Thursday, April 11, 2013

Container Trees

Did you know that Loma Vista now grows a variety of shade and ornamental trees in containers?
Although we continue selling balled and burlapped trees from the field, we understand there are certain advantages to container grown trees.  One major advantage is their size.  Thanks to their managable size, they are less expensive to ship and easier to  house at your nursery.  Plus, the average do-it-yourself homeowner will have an easier time tossing a #15 or #7 tree into their minivan on any given Saturday morning. 
Another advantage is the availability. Because we aren't at the mercy of dig season, which is greatly impacted by the weather, the window of availability for container trees opens up.

Here are a few examples of trees we are currently growing in containers. Check out our availability for additional Spring varieties and quantities. Or give us a call for Fall availability.

 Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry - Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Small, multi-stemmed tree, 15-25 feet. Early flowering with white flowers that are slightly fragrant. Edible purplish-black berries in summer followed by orange-red colored leaves in the fall.

Cleveland Pear - Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland'

Narrow, upright, somewhat pyramidal. Moderate grower with early spring white flowers, red fall color.

Ruby Tears Crabapple - Malus 'Ruby Tears'

 Malus Ruby Tears

This First Edition Crabapple has a weeping form with burgundy-green foliage and pink flowers. Mature height 8-10'.  

Give us a call if you would like to arrange a tour of our container farm.

Caitlin, Steve, Lyndsi (913) 897-7010.

Caitlin Hupp, Sales Representative, Loma Vista Nursery

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