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American Smoke Tree

Lagostroema indica

Some Large Crape Myrtles: Natchez



Malus species

Numerous disease-resistant varieties

Cercis canadensis, C. reniformis

Ostrya virginiana

Chinese Fringe Tree Chionanthus retusus

Quercus lyrata

Ulmus parvifolia

Koerueteria paniculata

Ostrya virginiana

Disporus viriniana

Parrotia persica

Ulmus alata

Acer leucoderma

Ginkgo biloba

Gymnocladus dioicus

Gleditsia triacanthos

Taxodium distichum

Eucomia elmoides

disease resistant varieties – “Princeton” best here

Quercus bicolor

Quercus Shumardii Quercus Nuttallii

Platanus X acerifolia variety “Exclamation”

Acer barbatum

Acer nigrum

Can it resist the emerald ash borer?

Juniperus chinensis

Cryptomeria japonica“Radicans”

“Frasier” “Foster” “Nellie Stevens” More all the time!

Oriental Spruce Picea orientalis Norway Spruce Picea abies Serbian Spruce Picea Amorika

Weak Breaks easily Short lived Invasive

 Wooly

hemlock adelgid  Doesn’t take heat, drought, clay well

  Weak

wood   Surface roots   Roots are aggressive   Dropping twigs

  Demands

good soil   Sensitive to drought and heat   Often lives only 10-20 years

  Drought

& heat sensitive   Needs good soil   Subject to maple decline

  Very

subject to anthracnose & bacterial leaf scorch   Huge   Messy leaves

  Weak

wood, top breakage

  Tall   Demands

good soil   Phytophthera collar rot

Over-planted Sun scald Surface roots Weak wood Not tough Short lived

Over-planted; gets  oak wilt,  bacterial leaf scorch,  chlorosis

(unless you are a squirrel)

“Snowgoose” best


Princess” best

Amelanchier laevis

“Snowcloud” best

Host plant for zebra swallowtail




Amelanchier arborea

Amelanchier arborea

Sun to part shade Good drainage

Hamamelis virginiana

Part shade to full sun Well drained site Prefers acid soil

Prunus augustifolia, Purnus americana

Sun to part shade Tolerates drought

Baptista australis

Physocarpus opulafolia

Sambucus canadensis Shade to sun Wet or dry

Rhamus carolinia Moist sites,

some drought Shade to part s

Cornus drummondii

Part shade, shade, sun Some flooding, some drought

Hydrangea arborescens H. macrophylla

Moist sites Shade to part sun

Lindera Moistbenzoin to some drought Shade preferred

Host for Spicebush swallowtail

Cornus amomum Sun to some shade Moist to wet sites

Cephalanthus occi dentalis

Shade to part s Moist to wet site

Arundinaria species

Very adaptable

Special appreciation to Alan Carter, Cherry Creek Nursery Michael Dirr Edward Gilman John Bradley, Hewittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nursery Bruce Webster, TN Div of Forestry Thomas Solinsky,

Version 7-27-2012

Tough Tree Team  
Tough Tree Team  

by Dwight Barnett, ISA arborist Tennessee Department of Agriculture