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Replacement Trees

Replacement trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. If your preferred replacement tree is not available at the time of distribution, you will be provided with a healthy alternative. Specific tree species cannot be reserved ahead of the event.

  • American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    A large, native shrub known for its striking, iridescent pink to purple fruit that clings to its long, arching, woody branches. American Beautyberry typically grows to a height and spread of 3-5 feet, though it can reach a maximum height of 9 feet. Tiny, whiteish-pink flowers form in dense clusters at leaf bases around stems. Smooth bark appears reddish brown on younger stems later fading to a light brown color. Elliptically shaped leaves, popularly browsed by white-tailed deer, fade to a light green to yellow fall color. Seeds and berry clusters are important foods for many species of birds, particularly the Northern Bobwhite.

    American beautyberry
    Image courtesy of John Ruter, University of Georgia,
  • Ashe/Dwarf bigleaf magnolia (Magnolia ashei) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    A small, deciduous magnolia with extraordinarily large leaves and fantastic, bright, creamy white, saucer-shaped flowers. Spring profusions of sweetly fragrant blooms grow 10-12 inches across and are marked with distinct purple spots at the interior base of the petals. Super-sized leaves expand 1-2 feet long by 6-12 inches across. Flowers are followed by magnificently colored reddish-purple cone-like fruits. Fall foliage does not disappoint, leaves convert to a pleasant, golden yellow color. This is a smaller version of the native Bigleaf magnolia with a more compact stature and typical height of 20-25 feet. Ashe magnolia prefers moist soils that are well-drained and needs plenty of lateral space for maximal show. It also tolerates heat and is considered deer resistant.

    Ashe magnolia
    Image courtesy of John Ruter, University of Georgia,
  • Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    Bald cypress is a large, needle-leaf, cone-bearing tree with a pyramidal shape, spreading crown and soft, feathery leaves. It reaches heights of 70-100 feet with narrower spread of 20-35 feet. Although this tree occurs in moist-wet soils, naturally, it is a superior selection in the urban environment, lending great versatility and tolerance of harsh, urban conditions, including heat, drought, diseases, and variable soil moisture. Bark is thin, fibrous, and light gray to reddish-brown. Small, one-inch, rounded cone fruits are produced each year, and fall color reveals a lovely, rich, bronze-reddish color. Bald cypress can be planted in full sun or partial shade.

    Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)
    Bald cypress 
    Image courtesy of Arbor Day Foundation
  • Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    Bitternut hickory, Carya cordiformis, is a medium-to-large native, deciduous tree, that has a mature height of 60 to 80 feet and can live up to 200 years. Bitternut hickory prefers full sun locations and deep, moist soils but will tolerate poorly drained to drier sites. This tree has an open canopy, allowing turfgrass and other plants to grow beneath. Crisp fall weather will turn the leaves a vibrant yellow. The bitternut hickory produces bitter tasting nuts, mainly after 30 years of age. This tree is a host for moths, such as the beautiful luna moth (Actias luna) and the regal moth (Citheronia regalis).

    bitternut hickory
    Bitternut Hickory
    Image courtesy of The Morton Arboretum
  • Blackgum (aka: Black tupelo) (Nyssa sylvatica) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    Black gum is a striking medium-large canopy tree with strong horizontal branching and a stout, central trunk, growing 40-60 feet in height with narrow spread of 15-20 feet. Young trees are consistently triangular. Attractive, dark green and glossy summer foliage transitions to a vivid display of scarlet red during fall. Clusters of small, bluish-black berry fruit produced, supplying an abundant food source for wild turkey, bobwhite quail, wood ducks and over 30 species of songbirds. Blackgum prefers full sun but will tolerate dappled shade.

    Blackgum curtesy of SC Forestry Commission
    Blackgum/Black tupelo 
    Image courtesy of SC Forestry Commission
  • Overcup oak (Quercus lyrata) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    A medium-sized oak in the white oak group that grows to an average of 40-60 feet tall and wide and has strong, upright-branching, and beautiful, symmetrical form. Overcup oak is considered a hearty, urban-tolerant selection and adapts well to difficult urban sites, including compaction and clay. It also tolerates occasional flooding. Dark green leaves often form a “cross-like” outline like Post oak. Fall color is a rich yellow. Bark is an attractive, ashy gray with flaky texture. Globular-shaped acorn fruits are enclosed in a warty cap and enjoyed by much wildlife, including ducks, turkey, deer, and squirrel.

    Overcup oak (Quercus lyrata)
    Overcup oak 
    Image courtesy of SC Forestry Commission
  • Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    Persimmon trees have an oval form and mature to a typical size of 20-35 feet in height with slightly smaller spread. This tree is known for its production of small, orange fruits and distinctive, gray, blocky bark. Spring flowers are attractive yellowish-green blooms. Fruits are small, rounded, 1-2,” orange and fleshy with a sweet, honey flavor. Trees bear fruit between 4 and 9 years old and attract an array of wildlife, including small animals, birds, deer, fox, and black bear.

    Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
    Persimmon (placeholder image)
    Image courtesy of South Carolina Forestry Commission.
  • Rusty blackhaw (Southern blackhaw) (Viburnum rufidulum) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    Rusty Blackhaw has glossy, dark green leaves that turn a variety of warm colors during fall, including pink, orange and lavender and red. Showy profusions of tiny, white flowers form in flat-topped clusters in early spring. Small, purplish-blue berries produced each year are a favorite of many species of birds and other animals. Plant this tree in partial shade in drier, loamy soils.

    Rusty blackhaw; Photos courtesy of Ed Gilman, University of Florida
    Rusty blackhaw (Southern blackhaw) 
    Photo courtesy of Ed Gilman, University of Florida
  • Swamp chestnut oak (Quercus michauxii) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    Swamp chestnut oak is a medium-sized oak tree, capable of growing to 100 feet, with a beautiful, upright, oval form and dark green summer leaves that transform into attractive copper and red fall colors. Although it is often found, naturally, in low-lying and moist bottomland areas, Swamp chestnut oak grows exceedingly well in the urban setting, withstanding compacted soil, drought and intense heat.Simple leaves are shallow-lobed and bright green. Bark is thick, scaly, loose, and light gray in color. This long-lived, moderately fast-growing tree makes an exceptional shade tree and performs best on full sun sites. Acorns are relished by ducks, turkeys, squirrel, red fox and deer.

    Swamp chestnut oak (Quercus michauxii) Photo courtesy of David Stephens,
    Swamp chestnut oak 
    Photo courtesy of David Stephens,
  • Swamp titi (Cyrilla racemiflora) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    Swamp Titi, also known as “Swamp Cyrilla” or “Littleleaf Titi,” is a small, semi-evergreen tree or shrub with graceful, contorted form and mature height of 12-15 feet. This interesting little tree boasts both evergreen and deciduous leaves, providing a canopy of lustrous, evergreen leaves, combined with a colorful show of deciduous leaves during fall. Summer flower display is stunning and long-lasted, and seeds are attractive to birds. Attractive, exfoliating bark is striking, revealing gray and cinnamon-red colors. Similar to other plants that originate in wet habitats, Titi also grows well in upland, drier soils.

    Swamp Titi (Cyrilla racemiflora)
    Swamp Titi
    Image courtesy of
  • Swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    A beautiful, native oak with a broad, rounded canopy shorter trunk and typical mature height of 50-60 feet with similar spread. It grows naturally in moist soils of bottomlands, swampy areas, and other lowlands. This is a tough, urban tree that is quite tolerant of both moist and drier, upland soils, clay soils and compaction. Large-lobed leaves are thick and shiny green with silvery-white undersides. Fall color is an attractive yellow that transitions into shades of reds and occasionally reddish-purple.

    Swamp White oak (Quercus bicolor)
    Swamp White oak
    Image courtesy of
  • Sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) - Available fall 2023 in Manning

    A moderately quick-growing, small to medium-sized tree with a vase-shape, mature height and spread of 20-50 feet x 15-20 feet. Springtime blooms decorate this tree with beautiful, fragrant, creamy white flowers. Leaves are semi-evergreen to evergreen, 4-6 inches long and elliptically shaped. Bark is thin, smooth, and gray, becoming scaly as the tree matures. Although this tree occurs extensively in the low country, it has also adapted successfully on drier sites and in Piedmont soils of the upstate.

    Sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) Photo courtesy of John Ruter, University of Georgia,
    Sweetbay magnolia
    Photo courtesy of John Ruter, University of Georgia,
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