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Fall 2018 Tree Giveaway Varieties

Oak TreeOak

Oaks are stately trees and can have beautiful fall color.  Oaks are an excellent street and shade tree as they have great urban adaptability, drought tolerance, and are moderately fast growing.  Oaks tend to prefer well-drained soil and produce small acorns loved by deer and squirrels.

At Maturity they can reach 40 to 60 feet tall with a 40 to 60 foot spread.

Plant in full sun.

American Elm TreeAmerican Elm

American Elms are popular urban shade trees.  This native North American tree grows quickly when young, forming a broad or upright, vase-shaped silhouette, in some zones growing 80 to 100 feet high and 60 to 120 feet wide at maturity.  The American Elm must be at least 15 years old before it will bear seed.  Trees have an extensive but shallow root system.  Uses:  Ornamental and shade tree; reclamation plant - successfully grown in urban areas where air pollution, poor drainage, compacted soil and/or drought are common.

American Elm should be grown in full sun on well-drained, rich soil.

Maple TreeMaple

Maple trees can bring color to your landscape year-round.  Green stems turn red, yellow, and brown in winter while new leaves are red-tinged, turning to green.  Fall color may be deep red or yellow.  At maturity they can grow 40 to 60 feet tall with a 40 foot spread.

Fast growing and tolerant of many soils.  Great shade tree.  Plant in full sun.

Chinese Pistache TreeChinese Pistache

The Chinese Pistache is a small to medium-sized tree native to central and western China.  It is hardy in Oklahoma, can withstand harsh conditions and poor quality soils.  It can grow up to 30 feet tall with a 25 to 35 foot spread.  The leaves are dark green and deciduous, but may become yellow to red in the fall.  The Pistache is a great street tree and is resistant to insect and disease problems.

Plant in full sun.

Loblolly Pine TreeLoblolly Pine

One of the fastest growing southern pines, this tree is used as a quick-screen in many landscapes.  This North American native has dark green needles and narrow, red-brown, often-paired cones that are three to six inches long.  It grows in a wide variety of soils and is drought tolerent.  60 to 100 feet height with a 25 to 35 foot spread.

Plant in full sun.

Sycamore TreeSycamore TreeSycamore

The native sycamore has a grand branch display and its bark is unique among all trees - you can always identify a sycamore just by looking at the bark.  The alternate maple-looking leaves are large and also unique to those familiar with sycamore.

Sycamore trees can reach ages of five to six hundred years old.  The American sycamore is North America's largest native broadleaf tree and is often planted along streets and in yards and parks for excellent shade.  It has a pyramidal form in youth, but develops a spreading, rounded, and irregular crown with age.  At maturity it can grow 70 to 100 feet tall with a similar spread.

Plant in full sun.

Crape Myrtle TreeCrape Myrtle TreeCrape Myrtle

Crape Myrtles are amont the most satisfying of landscape trees:  showy summer flowers, attractive bark, and (in many cases) brilliant fall foliage makes them year-round garden performers.

The showiest of the Crape Myrtles display huge clusters of white, pink, lavender, or purple flowers from June through August.  The bark is smooth, but is a mottled, expoliating bark. 

Crape Myrtles are moderately fast growers.  At maturity they can reach 25 feet tall with a spread of 15 to 25 feet.

Plant in full sun for best blooming.

Redbud TreeRedbud

Oklahoma's State Tree, the Redbud may have rosy pind, dark pink, white, or lavender flowers which usually appear in early April.  Reddish-purple leaves change to dark green, then to yellow.  Redbuds form a spreading, graceful crown as they mature.  At maturity they can grow 25 to 30 feet tall with a 20 to 30 foot spread.

Plant in full sun or light shade.  Partial shade preferred in windy, dry areas.

Bald CypressBald Cypress

Unique in its appearance, the Bald Cypress is a model of grace and endurance.  Along with its massive size, other considerations should be made before choosing the proper location for this special tree.  Although the Bald Cypress is native to swamplands, it will tolerate a wide range of conditions, and will even tolerate short periods of drought.  In response to long periods of drought, it will completely defoliate.  However, this tree is amazingly resilient, and will leaf out when adequate moisture returns.  Since the Bald Cypress is so adaptable to growing in conditions ranging from excessive moisture to drought, tight clay soils are not a challenge. 

Bald Cypress are often planted around water, as a street tree, or in a park setting.  The foliage is medium green, turning bronze in Fall.  They produce a round woody cone, about 1 1/2 inch in diameter.  They have a variable growth rate from moderate to fast.  Their mature size is 60 to 100 feet tall with a 30 foot spread.

Full sun only.