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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Trees

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phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)

email: trees@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

3.0 to 3.9 Foot Wide Spaces With or Without High Voltage Power Lines

Measure the width of the planting space from the inside of the curb to the edge of the sidewalk. Use this list for 3.0 to 3.9 foot planting spaces with or without overhead high voltage power lines.

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Tree Type
Common Name
Scientific Name

Size
(height x width)

Features

Description

Crabapple

   

 

Tschonoskii Crabapple
Malus tschonoskii

30 x 15

wildlife/flowers/fall color

White flowers appear in May followed by crabapples. Brilliant shades of yellow, orange, purple, and scarlet fall color.

Crape Myrtle

   

 

Muskogee Crape Myrtle 
Lagerstroemia 'Muskogee'
      
Natchez Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Natchez'
     
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle
 Lagerstroemia 'Tuscarora'
     

20 x 20

flowers/fall color/unique bark

Showy flowers bloom late in summer: pink-purple for Muskogee and Tuscarora; white for Natchez. Interesting exfoliating bark. 

Fringetree

   

 

Chinese Fringetree
Chionanthus retusus  

20 x 25

wildlife/flowers/unique bark

In late spring, magnificent clusters of fragrant white fringe-like flowers cover the branch tips.

Goldenrain Tree

   

 

Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata

30 x 25

flowers/fall color/unique bark

Long clusters of yellow flowers bloom in mid-summer and form lantern-like seed capsules. Leaves change from red-copper in spring to green in summer and yellow-orange in fall.  

Hornbeam

   

 

Palisade® American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana 'CCSQU'
      
Rising Fire American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana 'Uxbridge'

30 x 15

fall color

Slow growing, tough tree with an unusual   fluted trunk. Fall color ranges from yellow to orange to red.

Ironwood

   

 

Ruby Vase® Persian Ironwood
Parrotia persica 'Inge'   
      
Vanessa Persian Ironwood
Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'

35 x 20

fall color/unique bark

An upright, narrow cultivar with brilliant yellow, orange and red fall colors. Exfoliating bark exhibits a mosaic of green, white, and brown.

Linden

   

 

Summer Sprite®   Linden
Tilia cordata 'Halka'

20 x 15

fall color

A small-form linden cultivar with glossy green, heart-shaped leaves. Tiny, yellow, fragrant flowers appear in early summer.

Maackia

   

 

Amur Maackia
Maackia amurensis  

30 x 25

flowers/fall color/unique bark

A tough tree that grows well in poor soils.   Produces small white flower clusters in mid-summer. Golden fall color.

Pistache

   

 

Chinese Pistache 
Pistachia chinensis

30 x 25

fall color

Highly tolerant of hot, dry summers once   established. Striking fall color is yellow, orange, and red. 

Snowbell

   

 

Emerald Pagoda   Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'Emerald Pagoda'
      
Pink Chimes Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'Pink Chimes'
       
Snow Charm® Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'JFS-E'   
      
Bigleaf Snowbell
Styrax obassia
     

25 x 20

flowers

Fragrant light pink or white flowers appear in   late spring to early summer and produce small white fruits.

Tree Lilac

   

 

Beijing Gold® Tree   Lilac
Syringa pekinensis 'Zhang Zhiming'  
      
China Snow® Tree Lilac
Syringa pekinensis 'Morton'
      
Great Wall® Tree Lilac
Syringa pekinensis 'WFH2'
      
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' 
      
Summer Charm® Tree Lilac
Syringa pekinensis 'DTR 124'
       

 20 x 20
      
 20 x 20
      
      
20 x 20
      
      
20 x 15
      
      
 20 x 20

flowers/unique bark

Large sprays of fragrant white-yellow flowers   appear in late spring to early summer. Exfoliating bark extends seasonal interest.

Tupelo

   

 

Gum Drop® Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'JFS-PN Legacy1'

30 x 20

fall color

A compact, upright tupelo cultivar. Glossy dark green leaves turn bright red in autumn leaves. Fruitless.

Zelkova

   

 

City Sprite® Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'JFS-KW1'

25 x 20

fall color

Compact, dense tree grows well in tight   spaces. Leaves turn brilliant orange, bronze, red, and purple in the fall.