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The trees in this guide are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, D.C. We encourage you to plant medium and larger-sized trees, as they provide greater benefits to the city than smaller trees. Young trees require 1.5 inches of rain or 25 gallons of water per week for the first three years to establish their roots.

American Beech

large

American Elm

large

American Holly

medium

American Hophornbeam

small

American Hornbeam

small

American Linden

large

American Sweetgum

large

American Sycamore

large

Arborvitae

medium

Bald Cypress

large

Black Tupelo

medium

Black Willow

large

Blackhaw Viburnum

small

Bur Oak

large

Cherry

medium

Chestnut Oak

large

Chinese Pistache

medium

Chinkapin Oak

medium

Common Hackberry

medium

Common Persimmon

medium

Crape Myrtle

small

Cryptomeria

large

Dawn Redwood

large

Deodar Cedar

medium

Eastern Redbud

small

Flowering Dogwood

small

Freeman Maple

large

Ginkgo

large

Hardy Rubber Tree

large

Honey Locust

large

Japanese Pagoda

large

Japanese Zelkova

large

Kentucky Coffeetree

large

Kousa Dogwood

medium

Loblolly Pine

large

Loebner Magnolia

medium

London Planetree

large

Northern Catalpa

large

Northern Red Oak

large

Nuttall Oak

medium

Okame Cherry

medium

Osage Orange

large

Overcup Oak

large

Pawpaw

small

Pecan

large

Pin Oak

large

Pitch Pine

large

Pond Cypress

large

Red Cedar

medium

Red Maple

medium

River Birch

medium

Sassafras

medium

Scarlet Oak

large

Serviceberry

small

Shingle Oak

large

Shumard Oak

large

Silverbell

small

Southern Magnolia

large

Swamp White Oak

large

Sweetbay Magnolia

small

Tuliptree

large

Virginia Pine

medium

White Oak

large

Willow Oak

large

Witch Hazel

small

Yellowwood

medium