Cambridge Tree Project
Cambridge Tree Project

Shrubs available at our 2018 Saturday Tree Sales!                April 21, 28                              May 5, 12

Buckeye, Bottlebrush (Aesculus parviflora)

Pictured immediately above, this shrub thrives and flowers in sun or complete shade...growth is slow, about 6 inches a year in our yard...will reach 10 feet tall and wide if left alone; or you can easily prune to a smaller size...interesting palmately compound leaves with nice clear yellow fall color...produces buckeye nuts which the squirrels will run off with, so no worries...a great large, spreading shrub that is easy to maintain. 2-3' tall $58; 3-4' tall $68

 

Dogwood, Yellow Flowering (Cornus officinalis)

This small and slow growing (4-6 inches annually) ornamental is the first tree locally to flower, arriving as early as March...yellow flowers (see above) looks especially good in front of red brick and evergreens...also features mottled bark and little red edible but not that flavorful cherries...the leaves are not bothered whatsoever by Japanese beetles and fall color is a so so wine red...a very similar relative of this tree, corneliancherry dogwood, is featured prominently at Olbrich Botanical Gardens along the main trail heading to Starkweather Creek. 2-3' tall shrubs $38

 

Dogwood, Pagoda (Cornus alternifolia)

Native dogwood with an attractively tiered, horizontal branching pattern...a bushy, small tree that reaches 15-20 feet tall at a rate of about 12” annually…fragrant white flowers bloom from late May to early June for a week or two…like most dogwoods, pagodas prefer life in the shade: best landscape conditions include a few hours of morning sun and then shade in the afternoon 3-5' tall high priced from $38 to $58

Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Gold')  

Easy-to-grow yellow flowering shrub pictured directly above...reaches 8 feet high and wide fairly quickly...I have not witnessed fall color on local forsythias but during the summer months the leaves hold up well and appear to be resistant to Japanese beetles  2-3’ tall $38

 

Forsythia, Dwarf (Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis') 

Looking for a short shrub?...this slow-growing forsythia will only reach one foot high (you read that correctly) and spread is limited to two or three feet...also has nicely-shaped leaves that provide an interesting textural effect to any landscape...please note that this forsythia does not produce the bright yellow flowers, they are a creamy white instead. 1' tall $38

 

 

Hydrangea, Oakleaf (Hydrangea quercifolia)

A superior hydrangea shrub for several reasons: long lasting summer flowers change from white to red...easy to keep small by pruning or will grow 10 feet tall and wide if left alone...great choice for massing an area...interesting oak-shaped leaves turn red in fall...attractive bark is a winter attraction...bush will grow and flower in heavy shade and is best located in a site protected from Northern and Western exposures. 2-3' tall $38

Magnolias

 

Pink Flowering (Magnolia x 'Ann' and 'Jane' )

Pictured above...left alone these related magnolias are vigorous, upright rounded bushes...or, they can easily be trained into a small tree between 10-15' high...flowers arrive in early May and are purplish/pink on the outside and white on the inside...bark is a striking smooth silver...very cold hardy (-30) and fairly quick-growing...a great patio tree or shrub. 'Ann' 3-4' tall $68; 'Jane' 3-4' tall $68 

 

White Flowering (Magnolia x stellata 'Royal Star')

A slower growing magnolia with reliable, pleasantly-fragrant and dense pink-tinged white flowers in late April..will reach 15' high. 2' tall $38; 5' tall $98

Yellow Flowering (Magnolia x acuminata 'Butterflies' and 'Elizabeth')

One of the few yellow flowering magnolias with upright, vibrant yellow flowers that appear mid-spring prior to the leaves coming out...grows to around 20' tall and is well suited to our climate and soils...one of our most-requested trees...cold hardy to -25 Butterflies 4-5' tall $88; Elizabeth 8-9' tall $188

 

Serviceberry (Amelanchier interior and laevis)

Single or multi-stem, depending on pruning...exceptional red fall color and edible berries that taste like blueberries...eventual height to 25'...growth of 10" annually locally. 3-5' tall $38 to 48 

 

Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

A fall flowering native that produces yellow flowers in October after most of the leaves have fallen...fall leaf color is a solid butter yellow...a grows well in part or full shade to 10-15 feet high and wide... 2-3' tall $38 

 

 


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