Arboretum of Eden

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New England Native

The forests of central New England have been  called “transition forests” because of the position between the boreal coniferous forests of the north (from New England to Labrador) and temperate deciduous forests of eastern North America (from Georgia to Massachusetts). This combination created a very diverse blend of plant communities. (Adapted from Wessels, T. “Reading the Forested Landscape” The Countryman Press (1997) Woodstock, Vermont.)

For a complete plant list, please refer to Plant inventory (By native status)

Learn about our holdings native to New England:

Family: Anacardiaceae

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus hirta)

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

Family: Ericaceae

Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Family: Fabaceae

Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Family: Fagaceae

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Common Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Family: Magnoliaceae

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Family: Nyssaceae

Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Family: Oleaceae

American White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Family: Pinaceae

American Larch (Larix laricina)

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Family: Sapindaceae

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Family: Ulmaceae

American Elm (Ulmus americana)

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