Large trees need large areas for their root systems to spread so they can hold the trees up in a storm or hurricane. Their roots will spread 2-3 times past the end of their branches.
Plant large trees AT LEAST 12 feet from roads, sidewalks and driveways or buckling and damage could occur!
Do not plant large trees in locations that are underneath power lines or too close for the mature spread of the tree.
Large Trees (50+ feet) and well-drained soil
Scientific names Common name
Carya alba * Mockernut hickory
Carya glabra * Pignut hickory
Celtis laevigata * Hackberry or Sugarberry ST
Liquidambar styraciflua * Sweetgum
Magnolia grandiflora * Southern magnolia Fl ST
Morus rubra * Red mulberry
Nyssa sylvatica * Black gum
Pinus palustris * Long leaf pine ST
Platanus occidentalis * Sycamore
Quercus nigra * Water oak
Quercus shumardii * Shumard oak
Quercus virginiana * Live oak ST
Taxodium distichium * Bald cypress
Ulmus parvifolia Chinese evergreen elm
Ulmus alata Winged elm
Ulmus americana * American elm
Ulmus Americana floridana * Florida elm
Ulmus crassifolia * Cedar elm