2 EASTERN REDBUD (CERCIS CANADENSIS)
Height to 20 feet. Spread to 12 feet. Shade tolerant. Very effective as a mass planting. Several picturesque trunks. Large, heart-shaped leaves. Flowers are small pink clusters of pealike blooms that appear in early spring.
Hardiness Zone 4-9.
Photo Credits: University of Connecticut Horticulture
2 PAWPAW (ASIMINA TRILOBA)
This small tree has long, broad leaves and the largest fruit native to our continent. It grows best in moist, well-drained areas in part shade. The Pawpaw usually reaches 12-20 feet in height. It can form stands from root suckers.
Hardiness Zone 5-8.
2 SHORTLEAF PINE (PINUS ECHINATA)
Height: to 100 feet. Shade tolerant. Evergreen foliage. Slender, flexible needles are 3-5 inches long, 2-3 in a bundle. Dark yellow-green in color. Oval cones are 2 inches long and red to brown in color. Twigs are green and purple when young, later turning red-brown. Bark is reddish brown with scaly plates. Small, open, pyramidal crown.
Hardiness Zone 6-9.
Photo Credits: Franklin Bonner, USFS (ret.), Bugwood.org