Sherwood

Updated for the 2021 growing season

Pyramidal European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’

Zone: 4

40′ x 30′

Full sun

An attractive, columnar tree with dense branches when young, spreading into a broad cone shape with age.

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

Zone: 4

20′ x 25′

Full to part sun

A wonderful small, tree whose branches are covered with light pinkish purple flowers in early spring before the leaves emerge.

Eddies White Wonder Dogwood

Cornus nuttalli x florida ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’

Zone: 7

20′ x 15′

Full to part shade

An upright tree with layered branching pattern that blooms large, showy, white flowers in the spring and red berries in the winter.

Cherokee Princess Dogwood

Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’

Zone: 5

15′ x 15′

Full sun to part shade

Great variety with large white flowers that bloom before the tree leafs out. Flowers are followed by small scattered red berry clusters which attract birds, great fall color. Likes well draining soil.

Cherokee Brave Dogwood

Cornus florida ‘Comco No.1’

Zone: 5

20′ x 25′

Full sun to part shade

Broadly pyramidal, and somewhat flat topped habit. Blooms deep pink flowers before foliage emerges. Burgundy new growth turn green by summer and brilliant red in fall. Small red berries that birds love develop in fall and persists into winter.

Prairie Pink Dogwood

Cornus florida ‘Prairie Pink’

Zone: 5

20′ x 20′

Full sun to part shade

Forms an upright rounded habit. Blooms light pink flowers that appear before the leaves and are followed by bright red berries. Reddish-purple fall leaf color.

Pink Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida ‘Rubra’

Zone: 5

20′ x 20′

Full sun to part shade

Forms an upright rounded habit. Considered one of the most spectacular flowering trees. Large pink flowers emerge before foliage followed by bright red berries; reddish-purple fall leaf color.

Heart Throb Dogwood

Cornus kousa ‘Schmred’

Zone: 5

20′ x 20′

Full sun to part shade

Forms a rounded tree with dark green foliage that turn deep red in the fall. 3-4″ long lasting, rose-pink bracts emerge after tree has leaved out.

Venus Dogwood

Cornus kousa x nuttallii ‘KN 30-8’

Zone: 5

15′ x 20′

Full sun to part shade

A vigorous upright dogwood that blooms profuse, large, white blooms in spring.

Raywood Ash

Fraxinus angustifolia ‘Raywood’

Zone: 6

35′ x 30′

Full sun to part shade

A vigorous-growing ash with lustrous dark green leaves that turn rich plum purple in fall. Nice rounded crown to provide lots of summer shade. 

Sunburst Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Suncole’

Zone: 5

30′ x 30′

Full sun

Vigorous, urban tolerant selection with bright golden new growth that matures to rich green. Fine textured foliage with yellow fall color.

Golden Raintree

Koelreuteria paniculata

Zone: 5

40′ x 40′

Full sun

A wonderful dense, rounded tree with bright yellow flower clusters in late summer followed by showy fruit capsules. Excellent small lawn tree.

Vossii Golden Raintree

Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’

Zone: 5

20′ x 15′

Full sun

Spectacular color from long, drooping clusters of fragrant, bright yellow spring flowers! Small seed pods form after bloom. Bronze-gold fall color. Seeds are poisonous.

Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonica

Zone: 5

20′ x 20′

Full to part shade

A small rounded tree with strongly horizontal side branches that produce lovely, fragrant white flowers in spring.

Ivory Pillar Japanese Tree Lilac

Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Pillar’

Zone: 3

20′ x 12′

Full to part sun

Forms a narrow, upright habit with dark green leaves. Blooms panicles of creamy white, airy blooms in early summer.

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