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Common Names Glossary

For your convenience, a cross-reference listing of common plant names and their botanical names is provided below:


Adams Crabapple Malus adams
Arborvitae Thuja
Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum
Ash Fraxinus
Autumn Flowering Cherry Prunus subhirtella autumnalis
Autumn Purple Ash Fraxinus americana
Autumn Olive Elaeagnus


Bald Cypress Taxodium
Bayberry Myrica
Beech Fagus
Birch Betula
Black Gum Nyssa
Bloodgood London Planetree Platanus acerifolia bloodgood
Blue Atlas Cedar Cedrus atlantica glauca
Buckeye Aesculus


Cedar Cedrus
Cherry Prunus
Columbia London Planetree Platanus acerifolia columbia
Columnar European Beech Fagus sylvatica fastigiata
Corktree Phellodendron
Corneliancherry Cornus mas
Crabapple Malus
Crimson Cloud Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata
Cryptomeria Cryptomeria
Cucumber tree Magnolia


Dawn redwood Metasequoia
Dogwood Cornus
Douglas fir Pseudotsuga


Elm Ulmus
Euonymus Euonymus


False cypress Chamaecyparis
Fernleaf European Beech Fagus sylvatica asplenifolia
Fringetree Chionanthus


Ginkgo Ginkgo
Goldenchain tree Laburnum
Goldenrain tree Koelreuteria
Green Vase Zelkova Zelkova serrata green vase


Hackberry Celtis
Hardy orange Poncirus
Hawthorn Crataegus
Hemlock Tsuga
Heritage River Birch (multi-stem) Betula nigra
Hicks Yew Taxus media hicksii
Holly Ilex
Honeylocust Gleditsia
Hophornbeam Ostrya
Hoptree Ptelea
Hornbeam Carpinus
Horsechestnut Aesculus


Inkberry Ilex glabra


Juniper Juniperus


Katsura tree Cercidiphyllum
Kentucky coffeetree Gymnocladus
Kousa Dogwood (‘Milky Way’) Cornus kousa


Larch Larix
Lavalle Hawthorn Crataegus x lavallei
Lawson cypress Chamaecyparis
Lilac Syringa
Linden Tilia


Maackia Maackia
Magnolia Magnolia
Maidenhair tree Ginkgo
Maple Acer
Mountain ash Sorbus
Mulberry Morus


Nannyberry Viburnum lentago


Oak Quercus
Okame Cherry Prunus x okame


Pagodatree Sophora
Patmore Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica patmore
Pear Pyrus
Pine Pinus
Pink Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida var rubra
Planetree Platanus
Plum Prunus
Prairiefire Crabapple Malus prairifire
Profusion Crabapple Malus profusion
Purple Leaf European Beech Fagus sylvatica riversii
Pyramidal Yew Taxus cuspidata capitata


Radiant Crabapple Malus radiant
Redbud Cercis
Redcedar Juniperus
Red Jade Crabapple Malus red jade
Robinson Crabapple Malus robinson
Royal Star Magnolia Magnolia stellata
Rubber tree Eucommia
Russian olive Elaegnus


Sargent Crabapple Malus sargentii
Sassafras Sassafras
Saucer Magnolia Magnolia soulangiana saucer
Scholartree Sophora
Sea-buckthorn Hippophae
Serviceberry Amalanchier
Shadblow Amelanchier
Silverbell Halesia
Smoketree Cotinus
Snowbell Styrax
Sourgum Nyssa
Sourwood Oxydendrum
Spring Snow Crabapple Malus spring snow
Spruce Picea
Stewartia Stewartia
Summit Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica summit
Sweetbay Magnolia Magnolia virgiana
Sweetgum Liquidambar
Sycamore Platanus


Thundercloud Plum Prunus cerasifera
Tuliptree Liriodendron
Tupelo Nyssa


Varnishtree Koelreuteria
Viburnum Viburnum
Village Green Zelkova Zelkova serrata village green


Wafer ash Ptelea
Washington Hawthorn Crataegus phaenopyrum
Weeping Cherry (grafted) Prunus subhirtella pendula
White Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida
Willow Salix
Winterberry Ilex verticillata
Winter King Hawthorn Crataegus viridis
Witchhazel Hamamelis


Yellowwood Cladrastis
Yew Taxus
Yoshino Cherry Prunus yedoensis


Zelkova Zelkova
Zumi Crabapple Malus zumi calocarpa