5 Trees that Grow Well in North Carolina
Not every tree grows well in Southern soil. Ready to plant in North Carolina? We pulled 10 of our favorite recommendations from the North Carolina Native Plant Society (https://www.ncwildflower.org/)
Pawpaw – Light: part-sun / shade
A tree with leaves and branches that deer avoid, and fruit humans loved the Pawpaw is native to North America. Its fruit begins to ripen in late summer and peaks in September and October.
Persimmon – Light: full-sun / part-sun
Female trees produce large orange-brown fruit that are edible after the first frost. Leaves are thick and dark green and will turn yellow in the fall.
Carolina Silverbell – Light: full-sun / shade
This is a great small tree for shrub or woodland borders. It has white, bell-shaped flowers. This tree generally blooms in April and May. The Carolina Silverbell is a pest resistant tree.
Common Witch Hazel – Light: full-sun / shade
This small tree typically grows 15 feet – 20 feet tall, but can reach 30 feet tall in its native habitat. It has yellow leaves and flowers in the Fall.
American Holly – Light: full-sun / shade
It can grow up to 50 feet as a tree or can be pruned down as a hedge. Leaves stay green year round. If you plant 4 or more you can cross pollinate to get red, berry-like fruit.
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