Common Name: flowering crabapple | Type: Tree
Family: Rosaceae | Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 15.00 to 20.00 feet | Spread: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May | Bloom Description: Deep pinkish red
Sun: Full sun | Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low | Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Fragrant | Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies | Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Air Pollution
Best grown in medium moisture, well-drained, acidic loams in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils. Established trees have some drought tolerance. Although some flowers may be lost, it is best to prune this tree as needed in late winter. Spring pruning should be avoided as it produces fresh, open cuts where fireblight bacterium can enter.
Malus is a genus of about 35 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from Europe, Asia and North America.
Genus name from Latin is an ancient name for apple.
'Prairifire' is a dense, rounded, deciduous tree which typically grows 15-20' tall with a similar spread. Pinkish-red buds open to slightly fragrant, deep pink-red flowers (1.5" diameter) in spring. Flowers are followed by masses of small, purplish-red crabapples (to 1/2" diameter) which mature in the fall. The fruits are persistent and attractive to birds. Ovate leaves emerge purplish in spring, mature to dark green with reddish-tinged leaf veins and petioles in summer, and turn orangish in autumn.
The main diseases of crabapple are scab, fire blight, rusts, leaf spot and powdery mildew. Potential insect pests are of lesser concern and include tent caterpillars, aphids, Japanese beetles, borers and scale. Spider mites may occur.
'Prairifire' reportedly has high disease resistance.||American Sentry | Tilia American Sentry
Height: 40 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Basswood, American Linden
A stately tree with a narrow upright habit of growth for smaller yards and spaces, features tightly upright branching, leaves turn rich gold in fall; fast growing and vigorous, resistant to insect attacks
American Sentry Linden features subtle clusters of fragrant buttery yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The large heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
American Sentry Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
American Sentry Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
American Sentry Linden will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.||Acer × freemanii 'Jeffersred' AUTUMN BLAZE
Common Name: Freeman maple | Type: Tree
Family: Sapindaceae | Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 40.00 to 55.00 feet | Spread: 30.00 to 40.00 feet
Bloom Time: Rarely flowers | Bloom Description: Greenish-yellow to red
Sun: Full sun to part shade | Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low | Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Street Tree, Rain Garden
Leaf: Good Fall | Tolerate: Wet Soil
Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, acidic soils with good drainage. Established trees have some tolerance for drought conditions.
Acer x freemanii, commonly called Freeman maple, is a hybrid of red maple (A. rubrum) and silver maple (A. saccharinum). The Freeman maple cultivars commonly sold in commerce today reportedly combine some of the best features of both parents, namely, solid structure, attractive form and showy fall color (from red maple) and adaptability and rapid growth (from silver maple). Oliver M. Freeman of the National Arboretum made the first controlled crosses between red maple and silver maple in 1933. Edward Murray named this hybrid cross in 1969 in honor of Oliver M. Freeman. Notwithstanding the foregoing, crosses between red and silver maples occur not only by controlled propagation but also naturally in the wild. It is sometimes difficult to identify a Freeman hybrid because of the complexity of crosses and backcrosses that may occur.
Cultivars are sometimes listed for sale by nurseries under Acer rubrum instead of Acer x freemanii.
Genus name is the Latin name for a maple tree.
Specific epithet and common name honors Oliver Freeman who first grew A. x freemani at the U. S. National Arboretum in 1933.
‘Jeffersred’, sold under the trade name of AUTUMN BLAZE, is an older cultivar that was discovered by nurseryman Glenn Jeffers in the late 1960s. This is an upright, fast-growing, deciduous tree that will typically grow 40-55’ tall with ascending branching and a dense, broad-oval crown. Each medium green leaf is deeply cut with five pointed lobes. As the trade name suggests, the foliage turns into an autumn blaze of orange-red to scarlet-red fall color. Flowers and fruit for this hybrid are very sparse. U.S. Plant Patent PP04,864 issued July 6, 1982.
No serious insect or disease problems. Young plants susceptible to leafhoppers and scale. Borers.||Amelanchier × grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'
Amelanchier x grandiflora is a hybrid cross between two species of North American serviceberry, namely, A. arborea (downy serviceberry) and A. laevis (Allegheny serviceberry). It is known in commerce today by several showy cultivars. This is a small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub which typically matures to 15-20’ tall. Flowers bloom in April followed by edible fruits (3/8" diameter) in June (hence the sometimes-used common name of Juneberry for amelanchiers). Berries resemble blueberries in taste and may be used in jams, jellies and pies. Finely-toothed, oval-lanceolate leaves (to 3" long) emerge with bronze tints in spring, mature to dark green from late spring throughout summer before finally turning brilliant red to orange-red in fall.
Common Name: apple serviceberry
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 15.00 to 25.00 feet
Spread: 15.00 to 25.00 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Leaf: Good Fall
Fruit: Showy, Edible||Sienna Glen Maple
Acer x freemanii 'Sienna'
The Sienna Glen Maple tree is a naturally occurring hybrid found on an abandoned farmstead in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Its distinct, upright, pyramidal growth habit, which is readily apparent as a young tree, grows and becomes a broad pyramid when mature. The Sienna Glen exhibits vigorous growth yet withstands strong winds. The branches are borne more closely together along the trunk (than those of Autumn Blaze) and are finer and more delicate, yet the wood is harder and shorter and exhibit less drooping. The smaller, fine textured green leaves are dark green with a silvery underside and turn a variable mix of yellow and orange with a pinkish tinge at the highest part of the crown. As the fall color finishes, it turns a burnt orange. This beauty tolerates higher soil pH unlike Autumn Blaze, not exhibiting any chlorosis. Hardiness zone 4 (testing done in zone 3). Mature growth is around 60' tall x 40' wide.
Height: 15 m
Crown: pyramidal to broad pyramidal, dark, dense crown
Bark and branches: smooth, grey-brown
Leaf: 3 to 5 lobes, shiny, bright green with light red stem, 8-10 cm
Autumn color: orange, red
Flowers: reddish flower corymbs, female flowers, March/April
Fruits: single seeds, winged, always in pairs, few or entirely absent,
Toxicity: non-toxic (usually)
Soil type: any, but not too limy
Paving: tolerates paving
Winter hardiness zone: 4 (-34,4 to -28,9 °C)
Wind resistance: good
Fauna tree: valuable for butterflies
Application: avenues and broad streets, parks, squares, theme parks, cemeteries, large gardens|
Acer x freemanii 'Bailston'
Selected because of its improved habit and superior, deep red fall color, Matador™ is an unbeatable shade tree with an upright form and symmetrical branching.
Pruning: Late winter
Fertilizing: Balanced NPK
- Height: 40-45'
- Width: 20-40'
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Zone: 4-7
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