UT Austin Native Tree Species

The University of Texas at Austin is a major research university home to more than 48,000 students, 2,700 faculty, 19,000 staff members and 1,900 live oaks. Below is a list of native tree species that occur on campus.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acacia berlandieri Guajillo, Berlandier acacia, Berlandier's acacia, Round-flowered catclaw, Roundflower catclaw, Mimosa catclaw, Thornless catclaw, Huajilla Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth maple, Big-toothed maple, Uvalde bigtooth maple, Southwestern bigtooth maple, Canyon maple, Sabinal maple, Western sugar maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Carya illinoinensis Pecan Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Catalpa speciosa Northern catalpa, Catalpa tree, Cigar tree, Indian bean Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Celtis laevigata Sugar hackberry, Texas sugarberry, Sugarberry, Southern hackberry, Lowland hackberry, Hackberry, Palo blanco Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Fraxinus albicans Texas Ash, Mountain ash Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Fraxinus velutina Arizona ash, Velvet ash, Desert ash, Leatherleaf ash, Smooth ash, Modesto ash, Toumey ash, Standley ash Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Juglans nigra Black walnut, Eastern black walnut, American black walnut Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Juniperus ashei Ashe juniper, Ashe's juniper, Mountain cedar, Rock cedar, Post cedar, Texas cedar, Brake cedar, Mexican juniper, Blueberry juniper, Ozark white cedar, Sabino, Enebro Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum, American sweetgum, Red gum, White gum, Star-leaved gum, Starleaf gum, Alligator tree, Satin walnut, Bilsted, Liquidambar Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia, Evergreen magnolia, Loblolly magnolia, Great laurel magnolia, Big laurel, Bull bay Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Morus microphylla Texas mulberry, Littleleaf mulberry, Mountain mulberry, Mexican mulberry, Dwarf mulberry Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Pinus taeda Loblolly pine, Oldfield pine, Bull pine, Rosemary pine Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Platanus occidentalis American sycamore, Eastern sycamore, American plane tree, Plane tree, Buttonwood, Buttonball tree Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood, Carolina poplar, Necklace Poplar, Alamo Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Prunus caroliniana Cherry laurel, Carolina cherry laurel, Laurel cherry, Carolina laurel cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Quercus buckleyi Texas red oak, Buckley oak, Texas oak, Spanish oak, Spotted Oak, Rock Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus fusiformis Escarpment live oak, Plateau live oak, Hill country live oak, Texas live oak, Scrub live oak, Plateau oak, Encino molino, Tesmoli Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus macrocarpa Bur oak, Burr oak, Savannah oak, Overcup oak, Prairie oak, Mossy-cup oak, Mossy-overcup oak, Blue oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin oak, Chinquapin oak, Chestnut oak, Yellow chestnut oak, Rock chestnut oak, Yellow oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus polymorpha Monterrey Oak, Netleaf white oak, Mexican White Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Quercus shumardii Shumard oak, Shumard's oak, Shumard red oak, Southern red oak, Swamp red oak, Spotted oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus stellata Post oak, Iron oak, Cross oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus virginiana Coastal live oak, Southern live oak, Virginia live oak, Live oak, Encino Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust, Honey locust Perennial Tree Sun Moist, Dry
Sabal mexicana Texas palm, Texas palmetto, Mexican palm, Mexican palmetto, Rio Grande palmetto, Victoria palmetto, Palma de micharos, Apachite Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Taxodium distichum Bald cypress, Baldcypress, Common bald cypress, Southern bald cypress, Deciduous cypress, Southern cypress, Swamp cypress, Red cypress, White cypress, Yellow cypress, Gulf cypress, Tidewater red cypress Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Taxodium mucronatum Montezuma bald cypress, Montezuma cypress, Mexican cypress, Ahuehuete, Sabino Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Ulmus americana American elm, White elm, Soft elm, Water elm, Common elm Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ulmus crassifolia Cedar elm, Fall elm, Basket elm, Scrub elm, Lime elm, Texas elm, Southern rock elm, Olmo Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Ungnadia speciosa Mexican buckeye, Monilla Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry