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Landscape Trees By Scientific Name D-L

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Scientific Name Common Name Comments 
Elaeagunus angustifolia *
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Russian-olive *
  
  • Size: small sized tree (20' tall by 25' wide)
  • Flowers: small, yellow, fragrant, not showy
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none; Distinctive silver foliage
  • Culture: very tough. Full sun
  • Disease/insect: Verticillium wilt, canker
  • Uses: avoid in landscapes, short-lived, weak wooded, very fast growing
Fraximus americana
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White Ash
 
  • 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'
Ginkgo biloba
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Ginkgo
 
  • Size: medium-large sized tree (75' tall by 60' wide). Slow growing
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: 1" 'plum'. Avoid female trees (very foul smelling fruits)
  • Fall color: excellent clear yellow. Distinctive webbed leaf
  • Culture: very tough tree. Good urban tree
  • Use: street tree, lawn tree
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis
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Thornless Common Honeylocust
 
  • 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)
Koelreuteria paniculata
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Goldenraintree
 
  • Size: small sized tree (25' tall by 30' wide)
  • Flowers: exceptional summer flowering tree. Deep yellow, terminal panicles
  • Fruit: bladder-like fruit capsule
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: adaptable
  • Use: small flowering tree
Juniperus virginiana
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Eastern Redcedar
  
  • 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.
Juniperus virginiana 'Canaertii'
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Eastern Redcedar Canaert
  
  • Distinctive cultivar with artistic branches and heavy fruit (cone) production
Lagerstroemia indica
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Crapemyrtle
  
  • 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
Liquidambar styraciflua
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Sweetgum
 
  • Size: large size tree (75' tall by 50' wide). Fast growing
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: obnoxious woody capsule, spiny ball
  • Fall color: variable, but often very attractive
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Use: shade tree with messy fruits. Shallow rooted
  • Cultivars: select mostly fruitless cultivars: 'Rotundiloba', Cherokee™
Liriodendron tulipifera
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Tuliptree;
Tulip-poplar
 
  • 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
Ilex opaca
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American Holly
  
  • 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