Salt tolerant Natives Part 3: Deciduous

edlincoln(6A)July 31, 2014

My parents are in coastal Zone 6 New England and have a lot that is part dense clay and part sand, all acidic. They lost trees to wind, salt spray, and beetles. Trying to choose wind and salt tolerant disease resistant trees, ideally native. Deer are not a concern.

Oh,and just to make it fun, since it my parent's place I wouldn't be able to water them.

Anyone have any opinions on these trees? Any favorites and least favorites? Any you know don't do well around here?

Salt Tolerant Natives:
(Generated by cross referencing lists of natives and lists of salt tolerant trees).
(Quercus prinus) Chestnut Oak
(Juglans nigra) Black Walnut
(Liquidambar styraciflua) Sweetgum
(Nyssa sylvatica) black gum
(Quercus stellata) Post Oak
(Quercus velutina) Black Oak
)Sassafras albidum) Sassafras
(Diospyros virginiana) Common persimmon
(Crataegus phaenopyrum) Washinton Hawthorne
(Prunus serotina) Black cherry

Nonnatives I like anyway:
Crabapple
(Ginkgo biloba) Ginkgo
(Gleditsia triacanthos)Honeylocust
Blue Atlas Cedar
Bosnian Pine

Non salt tolerant trees I like anyway:
(Fagus grandifolia) American Beech
(Pinus strobus) Eastern white pine

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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

I believe Baldcypress, Taxodium distichum is fairly salt tolerant.

Should be perfectly hardy in z6 MA.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 2:41PM
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viburnumvalley(z5/6 KY)

American Holly (Ilex opaca) would be a fine addition to your list.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 11:32PM
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poaky1

Edlincoln, I could send you some acorns for Chestnut oak ( Q. Prinus). As for the other trees seed/acorn propagation, should help with the no watering problem, unless there is a horrible drought, and the tree isn't drought tolerant as a baby. Taproots are a good thing to have in those circumstances, could be life or death.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 11:35PM
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edlincoln(6A)

Poaky1, Yes, I'd love Chestnut Oak acorns. How do I email you?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 2:22PM
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