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Landscape Trees By Common Name A-C

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
American Holly
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Ilex opaca
  • Size: large shrub/small tree (25' tall by 12' wide). Pyramidal shape. Broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: attractive red holly fruits
  • Culture: sun or partial shade. Avoid poorly drained soils
  • Use: specimen, hedge, corner of foundation
American Sycamore
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Plantanus occidentalis
  • Size: large sized tree (75' tall by 75' wide). Very fast growing
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: 1 fruit per stalk
  • Bark: not quite as nice as London planetree, exfoliating mainly on upper trunk
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Disease/insect: susceptible to anthracnose
  • Use: parks. Very messy (twigs, leaves)
  • Native to riverbottoms
Atlas Cedar
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 Cedrus atlantica
  • Size:  55’ tall by  45’ wide
  • Culture: sun. Prefers moist, acid, deep soils. Consistent moisture best
  • Use:  specimen
  • Cultivar: ‘Glauca’, ‘Glauca Pendula’
Baldcypress
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Taxodium distichum
  • Size: medium sized, deciduous conifer tree (50' tall by 40' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: nice red-brown fall color
  • Culture: very adaptable from wet to dry
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: deciduous shade tree, deer camps, urban tree
  • Native to wet areas in Arkansas
  • Cultivar: 'Shawnee Brave'
Blackgum;
Black Tupelo

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Nyssa sylvatica
  • Size: medium sized tree (45' tall by 35' wide)
  • Flowers/fruit: not significant. Fruit a blue-black berry (drupe)
  • Fall color: exceptional and reliable red fall color
  • Culture: adaptable
  • Disease/insect: minor leaf spot
  • Use: shade tree
  • Arkansas native
 
Callery Pear 'Bradford'
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Pyrus calleryana
  • Size: small/medium sized tree (25' tall by 20' wide)
  • Flowers: beautiful early spring flowers, white
  • Fruits: small, rounded pear
  • Fall color: exceptional maroon fall color
  • Culture: very adaptable to soils, full sun
  • Disease/insect: fireblight
  • Use: small flowering tree. Growing concern over overplanting, fireblight, crown break-up on 'Bradford'
  • Cultivars: 'Bradford', 'Aristocrat', 'Capital', 'Chanticleer'
Canadian Hemlock
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Tsuga canadensis
  • Size: medium sized conifer tree (50' tall by 40' wide)
  • Culture: best in shade, rich moist soils; best in Northwest Arkansas
  • Disease/insect: woolly adelgid, scale
  • Use: needle evergreen for the shade in Northwest Arkansas. Will tolerate shearing. Very fine textured
Chinese Elm, Lacebark Elm
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Ulmus parvifolia
  • Size: medium sized tree (50' tall by 45' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: typically not great in Arkansas. Leaves small and glossy
  • Bark: known for exfoliating bark
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Use: lawn tree, good urban tree
  • Cultivars: Allee®, Athena®, 'Drake'
Chinese Pistache
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Pistacia chinenesis
  • Size: small sized tree (25' tall by 25' wide); rounded crown
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: pistache fruits on female trees. Dioecious (male & female plants)
  • Fall color: exceptional, but varies in color from red to orange or yellow
  • Culture: full sun. Drought tolerant
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: small shade tree
Colorado Blue Spruce
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Picea pungens f. glauca
  • Size: medium sized tree (40' tall by 20' wide); pyramidal
  • Culture: best in cooler areas with rich, moist soil. Better suited in Northwest Arkansas
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: specimen, formal evergreen
  • Cultivars mostly selected for intense blue needle color: 'Hoopsii', 'Koster', 'Moerheim'
Corkscrew Willow
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Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'
  • Size: large shrub/small tree (18' tall by 12' wide)
  • Unique twisting stems
  • Brittle stems/messy
Crapemyrtle
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Lagerstroemia indica
  • Size: small shrub to small sized tree (3' to 40' tall)
  • Flowers: exceptional summer flowering plant. Flower colors vary from white to pink to purple
  • Fruit: woody capsule. Not showy and somewhat messy
  • Fall color: nice flame colors on some cultivars
  • Bark: exceptional on some tree cultivars ('Natchez', 'Biloxi')
  • Culture: full sun. Drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: powdery mildew, leaf spot
  • Use: specimen summer flowering shrub/tree
  • Best in zones 7 and 8
  • Cultivars: many for size and flower color
  • See Crapemyrtle Database for cultivars
Cutleaf Japanese Maple
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Acer palmatum var. dissectum
  • Culture: avoid windy sites: requires moist soil especially in summer. Typically not well suited to full sun in Arkansas
  • Uses: specimen in landscapes
  • Cultivars: variety dissectum is a large group of cutleaf forms; Cultivars include: 'Tamukeyama', 'Garnet', 'Crimson Queen', ‘Burgundy Lace’