It is indifferent to soil conditions and can be found in moist, shallow rocky or clay soils. Resistant to black spot (Baileys var. only). Fast growing. Plant in an area with good circulation. Produces catkins.
This graceful tree has pendulous branches and attractive cutleaf foliage. The bark is brown in youth, maturing to grayish white, with increasing black fissures with age. This tree is highly recommended for lawns and parks.
Developed at North Dakota State University, this tree was selected for its narrow, columnar habit. After several years, bark matures to a yellow white. Tolerant of heat, drought, and alkaline soils.
Stress tolerant and developed in ND. Snow white bark exfoliates to provide winter interest. Resistant to bronze birch borer. After 25 years of evaluation in ND no damage from borers or cold has been seen. Easily grown in average, medium, well drained soil, in sun to part shade. Becomes broadly oval with age.
A small weeping specimen tree with distinctive satiny bark. Has fern-like foliage and yellow pea-like flowers in spring. Has elongated green and brown pods. Developed at the Manitoba Research Station in Canada.
Single white bloom followed by red fruit. Green emerging foliage gradually turning red as they mature then finally reddish-purple in fall. Fruits are an edible chokecherry. Proper soil conditions are necessary for normal growth. Needs good drainage.
This upright vase-shaped tree is native to Japan and blooms in early May with single pink flowers. The bark is a polished, reddish brown. New growth is purplish while the summer foliage a shiny dark green. Good looking tree with three season appeal. Selected by Dr. Harold Pellett from seed collected in Hokkaido, Japan. Introduced by Bailey Nurseries for Normandale Community College. No fruit noticed to date.
This small tree produces white flowers and black fruit usually eaten by birds before fully ripe. The outstanding exfoliating bark is golden brown to dark red with a glistening metallic color for excellent winter effect and landscape interest.
One of the finest flowering crab selections, this is a dwarf variety featuring a froth of double coral-pink flowers in spring and reddish-orange fruit in fall; needs well-drained soil and full sun, the perect focal point in a mixed garden composition
This introduction has dark green foliage and beautiful fruit of glossy red that changes to golden orange. The fruit of this disease resistant crab persists all winter and attracts birds.
Ideal for a confined screen or border planting, this excellent rosy bloom crab was selected by W. L. Kerr, Canada Department of Agriculture, Sutherland, Saskatchewan. Foliage is red-purple in spring turning to green-bronze in summer, and copper in fall.
Intense single pinkish red flowers brings on glossy red fruit that does not drop. New purple maroon foliage matures into a reddish-green. Disease resistant and blooms later than most crabs.
This selection has outstanding rose-red blossoms and maroon fruits. The purple-bronze foliage and bright flowers rival 'Liset' but 'Purple Prince' does not suffer from stem splitting and is faster growing. Because it matures quickly as a young tree this is one of the best purple-leaf crabs for growers. Excellent resistance to scab, fireblight and cedar-apple rust.
Single pink flowers changing to white and are very fragrant. Produces cherry-red fruit in one-half inch size and is persistent. Can also be used to make jelly. Intolerant of shade and drought, but can grow in a variety of soils.
This hardy crab has outstanding foliage. New growth is reddish turning purplish with a green undercast. The leaves have a bright, varnished appearance and nice purple fall color.
Single white flowers completely cover the tree in spring. Canadian introduction. Shiny foliage and good heat tolerance, no fruit.
Single delicate pink blooms form dark purplish fruits that hang on well after fall. Compact form and has deep purple leaves. Resistant to fireblight. Discovered in Canada
Green foliage changes to deep purple in fall. Whitish flowers are followed by white fruits and persistent reddish pedicels. Bark colors of a gray to red brown contrast make for great winter interest. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.
A beautiful tree with horizontal, spreading branches that create a layered or tiered appearance. Loose and open form. Produces clusters of fragrant greenish-white flowers in late summer, which are followed by purplish-black berries. Green summer foliage picks up purplish tones in the fall.
This elm, selected from a cross of Japanese and Siberian elm, resembles Japanese elm in appearance with larger leaves and growth habit. When inoculated with Dutch elm disease, it has shown no observable damage or only tip injury to the branches. When tips have been infected, the tree is able to wall off the area and prevent spread of the disease.
One of the most stress and drought tolerant of other hybrid elms. It is slower growing than other elms, and has smaller leaves. May need a fair amount of crown thinning in early growth to avoid crossing branches. Mostly upright at young age, but vase-like at maturity. Highly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and Elm Leaf Beetle.
A new cultivar from NDSU selected for its superior winter hardiness and excellent fruit display. Prairie Radiance is a small tree with a low branched trunk or multiple stems, truly an all-season small tree for the north. It produces a large quantity of delicately pink colored capsules which begin in mid-August. By mid to late September the capsules split open exposing bright red arils. After the leaves drop, the gray barked twigs set off the sequential color changes of the fruit, a beautiful sight over an extended period.
This moderate to rapid grower is very adaptable to the extremes of urban conditions, including drought and windy conditions. The bark is corky and rough in texture.
Abundant white flowers in June, followed by small bright red persistent fruit in autumn. Prefers moist soil but is tolerant of dry conditions. A short squat tree with horizontal branching.
Hardier than some of the other hawthorns, this tree was introduced by the Morden Research Station of Manitoba, Canada. It bears fragrant, large, double white flowers that turn to pink; glossy foliage, and 1/2 inch red fruit. The interesting twisted trunk is an added ornamental feature.