BB TREES DECIDUOUS

Browse a breathtaking variety of  B&B Deciduous Trees all found in our famous nursery yard at Alsip Home & Nursery located in St. John, IN and Frankfort, IL. We offer acres of the most popular trees for you to choose from!
  • Ball & Burlap is a term used for plants sold with the "root ball" encased within in original soil and protected by a burlap covering.
  • A deciduous tree is one that loses it's leaves come late fall and through the winter. Many of these varieties offer vibrant colors or ornamental features. 
  • Learn more information by choosing from our selection below. 
  • Photos of our trees are shown at maturity, and do not reflect their current progress. 
Create a huge impact AND up your property value by introducing one (or two!) of our stunning trees into your landscape. Whether you're looking to add a little shade, deter theft, provide privacy, or simply want something beautiful to come home to, you're at the right place!
Trees are available for In-Store Pick-Up only. Call to schedule a local delivery once your order has been placed. We serve the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland communities!
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Spring Snow Flowering Crab - Ball and Burlap 2"

$219.99

Spring Snow Flowering Crab - Ball and Burlap 2". Malus 'Spring Snow'.
Height: 25 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description: A highly regarded ornamental tree just covered in snowy white flowers in spring, a hardy fruitless variety with a tightly oval habit of growth; makes a beautiful accent in the front yard, very clean and tidy, needs well-drained soil and full sun.

Ornamental Features: Spring Snow Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The Attributes: Spring Snow Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Spring Snow Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Plant Characteristics: Spring Snow Flowering Crab will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. 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.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

***Trees are available for in-store pickup only. Please contact us for delivery options. Delivery starts at $35.***

Prairie Crab Apple - Ball and Burlap 2"
$249.99

Prairie Crab Apple - Ball and Burlap 2"

$249.99

Prairie Crab Apple - Ball and Burlap 2". Malus ioensis.
Height: 25 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Prairie Crab Apple, Crabapple

Description: A small native tree with pretty white flowers in spring followed by yellowish-green fruit in fall; spines and deeply toothed leaves more closely resemble hawthorn; a nice tree for naturalistic plantings.

Ornamental Features: Prairie Crab Apple features showy clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy yellow pomes carried in abundance from early to mid fall, which can be messy if particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes: Prairie Crab Apple is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Messy
  • Spiny

Pr airie Crab Apple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Plant Characteristics: Prairie Crab Apple will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 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.

This species is native to parts of North America.

***Trees are available for in-store pickup only. Please contact us for delivery options. Delivery starts at $35.***

Bloodgood Japanese Maple Clump - Ball and Burlap 6'

$429.99

Bloodgood Japanese Maple Clump - Ball and Burlap 6'. Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'.
Height: 20 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 5

Description: Possibly the most popular of all feature trees for the home landscape, with rich burgundy-purple palm-shaped foliage all season long and a very artistic spreading growth habit; put it in the front yard and give it lots of room to grow.

Ornamental Features: Bloodgood Japanese Maple has attractive burgundy foliage which emerges deep purple in spring. The lobed palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It features subtle corymbs of red flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras from early to mid fall. landscape.

Landscape Attributes: Bloodgood Japanese Maple is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bloodgood Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Plant Characteristics: Bloodgood Japanese Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, neutral soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

***Trees are available for in-store pickup only. Please contact us for delivery options. Delivery starts at $35.***

MAPLE SUMMER SENSATION
$289.99

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$289.99

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MAPLE SUMMER SENSATION
$269.99

MAPLE SUMMER SENSATION

$269.99

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HORSECHESTNUT FT. MCNAIR
$319.99

HORSECHESTNUT FT. MCNAIR

$319.99

HORSECHESTNUT FT. MCNAIR

Emperor 1- Japanese Maple - Ball and Burlap 1.75"

$329.99

Emperor 1- Japanese Maple - Ball and Burlap 1.75". Acer palmatum 'Emperor I'.
Height: 20 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 6
Other Names: Emperor 1

Description: A fast-growing small home landscape feature tree that commands a premiere location in the front yard; enduring royal purple foliage all season long and turning fiery red and orange in fall, wonderfully artistic growth habit.

Ornamental Features: Emperor I Japanese Maple has attractive purple foliage throughout the season. The ferny palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes: Emperor I Japanese Maple is an open sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emperor I Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Shade

Plant Characteristics: Emperor I Japanese Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, neutral soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

***Trees are available for in-store pickup only. Please contact us for delivery options. Delivery starts at $35.***

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam - Ball and Burlap 2.5"

$399.99

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam - Ball and Burlap 2.5". Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'.
Height: 40 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: European Hornbeam, Common Hornbeam

Description: A stately specimen of a tree with excellent form and few troubles; columnar habit makes it great for smaller landscapes; takes pruning very well and can make a fantastic hedge; choice cultivars are available in some very creative shapes and forms.

Ornamental Features: Frans Fontaine Hornbeam has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes: and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Shade
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Mass Planting

Plant Characteristics: Frans Fontaine Hornbeam will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 120 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. 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.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

***Trees are available for in-store pickup only. Please contact us for delivery options. Delivery starts at $35.***

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry - Ball and Burlap 2"

$299.99

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry - Ball and Burlap 2". Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'.
Height: 25 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 3

Description: A great small tree prized for its abundance of showy white flowers in spring and consistently beautiful fall colors; a great three-season shade tree for small landscapes.

Ornamental Features: Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is covered in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. It produces blue berries in late spring. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the
open multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Shade

Plant Characteristics: Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

***Trees are available for in-store pickup only. Please contact us for delivery options. Delivery starts at $35.***

Swamp White Oak - Ball and Burlap 2"
$319.99

Swamp White Oak - Ball and Burlap 2"

$319.99

Swamp White Oak - Ball and Burlap 2". Quercus bicolor.
Height: 60 feet
Spread: 60 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3

Description: A large and imposing shade tree with an upright spreading habit of growth, best in larger landscapes and parks; extremely tough and adaptable to wet conditions but not tolerant of alkaline soils, rather slow growing; acorns attract squirrels.

Ornamental Features: Swamp White Oak has dark green foliage which emerges grayish green in spring. The glossy lobed leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant, but the fruit can be messy in the landscape. The furrowed gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes: Swamp White Oak is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy

Swamp White Oak is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Plant Characteristics: Swamp White Oak will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 60 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 slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 300 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided.

This species is native to parts of North America.

***Trees are available for in-store pickup only. Please contact us for delivery options. Delivery starts at $35.***

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