1. Planting: Creek beds or pond-accenting spots are favored but as long as you irrigate properly and ensure the proper sun exposure, your willow can thrive anywhere.
Dig a hole three times the width and just as deep as the root ball of your tree. Then remove any debris like rocks, grass or soil clumps from the hole and use a shovel or a pitchfork to loosen the soil around the sides of the hole. Position your tree and make sure that the root collar (the area where the roots meet the trunk of the tree) is level with the surrounding soil. Next, gently backfill the soil and tamp it down as you go. After this process is complete, give your tree a long drink of water until the soil becomes evenly moist.
Finally, spread a layer of mulch that’s about three inches thick around the base of your tree.
2. Watering: Your Willow will need a deep watering roughly 2 to 3 times weekly (depending on the weather) to keep the soil consistently moist. Mulching really helps with retaining soil moisture so you will not have to monitor as often.
A good method is to leave your garden hose next to the base of the tree on a slow trickle for about 10 minutes once weekly.
3. Fertilizing: Feed once yearly in the fall season, after it has become established (about 2 years after planting). Use an all-purpose fertilizer.
4. Pruning: Prune back new shoots right to the main trunk and remove some of the older main branches in spring. Pruning isn't necessary, but you'll get a neater, cleaner form by removing these older branches and shoots.
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Acer platanoides 'Royal Red'
Royal Red Maple
The Royal Red Maple tree is the classic purple-leafed maple tree. It keeps its brilliant crimson color all summer long. It's a slow growing shade tree, but has a dense, broad oval form. This maple tree is extremely hardy. This maple tree does need well-drained soil. One of the more popular Norway maple tree types. Mature size is around 30-40' tall x 35' wide. Hardiness zone 4. This tree attracts game birds, squirrels, chipmunks, beaver, deer, and bears.
Attributes: Good Street Tree
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage Color: Purple
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Flower Characteristics: Yellow
Season of Interest (Flowering): Early Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage): Fall, Summer
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil Moisture: Adaptable to Various Soils
|Show Time Flowering Crab
Show Time Flowering Crab will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. Heavy blooming, with large bright fuchsia-pink flowers that are striking in springtime. Dark green foliage has a red overlay. This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Tall) • Narrow or Columnar
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||Pacific Sunset Maple is an excellent medium sized tree that is very tolerant to urban conditions. This hybrid maple combines the best qualities of its parents Acer truncatum and Acer platanoides. It has very glossy dark green leaves that will develop a mixed full color of yellows, oranges, and reds. It will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and makes for a good straight tree.
Plant Type: Shade Tree
Growth Rate Moderate
Zone: 4 - 7
Deer Resistant: Yes
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time: Spring
Bark Type: Smooth
Landscape/Use: Provide Shade
Shape: Spreading, Upright
af Color: Green
Fall Color: Orange Red||Syringareticulata 'Ivory Silk'
Ivory Silk Japanese tree lilac
Ivory Silk' is a small tree or large shrub which typically grows 20-25' tall with a rounded crown. Creamy white, fragrant, single flowers are arranged in dense, terminal clusters (panicles to 12" long). Blooms later than most other species of lilac (late May to early June in St. Louis). Elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves (to 5" long). Attractive reddish-brown bark.
Effective as a specimen in the landscape. Tree forms are effective along streets, in lawns, near decks/patios or in foundations. Shrub forms are effective in borders or small groups. May be used as a screen along property lines.
Zone: 3 to 7
Height: 20.00 to 25.00 feet
Spread: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Creamy white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Street Tree, Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil||Malus 'Adirondack' Crabapple
Botanical Name: Malus 'Adirondack'
(NA 54943; PI 499828)
Hardiness: U.S.D.A. Zone 4 - 8
Five hundred open-pollinated seedlings of Malus halliana were artificially inoculated with fire blight under control conditions. Of the sixty surviving seedlings, several showed field resistance to scab, cedar-apple rust, and powdery mildew when exposed to natural inoculum from heavily infected, susceptible plants during eleven years of field trial. 'Adirondack' was selected from this seedling population in 1974 by Donald R. Egolf and released in 1987.
'Adirondack' exhibits a combination of many desirable traits that make it a near-perfect crabapple. The narrow obovate, upright-branched growth habit combines with an annual bloom cycle, abundant, small, persistent fruit, slow to moderate growth rate, and multiple disease tolerance that is rare in crabapple. Highly rated for both aesthetics and disease resistance by the International Ornamental Crabapple Society.
Height and Width: 18 feet tall and 16 feet crown width at 20 years.
Narrow obovate, upright-branched small tree. Maintains upright form with age.
Leathery dark green leaves. The foliage is highly tolerant to cedar apple rust, apple scab, and powdery mildew.
Annual flowering. Dark carmine buds mature to a lighter red and open to white, waxy, heavy-textured, wide-spreading flowers with traces of red; slightly fragrant.
A pome. Abundant, bright orange-red, hard, small (1/2-inch) fruit persist until early winter. Relished by birds after softened by freezing.
Adaptable to diverse soil, moisture, and climatic conditions. Requires virtually no pruning to maintain its shape nor chemical controls for the common crabapple diseases.
Most commercial propagation is by budding or grafting onto compatible rootstocks. Roots easily from softwood cuttings in late spring, under mist, 3000 ppm IBA, in 4 weeks.
Effective for foundation plantings of buildings or formal gardens; as a specimen for space-limited situations; a strong focal accent in the shrub border or residential garden; park and recreational area screen; roadside or street tree where shade is not important.|
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