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Top Rated Trees For Edibility

More top rated plants: Annuals & Biennials, Bulbs, Climbers, Perennials, Shrubs

       
Araucaria araucana

Monkey Puzzle Tree
An evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a slow rate
frost hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Caragana arborescens

Siberian Pea Tree
A decidious Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft) by 4 m (13ft) at a fast rate
 fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
Castanea sativa

Sweet Chestnut
A decidious Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a medium rate
 fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
Cornus kousa

Japanese Dogwood
A decidious Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a slow rate
 fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
       
Cornus kousa chinensis

Japanese Dogwood
A decidious Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 6 m (19ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Corylus avellana

Hazel
A decidious Tree growing to 6 m (19ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Corylus maxima

Filbert
A decidious Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft) by 5 m (16ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Crataegus arnoldiana

Arnold Hawthorn
A decidious Tree growing to 7 m (23ft)
 fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
       
Crataegus ellwangeriana

A decidious Tree growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft)
 fully hardy moist soil wet soil semi-shade full sun
Crataegus missouriensis

Missouri Hawthorn
A decidious Tree growing to 6 m (19ft 8in)
 fully hardy moist soil wet soil semi-shade full sun
Crataegus pennsylvanica

Pennsylvania Hawthorn
A decidious Tree growing to 9 m (29ft 6in)
fully hardy moist soil wet soil semi-shade full sun
 
Crataegus schraderiana

A decidious Tree growing to 6 m (19ft 8in)
 fully hardy moist soil wet soil semi-shade full sun
       
Crataegus tanacetifolia

Tansy-Leaved Thorn
A decidious Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 8 m (26ft)
 fully hardy well drained soil moist soil wet soil semi-shade full sun
Diospyros lotus

Date Plum
A decidious Tree growing to 9 m (29ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Diospyros virginiana

American Persimmon
A decidious Tree growing to 20 m (65ft 7in) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair Tree
A decidious Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 9 m (29ft) at a slow rate
 fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
       
Hippophae salicifolia

Willow-Leaved Sea Buckthorn
A decidious Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in) at a fast rate
frost hardy well drained soil moist soil wet soil full sun
 
Hippophae sinensis

Chinese Sea Buckthorn
A decidious Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in) at a fast rate
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil wet soil full sun
 
Malus domestica

Apple
A decidious Tree growing to 9 m (29ft 6in)
 fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
Morus nigra

Black Mulberry
A decidious Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a slow rate
 fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
       
Prunus domestica

Plum
A decidious Tree growing to 12 m (39ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Prunus insititia

Damson
A decidious Tree growing to 6 m (19ft) by 5 m (16ft) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Prunus persica

Peach
A decidious Tree growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft)
fully hardy moist soil full sun

 
Pyrus communis sativa

Pear
A decidious Tree growing to 5 m (16ft 5in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
       
Quercus ilex

Holly Oak
An evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a slow rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Quercus ilex ballota

Holm Oak
An evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a slow rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Sassafras albidum

Sassafras
A decidious Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 15 m (49ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Sorbus domestica

Service Tree
A decidious Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
       
Tilia cordata

Small Leaved Lime
A decidious Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 12 m (39ft) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Tilia platyphyllos

Large Leaved Lime
A decidious Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Tilia x europaea

Common Lime
A decidious Tree growing to 35 m (114ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a medium rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Torreya nucifera

Kaya
An evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a slow rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun  

 

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