Specimen Shade Trees

While hunting for large unique specimens, we occasionally stumble upon some high caliper trees of more common varieties.  Nothing crazy about the types of trees listed here- what's impressive is the size and the instant mature look they provide.  This Nyssa sylvatica has a 6" caliper and is approx 14/16'H x 8/10'W.  Fall color is mind-blowing!

  Nyssas sylvatica   Specimen

Nyssas sylvatica  Specimen

This Norwegian Sunset Maple is about as perfect as they come.  Approx 18/20'H x 16/18'W with a 6" caliper.  

   Acer truncatum x Acer platanoides  'Keithsform'  (Norwegian Sunset Maple)  Specimen

 Acer truncatum x Acer platanoides 'Keithsform'  (Norwegian Sunset Maple)  Specimen

Acer truncatum x Acer platanoides 'Keithsform' is a heat-resistant J Frank Schmidt selection prized for its uniform canopy and superb branching structure.  Glossy green leaves turn yellow in fall.

  Acer trunc. x Acer plat . 'Keithsform  (Norwegian Sunset Maple)   Specimen

Acer trunc. x Acer plat. 'Keithsform  (Norwegian Sunset Maple)   Specimen

 6" caliper of Norwegian Sunset Maple

6" caliper of Norwegian Sunset Maple

This Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' will provide an instant established look.  It's approx 20/22'H x 12/14'W with a 5" caliper.  (The discoloration at top of photo is the beginning of the wine red fall color- not blight).

  Pyrus calleryana  'Aristocrat'  Specimen

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'  Specimen

  Pyrus calleryana  'Aristocrat'  Specimen,  alternate view

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'  Specimen,  alternate view

 Mature bark on 5" caliper Aristocrat Pear specimen

Mature bark on 5" caliper Aristocrat Pear specimen