Recommended Trees & Shrubs

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Are you looking for a tree or shrub to plant in your yard and not certain which native plant would help the wildlife in the Arboretum?

A list of trees and shrubs below details common central Ohio native species.

Some can be found among the LOUA walk trees, thus you can check the Arboreum walk maps and see what the tree looks like in person. Most are friendly and can be approached without caution.

You can also download the list as an Excel file: LOUA Tree & Shrub List-1

Size Geunus Species Common name Family
Large Tree Acer negundo Boxelder Aceraceae (Maple Family)
Medium Tree Acer rubrum Red Maple Aceraceae (Maple Family)
Medium Tree Acer nigrum Black Maple Aceraceae (Maple Family)
Large Tree Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Aceraceae (Maple Family)
Shrub Sambucus canadensis Elderberry Adoxaceae (Moschatel Family)
Shrub Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)
Shrub Rhus typhina Staghorn Sumac Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)
Small Tree Asimina triloba Paw Paw Annonaceae (Annona Family)
Shrub Ilex verticilliata Winterberry Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)
Small Tree Carpinus caroliniana American Hornbeam Betulaceae (Birch Family)
Shrub Corylus americana American hazelnut Betulaceae (Birch Family)
Small Tree Ostrya virginiana American Hophornbeam Betulaceae (Birch Family)
Shrub Diervilla lonicera Bush-honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Shrub Viburnum acerifolium Maple-leaved Viburnum Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Shrub Viburnum prunifolium Black Haw Viburnum Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Small Tree Viburnum lentago Nannyberry Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Shrub Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Viburnum Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Small Tree Euonymous atropurpurea Eastern Wahoo Celastraceae (Bittersweet family)
Small Tree Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
Small Tree Cornus racemosa Gray Dogwood Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
Small Tree Cornus alernifolia Pagoda Dogwood Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
Small Tree Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
Small Tree Cornus drummondii Roughleaf Dogwood Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
Shrub Cornus sericea Redtwig Dogwood Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
Large Tree Diospyros virginiana American persimmon Ebenaceae (Ebony Family)
Large Tree Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffeetree Fabaceae (Bean Family)
Large Tree Gleditsia triacanthos Honeylocust Fabaceae (Bean Family)
Small Tree Cercis canadensis Red Bud Fabaceae (Bean Family)
Large Tree Quercus velutina Black Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus stellata Post Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus palustris Pin Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus rubra Red Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus imbricaria Shingle Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Fagus grandifolia American Beech Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Quercus alba White Oak Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Large Tree Castanea dentata American Chestnut Fagaceae (Beech Family)
Small Tree Hammamelis virginiana Common Witch Hazel Hamamelidaceae (Witchhazel Family)
Large Tree Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye Hippocastanaceae (Horsechestnut Family)
Large Tree Juglans cinerea Butternut Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)
Large Tree Carya cordiformis Bitternut Hickory Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)
Large Tree Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)
Large Tree Carya ovalis Red Hickory Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)
Large Tree Carya laciniosa Shellbark Hickory Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)
Large Tree Juglans nigra Black Walnut Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)
Small Tree Sassafras albidum Sassafras Lauraceae (Laurel Family)
Shrub Lindera benzoin Spicebush Lauraceae (Laurel Family)
Large Tree Magnolia acuminata Cucumber Tree Magnoliaceae (Magnolia Family)
Large Tree Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree Magnoliaceae (Magnolia Family)
Large Tree Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum Nyssaceae (Tupelo Family)
Large Tree Fraxinus quadrangulata Blue Ash Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Large Tree Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Large Tree Fraxinus americana White Ash Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Small Tree Fraxinus nigra Black Ash Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Large Tree Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore Platanaceae (Plane Tree Family)
Shrub Aronia prunifolia Red Chokeberry Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Small Tree Malus coronaria Wild Crab-apple Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Small Tree Crataegus succulenta Fleshy Hawthorn Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Small Tree Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Hawthorn Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Small Tree Prunus americana American Plum Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Small Tree Prunus virginiana Common Chokecherry Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Large Tree Prunus serotina Black Cherry Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Small Tree Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Shrub Spirea alba Meadow-sweet Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Small Tree Cephalanthus occidentalis Common Buttonbush Rubiaceae (Madder Family)
Small Tree Ptelea trifoliata Common Hoptree Rutaceae (Rue Family)
Small Tree Zanthoxylum americanum Common pricklyash Rutaceae (Rue Family)
Large Tree Populus deltoides Cottonwood Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Small Tree Populus grandidentatum Bigtooth Aspen Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Small Tree Populus tremuloides Quaking Aspen Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Small Tree Salix amygdaloides Peach-leaf Willow Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Shrub Salix discolor Pussy Willow Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Shrub Salix humilis Upland Willow Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Shrub Salix sericea Silky Willow Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Shrub Salix eriocephala Heart-leaf Willow Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Shrub Salix exigua Sandbar Willow Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Medium Tree Salix nigra Black Willow Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Small Tree Staphylea trifolia Bladdernut Staphyleaceae (Bladdernut Family)
Large Tree Tilia americana American Basswood Tiliaceae (Linden Family)
Large Tree Ulmus americana American Elm Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
Large Tree Ulmus rubra Slippery Elm Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
Large Tree Celtis occidentalis Common Hackberry Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
Shrub Dirca palustris Leatherwood Thymelaeaceae (Daphne Family)
Small Tree Morus rubra Red Mulberry Moraceae (Mulberry Family)

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