The flowers will attract bees and butterflies in spring, the berries will attract birds which minimizes berry litter. 6-9' W 6-9'. Viburnum Nanyberry Tree: ‘Viburnum lentago’ Full sun to part shade  Hardy in zones 2-  This small upright shrubby tree has arching branches and white flat flower clusters in spring. Interesting horizontal branching. 50-75' W 25-35'. Magnolia: Full sun  Hardy in zones 5-8. Good wildlife value. Ht. Moongold has a slightly larger, golden-tone fruit, … 7 Steps for Fall Overseeding and Fall Fertilizing. The Minnesota state tree is the Red Pine, a picturesque evergreen tree that can grow up to 10-feet tall, with a straight trunk and an open, rounded crown. Zone 3-7. Most prevalent in north. The bark and young stems of Viburnum are susceptible to rabbit and rodent damage in winter. | Landscape Services | Glossy His Majesty. thickets, pastures, and edge of woods. Upland mesic to Catalog | Tolerates most soils. It produces dark pink to purple flowers in early May. Zone Accolade. Cottonwood Flood intolerant. This tree is sometimes referred to as oleaster. 40-50' W 20-35'. The leaves open purplish then are blue green in summer, turning bright orange red in autumn. The Shadbush and Downy Serviceberry are generally multi-stemmed trees or shrubs. Buying and Planting a Potted Tree. Tolerates most soils. Unite TM, Home Full sun to part shade. Female catkins are produced in spring, are pollinated, and form fruit. Pollination Essentials. Amur Maple does best in moist well drained soils, but will tolerate dryness. With many varieties available, the largest shrubs will work best:  American Cranberry bush reaches 8-12 feet and is hardy in zones 2-7;  Blackhaw Viburnum reaches 12-15’ and is hardy in zones 4-8;  European Cranberrybush reaches 8-12 feet and is hardy in zones 4-8. Henry Anise (Zones 7-9): A 6-to-15-foot evergreen with soft pink flowers. drought. River Birch: Full Sun to part shade  zones 2-8. Full sun to partial shade. Webmaster | � 2011. Some find the fragrance unpleasant up close, but not objectionable otherwise. Ascending branch pattern. Wrap the stems/trunk with a collar or hardware cloth available at garden centers to protect them.Reaches a height and spread of 10-15 feet. Rose pink fruit in fall turns blue-black. White flower spikes in Wrap the stems/trunk with a collar or hardware cloth available at garden centers to protect them. Prairie Crab Taproot. Prefers wet to bottoms and lakeshore forests. Elm. Zone 2. Wholesale. Spruces, black and white, and firs. Locally, in Mississippi River Valley and Minnesota Hours & Directions | Crab Apple: Full Sun,  Hardiness varies, generally hardy in zones 4-8. Large shrub or small Good rust resistance. wildlife value. Yellow to orange fall color. Foliage turns purple-red in autumn. Edible purple-black fruits. Prefers moist well drained soil, but is tolerant of drought. High wildlife value. Amur choke. Full sun. Ht. Open ascending growth Full sun. coniferous forests and around Midwest. Allegheny Serviceberry will be more tolerant to short periods of drought once it is well established. Yellow-red fall color. Tolerates dry polluted conditions. intolerant. form. Frequent pruning may be necessary to maintain the tree form, and it is known to reseed itself. Zone 3-8. Zone 3-7. At full maturity it can grow to 15 feet with a spread of 15 to 30 feet. Burning Bush. color. 2-4. Sour. Twin Cities. 20-30' W 15-25'. Understory tree. Amur Chokecherry: (Prunus mackii)  Full sun Hardy in zones 4-6. Seeds and buds of these rather small, somewhat short-lived trees attract birds and small mammals. Abundant white flowers followed with bright red fruit. Loam soils. Check your local nursery to find those that thrive best in your area. Common Profuse white flowers followed with brick red fruit. Zone 3-5. Tolerates most soils. It's form is slightly rounded to ovoid with dark green leaves. Prized timber Yellow fall color. Zone 2-4. Ht. attractive deep green foliage. Betula pumila var. 35-50' W 20-35'. High wildlife value. Dwarf Red Buckeye will bloom when the tree is still very young. Fragrant Deer and Rabbit Resistant Plants Edible nuts. Wide spreading, low branched flowers. ‘Pendula’, for weeping, is often attached to the cultivar name. Requires wet to mesic soil moisture. The shrub may still be in bloom after snow is on the ground. Rose trees are often a bit of work in the North and Midwest, ‘Polar Joy’ is requires the least care, as easy as any tree or shrub. Crab apples (Malus selections) are some of the easiest and most beautiful trees to grow, if you choose a disease-resistant variety with persistent small fruits that won't make a mess when they fall. Reaches 20-30 feet and 25-30 feet wide. White flowers in May. The small tree is clump forming and can be grown as a large shrub or multi-trunk tree. Leaves tremble in slight breeze. It is disease resistant and grows to a dense rounded form. Flood intolerant. Ht. The pink turns green and the white remains in summer, then in fall the leaves turn shades of yellow. Shademaster. mesic soil moisture. Contact us | tolerant. Be sure you are willing to maintain the pruning or your ornamental tree will quickly begin to revert to shrub form. Some are pre-pruned to tree form at the nurseries. Patriot. with showy white flowers, red fruit in late August. Continued pruning of trunk sprouts may be  necessary  See detailed article on ‘HakuroNishiki’ for more information. Zone 4-7. 2-5. 5. Ht. Fraxinus nigra Black Ash Golden-tan bark. Hours & Directions Underground runners will send up suckers, which need to be removed when then tree is dormant. Carpinus caroliniana Blue Beech (Musclewood) 35-50' W 35-50'. View All Perennials. Edge Full sun or light Very wide, open Grows in rich soil on river 60-80'. Ht. So many more! An ornamental tree can be a rose tree or a grafted evegreen, even a topiary evergreen. "Minnesota Strain" is a small, pink-flowering, cold-weather tolerant variety. Our majestic tree of river Zone 4-8. Ht. Consulting & Design Hardy to zone 2, it reaches 20 feet tall. ‘Autumn Brilliance’ will grow to 10 feet in five to ten years depending on conditions. Check with your garden center to be sure a dwarf bush, grafted to a trunk, will be hardy in your area. conifer swamps. Wrap the stems/trunk with a collar or hardware cloth available at garden centers to protect them. The ‘Louisa Weeping Crab’ weeps gracefully, with pink flowers. Populus deltoides Cottonwood In the fall, brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows of various maple, oak, and hickory species add to the beauty of the diverse forests. Wet-mesic soils. Full sun. Newer varities are more disease resistant, but this spreading tree still yields deep red fruits and winter food for birds. Ht. Female plants will develop reddish fall fruit clusters. tip" terminal buds. 2. leaves. It is a small enough ornamental to be well suited to a shrub border. Prefers average moisture. Place a mulch layer of about 4 to 8 inches (10.2 to 20.3 cm) around your tree's base but do not let … Showy Mountain Ash: Full sun Hardy in zones 2-7. Pine. It was introduced in 2007 by Bailey Nurseries in Minnesota, experts in winter hardy plants. shade. Globular form with horizontal 'Sparkler' crabapple's rose-pink flowers are a spring highlight. Prefers well-drained (mesic to dry) Full sun to partial shade. Red buds fade to pink blooms in May, and foliage turns orange-red in fall). Beautiful white exfoliating bark and yellow fall color. Found along Brilliant orange- red fall color. Ornamental trees, generally 6 to 25 or 30 feet, typically add year round interest with beautiful shapes, spring flowers and fall colors, berries or seed pods. Zone 3-5. Pines include native white, red, and jack. 1" catkins. Ht. Grow in a moist well drained soil. If you’re looking for long-blooming shrubs with huge white, blue, or purple flowers to … 40-60' W 30-50'. tree. Quaking aspen, which gets its name from the way the leaves appear to quake or tremble with even the slightest breeze, is also able to tolerate even the coldest days in Minnesota. Grows in 60-75' W 40-50'. Cornus kousa will resist disease better than Cornus florida, and will perform better in midwestern areas. It is often confused with the Amelendhier arborea Downy Serviceberrry. trees. It will reach 18-25’ high, and up to 25’ wide. The bark and young stems of Hawthorn trees are susceptible to rabbit and rodent damage in winter. The spring flower show of a magnolia is incredible. Celtis occidentalis Hackberry Prune crossed or wayward interior branches to encourage a strong structure. Kentucky. Cathedral. Cedars have scaled needles. Black. Moist to dry loam soils. High disease resistance.) Witch Hazel prefers a moist, cool, acidic soil. If you haven’t seen them in your garden center yet, you probably will soon. Edible They prefer moisture retentive, organically enriched, somewhat acidic soil and genera lly reach 15-20’ high. Gray bark color. Plant in full to mostly sun for best flowering. Apricots are a small ornamental tree that offers an early spring blossom and plenty of golden yellow fruit afterward. There is some confusion in the nursery trade and even among botanists regarding the Shadbush tree. Russet-red fall color. Protect Look for Inermis, which is a thornless variety. 60-80' W 60-80'. Edible black fruits. Mackii tends to be less susceptible to disease and insects than the general Prunus genus. Prunus virginiana Common Chokecherry Andy likes ‘Adirondack' with its strongly upright branching for smaller spaces. clusters followed with black berries in autumn. Crataegus macracantha Fleshy Hawthorn Balsam Poplar River. It is moderately tolerant of air and soil salt as well as urban pollution, so it will do well as a street or boulevard tree. Ht. Tolerates most soils. Yellow fall color. Full sun to part shade. Crabapple. Full sun to part shade. Found in northeast and southeast Minnesota. 20-35' W 10-20'. 35-50' W 35-50'. 'Venus' may also be hardy to zone 4, if you can find one. Soil Preference: Prefers moist, fertile, well drained soil, will tolerate average soil. Zone 3-7. The blooms produce an unpleasant smell, and the fruit causes a bit of a mess. Yellow fall color. Cinnamon colored exfoliating bark. Zone 4-5. Doesn't like alkaline soils. Zone 3-7. savannas. bark. Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’. Lollipop crabapple (Zones 3-8): A 10-to-15-foot tree with a slender spread of bushy, white flowers. High wildlife value. Some birch tend to sucker, controlling them can be difficult. Ht. Sand to loams. and stems of plants. The berries mature from magenta red to purple to dark purple-black, reaching ripened maturity in June, often called Juneberry because of it. Zone 4-6. Zones 5 – 9. moist soils. Zone Note: Single stem or clump form available. Mountain ash is resistant to pests, with the exception of borers. 'Grandiflora' is slightly smaller, and ‘Tardiva’ is also a little smaller, blooming in August. Tolerates most soils. Black chokeberry provides fruit for wildlife well into the winter. 75-100' W 75-100'. Sorbus decora Showy Mountain Ash The wood tends to be soft and weak, sometimes breaking limbs under the weight of heavy snow. deciduous woods. These small to medium size trees are ideal for small properties, narrow spaces, or planted closer to a structure or home than you would plant a large shade tree. Small Carpenter Bee (Ceratina species)Steve Nanz, University of Minnesota Extension Gardening Info Carpenter Bees (Family Apidae, Subfamily Xylocopinae). It has an oval to rounded form and is hardy in zones 5-7. Long yellow "sulphur Dry conditions may cause leaf scorch and a general decline in the tree’s health, so make sure it receives adequate moisture in dry periods. Kousa dogwood* (Zones 5-8): A 20-to-30-foot tree that’s draped in snow-white or rosy-pink flowers. Pussy Willow ‘Kilmarnock’:  (Salix caprea)  Full sun Hardy in zones 4-8.  “Kilmarnock’ is the most common pussy willow cultivar for garden use. Ht. Taproot. Best on moist, sandy loam soils. Forestry experts at the state Department of Natural Resources believe our changing climate will make it harder for trees like aspen, paper birch, tamarack and … Gleditsia tricanthos var. Upright oval to rounded form. 50-75' W 35-55'. Edible fruits. Zone 2-7. 60-80' W 60-80'. Full Sun. Cone-like catkins. Butterfly-Friendly Plants. Moist to dry loam soils. twigs in winter with red flowers in early spring before When pruned to a tree, the foliage forms a wide canopy. Ostrya virginiana Ironwood This tree does require a maintenance commitment, not just to maintain a tree form, but it can be a moderately aggressive spreader. Do not prune in May-June. northern Minnesota. Found on upland and wildlife value. Disease resistance is very good, but may occasionally be attacked by leaf miners or aphids. Betula nigra  River Birch (single stem & Globular canopy Downy Serviceberry is the maintains the most tree-like form of the serviceberries. Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffeetree Zone 2-5. Fragrant flower clusters in spring. One Ruby Red Horsechestnut is a bit smaller than Red Horse Chestnut. | About us | In ten years time it will only reach about 6 feet, and you can keep it sheared to control size as a shrub. Dogwoods: Insects come to the flowers, and birds to the fall berries. Upright ovoid form. Ht. Catalog | Tolerates most soils. ‘Autumn Brilliance’ is a hybrid Apple Serviceberry tree, also known as the Juneberry tree. They have short needles. Full sun. Hydrangeas. Sap used for syrup. Full sun to part Wet to dry soil wildlife value. Be aware that some, specifically the Korean Mountain Ash (Sorbus alnifolia) can reach 50 feet tall. They have long needles. Tolerates most soils. Dwarf Flowering Trees to Plant in Small Spaces. Full sun. rocky hillsides. Populus balsamifera dry moisture. color. Colony forming; fast growing. 50-60' W 35-40'. Coniferous trees keep their needles all year with the exception of tamarack. It grows about 12 feet high, with a similar spread. part shade. Common in Prefers mesic loam soils. Full sun. Foliage: Dark green, 5 leaflet, coarse texture. part shade. fruit in June. Bigtooth Aspen inermis or "Shademaster" … Very high Tolerates drought. Many cultivars are hardy to zone 2 and some can reach as tall as 70’. Pollinator Plants. ‘Ivory Silk’ flowers heavily at a young age with a rounded to oval shape. Most Birch prefer cold northern climates, do best in moist soil and do not tolerate shade. Its' small green leaves are heavily marked with white for striking bright leaves, and produce highly fragrant white blooms. To learn more about Minnesota's native trees, check out the following: Beginner's Guide to Minnesota Trees PDF. Full sun to shade. Tolerates most soils. Shiny bronze bark is very showy against a snowy landscape, a primary reason for planting this tree. high wildlife value. Ht. Single Page View 1. ↑ Krause, W. J.; Krause, W. A. The edible berries are a good source of iron and copper, and are juicier than those of Amelanchier arborea. Zone 3-5. Burgundy-purple fall Found at forest edges, open oak woods, and It is a male clone, the similar female clone is ‘Weeping Sally”. Taproot. We are a family owned and operated tree farm. Some of the best varieties for zone 4 include 'Prairie Fire' (rounded 15-20', prolific pink-red blooms in May and purplish foliage and dark red bark similar to cherry tree bark. Full sun or shade. Quercus bicolor value. in moist to dry ground in our area. Ht. "Eastern" is a redbud variety that has distinctive, heart-shaped leaves and is relatively trouble-free, according to Nancy Rose of Fine Gardening. 20-35' W 20-35'. Keep one leader branch, removing most horizontal branches from the ground up until the leader is at least 4 feet tall. Prefers moist soils. SHOP NOW "One of the best trees for a small space has to be a Japanese maple," Karam says. Ht. foliage turning brilliant yellow-orange-red in fall. Very high resistant. The leaves emerge bronzed purple and mature to a shiny green, with dense fine branching. Tilia americana American Basswood Cornus alternifolia Pagoda Dogwood (Tree Form) Loams to silty clays. Quaking aspen (trembling aspen, poplar, popple) Willow. Requires wet to Amelanchier are typically not bothered by deer. Szechwan pepper cousin. soil. Tolerates wet Fast growth rate. Golden yellow fall color. Amelanchier laevis Allegheny Serviceberry Use small and dwarf trees to add a point of interest, shade a patio, or enhance an entryway. Ht. Bradford Pear:  This tree must be mentioned, not because of it’s reliable performance, but because of it’s serious weaknesses. Amelanchier is generally not afflicted with serious disease or insect problems. Multi-stemmed tree occurring bottoms. inermis "Shademaster": Thornless Honeylocust. Recommendations | Events Tolerates most average to dry soils. Available in clump or single trunk, and requires pruning to maintain tree form. upland soils. Very high Flood intolerant. They generally grow well in most ordinary soils but prefer moist, well drained.. Prefers moist to average Magnolia 'Butterflies' so far has proven to produce a more spectacular spring bloom every year since 1999 here in zone 4, so bud damage has not been a problem. Sandy loam to clay pan. Betula alleghaniensis Yellow Birch Prefers well-drained sandy loam soils. 50' W 40'. Russian Olive: (Elaeagnus angustifolia)  Full sun  Hardy in zones 2-7. 'Argentea' should be hardy all the way to zone 3 if you can find one -try mail-order catalogs. Moisture: Average to high moisture requirements. Eastern Wahoo. Recommended trees for each region perform reliably in that environment and should thrive for many years. (Most rose trees are grafted to the stem of unknown variety.) Espresso. ‘Embers’ foliage is bright red in autumn. The fruit is an inch long “cone” filled with seed. European Mountain Ash, ‘Sorbus aucuparia’ is hardy in zones 4 to 7, and reaches about 20-40 feet tall, so also a little on the larger side. Disease resistant and drought tolerant, reaches 15-20 feet with similar spread. Zone 3-4. Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn: Full Sun Hardy in zones 4-6. Fast growing. Pale yellow fall color. Hardy to zone 2, pest and disease resistant. Orange to bright red fall Zone 2-4. Shade tolerant. Zone soil moisture. Edible blue-black If sold on it’s own roots, it will creep across the ground. Cottonwood. There are male and female trees, fruit will only be produced if both are present, and the males tree’s flowering is slightly more showy. The male flowers are long catkins and are produced in autumn, generally remaining on the tree through winter. Clusters of fragrant white blooms form before the leaves, later giving way to berries in summer. Small trees can fit into many sites and spring blossoms add color and fragrance to any landscape. thick leaves. Full sun. Creamy flower clusters appearing in spring are quite fragrant. Most spring flower shows are spectacular, especially on the larger trees. Flood tolerant. Zone 3-7. Ht. Somewhat adaptable. Ht. Blooms This Minnesota native is hardy to zone 4, and reaches 10-15 feet, with a 20-25 foot spread. slopes in southeastern Minnesota. Numerous varieties and forms are available. Persistent leaves in The 'Sorbus decora' grows to 20 feet, and is hardy to zone 2. W 40-50'. Redosier dogwood is native to Minnesota with colorful red or yellow winter bark. Zone 4-7. Ht. Full sun. Fine green foliage follows. Allegheny Serviceberry is a multi-trunk tree or shrub that is quite adaptable to sun, part shade or shade. The berries are green when young and turn red, then when fully mature the berries are dark purple-black. Burgundy red fall Very high wildlife The natural form is a large shrub, but garden centers have been grafting this willow to a hardy trunk and pruning to an elegant tree. Common in mixed woods and rich mesic Pinnately compound 50-60' W 30-40'. Pale golden They are generally sold as a small tree, the taller ones are generally marketed as a large full standard. Tree lilacs generally bloom some time in June, blooming heavily every other year. moist soils. 20-35' W 20-35'. green leaves; buds covered with fragrant sticky sap. Will also tolerate some shade. Does beautifully in a large container. Ideal for wet open sites. Minnesota native, common to Shrub or small tree with Requires moist well drained soil. A stunning accent to a front entry or patio, or underplanted with groundcover roses or perennials. It is less susceptible to fungal disease. Tolerates most soils. Amelanchier Shadbush and Downy Serviceberry prefer a filtered shade if possible and moist to wet soil. Alternate, Compound Leafed Trees Bitternut Hickory Honey Locust *Leaf - Alternate, 6" to 8" long, doubly compound with 18 to 28 small egg-shaped leaflets that have finely toothed margins *Bark - Dark gray or brown on old trees; divided into thin, tight scales, thorns *Fruit - … shade. Grows in river bottoms and rich 60-70' W 30'. Good red fall color. Fringe tree is a slightly rounded and open shaped tree that produces panicles of white “fringed” flowers in late spring. Leaves are compound, multiple fine leaves on each leaf stem., The leaves are one of the first to open up in spring. Use a slow release granular fertilizer with equal parts NPK (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium). Malus ioensis Showy flat-topped white flower clusters. Ht. (2006), The Opossum: Its Amazing Story, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri: Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine 2. ↑ National Geographic (2012), Opossum,… Gardeners who have grown ‘Polar Joy’ in Minnesota zone 4 have raved about its’ hardiness even with no protection. Also Korean Tree Lilac, are exactly what you think, a fragrant (but somewhat musky) spring blooming lilac in tree form. Found along streams and lake margins. soil moisture. Displays good cold hardiness, and claims of hardiness to zones 3 and 4 have been made, but is probably risky. Gravel to sandy loams. Prefers mesic soil Bright yellow fall Bright red to orange fall 50-75' W 35-50'. The University of Minnesota lists two cultivars of apricot as hardy fruit trees: Moongold and Sungold. in rich woods, thickets, and hillsides of northeast and The dappled willow has become widely available in garden centers up to zone 4. Very high wildlife value. Grows on north and east facing It is quite a delightful little tree, despite some of its’ potential problems. Yellow fall Quercus ellipsoidalis Northern Pin Oak Understory shrub or small ‘Briotii” develops a tap root so it very difficult to move once established. Tolerates wet Carmine red fall color. Moisture: Average water needs, may be sensitive to drought, Foliage: 1-3” simple elliptic leaves, finely toothed, shiny green, Blooms: Lightly fragrant drooping clusters of small white blooms in April or May. color. 60' W 40-50'. branches. Minnesota Trees For Sale. wildlife value. 15-20' W 15-20'. color. Ht. The spreading is relatively slow, not nearly as aggressive as species sumac. clear pink flowers. Edible bright red fruit. 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