MEDIUM TO LARGE TREES
Disclaimer: Most plant prefer a moist, well drained soil. However, provided a plant is otherwise healthy, has had time to become established (normally one to two years after planting), and is provided appropriate cultural conditions (adequate soil drainage and aeration, mulch, moderate to low fertilization, proper pH, appropriate light level, etc.) those plants indicatedas drought tolerant should be able to survive a moderate period of limited moisture (rainfall, irrigation). Drought tolerance does not mean the plants prefer hot, dry weather or that they will not be adversely affected by extended dry weather. Some decrease in growth or flowering can be expected during a period of limited moisture. Severe drought can result in increased insect and disease pressure, a decrease in leaf size and number, and a overall decline in growth rate and plant vigor. High temperatures and wind, heat and light reflection from near by hard surfaces, and high fertilization can increase the potentially damaging effects of low moisture on plantgrowth and survival. Fall planted trees and shrubs have demonstrated an increased ability to survive moderate moisture levels compared to those transplanted in the spring or summer.

Scientific Name Common Name E/D Ht(Feet) Exposure
Acer leucoderme Chalkbark maple D 25 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Acer platanoides Norway maple D 40 to 50 Sun
Acer pseudo-platanus Sycamore maple D 40 to 60 Sun
Acer rubrum Red maple D 40 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Acer x freemanii Freeman maple D - Sun
Alnus glutinosa Common alder D 40 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Betula lenta Sweet birch D 40 to 55 Sun, partial shade
Calocedrus decurrens Incense cedar E 30 to 70 Sun, light shade
Carpinus betulus European hornbeam D 40 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Carya illinoensis Pecan D 70 to 100 Sun, light shade
Castanea sative Spanish chestnut D 80 to 100 Sun
Catalpa speciosa Northern catalpa D 40 to 70 Sun, partial shade
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' Blue atlas cedar E 60 to 100 Sun, partial shade
Cedrus deodara Deodar cedar E 40 to 70 Sun, light shade
Cedrus libani Cedar of Lebanon E 40 to 60 Sun
Celtis laevigata Hackberry D 60 to 80 Sun
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry D 40 to 60 Sun
Cladrastis kentuckea Yellowwood D 30 to 45 Sun
Cryptomeria japonica Cryptomeria E 50 to 60 Sun, light shade
Cunninghamia lanceolata China fir E 30 to 75 Sun, partial shade
Cupressus arizonica Arizona cypress E 30 to 40 Sun
Eucommia ulmoides Hardy rubber tree D 40 to 60 Sun
Fraxinus americana White ash D 60 to 80 Sun
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green ash D 50 to 60 Sun
Ginkgo biloba (male) Ginkgo D 40 to 70 Sun
Gleditsia triacanthos Honeylocust D 30 to 70 Sun
Gleditsia triacanthos inermis Thornless honeylocust D 30 to 70 Sun
Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky coffeetree D 60 to 75 Sun
Ilex opaca American holly E 30 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Juniperous saliciola Southern red cedar E 30 to 40 Sun
Juniperus virginiana Eastern redcedar E 30 to 40 Sun
Kalopanax pictus Castor-aralia D 40 to 60 Sun
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum D 60 to 100 Sun, partial shade
Maclura pomifera Osage-orange D 20 to 40 Sun
Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia E 40 to 80 Sun, partial shade
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn redwood D 50 to 90 Sun
Nyssa ogeche Ogeche gum D 30 to 50 Sun, partial shade
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood D 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Phellodendron amurense Amur cork tree D 30 to 45 Sun
Picea glauca Alberta spruce E 40 to 60 Sun, light shade
Picea pungens Colorado blue spruce E 30 to 90 Sun
Pinus bungeana Lacebark pine E 30 to 50 Sun
Pinus cembra Swiss stone pine E 30 to 40 Sun
Pinus echinata Shortleaf pine E 80 to 100 Sun
Pinus elliottii Slash pine E 60 to 80 Sun
Pinus flexilis Limber pine E 30 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Pinus heldreichii Bosnian pine E 70 to 90 Sun
Pinus korariensis Korean pine E 30 to 40 Sun, partial shade
Pinus mugo Mugo pine E 15 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Pinus nigra Austrian pine E 30 to 60 Sun
Pinus rigida Pitch pine E 40 to 60 Sun
Pinus sylvestris Scotch pine E 30 to 70 Sun
Pinus taeda Loblolly pine E 30 to 40 Sun, partial shade
Pinus thunbergiana Japanese black pine E 50 to 70 Sun
Pinus virginiana Virginia pine E 15 to 40 Sun
Pinus wallichiana Himalayan pine E 30 to 50 Sun, partial shade
Platanus acerifolia London plane tree D 60 to 80 Sun
Pyrus calleryana cvs. Cleveland, Aristocrat, Capital, New Bradford, Redspire, D 30 to 40 Sun
Quercus acutissima Sawtooth oak D 30 to 45 Sun, light shade
Quercus alba White oak D 60 to 100 Sun
Quercus bicolor Swamp white oak D 50 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Quercus coccinea Scarlet oak D 50 to 80 Sun
Quercus falcata Southern red oak D 70 to 90 Sun
Quercus hemisphaerica Darlington oak D 40 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Quercus imbricaria Shingle oak D 50 to 60 Sun
Quercus lyrata Overcup oak D 35 to 45 Sun
Quercus macrocarpa Bur oak D 70 to 80 Sun
Quercus nigra Water oak D 50 to 75 Sun, partial shade
Quercus nuttalii Nuttall oak D 40 to 60 Sun
Quercus palustris Pin oak D 60 to 80 Sun
Quercus phellos Willow oak D 60 to 80 Sun
Quercus prinus Chestnut oak D 60 to 70 Sun
Quercus rubra Red oak D 60 to 75 Sun
Quercus shumardii Shumard oak D 40 to 60 Sun
Quercus stellata Post oak D 40 to 50 Sun
Quercus virginiana Live oak E 30 to 50 Sun
Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust D 30 to 50 Sun
Sassafras albidum Sassafras D 30 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Taxodium ascendens Pond cypress D 70 to 80 Sun
Taxodium distichum Baldcypress D 50 to 100 Sun
Tilia americana American linden D 60 to 100 Sun
Tilia cordata Littleleaf linden D 30 to 50 Sun
Tilia tomentosa Silver linden D 40 to 70 Sun
Ulmus alata Winged elm D 30 to 40 Sun
Ulmus americana cvs. Liberty, Valley Forge D 75 to 125 Sun, partial shade
Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark elm D 40 to 50 Sun
Zelkova serrata Zelkova D 50 to 80 Sun, partial shade

 

SMALL TREES
Scientific Name Common Name E/D HT Exposure
Acer barbatum (A. saccharum ssp. floridanum) Southern sugar maple D 20 to 25 Sun
Acer buergeranum Trident maple D 25 to 35 Sun
Acer campestre Hedge maple D 25 to 35 Sun, light shade
Acer ginnala Amur maple D 15 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Acer leucoderme Whitebark maple, calk maple D 25 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Acer negundo Box elder D 30 to 50 sun
Acer truncatum Purple blow maple D 20 to 25 Sun
Aesculus california California buckeye D 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Aesculus pavia Red buckeye D 10 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Albizia julibrissin Mimosa D 20 to 35 Sun
Alnus japonica Japanese alder D 12 to 25 Sun, partial shade
Alnus serrulata Tag alder D 15 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Carpinus betulus European Hornbeam D 40 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Carpinus betulus fastigiata Upright European hormbean D 40 to 60 Sun, partial shade
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam, Ironwood D 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Carpinus japonica Japanese hornbeam D 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Carpinus orientalis Oriental hornbeam D 15 to 25 Sun, shade
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud D 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Cercis canadensis ssp retisus Oklahoma redbud D 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Cercis canadensis ssp. texensis Texas redbud D 15 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Cercis chinensis Chinese redbud D 8 to 12 Sun
Chionanthus retusus Chinese fringe tree D 15 to 25 Sun, partial shade
Cornus mas Cornelain cherry dogwood D 20 to 25 Sun, partial shade
Cotinus coggygria Smoketree D 10 to 15 Sun
Cotinus hybrids Grace, D 10 to 15 Sun
Cotinus obovatus American smoke tree D 10 to 15 Sun
Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur hawthorn D 20 to 30 Sun
Crataegus laevigata Scarlet hawthorn, English hawthorn D 20 to 25 Sun
Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington hawthorn D 25 to 30 Sun
Crataegus x lavallei Lavalle hawthorn D 15 to 30 Sun
Crateegus viridis Green hawthron D 15 to 20 Sun, light shade
Cupressus sempervirens Italian cypress E 20 to 30 Sun
Cydonia sinensis Chinese quince D 10 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Cypressus arizonica cvs. Arizon cypress E ? Sun
Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian olive D 12 to 15 Sun
Euscaphis japonica Korean sweetheart tree D 20 Sun, partial shade
Heptacodium miconiodes Seven-son flower D 10 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Hovenia dulcis Japanes raisin tree D 30 Sun, light shade
Ilex ‘China Boy’, ‘China Girl’ China holly E - Sun, partial shade
Ilex cassine Dahoon holly E 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Ilex cornuta cvs. Burfordii, D’Or, O’ Spring E 10 to 25 Sun, partial shade
Ilex decidua Possumhaw D 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Ilex latifolia Lusterleaf holly E 20 to 25 Sun, partial shade
Ilex pedunculosa Long stalk holly E 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon holly E 15 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Ilex x ‘Emily Bruner’ Emily Bruner holly E 15 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Ilex x ‘Mary Nell’ Mary Nell holly E - Sun, partial shade
Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens' Nellie R. Stevens holly E 20 to 40 Sun, partial shade
Ilex x attenuata Savannah, Foster, Sunny Foster, East Palatka, etc. E 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Ilex x koehneana Koehne holly E Varies Sun, partial shade
Juniperous scopulorum Rocky Mountain juniper: Blue Haven, Skyrocket, Wichita Blue, etc. E 15 to 40 Sun
Juniperous virginiana cvs. Blue Mountain, Hillii, Canaertii, etc. E 10 to 25 Sun
Juniperus chinensis Chinese juniper: Wintergreen, Spartan, Hooks, etc. E 12 to 50 Sun
Koelreuteria bipinnata Goldenraintree D 20 to 30 Sun
Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenrainree D 20 to 40 Sun
Lagerstroemia fauriei Japanese crapemyrtle D 20 to 30 Sun
Lagerstromia indica Crapemyrtle D 15 to 30 Sun
Lagerstromia indica x fauriei Choctaw, Muskogee, Natchez, Tuscarora, etc. D 15 to 30 Sun
Lithocarpus henryi Henry tanbark oak E 25 to 30 Sun, partial shade
llex vomitoria 'Pendula' Weeping yaupon holly E 20 to 25 Sun, partial shade
Maackia amuremsis Amur maackia D 20 to 30 Sun
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ Little Gem magnolia E 15 to 20 Sun
Magnolia hybrids Ann, Betty, Judy, Mary Nell, Galaxy, etc D 10 to 30 Sun
Malus hybrids David, Harvest Gold, Indian Summer, Callaway, etc. D 15 to 25 Sun
Malus spp. Crabapple D 15 to 25 Sun
Morus australis ‘Unryo’ Contorted mulbery D 20 to 30 Sun
Ostrya virginiana American hophornbeam or ironwood D 25 to 40 Sun, partial shade
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood D 20 to 30 Sun, partial shade
Parrotia persica Persian ironwood D 20 to 40 Sun, light shade
Persea borbonia Redbay E 15 to 40 Sun, partial shade
Photinia serrulata Chinese photonia E 20 to 30 Sun
Picea glauca (dwarf cultivars) Conica, etc E 10 to 20 Sun, light shade
Picea pungens (dwarf cultivars) Bakeri, Fat Albert, Foxtail, etc. E 10 to 15 Sun
Pinus mugo Mugo pine E 15 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Pinus nigra cvs. Arnold Sentinel, Monstrosa, ec. E ? Sun
Pinus rigida Sherman Eddy, etc E 15 to 20 Sun
Pinus strobus cvs. - E Varies Sun
Pinus thunbergiana cvs. - E Varies Sun
Pistacia chinensis Chinese pistache D 25 to 40 Sun
Poncirus trifoliata Hardy orange D 8 to 20 Sun
Ptelea trifolia Hop tree D 15 to 20 Sun, partial shade
Rhamnus caroliniana Carolina buckthorn D 15 to 30 Sun
Rhus typhina Staghorn sumac D 15 to 25 Sun
Trachycarpus fortunei Windmill palm E 15 to 35 Sun, partial shade
Ulmus galbra ‘Horizontalis’ Tabletop Scotch elm D 15 Sun
Vitex agnus-castus Chastetree; vitex D 15 to 20 Sun
Ziziphus jujuba Common jujuba D 15 to 20 Sun

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