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Trees, shrubs, & woody ornamentals

Common names

The table below lists common, scientific, and family names for ornamental trees and shrubs included in this Web site. Click on a name to link to information about pests commonly found on that plant. (See also cultural tips)

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Common name Scientific name Family
Common name Scientific name Family
Abelia Abelia spp. Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Fir Abies spp. Pinaceae (Pine family)
Abutilon Abutilon spp. Malvaceae (Hibiscus family)
Chinese bellflower Abutilon spp. Malvaceae (Hibiscus family)
Chinese lantern Abutilon spp. Malvaceae (Hibiscus family)
Flowering maple Abutilon spp. Malvaceae (Hibiscus family)
Acacia Acacia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Box elder Acer negundo Aceraceae (Maple family)
Maple Acer spp. Aceraceae (Maple family)
California buckeye Aesculus californica Hippocastanaceae (Horsechestnut family)
Horse chestnut Aesculus spp. Hippocastanaceae (Horsechestnut family)
Agave Agave spp. Agavaceae (Agave family)
Albizia Albizia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Mimosa Albizia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Silk tree Albizia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Alder Alnus spp. Betulaceae (Birch family)
Serviceberry Amelanchier spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Shadbush Amelanchier spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Araucaria Araucaria spp. Araucariaceae (Araucaria family)
Bunya-Bunya tree Araucaria spp. Araucariaceae (Araucaria family)
Monkey puzzle tree Araucaria spp. Araucariaceae (Araucaria family)
Norfolk island pine Araucaria spp. Araucariaceae (Araucaria family)
Madrone Arbutus menziesii Ericaceae (Heath family)
Strawberry tree Arbutus unedo Ericaceae (Heath family)
King palm Archontophoenix cunninghamiana Arecaceae (Palm family)
Kinnikinnick Arctostaphylos spp. Ericaceae (Heath family)
Manzanita Arctostaphylos spp. Ericaceae (Heath family)
Artemisia Artemisia spp. Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Mugwort Artemisia spp. Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Sagebrush Artemisia spp. Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Tarragon Artemisia spp. Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Wormwood Artemisia spp. Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Saltbush Atriplex spp. Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)
Aucuba Aucuba japonica Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Gold-dust plant Aucuba japonica Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Gold spot aucuba Aucuba japonica Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Japanese aucuba Aucuba japonica Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Baccharis Baccharis pilularis Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Coyote bush Baccharis pilularis Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Bamboo Bambusa spp. Poaceae (Grass family)
Brazilian butterfly tree Bauhinia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Orchid tree Bauhinia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Birch Betula spp. Betulaceae (Birch family)
Barberry Berberis spp. Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
Bougainvillea Bougainvillea spp. Nyctaginaceae (Four-o'clock family)
Mexican blue palm Brahea armata Arecaceae (Palm family)
Buddleja Buddleja (=Buddleia) spp. Buddlejaceae (Buddleja family)
Pindo palm Butia capitata Arecaceae (Palm family)
Boxwood Buxus spp. Buxaceae (Boxwood family)
Box Buxus spp. Buxaceae (Boxwood family)
Caesalpinia Caesalpinia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Bird of paradise bush Caesalpinia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Dwarf poinciana Caesalpinia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Barbados pride Caesalpinia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Bottlebrush Callistemon spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Heather Calluna vulgaris Ericaceae (Heath family)
Incense cedar Calocedrus decurrens Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Camellia Camellia spp. Theaceae (Camellia family)
Natal plum Carissa grandiflora Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Natal plum Carissa macrocarpa Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Bush anemone Carpenteria californica Philadelphaceae (Mock orange family)
Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana Betulaceae (Birch family)
Fishtail wine palm Caryota urens Arecaceae (Palm family)
Cassia Cassia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Gold medallion tree Cassia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Senna Cassia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Chestnut Castanea spp. Fagaceae (Beech family)
Beefwood Casuarina spp. Casuarinaceae (Sheoak family)
Coast beefwood Casuarina spp. Casuarinaceae (Sheoak family)
She-oak Casuarina spp. Casuarinaceae (Sheoak family)
Catalpa Catalpa spp. Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Ceanothus Ceanothus spp. Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Wild lilac Ceanothus spp. Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Cedar Cedrus spp. Pinaceae (Pine family)
Hackberry Celtis spp. Ulmaceae (Elm family)
Carob Ceratonia siliqua Fabaceae (Pea family)
Katsura tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum Cercidiphyllaceae (Katsura tree family)
Palo verde Cercidium spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Redbud Cercis spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Mountain mahogany Cercocarpus spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Cactus Cereus spp. Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Quince Chaenomeles spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
False cypress Chamaecyparis spp. Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Bamboo palm Chamaedorea spp. Arecaceae (Palm family)
Chilopsis Chilopsis linearis Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Desert catalpa Chilopsis linearis Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Desert willow Chilopsis linearis Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Choisya Choisya ternata Rutaceae (Rue family)
Mexican orange Choisya ternata Rutaceae (Rue family)
Mock orange Choisya ternata Rutaceae (Rue family)
Camphor tree Cinnamomum camphora Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Cistus Cistus spp. Cistaceae (Rock rose family)
Rock rose Cistus spp. Cistaceae (Rock rose family)
Clematis Clematis spp. Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Cocculus Cocculus laurifolius Menispermaceae (Moonseed family)
Bush morning glory Convolvulus cneorum Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Silver bush Convolvulus cneorum Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Dracaena Cordyline spp. Agavaceae (Agave family)
Ti tree Cordyline spp. Agavaceae (Agave family)
Dogwood Cornus spp. Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Filbert Corylus spp. Betulaceae (Birch family)
California Hazel Corylus spp. Betulaceae (Birch family)
Hazelnut Corylus spp. Betulaceae (Birch family)
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Hawthorn Crataegus spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Cryptomeria Cryptomeria japonica Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Cypress Cupressus spp. Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Cycad Cycas spp. Cycadaceae (Cycad family)
Sago palm Cycas spp. Cycadaceae (Cycad family)
Broom Cytisus spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Daphne Daphne spp. Thymelaeaceae (Daphne family)
Persimmon Diospyros spp. Ebenaceae (Ebony family)
Monkey flower Diplacus spp. Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Dodonaea Dodonaea viscosa Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Hopbush Dodonaea viscosa Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Hopseed tree Dodonaea viscosa Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Dracaena Dracaena spp. Agavaceae (Agave family)
Corn plant Dracaena spp. Agavaceae (Agave family)
Dragon tree Dracaena spp. Agavaceae (Agave family)
Manambe palm Dypsis decipiens Arecaceae (Palm family)
Cactus Echinocactus spp. Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Cactus Echinopsis spp. Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Cactus Epiphyllum spp. Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Heath Erica spp. Ericaceae (Heath family)
Loquat Eriobotrya japonica Rosaceae (Rose family)
Buckwheat Eriogonum spp. Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
Coral tree Erythrina spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Escallonia Escallonia spp. Escalloniaceae (Escallonia family)
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Gum Eucalyptus spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Euonymus Euonymus spp. Celastraceae (Staff tree family)
Beech Fagus spp. Fagaceae (Beech family)
Bamboo Fargesia spp. Poaceae (Grass family)
Angelica Fatsia japonica = Aralia sieboldii Araliaceae (Ginseng family)
Aralia Fatsia japonica = Aralia sieboldii Araliaceae (Ginseng family)
Ficus Ficus spp. Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Fig Ficus spp. Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Indian laurel Ficus spp. Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Laurel fig Ficus spp. Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Forsythia Forsythia spp. Oleaceae (Olive family)
Ash Fraxinus spp. Oleaceae (Olive family)
Flannel bush Fremontodendron = Fremontia spp. Sterculiaceae (Sterculia family)
Fuchsia Fuchsia spp. Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family)
Cape jasmine Gardenia augusta Rubiaceae (Madder family)
Gardenia Gardenia augusta Rubiaceae (Madder family)
Australian willow Geijera parviflora Rutaceae (Rue family)
Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba Ginkgoaceae (Ginkgo family)
Maidenhair tree Ginkgo biloba Ginkgoaceae (Ginkgo family)
Honey locust Gleditsia triacanthos Fabaceae (Pea family)
Grevillea Grevillea spp. Proteaceae (Protea family)
Silk oak Grevillea spp. Proteaceae (Protea family)
Coffee tree Gymnocladus dioica Fabaceae (Pea family)
Kentucky coffee tree Gymnocladus dioica Fabaceae (Pea family)
Hebe Hebe spp Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Algerian ivy Hedera spp. Araliaceae (Ginseng family)
English ivy Hedera spp. Araliaceae (Ginseng family)
Ivy Hedera spp. Araliaceae (Ginseng family)
Umbrella palm Hedyscepe canterburyana Arecaceae (Palm family)
Christmas berry Heteromeles arbutifolia Rosaceae (Rose family)
Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia Rosaceae (Rose family)
Hibiscus Hibiscus spp. Malvaceae (Hibiscus family)
Kentia palm Howea spp. Arecaceae (Palm family)
Hydrangea Hydrangea spp. Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage family)
Gold flower Hypericum spp. Hypericaceae (St. John's-Wort family)
Hypericum Hypericum spp. Hypericaceae (St. John's-Wort family)
St. Johnswort Hypericum spp. Hypericaceae (St. John's-Wort family)
Holly Ilex spp. Aquifoliaceae (Holly family)
Jacaranda Jacaranda spp. Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Jasmine Jasminum spp. Oleaceae (Olive family)
Chilean wine palm Jubaea chilensis Arecaceae (Palm family)
Juniper Juniperus spp. Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Chinese flame tree Koelreuteria spp. Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Golden rain tree Koelreuteria spp. Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Golden-chain tree Laburnum spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia spp. Lythraceae (Loosestrife family)
Lantana Lantana spp. Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Larch Larix spp. Pinaceae (Pine family)
Grecian laurel Laurus nobilis Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Sweetbay Laurus nobilis Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Tea tree Leptospermum spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Privet Ligustrum spp. Oleaceae (Olive family)
Liquidambar Liquidambar spp. Hamamelidaceae (Witch hazel family)
Sweet gum Liquidambar spp. Hamamelidaceae (Witch hazel family)
Tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Yellow poplar Liriodendron tulipifera Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Tan oak Lithocarpus densiflorus Fagaceae (Beech family)
Tanbark oak Lithocarpus densiflorus Fagaceae (Beech family)
Tanoak Lithocarpus densiflorus Fagaceae (Beech family)
Chinese fan palm Livistona chinensis Arecaceae (Palm family)
California honeysuckle Lonicera spp. Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Honeysuckle Lonicera spp. Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Catalina ironwood Lyonothamnus floribundus Rosaceae (Rose family)
Ironwood Lyonothamnus floribundus Rosaceae (Rose family)
Magnolia Magnolia spp. Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Mahonia Mahonia spp Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
Oregon grape Mahonia spp Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
Cactus Mammillaria spp. Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Palm Many species Arecaceae (Palm family)
Mayten Maytenus boaria Celastraceae (Staff tree family)
Chinaberry Melia azedarach Meliaceae (Mahogany family)
Texas umbrella tree Melia azedarach Meliaceae (Mahogany family)
Black tea tree Melaleuca spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Granite bottlebrush Melaleuca spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Melaleuca Melaleuca spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Myrtle Melaleuca spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Paperbark Melaleuca spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Iron tree Metrosideros spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Metrosideros Metrosideros spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
New Zealand Christmas tree Metrosideros spp. Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Monkey flower Mimulus spp. Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Mulberry Morus spp. Moraceae (Mulberry family)
Lollipop tree Myoporum spp. Myoporaceae (Myoporum family)
Myoporum Myoporum spp. Myoporaceae (Myoporum family)
Bayberry Myrica spp. Myricaceae (Sweetgale family)
California wax myrtle Myrica spp. Myricaceae (Sweetgale family)
Wax myrtle Myrica spp. Myricaceae (Sweetgale family)
Heavenly bamboo Nandina domestica Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
Nandina Nandina domestica Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
Sacred bamboo Nandina domestica Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
Oleander Nerium oleander Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Sour gum Nyssa spp. Nyssaceae (Tupelo family)
Tupelo Nyssa spp. Nyssaceae (Tupelo family)
Tupelo gum Nyssa spp. Nyssaceae (Tupelo family)
Olive Olea europaea Oleaceae (Olive family)
Prickly pear Opuntia spp. Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Canary Island palm Phoenix canariensis Arecaceae (Palm family)
Date palms Phoenix spp. Arecaceae (Palm family)
Photinia Photinia spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Bamboo Phyllostachys spp. Poaceae (Grass family)
Spruce Picea spp. Pinaceae (Pine family)
Andromeda Pieris spp. Ericaceae (Heath family)
Pine Pinus spp. Pinaceae (Pine family)
Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Pittosporum Pittosporum spp. Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
Tobira Pittosporum tobira Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
Victorian box Pittosporum undulatum Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)
London plane tree Platanus spp. Platanaceae (Plane tree family)
Sycamore Platanus spp. Platanaceae (Plane tree family)
Arborvitae Platycladus orientalis Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Bamboo Pleioblastus spp. Poaceae (Grass family)
African fern pine Podocarpus spp. Podocarpaceae (Podocarpus family)
Podocarpus Podocarpus spp. Podocarpaceae (Podocarpus family)
Yew pine Podocarpus spp. Podocarpaceae (Podocarpus family)
Caesalpinia Poinciana spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Aspen Populus spp. Salicaceae (Willow family)
Cottonwood Populus spp. Salicaceae (Willow family)
Poplar Populus spp. Salicaceae (Willow family)
Mesquite Prosopis spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
English laurel Prunus laurocerasus Rosaceae (Rose family)
Laurel Prunus spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Douglas fir Pseudotsuga menziesii Pinaceae (Pine family)
Pomegranate Punica granatum Punicaceae (Pomegranate family)
Pyracantha Pyracantha spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Ornamental pear Pyrus spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Oak Quercus spp. Fagaceae (Beech family)
Buckthorn Rhamnus spp. Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Coffeeberry Rhamnus spp. Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Redberry Rhamnus spp. Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Rhamnus Rhamnus spp. Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
India hawthorn Rhaphiolepis spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Rhaphiolepis Rhaphiolepis spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Lady palm Rhapis excelsa Arecaceae (Palm family)
Azalea Rhododendron spp. Ericaceae (Heath family)
Rhododendron Rhododendron spp. Ericaceae (Heath family)
Lemonade berry Rhus spp. Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Rhus Rhus spp. Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Sugarbush Rhus spp. Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Sumac Rhus spp. Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Wax tree Rhus spp. Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Currant Ribes spp. Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry family)
Gooseberry Ribes spp. Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry family)
Ribes Ribes spp. Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry family)
Black locust Robinia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Locust Robinia spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Rose Rosa spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Palmetto palm Sabal palmetto Arecaceae (Palm family)
Willow Salix spp. Salicaceae (Willow family)
Sage Salvia spp. Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Salvia Salvia spp. Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Elderberry Sambucus spp. Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Chinese tallow tree Sapium spp. Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Japanese tallow tree Sapium spp. Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
California pepper tree Schinus molle Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Pepper tree Schinus molle Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Coast redwood Sequoia sempervirens Taxodiaceae (Taxodium family)
Redwood Sequoia sempervirens Taxodiaceae (Taxodium family)
Sequoia Sequoia sempervirens Taxodiaceae (Taxodium family)
Big tree Sequoiadendron giganteum Taxodiaceae (Taxodium family)
Giant sequoia Sequoiadendron giganteum Taxodiaceae (Taxodium family)
Sierra redwood Sequoiadendron giganteum Taxodiaceae (Taxodium family)
Japanese pagoda tree Sophora japonica Fabaceae (Pea family)
Mountain ash Sorbus spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Spirea Spirea spp. Rosaceae (Rose family)
Bird of paradise Strelitzia spp. Strelitziaceae (Bird of paradise family)
Giant bird of paradise Strelitzia spp. Strelitziaceae (Bird of paradise family)
Queen palm Syagrus romanzoffiana Arecaceae (Palm family)
Japanese tree lilac Syringa spp. Oleaceae (Olive family)
Lilac Syringa spp. Oleaceae (Olive family)
Syringa Syringa spp. Oleaceae (Olive family)
Australian brush cherry Syzygium paniculatum Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eugenia Syzygium paniculatum Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Tamarisk Tamarix spp. Tamaricaceae (Tamarisk family)
Yew Taxus spp. Taxaceae (Yew family)
Cape honeysuckle Tecomaria capensis Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Western red cedar Thuja plicata Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Linden Tilia spp. Tiliaceae (Linden family)
Star jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Chinese windmill palm Trachycarpus fortunei Arecaceae (Palm family)
Hemlock Tsuga spp. Pinaceae (Pine family)
Elm Ulmus spp. Ulmaceae (Elm family)
California bay Umbellularia californica Lauraceae (Laurel family)
California bay laurel Umbellularia californica Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Oregon myrtle Umbellularia californica Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Pepperwood Umbellularia californica Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Hebe Veronica spp. Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Viburnum Viburnum spp. Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Chaste tree Vitex agnus-castus Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
California fan palm Washingtonia filifera Arecaceae (Palm family)
Mexican fan palm Washingtonia robusta Arecaceae (Palm family)
Weigela Weigela spp. Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Wisteria Wisteria spp. Fabaceae (Pea family)
Xylosma Xylosma congestum Flacourtiaceae (Flacourtia family)
Yucca Yucca spp. Agavaceae (Agave family)
Japanese zelkova Zelkova serrata Ulmaceae (Elm family)
Zelkova Zelkova serrata Ulmaceae (Elm family)