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 NameCommon NameCommon FamilyPlant HeightFlower ColorPlant Origin
Acer ginnalaAmur MapleMaple20.0 feetGreenU.S. Introduction
Acer negundoBox ElderMaple60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Acer rubrumRed MapleMaple70.0 feetGreenKansas Introduction
Acer saccharinumSilver MapleMaple60.0 feetRedKansas Native
Acer saccharumSugar MapleMaple60.0 feetRedKansas Native
Aesculus glabraWestern BuckeyeHorse Chestnut12.0 feetYellowKansas Native
Aesculus hippocastanumHorse ChestnutSoapberry60.0 feetWhiteU.S. Introduction
Ailanthus altissimaTree of HeavenQuassia60.0 feetGreen/YellowU.S. Introduction
Albizia julibrissinSilktreeBean20.0 feetPinkU.S. Introduction
Amelanchier arboreaDowny ServiceberryRose25.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Asimina trilobaPaw PawCustard Apple15.0 feetRedKansas Native
Broussonetia papyriferaPaper MulberryMulberry30.0 feetGreen/GreenU.S. Introduction
Carya cordiformisBitternut HickoryWalnut60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Carya illinoinensisPecanWalnut60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Carya laciniosaShellbark HickoryWalnut60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Carya ovataShagbark HickoryWalnut60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Carya tomentosaMockernut HickoryWalnut60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Catalpa speciosaCatalpaTrumpet Creeper45.0 feetWhiteKansas Introduction
Celtis occidentalisHackberryElm45.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Cercis canadensisRedbudBean15.0 feetRedKansas Native
Chionanthus retusaChinese Fringe TreeOlive20.0 feetWhiteU.S. Introduction
Cladrastis kentukeaKentucky YellowwoodBean50.0 feetWhiteKansas Introduction
Crataegus crus-galliCockspur HawthornRose12.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Crataegus mollisDowny HawthornRose21.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Diospyros virginianaPersimmonPersimmon20.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Fraxinus americanaWhite AshOlive42.0 feetRedKansas Native
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaGreen AshOlive60.0 feetYellowKansas Native
Ginkgo bilobaMaidenhair TreeGinkgo40.0 feetGreenU.S. Introduction
Gleditsia triacanthosHoney LocustBean45.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Gymnocladus dioicaKentucky Coffee TreeBean70.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Juglans nigraBlack WalnutWalnut90.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Juniperus virginianaRed CedarJuniper36.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Koelreuteria paniculataGolden Rain TreeSoapberry20.0 feetYellowU.S. Introduction
Liquidambar styracifluaAmerican SweetgumWitch Hazel60.0 feetGreenKansas Introduction
Liriodendron tulipiferaTulip TreeMagnolia70.0 feetYellowKansas Introduction
Maclura pomiferaOsage OrangeMulberry30.0 feetGreenKansas Introduction
Malus floribundaJapanese Flowering CrabappleRose15.0 feetPink/RedU.S. Introduction
Malus ioensisPrairie CrabappleRose18.0 feetWhite/PinkKansas Native
Malus sieboldiiToringo crabappleRose20.0 feetWhite/PinkU.S. Introduction
Morus albaWhite MulberryMulberry25.0 feetGreenU.S. Introduction
Morus rubraRed MulberryMulberry24.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Ostrya virginianaIronwoodBirch18.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Pinus strobusEastern White PinePine100.0 feetGreenKansas Introduction
Platanus occidentalisCommon SycamoreSycamore90.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Populus albaWhite PoplarWillow60.0 feetGreenU.S. Introduction
Populus deltoidesEastern CottonwoodWillow60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Prunus hortulanaHortulan PlumRose12.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Prunus mahalebMahaleb CherryRose20.0 feetWhiteU.S. Introduction
Prunus mexicanaMexican PlumRose12.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Prunus serotinaBlack CherryRose45.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Pyrus calleryanaCallery PearRose50.0 feetWhiteU.S. Introduction
Quercus acutissimaSawtooth OakOak60.0 feetGreenU.S. Introduction
Quercus albaWhite OakOak75.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus bicolorSwamp White OakOak80.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus borealisRed OakOak75.0 feetKansas Native
Quercus imbricariaShingle OakOak60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus macrocarpaBur OakOak90.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus marilandicaBlack Jack OakOak25.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus muehlenbergiiChinquapin OakOak60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus palustrisPin OakOak45.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus prinoidesDwarf Chinquapin OakOak12.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus roburEnglish OakOak60.0 feetGreenU.S. Introduction
Quercus shumardiiShummard’s OakOak75.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus stellataPost OakOak30.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Quercus velutinaBlack OakOak45.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Robinia pseudoacaciaBlack LocustBean36.0 feetWhiteKansas Introduction
Salix amygdaloidesPeach Leaved WillowWillow60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Salix exiguaSandbar WillowWillow15.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Salix humilisPrairie WillowWillow3.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Salix nigraBlack WillowWillow60.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Sapindus saponariaWestern SoapberrySoapberry20.0 feetGreenKansas Native
Styphnolobium japonicumJapanese Pagoda TreeBean30.0 feetYellowU.S. Introduction
Syringa reticulataJapanese Tree LilacOlive25.0 feetWhiteU.S. Introduction
Taxodium distichumBald CypressJuniper50.0 feetGreenKansas Introduction
Tilia americanaAmerican BasswoodLinden60.0 feetWhiteKansas Native
Ulmus americanaAmerican ElmElm75.0 feetRedKansas Native
Ulmus pumilaSiberian ElmElm60.0 feetGreenU.S. Introduction
Ulmus rubraRed ElmElm60.0 feetRedKansas Native
Xanthoceras sorbifoliumYellowhornSoapberry10.0 feetYellow/WhiteU.S. Introduction

If you’d like to learn more about how to maintain your trees and a healthy landscape, call Tree Trimming Overland Park at (913) 667-2002.

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