Since each of our immune systems has its own way of reacting to intruders like pollen, experts can’t list every plant that will give people the sniffles and sneezes–or tout others as always safe.
Many plants, though, are a common enough source of misery to compile them into a warning list, and other plants are generally regarded as safe enough to recommend to the public.
Here’s a list of 14 generally trouble-free trees!
Carolina cherry laurel (Prunus caroliniana)
Cherry, plum, and peach (Prunus spp.)
Crab apple (Malus spp.)
Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
Dogwood (Cornus spp.)
Flowering pear (Pyrus spp.)
Golden-rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Holly (Ilex spp.)
Magnolia (Magnolia spp.)
Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
Redbud (Cercis spp.)
Spruce (Picea spp.)
Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Washington hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)
Adapted from Allergy Free Naturally, by Rick Ansorge and Eric Metcalf (Rodale Press, 2001).Copyright (c) 2001 by Rodale, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from Allergy Free Naturally, by Rick Ansorge and Eric Metcalf (Rodale Press, 2001).