Wetland Trees for Natural Habitats
It may seem impossible to have lush Wetland Trees. New species are discovered to be naturally crossbred when seedlings grow together in a single mound of moist soil. The soil's moisture provides fertility in these natural habitats. Wetlands soil is loaded with naturally occurring nutrients. Today, a tree or shrub can be purchased at a garden nursery to create a wonderfully colorful landscape.
The wonders of these native plants are the numerous species. There are 35 known species of this brilliantly colored, flowering shrub. It serves well as a small tree. This plant is known for its dense grape-like clusters in deep scarlet. Other species may produce white or pink groups. When these clusters begin to dry on the stems, they are used as a spice in Middle Eastern recipes for the lemon tang it adds to a variety of dishes. Sumac grows to about 32 feet in height, depending on the species.
This delightful tree is seen most often along river banks and near streams. Its seeds germinate quickly, and from these seedlings, this tree can grow to a height of ten to 25 feet. Boxelder is recognized easily by the striations in its bark. These are deep, gnarly and give the trunk a classic appeal. In summer, the leaves are a deep emerald. By autumn, the foliage turns pale yellow with tinges of green.
This famous tree has some species to the delight of gardeners. In the northeast, sugar maples are responsible for the riot of red and orange foliage that marks this autumn season. These maple trees grow up to 30 feet in height. Many prefer the deep purple of the majestic King Crimson Maple with its perfect spherical shape and slim silver grey trunk. Red maple trees are among the most common and as the King Crimson maple, grows to about 30 feet in height. Such is the fame of the maple tree that it decorates Canada's national flag.
The mighty oak trees are common to North America. They may be red, white or a "Five Point" oak that produces acorns. The oldest oak in the US is located near Charleston, South Carolina. The Texas Live Oak supports Spanish moss and remains evergreen.