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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Trees

Call before you cut

phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)

email: trees@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

6.0 Foot Wide and Greater Planting Spaces 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 wide and greater planting spaces with 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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Tree Type
Common Name
Scientific Name

Size
(height x width)

Features

Description

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.

Catalapa

     

Chinese Catalpa
Catalpa ovata

25 x 25

flowers

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

Chitalpa

     

Chitalpa
xChitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'

30 x 30

flowers

Pale pink flowers appear in summer and last for several months. A tough and drought tolerant tree.

Dogwood

     

Eddie's White Wonder Dogwood
Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'
  
Starlight® Dogwood
Cornus elwinortonii 'KN4-43' 
  
Venus® Dogwood
Cornus elwinortonii 'KN30-8'

35 x 20
  
30 x 20
  
25 x 20

wildlife
flowers
fall color
part shade

Hybrid dogwoods selected for  large, white flower bracts and disease resistance. Red to purple-red fall color.

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.

Ginkgo

     

Saratoga Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

35 x 30

fall color

Distinctive fishtail shaped leaves turn a striking gold in fall. Ginkgo is very tolerant of pollution and tough conditions. Nearly pest-free. Fruitless.

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. 

Hawthorn

     

Lavalle Hawthorn
Crataegus xlavalleei

25 x 20

wildlife
flowers
fall color

Large clusters of white flowers are followed by orange-red fruit. The glossy green leaves stay on the tree late into fall.

Hophornbean

     

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.

Hornbean

     

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

30 x 25

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.

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.

Magnolia

     

Elizabeth Magnolia 
Magnolia 'Elizabeth'
  
Galaxy Magnolia
Magnolia 'Galaxy' 
  
Victoria Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Victoria'

30 x 20
  
  
30 x 20


  flowers
 
  evergreen
  flowers
 
  evergreen
  flowers

Large fragrant spring flowers appear in late spring: luminous pale yellow for   Elizabeth and brilliant pink-purple for Galaxy.
  
Large fragrant creamy white flowers appear in late spring. The glossy,   evergreen leaves have cinnamon-brown and fuzzy undersides.

Osage-orange

     

White Shield Osage-orange
Maclura pomifera 'White Shield'

35 x 35

fall color

A thornless and fruitless osage orange variety with glossy green leaves that turn orange in fall. Once established, it is heat and drought tolerant.

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.

Raisintree

     

Japanese Raisintree
Hovenia dulcis 

35 x 25

wildlife
flowers

Sweet, fragrant white flowers are a bee favorite. The flowers, fruit, and flower   stalk are edible and taste like raisins.

Redbud

     

Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis  

30 x 30

flowers
fall color

Abundant pink-purple flowers cover the tree in early spring, followed by heart-shaped leaves.

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'
  
Wireless® Japanese   Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Schmidtlow'


25 x 20
  
  
25 x 30

fall color

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