Lowry Mall Trail
Saucer magnolia – Magnolia x soulangiana
Pink-white flowers, attractive gray bark and lush leaves are some of the desirable qualities of this small tree. It should be planted in sheltered areas, as its early spring flowers are sensitive to frost. Saucer Magnolia is the result of a cross between Magnolia denudata and Magnolia lilliflora.
Swamp Chestnut Oak – Quercus michauxii
Swamp Chestnut Oak, also known as Basket Oak, is native to the Bootheel of Missouri. It is found growing in wet areas, has silver bark and dark red fall color. Because its wood splits into long, narrow sections, it can be used for baskets and chair bottoms.
Red Sunset Maple – Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’
This maple transplants easily, grows rapidly and is valued for its red fall color. It has good branch angles and, because it is female, develops more intense red flower color than the male cultivars.
Adopted by Penny, Mike and Phillip in memory of Grandma Betty
Purple Robe Locust – Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Purple Robe’
Purple Robe is a cultivar of our native Black Locust with reddish new growth, rose-pink fragrant flowers and a compact, rounded head. It is a tough plant that can survive some of the harshest planting conditions.
Honoring Anne & Brady Deaton 40 Years Together
Amur Maple – Acer ginnala
This native of Asia has fragrant flowers and attractive red-orange fall color. Its small size and hardiness make it a good choice for planting in containers. However, because it is listed as a potentially persistent colonizer on disturbed lands in Missouri, we plant a similar species, Acer tataricum, instead.
Paperbark Maple – Acer griseum
Paperbark Maple’s copper-colored exfoliating bark and vibrant red fall color make it a specimen plant that will garner a lot of attention. It is native to Central China and grows 20’ to 30’-tall but is considered a slow-growing species.
Greenspire Linden – Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’
This cultivar of Littleleaf Linden has a pyramidal form with dense, dark-green foliage and yellow fall color. It tends to have narrow branch angles which may cause the tree to split from heavy snow or ice. The flowers are very fragrant and attractive to bees.
Imperial Honeylocust – Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Imperial’
This cultivar, averaging 25 to 30 feet in height, is shorter than most honeylocusts. It produces abundant seed pods that may limit its desirability.
Eastern Red Cedar – Juniperus virginiana
This species has many cultivars with a variety of forms from 4-feet high spreading shrubs to pyramidal plants 50 feet in height. It is invasive in abandoned fields.
Shumard Oak – Quercus shumardii
This native is a long lived desirable tree with orange to red fall color and withstands drought conditions. It is a good choice for landscapes needing large trees.
Sunburst Honeylocust – Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Sunburst’
This thornless honeylocust is grown primarily for the springtime glowing yellow leaves at the tips of its branches, which change to green as summer progresses. Honeylocust has many problems with insects and disease, making it a high-maintenance plant in this area.
October Glory Red Maple – Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’
This cultivar of red maple has a broad-branching growth habit and nice fall color. Its showy clusters of red flowers appear early in the spring. This cultivar of red maple has a broad-branching growth habit and nice fall color. Its showy clusters of red flowers appear early in the spring.
In Memory of Dolores Garda de Garcia Pinto
White Spruce – Picea glauca
A broad, densely pyramidal evergreen with needle colors ranging from green to blue and growing 40' to 60' tall. This northern North American native is very adaptable although typically found on stream banks and lake shores.
Bloodgood London Planetree – Platanus x acerifolia ‘Bloodgood’
A selection of London Planetree similar to, but preferred over, our American Sycamore due to its pyramidal form and resistance to disease. It is fast growing; has olive, green and white mottled bark; and reaches 100 feet in height. It is suitable for a shade tree, street tree and open areas.
Emerald Queen Maple – Acer platanoides ‘Emerald Queen’
A selection of Norway Maple with ascending branches and bright-yellow fall color. It can grow 40 to 50 feet in height, has a rounded crown, dense foliage and is useful as a shade or street tree.
Norway Spruce – Picea abies
A large, pyramidal evergreen whose drooping branches and 6-inch-long cones give it a stately appearance when mature. It requires moist soil and spider mites can be a problem if planted in hot, dry sites. It is one of the better evergreens for this area.
In Honor of Georgeanne Porter
Willow Oak – Quercus phellos
The long, narrow leaves of this tree are similar to those of the willow and give this oak a fine-textured appearance. Small leaves and acorns make it one of the better oaks for the yard or garden.
Shingle Oak – Quercus imbricaria
A wide-spreading oak that can reach a height of 60 feet and is suitable for planting in open areas. It gets its common name from the fact that its wood was once used in the production of shingles, as well as siding.
Kousa Dogwood – Cornus kousa
This small ornamental tree displays flowers with creamy white bracts in late spring. The branches on older trees are distinctly horizontal. These characteristics along with reddish fall color and 1" round edible red fruit make this a truly four-season plant.
American Sweetgum – Liquidambar styraciflua
A large, fast-growing shade tree with fall colors of yellow, orange, red and purple. It is an important hardwood for plywood and paper products. Its spiny fruit is a nuisance to foot traffic, so the tree is best planted in open areas.
In Respectful Memory of Dr. Jeong Hyok Im
Scarlet Oak – Quercus coccinea
Scarlet Oak is related to the well-known and more readily available Pin Oak. This oak, however, does not suffer from chlorosis to the extent Pin Oak can and has a more rounded and open shape at maturity. Fall color can truly be scarlet in our area and occurs late in the season.
Red Jade Crabapple – Malus sp. ‘Red Jade’
A 10-foot tall, weeping form of crabapple with white flowers in spring and red fruit in fall. It is susceptible to apple scab disease, however, which can disfigure the leaves and fruit.
In loving memory of Margaret "Meggie" Malm, June 18, 1985 - September 20, 2007
Heritage River Birch – Betula nigra ‘Heritage’
A large, fast-growing and easily transplanted tree that grows well in wet areas. Like the species, its bark peels away in papery shreds, but ‘Heritage’ retains this feature longer. It is a popular specimen tree often grown in a multi-stem form.
Adopted by Carl and Ann Korschgen
Katsura Tree – Cercidophyllum japonicum
This native of the Asian continent, and Korean peninsula, has small leaves similar in shade to our native Eastern Redbud. This multi-stem tree can grow to 50 feet in height and makes a beautiful landscape specimen. Its reddish-purple leaves turn yellow in the fall.
Wishing for Unification of Korea and Peace on Earth
American Beech – Fagus grandifolia
This large-growing tree is a major component of the eastern North American hardwood forest. It’s smooth, gray bark is very distinctive and especially attractive in winter. The thin bark and shallow root system make it susceptible to death from fire.
In Celebration of the First KSA Poster Day
Japanese Cornell Dogwood – Cornus officinalis
This dogwood is very similar to the Cornelian Cherry Dogwood on the Jesse Hall Loop. The differences include earlier spring flowering and more showy mottled bark.
Eastern White Pine – Pinus strobus
A soft-textured, pyramidal evergreen that can grow to 100 feet in height. This easily transplanted, fast-growing pine is a popular species in our area.