Tree Stock - Hoss Tree Farm
Cherry ~ Canada Red Select
"Prunus Virginiana 'Shubert Select' "
The Canada Red Select Cherry Tree is an eye-catching small tree with plum-red foliage. It is best used in borders, screens and masses and grows 20-25' tall with a spread of 18-20' wide. It makes a beautiful accent tree with new growth that is green and turns purple-red as leaves mature.
Produces small white flowers in spring that give way to small red fruits in summer. Both birds and butterfiles enjoy the edible chokecherry fruit. This tree has a straight trunk and uniform top. Requires proper soil conditions for normal growth including good drainage and aeration. Prefers full sun and tolerant of clay and high PH soil.
Crabapple ~ Prariefire
"Malus x sp. Prairiefire "
The Prairiefire Crabapple tree is a great choice for a flowering ornamental tree. It Grows to 20' high with a horizontal 20' spread and blooms profusely in mid spring with fragrant pink flowers. Tolerant of most soil conditions and is very disease resistant. Hearty in Illinois Zone 5. Lustrous, medium-green leaves. Most pest resistant crabapple. Tolerant of both wet soils and dry summers.
This tree has low branches and makes a great ornamental tree in planting beds, around the house, on property lines or in the open yard. Its low branches will create privacy and when planted in odd-numbered clusters adds a native look to the landscape. Its decorative dark red fruit lingers throughout the fall and winter giving a striking appearance in the off season.
Crabapple ~ Red Jewel
"Malus x sp. Red Jewel"
This is a stunning choice for a white flowering crabapple tree where space is an issue. At 15' x 12' fully grown, it fits nicely into compact areas. Beautiful white flowers that bloom in mid spring give way to small red fruit in the fall. Hearty throughout zone 5. Perfect for front landscapes, this crabapple variety grows well in any soil conditions and is very drought tolerant.
Medium green foliage gives a stunning appearance throughout the summer and the tree overall develops a nice upright pyramidal shape. Very disease resistant with a rapid growth rate and safe for planting under power lines.
Dogwood ~ Pagoda
Delicate white flowers in spring give way to blue fruit and attractive red colored leaves in the fall season. Truly a beautiful addition to the landscape, it's horizontally tiered branching structure reminds of an Asian garden.
The Pagoda Dogwood is very versatile in any landscape, providing both privacy and accent. Perfect for planting in beds around the house or on property lines. Also makes for a great focal point in the yard. This tree is best planted 10 feet away from buildings. A very tolerant tree it can grow well in any conditions. Hearty in zone 5.
Hawthorne ~ Thornless Cockspur
"Crataegus Crus-galli var. inermisa"
The Thornless Cockspur Hawthorne makes an attractive garden accent in the fall with its bright red-orange, persistent fruit. It is a good four season plant with a wide, angular branching habit and white, flat fowers in spring. It grows to an average height of 20-30' with a spread of 20-35' at a slow to medium rate. It is native to the midwest. Plant in front of evergreens for a dramatic effect.
The fruit of the Thornless Cockspur Hawthorne attracts birds and its foliage is dark green turning to bronze-red to purple-red in the fall. Hearty in zones 4-7. Best planted in full sunlight.
Lilac ~ Ivory Silk
The Ivory Silk Lilac Tree grows to a height of 20-25' and a spread of 15-25'. A young pyramid shape gives way to a more rounded shape as it grows. Fairly drought tolerant once tree is established. Profuse blooms of large, 8-10 inch, creamy-white fragrant flowers emerge in late June or early July. Tolerant of urban settings including parking lots or boulevard plantings. Best flowering occurs in full sun, but also tolerant of part shade. Prefers loose, well-drained soil, adaptable to PH levels.
The bark is a reddish-brown and looks attractive all year round. Lingering flower clusters create three season interest. Fragrance is closer to a Privet than a typical lilac. Grows well in zones 3 - 6.
Linden ~ American Sentry
"Tilia Americana 'Sentry'"
The American Sentry Linden Tree grows to an upright, oval crown with a uniform look. It has large, deep green leaves in spring and summer and striking orange, red and gold color in the fall. Its bark is a distinctive silvery gray color when the tree is immature. This Linden is most resistant to the Japanese Beetle. It grows at a fast pace reaching heights upwards of 50 feet tall with a 25 foot spread.
Grows best in full sunlight and adaptable to both dry and moist soil. Recommended as a shade or vertical accent tree. It features small clusters of fragrant yellow flowers in spring turning to tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. A stately tree, it has a narrow upright habit of growth for smaller yards and features upright branching.
Linden ~ Greenspire
The Greenspire Linden is a magnificent shade tree and grows to 40' high with a 30' spread. It maintains an attractive pyramid shape and it's leaves are heart-shaped, turning from dark green to an eye-catching gold color in the fall. Fragrant yellow flowers appear in spring and turn into dark-colored fruit enjoyed by birds in the fall.
This tree should be planted 15 feet from buildings. Because of it's attractive form, this tree can be used in a variety of landscapes including along a border or in the open yard. It is also great by a pool or deck as it is not a messy tree, dropping it's leaves only in the fall. It has a moderate growth rate and is very adaptable to most soils.
Locust ~ Skyline
"Gleditisa Triacanthos var. inermis"
The Skyline Locust Tree is a fast growing tree with a broad pyramidal shape. Delicate green leaves in the summer give way to a beautiful golden color in the fall. An extremely drought tolerant tree it is tough enough for urban environments. Grows to a height of 45' with a spread of 35' and is hearty in zones 4 - 9.
This spreading deciduous tree has glossy dark green leaves and in the fall, pendant, twisted seed pods appear. Seems to thrive best where seasons are defined and is not picky about soil.
Maple ~ Autumn Blaze
The Autumn Blaze Maple Tree is a unique combination of good traits from the red maple and silver maple. The qualities mixed by the Autumn Blaze Maple Tree are brilliant orange-red color in the fall, dense and healthy branching, and enhanced growth that protects from insects and disease. They are known for their unexcelled speed of growth. The Autumn Blaze Maple Tree can also live in a variety of climates, ranging from the frigid cold of zone three, to the humid south of zone eight.
The Autumn Blaze Maple Tree will grow to fifty or sixty feet tall and have a mature spread of thirty to forty feet. They are not a susceptible to storm damage as the silver maple, as they received stronger wood from their red maple parent. The autumn blaze maple tree also has the ability to grow in most soil conditions.
Maple ~ Emerald Luster Norway
"Acer Platanoides - Emerald Luster"
The Norway Maple Tree is a deciduous, broadleaf maple tree. They will grow to a height of 40' to 50' and can have an equal mature spread. The summer foliage is dark green and turns yellow in the fall. The Norway maple tree works great as a shade tree, specimen plant or street tree. They will tolerate air pollution and salt. Norway maple trees will also tolerate hot and dry conditions much better than the sugar maple.
The shape of the Norway Maple Tree is densely rounded and its broad leaves provide dense shade. Its growth rate is rapid and it is very adaptable to varying soil conditions. One of the most highly recommended shade trees, it can be planted almost anywhere in the yard.
Maple ~ Crimson King Norway
"Acer Platanoides - Crimson King"
The Crimson King Maple Tree is a red-leaved cultivar of the Norway Maple and its beautiful rich color lends contrast to a green landscape. Grows to 40' - 50' with a spread of 25' - 30' in full sun to part shade. Best in well-drained area and quite drought tolerant and resists urban pollutants.
The Crimson King Maple Tree is perfect as a landscape tree providing dense shade. Also works well as a street tree. Smooth bark, straight trunk and strong branching provide for off season interest. Its shallow root system compete with lawn grasses, and the this can make mowing under the tree difficult.
Maple ~ Fall Fiesta Sugar
"Acer Saccharum 'Bailsta' - Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple"
The Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple Tree grows to a rounded, dense form with average texture that blends into the landscape. Low maintenance with pruning in summer after the leaves have fully developed. Otherwise may 'bleed' sap encouraging pests. Grows to roughly 60 feet at maturity with a high canopy and at a medium rate. Should live uo to 100 years or more.
The Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple Tree is a reliable tree for dense shade and features fiery colors of yellow to orange and red. Best planted in larger landscapes, it is one of the hardiest varieties as it adapts to all soils. Does not do well with air polution. Dark green foliage prevails throughout the season.
Maple ~ Green Mountain Sugar
The Green Mountain Sugar Maple Tree is one of the most spectacular for fall color. Its leaves turn a beautiful bright reddish-orange color in the fall after a full summer of thick greenery and dense shade. Grows to a mature height of 50' with a spread of up to 40' and has a broadly oval shape. This tree is probably the hardiest of all the sugar maple trees and is its versatility allows for planting anywhere in the yard.
The Sugar Maple Tree is one of the toughest trees and most adaptable to varying soil and moisture conditions. This tree is best planted at least 20' from buildings and is perfect for open areas where it can spread to its fullest.
Oak ~ Bur
The Bur Oak Tree is tolerant of a variety of moisture and soil conditions and adapts well to urban settings. Its fringed acorns are food for wildlife. A very long-lived tree it is very slow growing but eventually will reach 70' - 80' in height with an 80' spread. Prefers full sun and hearty throughout zones 3-8.
In addition to its notable strength, the Bur Oak has other attributes that make it a splendid tree for urban landscapes. It provides food for squirrels, dense shade, and is resistant to air pollution and heat stress. Its generally slow growth is compensated by longevity that may exceed 200 to 300 years. Needs moderate moisture with some drought tolerance. Its leaves are large ranging from 6 to 12 inces wide. Blooms in April-May produce large fringed acorns giving a "bur" appearance. This tree has also been called "the Mossy Cup Oak" due to the acorn's somewhat mossy appearance.
Oak ~ Northern Red
A good tree, the Northern Red Oak tolerates pollution and compacted soil. Grows as much as two feet a year for 10 years until reaching its mature height of about 60' - 75' tall with a 45' spread. Bristle-tipped leaves turn red in the fall.
This tree is an American treasure that can tolerate the conditions of cities and towns amazingly well. Provides cool shade in the summer and brilliant color in the fall with superior strength wood that helps prevent from breaking during high winds. The acorns are preferred by a range of wild animals and it requires normal moisture levels year-round.
Pear ~ Chanticleer
"Pyrus Calleryana - Chanticleer"
A medium to fast growing tree that adapts to a wide range of soil. Prefers full sun. Grows to 25' - 35', 16' - 25' spread. (zones 5-8) A very good street tree due to its conicle shape and nearly no litter. Adaptable to many soils and tolerates pollution and salt fairly well. It has a uniform habit and good resistance to diseases and storm damage.
Like all Callery pear trees the "Chanticleer" Pear variety is shallow-rooted and will tolerate a wide range of soils including periodically dry, moist but not continually wet, clay, and alkaline. Narrower than the 'Bradford' pear and more tailored in appearance, it is a good tree where spread is limited. Multiple leaders are common, but maintains a tight branching structure and requires little pruning. It has good resistance to pollution and fireblight. It produces profuse white spring flowers followed by small, round, hard, bitter fruits. The shiny dark green summer leaves turn orange or gold red to red purple in the fall.
Pear ~ Cleveland Select
"Pyrus Calleryana 'Cleveland Select' "
The Cleveland Select Pear Tree grows to a height of 35-40' with a mature spread of 25' making it a perfect size for small to medium-sized yards. It grows at a medium-fast pace at up to 3' per year. This ornamental tree is planted for its decorative value. In early spring it is one of the first trees to bloom and produces abundant clusters of delicate white flower blossoms that last two weeks. Its oval-shaped leaves emerge at the end of flowering and are dark green in color. In the fall the leaves turn a range of colors from yellow and orange to reddish purple.
The Cleveland Select Pear tree differs from the Bradford Pear in its resistance to storm damage. The densely packed leaves and branches of the Bradford make it more susceptible to high wind and storm damage while the Cleveland Select is more likely to survive. It grows in a tight, perfectly symmetrical semi-oval shape with a flawless appearance.
Pine ~ White
The White Pine Tree is one of the tallest growing trees in North America. Its flexible, bluish-green needles appear in bundles of 5 and its cones are long and slender. Mature trees can easily reach heights of over 100', with the tallest reported White Pine measuring over 200'. Premium sheared White Pine trees are trimmed to have closer layers making a solid privacy boundary. Trees can be kept full by trimming them once annually. Most people do not trim their White Pines and let them grow into their naturally gorgeous shape with more open branching.
Does best in moist soil conditions but can tolerate dry, rocky ridges to bogs. A hearty tree providing an ideal screen or windbreak. Throughout Illinois the White Pine can easily grow to over 50' in height with a spread of 20' - 40'. They are hearty in zones 3 - 8 and have a fast growth rate. Plant White Pines in full sun.
Plum ~ Thundercloud
The Thundercloud Plum makes a great landscaping tree with its picturesque purple foliage and pale pink to white blooms in early spring. Grows to 20' in height at a moderate pace and achieves a rounded shape over time with up to a 20' spread. Requires regular watering. The Thundercloud loves the sun and does extremely well in dry, hot climates. Thrives in almost any soil.
This tree makes an excellent addition to an open yard or as an accent next to patios, decks or gardens. Perfect for high density neighborhoods or in groupings in either the front or rear yards. One of the best trees to plant for a country garden look. Adaptable to different soil conditions but prefers well drained soil. Hearty from zones 4 - 8.
Redbud ~ Eastern
The Eastern Redbud Tree is a popular ornamental tree producing delicate pink-purple flowers in early spring. It will reach a mature height of 20' - 25' with an equal spread at a moderate to rapid pace. Benefits from a sheltered location protected from harsh winds. Green heart-shaped leaves give way to yellow leaves in the fall. Once established, the Eastern Redbud Tree develops an intresting character with twisting, open branching. Hearty in zones 4 - 9.
Often planted as an accent tree closer to the house or off a porch it adds color and texture to the landscape. The Eastern Redbud is adaptable to many soil conditions including acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained and clay soils. Does well in sun and part shade.
The cinnamon-colored, exfoliating bark of the River Birch is spectacular in the winter. Grows to 40' - 70', with a 40' - 60' spread (zones 4-9). Lustrous, medium-green leaves. Most borer resistant birch. Tolerant of both wet soils and dry summers. Avoid very alkaline soils.
The River Birch is one of the 12 Birch species that extend southward from the Arctic Circle. It is the only one that grows naturally at low elevations in the southeastern part of the United States. The River Birch has become a popular landscape tree because of its distinctive bark and graceful crown. It also is said to be the Birch most resistant to borers, and can tolerate drier conditions than other Birches. Flowers are brown or green and bloom in April to May. The fruit is elongated, 1 - 3 inches long. Its small but plentiful seeds are appreciated by a wide range of songbirds.
Serviceberry ~ Autumn Brilliance
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is a popular choice for adding interest and beauty to home landscapes due to its three-season interest. In spring it is covered in brilliant white flowers that give way to a dark green foliage in the late spring and summer and then to a show-stopping bright red in the fall. Its edible berries attract wildlife and this tree can be placed anywhere in the landscape. It reaches a mature height of 15' - 20' with a mature spread of 15' quite rapidly and is very adaptable to a range of soils and condiitons. Hearty in zones 4 - 9 with excellent disease resistance.
Due to its shrub-like structure, the Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry works well along property lines as a privacy screen. It is also common to plant the Serviceberry in the front or back landscape as an accent to a patio, deck or side of the house. Plant in full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil.
"Betula populifolia ‘Whitespire’"
The Whitespire Birch Tree has white bark that does not exfoliate. This deciduous tree has a distinctive pyramidal form that serves the landscape well as an accent tree. It grows at a medium rate and has a low canopy with a clearance of 4 feet from the ground. Can be expected to live 40 years and is more heat tolerant than other white birch varieties. Fine textured twigs and foliage; it thrives in a range of soil conditions.
This variety of birch is known for its resistance to the bronze birch borer. Highly used an an ornamental accent tree. For an attractive birch clump, plant 4 to 5 trees together. Has been known to tolerate temperatures from 100 degrees down to minus 30 degrees.
The Canadian Hemlock Tree is slow to grow but lives a long time. These trees have a pyramid or conical shape with small needles that have a fine texture in appearance. They appear very delicate compared with other evergreens. Color of the needles is dark green on top and light green underneath. Best grown in zones 3 - 7. Indigenous to North America, the Canadian Hemlock has a very fragrant pine scent. Requires a soil that is moist but offers a fair amount of drainage. With shallow roots they need some protection from the wind. Very shade tolerant.
Can easily serve as specimen plants or function as a living privacy screen. They are compact cultivars and are commonly used as hedge plants or around foundations. Begin pruning when young for best results in developing a nice shape. Relatively little mess around the yard, but can be enticing food for deer. Compact cultivar developed for landscaping is the dwarf, "Gentsch White". This rounded, compact, shrub-like plant attains only 4 feet in height (and about the same width).
The Douglas Fir tree is an evergreen tree and a member of the pine family. It has enjoyed popularity over the years as a favorite Christmas tree. Medium in size this tree often grows to heights of 70-390 feet tall (although only the coastal trees of the Pacific Northwest grow to such large heights). They have flat, soft needles and produce cones with persistent scales. The 2 cm needles are blue-green in color and some can also be dark green in color. The Douglas Fir tree is somewhat broader than the Spruce tree with their branches spreading from 10 to 25 feet. One of the fastest growing evergreen trees, the Douglas Fir has been known to live for hundreds of years!
One major fact to keep in mind with these trees is that although they are called fir trees, they are not actually fir trees as they are not members of the genus Abies. The Douglas Fir is typically found in the Rocky Mountains but is grown throughout the United States as both a landscaping tree and a Christmas tree. As with many pine trees, the Douglas Fir should be carefully maintained so as to avoid pests and disease. To keep pests and insects away from the tree, natural or chemical pesticides can be used. The seeds of these trees are food for chipmunks, squirrels, deer and other birds and mammals.
Spruce ~ Colorado Blue & Green
The Colorado Blue Spruce is a popular evergreen with its attractive blue accents to the tips of its branches. These silvery blue needles add interesting contrast to the garden and lanscape all year round. Spruces are an extremely tough and hardy tree for cold climates making them a preferred choice for wind screens. Provides both privacy as well as accent with its pyramidal shape and color.
One of the most popular ornamental conifers, this tree can be used along property lines as well as around the house or in open areas of the lawn. Should be kept 15 feet away from buildings. Best to avoid wet soils or heavy clay areas. Reaches a mature height of 50' with slow to moderate growth and has a mature spread of 20'. Its root system makes it more wind firm than any other western Spruce. Provides year-round screening as well as a protective summertime nesting opportunity for many songbirds.
Spruce ~ Norway
This large evergreen coniferous tree can grow to heights exceeding 115' and up to 180' tall. It serves as an ornamental tree in urban landscapes and is often used as a windbreak in both urban and rural areas. Prefers moist, cool climates and grows at a medium to rapid rate adapting to a variety of harsh soil and moisture conditions. This tree is not native to North America, having originated in central Europe.
Prefers moist but well-drained, acidic soil that may be organic, sandy or loamy. One of the most adaptable evergreens to harsh conditions including poor, clay, rocky, dry soils of all types of Ph. Thrives under seasonal drought once established and can take to urban conditions. Grows well in full sun to part-shade in zones 3 - 7.