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Garden with a Winner!™

The Top 10 Trees for Poor Soil

Gleditsia triacanthos(Imperial Locust)

Great in street tree settings or as a landscape specimen. Their small leaves allow filtered light for a comfortable shade.

Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple)

One of the fastest growing trees, Silver Maples can handle poor soil conditions.

Celtis occidentalis (Common Hackberry)

The hackberry is adaptable to many different and difficult growing conditions.

Platanus x acerifolia ‘Morton Circle’ Exclamation™ (Exclamation™ London Plane Tree)

This large, adaptive tree has exfoliating bark for an attractive, mottled look.

Gymnocladus dioica (Kentucky Coffee Tree)

The Kentucky Coffee tree has huge compound leaves that cover its thick, stubby stems.

Pinus strobus (White Pine)

This fast growing, native pine has long, soft needles and becomes more majestic with age.

Betula nigra-clump (River Birch)

River Birch looks great with its peeling bark either as a single stem or a multi-stem form.

Salix alba ‘Tristis’ (Golden Weeping Willow)

Often planted along banks of ponds and rivers, the golden weeping willow is a large, graceful specimen.

A deciduous conifer, forming a dense pyramidal habit with deep fissure bark. Bright green foliage in spring, apricot-gold in fall.

Large, vase shaped, elm trees will fill any large space and are tolerant of heat and drought once established.