List of tree species by shade tolerance

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A list of tree species, grouped generally by biogeographic realm and specifically by bioregions, and shade tolerance. Shade-tolerant species are species that are able to thrive in the shade, and in the presence of natural competition by other plants. Shade-intolerant species require full sunlight and little or no competition. Intermediate shade-tolerant trees fall somewhere in between the two.

Americas[edit]

Nearctic ecozone[edit]

Eastern North America[edit]

Shade tolerant

Intermediate shade tolerant

Shade intolerant

Western North America[edit]

Shade tolerant

Intermediate shade tolerant

Shade intolerant

Eurasia[edit]

Palearctic ecozone[edit]

Central Europe[edit]

Shade tolerant

Intermediate shade tolerant

Shade intolerant

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c von Linstow, O. (1929). Bodenanzeigende Pflanzen (2. Aufl. ed.). Berlin: Preußisch Geologische Landesanstalt. 
  2. ^ Linden trees are sometimes regarded as shade-tolerant and sometimes as light-loving. Two German papers claim that light requirements of Tilia platyphyllos are greater than of Tilia cordata and that they change with climate, age of the tree and soil quality: [1] [2]