Beauty meets utility in Emerald Sunshine® Elm, a remarkable new shade tree that casts shade with style. J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. announced a Web site dedicated solely to this exceptional performer.

It is the fourth in an ongoing series of Web sites that showcase new, high‐performance trees and direct buyers to sources across the continent.

The site — –gathers informative articles, photographs, performance information and testimonials into an easy-to-use resource.

The Home page showcases the attributes of this unique new cultivar that sports bold‐textured dark green, heat and insect resistant foliage. The Gallery presents photos of this versatile performer. A News and Views section gathers and shares news, articles and opinions about this carefree shade tree. The Sources section is a valuable tool for designers and other specifiers. It directs potential buyers (via phone and Web site links) to a nationwide network of Schmidt customers that offer this unique tree.

Organized by state and province, the lists include wholesale growers, landscape distribution centers, design/build firms and retail garden centers.

Facebook users are invited to join the Emerald Sunshine® Elm fan club and share photographs and feedback with other fans. Admirers of this and other trees in the collection are invited to send photos and comments to the nursery for posting on their respective Web sites. joins a growing collection of cultivar‐specific Web sites:

Royal Raindrops® Crabapple

Redpointe® Maple

Crimson Spire™ Oak

Emerald Sunshine® Elm