Our Tree Area is stocked with a great selection of shade, flowering, and ornamental trees. They are top quality because we personally select them from our growers. If you dig the hole (we provide the dimensions of the hole needed) we'll deliver your tree and set it in the hole with our equipment.

Plantscape -

The large tree



Our specialty is offering large trees (1½" to 3½" trunk diameter), 12-15' tall for your yard. They are dug each fall or early spring and brought to the nursery sales lot. Smaller potted trees are also available in many varieties so you can plant them and watch them grow!  

  New trees arrive after mid-November through mid-March, once the leaves fall and the trees are dormant.  Late fall and early winter is an ideal time to plant trees. Check with us to see the varieties that will be available, and we can call you when trees arrive.

October Glory® Red Maple - Acer rubrum

Fast growing, cold hardy deciduous shade tree; superb red leaf color in late fall, holding into November.  
Excellent street or lawn tree.  Strong wood.  Full sun.  Grows 40-60 feet tall and 30-40- feet wide.


Sweet Bay Magnolia - Magnolia virginiana

An elegant deciduous southern favorite which has oblong green leaves with an attractive sheen and fragrant, creamy-white flowers which open May-June.  Perhaps the most fragrant magnolia.  An excellent plant for the corner of a patio or in a flower bed as a specimen tree.  Grows well in wet, even swampy soils; will also tolerate shade.  Grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide.


Dura-Heat™ Birch - Betula nigra

Broadly pyramidal deciduous shade tree with vigorous growth habit.  Multi-stem clumps create appealing natural effect.  Valued for its peeling bark that exposes patches of tan new bark.  Glossy dark olive leaves turn yellow in fall.  Bark and silhouette are attractive in winter landscape.  Full sun to part shade.  Slightly smaller than 'Heritage'.  Resistant to aphids. Closely spaced leaves are smaller than the species.  

‘Autumn Gold’ - Ginkgo biloba

Leaves turn a uniform golden yellow in autumn and persist for several weeks. When the leaves do drop, they drop rapidly, forming a golden carpet around this tree.  Male variety produces no messy fruit.  Grows 40-50 feet tall and 25-30 feet wide.


Eastern Redbud - Cercis canadensis

One of our most beautiful native small trees with reddish purple flower buds opening to rosy pink-purple blooms in April.  Blooms last for 2-3 weeks.  Grow in moist, well drained soils.  Full sun to light shade.  Grows 25 feet tall and 30 feet wide.


‘The Rising Sun’ Redbud - Cercis canadensis

The most brilliantly colored selection of the Eastern Redbud yet, this variety offers spring foliage of deep apricot-orange, maturing to yellow and then speckled lime-green in summer, only to return to its rich golden tones for autumn. Coupled with abundant rosy-orchid blooms and vigorous yet compact growth


‘Merlot’ Redbud - Cercis canadensis

Handsome purple leaves makes this a standout.  New foliage emerges shimmering red-purple and becomes more subdued as the season progresses.  Grow in moist, well drained, deep soils.  Full sun to light shade.  Eventually reaches 20 feet tall and wide.

Red Pointe® Red Maple - Acer rubrum

An excellent, fast-growing shade tree for the landscape.  Brilliant red fall color plus upright, broadly pyramidal form make this a standout. A straight and dominate central leader results in strong branch angles that make it easier to grow. Grows 45 feet tall and 30 feet wide.  

‘Brandywine’ Red Maple - Acer rubrum

A male selection (seedless) that eventually matures to 35-50' tall.  Fall color is a brilliant scarlet that gradually turns reddish-purple. 'Brandywine' is the result of a 1982 cross of Acer rubrum 'October Glory' x Acer rubrum 'Autumn flame'.  


Bald Cypress - Taxodium distichum

An outstanding deciduous specimen tree with a pyramidal habit.  Well-suited to wet soils or water's edge, but adaptable to most conditions.  Feather-like deep sage green foliage is attractive in summer and shaggy, cinnamon colored bark provides winter interest.  Full sun to part shade.  Medium growth to 75 feet tall and 20 feet wide.  


Magnolias - Magnolia ‘Jane’, Star, Saucer, ‘Dr. Merrill’

Outstanding deciduous tree with showy white, pink, or purple flowers appearing in very early spring before the leaves emerge. Grow in full sun to part shade. Heights vary from 8-10’ for ‘Jane’ and star magnolias to 20-25 feet tall and 15 feet wide for saucer and ‘Dr. Merrill’ magnolias.  A sure sign of spring!

Chinese or Kousa Dogwood - Cornus kousa

Attractive horizontal tiers of branches help make this small tree popular.  Beautiful white bracts open in May and are followed in the fall by hanging red fruit.  Fall leaf color is purple-red.  Will tolerate sun more than native dogwoods.  Borer resistant. Grows 20 feet tall and wide.


‘Royal Raindrops’ Crabapple - Malus

A beautiful hardy ornamental tree with rounded, horizontally spreading branches.  Red flowers appear in the spring followed by small fruit in the fall.  Finely textured, deeply cut burgundy leaves are resistant to Japanese beetles.  A superior tree.  Grows 20 feet tall and wide.


Willow Oak - Quercus phellos

This outstanding native tree has a finer texture than most oaks.  Leaves resemble willow leaves, turning a vibrant apricot yellow in the fall.  Durable and dependable with few if any insect or disease problems.  Fast growing. Good street or landscape tree.  Height: 40-60 feet.  

Spread: 30-40 feet.


‘Autumn Brillliance’ Serviceberry  Amelanchier

Pure white flowers create a billowy appearance in early spring.  Clean, healthy summer foliage and good orange-red fall color add to the attractiveness of this small deciduous tree.  Small edible berries are favored by birds.  Silhouette is attractive in winter landscape.  Full sun to part shade. Grows 10 feet tall and 8’ wide.

Dawn Redwood - Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Feathery pyramidal growth habit.  Fast growing; will tolerate moisture.  Beautiful in groves.  Deciduous.  Known to exist for 100 million years - found in fossils.  Few serious problems.  Grows 70 feet tall and 25 feet wide.


'Cleveland Select' Pear - Pyrus calleryana

Known for its extremely showy white flowers that bloom in early spring, this flowering pear has a narrow columnar form and strong branches, making it ideal as a flowering specimen tree. In the autumn, its leaves turn attractive shades of orange to red and purple. Grows 30’ tall and 16’ wide.


Nuttall Oak - Quercus texana

An excellent shade or specimen tree which can be used in lawns, parks, and along streets. The trees are strong, long-lived, and grow fast to a large size over 60’ tall and 40’ wide. Often called a southern pin oak, the nuttall oak has a clean leaf drop in the fall unlike the pin oak which holds brown leaves until spring.


Chinese Pistache - Pistachia chinensis


Medium size deciduous ornamental tree with broad, spreading crown. Small leaflets are handsome green in summer, turning brilliant yellow, orange, and red in fall. Outstanding tree is perfect to shade porch or deck. Clean, pest and disease resistant. Medium grower. 30 feet tall and wide.

Shade, Flowering,

and Ornamental Trees

Listed below are some of the tree varieties we carry that we think grow well in southern Illinois:

To view a list of all the trees Plantscape has to offer  


Please call for current availability

Some  plants may not always be in stock