Trees of the Bluegrass Region, Kentucky

Larger trees listed below and brochures for all trees at right

Scientific Name Common Name

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Acer negundo boxelder

Acer nigrum black maple

Acer saccharinum silver maple

Acer saccharum sugar maple

Acer rubrum red maple

Aesculus glabra Ohio buckeye

Carya alba mockernut hickory

Carya cordiformis bitternut hickory

Carya glabra pignut hickory

Carya laciniosa shellbark hickory

Carya ovata shagbark hickory

Celtis laevigata sugarberry

Celtis occidentalis common hackberry

Celtis tenuifolia dwarf hackberry

Cladrastis kentukea Kentucky yellowwood

Diospyros virginiana common persimmon

Frangula caroliniana Carolina buckthorn

Frangula lanceolata lance-leaved buckthorn

Fraxinus americana white ash

Fraxinus pennsylvanica green ash

Fraxinus quadrangulata blue ash

Gleditsia triacanthos honeylocust

Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffeetree

Juglans cinerea white walnut

Juglans nigra black walnut

Juniperus virginiana eastern redcedar

Liriodendron tulipifera tuliptree

Morus rubra red mulberry

Nyssa sylvatica blackgum

Platanus occidentalis American sycamore

Populus deltoides eastern cottonwood

Prunus serotina black cherry

Quercus alba white oak

Quercus bicolor swamp white oak

Quercus imbricaria shingle oak

Quercus macrocarpa bur oak

Quercus muehlenbergii chinkapin oak

Quercus rubra  northern red oak

Quercus shumardii  Shumard's oak

Quercus stellata post oak

Quercus velutina black oak

Robinia pseudoacacia black locust

Sassafras albidum sassafras

Tilia americana basswood

Ulmus americana American elm

Ulmus rubra slippery elm