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Landscape Trees By Scientific Name P

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Scientific Name Common Name Comments 
Picea pungens f. glauca
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Colorado Blue Spruce
 
  • 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'
Pinus elliottii

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Slash Pine

 
  • Mostly a timber tree
  • Needles: primarily in 2's (some in 3's) per bundle, 8" to 10" long
  • Native Southeast U.S.
Pinus strobus
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Eastern White Pine
 
  • 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
Pinus taeda
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Loblolly Pine
  
  • Size: medium sized tree (50' tall by 35' wide)
  • Needles: 3 (sometimes 2) per bundle; 6" to 10" long
  • Culture: full sun. Very adaptable to soil
  • Very common timber tree across Arkansas
Pinus thunbergii

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Japanese Black Pine

 
  • Needles paired; 3" to 4.5" long; dark green
Pistacia chinenesis
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Chinese Pistache
  
  • 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
Plantanus occidentalis
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American Sycamore
 
  • 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
Platanus x acerifolia
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London Planetree
 
  • Size: very large sized tree (75' tall by 75' wide). Very fast growing
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: 2 fruit 'balls' per stalk
  • Fall color: none
  • Bark: very attractive. Exfoliates to the ground
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Disease/insect: anthracnose
  • Use: parks, pastures, large commercial properties. Messy (anthracnose; leaf and twig litter)
  • Hybrid of native (P. occidentalis) and oriental species
Poncirus trifoliata
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Hardy-Orange
  
  • Size: large shrub/small tree (12' tall by 12' wide)
  • Flowers: not overwhelming. White, citrus-like flowers, late spring
  • Fruit: looks like a Mandarin orange (1.5" diameter green, turning orange)
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun, very adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: not sure. Remember green twigs have large thorns/spines
Poplus nigra 'Italica'
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Lombardy Poplar
  
  • Size: 35' tall by 10' wide; narrow pyramidal
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Soil adaptable
  • Use: tree hedge/screen. Short-lived in Arkansas
Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea'
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Purpleleaf Plum
  
  • Size: small sized tree (15' tall by 10' wide)
  • Flowers: very attractive. Light pink spring (March) flowers
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none; deep purple foliage all season
  • Culture: full sun. Demands adequate moisture and good soil in Arkansas. Summer heat is rough on this plant. Best suited in Northwest Arkansas
  • Disease/insect: canker if stressed
  • Use: small specimen shrub/tree
  • Cultivar: 'Krauter Vesuvius'
Prunus persica
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Flowering Peach
  
  • Size: small sized tree (15' tall by 10' wide)
  • Flowers: beautiful mid spring flowers (white or pink) single or double)
  • Fruit: edible peach
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Requires constant moisture
  • Use: fruit tree
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
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Flowering Cherry
  
  • Size: small sized tree (12' tall by 12' wide); distinct vase shape
  • Flowers: beautiful early spring flowers; double, light pink
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Requires constant moisture
  • Use: specimen flowering tree
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'
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Weeping Higan Cherry
  
  • 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
Pyrus calleryana
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Callery Pear 'Bradford'
 
  • 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'