Friday, August 25, 2017

A Handful of Climate Appropriate Trees

The following trees have been picked because they are relatively climate appropriate. Keep in mind that 'climate appropriate' means more than just low water use. Many east coast and european trees require not only water but also cold winters in order to remain healthy. Also, many tropical trees are frost sensitive here and have problems with frost either killing or damaging them. To find a specimen of these trees here at the Arboretum just click on the icon for that tree in the map above. For more information on each tree just click on the link associated with its name and it will take you to the Cal Poly Selectree Database entry for that tree if it exists. 

Afrocarpus falcatus

Geijera parviflora

Melaleuca linariifolia

Lagerstroemia indica

Citrus and other Fruit Trees

Ceiba speciosa (Chorisia speciosa)

Moringa hildebrandtii

Brachychiton rupestris

Callistemon viminalis 'Red Cascade'

Eucalyptus torquata

Corymbia (Eucalyptus) citriodora

Cedrus atlantica

Draceana draco

Olea europaea ssp africanus

Sequoia sempervirens

Quercus polymorpha

Quercus  rhysophylla

Platanus mexicana