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Native Plants for the Landscape Guide - Small Trees

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Small Trees

American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) - to 35'; blue-gray bark; sun-shade; moist soils along streams

Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) - to 30'; rocky bluffs and upper slopes; white flowers (April)

River Birch (Betula nigra) - to 50'; needs sun & moisture; streambanks, swales; pinkish, exfoliating bark

Redbud (Cercis canadensis) - to 40'; magenta flowers ; sun - part shade; moist soil;  woodland edges

Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) - to 25'; fragrant fringe of white flowers; well- drained,moist ,acid soil

Eastern Dogwood (Cornus florida) - to 30'; large white flowers; red fruits; woodland edges; good fall color

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) - to 20'; sun to shade; moist woodlands; yellow to orange fall color

E. Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) - to 30'; evergreen foliage from light green to blue; columnar; field

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) - to 30'; sun,moist soil; pendulant yellow leaves in fall; edible fruit in fall

Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) - to 50'; woodland edges, floodplains, & old fields; edible fruits