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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Trees

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phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)


1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

3.0-3.9 foot sites with or 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 3.0-3.9 foot planting sites with or without 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


Common Name (Scientific Name)

Size (height by width) & Form



Cascara (Rhamnus purshiana)

30’ x 25’ Round

A small native tree with black berries that attract birds.

leaf bird flower

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

25’ x 20’ Round

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

bird flower

Crabapple, Purple Prince (Malus ‘Purple Prince’)

20’ x 20’ Round

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

leaf bird flower

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

20’ x 15’ Upright

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

leaf bird flower

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.

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.

bird flower cone

Laurel, Bay (Laurus nobilis)

30’ x 20’ Pyramidal

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


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

20’ x 15’ Pyramidal

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


Magnolia, Butterflies (Magnolia ‘Butterflies’)

20’ x 15’ Pyramidal

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

leaf bird flower

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

25’ x 20’ Round

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

leaf bird flower

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 foliage.

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.

flower tree

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.


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

30’ x 20’ Pyramidal

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

flower tree

Tree Lilac, Japanese (Syringa reticulata)

25’ x 20’ Oval

Low maintenance, disease-resistant tree. Showy flower clusters attract butterflies and humming birds.


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

25’ x 20’ Oval

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