This week we had some beautiful, large columnar growing varieties of Sweetgum, Serviceberry and Flowering Cherry come off the trucks along with the Green Pillar Oaks seen here. Their narrow shapes are what you need for height along walkways and driveways as well as windbreaks and screening. They make interesting focal points and accents when most all other plant material generally has a rounded form.

Take a look at a few selections here and keep them in mind for your upcoming jobs.

Amelanchier x Glenform ‘Rainbow Pillar’
size Dense, narrow, 15-20′ high x 8-10′ wide
flower White, early spring bloomer
fruit Edible blueberry-like, late summer, birds love them, not messy
foliage Medium green, fall color is yellow, orange, red
culture Full sun – part shade
Hardiness Zone 4

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’
size Very tight, dense branching, 50-60′ high x 5-6′ wide
leaves Glossy, star-shaped deep green, bright red in fall
fruit Not like species, minimal fruit (prickly seed balls) on lawn
culture Full sun, part shade, moist, well-drained soil
hardiness Zone 5

Prunus sargentii ‘Columnaris’
size Narrow, vase-shaped 30′ high x 20′ wide
flower Rich pink flowers open before it leafs out early spring
fruit 1/3″ small purple/black fruit, birds love them, not messy
foliage Fall color bronze, yellow, red
culture Full sun – part shade
hardiness Zone 4

Quercus palustris ‘Green Pillar’
size Tight form with stiff branches, 45′ high x 15′ wide
foliage Dark green, glossy, turning red in fall
culture Full sun, can tolerate wet soil
hardiness Zone 4

Looking for others? Stop in soon or give us a call – our salespeople love to talk trees!

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