Easy to Grow – Drough & Cold TolerantThe Box Elder Maple tree, Acer negundo, is also commonly known as Ashleaf maple, Manitoba maple, Box-elder maple, and Western box-elder. This deciduous maple tree is a small-to-medium-sized tree, reaching heights of 50 to 75 feet, with a trunk diameter up to 4 feet. The trunk is relatively short and tapering, and the crown is spreading and bushy. It is more often seen as a smaller tree with cane-like, bright green branches.Box Elder trees are fast growing and tolerate poor conditions. Although it grows best on moist soils, box-elder is drought and cold resistant. It can also tolerate flooding for extended periods (up to a month).The bark is smooth on young trees and then as it gets older the bark develops narrow ridges; mature trees have dark brown bark. These shade trees have brittle wood. Boxelder bugs eat seeds on female trees. The seeds are also a source of food for birds and mammals, and are important because they stay on the tree through winter, when other food resources are scarce!* Fast growing* Tolerates flooding* Drought & cold tolerant.
The McKay Seedless Maple, Acer saccharinum, has an upright, oval form and is a very vigorous, seedless form of the common Soft Maple.This stately tree is a rapid grower, easy to transplant and a seedless Silver Maple variety. McKay Seedless Maple prefers moist soils, but shows somewhat surprising tolerance for poor dry soils. It is easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. This tree is best planted in flood plains, wetlands, and farm windbreaks. A breeze blowing through a Silver Maple causes a striking effect, exposing the silvery underside of the leaves!When planning a landscape, it is important to consider the mature height of a shade tree, as well as its extensive root system. With the McKay Seedless Maple, it is the male specimen that is seedless. Its fall color is a stunning yellow and a good choice for large spots that need a lot of shade.* Fall color* Rapid grower* Vigorous .
Great Shade Tree with Red Leaves in Spring AND Fall Are you considering adding a good shade tree to your yard this year? Do you want something with classic good looks, massive curb appeal and is simple to care for? Then Summer Red Maple is the tree for you. The Summer Red Maple Tree, Acer rubrum ‘HOSR’, grows strong and healthy up to 40’ tall and 25’ wide relatively quickly. The leaves grow thick and dense in the heat of summer to provide you the shade you need, when you need it. Let’s talk about those leaves, too. All year the new leaves emerge red, fading to a light green, then a dark green. This makes the trees look almost like they are flowering from a distance. It’s a beautiful effect. Then in the fall, the older leaves turn red, while the younger leaves turn yellow and orange providing a drool worthy classic autumn-color leaf display. Disease resistant and strong-trunked, you will be very pleased with how Summer Red Maple Tree transforms your landscape. It’s easy to plant, and even easier to care for. Once these trees are established they will provide shade to generations of your family. Start your legacy today by ordering one (or more!) of these beautiful maples from Nature Hills now. We promise that you’ll be pleased with the Summer Red Maple. * Great curb appeal * Three seasons of interest * Show-stopping autumn leavesFor Iron ChlorosisMaple Tree Galls.
Popular Maple with Landscapers!The Sienna Glen® Maple, Acer freemanni, is a naturally occurring hybrid found on an abandoned farmstead in Lake Elmo, Minnesota!It has a distinct, upright, pyramidal growth habit which is readily apparent as a young tree, and becomes a broad pyramid when mature. Sienna exhibits vigorous growth and the branches are borne close together, fine textured, and delicate. It features showy red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves appear.The wood is harder, stouter and exhibits less drooping. The smaller, finer texture dark-green leaves have a silvery underside. The fall color is a mix of yellow, orange and red, and Sienna Glen® is one of the very hardiest red fall-coloring shade trees available!A Dennis Heins introduction, Sienna Glen® Maple is used by landscape architects because of its broad pyramidal form, fine texture and interesting fall coloration. It is a reliable and useful choice with its natural form, hardiness, adaptability to a variety of soil conditions, and low maintenance!* Vigorous growth* Pyramidal habit* Cold hardy.
The Tatarian Maple, Acer tataricum’, is quite similar to Amur Maple, and the two species readily hybridize when grown together. Tatarian Maple grows slightly larger and is naturally more tree-like in growth habit; somewhat irregularly rounded crown.The Tatarian Maple develops a good red coloration when maturing, and its fall color is usually yellow to reddish brown; makes a good tree for planters or patios.The greenish-white flowers are on 2- to 3-inch upright panicles, appearing in late spring. The late summer fruit is a red winged samara, then changing to brown in fall.This maple tolerates alkaline and compacted soils and can be grown as a tree or large multi-stemmed shrub. It is best to prune this Tatarian Maple to ensure that it develops a structurally stable branching pattern.With its excellent small tree form and good foliage quality, this Tatarian Maple should have a special spot in a planter or small space in any yard!* Small form* Good coloration* Irregular rounded crown.
The Trident Maple tree, Acer Buergerianum, is a deciduous, 20-30 foot-high by 25-foot-wide tree in the wild. The Trident Maple has beautiful 3-inch-wide, tri-lobed leaves, glossy green above and paler underneath, which turn various shades of red, orange, and yellow in autumn. Its flowers are bright yellow and showy in the spring!Trident Maple trees naturally exhibit low spreading growth and multiple stems but can be trained to a single trunk and pruned to make it branch higher, allowing passage below its broad, oval to rounded canopy.With its moderate growth rate, attractive orange-brown peeling bark, and easy maintenance, the Trident Maple is popular as a patio or street tree. The Trident Maple is also a very popular species for bonsai, due to its small, three-lobed leaves, a readily-thickening trunk, and thick, gnarly roots which adapt well to root-over-rock style.This is a fabulous small tree that can tolerate urban conditions such as confined root space, pollution, and heat and drought; has done well in parking lot islands.The choice of location for this tree is endless: for the home, commercial, or municipal property!* Yellow flowers* Variety of uses* Low maintenance.
The Shantung Maple, ‘Acer trucatum’, is an outstanding small tree that has many qualities and an adaptability that makes it worth growing!It has glossy, dark green star shaped foliage that remains in good condition throughout the season. It develops good fall color ranging from clear yellow to reddish purple.The growth habit of this maple is round-headed, quite dense and uniform. When young, the bark can have a purplish tone, eventually turns gray-brown.This tree is also called “Purple Blow” because of the reddish-purple color of its leaves during the spring. The color of the Shantung Maple’s foliage during the summer months is determined by the pH level of the soil, and the amount of sun the tree will receive!It does well in full sun, and in general, seems to be quite adaptable. Originally from China, it has a very large native range. It tolerates heat and alkaline soils.The Shantung Maple is an excellent tree for small lawns and street tree use, and it certainly is worth planting in your landscape!* Striking foliage* Dense and uniformed shape* Fall color.
The Silver Cloud™ Maple, Acer saccharinum ‘Silver Cloud’, is a cultivar that was selected in Manitoba, Canada for its extreme cold hardiness, excellent upright-oval growth habit, compact crown, and strong central leader!Silver Cloud displays showy rosy-pink flowers along its branches in early spring before the leaves appear. These lobed leaves are attractive and noteworthy, and turn a lovely, buttery yellow in fall!This terrific shade tree requires occasional maintenance and upkeep. Prune it in summer after the leaves have fully developed, since it may ‘bleed’ sap if pruned in late winter or early spring.Silver Cloud™ is a medium to fast growing tree that will form a dense oval crown with spreading branches. Silver Cloud is often called soft maple because the wood is the softest of the maples used for lumber.It grows best in full sunlight in a wide variety of soils that are well drained and with adequate moisture. Resistant to pests and disease, Silver Cloud makes an excellent shade tree for large spaces in residential and recreation areas.This maple is a beautiful landscape tree and valued for its variegated foliage. The rosy-pink flowers on bare branches bridge the gap between winter and spring!* Excellent shade tree* Flowers* Fall color.
The Autumn Flame® Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum, ‘Autumn Flame’, is a fast growing tree that is also one of the first trees to show fall color!The Autumn Flame® Red Maple has scarlet-green leaves which make for gorgeous fall color, and the leaves will always contain a hint of scarlet. The Autumn Blaze Red Maple is a deciduous tree and develops a dense oval head with strong branching which makes it a popular shade tree as well as an ornamental tree.It will grow in low lands and can handle excessive moisture. The Autumn Flame® Red Maple is pyramidal when young with ascending branches. The branches develop low and form a dense, narrow crown. The lobed leaves are a nice bright green. It requires full sun for best effect.It is not recommended to plant most maples close to your drive way as they can suffer from aphids. Aphids produce honeydew, a sticky substance that will get on your car if parked under the maple tree; honeydew is harmless but a nuisance.Autumn Flame® Red Maple is tolerant of clay soils and drought type conditions. This tree is a large tree that can achieve a trunk size of three to five feet in diameter. This is truly a beautiful shade tree for any large landscape area!* Shade tree* Dense oval shape* Intense fall color.
The Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum, is perhaps the most beautiful maple because of its crimson red fall foliage, and for its cinnamon colored bark, which peels off in thin, curly strips!Paperbark is a slow growing tree, but it is well worth the wait. This deciduous tree requires sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil but grows in a variety of soil types. It thrives in well-drained soils that are either acid or alkaline; not drought tolerant. Its form is upright and oval to round.Most specimens are seen with multiple trunks which branch close to the ground, but proper training when young can create a single trunk.This tree is recommended for buffer strips around parking lots or for median strip plantings in the highway, near a deck or patio, or as a specimen. Paperbark Maple is relatively free of diseases and insect pests. The rounded shape of this maple tree makes it particularly stunning as an accent plant, and landscapers love using this tree as an ornamental!* Rounded shape* Stunning fall color* Great landscape tree.
Brilliant Fall Color in a Versatile TreeLegacy Sugar Maple is a deciduous tree with fantastic ornamental qualities. Plant one as a focal point for your front yard for its lovely fall color, or place one where you could use some shade on those hot summer afternoons. Legacy Sugar Maples are also beneficial as street trees.Your Legacy Sugar Maple has several outstanding qualities, but is most valued for its displays of blazing red/orange fall color (with additional yellows in warmer areas). People who have never seen the Legacy Sugar Maple in full fall color often say the experience is unforgettable. These maples can bring that same unforgettable magic to your yard!When not putting on its colorful display, Legacy Sugar Maple produces glossy, dark green, lobed foliage that resists leaf tatter and drought. Furrowed, grey bark covers the stately trunk that supports a symmetrical, rounded canopy. A beautiful tree for your yard, even when not in full color, your Legacy will amaze you with its versatility. Late winter/early spring also brings a bountiful harvest of sweet sap you can use for syrup or other culinary delights…a long-time favorite use of Maple trees that can be tapped or simply overlooked if you prefer.The Legacy is fast-growing for a Sugar maple. It can reach up to 60 feet in height with a 50 foot spread to its dense, oval crown. The leathery leaves and durable foliage resist heat and drought, and it’s among the most shade tolerant of the large deciduous trees.This maple is easy to grow and does not require much maintenance. It’s salt-tolerant and thus performs well in some urban environments as well. Legacy Sugar Maple is an investment for future generations as, under ideal conditions, it can live up to 100 years. An amazing tree for all seasons, you won’t regret planting a Legacy in your yard today.* Brilliant fall color* Great shade tree* Late-winter harvest.
Shade Tree with Outstanding ColorBy far the most outstanding feature of the Crimson King Maple tree, Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’, is its summer leaf color. While other homeowners have to wait until fall for their Maples to display vivid colors, your Crimson King will do so all summer long. Its star-shaped, classic Maple leaves are an engaging deep purple-maroon that stands out amid the usual greens of the summer landscape. As an added bonus, your Crimson King Maple tree will be dotted with petite yellow flowers in the spring to the delight of the neighborhood’s butterflies and bees. Seeds will later develop, with a two winged structure that is as entertaining as it is useful. Their enchanting descent to the ground, spinning on the autumn breeze is a sight to behold…if the birds don’t snatch them up first. When fall arrives your Crimson King Maple tree purple foliage will give one last burst of color as its dark purple shade transform into a bronze hue. The Crimson King Maple tree can grow up to 50 feet tall with a 30 foot spread to its symmetrical, oval form. It’s a particularly hardy Maple. It’s easily transplanted, tolerates shade, drought and many other conditions well, including urban environments. A dense shade tree with dramatic uncommon color, the Crimson King Maple Maple tree is a must-have for any home that wants to stand out from the rest. * Unique leaf color * Spring flowers * Wildlife interest.
Have the Prettiest Fall Color in Your NeighborhoodWe say that we don’t compete with our neighbors, but secretly we all do, right? We all want the yard that turns heads, wins neighborhood awards and has people taking ‘selfies’ on our lawn. If you are looking for a tree that will do all of this for you, look no further than the Brandywine Maple (Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’).Brandywine is famous for its super long lasting fall color. It starts a bright red and deepens to a brilliant purple-red over time. This is a classic autumn tree.The leaves aren’t the only thing that put on a good show, either. The bark is light grey and smooth when young, turning a handsome dark grey with age. Bonus – only male flowers are produced in spring so there are no messy seeds to clean up! It is a medium-sized shade tree through the spring and summer and is perfect for the urban garden.This maple was developed by the National Arboretum and grows into a nice oval shape, 25 feet tall and 12 feet wide. It is a hardy tree, resistant to leafhopper, one of the major pests of landscape red maples.Brandywine Maple is widely adaptable and makes an excellent tree for your lawn, street, highway or park plantings. Underplant it with evergreens and spring flowering bulbs for a beautiful year-long show. We ship only the healthiest young trees, so order yours from us today!* Shade tree * Enduring fall color * Adaptable.
A Great Choice for Street Plantings and Small LandscapesThe Burgundy Belle® Maple, Acer rubrum ‘Magnificent Magenta’ (PP7,222), is a new cultivar from Earl Cully, selected in Kansas.The fall color is especially nice, with the leaves initially turning a brilliant red and then changing to an intense burgundy. These vibrant, almost fluorescent, burgundy red leaves glow in the autumn sunlight and holds for a long period of time. With an excellent symmetrical branching habit, this is a great choice for street plantings and small landscapes. Burgundy Belle® Maple also exhibits excellent heat and drought tolerance. It is best to train to a central leader when the tree is young. Remove dead or undesirable branches and remove low hanging branches as tree matures.The parent tree has attained a height of 45 feet and forms a compact, well-shaped, and symmetrical crown. It is a great choice for harsher climates as well as mild sheltered locations.Quickly becoming a favorite in the landscaping business, the positive traits of Burgundy Belle® Maple make it a superior tree for landscaping in small urban settings!* Brilliant fall color* Symmetrical branching habit* Great for smaller landscapes* Heat & drought tolerant.
A great new look in maple trees!Maple trees are universally loved for their great fall color and ease to grow. They are used all over North America and can thrive from Canada to Guatemala. Typically you choose them for the color of the fall leaves and are just content to enjoy the green leaves and shade they give in the spring and summer. (They are deciduous, so they drop their leaves in the winter.)Not anymore! Now you can enjoy beautifully colored leaves in spring and summer too! Flamingo Boxelder Maple (Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’) has luscious variegated cream/green leaves that blush a sweet pink. People will be asking what kind of tree you’re growing because it is such a different look for a maple. In the fall the leaves turn a glowing gold to prove that it is really a maple tree and not an imposter.Flamingo Boxelder is a fast grower, reaching 30-35 feet before you know it. It isn’t huge, but it casts nice shade. It’s nicely sized for a garden bed or border or to use as a patio shade tree. (It has such striking leaves that it’s nice to have it somewhere where you can see them up close.)Besides the new color, it behaves like the maple trees that you know and love – easy to care for, fine in sun or dappled shade. If you’re in the market for a new shade tree, then Flamingo Boxelder Maple should be at the top of the list.* Striking pink/cream/spring green leaves* Golden fall color* Great for smaller spaces* Attracts birds* Easy care and hardy* Year-round interest.