Tree Sale

The City of Merriam is offering a tree sale! Choose from a variety of trees, including maple, oak, elm, flowering crabapple, and more. Merriam residents will receive a $15 subsidy on the first two trees purchased – a maximum of $30 off your tree order. The tree sale is open to Merriam residents only

Place your order by Aug. 10. Residents may print and mail the order form to City Hall, 9001 W. 62nd St., with a check, or fill out the online order form. If using the online order form, someone from City Hall will call you for credit card payment. Receipts will be mailed or emailed and must be presented as proof of payment for pickup. 

Trees must be picked up at Merriam Public Works, 6901 Knox St., on Saturday, Sept. 5, 8–11 a.m. Please be sure to bring a suitable vehicle for transporting a tree. Tree size listed below indicates the truck diameter or size of pot at pickup. 

Before planting trees, call 811 to have underground utilities marked. 

Contact Randy Fine at 913-322-5578 with questions.

Chanticleer Flowering Pear

Chanticleer Flowering Pear 
Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer
$86
Size: #10 Pot (15”diameter 14” tall)

Chanticleer pear, like all Callery pear trees, is shallow-rooted and will tolerate a wide range of soils including periodically dry, moist but not continually wet, clay, and alkaline. Narrower than the ’Bradford’ pear and more tailored in appearance, it is a good tree where spread is limited. Multiple leaders are common, but maintains a tight branching structure and requires little pruning. It has good resistance to pollution and fireblight. It produces profuse white spring flowers followed by small, round, hard, bitter fruits. The shiny dark green summer leaves turn orange or gold red-to-red purple in the fall.

Cleveland Flowering Pear

Cleveland Flowering Pear 
Pyrus Calleryana Cleveland
$86
Size: #10 Pot (15”diameter 14” tall)

Superb oval landscape shape, great flowering and ease of growth make this one of the most sought after flowering trees. This selection’s upright growing branches are covered in late April and early May with a massive display of white bloom followed by shiny, deep green foliage that looks clean and classy all summer, changing to purplish-red in fall, providing a riveting show as winter approaches. ’Cleveland Select’ tolerates poor, even compacted soils and thrives while its strong branching resists winter damage better that most selections in this species.

Dogwood

Dogwood
Cornus Kousa 
$49
Size: #7 Pot (13”diameter 12” tall)
Carbon SequestrianCarbon Sequestrian

Dogwood trees are widely known for their delicate beauty, and the kousa variety adds a toughness that makes this species an excellent choice for home landscapes and urban areas. The tree also makes a visual contribution year-round. In spring, it produces a heavenly array of star-like blooms. In summer, its intriguing canopy of layered branches provides shade and beauty. In autumn, it offers spectacular bright red color. Even in winter, this tree has an appeal all its own with bark that resembles a jigsaw puzzle. The spring blooms are probably the tree’s largest selling point — and its most misunderstood. The white “petals” aren’t actually petals at all. They are modified leaves called bracts that surround the small, greenish-yellow, insignificant flowers.

Gladiator Crabapple

Gladiator™ Crabapple
Malus Gladiator™
$86
Size: #10 Pot (15”diameter 14” tall)

Gladiator™ is an excellent ornamental tree with a profusion of bright pink flowers followed by small reddish-purple fruit on a stately, upright crown. Glossy bronze-purple leaves look lush all growing season long. Ideal ornamental tree for space-challenged sites including under power lines, as a small, boulevard tree or planted in a row for a screen. High disease resistance.

Golden Raintree

Golden Raintree 
Koelreutaria Paniculata
$95
Size: 1.25” – 1.5” Diameter Trunk

The Golden raintree lends grace and charm to the landscape throughout the entire year — rare yellow tree blossoms in the late spring and summer, graceful paper lanterns dangling from the branches in autumn and winter. However, this tree is more than just looks. Golden raintrees are hardy, thriving in the tough urban environment and an astonishingly wide range of soil conditions. The combination of beauty and durability makes for an enchanting sight near patios, in parks, in street rights-of-way, and in planters.

Greenspire Linden

Greenspire Linden 
Tilia Cor Greenspire
$100
Size: 1.5” Diameter Trunk    

Greenspire linden is a magnificent shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape throughout its life and fragrant yellow flowers in early summer when few trees bloom. It is very tidy and low-maintenance, adaptable, and makes an excellent lawn or street specimen, or by a pool or deck. Greenspire linden has dark green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. It features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. The tree will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more. This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

Honeylocust

Honeylocust 
Gleditsia Tricanthos Skyline
$86
Size: #10 Pot (15”diameter 14” tall)

Honeylocust is a tough, medium-sized flowering tree that casts a light shade that won’t kill lawn grasses. It typically grows 60–80 feet tall with a rounded spreading crown. Inconspicuous, greenish yellow to greenish white flowers appear in racemes in late spring. Flowers are followed by long, twisted, and flattened, dark purplish-brown seedpods (to 18 inches long) that mature in late summer and persist well into winter. Seedpods contain, in addition to seeds, a sweet gummy substance that gives honey locust its common name. Skyline® is a thornless variety with a stronger upright growth form, few seed pods, and excellent yellow fall color. This is an adaptable tree especially good for streets and parking lots.

Hydrangea Tree Form

Hydrangea Tree Form 
Hydrangea Pan Limelight 
$75
Size: #7 Pot (13”diameter 12” tall) 

This unique panicle hydrangea revolutionized landscaping across North America. Huge, football-shaped flowers open in an elegant celadon green that looks fresh and clean in summer’s heat. The blooms age to an array of pink, red, and burgundy which persists through frost for months of irresistible flowers. You can use ’Limelight’ hydrangea just about any way you can imagine: as a showy flowering hedge, to screen off air conditioners, as an attention-getting specimen, in containers, flower gardens, or anywhere around your home. A long-time favorite of professional florists, it also makes an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried.

Palibin Lilac

Palibin Lilac (Dwarf Korean) 
Syringa Meyeri Tree Form
$58
Size: #7 Pot (13”diameter 12” tall)

The Palibin Lilac (Tree Form) is a densely branched dwarf Korean lilac available in shrub-form or tree-form. The blooms are fragrant and a lilac-purple color formed in compact trusses. It also has glossy green foliage. This tree is excellent for dwarf hedge (shrub) or used as a specimen (shrub or tree-form). They blooms later than hybrid French lilacs. It grows on a 42" standard and mature size is around 4-5’ tall and wide.

Prairie Gold Quaking Aspen

Prairie Gold Quaking Aspen 
Populus Tremuloides Prairie Gold Clump
$86
Size: 1.75” Diameter Trunk

Prairie Gold Trembling Aspen has green foliage throughout the season. The round leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean up. The smooth white bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. Fast growing tree with shiny, dark green leaves. Produces showy silver catkins in spring and has bright yellow fall color. Heat tolerant and WATER THRIFTY!

Red Sunset Maple

Red Sunset Maple
Acer Freemani Autumn Blaze
$92
Size: 1.25” Diameter Trunk

Red Sunset is a red maple cultivar with superior fall color and good branch structure. Winter buds, clusters of small winter spring flowers, leaf stems, twigs, and winged summer fruits are all reddish colored. The glossy green leaves persist on the tree turning orange-red to brilliant red in the fall. Red Sunset grows moderately fast, 45’-50’ high with a 35’-40’ spread. It adapts to a wide range of climates and soils, but requires acid soil and is salt-sensitive. It prefers a moist site and tolerates full sun to partial shade.

Regal Prince Oak

Regal Prince Oak 
Quercus Robur Regal Prince
$97
Size: 1.25” Diameter Trunk
Carbon SequestrianCarbon Sequestrian

Regal Prince Oak is the tall, dark, and handsome tree your landscape has been dreaming of! This strong and sturdy columnar Oak tree is perfect as a specimen where horizontal space is limited, and a row of Regal Prince Oaks along your property line makes an impressive boundary marker and privacy screen. Closely planted, a border of trees will block views and dampen noise and wind. When the wind does blow, the glossy, deep green leaves will flutter gracefully, flashing their pale silvery-green undersides. This hybrid Oak tree adapts to many types of soils and planting conditions and grows just as happily in the country as it does along the mean streets of the city.

Royal Raindrops Crabapple

Royal Raindrops® Crabapple 
Malus Royal Raindrops®
$86
Size: #10 Pot (15”diameter 14” tall)

One of the best of the newer crabapples, with vibrant pink to red spring flowers followed by showy red-purple fruit. Unique, cut-leaf foliage emerges wine red in color, maturing with burgundy overtones in summer before turning bright orange-red in the fall. A stunning small landscape tree with a broad, rounded form.

Service Berry

Service Berry
Amelanchier Autumn Brilliance Clump
$90
Size: #10 Pot (15”diameter 14” tall)

This tree is a treasure through the seasons. It’ll make your heart swell in spring with its romantic fragrant, white flowers. They’re followed by red-purple berries that have a sweet flavor reminiscent of blueberries. These go great in jams and pies… or let neighborhood birds enjoy them. In fall, the leaves turn orange and red, providing the brilliance its name promises. Even in winter, the silvery, smooth bark is beautiful. This serviceberry grows to a size somewhere around a large shrub or smaller tree. It’s a great accent for a border or the front yard.

Western Arborvitae

Spring Grove® Western Arborvitae 
Thuja Plicata Spring Grove® 
$89
Size: #10 Pot (15”diameter 14” tall)

The Arborvitae Spring Grove, Thuja plicata ’Grovepli’, a Proven Winners selection, was selected for its superior winter color and hardiness. It maintains a rich green color even in Midwest winters. This plant can survive -25 degrees winters! The tight, thick pyramidal habit works nicely for landscape designs, borders, screens, specimen, and windbreaks. Spacing should be 12 to 15 feet apart. This plant is also very deer resistant. Spring Grove is fast growing for an Arborvitae. Fertilize in early spring with a slow release evergreen fertilizer. It is adaptable to a wide range of soil pHs. This tree is good for holding banks, as a specimen, and in winter gardens. If you want to create a deer resistant and fast-growing privacy screen, Spring Grove is the plant for you!

Star Magnolia

Star Magnolia 
Magnolia Stellata Royal Star
$50
Size: #10 Pot (15”diameter 14” tall)

With Showy 3-4" fragrant white flowers, this hardy magnolia can easily be used as a single specimen or a foundation planting. Dark green leaves with striking, gray bark. Adapts to slightly acidic, rich soils. Full sun produces best flowers.

Triumph Elm

Triumph Elm 
Ulmus Triumph
$99
Size: 1.25” – 1.5” Diameter Trunk

Strong, upright branching and a medium texture make Triumph easy to train and much more attractive as a young tree, compared to other elms. As the tree matures, softly arching branches are perfect for parkway and municipal plantings. Triumph also boasts excellent disease and pest resistance along with good drought tolerance.