Cercidiphyllum japonicum Claim Jumper™ 'HSI1' (Claim Jumper™ Golden Katsura)
Distinctively unusual, this katsura has golden summer foliage. The leaves emerge with a pink blush and unfurl to soft yellow. Throughout summer the more shaded leaves turn green, while those in sun remain yellow or turn almost white. Autumn yields the characteristic sweet fragrance and buttery golden color of the species. Best for a site with some late afternoon sun protection to avoid foliage burn, as is typical for many yellow-leaved plants.
Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire™ 'Rutpink' (Scarlet Fire Dogwood)
This is the first kousa released from the fabled Rutgers dogwood breeding program. It was selected it for its deep pink to fuchsia colored bracts. They almost glow from a distance. The bracts are pointed and do not overlap, developing an attractive starry shape.
Quercus undulata 'Mesa de Maya' (Mesa de Maya Western Oak™)
Mesa de Maya Southwest Oak™ has large blue-gray leaves which hold their color late into autumn. The foliage lacks most prickles and the tree, reaching 25 feet in height at maturity, will be a stunning contrast to most background colors. In the arid and drought-prone West and the Southwest it will thrive because of it region-adapted, high pH tolerant rootstock. This grafted form will grow with a single stem to 25 feet tall with a 20-foot spread. It could also be branched low and grown as a multi-stemmed tree, as is common to its wild sisters.
Toll Gate Canyon has attractive green, deeply lobed 4 leaves that take on a nice red hue in autumn. Except for its drought tolerance, this oak looks more like a typical white oak, albeit with pointed rather than rounded lobes because it is a multi-generational hybrid with Q gambellii.
The smaller stature of ‘Toll Gate Canyon’, to 20', makes this tree applicable for nearly all spaces and landscapes in the Western US and SW Canada. It is grafted onto a highly adapted root stock which tolerates dry and alkaline soils, making it broadly adaptable to all western soils.