The extended list is for use in places where the soils or geology provide special conditions, and/or where the depth of the planting area (in number of feet from the road) is large enough for planting a reasonable self-sustaining community of plants. Many other native plants, or hardy exotics that fit well in a naturalistic design, are also suitable.
Deciduous Trees 50 Feet or Taller
Deciduous Trees 50 Feet or Under
- Ash: Fraxinus pennsylvanica may be under attack by a new complex of diseases. Delete from list if disease continues.
- Black Oak: Quercus bicolor is difficult to transplant
- Pin Oak: Quercus palustris branches low to the ground
- Sugar Maple: Acer saccharinum grows quickly but is brittle
- Sweet Gum: Liquidambar styraciflua enjoys normal or moist soils
- Tulip Tree: Lirodendron tulipifera is fast growing but brittle
- Tupelo: Nyssa sylvatica also enjoys normal or moist soils
Evergreen Trees 25 Feet or Under
- Crab Apple: Malus species, selected for disease resistance.
- Hawthorne: Cratageus viridis, C. phaenopyrum.
- Lily-of-the-Valley Tree: Oxydendrum arboreum
- Pagoda Dogwood: Cornus alternifolia
- Sassafras: Sassifras albidum
- Shadblow: Amelanchier species or cultivars
- Longstalk holly: Ilex pedunculosa