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BEST UPRIGHT DECIDUOUS TREES

I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite upright deciduous trees.  These trees are great for urban lots and narrow spaces.  Some are not necessarily small trees but they are very narrow and have a wonderful appeal and use that no other tree can quite offer. 

 

 

Acer x freemanii ‘Armstrong’-Armstrong Maple

ZONE: 3

HEIGHT: 15m (50 ft)               SPREAD: 8m (26 ft)

FOLIAGE: Green                     FALL COLOUR: Yellow-orange

SPECIAL FEATURES: It is a fast growing columnar tree.

 

 

Acer platanoides ‘Columnare’-Columnar Maple

ZONE: 5

HEIGHT: 12m (40 ft)               SPREAD: 4m (13 ft)

FOLIAGE: Dark green FALL COLOUR: Yellow

SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent for small lots.  Generally free of pests, disease and wind damage.

 

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Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’-Frans Fontain Pyramidal European Hornbeam

ZONE: 4

HEIGHT: 16m (52 ft)               SPREAD: 2.5m (8 ft)

FOLIAGE: Green                     FALL COLOUR: Yellow

SPECIAL FEATURES: Will maintain a narrow growth thru its life span.  It can be used as a hedge or an entrance planting.

 

 

Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’-Princeton Sentry Maidenhair Tree

ZONE: 4

HEIGHT: 13m (43 ft)               SPREAD: 5m (16.5 ft)

FOLIAGE: Green                     FALL COLOUR: Bright yellow

SPECIAL FEATURES: It is a male variety of Ginkgo therefore does not bare fruit.  It has a long life and immunity to pests and diseases.

 

 

Malus ‘Red Barron’-Red Barron Crab Apple

ZONE: 4

HEIGHT: 6m (20 ft)                 SPREAD: 2.5m (8 ft)

FOLIAGE: Purple                    FALL COLOUR: Bronze-green

SPECIAL FEATURES: Dark red flower and fruit.  It matures to a more rounded shape.

 

 

Populus nigra var betulifolia ‘Italica’-Lombardy Poplar

ZONE: 3

HEIGHT: 16m (52 ft)               SPREAD: 4m (13 ft)

FOLIAGE: Green                     FALL COLOUR: Golden-yellow

SPECIAL FEATURES: It is tolerant of all soil and climatic conditions.  Great for use where pollution is a problem.

 

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Populus tremula ‘Erecta’-Swedish Columnar Aspen

ZONE: 2

HEIGHT: 13m (43 ft)               SPREAD: 3m (10 ft)

FOLIAGE: Green                     FALL COLOUR: Golden-yellow

SPECIAL FEATURES: Ideal for use in poor dry soils and urban conditions.  Very Narrow.

 

 

Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’-Amanogawa Cherry

ZONE: 5

HEIGHT: 6m    (20 ft)               SPREAD: 1.5m (5 ft)

FOLIAGE: Dark green FALL COLOUR: Yellow

SPECIAL FEATURES: Has fragrant semi-double pink flowers in early spring. 

 

 

Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’-Pyramidal English Oak

ZONE: 5

HEIGHT: 15m (50 ft)               SPREAD: 5m (16 ft)

FOLIAGE: Dark green FALL COLOUR: Yellow-brown

SPECIAL FEATURES: Has small acorns and is a rapid grower.  It holds its foliage during winter providing interest through the seasons.

 

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Sorbus aucuparia ‘Fastigiata’-Russian Mountain Ash

ZONE: 3

HEIGHT: 10m (33 ft)               SPREAD: 6m (20 ft)

FOLIAGE: Dark green FALL COLOUR: Rusty-orange

SPECIAL FEATURES: Has interesting gray bark and large red fruit.

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