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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Frans Fontaine Hornbeam - Ball and Burlap 2.5"
Reg. Price $399.99 $239.99
$239.99

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam - Ball and Burlap 2.5"

$239.99

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.***

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Swamp White Oak - Ball and Burlap 2"
Reg. Price $319.99 $191.99
$191.99

Swamp White Oak - Ball and Burlap 2"

$191.99

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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Crimson Sunset Maple - Ball and Burlap 2"
Reg. Price $269.99 $161.99
$161.99

Crimson Sunset Maple - Ball and Burlap 2"

$161.99

Crimson Sunset Maple - Ball and Burlap 2".
Height: 35 feet
Spread: 25 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 4
Group/Class: Sunset Series

Description: A lovely upright and compact ornamental tree with great form, producing deep purple summer foliage that matures to maroon-crimson in fall; a great accent tree for smaller home landscapes.

Ornamental Features: Crimson Sunset Maple has attractive deep purple foliage throughout the season. The lobed palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough brown bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes: Crimson Sunset Maple is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its
finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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.

Crimson Sunset Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics: Crimson Sunset Maple will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 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 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. 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.***

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Tricolor Beech - Ball and Burlap 1.75"
Reg. Price $349.99 $209.99
$209.99

Tricolor Beech - Ball and Burlap 1.75"

$209.99

Tricolor Beech - Ball and Burlap 1.75". Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata'.
Height: 30 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 5
Other Names: Common Beech, European Beech

Description: A large stately color accent tree with incredible green, white and pink-variegated foliage, often mottled on the same leaf, must be seen to be believed; quite particular about growing conditions, requires rich soil, significant moisture and room to spread.

Ornamental Features: Tricolor Beech has attractive white-variegated deciduous burgundy foliagewith hints of pink throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes: Tricolor Beech is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval 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 relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tricolor Beech is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Accent

Plant Characteristics: Tricolor Beech will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 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 does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location.

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.***

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Columnar European Hornbeam - Ball and Burlap 2"
Reg. Price $319.99 $191.99
$191.99

Columnar European Hornbeam - Ball and Burlap 2"

$191.99

Columnar European Hornbeam - Ball and Burlap 2". Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris'.
Height: 35 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 5
Other Names: Common Hornbeam

Description: A very rigid and shapely specimen tree, also makes a great allee or tall hedge tree to line a road or driveway; very densely branched, one of the very best trees for rigid landscape form, tends to be formally used in Europe.

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

Landscape Attributes: Columnar European Hornbeam is a dense 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 relatively low maintenance tree, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Columnar European Hornbeam is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Plant Characteristics: Columnar European Hornbeam will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 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 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 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.***

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Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear - Ball and Burlap 2"
Reg. Price $269.99 $161.99
$161.99

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear - Ball and Burlap 2"

$161.99

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear - Ball and Burlap 2". Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'.
Height: 40 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 5
Other Names: Callery Pear

Description: A rigidly columnar accent tree covered in attractive white flowers in spring followed by small inedible fruit, good fall color, symmetrical form is very ornamental, makes a great vertical accent; resistant to fireblight, tends to broaden with age.

Ornamental Features: Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear is draped in stunning clusters of white flowers with purple anthers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruits are yellow pomes displayed outstanding.

Landscape Attributes: Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear is a dense 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;

  • Messy

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Plant Characteristics: Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear 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 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 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.***

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Bloodgood Japanese Maple - Ball and Burlap 1.75"
Reg. Price $399.99 $239.99
$239.99

Bloodgood Japanese Maple - Ball and Burlap 1.75"

$239.99

Bloodgood Japanese Maple - Ball and Burlap 1.75". 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.***