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trees for winter & spring coursework

Trees for winter & spring highlight notable seasonal features that can be quite different from features in other season, such as highly textured or colorful bark, rich vegetation, and of course, early seasonal flowers.  This does not mean that many of the species listed here are unremarkable during summer and autumn. Instead, they may provide additional benefits in more than one or two seasons.  Their categorization by season is intended to be helpful to students to remember their unique qualities. 

The following list is fluid, meaning it will change as new information is made available, including new species and status on campus.  We welcome any updates, corrections, or comments to continue to make this page useful to students at West Valley College.

If a scientific name is linked, please feel free to find additional information via this website.

scientific name

Abies amabilis

Abies concolor

Acacia baileyana

Acacia melanoxylon

Acer davidii

Acer griseum

Acer palmatum 'Sangu Kaku'

Aesculus californica

Aesculus x carnea

Agonis flexuosa

Allocasuarina verticillata

Alnus rhombifolia

Arbutus menziesii

Araucaria araucana

Araucaria heterophylla

Banksia integrifolia

Bauhinia forficata

Betula nigra

Betula pendula

Brachychiton ruprestris

Calocedrus decurrens

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Cedrus atlantica

Cedrus deodara

 

Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'

Cercis occidentalis

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chionanthus virginicus

Cinnamomum camphora

Citrus

Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'

Cornus florida

Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

Cryptomeria japonica

x Hesperotropsis leylandii (formerly x Cuprocyparis leylandii)

Hesperocyparis macrocarpa (formerly Cupressus macrocarpa)

Cupressus sempervirens

Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca'

Cupressus sempervirens 'Monshel'

Davidia involucrata

Eleagnus angustifolia

Eriobotrya deflexa

Erythrina crista-galli

Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus polyanthemos

Geijera parviflora

Hakea laurina

Halesia carolina

Hesperocyparis arizonica (formerly Cupressus arizonica)

 

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Juniperus chinensis 'Kaizuka'

Laburnum x watereri

Laurus nobilis 'Saratoga'

Leptospermum laevigatum

Ligustrum lucidum

Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius

Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia stellata

Magnolia 'Vulcan'

Magnolia x soulangeana

Malus domestica

Malus floribunda

Malus x 'Hopa'

Malus x 'Prairifire'

Metrosideros excelsa

Osmanthus fragrans

Parkinsonia aculeata

Parrotia persica

Paulownia tomentosa

Picea pungens 'Koster'

Pinus canariensis

Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana

Pinus coulteri

Pinus halepensis

 

Pinus radiata

Pittosporum undulatum

Platycladus orientalis 'Aurea Nana'

Podocarpus gracilior

Podocarpus henkelii

Prunus ilicifolia ssp. Lyonii

Prunus 'Kanzan' (formerly P. serrulata 'Kwanzan'

Prunus serrulata 'Shirotae'

Prunus x subhirtella 'Pendula'

Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Pyrus kawakamii

Rhaphiolepis x 'Montic' (formerly R. 'Majestic Beauty')

Robinia 'Purple Robe'

Quercus kelloggii

Schinus terebinthifolius

Searsia lancea (formerly Rhus lancea)

Sequoia sempervirens

Sophora secundiflora

Tamarix parvifolia

Thuja plicata

Tilia tomentosa

Tristaniopsis laurina

Umbellularia californica

common name

Pacific silver fir

white fir

Bailey acacia

black acacia

David's maple

paperbark maple

coral bark maple

horse chestnut

red horse chestnut

peppermint tree

mountain she-oak

white alder

madrone

monkey puzzle tree

Norfolk Island pine

coast banksia

Brasilian butterfly tree

river birch

European white birch

Queensland bottle tree

incense cedar

Ray Hartman California wild lilac

atlas cedar

deodar cedar

 

Eastern redbud

Forest Pansy Eastern redbud

Hearts of Gold Eastern redbud

Western redbud

Port Orford cedar

fringe tree

camphor tree

varied (lemon, lime, orange, etc.)

Eddies White Wonder dogwood

flowering dogwood

English hawthorn

Japanese cryptomeria

Leyland cypress

 

Monterey cypress

 

Italian cypress

blue Italian cypress

Tiny Towers Italian cypress

dove tree

Russian olive

bronze loquat

common coral tree

blue gum

silver dollar gum

Australian willow

sea urchin

snowdrop tree

Arizona cypress

 

jacaranda

 

Hollywood juniper

Goldenchain tree

Saratoga sweet bay

Australian tea tree (not tea tree oil)

glossy privet

Catalina ironwood

 

Southern magnolia

star magnolia

Vulcan saucer magnolia

saucer magnolia

apple

Japanese flowering crabapple

Hopa flowering crabapple

Prairifire crabapple

New Zealand Christmas tree

sweet olive

Mexican palo verde

Persian parrotia

empress tree

Koster spruce

Canary Island pine

lodgepole pine

Coulter pine

Aleppo pine

 

Monterey pine

Victorian box

golden arborvitae

fern pine

long-leafed yellowood

Catalina cherry

Kanzan flowering cherry

 

Mt. Fuji flowering cherry

single weeping cherry

Akebono flowering cherry

Douglas fir

evergreen flowering pear

majestic beauty Indian hawthorn

 

purple robe locust

California black oak

Brazilian pepper tree

African sumac

coast redwood

Texas mountain laurel

tamarisk

western red cedar

silber linden

water gum

California laurel

campus location

 

 

Science & Math North Walk

Parking Lot 3

 

 

 

Cilker: Native Plant Garden

 

 

 

Vasona Creek; Library

 

 

 

 

 

Admissions Way

Campbell Community Center

 

Science & Math

 

Parking Lot 3 (verify)

Science & Math; Campbell Community Center

Administration

 

Cilker: West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruitvale Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administration; Campbell Community Center

Administration; Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language Arts

 

 

Community Education; Physical Education

Cilker: North

 

Campbell Community Center

Writing Center

Off campus?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cilker: Native Plant Garden

Parking Lot 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cilker: West

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