Native trees renowned for their incredible red fall color, these trees have a life span … Continued
browsing plants: native trees
Native plants have evolved over thousands of years alongside native wildlife and therefore offer the most useful habitat. Native plants feed bugs at every stage of life, and bugs are the very foundation for our entire food web.
Our prairie natives require less water, and are adapted to grow in our soil types and temperature extremes, so they do well without requiring extensive resources and chemicals. Native plants help in management of rainwater runoff and maintain healthy soil with their deep root systems.
Growing in open spaces, these trees may reach 60’ tall by 30’ wide, but as … Continued
A small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub which is native to thickets … Continued
Prefers full sun and requires minimal attention. Blue-green foliage, delicate 2” flower clusters and brilliant … Continued
Deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree typically grows 15-30’ tall. Showy, 5-petaled, slightly fragrant, … Continued
Vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized, native deciduous tree which occurs on floodplains, swampy bottomlands, and along streams. … Continued
One of the best native trees for fall color according to Michael Dirr, black tupelo … Continued
Native understory tree for shady landscapes and woodland gardens. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, changing to … Continued
This massive shade tree is the pecan producer of the industry. Lustrous, dark green foliage … Continued
Showy white flowers, giant heart-shaped leaves, bean-like seed pods. Grows 40–60’ high and 20–40’ wide … Continued
Tolerant of a variety of conditions. Well-suited to urban areas, it withstands wind and city … Continued
Delicate deep pink blossoms and buds are one of the earliest spring displays. Unique and … Continued