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NCBG - Coker Arboretum

The Coker Arboretum is at the center of one of the most beautiful university campuses in the nation: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden, it is one of the Garden's oldest tracts.

Last Update: 2016-09-04

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scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
Abies firma Japanese Fir Perennial Tree 40-60 ft. detail
Acer campestre Hedge Maple Perennial Tree, Shrub 25 to 25 ft. detail
Acer nigrum Black Maple Perennial Tree detail
Acer palmatum Japanese Maple Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Adiantum pedatum Northern Maidenhair Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
Aesculus sylvatica Painted Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 3-16 ft. detail
Agarista populifolia Florida-hobblebush Perennial Shrub 6-15 feet detail
Alnus maritima Delmarva Alder Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-25 ft. detail
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Amorpha fruticosa Tall Indigo Bush Perennial Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
Ampelopsis cordata False-grape Perennial Vine detail
Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern Bluestar Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 4-8 ft. detail
Andropogon ternarius Split-beard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 1.5-4 ft. detail
Aralia elata Japanese Angelica Tree Perennial Tree detail
Aralia spinosa Devil’s Walkingstick Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-15 ft. detail
Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 ft. detail
Aronia melanocarpa Black Chokeberry detail
Asimina triloba Common Pawpaw Perennial Tree, Shrub height and spread 15-30 feet detail
Aucuba japonica Japanese-laurel Perennial Shrub detail
Berberis julianae Wintergreen Barberry Perennial Shrub detail
Betula lenta Black Birch Perennial Tree detail
Betula nigra River Birch Perennial Tree 50-80 ft detail
Bignonia capreolata Cross-vine Perennial Vine to 30 feet or more detail
Buxus sempervirens Boxwood Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Callicarpa japonica Japanese Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
Calycanthus floridus Sweet-shrub Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
Camellia japonica Camellia Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-12 ft. detail
Camellia sasanqua Sasanqua Camellia Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Camellia sinensis Tea Plant Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Perennial Vine up to 40 ft detail
Cardamine concatenata Cutleaf Toothwort Perennial Forb/herb 8-12 in. detail
Carex flaccosperma Thinfruit Sedge Perennial Graminoid 8-12 in. detail
Carex grayi Gray’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid to 18 inches detail
Carex pensylvanica Pennsylvania Sedge Perennial Graminoid 8-10 in. detail
Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 13-50 ft. detail
Carya aquatica Water Hickory Perennial Tree detail
Carya illinoinensis Pecan Perennial Tree detail
Carya myristiciformis Nutmeg Hickory Perennial Tree detail
Carya ovata Common Shagbark Hickory Perennial Tree detail
Castanea crenata Japanese Chestnut Perennial Tree 30-40 ft. detail
Catalpa speciosa Northern Catalpa Perennial Tree detail
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
Celtis laevigata Southern Hackberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 65–100 ft. detail
Celtis sinensis Chinese Hackberry Perennial Tree detail
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Cephalotaxus harringtonia Japanese Plum-yew detail
Chaenomeles speciosa Flowering Quince Perennial Shrub detail
Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
Chionanthus virginicus Fringe-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
Chionodoxa luciliae Glory-of-the-snow Perennial Forb/herb detail
Cladrastis kentukea Kentucky Yellow-wood Perennial Tree 36-72 ft. detail
Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
Clethra tomentosa Downy Sweet-pepperbush 3-6 ft. detail
Clinopodium georgianum Georgia Calamint Perennial Shrub 1-2 ft. detail
Comptonia peregrina Sweet Fern Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
Conradina canescens False Rosemary Perennial Shrub detail
Conradina verticillata Cumberland False Rosemary Perennial Shrub detail
Cornus alternifolia Alternate-leaf Dogwood Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood Perennial Shrub height and Spread 6 - 12 feet detail
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
Cornus foemina Stiff Dogwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 - 25 feet, Spread 10 - 15 feet detail
Cornus kousa Kousa Dogwood Perennial Tree detail
Corylus americana American Hazelnut Perennial Shrub 10-16 ft. detail
Cotinus obovatus American Smoketree Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Crataegus flava Yellowleaf Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Crataegus marshallii Parsley Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Crataegus spathulata Littlehip Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Crataegus uniflora Dwarf Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Crataegus viridis Green Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Crocus tommasinianus Tommasini's Crocus Perennial Forb/herb detail
Cryptomeria japonica Japanese-cedar Perennial Tree 50-60 ft. detail
Cunninghamia lanceolata Chinese Fir Perennial Tree detail
Cyrilla parvifolia Littleleaf Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6 ft. detail
Cyrilla racemiflora Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
Decumaria barbara Climbing Hydrangea Perennial Vine Climbs up to 50 ft. detail
Delphinium tricorne Dwarf Larkspur Perennial Forb/herb 12-20 in. detail
Deutzia scabra Fuzzy Deutzia Perennial Shrub detail
Diervilla lonicera Northern Bush Honeysuckle Perennial Shrub detail
Dioscorea villosa Wild Yam Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 23 ft. long detail
Diospyros kaki Japanese Persimmon detail
Diospyros virginiana American Persimmon Perennial Tree 35-60 ft. detail
Dirca palustris Eastern Leatherwood Perennial Shrub detail
Euonymus alatus Burningbush Perennial Shrub detail
Euonymus americanus Heart’s-a-bustin’ Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
Euonymus europaeus European Spindle-tree Perennial Shrub, Tree detail
Euonymus japonicus Japanese Euonymus Perennial Shrub, Tree detail
Exochorda racemosa Pearlbush Perennial Shrub detail
Fagus grandifolia var. caroliniana American Beech detail
Fagus sylvatica European Beech Perennial Tree 50-80 ft detail
Ficus carica Garden Fig Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Firmiana simplex Chinese Parasol-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf Witchalder Perennial Shrub 3 ft. detail
Fothergilla major Mountain Witchalder Perennial Shrub detail
Fraxinus americana White Ash Perennial Tree (15–)20–30(–50) m tall. detail
Gelsemium rankinii Swamp Jessamine Perennial Vine detail
Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine Perennial Vine, Shrub Climbs 8-10 feet or more detail
Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
Geranium sanguineum Blood-red Crane’s-bill Perennial Forb/herb detail
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo Perennial Tree detail
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Gordonia lasianthus Loblolly Bay Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Halesia carolina Carolina Silverbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 30-40 ft. detail
Halesia diptera Common Two-wing Silverbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
Hamamelis virginiana American Witch-hazel Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-20 ft.; width 8-20 ft. detail
Helleborus foetidus Stinking Hellebore Perennial Forb/herb detail
Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Hibiscus syriacus Rose-of-Sharon Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Hosta plantaginea Fragrant Plantain Lily Perennial Forb/herb detail
Hosta ventricosa Blue Plantain-lily Perennial Forb/herb detail
Hovenia dulcis Japanese Raisin-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Hydrangea arborescens Smooth Hydrangea Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
Hydrangea paniculata Panicle Hydrangea Perennial Shrub detail
Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea Perennial Shrub 6-8 ft.; width 6-8 ft. detail
Ilex amelanchier Sarvis Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Ilex cornuta Burford Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-15 ft. detail
Ilex crenata Japanese Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-20 ft. detail
Ilex glabra Inkberry Perennial Shrub 5-8 ft. detail
Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
Ilex verticillata Common Winterberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. detail
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-20 feet, or more detail
Illicium floridanum Florida Anise Tree Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. tall detail
Illicium parviflorum Yellow Anise-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-10 feet detail
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
Iris hexagona Dixie Iris Perennial Forb/herb detail
Iris prismatica Slender Blue Flag Perennial Forb/herb detail
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft.; width 3-4 ft. detail
Jasminum nudiflorum Winter Jasmine Perennial Vine detail
Juglans nigra Black Walnut Perennial Tree detail
Juniperus conferta Shore Juniper Perennial Shrub detail
Kalmia carolina Southern Sheepkill Perennial Shrub detail
Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Kalopanax septemlobus Castor Aralia Perennial Tree detail
Koelreuteria bipinnata Golden Rain-tree detail
Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush Perennial Shrub detail
Lagerstroemia indica Crape-myrtle Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Leiophyllum buxifolium Sand-myrtle Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
Leucojum aestivum Summer Snowflake detail
Leucothoe axillaris Coastal Doghobble Perennial Shrub 2-4 ft. detail
Leucothoe fontanesiana Mountain Doghobble Perennial Shrub 6 ft. detail
Lilium lancifolium Tiger Lily Perennial Forb/herb detail
Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-9 ft. detail
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
Lonicera fragrantissima Sweet Breath Of Spring Perennial Shrub detail
Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 ft. or more detail
Lycoris radiata Red Spider Lily Perennial Forb/herb 1 - 2' detail
Lyonia lucida Shining Fetterbush Perennial Shrub 6 ft. detail
Maclura pomifera Osage-orange Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Magnolia acuminata Cucumber Magnolia Perennial Tree detail
Magnolia ashei Ashe’s Magnolia Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Perennial Tree 60-80 ft. detail
Magnolia macrophylla Bigleaf Magnolia Perennial Tree 30- 40 ft. detail
Magnolia tripetala Umbrella Magnolia Perennial Tree 30-40 ft. detail
Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
Maianthemum racemosum Solomon’s-plume Perennial Forb/herb 10-24 in. detail
Mitchella repens Partridge-berry Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb to 4 in. (trailing 1/2-1 ft.) detail
Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Muhlenbergia capillaris Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid 3 ft. detail
Muscari armeniacum Armenian Grape Hyacinth Perennial Forb/herb detail
Muscari botryoides Grape-hyacinth Perennial Forb/herb detail
Muscari comosum Tassel Grape-hyacinth Perennial Forb/herb detail
Nandina domestica Nandina Perennial Shrub detail
Neviusia alabamensis Alabama Snow-wreath Perennial Shrub 3-6 ft. detail
Nyssa aquatica Water Tupelo Perennial Tree detail
Ophiopogon japonicus Black Mondo detail
Opuntia humifusa Eastern Prickly Pear Perennial Shrub to 2 feet or more detail
Osmanthus americanus Devilwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-20 ft detail
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet or more detail
Pachysandra procumbens Allegheny-spurge Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Pachysandra terminalis Japanese Pachysandra Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Persea borbonia Red Bay Perennial Tree, Shrub Usually to 40 ft. detail
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Photinia serratifolia Taiwanese Photinia Perennial Tree detail
Photinia villosa Oriental Photinia Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Picea abies Norway Spruce Perennial Tree detail
Pieris japonica Lily-of-the-valley Bush detail
Pieris phillyreifolia Climbing Fetterbush Perennial Vine, Shrub detail
Pinus glabra Walter’s Pine Perennial Tree detail
Pinus palustris Longleaf Pine Perennial Tree 80-100 ft. detail
Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine Perennial Tree detail
Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
Pistacia chinensis Chinese Pistachio Perennial Tree detail
Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore Perennial Tree 75-100 feet detail
Platycladus orientalis Oriental Arborvitae Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Prunus caroliniana Carolina Laurel Cherry Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
Prunus mume Japanese Apricot detail
Prunus serrulata Japanese Flowering Cherry Perennial Tree detail
Prunus subhirtella Higan Cherry Perennial Tree detail
Prunus umbellata Flatwoods Plum Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Pseudocydonia sinensis Chinese-quince Perennial Shrub, Tree detail
Pterocarya stenoptera Chinese Wingnut Perennial Tree detail
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus falcata Southern Red Oak Perennial Tree (15–)20–30(–40) m tall. detail
Quercus lyrata Overcup Oak Perennial Tree up to 80 ft. detail
Quercus michauxii Swamp Chestnut Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus palustris Pin Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus phellos Willow Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus prinoides Dwarf Chinquapin Oak Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Quercus stellata Post Oak Perennial Tree to 85 feet detail
Quercus virginiana Live Oak Perennial Tree detail
Rhapidophyllum hystrix Needle Palm Perennial Shrub detail
Rhododendron atlanticum Dwarf Azalea Perennial Shrub 2-6 ft. detail
Rhododendron austrinum Florida Flame Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 feet Spread 4-6 feet detail
Rhododendron canescens Piedmont Azalea Perennial Shrub to 15 feet detail
Rhododendron maximum Great Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Rhododendron periclymenoides Pinxter-flower Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
Rhododendron prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 ft.; width 4-6 ft. detail
Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea Perennial Shrub 5 feet detail
Rhododendron viscosum var. serrulatum detail
Rhus copallinum Winged Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
Rhynchospora latifolia Broadleaf Whitetop Sedge Perennial Graminoid 12-18 in. detail
Sabal minor Dwarf Palmetto Perennial Tree, Shrub 3 to 6 ft detail
Salix discolor Pussy Willow Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-12 in. detail
Sapindus marginatus Florida Soapberry detail
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
Scilla siberica Siberian Squill Perennial Forb/herb detail
Spiraea cantoniensis Reeve's Spiraea Perennial Shrub detail
Spiraea japonica Japanese Spiraea Perennial Shrub detail
Spiraea prunifolia Bridal-wreath Spiraea Perennial Shrub detail
Spiraea virginiana Virginia Spiraea Perennial Shrub detail
Staphylea trifolia American Bladdernut Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Stewartia malacodendron Silky Camellia Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Styrax americanus American Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-15 ft. detail
Styrax grandifolius Bigleaf Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
Styrax japonicus Japanese Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Taxodium ascendens Pond Cypress Perennial Tree detail
Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Perennial Tree 50-70 ft. detail
Taxus cuspidata Japanese Yew Perennial Tree detail
Thuja occidentalis American Arborvitae Perennial Tree 20-40 ft. detail
Tilia americana var. caroliniana Carolina Basswood Perennial Tree detail
Torreya taxifolia Florida Nutmeg Perennial Tree detail
Trillium cuneatum Little Sweet Betsy Perennial Forb/herb 6-11 in. detail
Trillium grandiflorum Great White Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 6-20 in. detail
Trillium luteum Yellow Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock Perennial Tree 60 ft. detail
Ulmus alata Winged Elm Perennial Tree (5–)10–20(–35) m tall detail
Ulmus americana American Elm Perennial Tree (10–)20–35(–50) m tall detail
Ulmus rubra Red Elm Perennial Tree (10–)15–25(–40) m tall detail
Vaccinium arboreum Sparkleberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 feet x 15 feet detail
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub 15 ft detail
Vaccinium crassifolium Creeping Blueberry Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 5-8 inches detail
Viburnum acerifolium Maple-leaf Arrow-wood Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 5-6 ft. detail
Viburnum nudum Possumhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 15 feet detail
Viburnum opulus var. americanum American Cranberrybush Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
Viburnum rhytidophyllum Leather-leaf Arrow-wood Perennial Shrub detail
Viburnum rufidulum Rusty Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Vitex agnus-castus Chaste-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-20 ft. detail
Wisteria frutescens American Wisteria Perennial Vine to 25-30 feet detail
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Yucca aloifolia Spanish Bayonet Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Yucca filamentosa Adam’s Needle Perennial Subshrub, Shrub, Forb/herb 4-8 ft. detail
Zenobia pulverulenta Honeycup Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail