Trees For Height Restrictions.

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With more and more people buying houses in the city there is an upsurge in questions about smaller landscape trees. Trees that are on the smaller size, about 15′ and shorter, are ideal for accenting shrub and perennial choices with more levels, but not completely overshadowing them. Other trees that are between 15 and 25′ are the perfect size to squeeze underneath overhead powerlines.

With this rising popularity in smaller landscape trees and the upcoming tree planting season, it only seemed appropriate that we share a list of what we currently have available at Grant Line!

Of note: The term “On Standard” refers to the union of two separate plants to become one with regards to grafting. The part of the plant desired for it’s foliage, branches, fruit, etc. is called the “scion” and is the top of the plant. This scion is taken from the desired plant and combined with the “rootstock” of another to create a “standard” version for a couple reasons.

On one hand, if the goal is to raise your favorite shrub, a cotoneaster, for example, off the ground a couple feet, you might graft it to the trunk of a compatible tree so that you’ve created a cotoneaster tree. On the other, you might want to grow a certain plant in your zone that with it’s own rootstock might not survive. However, if grafted to the rootstock of a compatible plant that you know can withstand your climate, a successful graft would enable you to then grow it in your location!

On Standard


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Foreground: Blue Arctic Willow Background: Emperor I Japanese Maple

Plant Name Avg. Size Visual Interest Water Light
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon 10’H x 6’W Light Pink Flowers Medium Full Sun
Collie Mullins Rose of Sharon 10’H x 6’W Pink Flowers Medium Full Sun
Dappled Willow 6-8’H x 6’W White, Pink + Green Foliage Medium Partial to Full Sun
Blue Arctic Willow 8-10’H x 6-8’W Blue/Green Foliage, Medium Full Sun
Mops Mugo Pine 5-6’H x 3’W Ball-shaped Topiary Low Partial-Full Sun
Weeping Threadleaf Arborvitae 4’H x 1-2’W Rope Like Foliage Low Full Sun
Miss Kim Lilac 15’H x 10-12’W Purple Blooms Low Partial-Full Sun
Trees under 15'
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Upright Japanese Plum Yew

Plant Name Avg. Size Visual Interest Water Light
Butterfly Japanese Maple 7-9’H x 5-6’W Variegated Foliage Medium Partial to Full Sun
Viridis Japanese Maple 10’H x 10’W Green Foliage Medium Partial Sun
Shishigashira Japanese Maple 7-15’H x 5-12’W Green Foliage Medium Partial to Full Sun
Crimson Queen Japanese Maple 8-10’H x 10-12’W Deep Red Foliage Medium Partial to Full Sun
Waterfall Japanese Maple 8-10’H x 10-12’W Green Foliage Medium Partial to Full Sun
Tamukeyama Japanese Maple 6-8’H x 8-12’W Burgundy Foliage Medium Partial to Full Sun
Emperor I Japanese Maple 15’H x 15’W Deep Red Foliage Medium Partial to Full Sun
Coralburst Crabapple 12’H x 10’W Double Coral-Pink Flowers Medium Full Sun
Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry 12’H x 8’W White Flowers Medium Full Sun
Weeping Pussy Willow 8’H x 12’W Light Gray Catkins Medium to High Full Sun
Zuni Crape Myrtle 9’H x 8’W Purple Flowers Medium Full Sun
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle 15’H x 15’W Salmon Pink Flowers Medium Full Sun
Tiger Eyes Staghorn Sumac 6’H x 8’W Golden Yellow Foliage Medium Partial to Full Sun
Castle Wall Holly 5-8’H x 3-4’W Dark Green Foliage Medium Full Sun
Castle Spire Holly 8-12’H x 3-4’W Bright Red Berries Medium Partial to Full Sun
Blue Point Juniper 12’H x 8’W Blue-Green Needles Medium Full Sun
Blue Arrow Juniper 12-15’H x 2’W Blue/Green Needles Medium Full Sun
Wichita Blue Juniper 12-15’H x 4-6’W Silver-Blue Needles Medium Full Sun
Summer Gold Dogwood 8’H x 4’W Yellow/Green Variegated Foliage Medium Full Sun
Standing Ovation Serviceberry 15’H x 4’W White Flowers/Red Edible Berries Medium Full Sun
Upright Japanese Plum Yew 10’H x 6-8’W Forest Green Needles Medium Partial Sun
Holmstrup Arborvitae 5-8’H x 2-3’W Emerald Green Foliage Medium Full Sun
Jade Butterfly Gingko 12-15’H x 10’W Yellow Flowers Medium Full Sun
Trees 15-25'
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Dwarf Southern Magnolia

Plant Name Avg. Size Visual Interest Water Light
Japanese Tree Lilac 20-25’H x 15-25’W Fragrant Creamy-White Flowers Medium Full Sun
Muskogee Crape Myrtle 15-20’H x 15’W Purplish-Pink Flowers Low-Medium Full Sun
Natchez Crape Myrtle 20’H x 20’W White Flowers Low-Medium Full Sun
Hearts Of Gold Redbud 20-25’H x 18’W Purple Flowers Low-Medium Partial-Full Sun
Venus Dogwood 15-20’H x 15-20’W White Flowers Medium Partial-Full Sun
Samaritan Dogwood 24’H x 20’W Variegated Leaves/White Flowers Medium Partial Shade
Summer Fun Dogwood 18’H x 15’W Variegated Leaves/White Flowers Medium Partial Sun
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry 15-25’H x 15-25’W White Flowers/Showy, Edible Fruit Medium Partial Shade-Full Sun
Teddy Bear Magnolia 16-20’H x 10-12’W White Flowers Low-Medium Full Sun
Dwarf Southern Magnolia 20-25’H x 10-15’W White Flowers Medium Full Sun
Flame Amur Maple 15-20’H x 15-20’W Scarlet Red Fall Foliage Medium Partial Shade-Full Sun
Smoke Tree 15’H x 10-12’W Burgundy Foliage/Cloud-like Blooms Low Full Sun
Paperbark Maple 25’H x 15-20’W Scarlet Fall Foliage/Peeling Bark Medium Full Sun

If you have questions, comments or a request for a plant not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Just because it’s not currently on the property, does not mean we can’t special order it for you!

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