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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 NameLocationPointsC.B.H.HeightCrown
Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica317 S. Walnut St., Milford2471587555
Austrian pine, Pinus nigraCorner of Hercules Rd. and Lancaster Pike, New Castle1811076440
Balsam fir, Abies balsameaRoss Mansion, Seaford2001098046
Cedar of Lebanon, Cedrus libaniBrandywine Cemetery, Wilmington2221465873
Colorado blue spruce, Picea pungensWilmington Country Club, Wilmington149816321
Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesiiBelmont Hall, Smyrna2231278356
English yew, Taxus baccataChrist Episcopal Church, Dover2351645467
European larch, Larix deciduaBrandywine Park, Wilmington1961067753
Fraser fir, Abies fraseri4353 Summit Bridge Rd., Middletown2001316038
Giant sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteumBuck Rd., Greenville2811819042
Himalayan pine, Pinus wallichinaWinterthur, Wilmington2911819562
Incense-cedar, Calocedrus decurrensMarl Pit Rd., Middletown2381577334
Japanese umbrella pine, Sciadopitys verticillata1472 Ashland Clinton School Rd., Yorklyn103524523
Nikko fir, Abies homolepisWinterthur, Wilmington1891324453
Nordmann fir, Abies nordmannianaBuena Vista, New Castle2701738644
Northern white-cedar, Thuja occidentalis4 Sunnyside Rd., Greenville132745032
Norway spruce, Picea abiesHagley Museum, Wilmington23910912040
Littleleaf linden, Tilia cordataRoss Mansion, Seaford3051979360
Red pine, Pinus resinosaBellevue State Park, Wilmington153747230
Tamarack, Larix laricinaBuena Vista, New Castle1851155558
Red mulberry, Morus rubra2158 Lighthouse Rd., Smyrna3062563275
Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginianaHagley Museum, Wilmington69263628
Bladdernut, Staphylea trifolia1 Walker’s Mill Rd, Wilmington123674450