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Unusual Trees

Each of the following tree species meet one of the following criteria:

1.   They usually occur as shrubs in our native forest but very rarely will achieve tree size.

2.   They are non-native but not invasive, and are sometimes reported to the Delaware Forest Service.

3.   They are unusual species with only one or two known in the State.

 

Common Name, Latin Name Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica Rockwood Museum, Wilmington 217 141 59 68
Austrian pine, Pinus nigra Hagley Museum, Wilmington 180 83 90 28
Balsam fir, Abies balsamea Ross Mansion, Seaford 220 119 89 47
Cedar of Lebanon, Cedrus libani Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington 216 144 54 73
Colorado blue spruce, Picea pungens Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington 145 80 60 18
Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii Belmont Hall, Smyrna 222 120 89 50
English yew, Taxus baccata Christ Episcopal Church, Dover 227 160 51 62
European larch, Larix decidua Brandywine Park, Wilmington 185 101 71 51
Fraser fir, Abies fraseri 4353 Summit Bridge Rd., Middletown 195 123 63 34
Giant sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum Hagley Museum, Wilmington 277 178 89 38
Himalayan pine, Pinus wallichina Winterthur, Wilmington 286 176 94 62
Incense-cedar, Calocedrus decurrens Marl Pit Rd., Middletown 246 149 90 29
Japanese umbrella pine, Sciadopitys verticillata Bannister Hall, Smyrna 132 60 64 32
Nikko fir, Abies homolepis Winterthur, Wilmington 177 94 74 36
Nordmann fir, Abies nordmanniana Buena Vista, New Castle 264 168 86 39
Northern white-cedar, Thuja occidentalis Baynard Farm, Clayton 149 83 60 22
Norway spruce, Picea abies Hagley Museum, Wilmington 237 122 104 43
Pacific silver fir, Abies amabilis Ross Mansion, Seaford 173 94 72 28
Red pine, Pinus resinosa Bellevue State Park, Wilmington 152 73 70 37
Tamarack, Larix laricina Buena Vista, New Castle 199 114 70 61
Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginiana Hagley Museum, Wilmington 63 25 30 32