Guide to Trees of Overland Park, KS

Have you ever wondered which trees are native to Kansas? We’ve listed the most common trees found in Kansas. Most of these trees are native to Kansas and can be found all around Northeastern Kansas, including Overland Park and the Kansas City metro area.

What trees do you have on your property? What’s your favorite Kansas tree? Let us know if the comments below.

Scientific Name Common Name Common Family Plant Height Flower Color Plant Origin
Acer ginnala Amur Maple Maple 20.0 feet Green U.S. Introduction
Acer negundo Box Elder Maple 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Acer rubrum Red Maple Maple 70.0 feet Green Kansas Introduction
Acer saccharinum Silver Maple Maple 60.0 feet Red Kansas Native
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Maple 60.0 feet Red Kansas Native
Aesculus glabra Western Buckeye Horse Chestnut 12.0 feet Yellow Kansas Native
Aesculus hippocastanum Horse Chestnut Soapberry 60.0 feet White U.S. Introduction
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven Quassia 60.0 feet Green/Yellow U.S. Introduction
Albizia julibrissin Silktree Bean 20.0 feet Pink U.S. Introduction
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Rose 25.0 feet White Kansas Native
Asimina triloba Paw Paw Custard Apple 15.0 feet Red Kansas Native
Broussonetia papyrifera Paper Mulberry Mulberry 30.0 feet Green/Green U.S. Introduction
Carya cordiformis Bitternut Hickory Walnut 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Carya illinoinensis Pecan Walnut 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Carya laciniosa Shellbark Hickory Walnut 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory Walnut 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Carya tomentosa Mockernut Hickory Walnut 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Catalpa speciosa Catalpa Trumpet Creeper 45.0 feet White Kansas Introduction
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry Elm 45.0 feet White Kansas Native
Cercis canadensis Redbud Bean 15.0 feet Red Kansas Native
Chionanthus retusa Chinese Fringe Tree Olive 20.0 feet White U.S. Introduction
Cladrastis kentukea Kentucky Yellowwood Bean 50.0 feet White Kansas Introduction
Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Hawthorn Rose 12.0 feet White Kansas Native
Crataegus mollis Downy Hawthorn Rose 21.0 feet White Kansas Native
Diospyros virginiana Persimmon Persimmon 20.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Fraxinus americana White Ash Olive 42.0 feet Red Kansas Native
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash Olive 60.0 feet Yellow Kansas Native
Ginkgo biloba Maidenhair Tree Ginkgo 40.0 feet Green U.S. Introduction
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust Bean 45.0 feet White Kansas Native
Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky Coffee Tree Bean 70.0 feet White Kansas Native
Juglans nigra Black Walnut Walnut 90.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Juniperus virginiana Red Cedar Juniper 36.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Koelreuteria paniculata Golden Rain Tree Soapberry 20.0 feet Yellow U.S. Introduction
Liquidambar styraciflua American Sweetgum Witch Hazel 60.0 feet Green Kansas Introduction
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree Magnolia 70.0 feet Yellow Kansas Introduction
Maclura pomifera Osage Orange Mulberry 30.0 feet Green Kansas Introduction
Malus floribunda Japanese Flowering Crabapple Rose 15.0 feet Pink/Red U.S. Introduction
Malus ioensis Prairie Crabapple Rose 18.0 feet White/Pink Kansas Native
Malus sieboldii Toringo crabapple Rose 20.0 feet White/Pink U.S. Introduction
Morus alba White Mulberry Mulberry 25.0 feet Green U.S. Introduction
Morus rubra Red Mulberry Mulberry 24.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Ostrya virginiana Ironwood Birch 18.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine Pine 100.0 feet Green Kansas Introduction
Platanus occidentalis Common Sycamore Sycamore 90.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Populus alba White Poplar Willow 60.0 feet Green U.S. Introduction
Populus deltoides Eastern Cottonwood Willow 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Prunus hortulana Hortulan Plum Rose 12.0 feet White Kansas Native
Prunus mahaleb Mahaleb Cherry Rose 20.0 feet White U.S. Introduction
Prunus mexicana Mexican Plum Rose 12.0 feet White Kansas Native
Prunus serotina Black Cherry Rose 45.0 feet White Kansas Native
Pyrus calleryana Callery Pear Rose 50.0 feet White U.S. Introduction
Quercus acutissima Sawtooth Oak Oak 60.0 feet Green U.S. Introduction
Quercus alba White Oak Oak 75.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak Oak 80.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus borealis Red Oak Oak 75.0 feet Kansas Native
Quercus imbricaria Shingle Oak Oak 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak Oak 90.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus marilandica Black Jack Oak Oak 25.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinquapin Oak Oak 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus palustris Pin Oak Oak 45.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus prinoides Dwarf Chinquapin Oak Oak 12.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus robur English Oak Oak 60.0 feet Green U.S. Introduction
Quercus shumardii Shummard’s Oak Oak 75.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus stellata Post Oak Oak 30.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Quercus velutina Black Oak Oak 45.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust Bean 36.0 feet White Kansas Introduction
Salix amygdaloides Peach Leaved Willow Willow 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Salix exigua Sandbar Willow Willow 15.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Salix humilis Prairie Willow Willow 3.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Salix nigra Black Willow Willow 60.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Sapindus saponaria Western Soapberry Soapberry 20.0 feet Green Kansas Native
Styphnolobium japonicum Japanese Pagoda Tree Bean 30.0 feet Yellow U.S. Introduction
Syringa reticulata Japanese Tree Lilac Olive 25.0 feet White U.S. Introduction
Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Juniper 50.0 feet Green Kansas Introduction
Tilia americana American Basswood Linden 60.0 feet White Kansas Native
Ulmus americana American Elm Elm 75.0 feet Red Kansas Native
Ulmus pumila Siberian Elm Elm 60.0 feet Green U.S. Introduction
Ulmus rubra Red Elm Elm 60.0 feet Red Kansas Native
Xanthoceras sorbifolium Yellowhorn Soapberry 10.0 feet Yellow/White U.S. Introduction

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