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This publication describes five species that have proven to be reliably cold hardy in Orono (USDA Zone 5a) and that meet many, if not all, of the criteria for exceptional landscape trees. In addition, these five species are currently uncommon in Maine landscapes and thus represent potentially new products and new opportunities for the Maine landscape and nursery industries: Acer miyabei, Miyabe Maple; Acer triflorum, Three-flower Maple; Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud; Maackia amurensis, Amur Maackia; Prunus sargentii, Sargent Cherry.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
ornamental trees, drought tolerance
Botany | Horticulture
Manley, R.C. 2003. Drought-tolerant small trees for Maine landscapes. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletin 849.