Crataegus x mordenensis 'Toba'—Hardier than some of the other hawthorns, this tree was introduced by the Morden Research Station of Manitoba, Canada. It bears fragrant, large, double white flowers that turn to pink; glossy foliage, and 1/2 inch red fruit. The interesting twisted trunk is an added ornamental feature.
HT: 12-15' SPREAD: 12' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Beautiful red fruit, twisted trunk
Hydrangea Tree Form Limelight
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' PP12,874 -- These trees explode with blooms in early summer. It's incredible. Tons of light flowers bloom in conical-shaped clusters that are showy and long-lasting. As these unique flower heads age into autumn they begin turning lovely shades of pale and blushing pink.
HT: 6-8' SPREAD: 7-9' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun/Part Shade
FEATURES: Low maintenance
Hydrangea Tree Form Quickfire
Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk' PP16,812 -- Quick Fire Hydrangea is a hardy variety grown on a single stem to a tree form. It blooms about a month earlier than other varieties. The large blooms open creamy-white and turn deep rosy-pink through the season. Flower color is not affected by pH. Blooms on new wood so pruning should be done late winter or early spring before new growth appears
HT: 6-8' SPREAD: 6-8' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun/Part Shade
FEATURES: Versatility in use
Hydrangea Tree Form Little Lamb
Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb' PP15,395 -- Little Lamb differs from other paniculata hydrangeas because of its more compact form and the tiny delicate nature of the blooms.
HT:4-6' SPREAD: 5-6' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun/Part Shade
FEATURES: Compact, delicate
Hydrangea Tree Form Pinky Winky
Hydrangea paniculata 'DVPpinky' PP16,166 -- Now available in tree form, perfect for smaller gardens. Fourteen-inch blooms are the norm and each floret contains 7 petals instead of 4, nearly doubling the petal count and giving the blooms a much fuller look. Stems are also stronger and able to support the large blossoms.
HT:6-8' SPREAD: 6-8' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun/Part Shade
FEATURES: Large blooms
Hydrangea Tree Form Pee Gee
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'-- PeeGee hydrangea, trained to a single stem with a head, blooms in July and August with very showy, large conical white flowers which change to pink bronze towards autumn. The flower heads dry easily when cut, and are perfect for use in arrangements. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.
HT: 8' SPREAD: 8-10' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun/Part Shade
FEATURES: Fall interest
Lilac Dwarf Korean Tree Form
Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' -- This dwarf variety has an excellent uniform habit and red-purple buds that open to fragrant, single, pale lilac flowers. It makes an excellent globe for accent or interest in the landscape. Bears blooms at an early age.
HT: 8' SPREAD: 5-6' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Uniform habit
Lilac Snowdance Tree
Syringa reticulata 'Bailnce' PP20,458 -- Although the species tend to flower biannually, Snowdance™ flowers well annually and begins flowering at an earlier age than the species. Large, fragrant panicles of creamy white bloom in June. This sterile variety produces no untidy, brown seed heads. Lustrous, dark green foliage is slightly larger and darker than the species. As wide as tall with attractive, shelved branching. A pest and disease free lilac tree for residential and park use. Equally attractive as a specimen as it is in group plantings.
HT: 18' SPREAD: 20' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: No seed heads
Service Berry Autumn Brilliance
Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'—This tremendously popular tree offers white blossoms in spring, followed by showy, sweet purplish-black fruit. Heavily branched, the tree has an interesting spreading branch pattern, and attractive light gray bark. The brilliant fall leaves are quite persistent.
HT: 20-25' SPREAD: 15' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Attracts butterflies