Bartlett Pear Tree
Known as America’s favorite pear, the Bartlett variety actually came from Europe. It functions as the standard by which all other pears are measured and is a favorite for fresh eating, canning, and preserves. The Bartlett pear is easy to grow and will reward its owner with beautiful blossoms in the spring, large and luscious fruit in late summer, and a continuous crop for as much as 100 years.
Produces large, yellow fruit with a smooth and juicy white flesh in late August or early September — ideal for eating, canning and preserves
Blooms just before the leaves appear in the spring, with showy white flowers
Nuttall Oak Trees-4-6 ft
Green Giant Trees
Hardiness ZonesThe green giant arborvitae can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–7.
Sun PreferenceFull sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Will grow up to 3' per year until maturity.
- Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.
- Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary.
- Should be planted 5–6' apart for a screen or hedge.
- Is a public domain tree, meaning anyone can propagate it from cuttings.
- Has no serious disease or pest problems.
- Features tiny, scale-like, glossy green leaves that are packed closely together in overlapping rows on divided branchlets, displaying in a flattened, fan-like spray.
- Yields 1/2" long oblong cones that emerge green in the summer and turn brown in the winter.
- Releases a pleasing aroma when leaves are squeezed.
- Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a fast-growing windbreak.
- Shows better resistance to browsing by deer than most arborvitae.
- Grows in a pyramidal shape.