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London Plane Tree (Latin name)

Platanus x acerifolia

Platanus x acerifolia (Characteristics)

London Plane Tree




Height: 40-80'


Spread: 40-50'


Growth: Fast, Sun


Key Pest: Anthracnose


Propagation: Seed, cutting


Note: Planted during industrial revolution for its pollution tolerance



Virginia Creeper (Latin name)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Characteristics)

Virginia Creeper




Height: ++


Spread: ++


Growth: Fast, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Cuttings


Native to: New England to Florida, Mexico





Silvervein Creeper (latin name)

Parthenocissus henryana

Parthenocissus henryana (Characteristics)

Silvervein Creeper




Height: ++


Spread: up to 20'


Growth: Fast, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: cuttings


Native to: central Asia


Note: Square stems

Peanut Butter Bush (latin name)

Clerodendrum trichotomum

Clerodendrum trichotomum (Characteristics)

Peanut Butter Bush




Height: 10-15'


Spread: 10-15'


Growth: Fast, Sun


Propagation: cuttings, seeds, root suckers


Native to: China

Cut Leaf Japanese Maple (latin name)

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum'

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum' (Characteristics)

Cut Leaf Japanese Maple




Height: 6-8'


Spread: 6-8'+


Growth: Slow, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Softwood cuttings, grafting


Key Pest: Verticillium

Bloodgood Japanese Maple (latin name)

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (Characteristics)

Bloodgood Japanese Maple




Height: 15-20'


Spread: 15-20'


Growth: Mod/Slow, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Cuttings (softwood)


Key Pest: Verticillium

Japanese Maple (latin name)

Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum (Characteristics)

Japanese Maple




Height: 20' +


Spread: 20' +


Growth: Mod/Slow, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Seeds, cuttings (softwood)


Pests: Verticillium


Native to: Japan and Korea

Cut Leaf Staghorn Sumac (latin name)

Rhus typhina 'Lacinata'

Rhus typhina 'Lacinata' (Characteristics)

Cut Leaf Staghorn Sumac




Height: 15' +


Spread: 15' +


Growth: Fast, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Root Cuttings


Pests: Verticillium


Native to Midwestern US

Sugar Maple (latin name)

Acer saccharum

Acer saccharum (Characteristics)

Sugar Maple




Height: 50-60'


Spread: 25-50'


Growth: Moderate, Sun


Propagation: Seeds


Note: Terminal buds are reddish brown, glabrous and pointed

Amur Maple (latin name)

Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala

Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala (characteristics)

Amur Maple




Height: 15-25'


Spread: 15-25'


Growth: Mod/Slow, Sun


Propagation: Seed


Native to: Amur region of Siberia

Porcelain Berry Vine (latin name)

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (characteristics)

Porcelain Berry Vine




Height: up to 20'


Spread: ++


Growth: Fast, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: cuttings, seeds


Native to: China, Korea, Japan, and Russia


Notes: Needs structure to grow on

Devil's Walking Stick (latin name)

Aralia spinosa

Aralia spinosa (characteristics)

Devil's Walking Stick




Height: 10-15'


Spread: 10-15'


Growth: Fast/Mod, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Seeds


Native to: SE US

Japanese Barberry (latin name)

Berberis thunbergii

Berberis thunbergii (Characteristics)

Japanese Barberry




Height: 4-6'


Spread: 4-6'


Growth: Moderate, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Softwood cuttings



Trumpet Creeper (latin name)

Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans (Characteristics)

Trumpet Creeper




Height: 40'


Spread: +


Growth: Fast, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: seed, cuttings, suckering roots


Native to: US


Kousa Dogwood (latin name)

Cornus kousa

Cornus kousa (Characteristics)

Kousa Dogwood




Height: 20'


Spread: 15'


Growth: Moderate, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


Key Pest: Anthracnose

White Ash (latin name)

Fraxinus americana

Fraxinus americana (characteristics)

White Ash




Height: 80'


Spread: 80'


Growth: Moderate, Sun


Propagation: seed, budding of cultivars


Native to: Eastern US


Notes: Inset leaf scar

Green Ash (Latin name)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (characteristics)

Green Ash




Height: 60'


Spread: 30'


Growth: Fast, Sun


Propagation: Seed, budding of cultivars


Native to: Eastern Canada

Common Crapemyrtle (latin name)

Lagerstroemia indica

Lagerstroemia indica (Characteristics)

Common Crapemyrtle




Height: 15-25'


Spread: 10' +


Growth: Mod/Slow, Sun/Part Shade


Propagation: Seed, semi-hardwood or softwood cuttings


Key pest: mildew


Native to: China and Korea

Black Locust (latin name)

Robina psuedoacacia

Robina psuedoacacia (Characteristics)

Black locust




Height: 70-80'


Spread: 40-60'


Growth: Fast, Sun


Propagation: Seed


Native to: Central and SE US

Common Larch (latin name)

Larix decidua

Larix decidua (Characteristics)

Common Larch




Height: 30-60'


Spread: 25'


Growth: Moderate, Sun


Propagation: seeds


Key pests: many



Vine Maple (latin name)

Acer circinatum

Acer circinatum (characteristics)

Vine maple




Height: 5-15'


Spread: 5-10'


Growth: Moderate, Sun/Part Shade/Shade


Propagation: seeds (fall)


Native to: BC-CA


Note: White hairs surround buds at base

Katsura Tree (latin name)

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (characteristics)

Katsura Tree




Height: 40'+


Spread: 20-30'


Growth: Moderate/Slow, Sun


Propagation: seed


Problems: sun scald/bark splitting


Native to: Japan, China


Note: winter buds are red, pointed/clasping





Dwarf Winged Euonymus (latin name)

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' (Characteristics)

Dwarf Winged Euonymus




Height: 3-4'


Spread: 3-4'


Growth: Moderate/slow, Sun/Part shade/Shade


Propagation: cuttings


Native to: Asia



Ocean Spray (latin name)

Holodiscus discolor

Holodiscus discolor (characteristics)

Ocean Spray




Height: 10-15'


Spread: 12'


Growth: Fast, Sun/Part shade


Propagation: seeds, cuttings


Native to: N. CA to BC


Note: Used by natives for arrow shafts

Bigleaf Hydrangea (latin name)

Hydrangea macrophylla

Hydrangea macrophylla (characteristics)

Bigleaf Hydrangea




Height: 4-6'


Spread: 4-6'


Growth: Fast, Sun/part shade


Propagation: softwood cuttings


Pests: Leaf spot



Oakleaf Hydrangea (latin name)

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia (characteristics)

Oakleaf Hydrangea




Height: 4-6'


Spread: 4-6'


Growth: Mod/slow, Sun/part shade


Propagation: cuttings, seed


Native to: GA, FL, MS

Goldenrain Tree (latin name)

Koelreuteria paniculata

Koelreuteria paniculata (characteristics)

Goldenrain tree




Height: 25-30'


Spread: 10-40'


Growth: Slow, Sun


Propagation: seeds, cuttings


Native to: China, Korea, Taiwan, Fiji


Notes: Buds are 2-scaled

Persian Parrotia (latin name)

Parrotia persica

Parrotia persica (Characteristics)

Persian Parrotia




Height: 20-40'


Spread: 15-30'


Growth: Moderate, Sun


Propagation: softwood cuttings, seed


Native to: Iran


Note: Terminal bud stalked, 2 scaled, fuzzy brown

Japanese stewartia (latin name)

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Japanese pseudocamellia (characteristics)

Japanese stewartia




Height: 20'


Spread: 10-15'


Growth: Moderate/slow, sun


Propagation: seeds, cuttings


Native to: Japan


Note: Buds are soft and flattened

Japanese Snowbell (latin name)

Styrax japonicus

Styrax japonicus (characteristics)

Japanese snowbell




Height: 20-30'


Spread: 20-30'


Growth: Moderate/slow, Sun/part shade


Propagation: seeds, cuttings of softwood root


Notes: Wiry, zigzag stem


Small, sessile buds

Fragrant Snowbell (latin name)

Styrax obassia

Styrax obassia (characteristics)

Fragrant snowbell




Height: 20-30'


Spread: 10-15'


Growth: Moderate, Sun/part shade


Propagation: seeds, cuttings


Native to: China and Japan


Note: Usually 2 buds/node