Mid Sized Trees

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Mid Sized Trees – (Spacing of 20 to 30 feet)

Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana ‘Autumn Purple’
Size: 35′ X 30′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Deep Reddish Purple
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderately Fast

Comments: The Autumn Purple Ash is a moderately drought tolerant tree that can withstand the alkalinity of our soils. The fall color is a beautiful orange/purple. Watch for sun scald on the trunk in young trees and wrap them in the winter if they start to develop problems with splitting bark.

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Austrian Pine:
Scientific Name: Pinus Nigra
Size: 60′ X 30′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Green
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Austrian Pine is a large, hardy, drought-tolerant pine tree. It is one of the most adapted pine trees for our area.

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Mountain Ash:
Scientific Name: Sorbus aucuparia
Size: 35′ X 24′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Reddish-Purple
Edible Fruit: The fruit is edible but bitter
Growth Rate: Moderately Slow

Comments: The Mountain Ash is a very drought tolerant tree with beautiful white flowers, great fall color and red fruit. It is subject to many diseases and pests including borers and fire blight.

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Norway Maple:
Scientific Name: Acer platanoides
Size: 40′ X 30′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Norway Maple is a dense tree with a round head that casts deep shade. It is adapted to our harsh conditions, has great fall and summer color and is easy to grow. It does tend to be over planted in Utah despite problems with aphids and sunscald on the trunk. Seedlings can become invasive in lawns.

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Norway Spruce:
Scientific Name: Picea abies
Size: 40′ X 30′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Green
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderately Fast

Comments: The Norway Spruce is larger tree that is drought tolerant and is well-adapted to our area. Deer do like to browse the growth tips of this tree in the spring.

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Pyramidal Hornbeam:
Scientific Name: Carpinus betula ‘Fastigiata’
Size: 40′ X 30′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Bright Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: Pyramidal Hornbeams are hardy trees with a very formal appearance. They are moderately drought tolerant, and adapted to our harsh conditions. They have fabulous gold fall color.

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Tricolor Beech:
Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica ‘RoseoMarginata’
Size: 30′ X 20′
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Copper
Edible Fruit: Yes
Growth Rate: Slow

Comments: Tricolor Beech trees are fantastically beautiful trees that needs to be planted in an area protected from the sun. The multicolor leaves scald easily. These trees are not drought tolerant and do need slightly acidic soil for better leaf color.

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Little Leaf Linden:
Scientific Name: Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’
Size: 40′ X 30′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Bright Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Little Leaf Linden is an over planted tree in our area. It is not drought tolerant but is very hardy in Utah conditions. It has a nice pyramidal shape and highly fragrant flowers in the summer. The seeds can be messy.

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Paper Birch:
Scientific Name: Betula papyrifera
Size: 35′ X 30′
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderately Fast

Comments: The Paper Birch tree has beautiful white, exfoliating bark and nice golden fall color. It needs a lot of moisture to look good. It is tolerant of our alkaline soil and is very salt tolerant.

http://www.treebrowser.org

Eastern Red Cedar:
Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana
Size: 50′ X 25′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Green
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Eastern Red Cedar is very drought tolerant and hardy in our area. It is a great tree to plant in tough conditions. Deer do tend to browse this tree when the winters are harsh.

http://www.abnativeplants.com

European White Birch:
Scientific Name: Betula Pendula
Size: 35′ X 25′
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Fast

Comments: The European White Birch is a beautiful tree with white bark and a weeping habit. It needs more moisture than most trees but is hardy in our area. It tends to be affected by borer when stressed. Keeping the tree in moist, cooler conditions helps it avoid stress.

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Flowering Pear
Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’
Size: 36′ X 25′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Purplish-Red
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Fast

Comments: This flowering pear’s branches are more broadly spaced than others so it is more able to withstand wind and snow without breakage. It has beautiful but mal odorous spring flowers

Flowering Pear:
Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana ‘Redspire’
Drought Tolerance: Average
Size: 30′ X 25′
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Purplish-Red
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Fast

Comments: The leaves on this pear tree are reddish in the spring and it has beautiful but mal odorous spring flowers. The fall color is spectacular. This tree is fast growing and the branches are prone to breakage.

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Mimosa:
Scientific Name: Albizia julibrissin
Size: 35′ X 30
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: None
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Fast

Comments: Mimosa trees are very pretty trees with fragrant, pink blooms that bloom all summer. They are marginally hardy in our area (zone 6) but there are several beautiful specimens in Pleasant Grove so they are worth trying. They have average drought tolerance but do not suffer damage from many pests. They do tend to suffer winter dieback especially in colder areas. The flowers continue throughout the summer and attract hummingbirds.

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Bakari Blue Spruce:
Scientific Name: Picea pungens ‘Bakari’
Size: 35′ X 20′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Blue
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Bakari Blue Spruce is a smaller blue spruce with very blue foliage. It has moderate drought tolerance and does not suffer from many pests as long as it gets enough water.

http://www.pottersnurseries.com

Columnar Atlas Cedar:
Scientific Name: Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Fastigiata’
Size: 30′ X 25′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Green
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Slow

Comments: The Columnar Atlas Cedar is a slow growing tree that is quite beautiful. It does need good drainage and protection from harsh winters to do well.

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Bosnian Pine:
Scientific Name: Pinus leucodermis
Size: 35′ X 15′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Green
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Slow

Comments: The Bosnian Pine is a slow growing, narrow pine tree that is well adapted to our area. It is quite drought tolerant and very beautiful. It has few pests.

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Golden Rain Tree:
Scientific Name: Koelreutaria paniculata
Size: 30′ X 30′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Golden Rain Tree has very beautiful yellow flowers and unusual seed pods shaped like lanterns that can be messy in the fall. They are very drought and salt tolerant and do well in our area. One issue with Golden Rain Trees is weak branch patterns that make them susceptible to breakage in storms.

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Canadian Red Chokecherry:
Scientific Name: Prunus virginiana
Size: 30′ X 20′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Purple
Edible Fruit: Yes
Growth Rate: Fast

Comments: This tree starts out green in the spring and changes to purple in the summer. The white flowers are very fragrant. It does have a habit of suckering extensively but can be grown as a single trunk tree with effort, or a multi trunk shrub. This tree grows well in areas that receive average water and have good drainage. The fruit is edible but is very astringent. The berries make wonderful jams or fruit leather. Eating them straight from the tree is not pleasant.

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River Birch:
Scientific Name: Betula nigra
Size: 35′ X 20′
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Native Plant: Yes
Fall Color: Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Fast

Comments: The River Birch is a beautiful multi-trunked tree with reddish bark. It does best in areas with a lot of moisture and lower PH, but will survive in areas with less moisture and moderate alkalinity.

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Japanese Tree Lilac:
Scientific Name: Syringa reticulata
Size: 25′ X 20′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: None
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Japanese Tree Lilac is a beautiful, small, hardy tree. It has white flowers in the spring and glossy foliage. It is tolerant of salt and alkalinity. It does well in our area.

Incense Cedar:
Scientific Name: Calocedrus decurrens
Size: 80′ X 12′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Green
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Slow

Comments: The Incense Cedar is a beautiful, narrow tree. It is slow growing and shade tolerant. It is very drought tolerant once it gets established. The scaly leaves are very aromatic. There is a beautiful specimen growing by the BYU duck pond.

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