2017 Nursery catalog
Welcome spring with color....and white!
Bright spring colors are always welcome, and we have many trees and shrubs that flower in beautiful shades of pink, purple, red, and yellow. But white flowers are also very showy, particularly against a dark fence or a house with dark siding or brick. Plus, white flowers seem to glow when it's nearly dark!
Come and see the many spring-flowering plants in our nursery!
New additions to our nursery
'Betty' Magnolia is a hardy, multi-stem , spreading tree. Growing up to 20 ft. tall x 20 ft. wide, it's adaptable to many growing conditions, including clay soil, and has a brilliant orange-red to deep red fall color. Recommended by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum .
‘Sterling’ Linden was named for the silvery-gray underside of its leaves. This beautiful, pyramid-shaped shade tree has light gray bark, fragrant yellow-white spring flowers, and a yellow fall color. Fast-growing , up to 45 ft. tall x 35 ft. wide, it's a good choice for large yards and commercial properties.
'Prairie Expedition' Elm is a cold-hardy, Dutch Elm Disease (DED) resistant American elm. A survivor among American elm trees that died from DED, it's named in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Fast growing up to 55 ft. tall x 60 ft. wide, adaptable to different soil types.
Climate change influences plant choices
There is a general trend towards a hotter, drier climate accompanied by extremes in temperature and increased severe weather events. These changes make it important to choose trees that can adapt to a wide range of growing conditions. The American Dream Oak has the best traits of the Swamp White Oak, a very adaptable native tree. It grows in wet, compacted soil and is drought and heat tolerant. The Espresso Kentucky Coffee tree is a large, tough, adaptable, seedless shade tree. It shows good adaptability to cold, heat, and drought in landscapes across the U.S.
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