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Shape Guide


When on the hunt for the perfect tree, sometimes the shape of it matter. What something that will stand out from all the maples in your neighborhood? A pyramidal or spreading shaped tree will stand out from the pack.

Clump/Multi-stem :: Multiple trunk trees (also available in single stem)

Columnar :: Sides are more or less parrallel, taller than wide

Elliptical/Oval :: More tall than wide, widest branching at or near the middle

Horizontal :: Wide, sometime irregular in habit

Prostrate :: Low, spreading, almost weeping habit

Pyramidal :: Cone-shaped, broad at base, tapering to the top

Round :: About as wide as tall

Vase-Shaped :: Narrow at the base, widest branching at or near the top

Weeping :: Branches tend to extend downward



While we strive for complete and correct information, not all plants grow true to their form and can not be guaranteed to grow as described.


plant profiles

Want specific descriptions of the plants we grow? Check out the plant profiles for information on all the trees, shrubs, and perennials we grow.