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Native Trees For The State of Connecticut
Want to replenish native trees in your state? Find the best selection of indigenous species for the State of Connecticut here at Nature Hills Nursery! Ranging from USDA growing zones 3 in the mountains and northern parts of the state to hardiness zone 7 in the south.
Choosing native trees for your State means you will know your tree will thrive where it is well suited to climate and soil because they originated there! They need less water once established. Native selections establish faster and tolerate local growing zones, climate, weather, and anything else your State can throw at them.
Plus you’ll feed pollinators, songbirds, and wildlife by providing them with a tree they recognize!
Best Connecticut Native Trees
Despite New England's reputation for a rugged climate, weather, lots of snow, and Nor'easters, Connecticut's weather is relatively mild and rarely experiences droughts. The deep, rich soil lets many deeply-rooted hardwood trees grow to great heights with ease.
First, find your Hardiness Zone, and then choose any tree that has a range that includes yours! Check with your local County Extension Office for more information if needed and for the many microclimates within these zones.
Best Native Evergreen Trees For Connecticut
The Charter Oak is White Oak and the State Tree of Connecticut! These other Connecticut native Evergreen Trees keep their leaves year-round for privacy, slow wind, stop drifting snow, and color throughout the winters.
American Larch Tree (deciduous conifer)
Eastern Red Cedar Tree/Western Red Cedar (Redcedar)
Eastern White Pine
Native Flowering Trees to Grow in Connecticut
Feed pollinators and hummingbirds nectar and pollen they evolved alongside in your State! Many of these trees are host plants for native pollinator larvae too!
Cucumber Tree Magnolia
Pagoda Dogwood, White, Pink & Red Dogwood & Gray Dogwood Trees
Eastern Redbud Tree
Pussy Willow Tree
Red Horsechestnut (Horse Chestnut)
Tulip Poplar/Tulip Tree
What Are Native Shade Trees in Connecticut?
Fall color abounds in this state, but Connecticut can have a few hot days in the summer too, so a good, strong shade tree that handles snow load, gives your backyard lush relief from the sun, and an autumn show! Go ahead and try tapping your Sugar Maple for syrup too!
American Beech Tree
American Elm Tree
American Hornbeam Tree
American Hop Hornbeam
Birch Trees - River, Paper Bark, & Sweet
Black Gum Tree
Black Locust Tree
Cottonwood/Eastern Cottonwood Tree
Kentucky Coffee Tree
Maple Trees - Silver, Red, & Sugar
Native Box Elder Tree (Boxelder)
Northern Catalpa Tree
Oak Trees - Black, Bur, Chestnut Oak, Chinquapin, Pin, Red, Scarlet, Willow, Swamp White & White Oak Trees
Witch Hazel (American Witchhazel)
Native Fruit & Nut Trees in Connecticut
We love edible landscaping trees that look great and feed you! Feed the diverse amounts of wildlife and songbirds found throughout Connecticut as well! After all, the American Robin is Connecticut's state bird!
American Black Elderberry
American Chestnut Tree
American Persimmon Tree
American Plum/Wild Plum Tree & Chickasaw Plum
Black Walnut Tree
Hazelnut/Native American Filbert
Native Bitternut, Pignut, & Shagbark Hickory Trees
Paw Paw (Pawpaw) Trees
Red Mulberry Tree
Allegheny, Downy & Saskatoon Serviceberry
Much Needed Natives!
Whether you are adding shade or flowers, privacy, or a long-lasting legacy to your landscape, Nature Hills is here to help you find the perfect tree for your Connecticut landscape!
Help keep your State's native biodiversity intact by planting trees native to your area! Nature Hills is committed to helping you preserve your State’s unique beauty with plants and trees that are sure to do well in your garden without impacting your native flora and fauna!