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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

4.0 to 5.9 Foot Wide Planting Spaces 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 4.0 to 5.9 foot wide planting spaces WITHOUT high voltage power lines. Other types of overhead lines are okay to plant under. Click here for help with identifying high voltage power lines.

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Tree Type
Common Name
Scientific Name

Size (height x width)

Features

Description

Bald Cypress

   

 

Shawnee Brave® Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum
 'Mickelson'

50 x 20

fall color

Deciduous conifer. Feathery foliage turns orange/cinnamon in fall. Smaller form cultivar.

Birch  

   

 

Dura-Heat® River Birch 
Betula nigra
'BNMTF' 
  
Heritage® River Birch 
Betula nigra 'Cully'

45 x 35

unique bark
part shade

Most resistant species to the bronze birch borer. Prefers moist soils and may perform better in part shade. Naturally exfoliating bark makes for a very appealing tree.

Cascara

   

 

Cascara
Frangula purshiana

30 x 25

native
wildlife
fall color
part shade

This native tree performs best in part to full shade. Provides small black fruit   that are a favorite with birds. Leaves turn golden in fall.

Cork Tree

   

 

His Majesty Cork Tree
Phellodendron amurense
'His Majesty'
  
Eyestopper® Cork Tree
Phellodendron amurense
'Longenecker'

40 x 35

fall color
unique bark

Stout, medium-sized fruitless cultivars with corky bark and brilliant yellow fall color.

Cryptomeria

   

 

Sekkan Sugi Japanese Cedar
Cryptomeria japonica
'Sekkan Sugi'

50 x 15

evergreen

Faster growing conifer with soft awl shaped deep green needles and a naturally narrow shape. New growth is curiously golden.

Elm

   

 

Frontier Elm
Ulmus 
'Frontier'

40 x 30

fall color
unique bark

Unique elm hybrid with exfoliating bark revealing colorful patches. Reddish-purple fall color. Resistant to Dutch elm disease and tolerant of soil compaction.

Emerald Sunshine® Elm
Ulmus propinqua
'JFS-Bierbach'

35 x 25

fall color

Smaller form Asian elm cultivar with moderate growth rate, dark green leaves, yellow fall foliage and good drought and pest resistance. Resistant to Dutch elm disease.

Filbert

   

 

Turkish Filbert
Corylus colurna

50 x 30

wildlife

Tough and attractive tree. Does well in a variety of soil and environmental conditions. Resistant to heat, drought and pests.

Ginkgo

   

 

Autumn Gold Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'Autumn Gold' 
  
Fairmount Ginkgo   Biloba
Ginkgo biloba
'Fairmount'   
  
Halka Ginkgo Biloba 
Ginkgo Biloba
'Halka' 
  
Golden Colonade® Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'JFS-UGA2' 
  
Maygar Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'Maygar' 
  
Saratoga Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'Saratoga' 
  
Shangri-La Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba
'Shangri-La'  


  45 x 35
 
 
  45 x 25
 
 
  40 x 35
 
 
  40 x 25
 
 
  45 x 35
 
  35 x 25
 
 
  45 x 35

fall color

Slow   growing but unique and elegant tree with golden yellow fall color. These   fruitless cultivars are the right size for smaller planting strips. 

Goldenrain Tree

   

 

Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata

30 x 25

flowers
fall color

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. 

Honeylocust

   

 

Halka® Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos 'Christie' 
  
Shademaster Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos
'Shademaster'
  
  
Skyline® Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos
'Skycole'

45 x 40

fall color

Fast growing, thornless cultivars with bright yellow fall color. Very tolerant of poor soils. 'Christie' produces seed pods.

Hophornbeam

   

 

American Hophornbeam
Ostrya virginiana

30 x 25

fall color

Fruit clusters look like hop flowers. Pest resistant and drought tolerant. Bright orange-gold fall color.

Hornbeam

   

 

European Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus 
  
Pyramidal European Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus
'Fastigiata'

40 x 25

fall color

Slower growing, yet long-lived tree with silvery gray bark and bronze-yellow fall color. Tolerant of poor soil conditions.

Firespire® American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana
 'J.N. Upright'  
  
Native Flame® American   Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana
'JFS-KW6'

30 x 25

fall color
unique bark
part shade

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

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

Linden

   

 

Redmond American Linden
Tilia americana 
'Redmond'

45 x 35

fall color

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

Greenspire® Littleleaf   Linden
Tilia cordata 'PNI 6025'

50 x 40

fall color

Moderate with pyramidal form and yellow fall foliage.

Harvest Gold Littleleaf Linden
Tilia
'Harvest Gold'

35 x 25

fall color

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

Silver Linden
Tilia tomentosa
'Sterling'

45 x 35

fall color

Fast growing with silver green foliage. 

Oak

   

 

Sawtooth Oak
Quercus acutissima

50 x 40

wildlife

Fast growing oak with uniquely shaped shiny green leaves turning yellows in the fall. 

Forest Green® Oak
Quercus frainetto
'Schmidt'

55 x 30

wildlife

Glossy deep green summer foliage and amber colored fall color.

Silverleaf Oak
Quercus hypoleucoides

50 x 35

evergreen
wildlife

Faster growing with lance-shaped leaves are silvery white below and dark green above.

Bambooleaf Oak
Quercus myrsinifolia

35 x 25

evergreen
wildlife

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

Pagodatree

   

 

Japanese Pagodatree
Styphnolobium japonicum

65 x 40

wildlife
flowers

Faster growing when young. Attractive compound foliage and fragrant late summer flowers.

Pine

   

 

Limber Pine
Pinus flexilis
'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'

35 x 15

evergreen

Smaller form, slow growing pine with blue-green foliage. 

Rubber Tree

 

 

 

Hardy Rubber Tree
Eucommia ulmoides

40 x 40

 

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

Silverbell

 

 

 

Carolina Silverbell
Halesia carolina

40 x 35

flowers
fall color

Clusters of bell-shaped white flowers with light yellow fall color.

Tanoak

 

 

 

Tanoak
Notholithocarpus densiflorus

40 x 30

evergreen

Broadleaf evergreen native to southern Oregon with acorn-like fruit.

Tupelo

 

 

 

Afterburner®  Black Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica
'David Odom' 
  
Black Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'Firestarter' 
  
Red Rage® Black Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica
'Haymanred' 
  
Sheri's Cloud Black Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'Sheri's Cloud'
  
Wildfire Black Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica
'Wildfire'

40 x 25

wildlife
fall color

Great street tree with glossy green leaves and brilliant deep red and bright orange fall foliage.

Yellowwood

 

 

 

American Yellowwood
Cladrastis kentukea

40 x 40

flowers
fall color

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

Zelkova

 

 

 

Green Vase® Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata
'Green Vase'

40 x 30

fall color
unique bark

Moderate growing tree with vivid orange fall color, patchy grey, orange, brown trunk and graceful vase shape.

Village Green® Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata
'Village Green'

40 x 30

fall color
unique bark

Fast growing cultivar with dark red fall color, patchy grey, orange, brown trunk and graceful vase shape.