Redbud, Eastern Ruby Falls Cercis Canadensis

Zone: 6   Height: 7 ft.     Spread: 8 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Purple     Flower: Pink    Bloom: Early Spring

The purple foliage and weeping habit of this Redbud provide a year round point of interest in the garden. Best in a protected site away from strong winds and the worst of the afternoon sun. Foliage may fade to green if too shaded.

​ID NUM: 10202

Redbud, Traveller Cercis Texensis

Zone: 6   Height: 5 ft.     Spread: 8 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: Pink    Bloom: Early Spring

Traveller is another nice variant of the C. Texensis line. Its strongly weeping habit means it will generally be no taller than what you stake it at. Foliage and bloom are comparable to Oklahoma. I have seen this tree in two forms; one grafted on a standard with a strong central trunk and a mop head of weeping branches, the other is grown on its own roots and trained up a stake until the trunk is rigid enough to hold. This last form tends to have a graceful flowing trunk with weeping side branches down the entire trunk.

​ID NUM: 10206

Redbud, Bubble Gum Cercis Chinensis

Zone: 6   Height: 15 ft.     Spread: 12 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: Pink    Bloom: Early Spring

Smaller and more shrub like in its habit, Bubblegum is favored for its thicker coverage of Spring flowers and glossier leaves over traditional Redbuds and for more compact habit. Also less prone to the insect and leaf diseases common in Eastern Redbuds.

​ID NUM: 10201

Crabapple, Rejoice Malus Hybrid

Zone: 4     Height: 15 ft.     Spread: 8 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Average     Leaf: Burgundy Green     Flower: Pink     Bloom: Spring

A very tightly upright and symmetrical variety, Rejoice is great for smaller areas. Bright rosie pink blooms precede burgundy turning bronze-green foliage. Somewhat showy burgundy fruit in the Fall contrast against golden Fall foliage.

​ID NUM: 10183

Honeylocust, Skyline Gledistia Triacanthos Inermis

Zone: 5     Height: 45 ft.     Spread: 40 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: White    Bloom: Spring

Skyline has a nice ascending structure, more upright than other Honeylocust. Thornless and fruitless, a desirable trait for those who don't relish the large bean pod fruit typical of the species. Skyline is a fine choice for a yard and casts a soft dappled shade.

​ID NUM: 10192

Elm, Frontier Ulmus Carpinafolia x Parvifolia

Zone: 5     Height: 40 ft.     Spread: 30 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: Green    Bloom: Late Summer

Frontier is smaller than most Elms with a strongly upright habit. making it an ideal street tree. It is widely adaptable and has shown high disease resistance and only minimal damage from Elm beetles. It rarely flowers and has not been seen to produce seeds, a definite plus for an Elm. Fall color can be a nice russeted purple though drought and sudden temperature snaps have made traditional yellow Fall color more common.

​ID NUM: 10189

Oak, Shingle Quercus Imbricaria

Zone: 5    Height: 50 ft.     Spread: 50 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: NA    Bloom: Spring

Shingle Oaks prefer a bit more moisture than most Oaks but are still quite drought tolerant once established. Foliage is medium glossy green and smooth edged, unusual for an Oak. Its fall color ranges from a golden yellow to rich rusty reds and burgundy making it a very nice addition to the yard.

​ID NUM: 10198

Elm, American Jefferson Ulmus Americana

Zone: 5     Height: 50 ft.     Spread: 50 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: NA     Bloom: March-April

Jefferson is another true American Elm showing superior disease resistance. Fast growing, with strongly upright habit. Foliage is larger than our native Elms and branching is far less prone to breakage. A good reliable shade tree.

​ID NUM: 10187

Linden, Littleleaf Greenspire Tilia Cordata

Zone: 3     Height: 40 ft.     Spread: 30 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: Yellow/White    Bloom: Late Spring

Great as street tree, Greenspire Linden is tightly branched with glossy green foliage and pleasing fragrance showy appearance in bloom. Fall color is a muted yellow. Accepts pruning well.

​ID NUM: 10193

Catalpa, Northern Catalpha Speciosa

Zone: 4     Height: 50 ft.     Spread: 30 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: White     Bloom: Late Spring

A supremely tough native tree. Catalpa has large dark green foliage that turns a mutted golden yellow in Fall. Extremely drought and heat resistant, it is widely adaptable to many soil types.

​ID NUM: 10179

Pear, Javelin Pyrus Calleryana

Zone: 6    Height: 35 ft.     Spread: 10 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green/Bronze     Flower: White    Bloom: Spring

A tightly columnar form of Pear, Javelin has dark green foliage blushed bronze to burgundy. Excellent fire blight resistance. Great choice to get the beautiful white Spring blooms typical of pears into space restricted landscapes.

​ID NUM: 10199

Catalpa, Heartland Catalpha Speciosa

Zone: 5     Height: 50 ft.     Spread: 25 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: Purple/White     Bloom: Late Spring

Heartland is a more uniform and narrow improvement on our Native Catalpa. Large clusters of white flowers speckled with purple and yellow in the Early Summer. Catalpa is very heat and drought resistant and Heartland has been selected for improved performance as a street tree and greater ease of transplanting.

ID NUM: 10178

Elm, Triumph Ulmus x Hybrid

Zone: 3     Height: 55 ft.     Spread: 45 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: Green    Bloom: Late Summer

A Ward's Select Tree, Triumph has a strongly upright vase shape, even branches, fast growth and is widely adaptable to most soils. It holds up well against wind and resists broken branches better than our native Elms. Highly disease, drought and heat resistant. Triumph is our go to tree for fast shade and minimal care.

​ID NUM: 10190

Pear, Orn. Chanticleer Pyrus Calleryana

Zone: 5   Height: 25 ft.     Spread: 15 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: White    Bloom: Spring

Known by several trade names, Chanticleer has been the prevailing replacement for Bradford Pears. It's pyramidal crown is more upright and narrow than the Bradford making it an ideal street tree. Chanticleer blooms heavily and noticeable fruit set has traditionally been uncommon but is becoming more frequent as more varieties are planted allowing cross pollenation. Its Fall color is not quite as intense as the Bradford but still very colorful with shades of red and purple, becoming more pronounced in long cool Falls.

​ID NUM: 10200

Honeylocust, Shademaster Gledistia Triacanthos Inermis

Zone: 5     Height: 70 ft.     Spread: 40 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: White    Bloom: Spring

Honeylocust are a great choice for fast shade. Shademaster is an open branched variety with an overall rounded shape. Thornless and Fruitless.

​ID NUM: 10191

Crabapple, Ivory Spear Malus Hybrid

Zone: 4     Height: 20 ft.     Spread: 6 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: White     Bloom: Spring

This tightly narrow and upright Crabapple starts the year with tight deep pink buds that open to a profusion of white flowers. The bright red fruit born in fall provide a nice contrast against dark green foliage and persists into late Fall.

​ID NUM: 10182

Redbud, Oklahoma Cercis Texensis

Zone: 6   Height: 15 ft.     Spread: 15 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: Pink    Bloom: Early Spring

Oklahoma is not quite as cold tolerant as the Eastern, but its thick, glossy, leathery leaves give better summer interest and hold up to our hot, drying winds better. The Spring buds of Oklahoma tend to be more plentiful and of a more vibrant magenta red than the Eastern. Overall, Oklahoma is a better suited choice for our area.

​ID NUM: 10204

Crabapple, Raspberry Spear Malus Hybrid

Zone: 4     Height: 20 ft.     Spread: 6 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: Pink     Bloom: Spring

This upright Crabapple starts the season with bright magenta blooms follwed by a rich purple foliage that turns more bronze later in the season. Bright red fruit in the fall highlight this foliage in the Fall as it begins to change to shades of gold and orange.

​ID NUM: 10185

Chokecherry, Canada Red Prunus Virginiana

Zone: 3     Height: 20 ft.     Spread: 15 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Purple     Flower: White     Bloom: Spring

Chokecherry's leaves emerge green but turn purple as the summer progresses. It blooms with masses of fragrant white flower in spring and turns pleasing shades of orange red in the fall. Fruit are insignificant and tend to blend in until the birds eat them. Chokecherry is nice accent in a large bed or as small shade tree in the yard.

​ID NUM: 10180

Oak, Scarlet Quercus Coccinea

Zone: 4    Height: 60 ft.     Spread: 50 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: NA    Bloom: Spring

Scarlet Oak are best suited to dry sandy soils making them very drought tolerant but also like most oaks, needing good drainage. Foliage is highly cut resembling a Pin Oak but with much greater tolerance of heat, drought and high alkaline soils. Well suited to some of the sandier soils south of town.

​ID NUM: 10197

Elm, American Princeton Ulmus Americana

Zone: 4     Height: 65 ft.     Spread: 50 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: Red     Bloom: Early Spring

Princeton is a true American Elm with a gently arching canopy and nice yellow fall color. It is adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Once established it will resist occasional drought but will grow faster with regular irrigation and fertilizer. Highly resistant to diseases.

​ID NUM: 10188

Maple, Norwegian Sunset Acer x Hybrid

Zone: 4     Height: 35 ft.     Spread: 25 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: Insig    Bloom: Spring

A hybrid tolerant of heat, drought and poor soils. New foliage is tinged pinkish-purple and turns yellow-orange in the Fall. A great shade or yard tree. Like all Maples, will not tolerate highly alkaline soils.

​ID NUM: 10195

Redbud, Pink Pom PomsCercis Canadensis

Zone: 6   Height: 20 ft.     Spread: 15 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: Pink    Bloom: Early Spring

Pink Pom Poms is another improvement over the traditional Eastern Redbud. Its fully double blooms are considerably larger and darker than the species and foliage is glossier and hold up better in late Summer.

​ID NUM: 10205

Coffeetree, Espresso Gymnocladus Dioicus

Zone: 4     Height: 50 ft.     Spread: 35 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: NA     Bloom: NA

Kentucky Coffee Tree is a native from American Southeast. Widely adaptable to poor soils, heat, drought and cold. Somewhat stick like when young, it matures into a large, stately tree with a strong central trunk. Coarse, compound dark green foliage that colors a golden yellow in Fall giving the Coffee Tree a distinct look in the landscape. Espresso is a seedless so no messy pods. Kentucky Coffee Trees have acclimated well across Kansas and work well as shade trees or in windbreaks and naturalized plantings.

​ID NUM: 10181

Redbud, Merlot Cercis Texensis

Zone: 6   Height: 12 ft.     Spread: 15 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Purple     Flower: Pink    Bloom: Early Spring

This new hybrid has all the purple color of the old favorite Forest Pansy but with Oklahoma's glossy leaves and resistance to heat and wind. New foliage is deep purple and will turn slightly more bronzed in the heat of summer finally changing to yellow in the Fall. Spring bloom has the same vibrant magenta rose of the Oklahoma.

​ID NUM: 10203

Birch, Jacquemonti/Himalayan Betula Utilis Var Jacquemontli

Zone: 5     Height: 30 ft.     Spread: 25 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Average     Leaf: Green     Flower: NA     Bloom: NA

This has the whitest, peeling bark of the birches. Better adapted to our climate than other birches, it is mostly pyramidal, with dark green foliage turning an impressive golden yellow in the Fall.

​ID NUM: 10177

Crabapple, Royal Raindrops Malus Hybrid

Zone: 4     Height: 20 ft.     Spread: 15 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Average     Leaf: Burgundy Green     Flower: Pink     Bloom: Spring

Royal Raindrops is a great small tree for the whole season. Spring brings a profusion of pinkish red blossoms followed by small persistent red fruits. The new foliage is a deep red purple maturing to a purplish bronze and then to hints or orange and purple in the Fall. Slightly taller than it is wide, its serrated leaves make for an interesting shape and texture in the landscape. As winter sets in and the last of the leaves and fruit dissapear, you still have striking purple tones in the young bark. By far our most popular Crabapple.

​ID NUM: 10184

Linden, Silver Sterling Silver Tilia Tomentosa

Zone: 4     Height: 45 ft.     Spread: 30 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green/Silver     Flower: Gold    Bloom: Late Spring

Larger and broader than Greenspires, the Silver Linden is broadly pyramidal in shape with a distinct and attractive silvery underside to the leaf. Widely adaptable and disease resistant.

​ID NUM: 10194

Elm, Accolade Ulmus Japonica x Wilsonia

Zone: 4     Height: 70 ft.     Spread: 65 ft.     Sun: Full

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: Red     Bloom: Late Spring

A vigorous, fast growing hybrid. Accolade is one of the larger Elm Hybrids and is quite quick to establish. Like most of the Elms it is widely adaptable and none too picky about soil. Disease and insect problems are rare with this selection and it will make a fine carefree addition to the yard.

​ID NUM: 10186

Oak, Burr Quercus Macrocarpa

Zone: 3    Height: 70 ft.     Spread: 80 ft.     Sun: Full/Part

H2o: Low     Leaf: Green     Flower: NA    Bloom: Spring

A classic Kansas native, Burr Oak's broadly spreading crown and course fissured bark stands out along roads and river beds all through Kansas. Burr Oak resists drought, high winds, heavy snow and poor soils and once matured, it is a great source of food for wildlife, making this a good addition to a shelter belt or naturalized planting. Very slow growing, Burr Oaks unique course texture makes for an interesting element in the yard as a speciman even if it is slow to provide shade.

​ID NUM: 10196