Trees & Shrubs...
and popular varieties of evergreens, fruit trees and ornamental
flowering trees. Swansons has a superb selection of evergreen
and non-evergreen flowering vines including a large selection
of Clematis. Our selection represents the best in trees,
shrubs and vines for successful gardening in the Maritime
Northwest. Please call for availability.
Flowering & Shade
is pleased to offer a wide selection of street trees,
screening trees (both deciduous and evergreen), trees
for containers and small trees for urban gardens.
Trees: Katsura - White
Himalayan Birch - Paperbark
Maple - Japanese
Snowbell - Stewartia
of the most graceful and statuesque of all ornamental trees,
with a symmetrical, oval crown. Elegant, heart-shaped leaves
emerge in coppery tones and mature to a rich, bluish green.
In early autumn, the leaves emit a subtly sweet aroma as
they turn shades of gold, apricot and orange-red. A natural
woodland tree, Katsura loves a partially shaded site but
can handle hot sun with regular summer irrigation.
sun or partial shade
• Prefers moist, well-drained soil (summer watering in full sun)
• 25-40 feet high, 20-30 feet wide
• Fragrant, apricot orange fall foliage
• Hardy to -30º to -20ºF
The favorite birch for smaller
spaces with brilliant white bark, even on young trees. Narrower
habit and more resistant to aphids than other birch species.
Golden yellow fall color. Native to Northern India. Dramatic
when against a dark background and/or planted in clumps.
sun or part shade
• Prefers average to moist, well-drained soil
• 35-50 feet high, 15-20 feet wide
• Golden yellow autumn foliage
of the best small ornamental trees for its smooth, rich brown, peeling bark
that curls away to reveal copper-colored new bark beneath. Upright, open
habit at maturity with excellent adaptability to container culture.
Beautiful, three-lobed leaves turn intense tones of red and orange in autumn.
sun or part shade in well-drained soil
• 8-10 feet high, 3-4 feet wide in 10 years
• Mature height approximately 25-30 feet
• Ultimate height and width determined by pruning
• Red / orange autumn foliage
group of small deciduous trees has been given the name
'Snowbell', alluding to their pure white, pendulous
flowers which appear in May and June and are followed
lovely ornamental fruit. They are among the most beautiful
and distinguished of all garden plants. All thrive
in sun or semi-shade in rich, well drained soils. They
serve as terrific garden ornamentals or as sturdy,
small-scale street trees. They are also pest and disease
sun or part shade in rich well-drained soil
• Mature height 18-25 feet, spread 12-15 feet
• Hardy to -10 to -20 F
• Yellow autumn foliage
Swanson’s favorite! Four full seasons of interest: new
leaves emerge with a bronze cast on graceful, zigzagging stems.
Single white, camellia-like flowers appear intermittently over
a long period in late summer, followed by intense orange-red
fall leaf color. Camouflage-patterned flaking bark is very
showy in winter. One of the finest slow-growing small garden
Does its best in partial shade with rich, well-drained soil
and minimal disturbance.
sun or part shade
• Prefers rich, well-drained soil
• 20-40 feet high, 12-15 feet wide
• White flowers in late summer