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Updated 2007-10-24 22:18

Overview

Memorize the genus/species of various Woody Plants. This is from a course at UC on the subject, hence its division into weeks.

Common

GenusName
UlmusElm
FraxinusAsh
CrataegusHawthorn
AcerMaple
QuercusOak
FagusBeech
memorize

Weeks 1 and 2

Table I

Genus/SpeciesName
Lamburnum x watereriGodenchain tree
Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'Thundercloud Plum
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaGreen Ash
Nyssa sylvaticaBlack Gum or Tupelo
Acer circinatumVine Maple
Platanus x acerifoliaLondon Planetree
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Table II

Genus/SpeciesName
Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'Copper Beech
Amelanchier x grandifloraApple Serviceberry
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'Diablo Ninebark
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'Royal Purple Smoke Tree
Chaenomeles speciosaFlowering Quince
Robina psuedacaciaBlack Locust
memorize

Pictures / class notes

http://homepages.uc.edu/~jonesbr/DrHort/woody1.html
http://homepages.uc.edu/~jonesbr/DrHort/woody2.html

Week 3

Table I

Genus/SpeciesName
Sequoia sempervirensCoast Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteumGiant Sequoia
Oxydendrum arboreumSourwood
Prunus serrulata 'Shirotae'Mt. Fuji Cherry
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'European White Birch
Metasequoia glyptostroboidesDawn Redwood
Acer ginnalaAmur Maple
memorize

Table II

Genus/SpeciesName
Aesculus x carneaRed Horechestnut
Cercis canadensisRedbud
Crataegus x lavalleiLavelle Hawthorn
Liriodendron tulipiferaTulip Tree
Quercus coccineaScarlet Oak
Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolarisClimbing Hydrangea
Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'Hall's Honeysuckle
memorize

Pictures / class notes

http://homepages.uc.edu/~jonesbr/DrHort/woody3.html

Week 4

Table I

Genus/SpeciesName
Juniperus chinensis 'Kaizuka'Hollywood Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni'Blue Rug Juniper
Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'Tam Juniper
Quercus palustrisPin Oak
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'Blue Star Juniper
Oxydendrum arboeumSourwood
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Table II

Genus/SpeciesName
Larix decidua 'Pendula'European Larch
Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'Upright English Oak
Sciadopitys verticillataJapanese Umbrella Pine
Calluna vulgarisScotch Heather
Chaenomeles speciosaFlowering Quince
Philadelphus x virginalis 'Miniature Snowflake'Miniature Snowflake Mock Orange
Erica carneaHeath
memorize

Pictures / class notes

http://homepages.uc.edu/~jonesbr/DrHort/woody4.html

Week 5

Table I

Genus/SpeciesName
Blechnum spicantDeer Fern
Leucothoe axillarisDrooping Leucothoe
Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'Japanese Painted Fern
Prunus laurocerasusEnglish Laurel
Drytopteris erythrosoraAutumn Fern
Thujopsis dolobrataDeerhorn Cedar
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Table II

Genus/SpeciesName
SymphoricarposSnowbwrry
Fothergilla gardeniiDwarf Fothergilla
Hamamelis mollisChinese Witchhazel
Ginko bilobaGinko, Maidenhair Tree
Liquidambar styracifluaSweetgum
memorize

Table III

Genus/SpeciesName
Betula pendulaEuropean White Birch
Salix alba 'Tristis'Golden Weeping Willow
Rhus typhinia 'Lanciniata'Cut-leaf Staghorn Sumac
Cercidiphyllum japonicumKatsura Tree
Viburnum plicatum vat. tomentosumDoublefile Viburnum
memorize

Pictures / class notes

http://homepages.uc.edu/~jonesbr/DrHort/woody5.html

Plant Culture and Disease

 

PlantCulture/Disease
White AshAsh Borer
Green AshAsh Borer
Flowering DogwoodAnthracnose, Powdery Mildew, Borer
ElmDutch Elm Disease
Washington HawthornCedar Apple Rust, Cedar Hawthorn Rust, Cedar Quince Rust
Winter King HawthornCedar Apple Rust, Cedar Hawthorn Rust, Cedar Quince Rust
Bradford PearSplitting, trunk can split. Can get fireblight, but usually not fatal.
GinkoFruit smells nasty
River BirchLeaves drop during drought. Can get messy around pool.
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Plant Soil Types

 

PlantSoil Type
Gleditsia tricantos var. inermisTolerates wet soil. Tolerates dry, harsh soil conditions
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaTolerates dry, harsh soil conditions
Nyssa sylvaticaTolerates wet soil
Platanus x acerifoliaTolerates wet soil
Cercis canadensisTolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Ulmus sp.Tolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Ulmus parvifoliaTolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Taxodium distichumTolerates wet soil
Metasequoia glyptostroboidesTolerates wet soil
Catalpa speciosaTolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Koelreuteria paniculataTolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Celtis occidentalisTolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Acer rubrumTolerates wet soil. Tolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Acer SaccharinumTolerates wet soil. Tolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Pryus calleryana 'Bradford'Tolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Magnolia virginia var. australisTolerates wet soil
Itea virginicaTolerates wet soil
Ginko bilobaTolerates dry soil, harsh soil conditions
Betula nigraTolerates wet soil
Acer x freemaniiTolerates wet soil
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Flower Colors

 

PlantFlower Color
Gleditsia tricanthos var. inermisGreenish yellow fragrant flowers in the summer
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaGreen to reddish purple flowers. Not very showy.
Amelanchier x grandifloraWhite flowers with pink buds
Cornus floridaWhite
Cornus kousaCreamy white
Cornus masYellow
Cercis canadensisPink
Cladrastis kentukeaCreamy white, pea like flower
Catalpa speciosaWhite
Sassafras albidumYellow
Crataegus phaenopyrumWhite
Crataegus virdis 'Winter King'White
Koelreuteria paniculataYellow
Lonicera maackiiWhite Yellow
Acer rubrumRed
Acer platanoidesYellowish Green
Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'White
Magnolia x soulangianaPurple
Magnolia acuminataGreenish Yellow
Magnolia virginianaLarge creamy white flowers
Magnolia grandifloraLarge creamy white flowers
Itea virginicaWhite
Fothergilla gardeniiWhite
Hamamelis virginianaYellow
Prunus yedoensisDouble pale pink or white flowers
memorize