5 Drought Tolerant Trees

The following list includes five species of drought tolerant trees that you may consider planting in your backyard if you live in an area with little water.

  1. Needle Juniper: This species of tree does well as an ornamental or bonsai tree because it requires minimal water and minimal care. Needle Juniper trees are not a demanding tree, in fact they are quite opposite. Even as young saplings, many needle junipers will grow just fine without supplemental water or nutrients.
  2. Oregon Maple: The Oregon Maple is one of the larger species of maple tree, often reaching over 70 feet tall. Its brilliant dark hardwood is harvested nationwide to use for furniture and lumber.
  3. American Elder: American Elder, more commonly known as Elderberry is a beautiful drought tolerant tree which produces edible berries on an annual basis. Be careful about the type of tree you plant because some berries may be poisonous.
  4. Water Oak: Water oak is a slender tree which grows extremely tall if it is allowed to complete its natural lifespan. It is characterized by its rounded crown which is symmetrical in shape; a true arbor beauty.
  5. Siberian Spruce:  This tree is native to Siberia and it is a mid-sized evergreen tree reaching heights up to sixty feet. It is commonly harvested commercially for lumber.