Quaking Aspen Tree

Quaking Aspen Tree
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Fast-Growing Tree with Unique LeavesThe Quaking Aspen is a fast-growing tree with outstanding fall color.  Plant a row of them along your driveway or just one as a focal point in your front yard. Your Quaking Aspen has many attractive features, but one of the most endearing is what gives it its name.  The Aspen’s ability to “quake” has been admired and memorialized by writers and poets for generations.  Imagine sitting beneath your Aspen on a summer day with the slightest of warm breezes ruffling your hair.  Hear the soft rustle of the heart-shaped leaves above you.  Look up to see the deep green leaves sparkle in the mottled sunlight as they twist and turn on the flat leaf stalks that catch the drifting air.   Few experiences capture the magic of nature so well as a Quaking Aspen dancing on a summer breeze.   Quaking Aspens grow up to 50 feet tall with a narrow, rounded crown.  You’ll love their unique bark that is very light in color and turns a chalky white as it ages.  In the fall, your Aspen will turn to shades of zestful yellow and orange, brightening your fall landscape as winter approaches. The Quaking Aspen is one of the most widely distributed trees in North America.  It’s tolerant of many soil types, and doesn’t require a lot of special care.  Pioneers and American Indians used Aspen bark for various medicinal purposes and wildlife love them.  Quaking Aspen can be used as a specimen tree in a lawn area where it can easily be maintained.  Or you can plant Aspen trees mixed in clumps and single stem plants in natural groups.  Aspen natively like to sucker and colonize into groups and can be very successfully incorporated into today’s landscapes. Overall, the Quaking Aspen is a lovely landscape tree with uniquely endearing features.  The quaking leaves and the golden fall colors will brighten any landscape! * Fast-growing* Unique leaves* Fall color.

Lombardy Poplar

Lombardy Poplar
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Fast-Growing Wind BreakIf you need a quick privacy hedge or windbreak, or need to screen out an unwanted view – sooner rather than later – then you want the Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’). This tree shoots skyward to 40 feet, 50 feet or more. And by shooting skyward, we mean that it rockets at a pace of 1 to 6 feet per year! Very few other screening trees will grow this fast.These stately trees have been used in public and private landscapes in Europe since the 1700’s. Andrew Jackson helped popularize them in America in the 1800’s. They were used then to dramatically line roadways or highlight garden edges. Can’t you imagine how they would add height and drama to your yard?In summer, the heart shaped leaves are green on one side and silver on the other, which makes for a shimmering effect in the slightest breeze. In fall the leaves turn a classic shade of autumn yellow.Tall and columnar, they create a memorable impact wherever they are planted, but especially if planted in a row. Planted at 5’ to 8’ apart, they will make a formidable windbreak in no time.Birds love the shelter and high protection the branches of the Lombardy offer, so you will have plenty of songbirds coming to visit.Go for high impact and don’t buy just one. These trees have got you – or at least that ugly view – covered! * Fast-Growing* Great Living Screen* Hardy.

Tulip Poplar

Tulip Poplar
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Fast-growing shade tree with a true “WOW” factor“WOW!” People will pull up to your yard and gawk. This beautiful shade tree is covered in spring with flowers that look for all the world like large tulips growing from the branches. The ‘tulips’ – in shades of yellow, green and orange – are so beautiful that museums and botanical gardens around the country have Tulip Tree walks, where paths are lines with these remarkable bloomers.The Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), also called the Tulip Tree or Yellow Poplar, is actually a member of the Magnolia family. You can tell the family resemblance when you smell the air around a blooming Tulip tree. The fresh, light magnolia-like perfume will stop you in your tracks. Throughout the summer the 5 inch leaves blanket your Poplar in a vibrant green.  Its natural conical canopy will shade your family and provide relief from the summer heat.   Then, in autumn, your Tulip Poplar puts on a spectacular display again when its leaves turn a brilliant lemon yellow. Talk about a “WOW” factor…   The Tulip Poplar is also valued for the large quantities of nectar it produces each year and is a veritable magnet for wildlife.  Planting this Poplar in your yard will attract cardinals, hummingbirds, and butterflies.   The Tulip Poplar is so beautiful that it’s the state tree for three different states, so doesn’t your yard deserve one too? Don’t wait until they’re all gone. Order yours from Nature Hills today.* Unique spring flowers * Yellow fall color  .

Siouxland Cottonwood

Siouxland Cottonwood
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Fast-Growing Seedless CottonwoodThe Siouxland Cottonwood is a fast growing tree that would look great in a stand along a driveway or border, or as an accent tree.    If you don’t like the fluffy fall seeds of poplars, then the Siouxland Cottonwood may be for you.  The Siouxland is a male cultivar of the Cottonwood, so doesn’t produce seed. It still has all the endearing features of the Cottonwood, but without the mess. Extremely fast growing, hardy and easy to care for, the Siouxland will provide you with years of carefree beauty.   The Siouxland can grow to a majestic 70 feet tall with a spread of 40 feet. Its grey/whitish bark gives a distinctive flair, and the heart-shaped leaves rustle on the slightest of breeze. The foliage is a light green with a lighter green or even silvery shade on the underside.  This aids it in catching the sun’s rays and drawing the eye as it dances on the wind. In the fall that dancing foliage turns to a delightful yellow shade before winter enforces its time of rest.   The Siouxland is a Cottonwood sure to please.  It’s a no-mess, no-fuss tree that will provide you years of beauty and enjoyment.   * Fast-Growing * Seedless * Hardy * Brilliant Fall color The Cottonless Cottonwood.

Theves Poplar

Theves Poplar
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  Fast Growing Privacy & Windbreak TreeThe Theves Poplar is a fast growing deciduous tree. Plant a few to accent the entrance of your home or perhaps post some as sentries along your driveway.They also make a wonderful privacy hedge.Your Theves Poplar can grow more than six feet in the first year! It can reach 75 feet at maturity with a 10 foot spread. It grows in a dramatic manner, with a narrow upright thrust like a spire reaching into the sky.A charming feature of your Theves Poplar is that the oval dark green leaves have a silvery underside. This creates a flashing effect in the breeze that will draw your eye from wherever you’re standing in your yard.The bark of your Theves Poplar also has an ornamental quality with its whitish hue that is especially attractive in the winter when the leaves have gone. The autumn color of your Poplar is a muted yellow that although not as spectacular as other fall colors, tends to stand out because of the tall columnar effect of the tree.Your Theves Poplar is a hybrid of the Lombardy Poplar. It’s hardier and has superior longevity to the Lombardy, living up to 80 years in some instances. It resists many more diseases and insects too, and is tolerant of many conditions.If you have allergy sufferers in your home, they’ll especially appreciate its pollen-free nature.For a Poplar with a variety of unique features above and beyond the usual Poplar trees, the Theves is an outstanding choice.* Fast-Growing * Long-lived * Ornamental features * Hardy.

Hybrid Poplar

Hybrid Poplar
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This Best Seller Grows an Amazing 8 Feet a Year! The Hybrid Poplar is a fast growing shade tree that is also called a Seedless Cottonwod.Some fast growing trees are short lived, but not the Hybrid Poplar. It will grow 6-8 feet a year and live to be 40-50 years old.A favorite of home owners and builders the Hybrid Poplar is a great looking, hardy tree. It can grow in almost any climate and will thrive even in poor soil.The Hybrid Poplar is a wonderful choice for a windbreak or privacy screen. It is also perfect to line a driveway or as a fast growing shade tree for your yard.From spring through summer your Hybrid Poplar will be beautiful cloaked in unique, shiny, dark green almost triangular leaves. If you don’t have a green thumb or time to fuss, the Poplar is for you. Its natural pyramidal shape ensures that your tree will have a lovely shape without wasting your time pruning. In the fall you will be captivated by the stunning yellow leaves waving in the breeze. The sound of the leaves in a gentle wind is an often overlooked attribute of the Poplar.  When friends and neighbors ask what that lovely rustling sound is, you’ll know it’s your Poplar.If you’re looking for an attractive, fast-growing, care free and large shade tree you can’t go wrong with the Hybrid Poplar. It’s perfect choice anywhere you’d like to have a tree quickly.* Fast Growing* Tolerates poor soil and cold* Disease and pest resistantThe Cottonless Cottonwood.