Drought Tolerant Trees

All trees should be watered regularly while becoming established.  Once established trees are better able to tolerate periods of drought.  Some trees are better adapted to drought and have a higher drought tolerance.  During prolonged periods of hot / dry weather and drought all trees should be given supplemental water.

Blue Grass suggests trying Amur Maackia, Amur Maple, Ash, Aspen, Austrian Pine, Autumn Blaze Maple, Baby Blue Spruce, Bakeri Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Bristlecone Pine, Bur Oak, Colorado Spruce, Columnar Blue Spruce, Columnar Mugo Pine, Elm, Fat Albert Spruce, Green Penguin Scotch Pine, Hackberry, Hawthorn, Hoopsii Spruce, Ivory Silk Lilac, Japanese Tree Lilac, Juniper, Korean Maple, Limber Pine, Linden, Lodgepole Pine, Montgomery Spruce, Montrose Charm, Spruce, Mountain Pine, Oak, Ohio Buckeye, Ornamental Flowering Crabapple, Pin Cherry, Ponderosa Pine, Poplar, Red Rocket Maple, Scotch Pine, Sensation Maple (Boxelder), Serviceberry, Sester’s Dwarf Spruce, Siberian Larch, Silver Queen Maple, Swiss Stone Pine, Tamarack, Tannenbaum, Mugo Pine, Weeping White Spruce and White Spruce.