Benefits of Bare Root Trees

  • Better Performers: Bare-root trees take off quicker than potted trees because roots don’t have to transition from container soil to local soil.
  • Price: Bare-root trees cost 30-50% less than a container-grown tree of the same size because you’re skipping the labor required for potting and maintenance.
  • Easier Handling: Bare-root trees are lightweight and easy to move around.
  • Variety: The Growing Place offers a selection of bare-root trees every year in the spring.
  • Easier Planting: Because they are lightweight they are easier to plant. Soil amendments are unnecessary because the roots will be growing out into the surrounding soil.

2020 Bare Root Tree Availability List

Call 630.355.4000 to place your order by March 29, 2020. Limited quantities on select varieties. Full payment due at time of order to receive the pre-order price. We will call you when they arrive.


Redpointe Maple Acer Rubrum ‘Frank Jr.’

Brilliant red fall color, pollution tolerance and resistance to pest and diseases make this new cultivar an exceptional shade tree. More adaptable to our alkaline soil than other red maples. Fast growth rate. Full sun, average soil, grows 40′-50’H by 25′-30′ W, pyramidal.
Size: 1.25″ Branched
Pre-order price: $99.00

 


Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Amelanchier x gloriflora ‘Autumn Brillance’

Great four season plant that is covered with white flowers in spring. The berries turn to an apple red in summer and are soon eaten by robins. Fall colors of yellow to red contrast the handsome grey bark. Medium growth rate. Full sun to part shade, average soil, wet tolerant, blooms white mid spring, grows 20′-25′ H by 15′-20’W, vase-shaped.
Size: 3′ Multi-stem Form
Pre-order price: $59.00

 

 

 

 

 


American Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana

Also called Blue Beech for the handsome blue-gray bark fluted woth long sinewy ridges, which is particularly interesting during the winter. Dark green foliage turns yellow, orange and scarlet in the fall. Medium growth rate. Native. Full sun to full shade, average soil, wet tolerant. Grows 25′-30′ H by 25′-30′ W, rounded.
Size: 6′ Light Branched
Pre-order price: $99.00


Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis

Best known for the purplish-pink flowers that open before the leaves appear. Brown seed pods persist into winter. Heart shaped foliage turns yellow in fall. Will not tolerate wet soil. Mulch well. Medium growth rate. native. Full sun to part shade, average soil. Blooms pink mid to late spring. Grows 25′-30H by 20′-25′ W. vase-shaped.
Size: 7-8′ WH
Pre-order price: $79.00

 

 

 

 

 


Galilean Dogwood Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Galzam’

Showy clusters of white flowers with white bracts atop the branches in late spring and crimson berries from early to mid fall. The pointy, green leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall and peeling gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. Full sun to part shade. Blooms white late spring. Grows 30′ H by 25′ W. Prefers rich, evenly moist, acidic soils.
Size: 5′ Branched
Pre-order price: $99.00

 

 


Royal Raindrops Crab Malus x ‘Royal Raindrops’

Bright pink, single flowers age to a cream-pink with deep pink margins. Deeply lobed foliage emerges a deep purple in spring. In fall, tiny 1/4″ maroon-red fruit persist on the tree until the end of the year. Orange-red fall color. Late season bloomer. Full sun, average soil, blooms pink in mid spring, foliage is burgundy. Grows 15′-20′ H by 15′-20′ W, rounded
Size: 5′ Light Branched
Pre-order price: $79.00

 

 

 

 


Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides

The leaves of this fast growing tree flutter in the slightest breeze and develop a good yellow fall color. Cream colored bark darkens with age. Fast growth rate. Native. Full sun, average soil. Grows 40′-50′ H by 20′-30’W. Oval.
Size: 5′ Light Branched
Pre-order price: $99.00


China Snow Tree Lilac Syringa pekinensis ‘China Snow’

Showy plumes of fragrant creamy white flowers rise above the foliage from late spring to early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. Peeling coppery-bronze bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest. Full sun to part shade, average well drained soil. Grows 25′ H by 20′ W.
Size: 6′ Light Branched
Pre-order price: $99.00

 


Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’

Beautiful specimen tree with flowers that are larger than the species, Reddish-brown, cherry-like bark adds winter interest to the landscape. Medium, growth rate. Full sun to part shade, average, well-drained soil, blooms white in early summer, grows 20′-25′ H by 20′-25’W, rounded.
Size: 1.25″ Branched
Pre-order price: $99.00

 

 

 

 

 


Baldcypress Taxodium distichum

Stately tree that can be used as an accent of texture and form. Needle-like foliage is bright yellow-green in spring, soft sage green in summer, and soft sage to pumpkin brown in the fall. Attractive reddish-brown shaggy bark,. Good tree for a wet site. Prefers acidic soil,. Fast growth rate. Full sun, average soil, wet tolerant,. Grows 60′-70′ H by 25′-30’W, pyramidal
Size: 5′ Branched
Pre-order price: $99.00

 

 

 

 

 


Triumph Elm Ulmus ‘Morton Glossy’

Attractive elm with dark green glossy foliage and a sturdy branching habit. Excellent shade or street tree with good resistance to Dutch elm disease, elm leaf beetle and leaf miner. Yellow fall color. Medium growth rate. Full sun, average, well-drained soil. Grows 50′-60′ H by 40′-50′ W, oval.
Size: 1.25″ Branched
Pre-order price: $99.00