A dense shade tree with a straight trunk and well-shaped canopy, and a crown which … Continued
browsing plants: trees
Trees and shrubs can be planted year-round as long as the ground isn’t frozen. When planting a new tree, keep in mind that the only water source the plant has is the relatively small root ball until new roots can grow into the surrounding soil.
At minimum new trees should be watered twice weekly, and under hot, dry summer conditions even more. Water slowly to allow moisture to make its way deep down into the soil, which will encourage the roots to follow.
When planting, make sure the base of the trunk is not planted too deep, and keep mulch pulled back to allow air to flow around the base of the plant. Make sure the surface of the root ball will be level with the surrounding soil level even after the tree has settled.
Staking young trees will minimize stress from wind in unprotected locations. Because the tree will continue to grow it is important to allow some movement. Check trees every three months to loosen as needed. Use fence posts and a short length of old garden hose with wire through the hose to protect the trunk of the tree from being damaged by the tie wire. Remove the stakes after one to two years.
An unusual and stunning ornamental maple. Its spring leaves emerge orange-pink and settle into green, … Continued
Native trees renowned for their incredible red fall color, these trees have a life span … Continued
Spring foliage emerges an unusual pink orange color with an underlying shade of chartruese green. … Continued
A tall shrub or small tree up to 20’ high with a broad crown. Beautiful … Continued
Trident maple or three-toothed maple is native to China, Korea and Japan. It is a … Continued
Outstanding glossy summer foliage changes to tints of yellow, red, and orange in the fall. … Continued
Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’ (red horse chestnut) is a 30–40’ tall tree with dusty red … Continued
Growing in open spaces, these trees may reach 60’ tall by 30’ wide, but as … Continued
Native to southwestern and eastern Asia, this deciduous tree makes a statement with its powder-puff … Continued
A small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub which is native to thickets … Continued
Prefers full sun and requires minimal attention. Blue-green foliage, delicate 2” flower clusters and brilliant … Continued