Rhode Island Fruit Trees, Berry Bushes, Flowering Trees and Nut Trees.
American black walnut trees are native nut trees to Rhode Island, and the American native hickory nut tree, the Shagbark hickory, Carya ovata, produces tasty walnuts. Hickory nuts are valuable as a wildlife animal food in the fall when fruits nut and berries are scarce for deer, turkey, duck and other wildlife animals.
p>The Pawnee pecan tree and the Oconee pecan trees are papershell pecans and can grow in zone 6, but the James pecan tree is the most cold hardy tree, and the James pecan trees are the best choice of pecans for RI. Chinese chestnut trees are large nut that ripen in early fall in abundant amounts. The American Chestnut tree is now available to buy at online nut tree nursery sites as a chestnut blight resistant nut.