Like other plant species, trees have a lot of variation on the basis of certain features like growth habits, cultural or habitat needs, aesthetic or practical usefulness to mankind, and some other qualities. Today I'm going to write about the trees which are resistant to wind, salt, drought, fire, ice, heat and shade amazingly. Having my strong relation with plant sciences, I believe that this article will be informative and helpful to the landscapers, town planners, environmentalists, horticulturists, botanists, and also for the educators and students from plant sciences.

Resistant trees are indexed below. To get detail of each tree, please click on the title which will lead you to a detailed webpage of  that particular tree.

Wind resistant trees:

 They stand up best against the storm's buffeting.

2.  Clusia

Salt resistant trees:

These trees like growing near the sea or in salty soils.

1. Acacia:

3. Butea:

5. Clusia:

6. Cordia:

7. Delonix:

9. Eugenia:

15. Metrosideros:

Drought resistant trees:

These trees never bother about drought conditions.

1. Adenium:

2. Aloe:

3. Baikiaea:

4. Banksia:

5. Bulnesia:

6. Chilopsis:

7. Dalea:

8. Dolichandrone:

9. Hakea:

10. Inga:

11. Ipomoea:

12.  Leucospermum:

13. Markhamia:

14. Olneya:

15. Pachira:

16. Pereskia:

17. Pomaderris:

18. Protea:

19. Pterodon:

20. Qualea:

21. Tecomella

Fire resistant trees:

These trees have bark think enough to ignore the hottest blaze.

1. Bowdichia:

2. Melaleuca:

3. Tecomella:

4. Tectona:

Ice Resistant trees:

These tree species resistant to ice damage can be planted to reduce tree and property damage from ice storms.

1. American sweetgum:

2. Aborvitae:

3. Black walnut:

4. Blue beech:

5. Catalpa:

6. Eastern hemlock:

7. Ginkgo:

8. Ironwood:

9. Kentucky coffee tree:

10. Little-leaf linden:

11. Norway maple:

12. Silver linden:

13. Swamp white oak:

14. White oak:

Heat resistant trees:

Trees that thrive in hotter climates are:

1. Rabbit-eye blueberry:

2. Silver linden:

3. Chestnut oak:

4. Ussurian pear:

5. European olive:

6. Crape myrtle:

7. Arbutus marina:

Shade resistant or shade bearer trees:

These trees grow underneath other trees.

1. Brunfelsia:

2. Burchellia:

3. Conopharyngia:

4. Eucryphia:

5. Hirtella:

6. Palicourea:

7. Quintinia:

8. Solanum:

9. Tricuspidaria:

So guys, hope you've liked my "Resistant trees" very much. Yes, good. Please feel free to add your comments about the post and its content.


7 Response to 'Resistant trees'

  1. Anonymous'> January 28, 2010 at 1:30 AM

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  2. Hortist'> January 28, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    haha.....jungle na charahta to article ki demand nhn poori honi thi :)


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  4. Isha Shiri'> January 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    I was enchanted at strong and beautiful trees. I really like your blog, it is different from others. Nature is beautiful.

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  5. Wendy'> January 28, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Great informative post as usual. That montezuma is pretty beastly! I love that adenium.


  6. James Missier'> January 29, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    I was in "oohhh... and ahhh's" with all the information on the trees:

    1) Caesalpinia - Pride of Barbados, Delonix
    This ones are so common in my place, never knew it was wind resistant.

    2) hibiscus - never knew it was salt resistant.

    But above all, the Adenium tree trunk look so amazingly huge!


  7. Hortist'> January 29, 2010 at 3:31 AM

    James, thanks for the nice as well as practically very important comments.

    1) It's true that Ceasalpinia and Delonix are wind resistant but often thy are used for other more important purposes in landscaping like as specimen tree.

    2) Hibiscus is salt resistant but I'v practically grown it in Karachi golf Club Karachi Pakistan where the soil is salty because of Arabian sea in the neighborhood, even it was watered by household recycled water.

    3) Yes Adenium is great, I love this plant. I had my first introduction with this amazing creature in Bahrain. I was really amazed to see the innumerable variations in this plant, like variations in its flower shape, color, plant structure and above all its bindas look. I really love this prince of succulents.

    Have a nice day :)


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