SHADE TREES
Acer – Maple
Acer Maple (Tree and Clump Form)
Height: 4m/13ft
Spread: 4m/13ft
Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Brilliant orange-red
Flowers: White early spring
Low headed tree or spreading shrub. Showy red winged fruit in the summer.
Autumn Blaze Maple
Height: 15m/48ft
Spread: 12m/40ft
Foliage: Rich green
Fall Foliage: Orange-red
Form: Dense, oval
This is a rapidly growing Maple that is drought tolerant and adaptable to most soils. The upward branching and deep lobed leaves and fall colour makes this tree an excellent specimen for any landscape.
Autumn Spire Maple
Height: 12m/50ft
Spread: 8m/25ft
Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Red
Form: Broad, columnar
Excellent fall colour and superior hardiness. Prefers acidic soil.
Baron BoxElder Maple
Height: 9–12m/30–40ft
Spread: 9m/30ft
Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Form: Rounded
Hardiness: Zone 2
An extremely hardy male selection iwth a powdery blue coating on stems and buds. Leaves are bright green with a lighter green bottom. Adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions.
Manitoba Maple
Height: 12m/40ft
Spread: 10m/33ft
Foliage: Bright green
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Form: Broad, round
Hardiness: Zone 2
Transplants easily and tolerates a wide range of soils.
Sienna Glen Maple
Height: 15m/48ft
Spread: 9m/30ft
Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Orange to Red
Form: Upright, Pyramidal
Hardiness: Zone 3
Strong central leader with an excellent branching habit and form. Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions and show great resistance to frost cracking and sunscald. Brilliant fall colour of red is superior to Autumn Blaze. Shows little or no winter kill.
Silver Maple
Height: 15m/48ft
Spread: 9m/30ft
Foliage: Light green
Form: Loosely, oval
The large canopy on this tree provides abundant shade. This excellent specimen tree has five lobed leaves with a silver underside and the bark is light grey.
Tatarian Maple
Height: 5m/16ft
Spread: 4m/13ft
Foliage: Dark Green
Fall Foliage: Brilliant Orange to Red
Form: Oval
Hardiness: Zone 2
An ideal small tree that suits many landscapes. Often mistaken for Amur maple but is considered slightly hardier and more vigorous. Tolerant to alkaline and dry soils.
Betula – Birch
Cutleaf Weeping Birch
Height: 12m/40ft
Spread: 8m/25ft
Fall Foliage: Bright-yellow
Form: Weeping
This graceful, white–barked tree has fine lacy foliage on long drooping branches. Prefers abundant moisture.
Paper Birch (Clump)
Height: 12m/40ft
Spread: 9m/30ft
Fall Foliage: Golden-yellow
Form: Oval, rounded
This is a moisture–loving tree with single or multiple stems. As the tree matures, the brown bark peels off and a chalk white coloured bark appears.
Purple Rain Weeping Birch
Height: 12m/40ft
Spread: 9m/30ft
Foliage: Dark purple, serrated
Form: Weeping
A unique tree with serrated dark purple foliage on graceful, weeping branches. As the tree matures, the dark brown bark peels and a chalky white bark appears.
Young’s Weeping Birch
Height: 5m/16ft
Spread: 4m/13ft
Foliage: Deep green
Form: Irregular weeping
Tree has a distinct weeping form with no central leader. It can be easily pruned into desired size and shape and has a white peeling bark as it matures. Nice compact selection for residential landscapes.
Elaeagnus – Olive
Russian Olive
Height: 5m/16ft
Spread: 4m/13ft
Foliage: Silver
Fall Foliage: Silver
Flowers: Yellow, late spring
This specimen can either be a fast growing shrub or small tree. Its silver colour makes it an excellent contrast specimen.
Siberian Larch
Height: 15m/45ft
Spread: 6m/20ft
This medium size deciduous tree has a conical form with soft green foliage that turns to a showy display of brilliant yellow/orange in the fall. Ideal for a large rural space where contrast is sought in the landscape.
Fraxinus – Ash
Green Ash
Height: 12m/40ft
Spread: 7m/23ft
Foliage: Bright green
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Form: Upright, rounded
A long–lived, fast–growing tree that is a favorite for parks, golf courses and commercial lots.
Manchurian Ash
Height: 8m/26ft
Spread: 5m/16ft
Foliage: Bright green
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Form: Dense, oval
Ideal for residential use with its clean compact form. Very adaptable to drought and excessive moisture conditions.
Populus – Poplar/Aspen
Prairie Sky Poplar
Height: 24m/80ft
Spread: 4m/12ft
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Form: Narrow, upright
A fast growing and long–lived Poplar – favoured for large and rural lots as a shelterbelt or privacy screen.
Swedish Columnar Aspen
Height: 10m/35ft
Spread: 1.5m/4ft
Fall Foliage: Yellow-bronze
Form: Columnar
This hardy tree can grow in any soil conditions. The narrow form makes it well suited for planting as an accent or screen.
Tower Poplar
Height: 10m/30ft
Spread: 1m/3ft
Foliage: Glossy Dark Leaves, White Underside
Fall Foliage: Golden
Form: Columnar
Hardiness: Zone 3
Neat form, seedless, branches to the ground. Excellent screen or windbreak.
Trembling Aspen
Height: 15m/50ft
Spread: 9m/30ft
Fall Foliage: Golden-yellow
Form: Pyramidal-rounded
This native tree with white bark and green foliage quivers in the breeze.
Prunus – Amur Cherry
Goldrush Amur Cherry
Height: 8m/25ft
Spread: 6m/20ft
Foliage: Dark green
Form: Rounded
The attractive coppery orange bark makes this tree an excellent specimen for any landscape, particularly smaller urban lots.
Goldspur Amur Cherry
Height: 5m/15ft
Spread: 3m/10ft
Foliage: Dark green
Form: Upright
A dwarf selection of Amur Cherry with controlled growth and unique tufts of dark green foliage.
Salix – Willow
Laurel Leaf Willow
Height: 15m/25–40ft
Spread: 12m/20–35ft
Foliage: Lustrous Dark Green Top; Lighter with a Yellow Midrib Underside
Form: Round
Hardiness: Zone 3
This fast–growing tree has a silvery leaf and reddish brown twigs and is the only tall shelterbelt tree with silver foliage.
Silky White Willow
Height: 18m/60ft
Spread: 9m/30ft
Foliage: Silver
Crown Shape: Narrow
This fast–growing tree has a silvery leaf and reddish brown twigs and is the only tall shelterbelt tree with silver foliage.
Syringa – Lilac
Japanese Tree “Ivory Silk” Lilac
Height: 6m/20 ft
Spread: 4m/13ft
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Dark green
Flowers: Cream, June
A superior selection with its fragrant clusters of blooms and cherry–like bark. Excellent small specimen tree.
 
Sorbus–Mountain Ash
Blackhawk Mountain Ash
Height: 8m/26ft
Spread: 5m/16ft
Foliage: Thick dark green
Fall Foliage: Flame red
Form: Columnar
Hardiness: Zone 3
A strong columnar form that lends itself to smaller places. Fruits produced are orange and slightly larger than other varieties.
European Mountain Ash
Height: 7m/23ft
Spread: 5m/16ft
Foliage: Fine green
Fall Foliage: Flame red
Form: Upright, round
Hardiness: Zone 3
A hardy selection with an upright form producing orange–red fruits in clusters providing a winter food source for local birds.
Tilia – Linden
American Linden/Basswood
Height: 15m/48ft
Spread: 8m/26ft
Foliage: Dark green
Form: Pyramidal when young, open when mature
Large heart–shaped leaves provide an excellent shade. The pale yellow flowers are fragrant.
Dropmore Linden
Height: 10m/32ft
Spread: 6m/20ft
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Dark green
Flowers: Large creamy white, mid summer
 
Greenspire
Height: 12m/40 ft
Spread: 7m/23 ft
Foliage: Leathery Dark Green
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Form: Round
Hardines: Zone 3
Excellent for boulevard plantings. Provides a neat compact form with an excellent branching habit. Pale yellow flowers have a spicy fragrance.
Harvest Gold
Height: 12m/40ft
Spread: 7m/23 ft
Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Golden Yellow
Form: Oval
Hardiness: Zone 3
Lovely exfoliating bark, golden buds and consistent fall colour. Very hardy and resistant to sunscald injury and leaf spot. Tight upright form makes it an excellent boulevard tree.
Topgrafts
Little Boy Blue Lilac Topgraft
Mature Size: 2m/6ft
Flowers: Single blue
Crown Shape: Rounded
This dwarf French lilac has outstanding blue flowers.
Pygmy Caragana Topgraft
Mature Size: 1.25m/4ft
Flowers: Yellow
Crown Shape: Globe
Excellent mope headed specimen tree. Greeny grey fern–like foliage makes this tree a unique feature.
Walker Caragana Topgraft
Mature Size: 1.25m/4ft
Flowers: Yellow
Crown Shape: Weeping
Fine textured, light green foliage makes this plant look very graceful and elegant. Features bright yellow flowers in June.
Weeping Pussy Willow Topgraft
Mature Size: 2.5m/8ft
Flowers: Spring catkins
Crown Shape: Weeping
This unique selection has silvery, fuzzy catkins appearing in spring before the foliage. In the summer, the specimen is covered in lustrous green leaves.