South Dakota Tree List

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Hardwood Tree Species Drought Tolerance Alkaline (high pH) Tolerance (3) Planting Region (1) Size, Form, and Other Information (2) Website Information

Black Alder

Moderate Moderate East 40-60', Pyramidal, Rounded More Information

European Mountain Ash

Moderate Poor East, Black Hills 20-30", Upright to Rounded, Flowers, Fruit, Fall Color More Information

Oak Leaf Mountain Ash

Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 30', Upright, Oval, Hybrid, Fruit, Fireblight Resistant More Information

Showy Mountain Ash

Moderate Poor East, Central, Black Hills 20-25", Rounded, Fowers, Fruit, Fall Color More Information

Quaking Aspen

Moderate Good East, Black Hills 40-60', Pyramidal to Rounded More Information

Heritage River Birch

Poor Poor East 40-60', Oval, Requires Acidic Soil, Borer Resistant More Information

Whitespire Birch

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

Sensation Boxelder

Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 30-40', Rounded, Fall Color More Information

Autumn Splendor Buckeye

Moderate Moderate East, Black Hills 20-40', Rounded, Nuts, Fall Color167 More Information
Ohio Buckeye Poor Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 20-40', Rounded, Oval, Nuts, Fall Color More Information
Northern Catalpa Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 50-60', Tall, Upright, Oval More Information
Schubert Chokecherry Good Good Statewide 20-25', Oval, Rounded, Purple Foliage, Suckers More Information
Amur Chokecherry Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 20-30', Rounded, Flowers, Fruit, Showy Bark More Information
Kentucky Coffeetree Moderate Moderate East, Central, Black Hills 50-60', Open, Spreading, Has Pods More Information
Macho Amur Corktree Good Good East, Cetral, Black Hills 25-35', Rounded, Fruitless More Information
Crabapple Cultivars Moderate Moderate Statewide 10-30', Upright to Rounded, Flowers, Fruit More Information
Discovery Elm Moderate Moderate Statewide 35-40', Upright, Disease Resistant More Information
Accolade Elm Moderate Moderate Statewide 70', Upright, Spreading, Disease Resistant More Information
Triumph Elm Moderate Moderate Statewide 60'. Upright, Disease Resistant More Information
Vanguard Elm 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
Thronless Cockspur Hawthorn Good Good Statewide 15-20', Rounded, Spreading, Fruit, Fall Color More Information
Crimson Cloud Hawthron Good Good East, Central, Black Hills 15', Rounded, Red and White Flowers, Fruit More Information

Northern Acclaim Honeylocust

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

Amur Maple - Tree Form

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


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

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