Shade Trees

6 Best Shade Trees To Grow In Indiana

If you are looking for a way to keep your home and outdoor spaces cooler, consider choosing large deciduous shade trees. The beauty that these trees add to your landscape is evident in the presence of beautiful flowers, pretty leaves in the fall, and interesting barks.

It offers many benefits to landscapes that include the addition of trees. Trees are able to provide shade to homes, and they can provide protection from winds as well. As well as making your house and yard more attractive, they also provide a habitat and shelter for many birds and insects in the area. Having trees on your property does not only provide benefits to the environment, but it also increases the value of your property!

With all of these trees blooming through the course of the year, you are sure to have a beautiful yard throughout the year! We have a variety of trees in stock at our nursery, so if you want to see them in person, you can call us or come see them at our garden center.

White Birch Tree

The White Birch Tree retains its classic appearance with its elegant branches and drooping bark that can shed its layers in times of need, making it an ideal addition to any home’s landscape. It’s grown for the climates of Northern California and colder regions throughout the Golden State, so it can grow in your local climate just perfect.

Imagine the white birch shrub shining in your backyard, spreading its leafy branches from April through to May, with its warm, mature bark and bright flowers.

During each season of the year, this leafy tree offers eye-catching benefits making it even more desirable. Due to the slender, white bark of the tree during the winter months, nearly year round visual interest can be obtained even though it is a deciduous tree.

Purple Fountain Weeping Beech Tree

Purple Fountain Weeping Beech creates a focal point in your landscape with its dark purple foliage featuring a cascading silhouette, creating a piece of art that stands out.

A true member of the weeping tree family, this tree delivers unmatched color in a naturally curved shape. You won’t have to prune this tree to maintain its appearance…plant your Purple Fountain and watch the show begin each fall. Thanks to its strong upright form and slow growth habit, you won’t have to prune this tree to maintain its appearance.

As well as being able to flourish in weather conditions as cold as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit, it will attract graceful wildlife to your garden and give your yard a distinctive appeal all while enduring moderate drought conditions.

‘Golden Curls’ Corkscrew Willow

The Corkscrew Willow, also known as Golden Curls Corkscrew Willow, is known for its attractive foliage and golden bark during the wintertime.

Besides its excellent appearance, this cold-hardy shade tree has an elegant upright growth habit and the ability to withstand temperatures as low as -30 degrees.

Therefore, the Golden Curls combine both perspectives for a better result.

Besides exhibiting beautiful looks, this Willow tree is easy to maintain and hassle free to care for, especially since it is able to thrive in soils containing different nutrient levels.

As a result, you can instantly add shade and create a unique look to virtually any room.

Crimson Sentry Norway Maple Tree

There is nothing like the color display provided by the Crimson Sentry Maple Tree in the fall…but the tree plays it all year round with its stunning purple leaves. There is something about the Crimson Sentry that feels almost universal, regardless of where you live – north, south, east, or west.

Furthermore, the Crimson’s huge, upright branches on a smaller silhouette make the tree look more full and can be easily fitted into any setting.

Therefore you won’t need a very large yard in order to make the Crimson Sentry a big impact on your property. In summer, it has maroon foliage that turns reddish-brown in the fall on a compact, easy-growing canopy.


Quaking Aspen Tree


The Quaking Aspen tree is a very popular tree, a tree known for its climate and soil adaptability, adding as much as five feet every year. What’s even better is that it has gorgeous colors in the fall and is sure to delight you.

Despite its cold climate and poor soil, the Quaking Aspen enables the plant to thrive in relatively cold climes.

If you plant your new tree in the fall, it will give you bright yellow leaves that contrast beautifully with the bark of the tree. A truly remarkable tree, the Quaking Aspen gets its name from its stunning heart-shaped leaves…in addition to the fact that it trembles or quakes every time a breeze blows through it…especially in historial environments.

Autumn Blaze® Red Maple Tree

Our Fall Blaze® Red Maple tree gives you not only eye-catching and consistent red fall color but also other amazing hues, allowing you to enjoy the best fall colors. This dazzling fall show is just a click away, since the shrub has grown rapidly in recent years, gaining 3 to 5 feet per year or more.

Besides that, what are the other reasons why Autumn Blaze® is a must-have? The tree is hardy against insects and diseases with a uniform silhouette in the autumn, and leaves are very easy to clean up after the leaves have fallen. There is nothing quite like the Autumn Blaze in the world today.

With a name like Autumn Blaze® Red Maple, it’s no wonder that it is one of the most popular new tree introductions in history.

To make matters even better, it is one of the easiest to grow trees. The fact that it requires very little maintenance makes it a wonderful tree to own.

Additionally, it is easy to plant these trees on the sidewalk of a neighborhood street since they do not get irritated by car exhaust. It is even better that they have a wide range of soil conditions and climates that they can adapt to.