Shade Trees

When thoughtfully planted, trees will shade your home in summer. In winter, the sun will penetrate them and warm your home naturally. Some will provide fall color.

Ash

Autumn Purple Ash

Fraxinus americana ‘Junginger’

Height: 45′

Spread: 40′

Cimmaron Ash

Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Cimmzam’

Height: 50′

Spread: 30′

Flowering Ash

Fraxinus ornus

Height: 40-50′

Spread: 40-50′

Golden Desert Ash

Fraxinus excelsior ‘Aureafolia’

Height: 20′

Spread: 18′

Manchurian Ash

Fraxinus mandshurica

Height: 40′

Spread: 30′

Raywood Ash

Fraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywood’

Height: 45′

Spread: 30′

Urbanite Ash

Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Urbanite’

Height: 50′

Spread: 40′

Birch

Cutleaf Weeping Birch

Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’

Height: 40′

Spread: 20′

Duraheat Birch

Betula nigra ‘BNMTF’

Height: 40′

Spread: 30′

Heritage Birch

Betula nigra ‘Cully’

Height: 40′

Spread: 30′

Jacmonti Birch

Betula jacquemontii

Height: 25-60′

Spread: 15′

Japanese White Birch

Betula platyphylla

Height: 30-40′

Spread: 15-25′

Northern Tribute Birch

Betula nigra ‘Dickinson’

Height: 35′

Spread: 30′

Paper Birch

Betula papyrifera

Height: 50′

Spread: 35′

Prairie Dream Birch

Betula papyrifera ‘Varen’

Height: 40′

Spread: 25′

Renaissance Oasis Birch

Betula papyrifera ‘Oenci’

Height: 50′

Spread: 30′

Renaissance Reflection Birch

Betula papyrifera ‘Renci’

Height: 50′

Spread: 25′

River Birch

Betula nigra

Height: 40′

Spread: 35′

Royal Frost Birch

Betula ‘Penci-2’

Height: 40′

Spread: 25′

Shiloh Splash Birch

Betula nigra ‘Shiloh Splash’

Height: 10′

Spread: 8′

White Satin Birch

Betula utilis ‘Madison’

Height: 35′

Spread: 20′

Whitespire Birch

Betula populifolia ‘Whitespire Sr.’

Height: 40′

Spread: 25′

Youngs Weeping Birch

Betula pendula ‘Youngii’

Height: 15′

Spread: 20′

Catalpa

Bungei (Umbrella) Catalpa

Catalpa bugnei

Height: 30′

Spread: 30′

Heartland Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa ‘Hiawatha 2’

Height: 50′

Spread: 25′

Northern Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa

Height: 50′

Spread: 35′

Purple Catalpa

Catalpa × erubescens ‘Purpurea’

Height: 45′

Spread: 40′

Elm

Emerald Sunshine Elm

Ulmus propinqua ‘JFS-Bieberich’

Height: 35′

Spread: 25′

Frontier Elm

Ulmus ‘Frontier’

Height: 40′

Spread: 30′

Prospector Elm

Ulmus wilsoniana ‘Prospector’

Height: 40′

Spread: 30′

Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis

Height: 45′

Spread: 35′

Chicagoland Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis ‘Chicagoland’

Height: 40-60′

Spread: 30-40′

Magnifica Hackberry

Celtis ‘Magnifica’

Height: 50′

Spread: 40′

Prairie Sentinel Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis ‘JFS-KSU1’

Height: 45′

Spread: 12′

Honeylocust

Imperial Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Impcole’

Height: 35′

Spread: 35′

Northern Acclaim Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Harve’

Height: 45′

Spread: 35′

Shademaster Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Shademaster’

Height: 45′

Spread: 35′

Street Keeper Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Draves’

Height: 45′

Spread: 20′

Sunburst Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Suncole’

Height: 40′

Spread: 35′

Hornbeam

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’

Height: 35′

Spread: 15′

Native Flame American Hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana ‘JFS-KW6’

Height: 30′

Spread: 20′

Pyramidal European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’

Height: 35′

Spread: 25′