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Oak
Quercus spp.
An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus in the beech family, Fagaceae. There
are approximately 600 extant species of oaks.
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Scarlet Oak
- North American
native
- Moderately
flammable
- Inconspicuous
flowers
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
50' to 75'
5A to 8A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic
Medium salt
tolerance
Tolerates
moderate drought
Average growth rate
Quercus coccinea
40' to 50'
Full sun
Grows in moist soil
Pin Oak
- North American
native
- Moderately
flammable
- Inconspicuous
flowers or blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
50' to 75'
4A to 8A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic
Low salt tolerance
Tolerates flooding,
Tolerates
moderate drought
Average growth rate
Quercus palustris
35' to 50'
Full sun
Grows in wet soil
    Blueview Nurseries also stocks White Oak, English Columnar Oak, and Red Oak.
Plum
Prunus spp.
is a species of plum native to central and eastern Europe, southwest &(plum)
Asia.Asia.
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Plum
Krauter Vesuvius
- Not North American native
- Specimen
- Attractive flowers or blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Thin bark
- Can be trained to single
trunk
15' to 25'
5B to 8A
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Slightly alkaline,
Well drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Medium salt
tolerance
Tolerates moderate
drought
Average
growth rate
Prunus cerasifera
'Krauter Vesuvius'
15' to 25'
Full sun
Grows in
moist soil
    Blueview Nurseries also stocks 'Newport Plum' and 'Thundercloud' plum.
Redbud
Cercis canadensis
    Cercis, the Redbuds, is a genus of about 6-10 species in the subfamily
    Caesalpinioideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to warm-temperate
    regions of the northern hemisphere.
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Eastern Redbud
Forest Pansy
- North American native
- Moderately flammable
- Attractive flowers or
blooms
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Can be trained to single
trunk
15' to 25'
5A to 8A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline, Clay,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
Does not tolerate salt
Tolerates wetness,
Tolerates moderate
drought
Fast growth
rate
Cercis canadensis
15' to 25'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in
moist soil
Sourwood
Oxydendrum arboreum
Oxydendrum DC, in the family Ericaceae. It is native to the US.
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Sourwood
- Moderately flammable
- Attractive flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Fruit is persistent
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
25' to 50'
5A to 9A
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic
Medium salt tolerance
Tolerates moderate
drought
Slow growth
rate
Oxydendrum arboreum
15' to 25'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in
moist soil
Stewartia
Stewartia spp.
    Stewartia is a genus of eight species of flowering plants in the family Theaceae,
    related to Camellia. Six of the species are native to eastern Asia in China and
    Japan, and two (S. malacodendron, S. ovata) in southeast North America, from
    Virginia and Kentucky south to Florida and Louisiana.
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Korean Stewartia
- Not North American native
- Moderately flammable
- Specimen
- Attractive flowers or blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk has no thorns
- Trunk is showy
- Thin bark
- Can be trained to single trunk
15' to 25'
5B to 7B
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic
Tolerates
moderate drought
Slow growth rate
Stewartia koreana
15' to 25'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in moist
soil
Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua
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American Sweetgum
- North American native
- Naturalizing
- Moderately flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
50' to 75'
5B to 10A
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Slightly alkaline,
Well drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Medium salt
tolerance
Tolerates wetness,
Tolerates moderate
drought
Average
growth rate
Liquidambar
styraciflua
35' to 50'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in
moist soil
Weeping Willow
Salix spp.
    The willows are deciduous trees and shrubs in the genus Salix, part of the
    willow family Salicaceae. There are about 350 species in this genus worldwide,
    found primarily on moist soils in cooler zones in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Golden Weeping Willow
One of the best upright
willows for landscape
use; good for moist, wet
places where little else
will grow.
75' to 100'
2A-8B(9)
Prefers moist soils and
are frequently found
along streams, ponds,
rivers and other moist
areas; full sun; pH
adaptable but do not
like shallow, chalky
soils; prune in summer
or fall.
Extremely fast,
3' 4' per year.
Salix alba 'Niobe'
50' to 100'
Full sun to
part shade
Will grow in
wet conditions.
Zelkova
Zelkova serrata
Zelkova serrata is a medium-sized deciduous tree usually growing to 30 m (98 ft) tall.
It is characterized by a short trunk dividing into many upright and erect spreading
stems forming a broad, round-topped head. The tree grows rapidly when young
though the growth rate slows to medium upon middle age and maturity.
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Japanese Zelkova
- Not North American native
- Moderately flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk has no thorns
- Trunk is showy
- Single trunk
50' to 75'
5B to 8A
Soil Condition:   Acidic,
Clay, Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Slightly alkaline,
Well drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Medium salt tolerance
Drought tolerant,
Tolerates wetness
Fast growth
rate
Zelkova serrata
'Green Vase'
35' to 50'
Full sun
Grows in
moist soil
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