Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree

Cercidiphyllum japonica

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Rich, well draining
  • Height: 60′
  • Width: 35′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Bluish green, pink, yellow and red in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Verticillium wilt, Root rot, canker
  • Landscape Uses: Specimen tree
  • Special Features: Fragrant, fall colour
  • Zone: 6-9

Example Varieties:

Fringe Tree

Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Acidic, well draining
  • Height: 12-25′
  • Width: 10′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Glossy, bright green
  • Pests and Disease: Scale, leaf spot, powdery mildew
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Fragrant, attracts birds
  • Zone: 4-10

Example Varieties:

Amur Cork Tree

Amur Cork Tree

Phellodendron amurense

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Most soil types
  • Height: 30-45′
  • Width: 35-40
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: Yellow/green
  • Foliage Colour: Green; yellow/bronze in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Fall colour, attractive foliage, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 4-7

Example Varieties:

Beech

Beech Tree, European Beech, Fern-leaf Beech, Purple Beech

Fagus sylvatica 

 

Fern Leaf Beech ‘Aspleniifolia’

 

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 10-80′
  • Width: 35-45′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green ,variegated, bronze and red in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Problem free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Fall colour
  • Zone: 5-8

Example Varieties:

Big-Leaf Linden

Big-leaf Linden

Tilia platyphyllos

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: Up to 100′
  • Width: Up to 50′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Yellow
  • Foliage Colour: Deep green
  • Pests and Disease: Canker, borers, Japanese beetles
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, street tree
  • Special Features: Fragrant
  • Zone: 5-9

Example Varieties:

Blue Spruce

Blue Spruce

Picea pungens

 

‘Hoto’

 

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 90-100′
  • Width: 15-20′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Blue/silver
  • Pests and Disease: Canker, spider mites
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, privacy
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Winter interest
  • Zone: 2-10

Example Varieties:

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 80-150′
  • Width: 15-30′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Blue/green
  • Pests and Disease: Twig blight, moth, littleleaf, rust, weevils, aphids, scale, web worm, sawflies
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, border, privacy
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Winter interest
  • Zone: 4-9

Example Varieties:

European Hornbeam

European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 70-80′
  • Width: 50-60′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green; orange in the Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, privacy
  • Special Features: Fall colour
  • Zone: 3-9

Example Varieties:

Full-moon Maple

Full-moon Maple

Acer japonicum

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 30′
  • Width: 30′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green, yellow, orange, red and bronze in the Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Stem canker, leaf spot, aphids, caterpillars, borers
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, shade
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Fall colour
  • Zone: 6-9

Example Varieties:

Honey Locust

Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos

‘Shademaster’

  • Light Exposure: Sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Most types
  • Height: 50-75′
  • Width: 25-40′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Bright green, Yellow in fall
  • Pests and Disease: Spider mite, gall, canker, leaf hopper
  • Landscape Uses: Shade
  • Special Features: Fall colour
  • Zone: 3-10

Example Varieties:

Horsechestnut

Horsechestnut

Aesculus hippocastinum

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 50-75′
  • Width: 50-60′
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Cream, pale pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green, yellow in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Anthracnose, leaf blotch, mildew
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attracts birds, attractive foliage
  • Zone: 3-7

Example Varieties:

Japanese Cherry Blossom

Japanese Cherry Blossom

Prunus sp. Sato-zakura Group

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Cool, moist, well draining
  • Height: 20-40′
  • Width: 20-30′
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: White, pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Blossom blight, canker, rot, leaf spot
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Fragrant, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Zone: 5-9

Example Varieties:

Japanese Elm

Japanese Elm

Ulmus japonica

 

‘Thomson’

 

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Height: 75-100′
  • Width: 60-120′
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: Purple
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Dutch Elm disease, Elm leaf beetle
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 5-9

Example Varieties:

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

  • Light Exposure: Partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 20′
  • Width: 25′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green, bronze, red, yellow
  • Pests and Disease: Stem canker, aphids, borers, scale
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Fall colour, attractive foliage
  • Zone: 6-10

Example Varieties:

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Gymnocladus dioicus

  • Light Exposure: Sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining, sandy
  • Height: 60-75′
  • Width: 40-50′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green leaves, black/brown pods, yellow leaves in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Problem free
  • Landscape Uses: Privacy
  • Special Features: Winter interest, Fall colour, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 5-9

Example Varieties:

Korean Fir

Korean Fir

Abies koreana

 

‘Prostrate Beauty’

 

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 50′
  • Width: 5′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green, white undersides
  • Pests and Disease: Twig blight
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Winter interest
  • Zone: 5-8

Example Varieties:

Korean Maple

Korean Maple

Acer pseudosieboldianum

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 16′
  • Width: 10′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green, red, yellow, gold and orange in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Stem canker, aphids, borers
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, accent tree
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Fall colour
  • Zone: 4-8

Example Varieties:

Laurel Willow Tree

Laurel Willow

Salix pentandra

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Height: 25-40′
  • Width: 20-35′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green with yellow underside
  • Pests and Disease: Aphids
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage
  • Zone: 2-10

Example Varieties:

Little-leaf Linden

Little-leaf Linden

Tilia cordata

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 80-100′
  • Width: Up to 40′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Cream
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green, yellow in fall
  • Pests and Disease: Borers, cankers, Japanese beetles
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, street tree
  • Special Features: Fragrant, attractive foliage
  • Zone: 3-9

Example Varieties:

Magnolia Tree

While generally associated with the Southern United States as well as being the State flower of Louisiana, Magnolia Trees are the first true sign of Spring in most Northern parts of North America. A showy, fragrant tree it’s profusion of bright pink, purple, or white blossoms punctuate a landscape long before the first green buds of growth do making it a popular tree in any neighborhood.

It’s history is ancient. Believed to have developed long before bees existed it’s flowers slowly evolved as pollination was introduced and encouraged. Named after French botantist Pierre Magnol, a newly planted tree may take several years to bloom. However once it begins producing those saucer shaped flowers that unfurl into stars you will no doubt fall in love with it’s majestic beauty.

Magnolia

Magnolia sp.

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 30-80′
  • Width: Up to 50′
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: Pink, white, purple
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Scale, mildew, leaf blight, leaf spot
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, fragrant, dried flowers, Winter interest
  • Zone: 5-9

Example Varieties:

Maidenhair Tree

Maidenhair Tree

Gingko Biloba

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: Up to 100′
  • Width: Up to 25′
  • Bloom Time: Insignificant
  • Bloom Colour: Insignificant
  • Foliage Colour: Emerald green, Yellow in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, privacy, shade
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Fall colour
  • Zone: 3-9

Example Varieties:

Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, organic
  • Height: Up to 100
  • Width: Up to 70′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green; red or yellow in Fall, red/brown acorns in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Cankers, galls, rot, caterpillars, Mistletoe, leaf miners
  • Landscape Uses: Privacy, beds, borders
  • Special Features: Fall colour, attractive foliage
  • Zone: 3-9

Example Varieties:

Norway Maple

Norway Maple

Acer platanoides

 

‘Drummondii’

 

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: Up to 80′
  • Width: 50′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Bright green, yellow in fall, some varieties are variegated
  • Pests and Disease: Stem canker, borers, aphids, scale, leaf spot
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, shade
  • Special Features: Fall colour, attractive foliage
  • Zone: 4-8

Example Varieties:

Pin Oak

Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, organic
  • Height: Up to 100′
  • Width: Up to 60′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green; Deep red in Fall, hairy acorns
  • Pests and Disease: Canker, gall, rot
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, privacy
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, attracts birds, Fall colour, Winter interest
  • Zone: 3-10

Example Varieties: