Betula pendula ‘Moss White’
Betula pendula ‘Moss White’ is one of several cultivars of this very popular medium sized tree. It will tolerate wet soils. Often seen planted in groups of three or more, they are an asset to any larger garden. A very adaptable tree which will reach 10-11mtrs by 6mtrs wide where moisture is not limiting. Autumn will produce lovely golden yellow foliage.
This cultivar is known for its wine coloured autumn showing, thus its name, the Claret Ash. An attractive tree than can be found in parks, streets and medium to large gardens. Ideal as a shade tree, the Claret Ash will grow well in most soil conditions though not suited to wet or alkaline soils. Grows to 12mtrs x 9mtrs wide.
Fraxinus excelsior ‘aurea’
A moderate sized, attractive tree that can be found in parks and streets. A long-time favorite shade tree found in many backyards. Lovely golden foliage in autumn. It has a moderate growth rate and can grow to around 10mtrs by 8mtrs wide.
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Urbanite’
Urbanite Green Ash
This moderate to fast growing cultivar is an excellent shade tree and suited to parks, large gardens and street plantings. Expected height 13-15mtrs at maturity.
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Cimmzam’
Cimmaron Green Ash
Very similar to the Urbanite Green Ash, growing to around 13mtrs. Autumn foliage of deep reds
Ginkgo, or Maidenhair trees, date back to the time of the dinosaurs. An attractive ornamental tree, they are tolerant to most soil types. Very pest resistant. A spreading canopy, with deep golden autumn foliage. Very slow growing, in time it will reach heights up to 15mtrs.
Gleditisia triacanthos ‘Shademaster'
Green Honey Locust
An attractive tree with an open, spreading canopy. Gleditsia enjoy full sun, good moist soil, though will tolerate poor drainage. Fast growing, they will reach heights of 8-10mtrs.
Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Sunburst’
Golden Honey Locust
An attractive tree with an open, spreading canopy. Gleditsia enjoy full sun, good moist soil, though will tolerate poor drainage. Early pruning will promote a straight trunk. ‘Sunburst’ displays bright yellow leaves. Fast growing, they will reach heights of 8-10mtrs.
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Biloxi’
An attractive small tree growing to about 7mtrs. The ‘Biloxi’ produces a magnificent showing of pale pink flowering over summer through early autumn, followed by an autumn display of orange and red foliage. Plant in full sun.
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Natchez’
The ‘Natchez’ will grow to about 8mtrs. Like all Crepe Myrtles it is suited to a full sun position. Masses of white flowers over summer followed by an impressive autumn showing of orange and red foliage make this one of the most popular of the Crepe Myrtles.
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tuscarora’
Most often referred to as a the Red Crepe Myrtle, the ‘Tuscarora’ has a summer flowering of dark coral pink flowers, followed by an autumn display of orange and red foliage. It will grow to about 5-6mtrs. Plant in full sun.
Malus ioensis ‘Plena’ Standard form
Standard Bechtel Crab Apple
Late spring will see a lovely pale pink flowering. This is the Standard form is grafted at approximately 1.6mtrs. The Standard Bechtel Crab Apple is an under-used small tree, ideally suited to avenue plantings.
Malus ioensis ‘Plena’ Tree form
Bechtel Crab Apple
This would possibly be the most popular cultivar of the Crab Apples. It produces masses of double flowers, with an autumn display of yellows, reds and deep orange. Grows to about 6mtrs.
Attractive small tree, well shaped and will tolerate poorer soils. Most maples are planted for their brilliant autumn colours and the Trident Maple is no exception. Grows 6-8mtrs tall and 6-7mtrs wide.
Acer freemanii ‘Jeffersred’
Autumn Blaze Maple
A hybrid between the Red Maple and the Silver Maple, this cultivar is aptly named, displaying a blaze of colourful autumn foliage. It has a moderate growth rate and will grow to 13mtrs tall by 10mtrs wide.
Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Red’
Autumn Red Maple
One of the most striking Maples with autumn displays of brilliant red foliage. With a moderate growth rate, the Autumn Glory Maple will mature to around 12mtrs.
Acer negundo ‘Sensation’
Box Elder Maple
This cultivar, Acer negundo ‘Sensation’, will provide brilliant early autumn colour and tolerate poorer soil conditions. Prefers sheltered positions which escape high winds. With a moderate growth rate, it should reach 9mtrs tall by 6mtrs wide.
There are many forms of the Japanese Maple, and generally this small to medium tree will grow 3-6mtrs tall with a spread of 2-4mtrs. Autumn displays lovely golden orange and red foliage.
Platanus acerifolia ‘Bloodgood'
Bloodgood London Plane
This is a cultivar of the hybrid plane Platanus x acerifolia. It shows much more tolerance to Plane Anthracnose along with some resistance to Powdery Mildew. Ideal for avenue planting. It will grow to 15-20mtrs tall by 10-15mtrs wide.
Platanus orientalis ‘Digitata’
Cut Leaf Plane
Very large shade tree. Used as street trees due to their ability to tolerate industrial pollution. A very hardy tree that prefers deep, well drained soil conditions, through will also withstand poorer soil conditions. Leaf lobes are more deeply cut than P.acerifolia. Fast growing to 30mtrs.
Platanus orientalis ‘Insularis'
Autumn Glory Plane or Cyprian Plane
Very large shade tree. Used as street trees due to their ability to tolerate industrial pollution. A very hardy tree that prefers deep, well drained soil conditions, through will also withstand poorer soil conditions. Leaf is larger and more deeply lobed than the Cut Leaf Plane. Has striking autumn foliage of red and gold. Grows to 15mtrs.
Platanus x acerifolia
Very large shade tree. Widely used as street trees due to their ability to tolerate industrial pollution. A very hardy tree that prefers deep, well drained soil conditions, though will also withstand poorer soil conditions. Fast growing to 15-20mtrs.
Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’
The ‘Aristocrat’ Ornamental Pear is another of the ornamental pears grown for their attractive autumn foliage and spring flowering. Its shape is not as erect as the P.Capital or P.Chanticleer. Very versatile medium-sized tree, with excellent branch structure, growing to around 11mtrs by 7mtrs wide.
Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’
The ‘Bradford’ pear is conical in shape when juvenile, broadening to a mature tree of around 12mtrs by 9mtrs. It displays all features of the ornamental pear, masses of spring flowers (white) and colourful foliage. Enjoys full sun.
Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’
This moderate to fast growing cultivar is the most columnar in shape, maturing at around 11mtrs by 3mtrs wide. This makes the ‘Capital’ pear ideal for planting where space is limited. Preferring a sunny position, you will be rewarded with a spring flowering and attractive,colourful autumn foliage.
Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’
The ‘Chanticleer’ pear is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing to around 11mtrs by 6mtrs wide. Its compact size and excellent branch structure make it one of the most widely planted trees today. Ideally suited to residential and rural properties, streetscapes, parks and gardens.
Pyrus calleryana ‘Winter Glow’
Winter Glow Pear
The ‘Winter Glow’ pear is regarded as semi-deciduous, as its old leaves are usually pushed off by the new emerging leaves in spring. It is an under-used tree with many applications. Ideal for avenue planting and screening with its compact size of 6-7mtrs by 4-5mtrs.
The Manchurian Pear is the largest of the species, and would make an ideal shade tree or park tree. It produces an attractive flowering in spring, and displays brilliant red foliage in autumn. Not suited to small gardens, growing to around 9mtrs by 7mtrs wide.
The Scarlet Oak is very similar in size and shape to the Red Oak. As with all oaks, they are ideally suited to the larger gardens, parks and open space. A magnificent display of reds and scarlets in autumn, turning to brown over winter. Moderate growth habit reaching heights of 15-20 mtrs at maturity.
Pin Oaks are most often found in streets, parks and larger garden, and also planted as shade trees. A magnificent display of orange, red and scarlet foliage in autumn. They are reasonably fast growing to a height of approximately 20mtrs. Most Pin Oaks will hold their foliage over winter, with the exception of the little known ‘EDF’ form (Early Defoliating Form).
English Oaks are most often found in streets, parks and were widely used in avenues of honour in the early 1900s. They can grow as wide as their height, making great shade trees, This cultivar does not retain foliage after autumn. They are reasonably fast growing to a height of approximately 15-20 mtrs.
The Red Oak is most often found in parks and large gardens, and like most larger oaks they are ideal shade trees. The Red Oak displays rich red and brown autumn foliage. Can reach heights of up to 20 mtrs.
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’
An attractive tree, displaying a golden foliage which deepens in Autumn. It has a full upright shape, and has masses of white flowers in Spring. Tolerates most soils. It is fast growing and can grow to around 9mtrs by 6mtrs wide.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Murrays Forms’
This elm has become very popular. Being a versatile and attractive ornamental tree, it is suitable for windbreaks or shade. This cultivar has smooth bark and a vigorous upright habit, weeping with age. It prefers full sun and deep, well drained soil. Grows to around 10mtrs.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Todd’
This Chinese Elm is a Flemings Nurseries selection and is an ideal tree for streetscapes, parks and larger gardens. Its habit is not as pendulous as ‘Murrays Form’, and will reach around 10mtrs by 11mtrs at maturity.
Attractive, upright, elegant and graceful are just a few way of describing the Zelkova. They enjoy a full sun position with a well-drained but moist soil. The Zelkova is in the Elm family but they are resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and Elm Leaf Beetle. It should grow to around 12 -14mtrs.
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