Shade Trees


  • Acer rubrum 'Autumn Spire'

    50' H, 20-25' W. Full sun. Zone 4.

    U of M introduction. A columnar form of rubrum maple with the best scarlet red fall color. We havn't seen a better red leaf color on any other maple. Showy red flowers in spring before leaves open. This male selection produces no messy seed.
    Item # 534
  • Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

    40-50' H. Sun. Zone 4.

    One of the best red maple cultivars with lovely pyramidal to rounded outline. Excelllent orange to red fall color.
    Item # 00539
  • Acer rubrum 'PNI 0268'

    40' H, 35' W. Full sun. Zone 3.

    Round headed shade tree has beautiful medium green leaves all spring and summer. Fall brings out the bright orange to deep red leaf color.
    Item # 00537
  • Acer x freemanii 'Firefall'

    40-60' H, 30-40' W. Full sun. Zone 3.

    U of M introduction and cross between a red & silver maple. A seedless variety with intense scarlet red/orange fall color and cut leaf foliage. Shows fall color early, giving an advantage to Northern climates.
    Item # 4515
  • Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'

    50-60' H. Full sun. Zone 4.

    Foliage is rich green and deeply lobed. Orange to red in fall. Hybrid of Silver and Red Maple. Dense oval head with ascending branches.
    Item # 879
  • Betula nigra

    30-40' H, 30-40' W. Full sun. Zone 4.

    Cinnamon-brown exfoliating bark. Multi-stemmed native tree. Likes wet sites. Resistant to borer. Yellow fall color. Pyramidal to oval head.
    Item # 108
  • Betula nigra 'Shiloh Splash'

    30' H, 15' W. Full sun. Zone 4.

    Pyramidal to oval River Birch with variegated foliage. Exfoliating bark which exposes the brown under layer.
    Item # 4185
  • Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'

    30-40' H, 8' W. Full sun. Zone 3.

    Narrow, columnar habit. Dark green leaves. Bark matures to yellowish-white. Resistant to birch borer. A gorgeous white Birch with a rare shape.
    Item # 3601
  • Betula platyphylla japonica

    30-40' H. Full sun. Zone 3.

    Very white bark. Resistant to birch borer. Relaxed pyramidal habit with dominant central leader.
    Item # 112
  • Carya ovata

    90' H. Full sun to part shade. Zone 4.

    Narrow habit, rugged branching and unique flaking bark. Large compound leaves.
    Item # 1364
  • Cercidiphyllum japonicum

    40' H, 40' W. Full sun. Zone 5.

    Beautiful heart shaped foliage. The delicate, fine texture make this tree an eye catcher. Leaves are red in spring, green in summer and then orange in fall.
    Item # 461
  • Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

    40' H, 30' W. Full sun. Zone 4.

    Broad canopy. A delightful fun-shaped leave. Superb shade tree, ideal for street planting. Showy yellow in fall.
    Item # 4218