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Our Tree Varieties

Max Tree Farm grows fifteen specifically selected varieties of shade trees. All varieties are hardy for Zone 4, and are proven selections for landscape design.

Our trees are offered in-ground, ready for spading into your landscape. We can arrange transplanting in partnership with our trusted contractors, if you prefer.

For current pricing and availability, please give us a call at 612-770-2222

 
Note: If you don't see a specific variety that you are looking for, we are happy to source from trusted growers we're in partnership with to make your project work.  
 
Click on the illustrations to learn more about each variety.
Ash
Autumn Blaze Ash

Autumn Blaze Ash

Fraxinus americana 'Autum Blaze' - This is the first white ash adapted for the prairies. It has a nice purple fall color, a light seed crop, and good oval form.

Coffeetree
Kentucky Coffeetree

Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioica - This picturesque tree has deeply furrowed bark and stout branches that are particularly handsome in winter. It prefers deep, moist soil and full sun, but is adaptable to many conditions such as alkaline soil, salt, and drought. The mahogany seedpods are long and leathery.

Elm
Triumph Elm

Triumph Elm

Ulmus 'Morton Glossy' - This Dutch elm disease resistant selection resulted from a controlled cross between Vanguard™ Elm and Accolade® Elm at the Morton Arboretum. It has an upright habit with strong branching, lustrous dark green foliage and excellent disease and pest resistance. Quick to establish and grows rapidly.

Linden
Greenspire Linden

Greenspire Linden

Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' - Very suitable for street planting, this 1998 Iowa Tree of the Year is a fast grower, has a dense crown and fragrant, pale yellow flowers.

Redmond Linden (Basswood)

Redmond Linden (Basswood)

Tilia americana 'Redmond' - A valuable tree for street planting, Redmond has the largest leaves of the Lindens. The dense foliage is glossy green with bright yellow autumn color. Voted 2000 Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municipal Arborists.

Locust
Skyline Honeylocust

Skyline Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos var inermis 'Skycole' - A stately and unusual variety with a distinctive pyramidal form, this tree develops a strong, sturdy trunk and shapely crown. Thornless, and essentially fruitless, it is a valuable tree for light filtered shade.

Maple
Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple

Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' - This hybrid of Silver and Red Maple has experienced phenomenal popularity due to its ascending branch habit, rapid growth rate, drought tolerance, ability to grow in most soils, and beautiful fall color and form. It was selected as the 2003 Urban Tree of the year, Society of Municipal Arborists.

Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum 'Bailista' - Fall Fiesta® has outstanding fall color. The branching is full and symmetrical. Leathery, glossy, deep green leaves are resistant to leaf tatter and leafhopper damage. A rapid grower, easy to transplant and also resistant to sun scald and frost cracks.

Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum - This tree is a landscape standout. Slow to medium in growth rate and very hardy, it prefers rich, well-drained soil. Fall color is simply spectacular, ranging from rich, brilliant yellows to all shades of oranges and red. Do not plant where salt is a problem.

Northwood Maple

Northwood Maple

Acer rubrum 'Northwood' - This selection from Northern Minnesota, and released by the University of Minnesota in 1980, is an excellent shade tree with a rounded to oval crown and branches that ascend at approximately a 45 degree angle. Optimum growth, as with all Red Maples, will occur in moist, slightly acidic soil.

Sienna Glen Maple

Sienna Glen Maple

Acer freemanii 'Sienna' - This is a fast growing, hardy maple with uniform branching and a pyramidal form. It is tolerant of alkaline, acidic and wet soil conditions, and can withstand strong winds. Considered a very good substitute for Ash varieties.

Oak
Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra - The fastest growing Oak and one of the easiest to transplant, this tree is great for street use or as a landscape tree. The foliage is dense and lustrous and leaves hang on the tree into winter. Named the 1999 Iowa Tree of the Year.

Swamp White Oak

Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor - Excellent in both wet and upland soils, this tree is chosen frequently to shade large lawns or naturalized areas. It shows good transplant success. Named a 1999 "Great Plants for the Great Plains" award winner.

Northern Pin Oak

Northern Pin Oak

Quercus ellipsoidalis - This native tree has a deep root system and is well adapted to sandy, acid soils, and is drought tolerant. It is great for use as a specimen tree in lawn or boulevard plantings. The red fall color can be spectacular.

Special - Just For Fun!
Power Locust

Power Locust

Electricia aboveus 'Power' - This unique variety is an exclusive offering by Max Tree Farm. Developed specifically for that client who just has to plant right under that power line. Why try to avoid this constant problem … embrace it! This amazing tree flourishes beneath the high voltage lines. ; )