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4.0-5.9 foot sites with high voltage power lines

Measure the width of the planting site from the inside of the curb to the edge of the sidewalk. Use this list for 4.0-5.9 foot planting sites WITH overhead high voltage power lines. Click here for help with identifying high voltage power lines.

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Features:  leafFall color             flower Showy flowers     birdFruit/nuts for wildlife

                    tree Textured bark      cone Evergreen                Native

Features

Common Name (Scientific Name)

Size (height by width)

& Form

Description

leaf

Ash, Golden Desert® (Faxinus excelsior ‘Aureafolia)

25’ x 20’ Round

Outstanding foliage is bright yellow in spring, green-yellow in summer and bright gold in fall.

bird 

Cascara (Rhamnus purshiana)

30’ x 25’ Round

A small native tree with black berries that attract birds.

flower

Catalpa, Chinese (Catalpa ovata)

30’ x 30’ Round

Attractive, orchid-like flowers mature into long slender seedpods.

flower

Chitalpa, Pink Dawn (X Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Pink Dawn’)

25’ x 25’ Round

Abundant clusters of showy pale pink flowers. Drought resistant.

leaf flower bird

Chokecherry, Canada Red (Prunus virginiana ‘Canada Red’)

25’ x 20’ Round

Purple leaves turn orange or red in the fall. Fruit attracts wildlife.

flower bird

Crabapple, Purple Prince (Malus ‘Purple Prince’)

20’ x 20’ Round

Purple to bronze foliage, pink flowers, good disease resistance, fast growing.

leaf flower bird

Crabapple, Royal Raindrops® (Malus ‘JFS-KW5’)

20’ x 15’ Upright

Bright fall color complements deep purple cutleaf foliage. Magenta-pink blossoms.

leaf flower bird

Crabapple, Tschonoskii (Malus tschonoskii)

30’ x 15’ Oval

Striking silvery green foliage. White flowers. Outstanding fall color.

leaf flower tree

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia cultivars)

20’ x 20’ Various

Showy, long-lasting summer flowers. Interesting exfoliating bark. Vase-shaped cultivars are best to plant.

flower bird

Dogwood, Eddie’s White Wonder (Cornus nuttallii x florida ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’)

35’ x 20’ Pyramidal

Large white showy blooms. Red fruit attracts birds in winter.

leaf flower bird

Dogwood, Starlight® (Cornus kousa nuttallii‘KN4-43’ PP16293)

30’ x 20’ Oval

Strong upright growth habit. Red fall foliage. Profuse blooms.

leaf flower bird

Dogwood,Venus® (CornusVenus’ ‘KN30-8’ PP16309)

25’ x 20’ Round

Exceptionally large, profuse white blooms. High disease resistance.

leaf flower

Franklinia (Franklinia alatamaha)

20’ x 15’ Round

Large, fragrant white spring flowers. Long, glossy green leaves turn shades of orange, red, and purple.

leaf flower bird

Fringe Tree, Chinese (Chionanthus retusus)

20’ x 25’

Spreading

Magnificent clusters of fragrant white fringe-like flowers. Low pruning needs.

leaf flower

Ginkgo, Saratoga (Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’)

35’ x 30’ Oval

Well adapted to the urban environment. Yellow fall color.

leaf flower

Goldenrain Tree, September (Koelreuteria paniculata ‘September’)

30’ x 25’ Round

Bright yellow flowers give way to interesting brown, papery seed capsules resembling Chinese lanterns.

leaf flower

Hawthorn, Lavalle (Crataegus x lavallei)

30’ x 20’ Various

Orange to red fruit and large clusters of white flowers. Good fall color.

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Hophornbeam, American (Ostrya virginiana)

35’ x 35’ Oval

Hop-like fruit. Pest resistant. Very adaptable and hardy.

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Hornbeam, American (Carpinus caroliniana)

30’ x 20’ Round

Fall color ranging from yellow to orange to red. Bark has muscle-like fluting. Attractive form.

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Hornbeam, Japanese (Carpinus japonica)

30’ x 20’ Round

Interesting ornamental fruiting catkins and attractive form.

leaf flower tree

Ironwood, Persian (Parrotia persica)

35’ x 20’ Pyramidal

Exfoliating bark exhibits a mosaic of green, white, and brown.

flower bird cone

Laurel, Bay (Laurus nobilis)

30’ x 20’ Pyramidal

Fragrant evergreen leaves can be used in cooking. Fruit attracts birds.

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Linden, Summer Sprite® (Tilia cordata ‘Halka’ PP 10589)

20’ x 15’ Pyramidal

Dense, compact form and dwarf size is perfect for small planting strips.

flower tree

Maackia, Amur (Maackia amurensis)

35’ x 25’ Various

Peeling, orange/brown shiny bark. Free of serious pests and disease.

flower

Maackia, Chinese (Maackia chinensis)

30’ x 25’ Round

Fragrant pea-like flowers and interesting compound leaves.

flower

Magnolia, Butterflies Magnolia ‘Butterflies’)

20’ x 15’ Pyramidal

Tulip-like yellow flowers with a light lemon oil aroma. Hardy to both heat and cold.

flower cone

Magnolia, Edith Bogue (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Edith Bogue’)

30’ x 15’ Pyramidal

Hardy evergreen magnolia cultivar. Resists storm damage. Beautiful white flowers.

flower

Magnolia, Elizabeth (Magnolia acuminata ‘Elizabeth’)

30’ x 15’ Pyramidal

Luminous, pale yellow cup-shaped flowers. Low maintenance tree.

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Magnolia, Galaxy (Magnolia ‘Galaxy’)

35’ x 25’ Pyramidal

Brilliant large red to purple flowers. Strong-limbed tree.

flower cone

Magnolia, Moonglow® Sweet Bay (Magnolia virginiana ‘Jim Wilson’ PP12065)

30’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Semi-evergreen with bright green and silver foliage. Flowers for about a month.

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Magnolia (Magnolia spp.)

30’ x 30’ Various

Any magnolia cultivars reaching between 20’-35’ in height and 15’-35’ in width at maturity.

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Osage Orange, Fruitless (Maclura pomifera ‘White Shield’)

35’ x 30’ Round

A thornless and fruitless Osage orange variety. Hardy with few pest or disease problems.

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Pistache, Chinese (Pistacia chinensis)

30’ x 30’ Round

Very adaptable to urban conditions. Incredible orange-red fall color.

flower bird

Raisin Tree, Japanese (Hovenia dulcis)

30’ x 20’ Oval

Sweet, fragrant flowers. Edible bright red fruits taste like sweet raisins.

leaf flower

Redbud, Forest Pansy (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’)

20’ x 25’ Spreading

Purple, heart shaped leaves. Profuse purple blossoms in early spring.

leaf flower bird

Serviceberry, Autumn Brilliance® (Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’)

25’ x 20’ Round

Outstanding red fall leaf color and showy, white spring flowers. Low maintenance tree.

leaf flower bird

Serviceberry, Spring Flurry® (Amelanchier laevis‘JFS-Arb’ PP 15304)

30’ x 20’ Oval

An exceptional tree form supports pure white blossoms in the spring and orange fall color.

flower tree

Snowbell, Bigleaf (Styrax obassia)

35’ x 25’ Round

Also called fragrant snowbell. Perfect white flowers with showy yellow stamens. Interesting bark at maturity.

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Snowbell, Japanese (Styrax japonicus)

25’ x 25’ Round

Perfect white bell-shaped flowers bloom in the late spring.

flower tree

Snowbell, Pink Chimes Japanese (Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’)

20’ x 15’ Round

Fragrant pink flowers. Mature bark fissures, revealing attractive orange inner layer.

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Snowbell, Snowcone® Japanese (Styrax japonicus‘JFS-D’)

30’ x 20’ Pyramidal

Dense, symmetrical structure creates a uniform crown. Resistant to twig dieback.

leaf flower tree

Tupelo, Black (Nyssa sylvatica)

35’ x 25’ Pyramidal

Beautiful red fall color.  Blue to black berries. Fissured grey bark.

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Zelkova, City Sprite® (Zelkova serrata ‘JFS-KW1’ P.A.F.)

25’ x 20’ Oval

A low maintenance city tree. Fine textured foliage is bright green in the summer.