Upstate SC Tree Selection Guide (Zone 8)
Large ~ Greater than 50 feet tall when mature
American Hybrid Chestnut, Ash (Green & Narrowleaf), Baldcypress, Basswood (American & Carolina), Beech (American, European & Oriental), Blackgum, Black Maple, Cottonwood, Cucumbertree, Dawn Redwood, Deodar Cedar, Hickory, Kentucky Coffeetree, Lacebark Elm, Oak (Bur, Cherrybark, Chestnut, Live, Nuttall, Overcup, Shumard, Swamp Chestnut, Swamp White, Water, White & Willow), Pecan, Pine (Loblolly & Longleaf), Pondcypress, Sweetgum (American & ‘Rotundiloba’) & Yellow-poplar
Medium ~ 25 to 50 feet tall when mature
American Hornbeam, Carolina Silverbell, Catalpa, Chinese Fringetree, Chinese Pistache, Crape Myrtle (‘Biloxi’, ‘Choctaw’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘Muskogee’, ‘Natchez’, ‘Watermelon Red’ & ‘Wichita’), Eastern Redcedar, Golden Raintree, Holly (American, Carolina, ‘Nellie R. Stevens’, ‘East Palatka’ & ‘Hume #2’), Hophornbeam, Magnolia (Big Leaf & Umbrella), Maple (Chalk, ‘Freeman’, Norwegian Sunset, Paperbark, Stripped, Trident & Southern Sugar), Pindo Palm, Pesimmon, Purple-leaf Plum, Redbud (‘Red Leaf’ & ‘Oklahoma’), Snowbell (Carolina, Two-winged & Japanese), Sassafras, Sourwood & Yellowwood
Small ~ Less than 25 feet tall when mature
‘Ben Davis’ Apple, Bigleaf Snowbell, Camelia, Celeste Fig, Chastetree, Chinquapin, Crape Myrtle (‘Alabama White’, ‘Catawba’, ‘Commanche’, ‘Dynamite’, ‘Rubra Nana’, ‘Twilight’ & ‘Zuni’), Dogwood (Flowering, ‘Kousa’ & ‘Spring Glow’), Flowering Crabapple, Fringetree, Holly (‘Emily Bruner’, ‘Foster’s’, Winterberry & Yaupon), Japanese Stewartia, Loquat, Magnolia (‘Saucer’, ‘Star’ & ‘Wada’s Memory’), Maple (Amur & Japanese), Palm (Dwarf Palmetto, European Fan, Needle, Silver Saw & Windmill), Pawpaw, Plum (American, ‘Blireiana’ & ‘Pissard’), Red Buckeye, Rose of Sharon, Serviceberry, Tea-olive, White Fringetree & Witch-hazel
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