Wet Soil or Dry Soil?
When you are planning to make additions to your landscape, you need to take into consideration the water requirements of the plant and what kind of drainage or lack thereof the planting site provides. Some trees are more drought-tolerant, while other trees can tolerate more water in the soil.
All trees need water to live, and these trees are no different, but they are better suited to tolerate dry conditions.
Typically, trees with small leaves are more easily cooled and are more adept at using water efficiently than trees with large leaves. These trees often also have a thick waxy leaves and bark, and have expansive root systems. That being said, trees need water to establish their root systems and all young trees will need to be watered and monitored closely for the first few growing seasons.
TREES THAT ARE MORE DROUGHT TOLERANT:
✓ SHAGBARK HICKORY √ RED MAPLE
✓ AMERICAN ELM
✓ CRAPE MYRTLE
✓ MUGO PINE
✓ KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE √ JUNIPER
✓ GOLDEN RAINTREE
Plant roots require oxygen in order to function. Plants cannot tolerate extremely wet sites because soil that is completely full of water has no room for air. Root growth cannot occur when soil air/water equilibrium is out of balance. Very few plants will grow when soil is constantly saturated; however, some trees are more tolerant of wet sites than others.
TREES TOLERANT OF WET SITES:
✓ RIVER BIRCH
✓ AMERICAN HORNBEAM √ NORTHERN CATALPA
✓ GREEN ASH
✓ SWEET GUM
✓ SWEET BAY MAGNOLIA √ DAWN REDWOOD
✓ BLACK GUM
✓ LONDON PLANE TREE √ SYCAMORE SWAMP
✓ WHITE OAK
✓ PIN OAK
✓ WILLOW OAK
✓ BALD CYPRESS
✓ JAPANESE ZELKOVA
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