination. * Decorative leaves* Winter interest* Wildlife interest* Rabbit and deer resistant* Fragrant* Insect resistant* Fall color* Fast growing* Adaptable to a variety of soils* Great for shade* Low maintenance.
Perfect Nuts for the Home Orchard!If you are lucky enough to live in a climate that is favorable to pecan trees, you will for sure want to add a Candy Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis ‘Candy’) to your landscape this year. Perhaps you’ve been concerned that a pecan tree would be too much work, take too much time or not add any value to your home. Candy will change your thinking!The Candy Pecan tree is an easy tree to plant and care for. It doesn’t require pruning and is very resistant to common pecan tree diseases. It is beautiful in the summer providing great shade as it matures. The small leaves give it a well-tended appearance the whole season. It ripens early in the fall –sometimes as early as October. One of the special things about Candy, though, is that it doesn’t take years of maturity for it to produce nuts for you. These trees have been known to start producing as soon as they reach 8 feet tall!Candy is a reliable producer of loads of papershell nuts that are easy to crack and give you perfect halves. They are favorites because they produce such great high-quality nuts year after year.The nuts are smaller than most pecans, but pack a huge pecan flavor. They are great to eat fresh, but spectacular when you use them in cooking or candies. They make a fruit cake worth making!* Great shade tree* Loads of pecans* Produces nuts early and reliably.
Stately Tree with a Lot to OfferYour American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) will be a majestic addition to your landscape. The familiar stout trunk and spreading crown sport oval leaves with distinctive parallel veins and sawtooth margins. The bright green leaves are a striking contrast against the slate gray bark.As an added benefit, your American Beech will usher in the autumn season with coppery-gold autumn foliage, a stand-out for your fall landscape display.The American Beech was once abundant across North America. It’s grows in a variety of conditions, including shady and wet areas. It reaches its greatest height and longest life (300-400 years), in rich, moist, alluvial soils. Beech wood is known for its durability in the flooring and furniture world, and is also one of the best-burning firewoods to be found anywhere. The triangular beech nut has great appeal to both wildlife and people as a sweet, nutritious snack. The beloved beech nut has even lent its name to a famous chewing gum and line of baby food!American Beech is certainly an outstanding tree for a variety of landscapes. It requires little care but provides long-term benefits. Beauty, grace and a variety of products from its wood and nuts make it an exceptional tree that is sure to please sure to please you for years to come.* Long-lived * Wildlife appeal* Edible nuts.
Male Variety of Unique Tree with Amazing Fall Color!The Princeton Sentry Ginkgo is a a truly unique tree that would look great planted along your street, as a shade tree in your backyard or as a specimen tree in front. The Princeton Sentry is the preferred male version because it is not known to drop smelly seed shells.The Princeton Sentry Ginkgo grows up to 50 feet and can tolerate most anything. It does well in poor soil, compacted soil can withstand drought, winter salt and even air pollution. They are usually deep rooted and resistant to snow and wind damage.The one-of-a-kind leaves are actually shaped like a fan with an almost leathery texture that will tempt you to reach out and touch them every time you walk by. In the autumn your Ginkgo’s leaves will turn a blazing yellow that shimmers in the morning and late afternoon sunlight. The Ginkgo tree is often called a “living fossil” as it’s similar to fossils found from millions of years ago. It has been widely cultivated and used medicinally as well as for its edible features. In some parts of the world it’s even considered sacred. The Princeton Sentry Ginkgo is a tree worth having for many reasons. When you plant a Ginkgo you not only get an appealing landscape tree, but also a conversation piece for friends and neighbors. Having a Ginkgo means not only possessing a tree, but also a “living fossil” with a rich and fascinating history. * Unique foliage * Fall color * Pest and disease resistant* Fascinating history.
Unique Shade Tree with Great Fall ColorThe Kentucky Coffee Tree is a deciduous, ornamental tree with unique features. Plant one in your front or side yard for a lovely shade tree that offers a splash of spring and fall color. It will even be a great conversation-starter with friends and neighbors when the “coffee” pods appear in autumn.Spring brings the initial treat with clusters of petite, white flowers cascading from the branches. Their contrast against the double-compound, vibrant green leaves is lovely. Each leaf can reach up to 3 feet in length (with 100+ tiny leaflets), presenting an impressive sight for your yard. Those same leaves turn a delightful shade of yellow-orange for fall, a dramatic dash of color for your autumn landscape.Beyond the obvious beauty of the Kentucky Coffee Tree is the fascinating seed pod it produces in the fall. The reddish-brown pods can reach lengths of up to 10 inches. The seeds, while toxic uncooked, were used in the past for food by Native Americans. They were also ground by early settlers for use in a coffee-like drink. The seeds will often persist into winter, providing added ornamental interest for your yard.You can expect your Kentucy Coffee Tree to reach heights of up to 75 feet with a 50 foot spread. The bark is dark brown and deeply furrowed, and the crown is gently rounded. Kentucky Coffee Tree is very hardy, tolerant of many conditions including drought and urban environments.For a beautiful tree with unique features and a hardy disposition, the Kentury Coffee Tree is an excellent choice.* Great urban tree * Often used in golf course, parks or as street trees * Brilliant fall color * Drought and pollution tolerant.
Perfect For Pecan Pie!Can’t you smell it? That delicious, warm pecan pie scent coming from your grandma’s kitchen at Thanksgiving. If you grew up anywhere in the southeast, then you know what we’re talking about. As good as your grandma’s pie recipe is, though, it gets even better when it’s made from fresh pecans you picked from your own trees!Elliot Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis ‘Elliott’) is the most widely grown specialty pecan tree in the south and is easily recognized by its smooth mottled shell and distinctive teardrop shape.First discovered in the early 1900’s as a seedling in Henry Elliot’s front yard in a small town in Florida, this tree grew quickly in popularity. The buttery, hickory flavor of these nuts makes them popular to serve as hors d’oeuvres or to use in specialty snacks and desserts.Commercial growers love Elliot Pecans because they are drought tolerant, scab resistant and have very consistent nut size and production. You can be sure to get a good harvest of great nuts from Elliot every year, but don’t take our word for it – buy one today and see for yourself!* Beautiful shade tree* Loads of specialty pecans* Reliable producer* Great buttery hickory flavor.
Grows Where it’s Cold!If you’ve always wanted to grow a pecan tree, but were afraid that you lived too far north and your cold winter freezes would kill off your harvest, you will be happy to hear about Pawnee.Pawnee Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis ‘Pawnee’) grows further north than any other pecan. Handling winter temps up to zone 6 means that you can grow Pawnee in all but the coldest places. We hear reports of people getting huge fall harvests in Rhode Island, Michigan, and Washington!Pawnee makes a fantastic shade tree for a small yard – it only grows 20-30 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide – but, boy, it pack a big harvest into a little space! In the fall you will get loads of the largest and sweetest pecans you’ve ever seen. The thin shells make these big nuts easy to crack – and even easier to eat and enjoy!Commercial growers love Pawnee Pecans because they produce nuts earlier than other trees, are scab resistant and can withstand a lot of water better than other pecans – let the rain come down!You will always get a good harvest of great nuts from a happy Pawnee Pecan tree. Buy one today and see for yourself!* Beautiful shade tree* Loads of huge pecans* Reliable producer* Great sweet-nut flavor.
Big Tree Means Big Harvests!Sumner Pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis ‘Sumner’) is one of the best trees for homegrown pecans on the market. Do you want ton of nuts, easy care and great taste? Of course you do! Sumner will give you that every year.Sumner will happily give you yearly harvests of full, delicious pecans. All it wants is a sunny, well-drained spot. Make sure, though, that you pick your place well, because Sumner will grow to be 50-70 feet tall and 40-60 feet wide!These are great shade trees in the heat of summer and pretty fall trees with nuts maturing in October/November. (You’ll need a pollinator tree for a good harvest.)Sumner grows just about as far north as a pecan tree can – up to zone 6. This means that you can grow Sumner in all but the coldest places. Sumner doesn’t mind the cold.Commercial growers love Sumner Pecan Trees because they produce a lot of nuts, are more disease-resistant than most and stand upright and strong without a lot of pruning.This is a big tree, with big yields and an even bigger taste. Doesn’t your yard need one today?* Beautiful big shade tree* Loads of huge pecans* Reliable producer* Great flavor.