Ornamental Trees
Beech "Purple Fountain"
Growth Rate: slow
Height/Spread (ft.): 15-30/10-15
Growth Form: cascading, columnar
Plant Hardiness: good
Fall Color: good; yellow then orange-brown
Aesthetic Value: above average
Comments: a dark-leaved tree with purple wavy-edged leaves; leaves become more green through summer; an interesting specimen plant

Beech "Rivers Purple"
Growth Rate: slow
Height/Spread (ft.):40-50/20-30
Growth Form: oval to rounded
Plant Hardiness:good
Fall Color: none
Aesthetic Value: above average; silver bark with purple leaves
Comments: is the most popular of the European purple beeches; leaves hold their color all summer long

Burning Bush Tree
Height/Spread (ft):10/10
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:small yellow
Fruit:small red
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:rose red
Comments:winged, corky bark

Cherry-flowering 'Accolade'
Height/Spread (ft):25/25
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:pink
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:dark green
Fall Color:red/yellow
Comments:the earliest of the flowering cherries; masses of showy semi-double pink flowers in early spring

Cherry-flowering 'Rancho'
Height/Spread (ft):25/10
Growth Form:columnar
Flower Color:pink
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:dark green
Fall Color:crimson/orange
Comments:single pink flowers; upright habit; chesnut-brown bark


Cherry-flowering, weeping 'Pendula Plena Rosea'
Height/Spread (ft):12/12
Growth Form:weeping
Flower Color:pink
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:yellow/orange
Comments:most popular of the weeping cherries, flower is 1", double pink

Crabapple-flowering 'Coralburst'
Height/Spread (ft):8/12
Growth Form:compact, rounded
Flower Color:double pink
Fruit:reddish-orange, 1/2"
Foliage Color:dark green
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:small, colorful tree; great for accent planting

Crabapple-flowering 'Golden Raindrops'
Height/Spread (ft):18/20
Growth Form:upright/vase
Flower Color:white
Fruit:golden yellow, 1/4"
Foliage Color:deep green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:unique deep cut, fine-textured foliage; white flowes in spring followed by contrasting golden fruit; excellent disease resistant; great ornamental tree

Crabapple-flowering 'Harvest Gold'
Height/Spread (ft):20/15
Growth Form:upright
Flower Color:white
Fruit:golden; persists through each spring
Foliage Color:dark green
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:vigorous grower; good disease resistance; golden fruit maintains its color into December making it a standout in winter

Crabapple-flowering 'Lancelot Dwarf'
Height/Spread (ft):8/8
Growth Form:dense, compact
Flower Color:red buds, white flower
Fruit:gold, 3/8"
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:golden
Comments:excellent specimen for small areas; golden fall foliage with gold fruit that birds love

Crabapple-flowering 'Liset'
Height/Spread (ft):20/15
Growth Form:rounded, dense
Flower Color:rose red
Fruit:maroon, 1/2" to 1"
Foliage Color:purplish to bronze green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:possibly the deepest red flower color of all crabapples; a tidy, well-proportioned  small tree; well suited for smaller areas

Crabapple-flowering 'Louisa'
Height/Spread (ft):15/15
Growth Form:weeping
Flower Color:pink flower
Fruit:golden, 3/8"
Foliage Color:dark green, glossy
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:dependable weeping habit

Crabapple-flowering 'Pink Spires'
Height/Spread (ft):17/12
Growth Form:narrow, upright
Flower Color:lavender-pink
Fruit:purplish red, 1/2"
Foliage Color:red-purple in spring, green-bronze in summer
Fall Color:copper
Comments:great, narrow ornamental tree; works in many small areas with an added bonus in foliage, flowering, and fruiting color

Crabapple-flowering 'Prariefire'
Height/Spread (ft):15/20
Growth Form:upright, spreading; becomes rounded
Flower Color:true red
Fruit:maroon, 3/8"
Foliage Color:purple bronze
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:a disease resistant; blooms later than most crabapples; bark is glossy dark red; fruit does not drop; 1996 Iowa tree of the year; attractive foliage; brilliant flowers

Crabapple-flowering 'Profusion'
Height/Spread (ft):18/30
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:purple red
Fruit:red, 1/2"
Foliage Color:emerges purple, fades to bronze green
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:lovely tree with outstanding foliage and flower color

Crabapple-flowering 'Purple Prince'
Height/Spread (ft):20/20
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:rose-red
Fruit:maroon
Foliage Color:purple-bronze foliage
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:matures quickly as a young tree; excellent disease resistance

Crabapple-flowering 'Royal Gem'
Height/Spread (ft):5-8/5
Growth Form:compact, upright
Flower Color:rose red
Fruit:dark red
Foliage Color:crimson to dark green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:small, colorful, landscape tree

Crabapple-flowering 'Royal Raindrops'
Height/Spread (ft):20/15
Growth Form:upright, spreading
Flower Color:pink-red
Fruit:small, red
Foliage Color:deep purple
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:its deep purple, cutleaf foliage retains its color well; excellent disease resistance

Crabapple-flowering 'Sargent'
Height/Spread (ft):8/12
Growth Form:dwarf, spreading
Flower Color:white
Fruit:red, 1/4"
Foliage Color:dark green, lobed
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:gorgeous lobed leaves enhance the white fragrant flowers

Crabapple-flowering 'Sargent-Tina'
Height/Spread (ft):4/5
Growth Form:dense, somewhat pendulous
Flower Color:white
Fruit:red, 1/4"
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:profuse bright red buds open to single white flowers in spring

Crabapple-flowering 'Spring Snow'
Height/Spread (ft):25/15
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:pink buds/white flowers
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:bright green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:fruitless variety; heat tolerant with bright green foliage

Crabapple-flowering 'Tina'
Height/Spread (ft):8/8
Growth Form:wide spreading
Flower Color:white
Fruit:red
Foliage Color:medium green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:excellent small tree that is highly ornamental; great for limited spaces; disease resistant

Dogwood 'Golden Glory'
Height/Spread (ft):20/15
Growth Form:upright, mounded
Flower Color:yellow
Fruit:bright red, 5/8"
Foliage Color:glossy, deep green
Fall Color:insignificant

Dogwood 'Pagoda'
Height/Spread (ft):15/20
Growth Form:rounded with horizontal branching
Flower Color:pale yellow
Fruit:small black
Foliage Color:medium to dark green
Fall Color:maroon red
Comments:graceful, small tree; flowers in May followed by small fruit; unique-shaped tree with branches growing in tiers, forming a layered look

Dogwood 'Snow Mantle'
Height/Spread (ft):15/6-8
Growth Form:upright, arching
Flower Color:white
Fruit:white
Foliage Color:light green
Fall Color:purple
Comments:lingering pink pedicels add a great deal of interest in fall

Flowering Hawthorn 'Crimson Cloud'
Height/Spread (ft):15/12
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:single, bright red with white star in center
Fruit:red, glossy, 3/8"
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:thornless; lobed green leaves and attractive flowers

Flowering Hawthorn 'Lustre'
Height/Spread (ft):20/20
Growth Form:rounded, upright
Flower Color:white
Fruit:glossy red, 1/4"
Foliage Color:glossy, green
Fall Color:orange to scarlet
Comments:great tree with early, profuse blooms; very few thorns

Flowering Pear 'Mountain Frost'
Height/Spread (ft):20-30/15-20
Growth Form:upright
Flower Color:white
Fruit:3/4" fruit is sparsley produced in late summer
Foliage Color:bright, glossy green
Fall Color:yellow

Flowering Pear 'Prarie Gem'
Height/Spread (ft):20/15
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:white
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:bright green, lustrous, thick
Fall Color:golden yellow
Comments:covered with white flowers in spring; hardy variety of ornamental pear

Flowering Plum 'Newport'
Height/Spread (ft):17/17
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:pink
Fruit:sparse, purple
Foliage Color:reddish purple
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:hardy tree with attractive foliage all summer long; small pink flowers early in spring

Ginko 'Autumn Gold'
Height/Spread (ft):50/30
Growth Form:upright, broad, conical
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:male selection of ginkgo with a symmetrical conical form turns broader with age

Goldenrain Tree
Height/Spread (ft):30/25-30
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color: bright yellow
Fruit: greenish fruit pods
Foliage Color:medium green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:tolerant of heat & drought; bright yellow flowers are borne in large 12-15" panicles in July, followed by greenish fruit pods thought the summer

Hydrangea Tree 'PeeGee'
Height/Spread (ft):8/8-10
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:white
Foliage Color:deep green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:very showy, conical white flowers which change to pink-bronze towards fall; flower heads dry easily and are perfect for use in arrangements

Larch "Weeping European"
Growth Rate: slow
Height/Spread (ft.):8-12/10-12
Growth Form: mounding
Plant Hardiness: excellent
Fall Color: good, brilliant yellow
Aesthetic Value: average
Comments: irregular weeping branches; soft, fluffy tufts of needles that change from green to yellow in fall; deciduous

Lilac Tree 'Palibin'
Height/Spread (ft):5/5
Growth Form:standard, rounded
Flower Color:rosy lilac
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:great small, grafted tree with beautiful fragrant flowers; great accent plant; unique form; adds interest in landscape

Lilac Tree 'Ivory Silk'
Height/Spread (ft):25/15
Growth Form:compact, oval
Flower Color:creamy white
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:dark green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:small, attractive flowering tree with cherry-like bark; large, creamy-white flowers in early July

Lilac Tree 'Tinkerbelle'
Height/Spread (ft):5-8/4/5
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:wine-red
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:a superb small tree with a pleasing, spicy fragrance and incredible wine-red flower buds that open late in spring

Locust (Robinia) 'Twisty Baby'
Height/Spread (ft):8-10/12-15
Growth Form:irregular, spreading
Flower Color:white
Foliage Color:emerald green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:small tree with interesting, twisted branches; beautiful hanging white blossoms in spring

Maackia 'Summertime'
Height/Spread (ft):15-20/12-15
Growth Form:upright, rounded
Flower Color:cream racemes
Foliage Color:deep green
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:excellent small tree with multi-season interest; grows as a low-branching, single-trunked tree with mottled olive-green to golden-brown bark which provides winter interest; summertime blooms with bottle brush-like racemes of small cream flowers

Magnolia 'Ann'
Height/Spread (ft):8-10/10
Growth Form:upright
Flower Color:red-purple, 7"-9"
Foliage Color:medium green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:is a late bloomer which avoids hazards of a late frost; light scented flowers

Magnolia "Butterflies"
Growth Rate:slow
Height/Spread (ft.):16/10
Growth Form: pyramidal
Fall Color:none
Aesthetic Value: above average
Comments: abundant rich yellow flowers that arise late in spring hence protecting them from a late frost; bold foliage

Magnolia 'Susan'
Height/Spread (ft):15/15
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:red-purple, darker on underside of petals
Foliage Color:medium green
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:is a late bloomer which avoids hazards of a late frost; fragrant flowers

Magnolia 'Royal Star'
Height/Spread (ft):8/8
Growth Form:compact, rounded
Flower Color:double white
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:deep green
Fall Color:yellow to bronze
Comments:hardy magnolia blooms double fragrant flowers in April


Maple 'Amur'
Height/Spread (ft):15-20/15
Growth Form:rounded
Foliage Color:medium green foliage
Fall Color:scarlet
Comments:slender, spreading branches; extremely hardy


Maple 'Hot Wings Tartarian'
Height/Spread (ft):20-25/18-20
Growth Form:upright, spreading
Flower Color: yellow
Foliage Color:deep green foliage
Fall Color:yellow/red
Comments:little yellow flowers are followed by bright red samaras


Maple 'Korean'
Height/Spread (ft):15/10
Growth Form:rounded
Foliage Color:deep green foliage
Fall Color:yellow/orange
Comments:similar to japanese maples, but hardier; showy accent plant with palmate leaves; attractive bark


Maple 'Tartarian'
Height/Spread (ft):20-25/18-20
Growth Form:oval, irregular
Flower color: red
Foliage Color:dark green foliage
Fall Color:yellow/red
Comments:spreading and graceful form; samaras are quite showy


Mountain Ash 'Cardinal Royal'
Height/Spread (ft):20/15
Growth Form:symmetrical, upright
Flower Color:white
Fruit:red berries
Foliage Color: dark green with silver undersides
Fall Color:rust
Comments:vigorous grower; brilliant red berries in August-September; outstanding white flowers in spring; tree should be wrapped for first five years to avoid frost cracking in winter months

Mountain Ash 'Oak Leaf'
Height/Spread (ft):25/20
Growth Form:upright with ascending branching, oval
Flower Color:white
Fruit:orange-red
Foliage Color:dark-green/lobed
Fall Color:rust
Comments:hybrid tree with attractive lobed leaves; fire blight resistant; tree trunk should be wrapped for first five years to avoid frost cracking on trunk

Mountain Ash 'Showy'
Height/Spread (ft):20/20
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:white
Fruit:red berries
Foliage Color:dark green
Fall Color:red
Comments:outstanding white flowers in spring; disease resistant; tree should be wrapped for first five years to avoid frost cracking

Ninebark Tree 'Diablo'
Height/Spread (ft):8-10/8-10
Growth Form:upright, arching
Flower Color:creamy-white
Foliage Color:reddish purple
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:intense reddish-purple foliage can become dark green in the excessive heat of summer and when grown in part shade

Persian 'Parrotia'
Growth Rate: moderate
Height/Spread (ft.):20-40/15-30
Growth Form: upright oval
Fall Color: good; yellow-orange-scarlet red
Aesthetic Value: excellent; vivid red flowers bloom mid-late February; great fall color
Comments: an excellent multi-stemmed tree; older branches have an exfoliating bark that is gray-green in color

Redbud
Height/Spread (ft):25/25
Growth Form:vase-shaped
Flower Color:pink-purple
Fruit:brown fruit pods, insignificant
Foliage Color:deep green
Fall Color:brilliant yellow
Comments:flowers appear in spring before leaves emerge; flowers appear to hug branches

Serviceberry 'Autumn Brilliance'
Height/Spread (ft):20-25/15
Growth Form:rounded
Flower Color:white
Fruit:purplish-black
Foliage Color:blue-green
Fall Color:brilliant red-orange
Comments:has interesting, spreading branch pattern and attractive light-gray bark; brilliant fall leaves are quite persistant

Seven-Son Flower Tree
Height/Spread (ft):20/10-15
Growth Form:upright
Flower Color:white
Foliage Color:green
Comments:unusual peeling bark; distinct leaves are retained into early winter; showy calyx turns bright red in fall


Smoketree 'Grace'
Height/Spread (ft):25/12-15
Growth Form:upright, arching
Foliage Color:vibrant wine-red when young darkening to a plum-red at maturity
Fall Color:brilliant orange/red
Comments:plant for 3 seasons of enjoyment; feathery plumes wedged between large, 6" leaves


Tulip Tree
Height/Spread (ft):70-90/35-50
Growth Form:pyramidal to oval
Flower Color:green-yellow
Foliage Color:bright green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:stately tree for large spaces; flowers May through June


Walking Stick 'Henry Lauders'
Height/Spread (ft):8-10/8-10
Growth Form:gnarled, twisted branches
Foliage Color:green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:unique deciduous tree with interesting branches; showy green catkins brighten the winter scence; slow grower


Weeping Mulberry
Height/Spread (ft):8/8
Growth Form:weeping
Flower Color:none
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:bright green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:vigorous small tree with outstanding weeping habit; best to plant in semi-protected area


Weeping Siberian Peashrub 'Walkeri'
Height/Spread (ft):5/5
Growth Form:strongly weeping
Flower Color:bright yellow
Fruit:none
Foliage Color:finely cut, light green
Fall Color:yellow
Comments:small tree has finely cut foliage for fern-like appearance; great accent for small area


Weeping Pussy Willow
Height/Spread (ft):15-18/12-15
Growth Form:weeping
Foliage Color:green with light-green beneath
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:perfect for use as an accent or specimen plant for confined areas; large, silky-soft catkins appear early in spring for a pretty effect


Willow 'Corkscrew'
Height/Spread (ft):30-40/20-25
Growth Form:wide, oval
Foliage Color:bright green
Fall Color:insignificant
Comments:this picturesque, medium-sized tree has curiously twisted branches and leaves that make it a unique specimen; the branches make great cut stems; fast growning; prefers moist sites


Willow 'Dappled'
Height/Spread (ft):15-20/15-20
Growth Form:weeping
Foliage Color:light green, strongly mottled with white & pink, some leaves are all white
Fall Color:not showy
Comments:weeping branches that display striking salmon-pink stems & buds