The area’s rich diversity of plants was made possible by a natural diversity in this area because it is at the border of different geological and climate zones. This diversity was promoted by plant exchanges, both native and “exotic,” initiated by early American plant hunters and botanists, like John and William Bartram of nearby Bartram’s Garden, and horticulturalists/collectors such as William Hamilton of The Woodlands.

Trees and Selected Shrubs
of University City

 

View list alphabetically by:

  Scientific Name Common Name
ID Scientific Names Common Names Locations of Specimens in University City Origin Date Introduced
to Other Areas
Properties
15 Acer campestre Hedge Maple Balt., 4103 N. Africa, Middle East, Europe 1700's http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acecam/acecam1.html
13 Acer griseum Paperbark Maple Balt, 4100 bl, beside church China, central 1901 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acegri/acegri1.html
12 Acer rubrum var. October Glory October Glory Red Maple Balt, 3900bl, S side     http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acerub/acerub1.html
22 Ailanthus altissima Ailanthus Locust, 4033 China 1784 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/ailalt/ailalt1.html
7 Betula nigra var. Heritage Heritage River Birch 48th, 827 US, Eastern   http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/b/betnig/betnig1.html
10 Carpinus betulus European Hornbeam 49th, 449, side of house in yard Europe, Asia Minor Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/carbet/carbet1.html
11 Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud 49th, 450, in front yard N. America, Central & SE 1641 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/cercan/cercan1.html
5 Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood 48th, 821  (2 trees) N. America, Eastern 1731 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/corflo/corflo1.html
29 Franklinia alatamaha Franklinia Spruce, 4116, in yard obscured by Paper Mulberry Georgia 1777 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/f/fraala/fraala1.html
17 Fraxinus pennsylvanica var. Patmore Patmore Green Ash Cedar, 5010      
2 Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo 45th, at Balt China, Eastern 1784 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/g/ginbil/ginbil1.html
1 Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea 44th & Locust, Spruce Hill Garden at corner US, Southeast 1783 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/h/hydque/hydque1.html
28 Ilex opaca American Holly Springfield, 4805, in yard US, Eastern 1744 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/i/ileopa/ileopa1.html
18 Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenrain Tree Chester, at 41st, triangle China, Korea, Japan 1763 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/k/koepan/koepan1.html
23 Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree Locust, 4045 & opposite 229 42nd US, Central & Southern 1663 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/l/lirtul/lirtul1.html
14 Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Balt,, 4235 (house next to florist) US, Southern 1734 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/maggra/maggra1.html
21 Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Healing Garden & Squirrel Hill Garden US, Eastern & Southern 1688 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/magvir/magvir1.html
4 Morus alba Mulberry 46th, 501 China centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/moralb/moralb1.html
30 Paulownia tomentosa Royal Paulownia, Empress Tree Spruce, 4200 bl, at 41st China 1834 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/pautom/pautom1.html
8 Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine 48th, 914 N. America, Eastern 1705 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/pinstr/pinstr1.html
19 Platanus x acerifolia London Planetree Chestnut, 4900 bl, Melville, 5-- London, England 1663 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/plaace/plaace1.html
20 Populus nigra var. italica Lombardy Poplar Drexel, 3800 bl Walnut, look North Africa, North, Europe, Western 1700's http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/aespar/aespar1.html
32 Prunus serrulata var. Kwanzan Kwanzan Cherry Windsor, 4820, 4822 China, Korea, Japan Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/prukwa/prukwa1.html
25 Quercus acutissima Sawtooth Oak Pine, 4414 & Powelton, 3200 bl, N side China, Korea, Himalayas, Japan 1862 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/q/quebic/quebic1.html
9 Quercus palustris Pin Oak, Swamp Oak 48th, 916, front corner of yard US, East Central 1770 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/q/quepal/quepal1.html
24 Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust Osage, 4302, 43rd Street side yard US, East Central 1635 & centuries
ago by Indians
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/r/robpse/robpse1.html
31 Sophora japonica Japanese Pagodatree, Scholar Tree Walnut, 3900, in front of CVS and Kinko's Korea, China 1747 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/s/sopjap/sopjap1.html
6 Syringa reticulata Japanese Tree Lilac 48th, 824 Japan, Northern 1876 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/s/syrret/syrret1.html
27 Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Septa Portal, Balt side US, Southeastern 1640 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/t/taxdis/taxdis1.html
16 Toona sinensis, Cedrela toona Chinese Toon Cedar Park [click here for photo] China, Northern & Eastern 1862 http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/cedrela_sinsensis.html
26 Ulmus americana var. Liberty Liberty Elm Powelton, 3703 & 35th, 204 N selected for resistance to disease   http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/u/ulmame/ulmame1.html
3 Zelkova serrata Zelkova 46th, 200 block, W side Manchuria, Korea, Japan 1860 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/z/zelser/zelser1.html

Additional Species to be mapped:

41 Acer ginnala Amur Maple 48th & Trinity, side of house on Trinity China, Manchuria, Japan 1860 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acegin/acegin1.html
79 Acer negundo Box-elder Maple Larchwood, 4323, front yard ? N. America 1688 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/aceneg/aceneg1.html
101 Acer palmatum Japanese Maple Springfield, 4700 & 4800 bl, many large in yards Japan, China, Korea 1820 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acepal/acepal1.html
130 Acer platanoides Norway Maple Windsor, 4810 Europe 1756 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acepla/acepla1.html
83 Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple Osage, 4316 Europe, Western Asia Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acepse/acepse1.html
134 Acer rubrum Red Maple Windsor, 4816 & 4814 N. America, Eastern 1783 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acerub/acerub1.html
65 Acer rubrum var. Red Sunset Red Sunset Red Maple Catherine, 4900 bl, Park side http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acerub/acerub1.html
49 Acer saccharinum Silver Maple 48th, 915, on Windsor nr corner N. America, Eastern 1725 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acesac/acesac1.html
124 Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Windsor, 4715 N. America, Eastern 1753 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/aceacc/aceacc1.html
127 Acuba japonica Acuba Windsor, 4718, both plain & spotted in yard Japan 1783 http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/1079/acuba.html
60 Aesculus hippocastanum Horsechestnut Balt., 5149 Greece, Albania 1576 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/aeship/aeship1.html
70 Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye Healing Garden US, SE 1785 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/aespar/aespar1.html
45 Aesculus x carnea Red Flowered Horsechestnut 48th, 816, front yard Germany 19th century http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/aescar/aescar1.html
140 Albizia julibrissin Mimosa Winter, 3213 Iran to Central China 1745 http://www.streetside.com/plants/floridata/ref/a/albizia.htm
111 Amelanchier canadensis Serviceberry Springfield, 4811 US, Eastern http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/amecan/amecan1.html
128 Amelanchier x grandiflora Serviceberry Windsor, 4808 US, Eastern 1600's
94 Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry Septa Portal, Balt side US, Eastern 1700 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/aroarb/aroarb1.html
90 Betula nigra River Birch Pine, 47-- US, Eastern 1736 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/b/betnig/betnig1.html
141 Betula papyrifera Paper Birch Larchwood, 4301 (back yard) N. America, Northern http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/b/betpap/betpap1.html
63 Broussonetia papyrifera Paper Mulberry BioPond Garden China, Japan 1750 http://www.guiaverde.com/arboles/Broussonetiapapyrifera.htm
135 Buddleia davidii Butterfly Bush Windsor, 4816, in yard China, Japan 1890 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/b/buddav/buddav1.html
34 Castanea sp. Chestnut (species?) 43rd, 328
59 Catalpa bignonoides Catalpa Balt., 4235 (behind the Southern Magnolia) US, SE 1726 by Colonists, earlier by Indians http://bluehen.ags.udel.edu/gopher-data2/.trees/.descriptions/c_bignonioides.html
92 Celtis occidentalis Hackberry Powelton, 3200 bl, N side NA, Eastern 1636 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/celocc/celocc1.html
102 Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura Springfield, 4709 China, Japan 1865 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/cerjap/cerjap1.html
71 Chionanthus virginicus Fringetree Healing Garden US, Mid-Atlantic and SE 1736 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/chivir/chivir1.html
68 Cladrastis kentukea Yellowwood Clark Park US, Southern Alleghenies 1790 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/claken/claken1.html
98 Clethra alnifolia Summersweet Septa Portal, Balt side, & Squirrel Hill Garden US, Eastern 1731 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/clealn/clealn1.html
72 Cornus alba Tatarian Dogwood, Redtwig Dogwood Healing Garden Siberia, Manchuria, Korea 1741 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/coralb/coralb1.html
82 Cornus kousa Chinese Dogwood Locust, 46-- Japan, Korea, China 1875 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/corkou/corkou1.html
73 Cornus sericia Redosier Dogwood Healing Garden N. America, Eastern 1656 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/corser/corser1.html
97 Cornus x constellation Stellar Hybrid Dogwood Septa Portal, Balt side (Bartram)
69 Corylus avellana Turkish Hazel, European Filbert Hazel, 4800bl N. Africa, http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/corave/corave1.html
43 Cotinus coggygria Common Smoketree, Smokebush 48th, 444, in yard Europe, S to China 1656 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/cotcog/cotcog1.html
42 Crataegus laevigata English Hawthorn 48th, 1013 N. Africa, Europe Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/cralae/cralae1.html
85 Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Hawthorne Osage, 4744 & Windsor US, South & Central 1738 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/crapha/crapha1.html
116 Cryptomeria japonica Cryptomeria Spruce, at 44th (3) China & Japan 1692  (1862 to US) http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/cryjap/cryjap1.html
40 Fagus sylvatica var. cuprea Copper Beach 47th, 406, in yard Europe Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/f/fagsyl/fagsyl1.html
81 Ficus carica Fig Larchwood, 4541 Asia, Western Millenia ago http://www.streetside.com/plants/floridata/ref/f/ficus_c.htm
47 Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash 48th, 914, Windsor side nr garage N. America, Eastern 1824 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/f/frapen/frapen1.html
55 Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Thornless Honey Locust Balt, 3900 bl, N side US, East Central to South 1700 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/g/gletri/gletri1.html
35 Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffeetree 45th, 253 US, Mid-central 1748 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/g/gymdio/gymdio1.html
109 Halesia tetraptera Carolina Silverbell Springfield, 4806 US, Central 1756 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/h/haltet/haltet1.html
74 Hamamelis virginia Common Witchhazel Healing Garden N. America, Eastern 1736 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/h/hamvir/hamvir1.html
89 Hibiscus syriacus Rose-of-Sharon Pine, 4103, hedge by drive India, China before 1600 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/h/hibsyr/hibsyr1.html
75 Hydrangea arborescens Smooth Hydrangea Healing Garden US, Eastern 1736 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/h/hydarb/hydarb1.html
106 Ilex aquifolium English Holly Springfield, 4801, 48th St side yard Europe, N. Africa Centuries ago http://www.thegardenhelper.com/holly.html
48 Ilex cornuta Chinese Holly 48th, 914, Windsor side yard nr. Porch http://bluehen.ags.udel.edu/gopher-data2/.broadleafeg/.descriptions/i_cornut.html
100 Ilex crenata Japanese Holly Springfield, 4603, hedge in front of porch Korea, China, Japan 1864 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/i/ilecre/ilecre1.html
95 Ilex glabra Inkberry Holly Septa Portal, Balt side N. America, Eastern 1759 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/i/ilegla/ilegla1.html
76 Ilex verticillata Winterberrry Healing Garden N. America, East & Central 1736 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/i/ilever/ilever1.html
129 Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Windsor, 4809, in yard US, Eastern 1744 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/i/itevir/itevir1.html
44 Juglans nigra Black Walnut 48th, 455, in front yard US, Eastern 1686 by colonists, earlier by Indians http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/j/jugnig/jugnig1.html
36 Juniperus communis Common Juniper 46th, 322, at front of yard http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/j/juncom/juncom1.html
99 Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red Cedar Septa Portal, Woodland side N. America, East & Central 1664 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/j/junvir/junvir1.html
136 Laburnum watereri Goldenchain Tree Windsor, 4817, at corner of porch http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/l/labwat/labwat1.html
137 Lagerstroemia indica Crepe Myrtle Windsor, 4818 Korea, China 1747 http://www.floridata.com/ref/l/lager_i.cfm
80 Larix laricina American Larch Larchwood, 4427, & Septa Portal on Balt. N. America, Northern 1737 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/l/larlar/larlar1.html
133 Ligustrum sps. Privet (species?) Windsor, 4816 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/l/ligvul/ligvul1.html
125 Liquidamber styraciflua Sweetgum Windsor, 4716 US, Central & Southern 1681 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/l/liqsty/liqsty1.html
57 Maackia amurensis Amur Maackia Balt, 4900 bl on park side Manchuria 1864 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/maaamu/maaamu1.html
39 Maclura pomifera Osage-orange 46th, at Pine Arkansas & Texas Centuries ago by Indians http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/macpom/macpom1.html
64 Magnolia acuminata Cucumbertree Magnolia BioPond Garden US, Appalachia 1736 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/magacu/magacu1.html
37 Magnolia macrophylla Bigleaf Magnolia 46th, 519, in front yard US, Appalachia 1800 http://plants.usda.gov/plants/cgi_bin/topics.cgi
58 Magnolia stellata Star Magnolia Balt, at 48th in triangle by church Japan 1862 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/magste/magste1.html
61 Magnolia x soulangiana Saucer Magnolia Baltimore, 4401, in yard http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/magsou/magsou1.html
56 Malus Crabapple Balt, 4600 bl
67 Malus Apple Chester, 5100 bl., in yard
104 Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood Springfield, 4801 China, Central 1947 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/m/metgly/metgly1.html
52 Nyssa sylvatica Blackgum 48th, at Chester, outside garden fence on 48th US, Eastern 1750 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/n/nyssyl/nyssyl1.html
53 Oxydendron arboreum Sourwood, Sorreltree 49th, 915, Windsor side nr back corner of yard US, Eastern & Southeastern 1747 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/o/oxyarb/oxyarb1.html
122 Picea abies Norway Spruce Windsor, 4711, in yard Europe, Northern & Central 1700's http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/picabi/picabi1.html
121 Picea pungens Colorado Spruce, Blue Windsor, 4709, side of porch US, Southwest & Rockies 1862 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/picpun/picpun1.html
112 Pinus mugo Swiss Mountain Pine Springfield, 4814 Europe, Central & Southern 1779 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/pinmug/pinmug1.html
93 Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Septa Portal US, Southeastern 1713 http://bluehen.ags.udel.edu/gopher-data2/.conifers/.descriptions/p_taeda.html
126 Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore Windsor, 4718 N. America, Eastern 1640 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/plaocc/plaocc1.html
87 Poncirus trifoliata Hardy-Orange Pine & 46th, NE corner Korea, N. China 1850 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/pontri/pontri1.html
66 Populus deltoides Eastern Cottonwood Cedar, 5023 N. America, Eastern 1750 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/popdel/popdel1.html
50 Prunus cerasifera Purpleleaved Flowering Plum 48th, 916, Windsor side (2 trees) Asia, Western, Caucasus 1600's http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/q/quepal/quepal1.html
77 Prunus laurocerasus Common Cherrylaurel Healing Garden Europe, SE & Asia Minor 1576 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/prulau/prulau1.html
103 Prunus persica Peach Springfield, 4726, front corner of yard China Centuries ago
54 Prunus serotina Black Cherry 49th, 917, in yard at far back corner on Windsor N. America, Eastern 1629 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/pruser/pruser1.html
119 Prunus serrulata var. Amanogawa Amanogawa Cherry Walton, 4900 bl, N side China, Korea, Japan Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/prukwa/prukwa1.html
120 Prunus x yedoensis Yoshino Cherry Warrington, 4804 Japan 1902 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/pruyed/pruyed1.html
108 Pyrus calleryana Callery Pear Springfield, 4805 Korea & China 1908 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/pyrcal/pyrcal1.html
51 Pyrus pyrifolia Chinese Sand Pear 48th, 917, Windsor side by back yard China, Central & Western 1909
88 Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak Pine, 4101 N. America, Eastern 1800 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/q/quebic/quebic1.html
118 Quercus imbricaria Shingle Oak St. Bernard, 900 bl US, East Central & South 1724 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/q/queimb/queimb1.html
105 Quercus phellos Willow Oak Springfield, 4801, 48th St side (2 trees) US, Eastern 1770 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/q/quephe/quephe1.html
132 Quercus robur English Oak Windsor, 4815 Europe, N. Africa Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/q/querob/querob1.html
110 Quercus rubra Red Oak Springfield, 4810 N. America, Northeast 1783 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/q/querub/querub1.html
84 Rhododendron Rhododendron (Species?) Osage, 4521, in yard
91 Rhus typhina Staghorn Sumac Powelton & 36th, N side, side of house N. America, Eastern 1629 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/r/rhugla/rhugla1.html
33 Salix alba White Weeping Willow 42nd & Locust, corner of school grounds Europe, Central & S. Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/s/salalb/salalb1.html
62 Sassafras albidum Sassafras Baring, 3607, in front yard N. America, Eastern 1630 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/s/sasalb/sasalb1.html
113 Sorbus sp. Mountain Ash Springfield, 4823, 49th St by sidewalk
138 Stewartia pseudocamellia Japanese Stewartia Windsor, 4820, in yard Japan 1874 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/s/stepse/stepse1.html
117 Styrax americanus American Snowbell Squirrel Hill Garden US, Southeastern 1765 http://www.sfasu.edu/ag/arboretum/plantofmonth/styrax%20americanus/
107 Styrax japonicus Japanese Snowbell Springfield, 4804 China, Korea, Japan, Philippines 1862 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/s/styjap/styjap1.html
86 Syringa vulgaris Lilac Osage, outside corner of wall at 47th Europe, Southern 1563 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/s/syrvul/syrvul1.html
96 Taxus baccata English Yew Septa Portal, Baltimore and Woodland sides Europe, N. Africa http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/t/taxbac/taxbac1.html
38 Thuja Arborvitae (species?) 46th, 525 & 527, front yards
123 Tilia americana Basswood Windsor, 4713 N. America, Eastern 1752 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/t/tilame/tilame1.html
139 Tilia cordata Littleleaf Linden Windsor, 4821 & 4719 Europe Centuries ago http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/t/tilcor/tilcor1.html
46 Tilia Tomentosa Silver Linden 48th, 831 Europe, Southeast & Asia, W. 1767 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/t/tiltom/tiltom1.html
114 Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock Spruce Hill Garden, against wall N. America, Eastern 1736 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/t/tsucan/tsucan1.html
115 Ulmus americana American Elm Spruce, 4023 N. America, Eastern & Central 1752 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/u/ulmame/ulmame1.html
131 Ulmus parvifolia Chinese Elm, Lacebark Elm Windsor, 4811 China, Korea, Japan 1794 http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/u/ulmpar/ulmpar1.html
78 Viburnum nudum Smooth Witherod Healing Garden US, Eastern 1752

September 2003