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Landscape Trees By Scientific Name M-O

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Scientific Name Common Name Comments 
Magnolia grandiflora
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Southern Magnolia
  
  • Size: medium sized tree (55' tall by 50' wide)
  • Flowers: large white flowers during summer
  • Fruit: somewhat messy
  • Fall color: none. Broadleaf evergreen. Messy leaves
  • Culture: full sun. Adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: signature tree of the South. Requires quite a bit of room
Magnolia x soulangiana
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Saucer Magnolia
  
  • Size: small sized tree (22' tall by 22' wide)
  • Flowers: urn-shaped early spring (March), pink/white; easily damaged by frosts
  • Fruit: none
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Requires deep, rich, moist soil
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: single season plant that is hard to beat when in flower
Magnolia stellata
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Star Magnolia
  
  • Size: large shrub/small sized tree (15' tall by 12' wide)
  • Flowers: white, star-like flowers, early spring (March), fragrant
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Requires deep, rich, moist soil. Not recommended for tough sites
  • Insect/disease: none significant
  • Use: small flowering tree. Single season of interest
Magnolia virginiana
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Sweetbay Magnolia
 
  • Size: large shrub/small sized tree (18' tall by 12' wide)
  • Flowers: never a great show, but attractive over several months. white flowers 3 to 4" across. April to June
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: fairly adaptable
  • Insect/disease: none significant
  • Use: screen, upright evergreen accent
  • Misc: native Southeast Arkansas; underside of leaves distinctly silvered
malus sp.
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Flowering Crabapple
  
  • Size: small sized tree (15' tall by 15' wide)
  • Flowers: known for exceptional flower display. Colors: pink, white, red; single/doubles. Mid-spring (April)
  • Fruits: attractive fruits in the fall/winter, red, orange, yellow; pea-sized to 2"
  • Fall color: generally not significant
  • Culture: full sun. Soil adaptable
  • Disease/insect: cedar apple rust, fireblight
  • Use: small flowering tree
  • Cultivars: hundreds of selections based on differences in plant size, flower color, fruit size/color
  • More common in Northwest Arkansas
Mesasequoia glyptostroboides
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Dawn Redwood
  
  • 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
Morus alba 'Pendula'
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Weeping White Mulberry
  
  • 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'
Nyssa sylvatica
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Blackgum;
Black Tupelo

 
  • 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
 
Oxydendrum arboreum
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Sourwood
 
  • Size: small sized tree (25' tall by 15'); upright oval
  • Flowers: beautiful Lily-of-the-valley flowers in June
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: exceptional red fall color
  • Culture: rich, deep, moist soil. Probably best suited in Northwest Arkansas
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: specimen, small summer flowering lawn tree