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MAGNOLIA, LILY (Magnolia liliflora 'Susan') M-3

This magnolia is a rounded, shrubby plant reaching 8 to 12' in height and width. Flowers open in late April to early May. Buds are long, slender, and red-purple in color. Flowers are the same color and 5" across. Leaves appear after blooms and are 4-7" long and 2-5" wide with a dark green color above and light green beneath. Native: China.

MAGNOLIA, STAR (Magnolia stellata) L-19

This tree’s height is usually 10’. Slim, gray-brown twigs carry small, furry winter buds which open in early spring to reveal pure white, fragrant, slender-petaled, ‘floppy-eared’ blossoms. The narrow, thick, dark green leaves appear on hairy new stems. The leaves often turn yellow to bronze in autumn. The contorted, 2” long fruit have red-toned seeds. This magnolia is possibly the most tolerant species to hot and cold temperatures and is good for general use in landscaping. Native: Japan.

MAHOGANY, CURL LEAF MOUNTAIN (Cercocarpus ledifolius) C-5

This evergreen is very slow growing in colder temperatures, reaching 5-12’ in height. The leathery leaves are 1/2-1” long, resinous, dark green above and white beneath with rolled edges. Native: Eastern slopes of Sierra Nevada, Cascade Divide to Rockies.

MAPLE, AMUR (Acer ginnala) H-2,H-3

This is one of the few maples with fragrant flowers. Light-yellow blossoms bloom as leaves unfurl. The leaves are dark green, changing to shades of yellow and red in autumn. As with all maples, seeds are winged and grow in pairs. Height is 15-18’. Native: Central and northern China, Manchuria, and Japan.

MAPLE, BOX ELDER (Acer negundo) A-10,A-11,A-18,B-7,J-2,J-16,J-18

This tree is the most aggressive and widely adapted maple. It grows from 30-50’ in height. Its leaves are divided into separate leaflets rather than lobes. The tiny, yellow-green flowers appear about the same time as the leaves. The bark is pale gray or light brown and deeply divided by furrows into broad, rounded ridges. It is noted for suckers, box elder bugs, and its ability to seed. The autumn color is yellow. Native or naturalized throughout most of North America.

MAPLE, FIELD (Acer campestre) H-9,H-10,H-14

This round, dense tree grows from 25-35’ high, having handsome dark-green leaves in the summer which change to yellow in the fall. This is an excellent tree for a yard landscape. The flowers are very small, and the fruit are winged seeds (samaras). Native: Europe, Near East, and Africa.

MAPLE, NORWAY (Acer platanoides) A-4,B-2,B-3,B-5,D-4

This maple averages 40’50’ high. It has egg-shaped, purple-toned winter buds of noticeable size on smooth, reasonably stout twigs. Flowering is showy with sizable, upright, rounded clusters of chartreuse blossoms appearing in April before the foliage. Naturalized Eurasian species.
B-2,B-3,B-5 Acer platanoides ‘Emerald Queen’ This cultivar averages 26’ in height and has dark green leaves turning to bright yellow in fall. Ascending branches give this tree an upright, oval outline.
D-4 Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’ Drummond’s Norway Maple averages 23’ in height and has light green leaves edged with white.

MAPLE, PACIFIC SUNSET (Acer truncatum) C-2

An upright spreading, rounded-crown maple grows to 30’. The dark-green, glossy foliage of summer changes to a bright yellow-orange with red in fall. The greenish-yellow flowers are spectacular in May and bear winged fruit. Native: Northern China, Russia, Japan, Korea, and Manchuria.

MAPLE, RED (Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’) B-12

This 45-50’ maple has excellent scarlet autumn color for one to two weeks. It is one of the best Red Maple cultivars. The small, red-toned buds produce lustrous, bright to dark green leaves with silver-haired undersides. The pendulous fruit comes in heavy bunches and is usually bright red when young. Native: Newfoundland to Florida, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Texas.

MOCK ORANGE (Philadelphus x virginalis ‘Minnesota Snowflake’) L-8

This cultivar has very fragrant, 2” wide, double, white blossoms. It grows 6-8’ high and 5-6’ wide. Its many branches are covered in green leaves. The fruits are four-valved capsules which persist into winter. Native: Southeastern Europe and Asia Minor.

MULBERRY, BLACK (Morus nigra) J-13

This 30’ tall tree has dull, yellow-green to dark-green leaves. The flowers are catkins which come on in March and April. This species is known for its 1” long, sweet, purple to black fruit that ripens in June and July. Native: Western Asia.

MULBERRY, FRUITLESS WEEPING (Morus alba ‘Chaparral’) J-9

This is a non-fruiting Mulberry with bright-green leaves that change to yellow in the fall. It is a weeping form with gnarled and twisted branches which are usually grafted on a standard Mulberry. It grows from 15-20’ high and wide. Native: China.

MULBERRY, WHITE (Morus alba) H-6,H-16

In the Orient, this tree plays host to the silkworm which lives off the leaves. Here in Utah, pioneers planted mulberry trees in an attempt to develop a silk industry in the state. This tree has dark-green leaves that change to bright yellow in autumn. It grows 30-50’ high. Flowers are minute and appear with the leaves. Female trees bear fruit that is similar to a raspberry. Native: China.

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