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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

6.0 to 8.4 Foot Wide Planting Spaces 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 to 8.4 foot wide planting spaces without 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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Tree Type
Common Name
Scientific Name

Size (height x width)

Features

Description

Bald Cypress

     

Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum

65 x 30

fall color

Deciduous conifer. Feathery foliage turns orange/cinnamon in fall.

Beech

     

Fernleaf Beech
Fagus sylvatica '
Asplenifolia'
  
Copper Beech
Fagus sylvatica
'Atropurpurea'
 
 
Rivers Purple Beech
  Fagus sylvatica
'Riversii'

60 x 50

 

Grand, stately tree with smooth, silver-grey bark. 'Asplenifolia'   features interesting leaf shape, while 'Atropurpurea' and 'Riversii' have summer leaves in shades of purple.

Catalpa

     

Hybrid Catalpa
Catalpa
xerubescens 'Purpurea'

45 x 45

wildlife
flowers

Fast growing tree with big leaves and large clusters of white and   purple, orchid-like flowers. New leaves appear purple.

Northern Catalpa
Catalpa speciosa

50 x 30

wildlife
flowers

Fast growing tree with very large leaves and large clusters of white   and purple, orchid-like flowers.

Chestnut

     

Spanish Chestnut
Castanea sativa

70 x 50

wildife

Faster growing, stout tree which develops deeply ridged bark with   age. Edible chestnuts ripen in October.

Coffeetree

     

Kentucky Coffeetree
Gymnocladus dioicus 
  
Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree
Gymnocladus dioicus
'Espresso-JFS' 
  
True North™ Kentucky Coffeetree
Gymnocladus dioicus
'UMNSynergy'

60 x 40

fall color

Large, double-compound leaves give a tropical appearance during   summer months. Straight species will produce seed pods. Cultivars are seedless.

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.

Cypress

     

Baker Cypress
Cupressus bakeri

50 x 35

evergreen
unique bark

A slow growing, rare evergreen conifer native to southern Oregon.

Dogwood

     

June   Snow® Giant Dogwood
Cornus controversa  '
June Snow-JFS'

40 x 30

wildlife
flowers
fall color

Wide spreading dogwood with large, white clusters of flowers. Blue to black clusters of fruit in late summer. Bright orange to red fall color.

Dove-Tree

     

Dove-Tree
Davidia involucrata

50 x 30

fall color
part shade

Medium sized, spreading tree with delicate white flower bracts that   resemble doves fluttering in the springtime breeze.

Elm

     

Jefferson American Elm
Ulmus americana
'Jefferson'
  
Valley Forge American Elm
Ulmus americana '
Valley Forge'

65 x 55

fall color

Classic American elm form with faster growth rate, glossy green   leaves turning yellows in the fall. These cultivars selected for good Dutch elm disease resistance.

Accolade® Elm

Ulmus 'Morton'

60 x 50

fall color

Asian elm hybrid with moderate growth rate, classic elm shape and   yellow fall foliage. Resistant to Dutch elm disease.

Triumph Elm
Ulmus
'Morton Glossy'

55 x 45

fall color

Asian elm cultivar, with moderate growth rate, initially upright   becoming more vase shaped with age.

Patriot Elm
Ulmus
'Patriot'

50 x 40

fall color

Larger form Asian elm cultivar with moderate growth rate, dark green leaves, exceptional yellow fall foliage. Drought, pest and Dutch elm disease resistant.

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.

Fir

     

Spanish Fir
Abies pinsapo

50 x 30

evergreen

Slower growing, pyramidal conifer with dark green bristly needles   covering branches and twigs for an interesting visual effect.

Ginkgo

     

Autumn Gold Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba
'Autumn Gold'
  
Magyar Ginkgo Biloba 
Ginkgo biloba
'Magyar' 
  
Shangri-La Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba
'Shangri-La'

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 medium planting strips.

Hackberry

     

Hackberry
Celtis occidentalis

50 x 45

wildlife
fall color
unique bark

Faster growing and adaptable to poor soil conditions. Yellow fall   color and interesting rough corky bark with age.

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. 'Chrisistie' produces seed pods.

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.

Incense Cedar

     

Incense Cedar
Calocedrus decurrens

60 x 20

evergreen

Aromatic evergreen conifer with a naturally narrow form. Grows best in full sun with well drained soil.

Katsura

     

Katsura
Cercidiphyllum japonicum

50 x 30

fall color
part shade

Heart shaped leaves turn gold, orange, red and smell like cotton   candy in the fall. Fares better with moist, well drained soil and a site with partial shade as bark is susceptible to sunscald.

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.

Silver Linden
Tilia tomentosa
'Sterling'

45 x 35

fall color

Fast growing with silver green foliage.

Myrtle

     

Oregon Myrtle
Umbellularia californica

60 x 60

evergreen
wildlife

Broadleaf evergreen with bay-like scent. Native to southern Oregon.

Oak

     

Sawtooth Oak
Quercus acutissima

50 x 40

wildlife
  fall color

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

Swamp White Oak
Quercus bicolor

60 x 50

wildlife

Moderate growing oak with leaves turning yellow, bronze, and red in the fall. Bark becomes deeply furrowed with age.

Canby Oak
Quercus canbyi

45 x 40

evergreen
  wildlife

Faster growing, evergreen oak with holly-like leaves and excellent   drought tolerance.

Canyon Live Oak
Quercus chrysolepis

55 x 30

evergreen
wildlife

Faster growing, evergeen oak with excellent drought resistance.

Scarlet Oak
Quercus coccinea

60 x 45

wildlife
  fall color

Slower growing oak which displays brilliant shades of bright scarlet   fall color.

Forest Green® Oak
Quercus frainetto
'Schmidt'

55 x 30

wildlife

Glossy deep green summer foliage and amber colored fall color.

Oregon White Oak
Quercus garryana

65 x 45

native
wildlife

Native, slow-growing oak which eventually develops a capacious crown and a stately presence.

Silverleaf Oak
Quercus hypoleucoides

50 x 35

evergreen
wildlife

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

Holly Oak
Quercus ilex

50 x 50

evergreen
wildlife

Faster growing evergreen oak with holly-like leaves and excellent   drought tolerance.

California Black Oak
Quercus kelloggii

60 x 45

wildlife
fall color

Faster growing oak with golden fall color.

Valley Oak
Quercus lobata

50 x 40

wildlife

Large, spreading canopy and picturesque twisting limbs.

Chinkapin Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii

50 x 45

wildlife

Faster growing with dark green foliage.

Willow Oak
Quercus phellos

50 x 40

wildlife
fall color

Faster growing with bronze fall foliage.

Monterrey Oak
Quercus polymorpha

55 x 50

evergreen
wildlife

Semi-evergreen with bluish green foliage.

Shumard Oak
Quercus shumardii

75 x 55

wildlife
fall color

Faster growing with red, copper, bronze fall foliage.

Cork Oak
Quercus suber

60 x 60

evergreen
  wildlife

Fast growing evergreen oak with thick, corky bark.

Southern Live Oak
Quercus virginiana

70 x 70

evergreen
wildlife

Majestic, long-lived evergreen tree.

Interior Live Oak
Quercus wislizenii

50 x 40

evergreen
wildlife

Evergreen, slow growing, heat and drought tolerant.

Pagodatree

     

Japanese Pagodatree
Styphnolobium japonicum

65 x 40

wildlife
flowers

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

Planetree

     

Bloodgood London Planetree
Platanus
xacerifolia 'Bloodgood' 
  
Columbia London Planetree
Platanus
xacerifolia 'Columbia'
  
Liberty London Planetree
Platanus xacerifolia 'Liberty' 
  
Exclamation™ London Planetree
Platanus xacerifolia 'Morton Circle'
  
Yarwood London Planetree
Platanus
xacerifolia 'Yarwood'

55 x 40

unique bark

Fast growing with a stout trunk displaying bark peeling in colorful patches of cream, brown and grey. These cultivars are anthracnose resistant. Requires ample growing space from root to shoot.

Redwood

     

Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides

75 x 30

fall color

Deciduous relative to coast redwood. Needles turn yellow to orange  before dropping in the fall.

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.

Walnut

     

English Walnut
Juglans regia
'Carpathian'

50 x 50

wildlife
unique bark

A noble tree with distinctive silver-grey bark, aromatic leaves, and   edible nuts.

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.