Invasive Plant Factsheet
This native of Japan, Korea, and China was introduced in the early 1800s and is currently a favored ornamental specimen plant. Due to its prolific seeding, this tree can escape from cultivation and spread into forests and along roadsides and streams. It is listed as a problem plant by the Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council and is reported as invasive in nearby Rock Creek National Park.
- Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)
- Chionanthus virginicus (Fringetree)
- Cornus alternifolia (Pagoda Dogwood)
- Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
- Cotinus obovatus (American Smoketree)
- Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)
- Sambucus canadensis (Common Elderberry)
- Sambucus racemosa (Red Elderberry)
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