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South Dakota Tree List

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Hardwood Tree Species Origin Drought Tolerance Alkaline (high pH) Tolerance (3) Planting Region (1) Size, Form, and Other Information (2) Website Information
Alder, Black Moderate Moderate East 40-60', Pyramidal, Rounded More Information
Ash, European Mountain Moderate Poor East, Black Hills 20-30", Upright to Rounded, Flowers, Fruit, Fall Color More Information
Ash, Oak Leaf Mountain Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 30', Upright, Oval, Hybrid, Fruit, Fireblight Resistant More Information
Ash, Showy Mountain Moderate Poor East, Central, Black Hills 20-25", Rounded, Fowers, Fruit, Fall Color More Information
Aspen, Quaking Moderate Good East, Black Hills 40-60', Pyramidal to Rounded More Information
Basswood
Birch, Heritage River Poor Poor East 40-60', Oval, Requires Acidic Soil, Borer Resistant More Information
Birch, Paper More Information
Birch, Whitespire Moderate Poor East, Black Hills 30-40', Narrow, Pyramidal, Borer Resistant, Acidic Soil More Information

Boxelder

Good Good Statewide 40-50', Rounded, Broad More Information
Boxelder, Sensation Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 30-40', Rounded, Fall Color More Information
Buckeye, Autumn Splendor Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 20-40', Rounded, Nuts, Fall Color167 More Information
Buckeye, Ohio Poor Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 20-40', Rounded, Oval, Nuts, Fall Color More Information
Catalpa, Northern Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 50-60', Tall, Upright, Oval More Information
Chokecherry, Common
Chokecherry, Amur Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 20-30', Rounded, Flowers, Fruit, Showsy Bark More Information
Chokecherry, Schubert Good Good Statewide 20-25', Oval, Rounded, Purple Foliage, Suckers More Information
Coffeetree, Kentucky Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 50-60', Open, Spreading, Has Pods More Information
Corktree, Macho Amur Good Good East, Cetral, Black Hills 25-35', Rounded, Fruitless More Information
Cottonwood
Crabapple Cultivars Moderate Moderate Statewide 10-30', Upright to Rounded, Flowers, Fruit More Information
Accolade Elm Moderate Moderate Statewide 70', Upright, Spreading, Disease Resistant More Information
Elm, American
Elm, Discovery Moderate Moderate Statewide 35-40', Upright, Disease Resistant More Information
Elm, Rock
Elm, Slippery
Elm, Triumph Moderate Moderate Statewide 60'. Upright, Disease Resistant More Information
Elm, Vanguard Moderate Moderate Statewide 40-50', Loosly Rounded, Disease Resistant More Information
Gingko Cultivars Moderate Good East, Central, Black Hills 40-60', Pyramidal, Narrow to Broad, Non Fruiting More Information
Hackberry Good Good Statewide 50-75', Broad More Information
Hawthorn, Thornless Cockspur Good Good Statewide 15-20', Rounded, Spreading, Fruit, Fall Color More Information
Hawthorn, Crimson Cloud Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 15', Rounded, Red and White Flowers, Fruit More Information

Honeylocust, Northern Acclaim

Good Moderate Statewide 35-45', Upright to Spreading, Hardy, Podless, Thornless More Information
Honeylocust, Shademaster Good Moderate Statewide 40-50', Broad, Podless, Thornless More Information
Honeylocust, Skyline Moderate Moderate Statewide 50', Broad, Podless, Thornless More Information
Honeylocust, Sunburst Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 35', Broad, Podless, Thornless, Yellow to Green Foliage More Information
Hopornbeam, American Good Moderate East, Black Hills 20-30', Spreading, Irregular, Tolerates Shade More Information
Hornbeam, American Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 20-30', Spreading, Irregular, Tolerates Shade, Fall Color More Information
Lilac, Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 25', Compact, Oval, Ivory Flowers Mid Summer More Information
Lilac, Japanese Tree Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 25', Spreading, Ivory Flowers Mid Summer More Information
Linden, American Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 40-60', Pryamidal, Fragrant Flowers More Information
Linden, American Sentry Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 40', Pyramidal, Fragrant Flowers More Information
Linden, Boulevard Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 60', Pyramidal, Fragrant Flowers More Information
Linden, Frontyard Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 60-75', Rounded, Fragrant Flowers More Information
Linden, Redmond Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 40-60', Pyramidal, Fragrant Flowers More Information
Linden, Littleleaf Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 35-45',Pyramidal, Broad, Fragrant flowers More Information
Linden, Littleleaf Cultivars Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 35-50', Broad, Pyramidal to Oval More Information
Linden, Harvest Gold Mongolian Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 30-40', Upright, Oval More Information
Locust, Purple Robe Black Good Good Statewide 50', Upright, Oval, Pink Flowers, Spines More Information
Maackia Amur Good Moderate East 20', Upright, Round, White Flowers More Information
Magnolia, Merrill Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 25-40', Upright to Rounded, Early White Flowers More Information
Maple, Freeman Cultivars Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 50-60', Upright to Oval, Fall Color More Information
Maple, Emerald Lustre Norway Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 50-60', Rounded, Broad, Bark May Split More Information
Maple, Superform Norway Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 50-60', Upright, Bark May Split More Information
Maple, Norway Cultivars Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 35-60', Columnar to Oval to Rounded, Bark May Split More Information
Maple, Pacific Sunset Good Moderate East, Black Hills 30', Upright, Spreading, Rounded, Hybrid, Fall Color More Information
Maple, Fall Fiesta Sugar Poor Poor East 50-75', Upright, Fall Color More Information
Maple, Green Mountain Sugar Moderate Poor East 50-75', Upright, Fall Color More Information
Maple, Legacy Sugar Moderate Moderate East 50-75', Upright, Fall Color More Information
Maple, Black Maple Good Moderate East, Black Hills 50-75', Upright, Fall Color More Information
Maple, Red Poor Poor East 50', Upright, Rounded, Requires Acidic Soil, Fall Color More Information
Maple, Red Cultivars Poor Poor East 50', Broad, Oval, Requires Moist Acidic Soil, Fall Color More Information

Maple, Amur - Tree Form

Moderate Good East, Central, Black Hills 15-20', Rounded, Tolerates Shade, Fall Color More Information
Maple, Hot Wings Tataria Moderate Good East, Black Hills 20-25', Oval, Fall Color More Information
Maple, State Street Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 20-25', Pyramidal More Information
Maple, Silver Moderate Poor East, Central, Black Hills 60-100', Oval, Loose, Requires Acidic Soil More Information
Oak, Bur Good Good Statewide 60-80', Rounded, Broad More Information
Oak, Northern Red Moderate Poor East 60-80', Pyramidal to Rounded, Requires Acidic Soil More Information
Oak, Swamp White Good Poor East 50-60', Rounded, Open, Requires Acidic Soil More Information
Pear, Autumn Blaze Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 35', Pyramidal to Rounded, Flowers, Fall Color More Information
Plum, Newport Moderate Moderate Statewide 15-20', Rounded, Purple Leaves, Flowers, Fruit, More Information
Redbud (Minnesota strain) Poor Good East, Central, Black Hills 20-30', Vase shape, Early Pink Flowers More Information
Serviceberry, Autumn Brilliance Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 20-25', Rounded, Hybrid, Fruit, Fall Color More Information
Walnut, Black Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 50-75', Rounded to Oval, Nuts More Information
Willow, Weeping Moderate Moderate Statewide 50', Rounded to Oval, Wide Spreading More Information
Willow, Golden Curls Poor Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 30-40', Irregular, Curly Branches More Information
Willow, Corkscrew Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 30-40', Wide, Oval, Twisted Branches More Information
Willow, Laurel Leaf Poor Moderate East 30-35', Upright, Rounded More Information
Peachleaf
Willow, White
American Yellowwood Moderate Good East, Central 30-40', Broad, Rounded, Flowers, Requires Pruning More Information


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Evergreen Tree Species Origin Drought Tolerance Alkaline (high pH) Tolerance Planting Region Size, Form, and Other Information Website Information
Fir, Frasier Moderate Poor East 30-40', Upright, Pyramidal, Needs Acidic Cool Moist Soil More Information
Fir, Rocky Mountain Douglas

Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 40-50', Upright More Information
Fir, White Good Moderate East 30-50', Pyramidal, Soft blue needles More Information
Juniper, Rocky Mountain
Larch, European Good Good East, Black Hills 40-50', Upright More Information
Pine, Austrian Good Good East, Central 40-60', Pyramidal to Broad More Information
Pine, Eastern White Moderate Poor East 40-70', Pyramidal to Broad, Needs Acidic Moist Soil More Information
Pine, Limber
Pine, Lodgepole
Pine, Ponderosa Good Good Statewide 60-80', Upright More Information
Pine, Scotch Good Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 30-50', Pyramidal to Broad More Information
Spruce, Black Hills Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 30-60', Upright More Information
Spruce, Colorado Blue Moderate Good East, Central, Black Hills 30-60', Upright, Color Can be Blue to Green More Information
Spruce, Meyers Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 40'+, Upright, Wide More Information
Spruce, Norway Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 40-65', Pyramidal, Branches Weep With Age More Information
Spruce, Serbian Moderate Moderate East 50-60', Narrow, Pyramidal More Information

(1)
East = the area east of the James River
Central - the area between the Missouri River and the James River
West Plains = the area west of the Missouri River to the Black Hills region
Black Hills = the area of the Black Hills Region
Statewide = all areas of the state

(2)
Hardwood trees with "fall color" denotes fall foliage with colors other than yellow

(3)
Acidic soil = a soil with a pH of less than 7 on a scale of 1 to 14
Alkaline soil - a soil with a pH of more than 7 on a scale of 1 to 14