DHS TREES

DESIGNSCAPE TREE FARM CATALOG
Botanical Plant Name Common Plant Name Height Spread Description
Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Autumn Blaze Armstrong Maple 50′ 40′ A cross between red and silver maples, it combines the best features of both. Drought tolerant of silver and brilliant orange-red fall color of red. Good branching habit. Excellent urban tree.
Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Inaba Shidare’ Red Select Japanese Maple or Inaba Japanese Maple 3-12′ 5-10′ Deep purple-red spring color is retained all season. Slightly more erect in appearance than other dissectums, vigorous and sturdy. Faster growing and more cold resistant than other dissectum varieties.
Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’ October Glory Red Maple 40-50′ 30-40′ Brilliant orange to red fall color with good overall rounded form. Great shade tree with showy red flowers in early spring. Tolerant to wet soils and urban conditions.
Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ Red Sunset Red Maple 40-50′ 30-40′ Vigorous growing tree with a strong and symmetrical branching habit. Foliage is lustrous green changing to brilliant shades of red and orange in fall.
Amelanchier alnofolia ‘Regent’ Regent Serviceberry or Saskatoon Serviceberry 4-6′ 4-8′ Compact shrub with excellent foliage and extra sweet edible fruit and slightly fragrant white flowers. Tolerant to wide range of soils. Full sun to partial shade.
Amelanchier arborea x grandiflora ‘Princess Diana’ Princess Diana Apple Serviceberry 15-20′ 12-15′ Abundant white flowers with edible fruit and outstanding red fall color. Tolerant to different types of soils, prefers moist to well drained and full to partial sun.
Amelanchier canadensis ‘Shadblow Shadblow Serviceberry 15-30′ 15-20′ Early flowering small tree with white spring flowers and edible fruit. Dark green leaves changing to orange-red.
Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’ Robin Hill Serviceberry 20-30′ 15′ Small upright native tree with rounded habit. Pink buds open and fade to large, pure white flowers in early spring. Good yellow to red fall color in cool weather. Great native specimen for garden or urban setting
Amelanchier laevis ‘Alleghany’ Alleghany Serviceberry 20-25′ 15′ Nice multiple stem native plant with spreading branches. Flowering white in early spring followed in June by edible fruit. Great as specimen or in naturalistic planting.
Betula nigra Common River Birch 40-70′ 40-60′ The most heat tolerant and adaptable of all the birches. Moderate to fast growing.  Bark color and texture provides winter interest.
Betula nigra ‘Fox Valley’ Cinnamon Bark River Birch 10′ 12′ Develops into a dwarf multiple stem shrub with a dense rounded habit. The cinnamon to brownish bark exfoliates at an early age to reveal a somewhat lighter shade of brown inner bark. Resistant to bronze birch borer. Perfect for smaller landscapes.
Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ Heritage River Bitch 40-50′ 30-35′ Extraordinary for its bark which ranges from tan to creamy white to parchment white. It is a vigorous grower that tolerates wet poorly drained soils, but does equally well in upland soils. Resistant to Bronze Birch Borer. Valuable as a specimen tree or focal plant.
Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ Columnar Hornbeam 30-35′ 15-18′ An outstanding hornbeam cultivar with a narrow habit. Lush green foliage turning to a rich mustard-yellow in autumn. Moderate growth rate and drought resistant.
Carpinus caroliniana American Hornbeam 25-35′ 25-35′ An understory tree great for naturalized or woodland areas, the leaves emerge reddish purple changing to yellow and orange-red in fall for change throughout the year. Prefers acidic well drained soils and partial sun. Native
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud 20-25′ 25-30′ Small purplish-pick flowers in spring cover the tree followed by heart-shaped leaves. Small native tree with great form and branching. Fruit pods hold on during winter.
Cladrastis kentukea aka lutea American Yellowwood 30-40′ 30-40′ Striking tree with long panicles of fragrant white flowers in June. Bright green foliage contrasts nicely with darker leaved trees and turns golden-yellow in fall. Excellent small shade tree for smaller properties.
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood 15-30′ 15-30′ A beautiful tree with white flowers in April to May. The dark green oval leaves turn shades of red in fall. Attracts birds and butterflies. Tolerant to deer and clay soils. Prefers acidic, well drained soils in partial shade. Native.
Cornus kousa Kousa Dogwood 15-30′ 15-30′ A gorgeous multi-stem deciduous flowering vase shaped tree. White-slightly yellowish flowers May to June and 1″ diameter pinking red fruit that persist into fall. Deer tolerant. Prefers well drained sandy soils in full to partial sun.
Cornus mas ‘Cornellian Cherry’ Cornelian Cherry Dogwood 15-20′ 12-18′ A tough and adaptable multi-stemmed tree. Clean medium green summer foliage shortly followed by dark red fruits and yellow fall color. Prune after flowering. Attractive to birds and butterflies. Tolerant to dry soil or occasional flooding. Full to partial sun.
Diospyros virginiana Persimmon 35-60′ 20-35′ A slender but rounded tree known for the yellowish to pale-orange fruit that ripen late September through October. Yellow fall color. Needs both sexes to flower. Slow to medium grow rate. Tolerant to dry soils and various pH. Prefers full sun.
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo or Maidenhair Tree 50-80′ 30-40′ This ancient and medicinal shade tree has unique fan shaped rich green leaves that turn to bright yellow in fall. Deer and salt resistant it thrives in urban conditions and most soil types. Prefers full sun and well drained soils.
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum 50-60′ 25-30′ Star shaped foliage turns brilliant various fall colors. Conical form and corky bark. Native.
Magnolia liliiflora ‘Ann’ Ann Magnolia 8-10′ 10′ The red-purple flowers are four inches in diameter and bloom slightly earlier than ‘Betty’. Compact mounded form with dark green foliage.
Magnolia liliiflora ‘Jane’ Jane Magnolia 10-15′ 8-12′ Flowers are reddish-purple outside and white inside. Slightly larger than ‘Ann’.
Malus hybrida ‘Prairefire’ Prairefire Crabapple 15-20′ 15-20′ With very showy red-pink flowers and persistent dark red-purple fruit, this outstanding upright rounded tree is ideal for small landscapes. Attracts a variety of wildlife and prefers full sun.
Malus pumila ‘McIntosh’ McIntosh Apple Tree 10-15′ 10-15′ A small apple tree that produces delicious bright red apples that is excellent for cooking.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood 60′ plus 25-30′ Fast growing Tree with similar appearance to Bald cypress. It’s Reddish -brown bark and furrowed buttress base provides great winter interest. Suited for large areas and screening.
Nyssa syvatica Black Gum 30-50′ 20-30′ Tall native pyramidal shade tree with glossy dark green folige that turns shades of orange and red. Excellent specimen tree. Sun or partial shade.
Ostrya virginiana Ironwood, Eastern Hop Hornbeam 25-40′ 20-30′ An understory tree great for naturalized or woodland areas, the leaves have a yellow fall color. Catkins are present through winter followed by drooping clusters of seed-bearing pods. Prefers acidic well drained soils and partial sun. Native
Picea abies Norway Spruce 60-70′ 30′ Large fast growing, broad upright evergreen with great form and branching structure. Deer resistant, very hardy and low maintenance.
Picea abies ‘Cupressina’ Columnar Norway Spruce 20-30′ 5-6′ Fast growing columnar evergreen with dark slightly curved needles and dense branching. Ideal for screening. Needs full sun.
Picea glauca White spruce 40-60′ 20-25′ Greyish-green needles, slower growing than Norway spruce. Dense and pyramidal in shape, great for specimen as well as hedge or windbreak.
Picea pungens Blue Spruce 30-60′ 10-20′ A dense pyramidal evergreen with blueish-green leaves. Best as a specimen tree. Drought tolerant and very adaptable. Prefers moist soil and full sun.
Pyrus calleryanna ‘Aristocrat’ Callery Pear 25-35′ 20-25′ A medium sized tree with white showy flowers in April. Some tolerance to drought and urban conditions. Susceptible to limb breakage over time. Attracts birds. Prefers full sun.
Quercus acutissima Sawtooth Oak 35-45′ 40′ Fast growing shade tree of medium size. Foliage opens to a golden yellow in early spring changing to a lustrous green in summer. Attractively covered with golden male catkins in spring.
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak 50-60′ 40-50′ Good Native tree with a broad rounded head and distinctive light brown flaky bark. Will grow in poorly drained soils and well as upland sites.
Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia Ellis Cherrybark Oak 70-80′ 40-60′ Great shade tree. Bark is cherry and dark. Can tolerate well drained to moist soils. Leaves hold on late into fall.
Quercus lyrata Overcup Oak 35-45′ 35-40′ Pyramidal to oval when young. Thee tree becomes oval to rounded with age. Bark similar to white oak. Gets its name from the acorns that are almost entirely covered by the cap. Native.
Quercus macrocarpa Burr Oak 50-70′ 50-70′ A good Native Oak with interesting corky branches developing a massive trunk and broad crown. Does well in a broad range of soils from acidic to alkaline.
Quercus michavxii Swamp Chestnut Oak 60-70′ 60-70′ A large oval to rounded tree that grows well in poorly drained soils as well as upland sites. Great native specimen tree. Prefers full sun and has a red-orange fall color.
Quercus phellos Willow Oak 40-60′ 30-40′ Fine textured willow-like foliage is quite different than most oaks. Acorns are small and relished by wildlife. Growth habit is similar to Pin Oak with fine twiggy branches. Dark green foliage changing to yellow, bronze-orange, and brownish-red in fall.
Quercus rubra Red Oak 60-75′ 50′ Native quick growing, broad headed large tree. Leaves turn from rich green to deep red in the fall.
Quercus x scheutte Burr and Swamp Oak Hybrid 50-70′ 40-60′ This medium sized shade tree typically grows in a conical form with the crown broadening and rounding with age. Very adaptable with yellowish-brown sometimes tinged with red fall color. Excellent source of food for wildlife.
Taxodium distichum Common Bald Cypress 50-70′ 20-30′ Unusual native conifer with pale green fern-like foliage which sheds in fall. It thrived in wet ground and forms a stately pyramidal tree.
Thuja plicata ‘Spring Grove’ Spring Grove Arborvitae 20-30′ 6-8′ Very hardy, fast growing and deer resistant. This pyramidal evergreen is ideal for screening with its thick dark green foliage.
Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock or Canadian Hemlock 40-70′ 25-35′ A versatile native conifer with a graceful pyramidal habit. Takes a shearing well and can be maintained as a clipped hedge. Does not tolerate wind, pollution, or drought.
Ulmus americana American Elm 60-80′ 40-70′ Tolerant to urban conditions and a wide range of sun and soil conditions. Beautiful form and symmetry. Dark green leaves turn yellow in fall to various intensities.
Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark Elm 40-50′ 35-40 A small quick growing tree that is insect and disease resistant. Fall foliage ranges from yellow to reddish-purple. Attractive mottled bark exfoliates in multi-colored patterns. Durable and drought tolerant.

Klyn Nurseries, Inc. Plant Catalog 2014.

Dirr, Michael A,. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. 1998

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