Trees are the anchors of any landscape, and at J.Hill, our experienced arbor enthusiasts cultivate healthy stock ready to load up for your planting needs.

ACER MIYABEI ‘MORTON’ ( State Street® Miyabe Maple )

Corky gray bark and dark green foliage changing to a soft yellow in fall. Very good heat, drought, salt, and pollution tolerance. Adaptable ornamental tree for shade or street planting. Height 40’ with a 25’ spread. Sun(Available 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″)

ACER PLATANOIDES ‘CRIMSON KING’ ( Crimson King Norway Maple )

Deep purple-crimson foliage throughout most of the growing season. Not as rapid growing as green leafed Norway Maples. Height 40’ with a 35’ spread. Sun
(Available 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″)

Acer truncatum x Acer plat. Crimson Sunset (Crimson Sunset Maple)-NEW!

Foliage resembles Crimson King, but it’s form is more upright and compact. Does well in hot and humid climates. Leaves resist tatter and scorch damage. 35’ height 25’ spread. Zone 4

 ACER PLATANOIDES ‘EMERALD LUSTRE’ ( Emerald Lustre Norway Maple )

 Dark green glossy, leathery foliage turning to yellow and orange in the fall. The best of the Norway Maples, a good city tree. Height 60’ and 50’ spread. Sun (Available 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″)

 ACER RUBRUM ‘SOMERSET’ (Somerset Red Maple)

 Seedless variety with consistent, long-lasting bright red fall color. Resulting from a cross between October Glory and Autumn Flame. Broadly oval to round. Height 45’ with 35’ spread. Sun (Available 1 1/2″, 2″)

Acer rubrum Redpointe (Redpointe Maple)-NEW!

Brilliant red fall color and upright broadly pyramidal form. Heat and drought tolerant, improved pest and disease resistance with a dominant single leader resulting in strong branch angles make this an easy to care for tree. Height 45’and 30’ spread. Zone 5

ACER RUBRUM ‘RED ROCKET’ (Red Rocket Red Maple)

Columnar introduction by the U.S. National Arboretum with outstanding red fall color. Origins in Minnesota, 20 year plant 34 ft high by 8 ft wide, and green summer foliage. Zone 3. Sun(Available 1 1/2″)


Open, loose, upright habit, the best of the intermediate flow-ering trees. White flowers in spring followed by edible deep purple fruit. (A bird favorite). Low branched clump form. Consistently colorful in fall with its orange and red foliage. Average height 20’ with 15’ spread.
Sun, Part Shade, Attracts Wildlife
‘Autumn Brilliance’ Rounded, red fall color.
‘Princess Diana’ Spreading, red fall color.
(Available 4′ clump, 5′ clump, 6′ clump, 7′ clump, 8′ clump, 10′ clump)


University of Wisconsin strain, selected for its high resis-tance to Bronze Birch Borer. Narrow pyramidal habit, can reach 45’ and 20’ width. Yellow fall color. Snow white bark. Sun (Available 5′, 6′, 7′)

BETULA NIGRA ( River Birch )

Exfoliating bark ranging from tan to creamy white with glossy green foliage in summer which turns a golden yellow in fall. Upright oval habit of 45’ height and 30’ spread. Zone 4. Sun, Attracts Wildlife (Available #25 8′ clump)

BETULA NIGRA ‘CULLY’ ( Heritage River Birch )

Rounded plant reaching 8’-10’. Wine-red stems in winter are very attractive. Tolerates partial shade and adaptable to most soils. Sun, Partial Shade (Available in #5, 3′, 4′ Heights)

CARPINUS CAROLINIANA ( American Hornbeam )

A small slow-growing tree reaching 20’ height with a 30’ spread. Smooth bluish-gray bark with a muscle-like appear-ance gives rise to the common name of Musclewood. Fall color ranges from yellows to orange-red. Sun, Part Shade(Available 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1//2″)

CELTIS OCCIDENTALIS ( Common Hackberry )

Medium green foliage turns yellowish in fall. Gray bark with corky ridges, rounded to spreading habit reaching 50’ height and 45’ width. Zone 3. Sun (Available 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″)

CERCIS CANADENSIS ( Eastern Redbud )

Also known as Judas Tree. Rose pink flowers in early spring before heart shaped leaves open. Yellow fall color. Northern seed source. Height 30’ and 20’ width. Sun, Part Shade (Available #20 4′ clump, 4′ clump, 5′ clump, 6′ clump, 7′ clump)

GINKGO BILOBA ‘WINDOVER GOLD’ ( Windover Gold Maidenhair Tree )

Male, with upright oval habit. Strong grower with gold fall color. Height 45’ and 35’ spread. Zone 4. Sun(Available #25 1 1/4″)

Gleditsia triacanthos Shademaster (Shademaster Thornless Honeylocust)-NEW!

Broadly vase-shaped, thornless, with dark green foliage yielding to yellow fall color.  Exceptionally symmetrical form 45 ft height and 35 ft wide.  Zone 4



Seedless tree with compound, dark green foliage. Fast growing, broadly pyramidal shape. Golden yellow fall color. Height 50’, Spread 40’. Sun(Available 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1//2″, 3″)

MAGNOLIA X ‘JANE’ ( Jane Magnolia )

Late April flower, 4” -6” in size with reddish purple margins and white centers, often appearing twisted. Flowers appear prior to leafing out so display is enhanced. Zone 4. One of the “Little Girl” hybrids introduced from U.S. Arboretum in mid 1950’s. Height 12’. Sun, Fragrance (Available 3′, 4′ Heights)

MAGNOLIA X LOEBNERI ‘MERRILL’ ( Dr. Merrill Magnolia )

Hardy, fast growing selection with white flowers resembling M. stellata but larger in size. Upright rounded habit 25’ high. Sun, Fragrance (Available 3′, 4′-5′, 6′, 7′ Heights)


Double white, large fragrant flowers in spring on a compact, rounded shrub. Height 8 -10’. Very hardy.
Sun, Fragrance (Available 3′, 3 1/2′, 4′, 4 1/2′, 5′ Heights)

MALUS ‘JEWELCOLE’ ( Red Jewel Crabapple )

Pyramidal, upright habit with single white flowers. Persis-tent, cherry-red 1/2” fruit and dark green foliage. Height 15’ and 12’ spread. Excellent disease resistance.
Sun, Attracts Wildlife (Available #25 1 1/2″ clump, #25 5′ clump, #25 6′ clump)

MALUS ‘PRAIRIE FIRE’ ( Prairie Fire Crabapple )

Excellent red flowers, reddish-green leaves. Upright, rounded form reaching 15’ height with 20’ spread. Dark red 3/8” fruit. Sun, Attracts Wildlife
(Available 1 1/2″ clump, 2″ clump, 2 1/2″ clump, 4′ clump, 5′ clump, 6′ clump, 7′ clump, 8′ clump)

MALUS ROYAL RAINDROPS ( Royal Raindrops Crabapple )

Cutleaf, red foilage selection is very attractive. Single, purple-pink flowers in Spring contrast well against the new reddish-purple foilage. Spreading habit of 20’ height with 15’ spraed. Fruit is red and 1/4” in size. Zone 4 (Available #25 clump)

MALUS SARGENTII ‘TINA’ ( Tina Crabapple )

Rounded dwarf tree with single white flowers and 1/4” bright red fruit. Growing to 6’ height with 8’ width, excellent disease resistance. Height of graft averages 42”. Sun, Attracts Wildlife (Available #25 1 1/4″ Tree form, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″)

Nyssa sylvatica (Black Tupelo)-NEW!

Rich glossy green foliage turns a brilliant coppery red fall color. Pyramidal when young, spreading with age. Fissured gray bark provides winter interest. Height 35’ with a 20’ spread. Zone 5

PLATANUS X ACERIFOLIA ‘Morton Circle’ ( Exclamation™ London Planetree )
(Regular & Large Leaf Variegated Gold Euonymus)

A Chicagoland Grows® introduction formerly labeled Encore and Admiration. Uniform upright habit with a central leader, anthracnose resistance, frost cracking resistance, and tolerance to urban planting conditions. Excellent exfoliat-ing bark, medium green foliage, and inconsistent yellow fall color. 60 ft height with 45 ft width. Zone 4. Sun (Available 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″)

PYRUS CALLERYANA ‘GLEN’S FORM’ ( Chanticleer® Pear )

White flowers with glossy light green leaves. Good quality medium size tree. Upright pyramidal form for accent, street or shade. Reddish to purple fall color. Height 25’ and 15’ width. Also referred to as ‘Cleveland Select’. Sun, Part Shade (Available #20 1 1/2″, #25 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 4″)

QUERCUS BICOLOR ( Swamp White Oak )

Tolerant of dry and moist sites. Transplants well, reaches 50’ height by 40’ spread. Fall color yellow-brown to red.
Sun (Available 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″)

QUERCUS RUBRA ( Northern Red Oak )

Transplants very well, lustrous dark green foliage turns red to reddish-brown in fall. Fast growing, rounded habit. Height of 60’ by 50’ spread. Good city tree. Sun(Available 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″)

SYRINGA RETICULATA ( Japanese Tree Lilac )

Interesting reddish bark on heavier wood as it matures. Fragrant, creamy white flowers in June and July. Height 25’ and a spread of 20’. Sun, Frangrance (Available 4′ clump, 5′ clump, 6′ clump, 7′ clump, 8′ clump, 10′ clump)

SYRINGA RETICULATA ‘IVORY SILK’ ( Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac )

Hardy, compact oval tree with 15’ spread and 25’ height. Cherry-like bark and large creamy white flowers in June provide multi-season interest.
Sun, Frangrance(Available #20 4′ clump, #20 2′ clump ,1 1/2″, 2″)

TILIA CORDATA ‘GREENSPIRE’ ( Greenspire Linden )

Matures rapidly into semi-pyramidal shaped tree with small leaves. Flowers are pale yellow and very fragrant. Height 40’ and 35’ spread. Performs well on difficult sites. Sun, Frangrance (Available 1 1/2″, 2″ 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″)

Ulmus bicolor American Dream (American Dream Elm)-NEW!

Large, lustrous bright green leaves turn buttery yellow in the fall. Tough adaptable tree tolerates heat, drought and poorly drained soils. Height 50’ with a 40’ spread. Zone 4