The Midlands Tree Palette was developed by Keep the Midlands Beautiful and the Midlands Arbor Day Committee with support from the Richland County Appearance Commission.

* = native to the Southeastern U.S.

Photo Common
Name
Suggested Varieties Type of Tree Height
(at maturity)
Planting Space Required
(radius)
Years to Maturity Growth Rate Light
Live Oak* (Quercus virginiana) Cathedral Shade 50’ Large (25’+) 30-50 Moderate Full sun
Willow Oak* (Quercus phellos) Hightower Shade 60’-80’ Large (25’+) 30-50 Moderate Full sun
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) Fantasy
Natchez
Dynamite
Catawba
Flowering 12’ - 30’+ Small (10-15’) 15-25 Moderate Full sun
Flowering Cherry (Prunus) Okame
Kwansan
Yedoensis
Flowering 30’ Small (10-15’) 15-25 Moderate Full sun
Chinese Pistache (Pistacia chinensis)   Shade 30-50’ Medium (15-25’) 15-25 Moderate Full sun
Lacebark Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Bosque Shade 30-50’ Medium (15-25’) 15-25 Fast Full sun
Overcup Oak* (Quercus lyrata)   Shade 50’ Large (25’+) 30-50 Moderate Full sun
Magnolia* (Magnolia grandiflora) Little Gem Flowering Evergreen 20’ Small (10-15’) 15-25 Slow Partial sun
Redbud* (Cercis canadensis) Forest Pansy
Silver Cloud
Flowering 15’ Small (10-15’) 15-25 Slow Partial sun
Bald Cypress* (Taxodium distichum)   Shade 50’ Large (25’+) 30-50  Moderate  Full sun