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4.0-5.9 foot sites without 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 WITHOUT overhead high voltage power lines. Other types of overhead wires are okay to plant under. 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, Autumn Applause (Fraxinus americana ‘Autumn Applause’)

45’ x 40’ Round

Dense form. Mahogany and purple fall color.

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Ash, Flowering (Fraxinus ornus)

40’ x 30’ Oval

Fragrant white flower clusters in May. Fall color ranges from yellow to maroon to purple.

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Ash, Patmore (Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Patmore’)

45’ x 35’ Oval

Very hardy and easy to care for. Seedless with bright yellow fall color.

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Birch, Dura-Heat® River (Betula nigra ‘BNMTF’)

40’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Naturally exfoliating bark adds interest year-round.

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Birch, Heritage River (Betula nigra ‘Heritage’)

50’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Pinkish-white or creamy exfoliating bark. Tolerates clay soils. Prefers moist soils.

leaf flower bird

Dogwood, June Snow Giant (Cornus controversa‘June Snow’)

40’ x 30’ Spreading

Flat white clusters of flowers. Blue to black clusters of fruit. Bright orange to red fall color.

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Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata)

60’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Blooms resemble doves. Blooms in early spring.

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Elm, Emerald Sunshine® (Ulmus propinqua ‘JFS-Bieberich’)

35’ x 25’ Vase

Leaves emerge coppery bronze and mature to glossy green. Yellow fall color.

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Elm, Frontier (Ulmus carpinifolia x U. parvifolia ‘Frontier’)

40’ x 15’ Pyramidal

Reddish-purple fall color. Tolerant of urban conditions and soil compaction.

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Filbert, Turkish (Corylus colurna)

40’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Very tolerant of urban conditions. Virtually free of pests and disease.

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Ginkgo, Halka (Ginkgo biloba ‘Halka’)

45’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Fruitless male ginkgo with strong form. Bright yellow fall color.

leaf flower

Goldenrain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

40’ x 35’ Round

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

leaf flower bird

Hawthorn, Lavalle (Crataegus x lavallei)

30’ x 20’ Vase

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, European (Carpinus betulus)

50’ x 35’ Oval

Golden-yellow fall color.

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Hornbeam, Frans Fontaine (Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’)

40’ x 20’ Columnar

Narrow columnar form. Tolerates clay soil and drought.

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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

Beautiful fall color and interesting bark.

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Ironwood, Vanessa Persian (Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’)

40’ x 20’ Upright

Dense, tight form. Impressive fall color.

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Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

60’ x 30’ Round

Gold, orange, and red fall color. Dose better with summer watering.

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Linden, Chancellor®

(Tilia cordata ‘Chancole’)

35’ x 20’ Pyramidal

Yellow fall color. Compact and well-adapted street tree.

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Linden, Sterling Silver (Tilia tomentosa ‘Sterling’)

45’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Fast growing and tidy. Leaves are resistant to Japanese beetle.

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Madrone, Pacific (Arbutus menziesii)

40’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Native broadleaved evergreen. Bright orange bark peels away to reveal bright green bark underneath.

flower cone

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

30’ x 15’ Pyramidal

Hardy evergreen magnolia cultivar. Resists storm damage.

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Magnolia, Kobus (Magnolia kobus)

40’ x 30’ Round

Slightly fragrant white flowers with a light purple base.

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.

bird cone

Oak, Bamboo-Leaf (Quercus myrsinifolia)

40’ x 30’ Round

Evergreen, fast grower, attractive year round. Very cold hardy.

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Oak, Blue

(Quercus douglasii)

45’ x 30’ Round

Short tree with an open canopy. Drought tolerant.

leaf bird

Oak, Crimson Spire™ (Quercus robur x Q. alba‘Crimschmidt’)

45’ x 15’ Columnar

Rusty red fall color. Fast-growing and hardy. Narrow form.

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Oak, Forest Green® (Quercus frainetto‘Schmidt’)

50’ x 30’ Oval

Glossy deep green summer foliage and strong symmetrical shape.

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Oak, Sawtooth (Quercus acutissima)

40’ x 40’

Round

Fast growing with a spreading shape. Yellow fall color.

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Oak, Silverleaf (Quercus hypoleucoides)

40’ x 35’ Spreading

Lance-shaped leaves are silvery white below and dark green above.

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Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonica)

65’ x 40’ Round

Attractive compound foliage and fragrant late summer flowers.

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Rubber Tree, Hardy (Eucommia ulmoides)

40’ x 40’ Round

Attractive glossy green foliage. Excellent resistance to insects and disease.

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Silverbell (Halesia carolina)

40’ x 35’ Round

Clusters of bell-shaped white flowers. Yellow 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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Tupelo, Black (Nyssa sylvatica)

35’ x 25’ Pyramidal

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

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Tupelo, Chinese (Nyssa sinensis)

40’ x 30’

Pyramidal

Brilliant red to orange fall color. Disease resistant and tolerant of compacted soils.

leaf bird

Tupelo, Forum® (Nyssa sylvatica ‘NXSXF’ PP11391)

45’ x 25’ Pyramidal

Great form with strong central leader. Red fall color.

leaf bird

Tupelo, Wildfire Black (Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire’)

40’ x 25’ Pyramidal

New spring growth is deep red. Fall color is deep orange.

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)

40’ x 40’

Round

Clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring. Yellow foliage in fall.

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Zelkova, Musashino Columnar (Zelkova serrata ‘Musashino’)

45’ x 15’ Columnar

Tightly columnar shape rises above traffic. Yellow to orange fall color.

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Zelkova, Village Green (Zelkova serrata ‘Village Green’)

40’ x 40’ Vase

Fast growing cultivar with dark red fall color.