AHS Deciduous Woody Plant Twig Key

A pictorial index of deciduous woody plant twigs,
sorted by bud/leaf arrangement on the twig.
Twig refers to the terminal shoot of the previous year's growth on a TYPICAL branch.
This collection represents every deciduous woody plant species (95 total)
planted on the grounds at Ashland High School.

Ashland High School,
Horticulture Department
1440 King Road
Ashland, Ohio 44805 USA.

Daniel S. Rueger, Instructors.
All photos taken at AHS by Eric P. Mayer.

Twigs showing OPPOSITE bud/leaf arrangement (48):
Eisenhower Green Ash
Oakleaf Hydrangea
Horsechestnut
Bottlebrush Buckeye
Red Buckeye
White Fringetree
Sweetshrub
Chinese Dogwood
Fragrant Snowball Viburnum
Korean Spice Viburnum
Mohican Viburnum
Allegheny-type Viburnum
Allegheny Viburnum
Burkwood Viburnum
Arrowwood Viburnum
Chicago Lustre Arrowwood Viburnum
Linden Viburnum
Erie Viburnum
Winterthur Smooth Witherod Viburnum
Marie's Doublefile Viburnum
Popcorn Doublefile Viburnum
Shasta Doublefile Viburnum
Blackhaw Viburnum
Summer Magic Blackhaw Viburnum
Siebold Viburnum
American Cranberrybush Viburnum
Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Crimson King Norway maple
Red Sunset Red Maple
Silver Maple
Sugar Maple
Japanese Katsuratree
Silky Dogwood
Flowering Dogwood
Rubra Pink Dogwood (Vivian Highman)
Grey Dogwood
Redosier Dogwood
Yellowtrig Dogwood
Burning Bush
Forsythia
White Ash
Beautybush
Honeysuckle
Border Privet
Dawn Redwood
Common Elderberry
Miss Kim Manchurian Lilac
French Hybrid Lilac

Twigs showing ALTERNATE bud/leaf arrangement (47):
Thornless Honeylocust
Kentucky Coffeetree
Smoketree
Winterberry Holly
White Oak
Scarlet Oak
Pin Oak
Red Oak
Black Alder
Regent Amelanchier
Allegheny Serviceberry
Amelanchier Prince Charles
Amelanchier Autumn Brilliance
Amelanchier Princess Diana
Chokeberry
River Birch 'Heritage'
Redbud
Pagoda Dogwood
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
Cotoneaster
Thornless Hawthorn
Ohio Pioneer Hawthorn
Ginkgo
European Larch
Spicebush
Sweetgum
Crabapple
Crabapple Prairie
Bayberry
Common Buckthorn
Weeping Willow
Sassafras
Stephanandra Crispa
Bald Cypress
Dwarf Fothergilla
Cucumber Magnolia
Leonard Messel Saucer Magnolia
Dr. Merrill Magnolia
Stone Hill Flowering Pear
Golden Barberry
Red Barberry
Crimson Pygmy Barberry
Rosey Glow Barberry
Washington Hawthorn
Russian Olive
Autumn Olive
Black Walnut

Twig showing Whorled bud/leaf arrangement (1):
Northern Catalpa

Comments? Questions? Send them.

darueger@ashlandcityschools.org

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