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Shade Trees

Sugar Maple Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum - Z3. Grows to 50'-100'. Also called Rock Maple, valued for shade, syrup, and lumber. Beautiful yellow, gold, scarlet, and crimson fall color. Shade tolerant. 3'-5' bare-root plants. Maine Native
River Birch River Birch - Betula nigra - Z4. Grows to 60'-80' x 40-60. A highly prized ornamental with attractive bark and dark green foliage. Birds eat the seeds and deer browse the foliage. Fast growing and trouble free. Prefers moist soil.
American LInden American Linden - Tilia americana - Z3. Grows to 60-80' x same. A.K.A. Basswood. Tall stately tree with sweetly fragrant flowers that attract bees. Yellow fall foliage. Full sun or partial shade. ME grown. 2-3 bare-root plants. Maine Native

Ornamental Trees

Amur Maple Amur Maple Acer ginnala - Z2. Grows to 15'-18'. Small graceful multi-stemmed tree with glossy green foliage that turns red and yellow in the fall. Bees love the fragrant creamy-white flowers. Full sun to partial shade.
Pagoda Dogwood Pagoda Dogwood - Cornus alternifolia - Z3. Grows to 20' x 35'. Small tree or large multi-stemmed shrub with fragrant white flower clusters in mid/late spring, Dark blue berries in midsummer. Berries eaten by birds and other wildlife. Prefers partial shade, leaves reddish-purple in the fall. 9"-32" bare-root plants. Maine Native
Allegheny Serviceberry Allegheny Serviceberry - Amelanchier laevis - Z2. Grows to 20'-40' x 15'-20'. A.K.A. Shadbush. Orange-bronze unfolding leaves in the spring followed by pendulous white blossoms and dark-purple berries. 18-30 bare-root plants. Maine Native


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