• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

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  • Filming in the park.

    Work on a new park film will be done from July 14 to July 17, 2014 that will result in partial closures around the village. The McLean House is expected to have interrupted service on July 15 and July 17.

Trees and Shrubs

Trees and Shrubs of Appomattox Court House NHP

Common name

Scientific name



Acer negundo

Red maple

Acer rubrum

Silver maple

Acer saccharinum

Native, outside of natural range


Ailanthus altissima

Non-native, highly invasive


Albizia julibrissin

Non-native, moderately invasive

Speckled alder

Alnus rosa

Native, rare in Virginia

Smooth alder

Alnus serrulata

Common serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea

Running serviceberry

Amelanchier stolonifera


Asimina triloba

Japanese barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Non-native, moderately invasive

Paper mulberry

Broussonetia papyrifera


American hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana

Mockernut hickory

Carya alba

Pignut hickory

Carya glabra

Red hickory

Carya ovalis

Shagbark hickory

Carya ovata

American chestnut

Castanea dentata

Native, rare in Virginia

New Jersey tea

Ceanothus americanus

Common hackberry

Celtis occidentalis

Eastern redbud

Cercis canadensis

White fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus

Mountain sweetpepperbush

Clethra acuminata

Silky dogwood

Cornus amomum

Flowering dogwood

Cornus florida

American hazelnut

Corylus americana

Common persimmon

Diospyros virginiana

Autumn olive

Elaeagnus umbellata

Non-native, highly invasive

Strawberry bush

Euonymus americana

American beech

Fagus grandifolia

White ash

Fraxinus americana

Green ash

Fraxinus pennsylvania


Gleditsia triacanthos

Native, outside of natural range

American witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana

American holly

Ilex opaca

Common winterberry

Ilex verticillata

Black walnut

Juglans nigra

Eastern redcedar

Juniperus virginiana

Mountain laurel

Kalmia latifolia

Border privet

Ligustrum obtusifolium

Non-native, moderately invasive

Chinese privet

Ligustrum sinense

Non-native, moderately invasive

Northern spicebush

Lindera benzoin


Liquidambar styraciflua


Liriodendron tulipifera

Sweet crabapple

Malus coronaria


White mulberry

Morus alba

Red mulberry

Morus rubra


Nyssa sylvatica


Oxydendrum arboreum


Paulownia tomentosa

Non-native, moderately invasive

Shortleaf pine

Pinus echinata

Loblolly pine

Pinus taeda

Virginia pine

Pinus virginiana

American sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

American plum

Prunus americana

Black cherry

Prunus serotina

White oak

Quercus alba

Scarlet oak

Quercus coccinea

Southern red oak

Quercus falcata

Blackjack oak

Quercus marilandica

Willow oak

Quercus phellos

Chestnut oak

Quercus prinus

Northern red oak

Quercus rubra

Post oak

Quercus stellata

Black oak

Quercus velutina

Pink azalea

Rhododendron periclymenoides

Winged sumac

Rhus copallinum

Smooth sumac

Rhus glabra

Bristly locust

Robinia hispida

Black locust

Robinia pseudoacacia

Native, outside of natural range

Carolina rose

Rosa carolina

Smallflower sweetbrier

Rosa micrantha


Multiflora rose

Rosa multiflora

Non-native, highly invasive

Swamp rose

Rosa palustris

Common blackberry

Rubus allegheniensis

Sawtooth blackberry

Rubus argutus

Northern dewberry

Rubus flagellaris

Black raspberry

Rubus occidentalis

Pennsylvania blackberry

Rubus pensylvanicus

Common elderberry

Sambucus nigra


Sassafras albidum


Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Winged elm

Ulmus alata

American elm

Ulmus americana

Slippery elm

Ulmus rubra

Black highbush blueberry

Vaccinium fuscatum

Blue Ridge blueberry

Vaccinium pallidum


Vaccinium stamineum

Mapleleaf viburnum

Viburnum acerifolium

Southern arrowwood

Viburnum dentatum


Viburnum prunifolium

Did You Know?

Wilmer Mclean House

The name of this village is Appomattox Court House, as was common among many county seats in Virginia. The surrender meeting actually took place in a private home, that of Wilmer McLean.