Trees - Shade
Beech - American
Zone 3 • Mature 50-80’ tall x 40-80’ wide
Fagus grandiflora - This variety has slick, tight, gray bark and thick roots.
Beech - Purple Fountain
Zone 4-7 • Mature 25' high x 15' wide
Fagus sylvatica - Rich purple, glossy, rounded leaves cloak the cascading branches of this fine specimen tree. Creates a handsome, narrow silhouette
with it's strong upright form, and because it is much slower growing than typical beech, it needs no pruning to maintain its graceful shape.
Beech - Rivers Purple European
Zone 4 • Mature 50-60' tall x 30-45’ wide
Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii' - A dense, compact, symmetrical variety with purple leaves in spring that bronze in late summer. Needs room to grow.
Beech - Tricolor
Zone 4 • Mature 30-40' tall x 30' wide
Fagus sylvatica - Striking purple foliage with irregular pinkish-white and rose borders. Not recommended for hot, dry areas.
Birch - Heritage River
Zone 4 • Mature 35-40’ tall x 30-35’ wide
Betula nigra - A round variety with thick, dark green foliage and exfoliating bark with a pink tinge. Very tolerant of wetter conditions.
Birch - Paper
Zone 2 • Mature 35-40' tall x 30’ wide
Betula papyrifera - A very hardy with reddish-brown young stems that mature to chalk-white.
Birch - Summer Cascade River
Zone 4 • Mature 25; tall x 12’ wide
Betula nigra - A very fast-growing variety with exfoliating bark and yellow autumn foliage. Very tolerant of difficult sites.
Black Gum or Tupelo
Zone 4 • Mature 30-50' tall x 20-40’ wide
Nyssa sylvatica - A adaptable, native variety with deep green foliage that changes to burgundy, red, orange and yellow in autumn. Performs well
in poorly-drained and heavy soils.
Catalpa - Northern
Zone 4 • Mature 50-60' tall x 35-40’ wide
Catalpa speciosa - A fast-growing, upright, oval variety with gnarled limbs, large, heart-shaped, green leaves that turn yellow in autumn and tube-like
white flowers in June followed by long, persistant pods.
Dogwood - Pagoda
Zone 3-7 • Mature 25' High x 32' wide
Cornus alternifolia - A with oval green foliage that turns reddish-purple in Autumn and small, fragrant, flat, yellowish-white flowers in
late Spring that mature to bluish-black fruits on red stalks.
Dogwood - Weeping
Zone 5 • Mature 8' high x 10' wide
Cornus kousa 'Pendula' - A variety with cream, star-like flowers in Spring and burgundy foliage in Autumn.
Elm - Accolade
Zone 4 • Mature 60' tall x 40’ wide
Ulmus x (Poss x two varieties of Ulmus davidiana var. japonica or Ulmus davidiana var. japonica x Ulmus wilsoniana) - An arching, vase-shaped
Ginkgo- Autumn Gold
Zone 3 • Mature 40-50' tall x 25-30’ wide
Ginkgo biloba - A slow-growing, symmetrical, upright, male, non-fruiting variety that broadens with age with fan-shaped foliage that turns golden
yellow in fall. Its symmetrical upright branching form becomes broad with age. Full sun.
Golden rain tree
Zone 5 • Mature 20-40’ tall x 15-35’ wide
Koelreuteria paniculata - A fast-growing, rounded variety with furrowed bark and lacy compound leaves that turn yellow before falling and large
clusters of yellow flowers in autumn followed by red-purple seed pods.
Horse chestnut - Fort McNair
Zone 4 • Mature 30-40' tall x 30’ wide
Aesculus x carnea - A very hardy variety with large red flowers in mid-May.
Ironwood - Persian
Zone 4-8 • Mature 40' high x 3-' wide
Parrotia persica 'Vanessa' - A small variety with exfoliating bark and oval-to-oblong foliage that emerge reddish-purple in Spring and mature
to medium to dark green then change to yellow, orange and red in Autumn. Bark of mature trees exfoliates to show green, white or tan patches beneath
and provides good winter interest.
Zone 4 • Mature 40-60' tall x 20-30’ wide
Cercidiphyllum japonicum - A rounded understory tree tiny reddish blooms in spring along and round-oval leaves that are reddish-purple when young
and mature to blue-green in summer and gold, orange and red in autumn that are said to smell of cinnamon caramel apples when they dry and fall. Protected
from strong winds and hot afternoon sun.
Linden - Greenspire
Zone 4 • Mature 40-50' tall x 15-25’ wide
Tilia cordata - A hardy, variety that is pyramidal when young and rounded in maturity with furrowed bark, fragrant flowers in mid-summer and shiny,
bright green foliage in summer that turns yellow in autumn. Tolerant of air pollution.
Magnolia - Cucumber tree
Zone 4 • Mature 50-60' tall x 50-60’ wide
Magnolia acuminata - Often single-stemmed with large, dark green, leaves and slightly fragrant, greenish-yellow flowers that bloom in May to early
June on more mature specimens followed by pinkish fruit that follows in late summer.
Maple - Autumn Blaze
Zone 4 • Mature 50-60' tall x 40’ wide
Acer x freemanii - An extremely fast-growing variety, tolerant, dense, oval variety with brilliant red foliage in autumn.
Maple - Bailey Compact
Zone 3-7 • Mature 9' high x 8' wide
Acer ginnala - A finely-branched, variety of Amur maple with fragrant flowers and good Autumn color.
Maple - Bloodgood
Zone 5-8 • Mature 20' high x 20' wide
Acer palmatum - A small, rounded with purplish-red flowers in spring and deep reddish-purple foliage foliage that matures to crimson in Autumn.
Maple - Coonara Pygmy
Zone 6-9 • Mature 6' high x 4' wide
Acer palmatum - A dense, dwarf variety with pale pink and green foliage that matures to green in Summer and move to bright
orange, yellow and red in Autumn.
Maple - Crimson King
Zone 4 • Mature 50' tall x 50’ wide
Acer platanoides - A hardy, pest-resistant, symmetrical variety with a rounded head of crimson foliage.
Maple - Ever Red
Zone 5-8 • Mature 10' high x 10' wide
Acer palmatum - A dwarf, weeping variety with very finely-cut lacey foliage that emerges crimson and matures to deep burgundy until it changes to
bright red-orange in Autumn.
Maple - Fall Fiesta Sugar
Zone 3 • Mature 50' tall x 30’ wide
Acer saccharum - A full, symmetrical, quick-growing, insect-resistant variety with glossy, deep green foliage that turns orange and red in autumn.
Prefers a moist, well-drained soil with a slight acidity. Easy to transplant.
Maple - Flame
Zone 2-8 • Mature 20' high x 20' wide
Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala - A small, upright variety with a dense, rounded crown and broad, oval, medium-green leaves that turn bright red
Maple - Golden Full Moon
Zone 5-7 • Mature 12' high x 8' wide
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' or 'Autumn Moon' - A variety with a low canopy of foliage that emerges gold-orange and mature to lime green with hints of pink, orange and chartrueuse throughout the season until the leaves mature to gold and red in Autumn.
Maple - Green Mountain Sugar
Zone 4 • Mature 50-75' tall x 35-40’ wide
Acer saccharum - A heat-tolerant variety with The thick, dark, waxy foliage.
Maple - Japanese Green
Zone 5-8 • Mature 25' high x 25' wide
Acer palmatum - A small, crown-shaped variety with deeply lobed, light green leaves and yellow, purple and bronze Autumn color.
Maple - Lion's Head
Zone 6-8 • Mature 15' high x 12' wide
Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' - An upright, compact, slow-growing variety with crinkled, bright green foliage in tufts along the stems that matures
to gold and crimson in Autumn.
Maple - Paperbark
Zone 4-8 • Mature 30' high x 25' wide
Acer griseum - An oval variety with exfoliating copper-to-red-brown outer bark over rose-brown inner bark and green foliage with blue-gray-green
undersides that changes to orange and red in Autumn.
Maple - Princeton Gold Norway
Zone 5 • Mature 45’ tall x 40’ wide
Acer platanoides - A tough variety with lemon-yellow flowers in spring followed by lobed, bright, golden-yellow foliage Protect bark from sunscald
Maple - Red Dragon
Zone 5-8 • Mature 8' high x 8' wide
Acer palmatum var. dissectum - A compact, slow-growing variety with bright red foliage in Spring that mature to burgundy in Summer and crimson
Maple - Red Select
Zone 5-9 • Mature 10' high x 15' wide
Acer palmatum - An upright, broadly-rounded, cascading variety lacey foliage that emerges light red in Spring, matures to deep red-purple in Summer
and finally turns crimson red in Autumn.
Maple - Red Sunset
Zone 4 • Mature 50’ tall x 30-40’ wide
Acer rubrum - A dense, upright variety with bright red foliage in autumn.
Maple - Redpointe
Zone 5 • Mature 40' high x 30' wide
Acer rubrum - An upright, pyramidal variety with deeply-lobed, deep green foliage that turns brilliant red in the Autumn.
Maple - Royal Red
Zone 4 • Mature 25-30' tall x 25’ wide
Acer platanoides - A straight, sturdy, disease-resistant, symmetrical variety with large, glossy, dark red foliage.
Maple - Skeeter's Broom
Zone 5-9 • Mature 10' high x 6' wide
Acer palmatum - A very vigorous, upright variety with bright red Spring foliage foliage that matures to dark red/burgundy in Summer then bright scarlet in Autumn
Maple - Sugar
Zone 3 • Mature 50-75’ tall x 50’ wide
Acer saccharum - A largest, fine, hardy, native variety with rich yellow, orange and red autumn foliage. Prefers rich. well drained soil.
Maple - Summer Gold
Zone 6-8 • Mature 15' high x 12' wide
Acer palmatum - An upright, rounded variety with orange-yellow-green Spring foliage that matures to gold in Summer.
Maple - Sun Valley Red
Zone 4 • Mature 40' tall x 35’ wide
A. rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ x A. rubrum ‘Autumn Flame’ - A male, upright variety with reddish flowers in early spring and medium green foliage that
turns bright red in autumn.
Maple - Tamukeyama
Zone 5-8 • Mature 8' high x 12' wide
Acer palmatum var. dissectum - A mounding laceleaf variety with purple-red foliage that brighten in Autumn.
Maple - Variegated Norway
Zone 4 • Mature 50-60’ tall x 40-50’ wide
Acer platanoides - A dense, straight variety with white-edged green foliage.
Maple - Waterfall
Zone 5-9 • Mature 10' high x 12' wide
Acer palmatum - A weeping variety cultivar with lacey, dark green foliage that matures to golden with streaks of red and orange in Autumn.
Oak - Northern Red
Zone 3 • Mature 50-60' tall x 70-80’ wide
Quercus Rubra - A rounded variety with massive branches low to the ground and foliage with a reddish tinge that changes to yellow-brown, russet
and bright red in autumn. Produces acorns and commercially valuable wood. Moderate water requirements and moderate tolerance to salt and alkali soils.
Oak - Pin
Zone 4 • Mature 60-75’ tall x 40’ wide
Quercus palustris (also called Swamp Oak, Water Oak, and Swamp Spanish Oak) - A fast-growing, variety found on bottom lands or moist uplands, often
on poorly drained clay soils. Wood is hard and heavy. Transplants well and tolerant of many environmental stresses.
Willow - Niobe Weeping
Zone 2 • Mature 50-70’ tall x 70’ wide
Salix alba ‘Tristis' - A very hardy variety with golden-yellow twigs on pendulous branches, whitish flowers in spring and long skinny leaves that
turn yellow in autumn.