Native Trees! Posted on February 25, 2021 at 2:59 pm.Written by Losely Admin Nyssa sylvatica is very tolerant of dry to wet soils once established. The dark glossy green summer leaves turn a vibrant red in the fall. Platinus occidentalis has a beautiful white exfoliating bark that gets brighter with age, and tolerates wet areas also. This large tree gets wide and works well in naturalizing settings. Asimina triloba are small trees with unique and delicious fruit that ripens in early fall. They have an attractive yellow fall color and work well on the borders of landscapes planted in groups to form a grove. Betula nigra trees make a good shade tree in open spaces and work well in a group planting also. The exfoliating bark is attractive year-round.