Resembling Lombardy poplar in habit, this female clone is somewhat shorter, hardier, and longer-lived, with a grayish-white sprout-free trunk. It is one of several selections of the Eurasian species Populus nigra that were originally used as windbreaks and for fences and house poles. It bears broad triangular bright green leaves on short ascending branches. Fall color is a dull yellow. The flowers are ornamentally insignificant.
This fast-growing, short-lived tree does best in sun,...
James H. Schutte
Named for its tremulous leaves which flutter in the breeze to reveal their pale undersides, quaking aspen is an upright, fast-growing, relatively short-lived deciduous tree native to North America. The gray-green to whitish bark and yellow fall foliage are attractive.
Quaking aspen needs full sun and accepts almost any soil. Aspens have extensive, aggressive, suckering surface roots that can invade nearby plantings, infiltrate and damage drainage systems, and heave pavement. This tree is best...
This deciduous tree is believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid of two or three cottonwood species native to the western U.S. Its range is limited to a strip of states that covers the Rockies from Canada to the Texas, but at higher elevations than other cottonwoods. This hybrid grows beside streams, in riverine habitats, and in wetland fringes, sites where it thrives on ground water. Its extensive, fibrous roots help to hold stream banks during periods of high water. The leaves are narrow, and...
(Abbotswood Cinquefoil, Shrubby Cinquefoil)
This vigorous white-flowered shrubby cinquefoil is a compact bushy flowering shrub with small dainty dark gray-green foliage. Sometimes called Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbotswood', it is very hardy and originates from north temperate regions from Asia to North America. From summer to frost, many white buttercup-like flowers appear with regularity. These contrast nicely with its fine, dark leaves. As branches age, they develop peeling bark.
This plant is adapted to average to poor sandy or...