Mature height generally less than 25 feet
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Cherry, Pink Flowering
(Prunus sargentii 'Spring Wonder')
Most pink flowering cherries are better suited for the Tidal Basin than here in hardiness zone 5...however, we now offer a fully hardy pink flowering cherry that also provides you a more compact size: maturing to only 25 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide...also, the habit is vase shaped (see top photo above) which is easier to integrate into more landscape scenarios...additional attractions include polished mahogany bark (pictured immediately above) and shiny dark green foliage that turns bronze to red in fall.
7-8 ft. tall: $98
Crabtree, Red Flowering
(Malus x 'Prairiefire')
'Prairiefire' is the best red flowering crabtree: for starters, long lasting, vibrant purplish red flowers put other flowering trees on notice each spring (see both photos above)...smaller, less messy red fruits are brighter and glossier than other crabs...dark reddish green leaves appear healthier than the muted purple leaves of most of the other red flowering crabs...the leaves also feature good resistance to the various leaf maladies that impact crabs locally during wet, cloudy weather...upright to rounded shape that matures to 20 ft. high and wide...we've found the growth of 'Prairiefire' to be slower than other crabtrees in Cambridge, expect around ten inches annually.
Horsechestnut, Red Flowering
(Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' and 'Fort McNair')
One of our most requested trees...reddish pink flowers in May/June that everybody will notice and ask you about...no fall color to speak of but the leaves look great throughout summer and early fall...a tree planted on the 300 block of North Street is averaging over 15 inches of growth annually with regular watering...without regular watering 12 red horsechestnuts average ten inches of growth annually in Cambridge as street and park trees...expect this tree to reach 30 to 40 ft. high with time.
(Cercis canadensis 'Minnesota Strain')
Most redbuds won't survive the extreme cold of our worst winters, which is why we exclusively carry 'Minnesota Strain' - the most cold hardy cultivar available...should you decide on a redbud, prepare for one of the most vivid spring flower shows in your neighborhood: a purple/pink spectacle that appears on all branches, not just the prior year’s growth as with most flowering trees…also boasts attractive slate grey and reddish mottled bark (see photo immediately above) and heart shaped leaves which emerge a reddish purple and turn a warm yellow in the fall…redbuds grow to about 20 ft. high at 12 inches annually locally...initial growth of younger trees is closer to 18 inches annually.
7-8 ft. tall single trunk: $78
Proceeds from our tree sales have gifted and established 1000 additional living trees in Cambridge since 2006