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
Former Director of Grounds Management

Botanical Name Common Name
Acer barbatum Souther Sugar Maple
Acer buergeranum Trident Maple
Acer circinatum Oregonvine Maple
Acer cissifolium Ivyleaf Maple
Acer davidii David Maple
Acer griseum Paperbark Maple
Acer davidii ssp. grosseri Stripedbark Maple
Acer ginnala 'Flame' Amur Maple
Acer heldreichii Balkan Maple
Acer cissifolium ssp. henryi Henry Maple
Acer japonicum falicifolium aconitifolium Fernleaf' Fullmoon Maple
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' Japanese Maple cult.
Acer palmatum 'Butterflies' Japanese Maple cultivar
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Osakazuki Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku' Coralbark Maple
Acer palmatum 'Waterfall' Japanese Maple cultivar
Acer platanoides Norway Maple
Acer rubrum Red Maple
Acer rubrum 'October Glory' Red Maple cult.
Acer rufinerve Redvein Maple
Acer saccharinum Silver Maple
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum 'Commemoration' Sommemoration' Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum 'Legacy' Legacy Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain' Green Mountain' Sugar Maple
Acer truncatum Tatarian Maple
Acer triflorum Three flower Maple
Acer truncatum Purpleblow Maple
Acer x 'Pacific Sunset' Pacific Sunset Maple
Aesculus x carnea 'O Neills Red' O Neills Red' Horsechestnut
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye
Albizia julibrissin Mimosa
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny Serviceberry
Betula nigra River Birch
Betula nigra 'Heritage' Heritage River Birch
Betula pendula European White Birch
Betula platyphylla 'Whitespire' Japanese Whitespire Birch
Carpinus caroliniana American Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Upright European Hornbeam
Carpinus japonica Japanese Hornbeam
Carya glabra Pignut Hickory
Carya illinoinsis Pecan
Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory
Carya tomentosa Mockernut Hickory
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry
Cercidiphylum japonisum Katsuratree
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Oklahoma' Oklahoma' Redbud
Cercis chinensis 'Avondale' Avondale' Redbud
Chionanthus retusus Chinese Fringetree
Chionanthus virginicus White Fringetree
X Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud' Morning Cloud' Chitalpa
Cladrastis kentukea Yellowwood
Cornus florida Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Appalachian Spring' Appalachian Spring' Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Daybreak' Cherokee Daybreak' Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Pendula' Weeping White Dogwood
Cornus florida rubra Pink Dogwood
Cornus kousa Chinese Dogwood
Cornus mas Corneliancherry Dogwood
Cornus walteri Walter Dogwood
Cornus x 'Aurora' Stellar Series Dogwood
Cornus x 'Celestial' Stellar Series Dogwood
Cornus x 'Constellation' Stellar Series Dogwood
Cornus x 'Ruth Ellen' Steller Series Dogwood
Cornus x 'Stellar Pink' Stellar Series Dogwood
Corylus colurna Turkish Filbert
Cotinus obovatus American Smoketree
Crataegus laevigata 'Winter King' Winter King' Hawthorne
Diospyros virginiana Common Persimmon
Evodia danielli Korean Evodia
Fagus grandifolia American Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula' Weeping Purpleleaf European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii' Rohan' European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Roseo-Marginata' Tricolor European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' Rivers Purple Beech
Firmiana simplex Chinese Parasoltree
Halesia carolina Carolina Silverbell
Heptacodium miconioides Seven Sons Tree
Hovenia dulcis Japanese Raisintree
Ilex decidua 'Council Fire' Possomhaw holly cult.
Ilex decidua 'Pocohontas' Possomhaw holly cult.
Ilex opaca American Holly
Ilex x fosteri Foster's Holly
Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens' Nellie Stevens' Holly
Ilex x 'Edward J. Stevens' Edward J. Stevens' Holly
Juglans nigra Black Walnut
Koelreuteria bipinnata Bouganvillea Golden Raintree
Koelreuteria paniculata Golden Raintree
Lagerstroemia indica Indian species Crapemyrtle
Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Townhouse' Townhouse' Crapemyrtle
Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Natchez' Natchez' Crapemyrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Miami' Miami Crapemyrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Hardy Lavender' Hardy Lavender Crapemyrtle
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundilobum' Fruitless Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' Don Shadow's Upright Sweetgum
Lidiodendron tulipifera Tulip Poplar
Liriodendron tulipifera variegata Variegated Tulip Poplar
Maackia amurense Amur Maackia
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gen' Southern Magnolia cultivar.
Magnolia grandiflora 'Brackens Brown Beauty' Brackens Brown Beauty' Magnolia
Magnolia hypoleuca Magnolia species
Magnolia kobus Kobus Magnolia
Magnolia macrophylla Bigleaf Magnolia
Magnolia officinalis Magnolia species
Magnolia soulaneana Saucer Magnolia
Magnolia salicifolia Anise Magnolia
Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily' Waterlily Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Magnolia
Magnolia x Anne Anne Magnolia
Magnolia x Ballerina Ballerina Magnolia
Magnolia x Jane Jane Magnolia
Magnolia x 'Butterflies' Butterflies' Magnolia
Magnolia x 'Golder Stars' Golden Stars' Magnolia
Magnolia x 'Galaxy' Galaxy' Magnolia
Magnolia x Merrill Merrill Magnolia
Magnolia x 'Vulcan' Vulcan' Magnolia
Malus species Crabapple
Morus alba White Mulberry
Morus alba 'Pendula' Teas Weeping Mulberry
Nyssa ogeche Ogeeche Tupelo
Nyssa sylcatica Black Tupelo
Nyssa aquatica Swamp Tupelo
Nyssa chinensis Chinese Tupelo
Ostrya virginiana American Hophornbeam
Parrotira persica Persian Parrotia
Phellodendreon amurense Amur Corktree
Pistacea chinensis Chinese Pistache
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore
Populus alba White Poplar
Populus deltoides Cottonwood
Prunus laurocerasus Common Cherrylaurel
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' Kwanzan' Cherry
Prunus subhirtilla 'Autumnnalis' Autumn Higan Cherry
Prunus subhirtilla var pendula Weeping Higan Cherry
Prunus x 'Okame' Okame' Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis Yoshino Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis 'Shidare Yoshino' Weeping Yoshino Cherry
Pterocarya stenoptera Chinese Wingnut
Pterostyrax hispida Fragrant Epaulette Tree
Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' Aristocrat' Pear
Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' Bradfor' Callery Pear
Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' Chaticleer' Callery Pear
Quercus accutissima Sawtooth Oak
Quercus alba White Oak
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak
Quercus coccinia Scarlet Oak
Quercus falcata Southern Red Oak
Querus imbricaria Shingle Oak
Quercus lyrata Overcup Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin Oak
Quercus nigra Water Oak
Quercus palustris Pin Oak
Quercus phellos Willow Oak
Quercus robur 'Argenteo Marginata' Variegated English Oak
Quercus robur 'Rose Hill' Rose Hill' English Oak
Quercus robur fastigiata Upright English Oak
Quercus rubra Red Oak
Quercus shumardii Shumard's' Oak
Quercus stellata Post Oak
Rhamnus frangula Glossy Buckthorn
Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe' Purple Robe Locust
Salix nigra Black Willow
Sambucus canadensis America Elder
Sassafras albidum Sassafras
Styrax japonica Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonica 'Pink Chimes' Pink Chimes' Japanese Styrax
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' Ivory Silk' Japanese Tree Lilac
Tilia americana 'Redmond' Redmond' Linden
Tilia cordata 'Glenleven' Glenleven' Linder
Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark Elm
Ulmus parcifolia 'Bosque' Bosque Lacebark Elm
Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake' Drake Lacebark Elm
Ulmus x 'Liberty' Liberty' American Elm
Ulmus x 'Regal' Regal' Lacebark Elm
Vitex agnus-castus Chastetree
Xanthocerus sorbifolium Shinyleaf Yellowhorn
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase' Green Vase' Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Village Green' Village Green' Zelkova