Balled and Burlaped (B&B) Trees and Shrubs


Evergreens are great because they give you color in the winter and can bring life to your house. They come in the form of trees and shrubs that vary in height. Here is a list of the many kinds of evergreens we carry. However, this is not all we carry, as plants turn over other cultivars and species are ordered.

Abies concolor – White Fir
Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’ – Korean Fir
Buxus – Boxwood (Green Velvet & Green Mound)
Chamaecyparis – Cypress Gold Mops
Chamaecyparis – Weeping Alaskan Cedar (Green Arrow & Pendula)
Juniperus – (Sea Green, Blueberry, etc)
Picea abies – Norway Spruce (Weeping & Standard)
Picea pungens – Blue Spruce (Globe, Bizon, Fat Albert, Weeping/Irregular, & Standard)
Pinus flexilis – Vanderwolf’s Pine
Pinus mugo – Mugo Pine
Pinus strobus – White Pine (Weeping, Twisted, & Standard)
Pseudotsuga menziesii – Graceful Grace Fir
Taxus – Yew (Capitata, Brownsii, Densiforma, & Hicks)
Thuja – Arborvitae (Emerald, Pyramidal, Green Giant, & Holmstrup)
Tsuga canadensis – Hemlock (Canadian & Weeping)

A line of Norway and Blue Spruce in the Morning at Danchris

A line of Norway and Blue Spruce in the Morning at Danchris

Shade Trees

The perfect time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is today. This is true because the one thing you cannot buy is time. Shade trees have the ability to: increase property value, clean and produce the air we breath, lower cooling costs, improve you mood, provide protection for wildlife, and so much more. Here is a list of some of the shade trees we carry. Due to turn over this list may change or plants may no longer become available.


Acer x fremanii – Maple Red Cultivars (Armstrong, Autumn Blaze, Sienna Glen)
Acer miyabei – Miyabe Maple (State Street)
Acer platanoides – Norway Maple (Crimson King)
Acer rubrum – Red Maple (Burgundy Belle and October Glory)
Acer saccarum – Sugar Maple (Native, Green Mountain, Fall Fiesta)
Betula nigra – Heritage River Birch
Carpinus – Hornbeam (columnar)
Fagus grandiflora – American Beech
Fagus sylvatica – Beech (Columnar, Weeping, Tri-Color, Standard Purple)
Ginkgo biloba – Gingko (Autumn Gold, Princeton Sentry)
Gleditsia tricanthos – Locust (Shademaster, Skyline)
Liriodendron – Tulip Poplar (Standard, Columnar)
Nyssa sylvatica – Wildfire Blackgum
Platanus – Sycamore AKA Planetree (Exclamation!)
Pyrus calleryana – Flowering Pear (Aristocrat, Chanticlear)
Quercus Alba – White Oak
Quercus bicolor – Swamp White Oak
Quercus Robur – Columnar English
Quercus imbricaria – Shingle Oak
Quercus macrocarpa – Burr Oak
Quercus rubra – Northern Red Oak
Tilia – Linden (American Sentry, Sterling Silver)

Tips to planting a B&B Tree

When you get home measure the depth of the ball on your tree. (Example 24 inches). Dig a hole slightly smaller in depth and much wider in width (Example Ball= 24in then depth= 22in and width= 36in to 40in)

DO NOT CUT Burlap off tree!!!!

Fill in with the natural soil around the tree. Make it firm enough that it won’t move, but not so compact that the soil has no air space. Once planted, if there is twine around tree base, cut it away. LEAVE BURLAP ON TREE! Finally make sure to water it. Lay a hose down depending on tree. Fertilize using only a root stimulator for the first year. This will encourage root growth which is essential for tree establishment and a long future.

Ornamental Trees

Ornamental Trees are great because they do not get as tall as a shade tree, plus they typically will flower. Due to turnover, trees on this list may no longer be available or cultivars may change. We do our best to keep these in stock.

Acer campestre – Carnival Hedge Maple
Acer ginnala – Amur Maple (Clump)
Acer griseum – Paperbark Maple
Acer palmatum – Japanese Maple (Multiple cultivars)
Amelanchier – Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (Single and Clump)
Betula – Clump Fox River Valley
Caragana – Siberian Pea Tree
Cercis canadensis – Redbud (Yellow foliage, Weeping, Clump, Standard)
Cornus – Dogwood (pagoda, kousa, white, pink)
Cornus mas – Cornelian Cherry
Crataegus – Hawthorne (Inermis, Crimson Cloud)
Fagus – Beech (Weeping, Columnar)
Hydrangea – Hydrangea (Limelight, Pink Diamond, Quickfire)
Magnolia – Butterflies (yellow), Star (white), Saucer (pink)
Malus – Crabapple (weeping, standard, white, pink)
Prunus – Weeping Flowering Cherry
Syringa – Lilac (Ivory Silk, Bloomerang, Korean)

Ornamental Trees Dogwood, Crabapple, and Redbud

Ornamental Trees Dogwood, Crabapple, and Redbud


Afton picking fresh currents

Afton picking fresh currents

Apples* – Delicious Golden, Delicious Red, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonathan, McIntosh, Honeygold
Apricot* – Moongold, Sungold
Cherry* – Black Tartarian, Sweet Rainier, Stella, Lapins, Monmorency, North Star
Peach – Contender, Reliance, Bells of Georgia, Redhaven
Pear* – Golden Spice, Kieffer, Seckel, Ure
Plum – Mount Royal
Asparagus – Mary Washington, Purple Passion
Blackberry – Arapaho
Blueberry* – Ouachita, Blue Ray, Duke, Patriot
Current – Perfection
Gooseberry – Pixwell
Grape – Concorde, Frontenac, Frontenac Gris
Raspberry – Bristol Black, Fall Gold, Coho, Heritage, Purple Royalty
Rhubarb – Valentine

*Means need a cross pollinator

Annuals & Containers


Container gardening with annuals are very popular with home owners, businesses, and renters. They are convenient because they are portable, close to the house, and fit into small spaces. The annuals need to be planted ANNUALLY but give you color for the majority of the summer months.

The beauty of planting in containers are the personal touches you can create with them. We have unique rustic pieces to plant in, formal urns, bright colored pottery, beautiful bright hanging basket, or classic terra cotta that fit most styles. Below will be some examples of annual beds, planters, and vegetable containers that we have carried in the past.

If you like what you see but have you own containers you’d like planted up, we will custom plant your containers or any that we have in stock.


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Perennials are one of the most saute after plants because they come back yearly. Perennials are also very diverse; some need shade, others bloom often, some are only known for foliage. Whatever you are looking for, there is a perennial that should fit your needs. If you are looking for something in particular please contact us to see if we have it in stock. We recommend mixing annuals or containers with your perennials if you want lasting color all summer long. Here are some images of the perennials in our sales yard…