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List of Trees that are good for planting in Minnesota



Deciduous trees - hardwoods or trees that
lose their leaves in autumn.
Common Name Scientific Name
Basswood Tilia americana
Elm Ulmus americana - ‘Accolade’
Elm Ulmus americana – ‘Princeton’
Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis
Honeylocust Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Skyline’
American Linden Tilia americana ‘Redmond’ or ‘Greenspire’
Littleleaf Linden Tilia cordata
Freeman Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’
Red maple Acer rubrum ‘Northwood’
Sugar maple Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa
Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor
White Oak Quercus alba


Smaller trees for under utility lines
or confined spaces.
Common Name Scientific Name
Blue Beech Carpinus caroliniana
Chokecherry Prunus virginiana
Crabapple Malus spp. ‘Prairifire’, ‘Coralburst’, ‘Spring Snow’ or ‘Red Splendor’
Hawthorn (thornless) Crataegus crusgalli var. inermis
Ironwood Ostrya virginiana
Japanese tree lilac Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’
Pin cherry Prunus pensylvanica
Serviceberry Amelanchier spp. or grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’

 

Good start for native trees that do well in
Minnesota climate.
Common Name Scientific Name
Apple Malus spp.
Aspen - Bigtooth Populus grandidentata ‘Bigtooth’
Aspen - Quaking Populus tremuloides
Paper Birch Betula papyrifera
River Birch Betula nigra
Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra
Catalpa Catalpa speciosa
Hawthorn Crataegus spp
Kentucky Coffee Tree Gymnocladus dioicus
Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra
Tamarack Larix laricina

 

Evergreens - Most are fine, not recommended is the Colorado Blue Spruce.
Common Name Scientific Name
Balsam Fir Abies balsamea
White Fir Abies concolor
Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus
Red/Norway Pine Pinus resinosa
Black Spruce Picea mariana
Norway Spruce Picea abies
White Spruce Picea glauca
Northern White Cedar Thuja occidentalis

 

Small-stature Trees for the Upper Midwest

Acer pseudosieboldianum-Korean Maple- 15-25 ‘  x  15-25’
‘KorDak (Northern Spotlight)  - zone 3 / 4
Acer tataricum – tatarian maple
‘GarAnn’ (Hot Wings)  20 ‘ x 24’ – zone 3
Acer tegmentosum – Manshustriped (Manchurian striped ) maple
‘White Tigress’ –20 x 10’ zone 4
Acer triflorum – three-flower maple
20-30 x 20- 30’ – zone  3 / 4
Amelanchier  larvis – Allegheny serviceberry
“Cumulus’ – 20 x  15’  -- zone 4
Amelanchier x grandiflora – Apple serviceberry
“Strata’ – 20’ x 20’ – zone 4
Carpinus caroliniana – American hornbean
‘J. N. Strain’ – 25 x 25’ zone 3
‘J.N. Upright (Firespire ™ ) – 20’ x 10’ – zone 3
Cercis Canadensis – Eastern American redbud
‘Pink  Trim’  (Northern Herald™) – 25’ x 25’ zone 4
(“Minnesota strain “  and  “Columbus”)
Cornus alternifolia – Pagoda Dogwood
20’ x 20’ zone 4
Cornus mas – Corneliancherry Dogwood
20’ x 15’ zone 4
Cornus racemosa – Gray dogwood
‘Jade’ (Snow Mantle™) – 15’ x 8’ – zone 3
Hamamelis virginiana – common witchhazel
20’ x 20’ zone 3
Maackia amurensis – Amur maackia 20’ x 20’ – zone 4
‘Summertime’ – 15’ x12’ zone 4
Magnolia x loebnerin – Loebner magnolia
‘Merrill’ – 25-30 x 25 – zone 4
‘Ruth “  (Spring Welcome®) – 20’ x20’ zone 3
Malus spp. – crabapple
‘Adirondack’  --  18’ x 12’ – zone 4
‘Orange Crush’ – 12’ x 12’ –zone 4
‘JFS – KW 5’ (Royal Raindrops®) – 20’ x 15’ – zone 4
‘Spring Bride’ – 20’ x 20’ zone 4
Prunus maackii – Amur chokecherry
‘Jefree’ (Goldrush®) – 25’ x 15’ zone 2
‘Jefspur’ (Goldspur®) – 15’ x 9’ zone 2
Prunus nigra – Canadian plum
‘Princess Kay’ – 18’  x  12’ – zone 3
Prunus sargentii – Sargent cherry
‘JFS-KW58’ (Pink Flair®) – 25’ x 15’ zone 4
‘Hokkaido Normandale’ (First Editions® Spring Wonder™ Cherry) – 25’ x 20’ zone 4
Pyrus ussuriensis – Ussurian pear
‘MorDak’  (Prairie Gem®)  -- 25’ x 20’ – zone 3
‘Bailfrost’ (Mountain Frost® Pear) – 20 ‘x 15’ – zone 3
Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis – Pekin lilac
‘SunDak’ (Copper Curls®) – 20’ x 15’ – zone 3
‘DTR 124’ (Summer Charm®) – 20’ x 15’ – zone 4
Syringa reticulate – Japanses tree lilac
‘Bailnce’ (First Editions® Snowdance ™ Tree lilac) 18’ x 20’ zone  4
‘Ivory Silk’ – 25’ x 15’ – zone 4

 

Great Links for Emerald Ash Borer Information

EAB Treatment Considerations - Signs and Symptoms Pictures

Information about the Ash Borer

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

*MDA BULLETINS*

Compliance Agreements 12/07/09

The Difference Between an Approved Firewood Vendor and Certified Firewood 11/23/09

Formal Quarantine 08/23/09

Survey Update 08/08/09

Compliance Agreements 08/01/09

Quarantine Update and Firewood 07/25/09

Response Plan 07/18/09

Quarantine Update and Green Waste Disposal 07/11/09

MDA Advises no treatment outside of infested area 07/04/09