Arbor Day is April 26th, and to celebrate, we are offering 20% off all trees all weekend long! (April 26th – 28th)
Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem providing oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide, as well as providing homes for birds and other animals. Flowering trees such as pears, plums, apples and cherries also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. In addition, trees can help save money on utilities and can add value to your home; not to mention the enjoyment of having them in your yard and landscape.
We have a large selection of trees in an array of sizes. Some trees that you’ll see blooming now are as follows:
Thundercloud Flowering Plum – Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’
This beautiful tree has pretty pink flowers that emerge before the foliage, which creates quite an impact, particularly because it is one of the first trees to flower. As the blooms go by the foliage, which is a dark coppery-purple, comes out and lasts well into fall. The dark foliage makes is unique and sets it apart from other trees. It requires full sun, and will grow to be 20′ tall and wide.
Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry – Prunus x ‘Snowfozam’
The weeping branches on this cherry are covered in snow white flowers in the spring. It is relatively slow-growing, reaching a height of 12′-15′ at maturity if left unpruned. It is a grafted tree, and can be pruned to stay smaller if desired. It also requires full sun.
Royal Star Magnolia – Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’
This is another spring flowering tree that you’ll see blooming now. It’s large white, fragrant, double flowers cover the tree in early spring, before the foliage emerges. With its multi-trunks it more resembles a large shrub, and will grow 10-15′ tall and 10-12′ wide. It requires full sun.
Chanticleer Flowering Pear – Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’
A profusion of white flowers cover this flowering pear in early spring. Its narrow, pyramidal habit is great for smaller spaces. It has beautiful dark green foliage in the spring and summer that changes to a reddish-purple in the fall. It is a moderate grower and will reach 25-30′ tall and 15′ wide.
There are many other trees to choose from including a large selection of Japanese Maples, Red and Sugar Maples, Birches, Styrex, Fringe Tree, not to mention the evergreen trees we carry such as Blue Spruce and Arborvitae.
For more information about Arbor Day go to www.arborday.org