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ORNAMENTAL TREES & SHRUBS - 2017 INVENTORY

BEECH - European

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'
Purple-Leaf Weeping European Beech. This is a slow-growing mushroom-shaped tree which looks more like a shrub than a tree. Rarely does it reach 15' tall and wide. The leaves are dark reddish-brown. Prefers humus rich, light or medium soils and will not tolerate waterlogged roots. However, while getting established, the roots must not be allowed to dry out.






Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'
Dark purple leaves with dissected margins cover the compact, columnar form. Narrow form and slow growth makes this tree ideal for smaller residential landscapes while also a striking verical accent or specimen in most any setting. Water in extreme heat. Slow growing to 10-12' tall x 3' wide. Zone 4

Fagus sylvatica 'Sandrode'
This is a mutant of 'Mercedes'. A beautiful dwarf beech which grows wider than tall and is very suitable for small spaces. Green sawtoothed foliage.


GINGKO

Ginkgo biloba 'Beijing Gold'
Leaves emerge in the spring a pale, butter-yellow, turning to green by summer with stripes of yellow. Butter-yellow returns for fall color. A low-branching tree or shrub. It requires part-shade to prevent the leaves from scorching. Slow growing. 13' x 13'
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Ginkgo biloba ‘Elmwood Fastigate’
A statement tree! Extremely tall, narrow growth habit with a single leader. Seedless. Green lobed fan-shaped leaves that turn golden in the fall. Full sun/part shade. Zone 4. Height 15’
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Ginkgo biloba ‘Layin Low’
A very new form of ginkgo, originated as a sport of ‘Horizontalis’. Growth is strictly lateral!
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Ginkgo biloba 'Mighty Munchkin'
Certainly the daintiest leaf of all the cultivars. Leaves are ¼ regular size. Tree is very dense as the leaves are closely attached and emerge from the stem in a circular manner. Habit is semi-upright with numerous small slender branches radiating outward. Single leader. Bright yellow fall color. Grows approx 4-6”per year. 10 yrs: 4-5' tall x 3-4' wide. Zone 4
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Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry'
A male cultivar with an upright, narrowly conical habit. Strong cental leader. Leaves turn golden yellow in fall and persist for several weeks. 15' wide.
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Ginkgo biloba ‘Robbie’s Twist’
Awkward when young, it gradually develops a unique, irregularly branched upward growing form to 8’ or more. Branches are contorted, offering winter interest. Narrow, fan-shaped foliage that is often notched. Fall color is a fantastic yellow. Sun/part shade. Zone 4
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KATSURA

Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Mariorika Weeping’
The Katsura Tree is an uncommon beauty that ought to be used more often. Delicate, heart-shaped foliage puts on a colorful and everchanging show throughout the growing season, emerging with an unusual bronze tint and gradually taking on a rich bluish green color in the summer. The two to three-inch leaves, shaped like Cercis (redbud) for which the tree is named, are borne on long reddish petioles and spaced in pairs along the arching branches. Foliage stays fresh and crisp throughout the summer and then bursts into a show of fall color that ranges from yellow to apricot-orange. A carmel-like fragrance fills the air as the leaves fall to the ground in the fall. A graceful, magnificent tree with no serious pest or disease problems. Prefers to have some afternoon shade in hotter climates. Zone 5



MAPLES

Acer pseudosieboldianum 'Northern Spotlight'
A very winter hardy Korean maple. It has tolerated -40 degrees in multiple trials in the Northern Plains. In Zones 3 and 4 it suffers no winter stem or tip damage over a 20 year evaluation period. Multi-stemmed, with layered branching. Summer foliage is medium green and resistant to summer leaf scorch and tip burn caused by winds, and high temperatures. Outstanding orange-orange/red fall color. 25 year: 13' tall x 10' wide. Zone 3

Acer x pseudosieboldianum 'Avalanche'
Suitable for environments considered “marginal” for Japanese Maples. A small statured tree with small palmate leaves, 'Avalanche' grows 6-10”/year with an ultimate height of 10' tall x 7' wide. Yellow-green leaves in spring become soft green throughout the summer, then turning bright yellow in the fall. Vase-shaped when young, becoming more wide with age.

Acer x pseudosieboldianum 'Dark Star'
Upright to rounded shape. Slow to moderate growth rate. Red leaves mature to green in summer turning a vibrant orange-scarlet in fall. Ideal for smaller landscapes. Best color when planted in locations with mid-late afternoon shade. Has survived -30 degree temperatures. New
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Acer x pseudosieboldianum 'Northwind'
Hardy to Zone 4 - being tested in Zone 3. Great color year-round holding leaves through most of the winter. A great substitute for Japanese maples in colder climates. Slightly larger with a more upright branching habit, but otherwise very similar. Green leaves during spring and summer, turning every beautiful shade of red to orange in the fall. Great for planting around houses to soften corners. New to the trade.

OAKS

Quercus robur 'General Pulaski'
Crinkled leaves and small, narrow form make this one unlike any other English Oak. Discovered in Pulaski, IA and named after an officer in the American civil war. Prefers sun/part shade. Zone 4. Rare!
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STEWARTIA

Stewartia koreana
A wonderful specimen plant, which should not be hidden in the landscape. Stewartia koreana offers beautiful flowers in the summer, leaves that turn a brilliant shade of red in the fall, and bark which serves as an interest all year round, especially in the winter. White solitary flowers, with 5-6 petals and yellow stamens open up in June-July. Flowers open wider, more of a flattened look, than most other species of Stewartia. Stewartia prefer a partly shaded to full sun area, in which their roots are shaded during the hottest periods of the day. They particularly like sheltering from other trees to block high winds. They favor a rich, moist, well-drained, acidic loam. A slight pyramidal growing habit that will grow to 20-30 ft. Zone 5



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