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Landscape Trees By Common Name T-Z

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
Thornless Common Honeylocust
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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis
  • Size: medium-large tree (60' tall by 60' wide). Very fast growing
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: 12" long, twisted pod. Messy. You do not want a female honeylocust
  • Fall color: nice yellow
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Use: street tree. Lawn tree for light shade
  • Cultivars: ('Shademaster'; 'Moraine', 'Sunburst') are fruitless (males) and thornless (var. inermis)
Tuliptree;
Tulip-poplar

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Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Size: large shade tree (75' tall by 45' wide); taller than wide. Very fast growing
  • Flowers: unique 'tulip' flowers in May/June
  • Fruit: not significant and somewhat messy
  • Fall color: clear yellow
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Use: shade tree, woodland
Washington Hawthorn
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Crataegus phaenopyrum
  • Size: small sized tree (20' tall by 12' wide)
  • Flowers: attractive white flowers April
  • Fruit: showy red fruits in fall and winter
  • Fall color: maroon fall color
  • Culture: full sun. Adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: cedar apple rust (Less susceptible to rust than other hawthorns, but still a concern)
  • Uses: specimen
  • More common in Northwest Arkansas
Water Oak
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Quercus Nigra
  • Size: medium to large sized tree (60' tall by 60' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: no fall color; semi-evergreen. Distinctive leaf shape
  • Culture: adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: shade tree
  • Red oak group
Weeping Higan Cherry
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Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'
  • Size: small sized tree (18' tall by 18' wide); weeping
  • Flowers: beautiful early spring flowers; light pink
  • Fruit: not significant. Pea-sized, red
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Best if rich, moist soil
  • Use: fabulous weeping specimen
Weeping White Mulberry
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Morus alba 'Pendula'
  • Size: small, specimen tree
  • Flowers/fruit: not significant. Typically a male form so no problem with messy fruits
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: very adaptable to soil. Full sun
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: specimen
  • Cultivars: 'Chaparral', 'Pendula'
Weeping Willow
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Salix alba 'Tristis'
  • Size: Cascading habit; 30' tall by 35' wide
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: loves wet soils, however tolerates dry soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: Useful near ponds, streams; Do not plant near septic lines; Short-lived
White Ash
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Fraximus americana
  • Size: medium to large-sized tree (65' tall by 65' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: nice purple fall color
  • Culture: very adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Uses: shade tree, very fast growing, favored over green ash
  • Cultivars: 'Autumn Purple', 'Royal Purple'
White Oak
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Quercus alba
  • Size: large size tree (75' tall by 55' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: exceptional maroon fall color
  • Culture: probably best in rich, deep soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: excellent, large, shade tree
  • White oak group (rounded leaf lobes). Acorn germinates in the fall
Willow Oak
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Quercus phellos
  • Size: medium to large sized tree (60' tall by 60' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: fair. Dull orange at best. Narrow willow-like leaves
  • Culture: very adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: probably in top three most common shade trees sold in Arkansas
  • Red oak group (bristle tip; acorns ripen in 2 years)
Winged Elm
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Ulmus alata
  • Size: medium sized native tree (45' tall by 45' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: rarely planted in maintained landscapes
  • Stems have distinctive corky 'wings'
  • Native tree
Zelkova
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Zelkova serrata
  • Size: small/medium sized tree (30' tall by 25' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: can be deep maroon but rarely see in Arkansas
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: street tree, lawn tree
  • Looks very much like an elm
  • Cultivars: 'Green Vase', 'Village Green'