Tree Descriptions

To learn more about the trees/shrubs please go to the North Dakota Tree Handbook , Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest, Bailey Nursery tree descriptions websites. Click on the link for a list of Urban South Dakota trees South Dakota Tree List Printable tree descriptions from Big Sioux Nursery.

Tree Descriptions–Click on the name for further information
Aronia or Black Chokeberry: Attractive white flowers, glossy
foliage and black berries. Edible fruit attracts birds. Excellent fall color.
Buffaloberry: Native. Suckers to form colony. Drought tolerant. Attractive silver leaves. Red fruit can be used for jelly.
Caragana: Drought hardy, fine leafed, yellow flowers, non-edible pods
Cherry, Nanking: Showy flowers and sweet red fruit. Good for jelly. Good for wildlife.
Cherry, Mongolian: Glossy leaves. Showy white flowers and tart red fruit. Excellent for jelly
Chokecherry: White flowers, blooms late April, fruits used in jams
Cotoneaster: Glossy green leaves, non-edible fruit, ideal for hedges
Cranberry, Highbush: Attractive white flowers and red fruit. Excellent fall color. Fruit could be used for jelly. Prefers moist soil
Currant, Amercian Black:Grows in flood plains and occasionally in open area. Edible fruits used by birds & animals.
Dogwood, Red stemmed: Provides good winter color, tolerate wetter soils, white flowers.
False Indigo: Native shrub, purple flowers, grows in wetter soils, bears fruit.
Honeysuckle: Fragrant white, pink or red flowers. Inedible red or orange fruit attracts birds.
Juneberry: Native shrub, white flowers, edible blueberry like fruit
Lilac, Common: Dense suckering growth, white to mostly purple flowers
Lilac, Villosa: Non-suckering, rosy-lilac to white flowers are larger than common lilac
Nannyberry, Viburnum: Native, shiny leaves, white flowers followed by black fruit. Excellent fall color. Can be trained to a single-stemmed small tree.
Plum , American: Native shrub, fast growing, white flowers in spring. Edible fruit makes good jam.
Rose, Hansen Hedge: Fragrant pink flowers in June, bright red-orange fruit in fall attracts wildlife. Thorns, suckering plant
Sumac, Smooth: Native, suckers to form colony, excellent red fall color, red seed-heads add winter interest. Moderate drought tolerant
Willow Sandbar: Ideal for moist soils, bark reddish-brown turning gray
Apricot: Early flowering, some trees produce edible fruit
Chokecherry, Amur: Mid-May white flowers, dense branching tree, orange bark
Crabapple, Siberian or cultivar Midwest:White fragrant flowers, bright red or yellow fruit
Hawthorn: White flowers followed by reddish fruit in late summer
Maple, Amur: Brilliant red fall color, commonly called ginnala maple. Prefers moist well-drained soil.
Pear, Harbin: Hardy slow growing tree, does well in droughty soils
Willow, Laurel Leaf: Beautiful glossy green leaves, does well in wetter soils
Ash, Green: Native, fast-growing. Yellow fall color
Aspen, Quaking: Tall, fast-growing. Beautiful yellow fall color
Cherry, Black: Native in Eastern US forests. Fast growing tree produces attractive white flowers and dark fruit. Fruit makes syrup and drinks
Cottonwood Seedless: Fast growing. Cottonless. Needs moist, well-drained soil for best growth
Hackberry: Hardy, good shade tree, drought tolerant
Honeylocust: Fine lacey looking leaves, may produce long brown seed pods. May produce thorns. Tough and adaptable
Linden, American or Basswood: Native tree with large leaves. Attractive white flowers in June. Fairly fast growing.
Linden, Little Leaf: Pyramidal growth habit. Attractive white flowers in June. Prefers moist well-drained soils
Maple, Silver: Fast growing, yellow fall color, brittle wood. Prefers moist soil
Maple, Sugar: Native to NESD. Brilliant red, yellow and orange fall color. Excellent shade tree.
Oak, Bur: Native. Extremely tough, drought tolerant tree. Long-lived. Acorns provide wildlife food.
Walnut, Black: Native in SESD. Valuable lumber tree Edible nuts. Attracts wildlife. Grows best
in deep, moist soils.
Willow, Golden: Fast growing. Tolerates wet sites. Not drought tolerant. Attractive golden-orange bark adds winter interest
Pine, Mugo: Smaller pine than other pines, dark green year around. Resists winterburn.
Pine, Ponderosa: Native. Fast-growing once established. Good wildlife plant. Drought tolerant (intolerant of wet soils)
Pine, Scotch: Attractive peeling orange bark on older trees. Drought tolerant. Popular Christmas tree. Fast growing.
Red Cedar, Eastern: Medium Conifer. Native. Very drought tolerant. Has reddish brown to purple winter color. Excellent for wildlife
Spruce, Black Hills: SD State tree. Very ornamental. Dense growth habit. Drought and alkaline tolerant. Cones attract songbirds.
Spruce, Colorado Blue: Native in Rocky Mountain states. Needles blue or green. Very ornamental.
Fir, White or Concolor: Large pyramidal tree. Similiar to blue spruce. Cones.
Larch, Siberian: Large tree. Deciduous conifer. Grows best on moist, well drained soil.
Arborvitae, American: Small to medium upright tree. Simple scale like leaves.
Douglas Fir, Rocky Mountain:Large tree. Native to western United States and Rocky Mountain region. Adaptable to varying soil conditions but prefers moist well drained.
Juniper, Rocky Mountain: Medium tree. Native.Very drought and alkaline tolerant. Needles have bluish tint. Wildlife.
Day County Conservation District
600 E Hwy 12 Suite 1
Webster, SD 57274
Tree shed address:
43423 143rd Street
Webster, SD 57274