Deciduous Flowering Trees

Many of these trees are treasured for their spectacular, fragant blossoms and their edible / ornamental fruit. Great for attracting birds and flowers come in various colors. They require full sunlight and well-drained soil for flowering and fruiting.

Healthy Amur Cherry | bronze bark

Amur Cherry

Prunus maackii

ht. 7m - sp. 5m
Zone 2

This tree has a gorgeous peeling bronze bark. Flowering white in the spring, the deep green foliage turns yellow in the fall. This tree is very dense and round headed. Small purple berries that turn to black by fall. Great in a row or as a single accent tree.

Red Evans Cherry fruit

Evans Sour Cherry

PRUNUS cerasus 'Evans'

Zone 2-3

Form ranges from large shrub to small tree. Evans Cherry produces translucent red fruit to eat fresh. Large fruit production when grown in full sunlight and well-drained soil. This cherry tree is self-pollinating.

Mayday chokecherry | blossom

Mayday (Bird Cherry)

Prunus padus commutata

ht. 6m - sp. 6m
Zone 2-3

Well known for the abundance of fragrant white flowers in the spring, one of the first trees to leaf out. Maydays have a wide spreading canopy and makes a great shade tree. The small black chokecherries are great for birds.

Pincherry tree

Pincherry

Prunus pensylvanica

ht. 5m - sp. 3m
Zone 2

A native tree with red to bronze smooth bark. White flower show in the spring, tiny light red berries in the summer and orange-red leaves in the fall. Plant in the sun, in well drained, moist sandy soil. Do not plant in the shade or let it dry out. Fruit attacts birds and can be used for preserves although the berries are tiny.

Shubert Chokecherry | berries

Schubert Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana 'schubert'

ht. 8m - sp. 4m
Zone 2

Blooms profusely in the spring, the green foliage turns to dark red in the summer to purple-red in the fall. The berries are tiny and juicy, good for wine or jelly or leave them for the birds.

Great color contrast tree!Very hardy and easy to transplant.

Dolgo crabapple fruit

Dolgo Crabapple

Malus domstica 'Dolgo'

ht. 6m - sp. 4m
Zone 2-3

Green foliage with white flowers. Wide-branching. Edible fruit.

Makamik crabapple

Makamik Flowering Crabapple (Makamic)

Malus x 'Makamik'

ht. 5m - sp. 4m
Zone 2-3

Pink flowers in the spring, bronze colored leaves.

Royalty Crabapple | Purple Foliage

Royalty Flowering Crabapple

Malus x 'Royalty'

ht. 5m - sp. 4m
Zone 2-3

Reddish purple flowers and deep purple foliage. This crab is perfect for color contrast in your yard. Fruit stays on into the winter to feed the birds.

Siberian crabapple | apples

Siberian Flowering Crabapple (Rosthern)

Malus baccata

ht. 5m - sp. 4m
Zone 2-3

Abundant white blossoms in the spring, green foliage and tiny red crab apples. Can be used for cross pollination with edible apples. One of the hardiest crabapple trees for the prairies.

Strathmore crabapple | Pink flower

Strathmore Crabapple

Malus hybrida 'Strathmore'

ht. 6m - sp. 4m
Zone 2-3

Strathmore Crabapple has a narrower, upright form. Suitable for small yards and tighter spaces. Flowers are pink in color, bronze foliage.

Thunderchild crabapple | pink flowers

Thunderchild Crabapple

Malus x 'Thunderchild'

ht. 6m - sp. 4m
Zone 2-3

Thunderchild crabapple is resistant to fireblight, a serious bacterial disease affecting crabapple trees. It has an upright form with pinkish-purple flowers and deep purple foliage.

Snowbird Hawthorn | white flowers

Snowbird Hawthorn

Crataegus x mordenensis 'Snowbird'

ht. 6m - sp. 3m
Zone 3

Clusters of fragrant, double spring flowers and glossy, serrated foliage on a compact canopy, make Hawthorn a good choice for small yards. Also have attractive bark color, and a few thorns. Hawthorn need full sunlight and well-drained soil.

The Snowbird has white flower clusters, and red ornamental fruit.

Toba Hawthorn

Toba Hawthorn

Crataegus x mordenensis 'Toba'

ht. 6m - sp. 3m
Zone 3

Light pink flower clusters and lobed leaves. Require full sunlight and well-drained soil.

Japanese Tree Lilac | white flowers

Japanese Tree Lilac

Syringa reticulata/amurensis japonica

ht. 5m - sp. 3m
Zone 3

The small specimen tree or large, multi-stemmed shrub has clusters of fragrant, cream white flowers in late spring. Purplish brown bark and attractive lenticels is also appealing. Lilacs need full sun and well-drained soil for maximum blooming. Prune off seedheads after flowering.

Dropmore Linden | pyramidal shaped tree | leaves

Dropmore Linden

Tilia x flavescens 'Dropmore'

ht. 12m - sp. 5m
Zone 3-4

A defined pyramidal form and heat shaped, toothed leaves make Linden an interesting choice for residential yards. Delicate, fragrant yellow spring flowers and yellow fall foliage add ornamental value. Linden like full sun.

American Mountain Ash | red berries

American Mountain Ash

Sorbus americana

ht. 8m - sp. 5m
Zone 2

This low-headed tree for screening displays white flowers in spring followed by reddish-orange ornamental fruit from fall through winter. Feather-shaped leaves turn orange in fall and reddish-brown smooth bark. Mountain Ash must have well-drained soil and full sunlight.

Russian Olive

Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia

ht. 6m - sp. 6m
Zone 3-4

Silver foliage on this small specimen tree provides outstanding color contrast. This drought tolerant species also features scented, tiny yellow flowers in spring attracting birds. Russian Olive requires full sunlight and well-drained soil on a southwest slope.

Ussurian Pear | white flowers

Ussurian Pear

Pyrus ussuriensis

ht. 6m - sp. 4m
Zone 3

Oval form Pear tree covered with a blanket of glistening white flowers in spring. Branches display long thorns and glossy green foliage which turns burnt orange in fall. This tree prefers full sunlight and well-drained soil.