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6.0-8.4 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 6.0-8.4 foot planting sites WITHOUT overhead high voltage power lines. Other types of overhead wires are okay to plant under unless specified. 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

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Alder, Black (Alnus glutinosa)

50’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Flowers in March. Catkins form in fall and remain on tree over winter.

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Ash, Autumn Applause (Fraxinus americana ‘Autumn Applause’)

45’ x 40’ Round

Dense form. Mahogany and purple fall color.

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Ash, Autumn Purple® (Fraxinus americana ‘Junginger’)

45’ x 40’ Round

Vibrant reddish-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, Oregon (Fraxinus latifolia)

70’ x 40’ Round

Native. Golden yellow fall color.

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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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Ash, Raywood (Fraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywood’)

70’ x 40’ Round

Exceptionally striking, wine-red fall foliage.

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Ash, Urbanite® (Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Urbanite’)

50’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Deep green, leathery summer foliage and bronze fall color.

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Beech, Copper (Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropurpurea’)

70’ x 50’ Oval

Purple leaves turn bronze in the fall. Very smooth, grey bark.

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Beech, Rivers Purple (Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii’)

50’ x 40’ Oval

Beautiful purple summer foliage and interesting silver-grey bark in the fall.

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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.

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Catalpa, Purple (Catalpa erubescens ‘Purpurea’)

50’ x 30’ Oval

Emerging shoots are black-purple. Bell-shaped white flowers and large leaves.

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Catalpa, Southern (Catalpa bignonioides)

60’ x 40’ Round

Profuse bell-shaped flowers. Interesting long seedpods.

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Chestnut, Spanish (Castanea sativa)

70’ x 50’ Oval

Edible chestnuts ripen in October.

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Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

100’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Soft, small evergreen needles. Beautiful red bark.**

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Coffeetree, Kentucky (Gymnocladus dioicus)

60’ x 40’ Oval

Large, double-compound leaves give a tropical appearance during summer months.

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Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)

55’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Evergreen foliage develops distinct bronze color in winter.**

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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

75’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Deciduous redwood conifer. Needles turn yellow to orange in the fall.**

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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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Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

100’ x 50’ Pyramidal

Native. Stately evergreen with small cones.**

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Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata)

60’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Blooms resemble doves. Blooms in early spring.

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Elm, Accolade™ (Ulmus japonica x U. wilsoniana ‘Morton’)

70’ x 60’ Vase

Lovely shape with arching limbs.

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Elm, Danada Charm™ (Ulmus ‘Morton Red Tip’)

60’ x 50’ Vase

Leaves emerge red in spring. Outstanding gold 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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Elm, Patriot (Ulmus x ‘Patriot’)

50’ x 40’ Vase

Narrow vase-shaped crown. Dark green foliage. Yellow fall color.

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Elm, Pioneer (Ulmus x hollandica ‘Pioneer’)

50’ x 50’ Round

Fast growing shade tree. Yellow to red fall foliage.

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Elm, Prospector (Ulmus wilsoniana ‘Prospector’)

60’ x 40’ Vase

Nice vase shape. Good yellow fall color.

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Elm, Valley Forge (Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’)

60’ x 50’ Vase

Classic American elm form.

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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, Autumn Gold® (Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’)

50’ x 30’ Spreading

Fruitless male ginkgo. Golden yellow fall color.

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Ginkgo, Halka (Ginkgo biloba ‘Halka’)

45’ x 40’ Pyramidal

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

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Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

45’ x 35’ Spreading

Yellow fall color and interesting rough, corky bark.

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Honeylocust, Skyline® (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Skycole’)

50’ x 35’ Round

Golden or yellow fall color. Lawns grow well beneath tree.

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Horsechestnut, Fruitless (Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’)

55’ x 40’ Oval

Nice large shade tree with interesting palmate leaves and showy flowers.

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Hornbeam, European (Carpinus betulus)

50’ x 35’ Oval

Golden-yellow fall color.

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Hornbeam, Pyramidal European (Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’)

40’ x 25’ Oval

Resistant to drought, disease, and pest problems.

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Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

60’ x 30’ Round

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

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Larch, European (Larix decidua)

80’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Soft green foliage turns golden yellow in fall before dropping.**

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Linden, Bigleaf (Tilia platyphyllos)

70’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Large shade tree with fragrant spring blossoms.

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Linden, Glenleven (Tilia cordata ‘Glenleven’)

50’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Yellow fall color. Fast growing.

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Linden, Greenspire (Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’)

50’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Dense foliage casts deep shade. Prolific bloomer.

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Linden, Harvest Gold® (Tilia cordata x mongolica ‘Harvest Gold’)

40’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Deep green, glossy, heart-shaped leaves turn bright golden yellow in fall.

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Linden, Redmond (Tilia americana ‘Redmond’)

40’ x 25’ Pyramidal

Strong pyramidal form. Heart-shaped leaves are dark green in summer and yellow in fall.

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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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London Planetree, Bloodgood (Platanus x acerifolia ‘Bloodgood’)

50’ x 40’ Pyramidal

Resistant to anthracnose. Naturally peeling bark reveals shades of cream, brown, and grey.

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London Planetree, Columbia (Platanus x acerifolia ‘Columbia’)

60’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Resistant to anthracnose. Ornamental bark adds winter interest.

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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.

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Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana)

65’ x 25’ Pyramidal

Dark green leaves grow in striking green whorls.**

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Myrtle, Oregon (Umbellularia californica)

40’ x 40’ Round

Broadleaf evergreen with bay-like scent.

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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.

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Oak, Bur (Quercus macrocarpa)

55’ x 45’ Oval

Large tree with beautiful dark green foliage.

bird cone

Oak, Canyon Live (Quercus chrysolepis)

50’ x 30’ Round

Popular food source for wildlife.

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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.

bird cone

Oak, Interior Live (Quercus wislizeni)

50’ x 40’ Round

Evergreen. Heat and drought tolerant. Slow growing.

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Oak, Oregon White (Quercus garryana)

65’ x 45’ Round

Native. Wide crown with twisting branch structure.

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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, Scarlet (Quercus coccinea)

50’ x 40’ Oval

Brilliant shades of red 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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Oak, Swamp White (Quercus bicolor)

45’ x 45’ Round

Deep green summer foliage and yellow fall color. Drought resistant.

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Oak, Willow (Quercus phellos)

50’ x 35’ Oval

Easily grown. Important food source for wildlife.

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Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonica)

65’ x 40’ Round

Attractive compound foliage and fragrant late summer flowers.

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Pine, Ponderosa (Pinus ponderosa)

80’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Native. Bark turns yellowish-brown to cinnamon-red with age and forms deep plates.**

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Pine, Scotch (Pinus sylvestris)

30’ x 20’ Pyramidal

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

bird cone 

Redcedar, Hogan (Thuja plicata ‘Hogan’)

100’ x 20’ Columnar

Excellent for wildlife.**

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Redcedar, Western (Thuja plicata)

100’ x 30’ Pyramidal

Native. Interesting reddish bark.**

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Sassafras Tree (Sassafras albidum)

45’ x 35’ Pyramidal

Attractive greenish-yellow flowers. Excellent purple, yellow, and red fall color.

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Silverbell (Halesia carolina)

40’ x 35’ Round

Clusters of bell-shaped white flowers. Yellow fall color.

leaf bird

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

45’ x 25’ Pyramidal

Great form with strong central leader. Red fall color.

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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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Walnut, English (Juglans regia)

60’ x 60’ Spreading

Edible nuts are thin-shelled. Leaves aromatic when crushed.

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Yellowwood, Perkins Pink American (Cladrastis kentukea ‘Perkins Pink’)

40’ x 40’ Round

Copious pink flower clusters drip from the canopy.  Yellow fall foliage.

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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, Green Vase (Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’)

50’ x 40’ Vase

Vivid orange fall color and graceful vase shape.

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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.