Village Green Zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Village Green’)
40-60’ tall, 30-50’ wide. Village Green Zelkovas have been used as a replacement for American elm trees because of their resistance to Dutch Elm Disease. This variety is known for its upward spreading, vase-shaped crown, rusty red fall color, and resistance to leaf-eating insects.
Red Jade Crabapple (Malus × scheideckeri ‘Red Jade’)
12-15’ tall, 15-20’ wide. This is a great small, umbrella-shaped crabapple with weeping branches that almost reach the ground. Pink-tinged, white buds open into white flowers in spring. Bright red crabapples persist into the winter and are attractive to birds.
Emporer I Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Wolff’)
15’ tall & wide. Deep reddish-plum colored foliage turns bright scarlet in the fall. This variety buds out later in the spring, which makes it more resistant to damage from late frosts. It grows faster than other Japanese maples. Japanese maples need to be protected from the hot afternoon sun.
Northwind Maple (Acer pseudosieboldianum)
20’ tall, 12’ wide. This Korean cross looks similar to a Japanese maple, but is hardier. Leaves emerge red in the spring, fade to green in the summer, and turn brilliant red-orange in the fall. Like Japanese maples, Northwind should be shaded from the afternoon sun.