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Angie's List 2012
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Native Plants

Native Large Trees | Native Small Trees | Native Palms | Native Shrubs
Native Flowering Perennials | Native Grasses | Native Vines | Native Ferns
Scientific Name Common Name Type Height Habitat Color Bloom Time Exposure Features
   Native Large Trees
Acer rubrum Red/
Swamp
Maple
Deci-
duous
40-60' Moist to dry Specta-
cular red, orange, and yellow Fall foliage
  Full - part sun Numerous varieties for size, fall color, and form. Handsome shade tree; color in different seasons
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Deci-
duous
50-70' Average Yellow to red Fall foliage   Full sun Beautiful large shade tree. Winged samaras fall like helicopters; dozens of cultivars; interesting bark
Betula nigra River Birch Deci-
duous
40-70' Average to wet soils, along streams, ponds, etc. Yellow Fall foliage   Full - part sun Attracts birds. Beautiful peeling bark and attractive foliage. Great for small properties; low mainte-nance.
Carya glabra Pignut Hickory Deci-
duous
60-80' Dry or moist areas Golden-yellow Fall foliage   Full sun - shade Attracts birds. Irregular, spreading crown. Slow growing. Rich fall color persists into November
Fagus grandifolia Amercian Beech Deci-
duous
80-90' Moist, well drained soils Yellow and brown in Fall   Full sun - shade Grows shorter but wider in large areas; dense shade and roots keep plants from growing underneath
Gordonia lasianthus Loblolly Bay Ever-
green
70' Moist areas White, showy flowers April-
July
Full sun - partial shade One of south's most attractive trees with Ever-
green foliage, showy flowers, and narrow, spirelike crown.
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Poplar Deci-
duous
70-90' Average Greenish yellow with orange markings; Golden Fall foliage March-
May
Full - part sun Very important in forest products industry. Smaller cultivar 'Fasti-
giatum' often used by home-
owners. Beautiful form; rapid growth
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Ever-
green
60-90' Rich, well drained soils; Very drought tolerant White flowers; Dark glossy green leaves April-
June
Full sun - part shade Large fragrant white flowers throughout spring and summer. Premier southern landscape tree! Used for streets, framing, shade. Nothing grows underneath.
Nyssa sylvatica Blackgum Deci-
duous
60-80' Dry or moist areas Scarlet-
red fall color
  Full sun - part shade Near swamps and stream edges Used as landscape specimen or shade tree.
Pinus elliottii Slash Pine Ever-
green
80-
100'
Moist, sandy soils     Full - part sun Tall and statley tree. Great for framing.
Pinus palustris Longleaf Pine Ever-
green
80-
100'
Sandy, dry areas     Full sun Slow growing, majestic tree with small, open crown. Similar to slash pine but larger cones and branchlets
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore, American Planetree Deci-
duous
70-
100'
Average to wet soils Yellow to brown foliage in Fall   Full - part sun Interesting bark. Large dropped leaves are excessive! One of the largest trees in eastern US.
Quercus alba White Oak Deci-
duous
60-
100+'
Dry areas Leaves are pinkish in spring, dark green in summer, and red in fall   Full - part sun One of grandest North American trees. Great shade tree. Probably too large and too slow growing for most landscape uses. White-
green under leaves
Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak Deci-
duous
60-
100'
Dry areas Scarlet red Fall foliage   Full sun - part shade Very deep leaf lobes with needle endings. Great shade tree with bright red fall color. Attracts wildlife
Quercus falcata Southern Red Oak Deci-
duous
50-90' Dry areas Dark glossy leaves     Wonderful shade tree in larger landscapes
Quercus phellos Willow Oak Deci-
duous
50-80' Moist to average Pale yellow in Fall   Full - part sun Low areas. Popular street and shade tree with fine-
textured foliage. Attracts wildlife.
Quercus stellata Post Oak Deci-
duous
40-70' Sandy, dry areas; also moist loamy soils of flood plains along streams Brown Fall color; Glossy dark green leaves.   Full - part sun Dense, rounded crown. Wood used for railroad cross-ties, posts, and construction timber. Smaller of the oaks.
Quercus virginiana Live Oak Ever-
green
40-60' Moist, well drained soils; Very drought tolerant Yellow-
green catkin flowers; Dark red-brown bark
March-
May
Full sun - part shade The ultimate southern shade tree! Fast growing, yet long-lived. Broad canopy needs ample space to grow. Great for charcoal cooking.
Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Deci-
duous
130' Fresh-
water wet areas, but also dry soil
Rusty brown to red leaves in Fall; Red-gray bark     Produce tapered knees when grown in or near water. Attractive pale green foliage in summer. Good shade tree; very resistant

We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in SC:
  • Charleston
  • Mount Pleasant
  • James Island
  • West Ashley
  • Isle of Palms
  • Sullivan's Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Seabrook Island
  • Johns Island