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February 25, 2011
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J.N. Strain Musclewood

J.N. Strain Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Strain’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, the J.N. Strain Musclewood is a fantastic small scale tree with a dense canopy! Improved fall color on our Wisconsin strain is mostly orange-red, some will be yellow. Its leaf and bark […]
February 6, 2011
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Fire King™ Musclewood

Fire King™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Select A’ PPAF Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Fire King™ Musclewood lives up to its name with its fast growth, superior hardiness, and excellent structure. Selected by Mike Yanny in 2003, this cultivar is upright in youth becoming […]
February 6, 2011
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Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood

Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Globe’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood is a compact, globe-formed tree with excellent orange-red fall color. The slow-growing rounded canopy stays full whether in sun or shade. As it is adaptable to many […]
February 6, 2011
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Firespire® Musclewood

Firespire® Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Upright’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Firespire® Musclewood is an upright form of Musclewood with outstanding orange-red fall color. It is quite similar in scale and form to Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’. Firespire® Musclewood is an excellent choice for […]
February 6, 2011
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Firebird® Crabapple

Firebird® Crabapple Malus sargentii ‘Select A’ PP12,621 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Firebird® Crabapple originated from an open-pollinated seedling of Sargent crabapple. It is a compact version of its parent that grows more upright when young becoming spreading with age. Sweet smelling snow-white flowers […]
January 9, 2011
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Bur Oak

Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Description & Overview The iconic oak of Wisconsin! Bur Oak is one of the toughest oaks, tolerant of highly alkaline soils and drought. Most have interesting corky bark on young branches. The acorns make it an excellent plant to attract wildlife. Use where space is not […]
December 7, 2010
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Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple

Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple Acer saccharum ‘Bailsta’ PP11,119 Description & Overview Compact and sturdy when young, the Fall Fiesta® Sugar maple matures to a symmetrical, full-sized tree with thick, dark green foliage. It truly shines in autumn, its leaves turning a brilliant mix of red, orange and yellow color! Core […]
December 7, 2010

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Autumn Blaze® Maple

Autumn Blaze® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Description & Overview A rapid grower with an upright oval habit, the Autumn Blaze® Maple has rich dark green foliage which turns a brilliant orange-red in fall. It also holds its color longer than other selections! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – […]
December 4, 2010
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Valley Forge Elm

Valley Forge Elm Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’ Description & Overview Released by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1995 for its high tolerance to Dutch Elm Disease, Valley Forge Elm is a whopping 96% tolerant to Dutch Elm Disease. It also has demonstrated excellent resistance to Elm Leaf Beetle, a serious […]
December 4, 2010
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Princeton Elm

Princeton Elm Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’ Description & Overview Princeton Elm is an American Elm selected for its vigorous, upright symmetrical habit. Its large, dark green foliage forms a dense canopy turning yellow in fall. Tolerant of urban conditions and highly resistant to Dutch elm disease, Princeton Elm is an excellent […]
December 1, 2010
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Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Description & Overview The Wisconsin State Tree, Sugar Maple is one of the hardiest and long lived of all the maples. Valued commercially for timber and syrup production, this tree is a staple of Wisconsin woodlands and fall color. With fall color ranging from gold to […]
November 30, 2010

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Celebration® Maple

Celebration® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Celzam’ Description & Overview Celebration® Maple is a fast growing, seedless selection of Freeman Maple. Its naturally symmetrical habit with strong, open branching structure is well-suited for street and residential use. Crisp green foliage turns an attractive golden-yellow with red hues in fall. Introduced by […]
November 29, 2010
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Sienna Glen® Maple

Sienna Glen® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Sienna’ PP11,322 Description & Overview Sienna Glen® Maple is an excellent alternative to the commonly planted Autumn Blaze Maple with stronger wood and denser branching. Its uniform pyramidal shape and strong central leader make it a close substitute for Ash trees, but with better […]
September 17, 2010
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Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum Description & Overview Katsura Tree is a first-rate landscape plant with four-season interest and a fine texture. In spring, minute inconspicuous flowers bloom just before the foliage emerges with a reddish-purple color, maturing to a cool-blue green. The heart-shaped leaves turn a spectacular display of yellow […]
September 11, 2010
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Common Hackberry

Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Description & Overview Common Hackberry, a large, vase-shaped shade tree, excels as an urban planting. It tolerates tough sites and provides interest with its wart-like bark. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: Yes USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 2 Mature Height: 40-60 feet Mature Spread: 40-60 feet Growth […]
August 11, 2010
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River Birch

River Birch, Black Birch, Red Birch, Water Birch Betula nigra Description & Overview Excellent for wet soil conditions. Beautiful exfoliating cinnamon-brown bark exposes the pink inner bark. Resistant to bronze birch borer. River birch is also known as Black Birch, Red Birch, and Water Birch. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: Yes […]
August 5, 2010
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Tamarack

Tamarack Larix laricina Description & Overview A deciduous conifer, Tamarack possesses a narrow, open conical form with horizontal branching and drooping secondary branchlets. The soft, bright blue-green foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in fall. A great choice for wet sites! May also be known as Eastern Larch, American Larch, Hackmatack. […]
July 25, 2010
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Ironwood

Ironwood Ostrya virginiana Description & Overview Ironwood is a small, slow-growing pyramidal tree native to the dry understory in our local oak woods. Its small mature size is great for restricted spaces and the tree will thrive in sun or heavy shade. While it has shown promise as a street […]
June 25, 2010
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State Street™ Miyabe Maple

State Street™ Miyabe Maple Acer miyabei ‘Morton’ Description & Overview State Street™ Miyabe Maple has a uniform, broad-pyramidal shape with excellent branching characteristics. Thick, clean dark green foliage holds its color late in the season then rapidly turns a pleasing soft yellow in autumn. Extremely tough, State Street™ Miyabe Maple […]
June 20, 2010
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Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree

Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioica ‘Espresso’ Description & Overview The Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree is a grafted male selection, so there’s no need to worry about messy seed pods! A coarse, upright branching habit in youth, this tree shines with age. Great for urban spaces! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – […]
June 20, 2010
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Seven Son Flower

Seven Son Flower Heptacodium miconioides Description & Overview The Seven Son Flower is an upright and spreading small stature tree with beautiful dark green foliage and jasmine-like white flower clusters in late summer. In fall a spectacular show begins when the calyces turn bright red. Exfoliating tan bark reveals a […]
March 12, 2010
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Northern Catalpa

Northern Catalpa Catalpa speciosa Description & Overview Northern Catalpa is a tall shade tree with large, heart-shaped leaves and gorgeous, fragrant white flowers. Long, cigar-like pods persist through winter. This tree could have been the inspiration for the story Jack and the Bean Stalk. Although it has naturalized in many […]
March 2, 2010
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Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress

Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress Taxodium distichum ‘Mickelson’ Description & Overview Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress is a lofty, deciduous conifer with a slender, pyramidal habit. A stately specimen in any landscape, with nearly horizontal branches, fine-textured needles, and distinctive character. Selected by Earl Cully. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – Variety of North […]
February 10, 2010
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American Beech

American Beech Fagus grandiflora Description & Overview American beech is an aristocrat of the forest! Large, stately tree with light gray, smooth bark that can resemble an elephants hide. Edible nuts are attractive to most wildlife and are produced at 2-8 year intervals. Slow growing. Climax forest tree. Core Characteristics […]
February 8, 2010
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Exclamation!™ London Planetree

Exclamation!™ London Planetree Platanus x acerifolia ‘Morton Circle’ Description & Overview A densely branched, upright pyramidal tree when young, the Exclamation!™ London Planetree develops its attractive exfoliating bark when young. Tolerant of the toughest conditions and resistant to disease, the Exclamation!™ London Planetree is a terrific choice for a fast […]
February 8, 2010
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Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry

Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ PP5,717 Description & Overview An upright, heavily branched tree, the Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry provides four season interest with its showy flowers, edible fruits, fall color and bark. A great choice for spaces requiring a smaller stature plant. Often available as a single […]
January 9, 2010
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Northern Pin Oak

Northern Pin Oak Quercus ellipsoidalis Description & Overview Northern Pin Oak is often found on dry, acidic soils with low nutrient content. The glossy green leaves have deep sinuses, and the tree tends to hang on to lower branches. A good choice for reliable fall color in tough, droughty sites, […]
January 9, 2010
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Chinkapin Oak

Chinkapin Oak Quercus muehlenbergii Description & Overview Chinkapin Oak loves alkaline soil! This tree is a reliable grower, even in the poorest of sites. The small, sweet acorns are possibly the most preferred by wildlife. With its chestnut-like leaves and bright fall color, Chinkapin Oak is sure to make a […]
January 9, 2010
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Red Oak

Red Oak Quercus rubra Description & Overview A monarch of our climax forests in Wisconsin! Red Oak shines as a specimen tree with its brilliant red fall color and deep green leaves in summer. It is the fastest growing native oak in Wisconsin and its silvery smooth bark provides excellent […]
January 8, 2010
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Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis Description & Overview A small stature tree that flowers profusely in spring along its branches, Eastern Redbud will provide spring interest even in less than ideal light conditions. Our plants are hardy for Wisconsin landscapes as they are selected from established trees up to Zone 4. […]