Salt Tolerant Trees

Salt Tolerant Trees FOR SALE

Special measures need to be taken when landscaping with trees in locations where excessive amounts of salt represent an environmental problem. High levels of salts in soil, in runoff or irrigation water, as well as airborne salt spray can impact the growth and health of trees and shrubs. If any one of these conditions exist at a particular site, landscape planning should take into consideration the selection of plants which are known to have salt tolerance. With respect to salts in water and soil, the excessive quantities of salt are absorbed by the plant through water uptake, and have a negative impact on plant metabolism. Salts borne by ocean spray can extend inland some distance, wetting the leaves of plants; the water evaporates leaving behind a film of salts which interfere with plant respiration and the production of chlorophyll. Plants that can grow well in salty habitats are designed as halophytes, but they are relatively few in number and mostly grasses. In seaside locations where rainfall is regular, the salt spray accumulations are washed off the leaves; sensitive trees can be planted on the lee side of structures or windbreaks so they are protected from direct exposure to salty sea winds. Molecular biology studies of salt tolerance have revealed that it is a complex genetic trait, governed by multiple genes working in combination; this factor makes plant breeding for salt tolerance a huge challenge. Treeworld has gathered information on the reported salt tolerance of trees and shrubs in their inventory and listed it in the species description as low, medium or high, with some designated as medium to high. Information about this subject is less available than on drought tolerance, and in certain instances the salt tolerance of a plant is simply unknown. Around 70 trees in the Treeworld inventory are considered to be salt tolerant. Among these are the Buttonwoods (Conocarpus spp.); the Stoppers (Eugenia spp.); native Florida palms (Coccothrinax, Leucothrinax, Pseudophoenix, Serenoa); the Coccolobas and almost all native Florida trees which occur in hummocks. Another 70 or so Treeworld trees have moderate salt tolerance. Examples are Orchid Trees (Bauhinia spp.); Strong Bark (Bourreria succulenta); the Cassias (Cassia spp.); Loreto and Blackbead trees (Pithecellobium spp.) and species of Zanthoxylum.

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Scientific NameCommon NameColorSizeFormLeaderHeightSpreadTrunk DiameterSalt ToleranceDrought Tolerance
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Myrcianthes fragrans (syn. Eugenia simpsonii) 50 Gal Simpson's Stopper
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 10' - 12' 6' 2' HIGH HIGH
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Noronhia emarginata (bush) 65 Gal Madagascar Olive
65 Gal MULTI TRUNK MULTI 12' - 14' 8' BUSH HIGH HIGH
Noronhia emarginata 50 Gal Madagascar Olive
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12' - 14' 6' - 8' 2' - 2 1/2' HIGH HIGH
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Parkinsonia aculeata 25 Gal Jerusalem Thorn, Palo Verde
25 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 10' - 12' 6' 1 1/2' - 2' HIGH HIGH
Piscidia piscipula 50 Gal Jamaican Dogwood, Florida Fishpoison Tree
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12' - 14' 6' - 7' 2' - 3' HIGH HIGH
Pseudophoenix sargentii 50 Gal Buccaneer Palm, Cherry Palm
50 Gal SINGLE 8' - - HIGH HIGH
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Randia aculeata (bush) 25 Gal Indigo Berry, White Indigoberry
25 Gal MULTI TRUNK MULTI 5' - 6' 3' - 4' BUSH HIGH HIGH
Reynosia septentrionalis 15 Gal Darling Plum, Red Ironwood
15 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 6' - 8' 3' 1' HIGH HIGH
Rhapis excelsa 50 Gal Lady Palm
50 Gal STANDARD MULTIPLE 6' - 7' - - HIGH -
Rhapis excelsa 65 Gal Lady Palm
65 Gal STANDARD MULTIPLE 8' - - HIGH -
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Senna polyphylla 50 Gal Desert Cassia
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 10' - 12' 5' - 6' 2 1/2' HIGH HIGH
Senna surattensis 100 Gal Cassia surattensis, Golden senna
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 16'+ 8' - 10' 3' - 4' HIGH MODERATE
Senna surattensis 50 Gal Cassia surattensis, Golden Senna
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12' - 14' 6' - 8' 2' - 2 1/2' HIGH MODERATE
Serenoa repens 50 Gal Silver Saw Palmetto, Saw Palmetto, Palmetto
50 Gal MULTIPLE 3 1/2' - - HIGH MODERATE
Sideroxylon salicifolium (syn. Dipholis salicifolia) 50 Gal Willow Bustic, White Bully
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12' 6' 2' HIGH HIGH
Simarouba glauca 100 Gal Paradise Tree, Bitterwood
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 14' - 16' 8' - 10' 3' - 5' HIGH MODERATE
Simarouba glauca 50 Gal Paradise Tree, Bitterwood
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 14' 6' 2 1/2' HIGH MODERATE
Spathodea campanulata (red) 100 Gal African Tulip
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 16' 8'+ 4' MODERATE TO HIGH HIGH
Spathodea campanulata (yellow) 100 Gal African Tulip Tree, Fountain Tree
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12'+ 6' 2 1/2' MODERATE TO HIGH HIGH
Stemmadenia litoralis (syn. Tabernaemontana litoralis) 100 Gal Lechoso / Milkyway
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12'+ 6' 2 1/2' HIGH MODERATE
Stemmadenia litoralis (syn. Tabernaemontana litoralis) 50 Gal Lechoso / Milkyway
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 10' - 12' 5' - 6' 2' - 2 1/2' HIGH MODERATE
Suriana maritima (bush) 25 Gal Bay Cedar
25 Gal MULTI TRUNK MULTI 6' 4' BUSH HIGH HIGH
Swietenia mahagoni 100 Gal Mahogany Tree, West Indies Mahogany
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 16' - 18' 10' 4' - 5" HIGH HIGH
Swietenia mahagoni 200 Gal Mahogany Tree, West Indies Mahogany
200 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 18' + 10' + 5" + HIGH HIGH
Swietenia mahagoni 50 Gal Mahogany Tree, West Indies Mahogany
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 14' - 16' 6'+ 3' - 4' HIGH HIGH
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Tabebuia bahamensis 50 Gal White Tabebuia, Bahamian Trumpet Tree
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12' - 14' 6' - 7' 2" - 3' HIGH HIGH
Tabebuia chrysantha (syn. Handroanthus chrysanthus) 50 Gal Guayacan, Golden Trumpet Tree
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12' - 14' 6'+ 3' HIGH HIGH
Tabebuia donnell-smithii (syn. Roseodendron donnell-smithii) 25 Gal Primavera Tree
25 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 8' - 10' 5' 1 1/2' HIGH HIGH
Tabebuia guayacan (syn. Handroanthus guayacan) 50 Gal Guayacan, Cortez
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12' - 14' 6' - 8' 2' HIGH HIGH
Tabebuia heterophylla 100 Gal Pink Trumpet Tree
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 16'+ 8' - 10' 4' HIGH HIGH
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