With its brightly colored, shiny autumn leaves and wide range of adaptivity, especially well suited to wet sites. This is a great landscape tree. Unlike widely-planted Sweetgum, even seedlings of Blackgum are dependable for fall color. Needs pruning when young. These pot-propagated plants ensure transplant success.
Quercus Forest Knight® Q. robur x Q. alba 'Tabor' (Forest Knight® Hybrid Oak)
A handsome new selection from our friend of many years, Earl Cully. His judgment is well-respected in the industry. Forest Knight is a great street tree for new neighborhoods due to its leafy, high canopy features. It is broad spreading (to 50 feet) but the central leader is strong so it will develop fantastic symmetry over time.
Mildew resistant, shiny green leaves above, silver beneath. A recent introduction of exceptional hybrid vigor - great nursery plant. Dense, uniform pyramidal crown. This is a Q. robur x macrocarpa hybrid.
Quercus Kindred Spirit® Q. robur var. fastigiata x Q. bicolor 'Nadler' (Kindred Spirit® Hybrid Oak)
Chief among its merits is strong mildew resistance, in contrast to columnar English oak, which often gets terribly infested with this leaf disease. Strongly columnar in outline, it's 4-5 times taller than wide in outline, significantly more columnar than the similar selection, Regal Prince®. Grafted onto vigorous Q. bicolor liners with mycorrhizal roots, these have excellent survivability without significant transplant shock. Q. robur var. fastigiata x bicolor.
Quercus macrocarpa (North Dakota source) (Bur Oak (North Dakota))
Native across a broad range in the eastern US, it is consequently variable in leaf form, size and growth rate. Our seedlings are of Missouri source. This patriarch forest tree is best for parks and large, open landscapes.
Quercus Regal Prince® Q. robur var. fastigiata x Q. bicolor 'Long' (Regal Prince® Hybrid Oak)
Handsome, glossy deep green foliage and a bold, upright, oval silhouette. Leaf undersides are white with dense, downy hairs, helping keep the leaf dry - a significant factor in its resistance to mildew, to which Columnar English oak is so susceptible. Q. robur var. fastigiata x Q. bicolor.
Native range is Southwest Europe and northwest Africa, but it is completely at home in warmer regions of North America. Its corky bark can be sustainably harvested every 10 years or so. Frost sensitive, it must be grown in warm climates. A tree of exceptional ornamental beauty for its bark and handsome foliage.