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Portland Trees

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phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)

email: trees@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

6.0 foot and greater 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 6.0 foot and greater planting sites WITH overhead high voltage power lines. Click here for help with identifying high voltage power lines.

This list is also for all unimproved right-of-way sites (curb with no sidewalk; or no curb and no sidewalk; or no curb, no sidewalk, and no paved road) WITH overhead 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

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Ash, Golden Desert® (Fraxinus excelsior ‘Aureafolia’)

25’ x 20’ Round

Outstanding yellow 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 attracts birds.

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Catalpa, Chinese (Catalpa ovata)

30’ x 30’ Round

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

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Cherry, Akebono Flowering (Prunus x yedoensis ‘Akebono’)

25’ x 25’ Round

Striking delicate pink flowers. This cultivar lines Waterfront Park.

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Cherry, Yoshino (Prunus xyedoensis)

30’ x 30’ Round

Creamy colored clusters of flowers and vivid red to orange fall color.

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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 ‘Chokecherry’)

25’ x 20’ Round

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

leaf flower

Dogwood, Chinese (Cornus kousa)

20’ x 20’ Round

Large, white bracts form beautiful, star-shaped ‘flowers.” Bright red fall color.

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Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

20’ x 20’ Round

Early blooming with bright clusters of yellow flowers.

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

35’ x 20’ Pyramidal

Large white showy blooms. Red fruits attract birds in winter.

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

30’ x 20’ Oval

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

 

leaf flower bird

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

25’ x 20’ Round

Exceptionally large, profuse white blooms. High disease resistance.

leaf flower bird

Fringe Tree, Chinese (Chionanthus retusus)

20’ x 25’ Spreading

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

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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

Dense clusters of yellow flowers and beautiful yellow to orange fall color.

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, 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 perfect for small planting strips.

flower tree

Maackia, Amur (Maackia amurensis)

35’ x 25’ Vase

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

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Maackia, Chinese (Maackia chinensis)

30’ x 25’ Round

Fragrant pea-like flowers and interesting compound leaves.

flower cone

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

30’ x 15’ Pyramidal

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

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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® Sweetbay (Magnolia virginiana ‘Jim Wilson’ PP 12065)

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.

cone

Pine, Scotch (Pinus sylvestris)

30’ x 20’ Pyramidal

Medium-sized evergreen conifer with orange-brown peeling bark.

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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.

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

20’ x 25’ Spreading

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

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Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

35’ x 20’ Pyramidal

Creamy colored clusters of flowers and vivid red to orange fall color.

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, Wireless® (Zelkova serrata ‘Schmidtlow’)

25’ x 35’ Spreading

Ideal shape for planting under utility lines. Red fall color.