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Horticulture II Landscape Plant Identification Objective 5.01
Acer platanoides Norway Maple Deciduous tree Can reach 80 feet tall Yellow fall color
Cornus kousa Chinese Dogwood Small deciduous flowering tree Can reach feet tall Used in the landscape for: Stunning flowers Bright fall color In small groupings Specimen tree
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo Deciduous tree Can reach 100 feet tall Nurseries typically only sale male specimens. Used in the landscape for shade.
Gleditsa triacanthos var. inermis Thornless Honeylocust Deciduous tree Can reach feet tall May be used for shade, or in urban settings (it allows turf growth underneath the tree).
Magnolia X soulangeana cv. Saucer Magnolia Deciduous Tree Can reach feet tall Produces showy white, pink or maroon flowers in the spring. Multi stemmed tree Used as a specimen tree
Picea abies Norway Spruce Evergreen Tree Height: feet; Width: feet Tree for large lawns. Can be used as a screen or windbreak.
Platanus X acerifolia London Plane Tree Deciduous tree Height: feet; Width: feet Best grown in wet soil that is rich in organic matter.
Quercus falcata Southern Red Oak Deciduous Tree Can reach 90 feet tall Leaves have 3-5 sharply pointed lobes.
Quercus nigra Water Oak Deciduous Tree Height: feet; Width: feet Spatula shaped leaves. Leaves fall late into winter.
Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock Evergreen Tree Feet tall Tree has small cones ½” to 1” Used in the landscape alone, screen, hedge
Zelkova serrata Zelkova Deciduous Tree feet tall Used in the landscape as a specimen tree, or for it’s ornate bark.
Buxus microphylla var. japonica Japanese Boxwood Evergreen Shrub Height: 6-8 feet; Width: feet Used as a border, foundation planting or hedge
Camellia japonica cv. Common Camellia Evergreen Shrub Height 8-15 feet Prefers shade Prefers acidic soils Flowers in winter and early spring
Camellia sasanqua Sasanqua Camellia Evergreen Shrub Height 1 ½ feet-12 feet tall White, Pink or Red flowers Flowers in the fall
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Gold Mop’ Gold Mop Evergreen shrub Height and Width 3-5 feet Yellow in color Various landscape uses: foundation planting, borders, containers, bonsai.
Elaeagnus pungens Thorny Elaegnus Evergreen Shrub Fragrant flowers in October and November Can reach 25 feet tall
Gardenia jasminoides Gardenia Evergreen Shrub Height and Width: 5-6 feet Showy, Fragrant white flowers
Hydrangea macrophylla French Hydrangea Deciduous Shrub Can grow 3-6 feet tall Large “bunches” of pink, white, or blue flowers. (Flower color depends on cultivar, soil pH, and aluminum availability) Best used in the shade.
Ilex attenuata ‘Savannah’ Savannah Holly Evergreen Shrub Height: feet; Width: 8-15 feet Used as a hedge or screen in the landscape. Offers good winter color (red berries)
Ilex crenata ‘Compacta’ Compacta Holly Evergreen shrub Can reach 3-5 feet tall Tolerant of heavy shearing. Used in the landscape as a foundation planting, low hedge or border.
Ilex X ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ Nellie R. Stevens Holly Evergreen Shrub Height: feet; Width: 8-12 feet Showy red fruit Used in the landscape for winter color, hedge, screen, border, specimen or small tree.
Ilex cornuta ‘Carissa’ Carissa Holly Evergreen Shrub 3-4 feet tall Can be used as a foundation planting, shrub border, or in formal gardens
Loropetalum chinensis Chinese Fringe Flower Evergreen shrub Can reach feet tall and wide Used in the landscape as a border, screen or foundation planting. Showy, fringe type flower
Osmanthus X fortunei Fortune Tea Olive Evergreen shrub Can reach feet tall Has very fragrant, small flowers in the fall. Can be used as an unclipped hedge, or screen. Should be placed where fragrance can be enjoyed.
Pieris japonica Japanese Andromeda Evergreen Shrub Height: 6-8 feet Slow growth rate Used as a foundation planting, shrub border Resistant to deer, useful in shady areas.
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Zabeliana’ Zabel Cherry Laurel Evergreen Shrub 3-4 feet tall Willow like leaves; 3-4 inch white flowers Used in the landscape as a hedge, windbreak, or screen.
Pyracantha coccinea Scarlet Firethorn Deciduous Shrub 6-18 feet tall and wide Showy flower Used as a hedge, barrier plant, espalier or trellis plant.
Rhaphiolepis indica Indian Hawthorn Evergreen Shrub Height and Width 4-6 feet Used as a hedge, foundation planting, or shrub border Fragrant pink or white flowers
Taxus cuspidata Japanese Yew Evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub feet tall and wide