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Landscape Trees By Scientific Name Q-S

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Scientific Name Common Name Comments 
Quercus alba
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White Oak
 
  • 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
Quercus Nigra
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Water Oak
 
  • 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
Quercus palustris
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Pin Oak
 
  • Size: medium to large sized tree (65' tall by 45' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant. Small acorn
  • Fall color: excellent maroon fall color
  • Culture: fairly adaptable to most soils except high pH (Iron chlorosis)
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: street tree. Shade tree
  • Red oak group (lobes pointed)
  • Likely confused with Q. coccinea (Scarlet Oak) and Q. shumardii (Shumard Oak) in trade
Quercus phellos
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Willow Oak
 
  • 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)
Quercus robur
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English Oak
 
  • 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
Quercus rubra
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Northern Red Oak
 
  • Size: medium to large sized tree (65' tall by 65' wide)
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: exceptional maroon fall color
  • Culture: very adaptable
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: great shade tree
  • Red oak group
Salix alba 'Tristis'
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Weeping Willow
 
  • 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
Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'
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Corkscrew Willow
 
  • Size: large shrub/small tree (18' tall by 12' wide)
  • Unique twisting stems
  • Brittle stems/messy
Sassafras albidum
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Sassafras
  
  • Size: small sized native tree (22' tall by 15' wide)
  • Flowers: pastel yellow-green in early spring
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: exceptional flame fall color Leaves variable in shape (look like gloves)
  • Culture: full sun. Best in well drained soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: usually in fence rows; extremely difficult to transplant
Styrax japonicum
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Japanese Snowbell
 
  • Size: small sized flowering tree (18' tall by 12' wide)
  • Flowers: spectacular white bell-shaped flowers in May
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: requires adequate moisture during summer if located in full sun
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: excellent, small flowering tree