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Growing Home Campaign

Recommended Trees

A sampling of trees recommended for planting in this area.

The list below is just a few of the varieties of trees available.

Common Name

Botanical Name

Native/Non-Native

Mature Height

Small Ornamental Trees
Shadblow ServiceberryAmelanchier canadensisNativeSmall 15 to 25'
Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis
NativeSmall 20 to 30'
Sweetbay Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana
NativeSmall 10 to 20'
Medium to Large for Shade
Red MapleAcer rubrumNativeLarge 40 to 60'
Red Oak
Quercus rubra
NativeLarge 60 to 75'
Liberty Elm
Ulmus americana
NativeLarge 60 to 80'
Evergreen Trees for Screening and Windbreaks
American HollyIlex opacaNativeSmall 20 to 35'
Norway Spruce
Picea abies
Non-NativeMedium 30 to 50'
White Pine
Pinus strobus
NativeLarge 50 to 80'

Complete list of trees that qualify for reimbursement of the Growing Home coupon* (PDF)

Note: All trees considered to be invasive species including Norway Maples, Bradford Pears and Mimosas, do not qualify for the Growing Home coupon reimbursement. Fruit trees and plants that are considered tall shrubs such as Viburnum and Rhododendron do not qualify.

More Information

Northern Trees (Rutgers University) - This website is designed to guide you through the process of tree selection and provide a list of possible trees for your project. Good horticultural information on trees included.

University of Connecticut - Very informative site with good horticultural information about trees including how to pronounce Latin botanical names.

Revised March 4, 2011

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