Deciduous id. 1

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Deciduous id. 1
2012-06-07 23:57:50
Deciduous identification

The identification of woody, grassy, and herbaceous deciduous plants used in the landscape.
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  1. Aesculus hippocastanum


    Zone 4

    7 leaflet on palmate leaf, spring blooming, white with yellowish or pinkish middles to the flowers, orangish yellow fall color, and has the spikeyest fruit casing, spring blooming. Grows 50-70' tall and 40-60' wide.
  2. Aesculus x carnea

    Red Horsechestnut

    Zone 4

    5 leaflets on palmate leaf, pink/red flower clusters, spring blooming, orangish yellow in fall, specimin for spring flower. Grows 40' high and 30' wide.
  3. Aesculus glabra

    Ohio Buckeye

    Zone 4

    5 leaflets, smaller leaf than horsechestnut and red horsechestnut, long point on leaflet, very shiny leaves, flower is green, blooms in spring, red with yellow on the edges fall color changes in August. Grows 20-40' high and wide.
  4. Aesculus parviflora

    Bottlebrush Buckeye

    Zone (4) 5

    White bottlebrushish flower, blooms in summer, 12" flowers, massing, screening, not shiny, shrub. Grows 10' high and wide.
  5. Clematis spp.


    Zone 4

    Twining vine, known for color-comes in pink, white, and purple; blooms in the summer, flower comes in single or double rows, some wild varieties, 3 leaflets, fruiting body is really fluffy seed pods, like to have cool roots and warm tops. Purple stems. Grows 10-20' long
  6. Chaenomeles speciosa

    Flowering Quince

    zone 4

    Red flower, simple leaf with extra leaf piece (stipule), yellow fruit in fall that looks like an apple, really hard fruit which can get as big as a softball, edible used as zest or in jams and jellies, specimin for flower, used in massing, has thorns. Grows 5-10' high and wide.
  7. Syringa x chinensis

    Chinese Lilac

    zone 4

    Blooms in the early spring, simple leaf, 4-6" flower inflorescence, light soft purple flower is the prominant color, best for it' s fragrance. First of lilacs to bloom. Grows 10-12' high and wide.
  8. Syringa vulgaris

    French lilac

    Zone 4

    Blooms in early spring, simple leaf that is fairly large and kind of heart shaped, best for available colors- comes in many varieties. good fragrance but not as strong as chinese, some varieties are double flowering, blooms 2 weeks after chinese, longer petioles than the chinese. Grows 10-12 high and wide.
  9. Syringa x prestoniae 'Miss Canada'

    Miss Canada Lilac

    Zone 3

    Flower 8-10" long, a lot of venation in the leaf, makes for a crinkly look, blooms early spring 2 wks after the french, only comes in pink-buds are more pink than the blossom. Grows 6' high and wide.
  10. Syringa microphylla 'Superba'

    Little Leaf Lilac

    Zone 3

    Small roundish leaves, 2-4" long inflorescence, blooms mid spring, comes in pinks and purples. Grows 6' high and wide.
  11. Syringa meyeri

    Dwarf Korean Lilac

    Zone 3

    More bushy, only comes in light lilac purple, blooms late spring, small and foldey leaves, similar to microphylla- used in massing and as an informal hedge. Best little bush that comes in the purple color. Most leaves have purplish margin. Grows 5' high and wide.
  12. Syringa patula

    Miss Kim Lilac

    Zone 3

    purple flowers, small, leaves about 3" and curl. Grows 3' high and wide.
  13. Syringa reticulata

    Japanese Tree Lilac

    Zone 4

    Popular in oriental gardens, looks like giant french lilac, 12" inflorescence, fluffy cottony white flowers, blooms in summer, smooth bark gets black-brown with white dots called lenticles. Grows 20-30' high and 15-20' wide.
  14. Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame'

    Goldflame Spirea

    Zone 3

    Used in massing/hedging, blooms in summer, specimin for changing color (goes from red to yellow to green). Grows 4' high and wide.
  15. Spiraea x bumalda

    Bumalda Type Series

    Zone 3

    massing/hedging, blooms in summer, flowers in pink or white. Grows 4' high and wide.
  16. Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

    Snowmound Spirea

    Zone 4

    Spikey arms flop from weight of "snow", loaded with white blossoms, leaf smooth with serration only at the top of the leaf. Grows 3-4' high and wide.
  17. Spiraea x vanhouttei

    Vanhoutte Spirea/ Bridal Veil Spirea

    Zone 3

    Mounding shrub, mounds up and comes down, facing out white blossoms, screening, specimin for flower and habit. Grows 10-12' high and wide.
  18. Viburnum x burkwoodii

    Burkwood Viburnum

    Zone 5

    Flowers in snowball shape (but not sterile like Snowball Bush), pink buds, very sweet fragrance, purple color, fuzzy stem, shiny leaves, light tan stems. Grows 8-10' high and wide.
  19. Viburnum opulus

    European Cranberry Bush

    Zone 3

    Blooms white halo, red berries in the fall, same leaf as snowball bush, branches out at more 90 degrees than the American, plant in the east and branches more than american. Grows 3'high and wide.