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Landscape Trees By Common Name D-E

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
Dawn Redwood
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Mesasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Size: medium sized tree (45' tall by 20'); pyramidal
  • Flowers/fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: beautiful reddish brown fall color like Baldcypress; deciduous conifer. Leaves opposite in contrast to alternate for Baldcypress (Taxodium)
  • Culture: full sun. Very adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: lovely deciduous needle evergreen, street tree
Deodar Cedar
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Cedrus deodara
  • Size: needle evergreen (55' tall by 50' wide)
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: beautiful cone
  • Culture: full sun. Best in rich, moist soil. Provide adequate water. Less cold hardy than C. atlantica
  • Use: specimen
Eastern Flowering Dogwood
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Cornus florida
  • Size: small sized tree (15' tall by 20' wide)
  • Flowers: exceptional flower (bracts) display in early spring
  • Fruits: noticeable red fruits in spring
  • Fall color: attractive maroon
  • Culture: best in partial shade and adequate moisture during Arkansas summer months
  • Disease/insect: leaf spots
  • Uses: small flowering tree, woodland
  • Cultivars: many for larger bracts and bract color (pink)
Eastern Redbud
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Cercis canadensis
  • Size: small sized tree (18' tall by 18' wide)
  • Flowers: very attractive pink-purple (white form 'Alba' also available but not as common) flowers early spring
  • Fruit: small pod
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: best in partial shade; best with constant moisture
  • Disease/insect: none significant. Occasional canker
  • Use: specimen small flowering tree; woodland
  • Cultivars ‘Oklahoma’ (texensis) more drought tolerant, ‘Alba’ (white flowered form), 'Forest Pansy' (purple leaves)
Eastern Redcedar
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Juniperus virginiana
  • Size: large shrub/small tree (25' tall by 15' wide)
  • Fruit: attractive blue cone (looks like a berry)
  • Culture: full sun. Tolerates very dry soils
  • Disease/insect: cedar apple rust, bagworm
  • Use: screen, hedge
  • Misc: foliage goes off color in winter; native needle evergreen over eastern U.S.
Eastern Redcedar Canaert
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Juniperus virginiana 'Canaertii'
  • Distinctive cultivar with artistic branches and heavy fruit (cone) production
Eastern White Pine
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Pinus strobus
  • Size: large sized tree (75' tall by 45' wide); pyramidal
  • Culture: best adapted to cooler areas; best suited to Northwest Arkansas. Tolerates some shade (unusual for pine)
  • Needles: 5 per bundle; soft texture; gray-green
  • Use: sheared hedge. Very large pine
English Oak
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Quercus robur
  • Size: large sized tree (70' tall by 70' wide)
  • Flowers/fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: very adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: powdery mildew
  • Use: never see the species in landscapes, however, the upright cultivar ('Fastigiata') is fairly common
  • White oak group
European Hornbeam; Fastigiate
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Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
  • Size: small sized tree (20' tall by 8' wide)
  • Flowers & fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: yellowish, like a hickory
  • Culture: adaptable
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: good urban tree