Deciduous Trees

The majority of trees on the UAH campus have been planted since 1987. Many of the large trees that exist on the campus were here before the inception of the university. The following is a comprehensive list of the different kinds of deciduous trees that can be found on our campus. References given to a particular tree concerning growth rate, ultimate size, hardiness zones, pest and disease problems, etc. are judged in relation to the climate of the Southeastern U.S. Heat tolerance is a factor which needs to be considered for trees in the South. Overall performance and landscape value for this area is given on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being a poor performer and 10 excellent. These references, however, are not indicative of how well a given tree may or may not do in a different climate, or if it is given other specific cultural conditions. There is no category for broadleaved evergreens as of yet so they will be lumped in with the deciduous trees for the time being. Ginkgo, whose true classification is a gymnosperm is in the Conifer section.

Hopefully, this will be a useable and informative site for this region of the south.

Robert Redmon
Director of Grounds Management

Background photo - Acer heldreichii - Balkan Maple

Botanical Name

Acer barbatum

Acer buergeranum

Acer circinatum

Acer cissifolium

Acer davidii

Acer griseum

Acer davidii ssp. grosseri

Acer ginnala 'Flame'

Acer heldreichii

Acer cissifolium ssp. henryi

Acer japonicum falicifolium aconitifolium

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Acer palmatum 'Butterflies'

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku'

Acer palmatum 'Waterfall'

Acer platanoides

Acer rubrum

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

Acer rufinerve

Acer saccharinum

Acer saccharum

Acer saccharum 'Commemoration'

Acer saccharum 'Legacy'

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'

Acer tataricum

Acer triflorum

Acer truncatum

Acer x 'Pacific Sunset'

Aesculus x carnea 'O Neills Red'

Aesculus pavia

Albizia julibrissin

Amelanchier laevis

Betula nigra

Betula nigra 'Heritage'

Betula pendula

Betula platyphylla 'Whitespire'

Carpinus caroliniana

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Carpinus japonica

Carya glabra

Carya illinoinsis

Carya ovata

Carya tomentosa

Celtis occidentalis

Cercidiphylum japonisum

Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis 'Oklahoma'

Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'

Chionanthus retusus

Chionanthus virginicus

X Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud'

Cladrastis kentukea

Cornus florida

Cornus florida 'Appalachian Spring'

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Daybreak'

Cornus florida 'Pendula'

Cornus florida rubra

Cornus kousa

Cornus mas

Cornus walteri

Cornus x 'Aurora'

Cornus x 'Celestial'

Cornus x 'Constellation'

Cornus x 'Ruth Ellen'

Cornus x 'Stellar Pink'

Corylus colurna

Cotinus obovatus

Crataegus laevigata 'Winter King'

Diospyros virginiana

Evodia danielli

Fagus grandifolia

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'

Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'

Fagus sylvatica 'Roseo-Marginata'

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'

Firmiana simplex

Halesia carolina

Heptacodium miconioides

Hovenia dulcis

Ilex decidua 'Council Fire'

Ilex decidua 'Pocohontas'

Ilex opaca

Ilex x fosteri

Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Ilex x 'Edward J. Stevens'

Juglans nigra

Koelreuteria bipinnata

Koelreuteria paniculata

Lagerstroemia indica

Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Townhouse'

Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Natchez'

Lagerstroemia indica 'Miami'

Lagerstroemia indica 'Hardy Lavender'

Liquidambar styraciflua

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundilobum'

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'

Lidiodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera variegata

Maackia amurense

Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gen'

Magnolia grandiflora 'Brackens Brown Beauty'

Magnolia hypoleuca

Magnolia kobus

Magnolia macrophylla

Magnolia officinalis

Magnolia soulaneana

Magnolia salicifolia

Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'

Magnolia virginiana

Magnolia x Anne

Magnolia x Ballerina

Magnolia x Jane

Magnolia x 'Butterflies'

Magnolia x 'Golder Stars'

Magnolia x 'Galaxy'

Magnolia x Merrill

Magnolia x 'Vulcan'

Malus species

Morus alba

Morus alba 'Pendula'

Nyssa ogeche

Nyssa sylcatica

Nyssa aquatica

Nyssa chinensis

Ostrya virginiana

Parrotira persica

Phellodendreon amurense

Pistacea chinensis

Platanus occidentalis

Populus alba

Populus deltoides

Prunus laurocerasus

Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'

Prunus subhirtilla 'Autumnnalis'

Prunus subhirtilla var pendula

Prunus x 'Okame'

Prunus x yedoensis

Prunus x yedoensis 'Shidare Yoshino'

Pterocarya stenoptera

Pterostyrax hispida

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'

Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'

Quercus accutissima

Quercus alba

Quercus bicolor

Quercus coccinia

Quercus falcata

Querus imbricaria

Quercus lyrata

Quercus muehlenbergii

Quercus nigra

Quercus palustris

Quercus phellos

Quercus robur 'Argenteo Marginata'

Quercus robur 'Rose Hill'

Quercus robur fastigiata

Quercus rubra

Quercus shumardii

Quercus stellata

Rhamnus frangula

Robinia pseudoacacia

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'

Salix nigra

Sambucus canadensis

Sassafras albidum

Styrax japonica

Styrax japonica 'Pink Chimes'

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Tilia americana 'Redmond'

Tilia cordata 'Glenleven'

Ulmus parvifolia

Ulmus parcifolia 'Bosque'

Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake'

Ulmus x 'Liberty'

Ulmus x 'Regal'

Vitex agnus-castus

Xanthocerus sorbifolium

Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'

Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'

Common Name

Souther Sugar Maple

Trident Maple

Oregonvine Maple

Ivyleaf Maple

David Maple

Paperbark Maple

Stripedbark Maple

Amur Maple

Balkan Maple

Henry Maple

'Fernleaf' Fullmoon Maple

Japanese Maple cult.

Japanese Maple cultivar

Osakazuki Japanese Maple

Coralbark Maple

Japanese Maple cultivar

Norway Maple

Red Maple

Red Maple cult.

Redvein Maple

Silver Maple

Sugar Maple

'Sommemoration' Sugar Maple

Legacy Sugar Maple

'Green Mountain' Sugar Maple

Tatarian Maple

Three flower Maple

Purpleblow Maple

Pacific Sunset Maple

'O Neills Red' Horsechestnut

Red Buckeye


Allegheny Serviceberry

River Birch

Heritage River Birch

European White Birch

Japanese Whitespire Birch

American Hornbeam

Upright European Hornbeam

Japanese Hornbeam

Pignut Hickory


Shagbark Hickory

Mockernut Hickory



Eastern Redbud

'Oklahoma' Redbud

'Avondale' Redbud

Chinese Fringetree

White Fringetree

'Morning Cloud' Chitalpa



'Appalachian Spring' Dogwood

'Cherokee Daybreak' Dogwood

Weeping White Dogwood

Pink Dogwood

Chinese Dogwood

Corneliancherry Dogwood

Walter Dogwood

Stellar Series Dogwood

Stellar Series Dogwood

Stellar Series Dogwood

Steller Series Dogwood

Stellar Series Dogwood

Turkish Filbert

American Smoketree

'Winter King' Hawthorne

Common Persimmon

Korean Evodia

American Beech

Weeping Purpleleaf European Beech

'Rohan' European Beech

Tricolor European Beech

Rivers Purple Beech

Chinese Parasoltree

Carolina Silverbell

Seven Sons Tree

Japanese Raisintree

Possomhaw holly cult.

Possomhaw holly cult.

American Holly

Foster's Holly

'Nellie Stevens' Holly

'Edward J. Stevens' Holly

Black Walnut

Bouganvillea Golden Raintree

Golden Raintree

Indian species Crapemyrtle

'Townhouse' Crapemyrtle

'Natchez' Crapemyrtle

Miami Crapemyrtle

Hardy Lavender Crapemyrtle


Fruitless Sweetgum

Don Shadow's Upright Sweetgum

Tulip Poplar

Variegated Tulip Poplar

Amur Maackia

Southern Magnolia

Southern Magnolia cultivar.

'Brackens Brown Beauty' Magnolia

Magnolia species

Kobus Magnolia

Bigleaf Magnolia

Magnolia species

Saucer Magnolia

Anise Magnolia

Waterlily Magnolia

Sweetbay Magnolia

Anne Magnolia

Ballerina Magnolia

Jane Magnolia

'Butterflies' Magnolia

'Golden Stars' Magnolia

'Galaxy' Magnolia

Merrill Magnolia

'Vulcan' Magnolia


White Mulberry

Teas Weeping Mulberry

Ogeeche Tupelo

Black Tupelo

Swamp Tupelo

Chinese Tupelo

American Hophornbeam

Persian Parrotia

Amur Corktree

Chinese Pistache


White Poplar


Common Cherrylaurel

'Kwanzan' Cherry

Autumn Higan Cherry

Weeping Higan Cherry

'Okame' Cherry

Yoshino Cherry

Weeping Yoshino Cherry

Chinese Wingnut

Fragrant Epaulette Tree

'Aristocrat' Pear

'Bradfor' Callery Pear

'Chaticleer' Callery Pear

Sawtooth Oak

White Oak

Swamp White Oak

Scarlet Oak

Southern Red Oak

Shingle Oak

Overcup Oak

Chinkapin Oak

Water Oak

Pin Oak

Willow Oak

Variegated English Oak

'Rose Hill' English Oak

Upright English Oak

Red Oak

'Shumard's' Oak

Post Oak

Glossy Buckthorn

Black Locust

Purple Robe Locust

Black Willow

America Elder


Japanese Snowbell

'Pink Chimes' Japanese Styrax

'Ivory Silk' Japanese Tree Lilac

'Redmond' Linden

'Glenleven' Linder

Lacebark Elm

Bosque Lacebark Elm

Drake Lacebark Elm

'Liberty' American Elm

'Regal' Lacebark Elm


Shinyleaf Yellowhorn

'Green Vase' Zelkova

'Village Green' Zelkova