Carefree Tree with Delicious Fruit The Red Mulberry tree, Morus rubra, is a fruit-bearing tree that is not only lovely, but useful to both humans and wildlife. The most attractive feature of this tree is the fruit it produces. Look closely in the spring and you’ll notice small, green catkin-like spikes amid your Red Mulberry’s branches. These will soon turn into the raspberry-like berries that you’ve been waiting for. Each berry is a fascinating site to behold as it transforms through deepening shades of red then to a deep purple. When you step outside in the morning, you’ll likely hear the chirps and cheeps of the neighborhood birds filling your Red Mulberry tree as they share in the bounty. Mulberries can be eaten directly from your tree, or save some for pies, preserves and wine. They’re a delicious sweet treat on a summer day. Your Red Mulberry tree has a rounded crown and grows to about 50 feet. The 5 inch oblong, toothed dark green leaves are particularly interesting because each tree can have several different shaped leaves. When fall approaches, the leaves turn a lively yellow to brighten your yard. A Red Mulberry tree is an essential addition to any yard where an easy-to-care-for fruit tree is desired. Simply plant and wait…soon you’ll have a beautiful tree and delicious harvest for yourself and wildlife. * Care-free tree * Edible fruit * Attractive to wildlife .
Graceful & Elegant Willow with Golden Coloring Niobe Weeping Willow is a popular Willow cultivar for its golden yellow coloring. Plant one in a side or back yard where space is sufficient for its size and spread. This tree would also do well in those low, moist spots in your yard where other trees may struggle. Willows are known for their falling canopy of foliage that seems to rise up from the center only to cascade down again in a graceful arch reminiscent of a waterfall. The branchlets shift and flow on the breeze giving rise to a rhythmic dance and soothing rustling that further adds to this unique tree’s allure. A Willow is simply one of the most elegant and restful trees you can have in your yard, and the Niobe cultivar is no exception. Your Niobe Weeping Willow is recognized for its coloring. The four-inch, narrow leaves have finely-toothed edges that maintain a lively green-yellow color during the summer months. The leaves also have a whitish hue on the undersides, a charming compliment to the vibrant foliage and decorative golden bark. Your Niobe Weeping Willow is a fast-growing tree, reaching heights of 60 feet or more with at least a 40 foot spread. It doesn’t mind being trimmed, and left to grow naturally, its branchlets will reach right down to the ground. Niobe is tolerant of deer and can withstand some drought when mature. Niobe is one of the hardiest of the Willows, and even in the winter months is sure to delight with its golden coloring. It’s also popular as shelter for birds. The Willow is valued for its uniquely beautiful appearance and will certainly be a valued asset to your landscape. * Golden coloring* Winter interest* Wildlife interest.
Fast-Growing Ornamental Tree The Sweetbay Magnolia Tree, Magnolia virginiana, is a fast-growing multi-trunked tree or large shrub with great ornamental appeal. The Sweetbay Magnolia tree has a long blooming period so you’ll enjoy its flowers in spring, but sporadically throughout the summer as well. The three inch pure white flowers will draw you with their loveliness as much as with their fragrance, as they infuse your yard with a fresh lemony scent. Fall fruit appears on the Sweetbay Magnolia as a two inch long green pod. You’ll enjoy watching its progress as its small red conglomerate of berry-like fruit slowly emerges from their green casing. Within the red “berries”, black seeds reside which the birds in your yard will find tantalizing. Your Sweetbay Magnolia Tree is a joy to watch no matter what the time of year. Even when the flowers have faded and the fruit is not yet obvious, you’ll be surprised by the captivating sight a simple breeze drifting through its leaves creates. The five inch long oblong leaves are dark green, but the surface is shiny. Each leaf also has a delightful underside of sliver-white. This combination creates a shimmering effect with the slightest movement and a unique bi-color appearance. The Sweetbay Magnolia is an ornamental tree with a lot to offer. It would make a lovely addition to your landscape. * Fast-growing * Spring-summer flowers * Attractive to wildlife .
Hardy, Ornamental Elm Lacebark Elm is a deciduous landscape shade tree with decorative features. It would be perfect in a location where you’d like a lovely tree, but where the conditions are less than hospitable. In fact, one of Lacebark Elms distinguishing features is its ability to thrive in harsh growing conditions, including parking lots and planters, and in urban settings. Your Lacebark Elm will grow to 50 feet tall with an equal spread. Its long, arching branches and rounded form are sure to present an elegant silhouette in your yard, and an outstanding place to seek some shade from the summer heat. The summer foliage fills out the tree very well with glossy, serrated leaves of a deep green shade. Those same leaves transform to yellow and purple hues for the fall for a little added decoration to your autumn landscape. Perhaps most interesting however, is your tree’s decorative bark. The exfoliating, grey bark peels back to reveal various shades of grey, green, tan and red for a truly enchanting, mottled appearance. The Lacebark Elm is resistant to Dutch Elm disease and Elm Leaf Beetle, giving it an edge over other varieties. Of course it’s also valued for its general hardiness and ability to grow in a variety of conditions. If you’re looking for a shade tree that can withstand harsh conditions, is fast-growing and has ornamental features, then look no further. Lacebark Elm is the perfect choice for you. * Year-round interest* Fast-growing* Tolerates Poor Soil.
Fast-Growing Tree with Edible Fruit The White Mulberry is a fast-growing, deciduous tree that produces an edible harvest. Plant one in a side yard where you can enjoy its features without concerns about dropping fruit. Your Mulberry can reach a height of 50 feet with an equal spread. The crown tends toward a spreading nature which is popular with wildlife. Birds will enjoy visiting your yard for the shelter and food your tree provides. One inch raspberry-like fruits ripen in early to mid summer, and attain a delectable red-pink hue. You’ll know the fruit is ripe when your tree is alive with the excited cheeps of the songbirds that have come to feast. You’ll enjoy the fruit for a snack right from your very own tree, or save some of the sweet berries. Homemade Mulberry preserves or wine is hard to come by and is a special, rare gift for friends and family. The White Mulberry’s autumn raiment includes various shades of yellow, adding a bit of fall color to your landscape. The White Mulberry is wonderful as a shade tree or windbreak. It requires very little care and can tolerate drought, frost or poor soils. If you’d like a durable tree that produces delicious fruit every year, look no further than the White Mulberry. * Edible fruit * Wildlife interest * Drought tolerant .
Fast-Growing Ornamental Tree The Black Locust is a fast-growing, hardy ornamental tree. Plant it near a window so you can enjoy its spring fragrance. Carried on the late spring breeze, the honeysuckle-like bouquet of the Black Locust will reach out and draw you to it. The allure of the fragrant, long, hanging clusters of pure white, sweet pea-like blossoms dripping from the grey branches won’t be overlooked by the hummingbirds who are returning from their winter sojourns. Reach up and pluck a blossom to pop into your mouth. You’ll be surprised by the sweet tasting nature of this incredible flower. When spring passes, your locust will still delight with its elegant form and handsome foliage that will quickly fill out your Locust for the summer months. Reaching a height of 50 feet, with a spread of 35 feet, your Locust is a fast-grower that will provide beauty and shade in your landscape in no time at all. Your Locust’s seed is a 5-inch pod with a unique purplish hue that your birds will certainly be thankful for. In the fall, your Locust’s leaves will turn a pretty yellow as a fitting close to the season. There aren’t many trees as tough as this one. The Locust is so hardy that it will not only tolerate difficult conditions, but thrive in them. It is drought and cold hardy, and is even a nitrogen-fixing plant, so can help remedy problem soil types. The Black Locust is a fast-growing, hardy tree with incredible ornamental features. Plant one today and begin enjoying its rare and unique features. * Fast-growing * Fragrant spring flower * Edible * Attractive to wildlife.
Enjoy This Fast Growing Romantic Shade Tree Everyone loves the familiar Weeping Willow tree (Salix babylonica). Its graceful, ground-sweeping branches are easily recognized by all. Best known for its romantic and magical appearance the Weeping Willow has so much more to offer. It is one of the fastest growing shade trees. With a growth rate of 8-10 feet a year it will quickly reach its mature height of 30-50 feet. It can be grown in most of the United States and adapts well in many soil conditions. The Weeping Willow tree loves water and is often planted near ponds to prevent erosion. There is no such thing as too much water for a Weeping Willow tree. If you have a spot in your yard that stays wet or collects water, the Weeping Willow will help dry it right up. While it loves water, the Weeping Willow tree can be grown just about anywhere as it does have some tolerance to drought. Spring comes early when you have a Weeping Willow; it’s one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring. It’s also one of the last to lose its leaves in the fall. You will love its narrow, sage green leaves swaying in the breeze through the summer. In the fall you will be delighted by its golden yellow leaves. Plant the Weeping Willow tree in your yard to experience how this mystical tree has caught the attention of artists and storytellers for hundreds of years. * Fast growing* Adaptable* Heat and Cold Hardy.
Unique Tree with Year-Round Interest Corkscrew Willow Tree is a deciduous tree best known for its unique twisted branches. One would certainly draw attention and comment as a specimen planting in your front yard. Your Corkscrew Willow is also sometimes known as Dragon’s Claw for its gnarled, contorted limbs. Branches arise from the trunk at an acute angle and grow up almost parallel to the trunk before they curve back horizontally. Corkscrew Willow’s appearance is at its best advantage in the winter when the foliage has fallen to reveal the one-of-a-kind branches. However, it also shines in the warmer months beginning with its pale yellow catkins in spring. As the catkins fade and the foliage develops, you’ll love the 4-inch long, lance-shaped leaves. The leaves contribute to your tree’s unconventional display with their curled nature. The green foliage, with white-tinted undersides, twirl in the slightest summer breeze. In autumn the foliage turns to a lovely golden yellow hue for a last gasp of color before the tree’s winter appeal is revealed. Corkscrew Willow grows 20-30 feet tall and develops a symmetrical, rounded crown. It is more drought tolerant than most willows and fast-growing. Corkscrew Willow prefers full sun, but you can still have one in part shade if you prefer. In fact, it’s relatively tolerant of most soils and conditions. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind tree that’s sure to draw attention with its year-round interest, Corkscrew Willow is the tree for you! * Unique branches* Fast-growing* Year-round interest.
Ornamental Tree with Unique Winter Appeal The Golden Rain Tree is a deciduous tree valued for its beauty and durability. Use one as a small shade tree in your yard or perhaps as a patio tree Your Golden Rain Tree will first catch your eye in the spring with its new foliage. Golden Rain Trees are amongst the splashiest of spring bloomers with its late butter-yellow flowers, one of the few to show this color. As the leaves turn to their summer bright green intensity, small ½ inch flowers cluster on 15 inch panicles. The tiny yellow flowers with their red centers will seem to blanket your tree in a golden raiment, which will later “rain” down to carpet the ground beneath it. Your Golden Rain Tree can reach 40 feet in height with an equal or greater spread. Branching is upright and irregular forming a rounded crown that is lovely in any landscape conditions. As autumn approaches, your Rain Tree will surprise you a special gift. 2-inch papery clusters, like tiny Chinese lanterns will dangle among the branches, turning a delightful pink-orange shade and continuing into winter. Fall also brings orange-yellow color to the leaves. The Golden Rain Tree would be a splendid addition to your landscape. Its hardy nature and spring show make is a valuable addition to any yard. However, its unique winter appeal truly makes it a must-have for your home. * Spring/summer flowers* Winter interest* Hardy.
Fast-Growing Outstanding Ornamental The Weeping Cherry is a spectacular, fast-growing tree of uncommon beauty. It’s small enough to fit neatly into almost any spot in your yard. Wherever you put it though, it’s sure to become a focal point of attention for its unique, year-round characteristics. The Weeping Cherry grows 20-30 feet tall with a 20-25 foot spread. You’ll find that it’s very easy to grow and tolerant of many conditions other trees would balk at. It’s a popular ornamental, chosen for its manner of downward growth that seems to gently cascade toward the earth from a central crown. When spring arrives, you’ll be astonished by the Weeping Cherry’s stunning display as a multitude of flowers seem to spill forth. Your neighbors will share in the show as a deluge of delicate pink raindrops seem to flood over the tree’s sides in a downrush of exquisite natural beauty. When the flowers have passed, the 3-inch lance-shaped leaves will be revealed, displaying a glossy dark green color that will maintain their verdant intensity all summer long. The fall brings even more color as yellow to red leaves adorn your tree. Look closely to see tiny ebony fruit that is inconspicuous to you but the wildlife will definitely take notice of. As impressive as the spring, summer and fall appearance of your tree is, some people find they appreciate the winter most. During the winter months your tree will truly stand out amid the other landscape plantings as the bare branches trail to the ground seeming to weep at the loss of the summer sun. The Weeping Cherry is highly prized by homeowners, and it’s easy to see why. With such outstanding qualities, hardy temperament and fast-growing nature the Weeping Cherry is a must-have for any landscape. * Outstanding ornamental qualities* Fast-growing* Hardy.
Fast-Growing, Carefree Tree Thornless Honeylocust is an attractive, fast-growing tree. It would be perfect for your street or driveway due to its hardy, adaptable nature. Your Thornless Honeylocust tree is easy to grow, so it will consistently provide its admirable features without a lot of work from you. Its delicate leaves are finely-textured, displaying a graceful shimmer in the lightest of breezes and casting a relaxing, filtered shade. Delicate flowers will appear in the spring, pristine white and gracing your yard with their sweet fragrance. Yellow-gold fall foliage will light up your yard in the autumn. The bark lends winter interest with its fissured, grey bark with orange-tinted interior that becomes even more interesting with age. Imagine seeing up to two feet of growth each year with your Thornless Honeylocust without having to fuss or fret over it. Thornless Honeylocust is quite hardy, and tolerates a variety of conditions including drought, salt and urban environments. It can reach 60 feet with little effort and doesn’t mind being shaped to match your preferences. If you’d like a tree to shade a walkway, this is the tree for you. Pruning the low branches doesn’t detract from the tree’s appearance and it’s almost seedless, so raking isn’t an issue either. You can even easily transplant it should you decide to try a different location. Thornless Honeylocust clearly has a lot to offer, and would make an outstanding addition to your yard today. * Thornless * Fast-growing* Yellow-gold fall color.
Fast Growing Shade Tree The American Elm is a large deciduous tree. It would make an impressive street or shade tree for your front yard. The American Elm is the largest Elm in the United States. It can reach 130 feet in height and has an elegant vase shape with a broad, rounded crown. It’s fast-growing so you won’t have to wait as long as with some other trees for your shade tree to mature. The American Elm is also long-lived, with some reported being as old as 300 years. Think of the legacy you will provide for your children and grandchildren by planting an Elm in the yard! Your American Elm provides ornamental interest for every season The six inch deciduous leaves are ovate shaped with toothed edges, their dark green color a vibrant addition to the summer surroundings. Small green flowers form in spring, and although you’re not likely to notice them, the bees, butterflies and other pollinators of your yard certainly will. As the leaves begin to form, the flowers will turn from their subtle beauty to the Elm seed. Single, and surrounded by a flat, oval paper-like membrane, the seeds provide beneficial sustenance for birds and small mammals. In the fall, your American Elm’s foliage transforms to a pleasing yellow. Even in the coldest of seasons, when most trees provide little of interest, the dark grey and deeply furrowed bark of your Elm will present a pleasing feature for the winter landscape. The American Elm is a hardy tree tolerant of drought and urban conditions. It won’t cost you a lot of time or effort to maintain, and will provide many years of shade and beauty for your yard. * Fast-growing* Long-lived* Hardy .
Shade Tree with a Tropical Feel The Sunburst Honeylocust is a deciduous tree prized for its lovely foliage. They make lovely front yard specimens, and a few planted along the street would also draw attention. Your Sunburst Locust’s light green leaves and open canopy will create the charming effect of dappled sunlight in your yard rather than the full shade that more dense trees provide. It’s a way to have shade without the heavy, sometimes overwhelming presence of the larger trees such as Oaks or Redwoods. Your Locust is big without being too big and shady without being too shady for your grass and other plantings. Having a Sunburst Locust is a way for you to have all the benefits of a Locust tree without the two features many people dislike. By choosing a Sunburst Locust, you’ll be free of the thorns (that can be quite sharp), and the seed pods (that can be messy), that other Locusts have. Leaves of the Sunburst Locust are eight inches long and composed of many small, individual leaflets. This gives the foliage a tropical, fern-like appearance and will feel pleasantly soft and smooth as you run the leaves through your fingers. Leaves begin as yellow in the spring, transition to green and again turn yellow in the fall. Small green-yellow flowers form in the spring and into early summer, but aren’t very showy. Bees and other pollinators will love the Locust in your yard though, and make good use of those early blooms. The Sunburst Locust’s hardy nature means you won’t have to provide any special care to ensure its success. It can also grow up to 2 feet a year, so you won’t have to wait long for a mature tree to grace your yard. The Sunburst Locust is a lovely tree and a superior choice for your landscape. * Attractive foliage* No thorns or seed pods* Fast growing .
Fast Growing Shade Tree With Amazing Spring Blooms Related to the Royal Empress tree,the Northern Catalpa tree, Catalpa speciosa, is also a fast growing tree with amazing spring blooms. It would be outstanding as a unique, ornamental shade tree. Large, showy white, trumpet-shaped flowers will puit on quite a show in late spring. What a site this tree becomes when the huge white flowers create a stunning contrast against the solid green background of foliage! As an added bonus, the flowers attract hummingbirds! As a member of the Bignonia Family, it is related to Trumpet Vine, Royal Paulownia, and other species of Catalpa, all of which are known for their showy flowers. This deciduous tree is also known as Hardy Catalpa, Western Catalpa, Cigar Tree, and Catawba-Tree. It may reach heights of 70 feet tall and 40 feet wide, making a great shade tree. The huge heart shaped leaves can be as big as 12 inches across! They not only help block the sun on hot summer days, but also makes the chore of raking leaves a lot easier. Farmers introduced Northern Catalpa to Ohio in order to produce large amounts of relatively lightweight timber for fencepost since the wood is very resistant to rotting. Very tolerant of tough conditions, it withstands wet, dry, alkaline soils and hot, dry environments, but prefers moist, deep soil; should be planted in sun or partial shade. For a hardy, fast-growing shade tree with ornamental spring blooms, you can’t go wroong with the Northern Catalpa. * Fast growing shade tree* Hardy* Huge white flowers.
A Favorite (and almost perfect!) Shade Tree The Shademaster Honeylocust is an almost perfect lawn tree. That’s a big statement, but this is a great tree! The Shademaster grows into the beautiful rounded shape that you expect in a nice lawn tree. The leaves are nicely green through the summer, and turn a lovely golden-yellow in the fall. You’re probably thinking, “That’s pretty normal for a tree”, and you’re right. The Shademanster Honeylocust excels in areas where other trees don’t, though. The leaves are small and the branches are widely spaced. Why is this good? There are a couple of reasons. First, the tree casts a nice shade for you, but not such a deep shade that the grass or other plantings beneath it can’t grow well. That’s a plus for your lawn. Second, when autumn hits and the leaves fall, you’ll see that they are so small they don’t need to be raked! They aren’t big enough to hurt the grass below them. Honeylocust trees are native to America, so they are usually very hardy. The Shademaster, though, has been bred to be extra hardy. It isn’t fazed by street or air pollution, salt, soot or challenging soils. Give it plenty of sunlight and watch this fast growing tree thrive. Many types of honeylocusts have imposing thorns and large seedpods that can be a bit of a disaster to clean up in winter. The Shademaster is both thornless and seedless. There is no mess to clean up! What a great tree. Practically no maintenance. The perfect amount of shade. Nice color and form. You want this tree for your yard. Don’t hesitate. Buy one today! * Fragrant flowers * Super-low maintenance * Pollution tolerant * Fast growing.