Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
40-50’ tall, 40-50’ wide. This is a native Nebraskan red oak with large (up to 12” long) dark, glossy leaves and beautiful burgundy-red fall color. We love oaks for their value as a long-lived heritage tree. They grow slowly, which gives the tree time to develop strong wood, and they are resistant to diseases and other environmental problems.
Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)
40-50’ tall, 50-60’ wide. This oak makes a statement with strong branching. It’s known for being drought-tolerant and adaptable to a range of soil conditions. Like the Black Oak, the Chinkapin is long-lived with strong wood and native to eastern and central United States.
Flashfire Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum ‘JFS-Caddo2’)
45’ tall, 40’ wide. The brightest scarlet red fall color in a heat-resistant cultivar of sugar maples yet! It starts color change early in the fall. The crown is broadly oval in shape. Flashfire is slow-growing, which makes it a reliable heritage tree that can live up to 100 years.
Matador Maple (Acer x freemanii ‘Bailston’)
40-45’ tall, 20-40’ wide. This improved Maple cultivar has deeper red fall color than Autumn Blaze, with more consistent fall color than Sienna Glen. It turns color later and holds onto its leaves longer. Stronger branching and a strong central leader make this a lasting choice for landscaping.
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.