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  Scientific Name Common Name Well Parkway Spacing Size Comments

  Acer buergeranum Trident Maple 3' x 3' 3' - 6' 25' - 30' medium Native to China. Small tree with a height of 20-25 feet. Adaptable to urban conditions. Good tree for tight locations and under utility lines. Displays a nice red or orange fall color.

  Celtis australis European Hackberry 6' x 6' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Mediterranean native. The Asian woolly aphid is a new pest as of summer 2002. Do not plant in areas where aphid drip would be a problem. Until recently this tree has been free of problems. A good large growing shade tree well adapted for urban use. This is a large tree that can reach 70'. No fall color.

  Celtis occidentalis Common Hackbery 6' x 6' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to North East America. The Asian woolly aphid is a new pest as of summer 2002. Do not plant in areas where aphid drip would be a problem. Until recently this tree has been free of problems. Smaller than the European Hackberry reaching a high of 50'. No fall color.

  Celtis sinensis Chinese Hackberry 6' x 6' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to East Asia. The Asian woolly aphid is a new pest as of summer 2002. Do not plant in areas where aphid drip would be a problem. Until recently this tree has been free of problems. Smaller than the European Hackberry reaching a height of 40'. This tree has shiny leaves and is the best of all the Hackberries. No fall color.

  Cercis canadenisis Eastern Redbud 3' x 3' 2' - 4' 20' - 30' small Native to Eastern USA. Great small tree that can grow in a standard and multi-trunk form. This tree displays great flowers in March and April. Good tree for tight locations and under utility lines.

  Cercis canadenisis
'Oklahoma'
Eastern Redbud
'Oaklahoma'
3' x 3' 2' - 4' 20' - 30' small Native to Eastern USA. This cultivars has a shiny leaf and raspberry flower. It is more attractive than the standard Eastern Redbud but slower growing. Great small tree that can be grown in a standard and multi-trunk form. This tree displays great flowers in March and April. Good tree for tight locations and under utility lines.

  Cercis mexicana Mexicana Redbud 3' x 3' 2' - 4' 20' - 30' small Native to Mexico. This tree is smaller than the eastern redbud and has ruffled leaves. Great small tree that can grow in a standard and multi-trunk form. This tree displays great flowers in March and April. Good tree for tight locations and under utility lines.

  Cercis reniformis
'Texas White'
Redbud
'Texas White'
3' x 3' 2' - 4' 20' - 30' small Native to Texas and Oklahoma. Great small tree similar to the Eastern Redbud but with white flowers. This tree displays great flowers in March and April. Good tree for tight locations and under utility lines.

  Cinnamomum camphora Camphor N/A 8' + 35' - 40' large Native to China and Japan. This is a slow growing but attractive evergreen tree that needs a lot of space. Drops a lot of leaves in the fall. The root system is very aggressive. This tree grows large. Should not be used in or around hardscape.

  Fraxinus americana
'Autumn Purple'
Autumn Purple Ash 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to eastern USA. Fairly fast-growning tree. Has a wonderful purple fall color. Handles our heat well. Likes water and makes a better turf parkway tree than a concrete cut out.

  Fraxinus americana
'Rosehill'
Rosehill Ash 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to eastern USA. Fairly fast-growning tree. Has a red orange fall color. Handles our heat well. Likes water and makes a better turf parkway tree than in a concrete cut out.

  Fraxinus excelsior
'Hessei'
Hessei Ash 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to eastern USA. Fairly fast-growning tree. No real fall color. Handles our heat well. Likes water and makes a better turf parkway tree than in a concrete cut out.

  Ginkgo biloba
'Autumn Gold'
Ginkgo
'Autumn Gold'
4.5' x 4.5' 4' - 6' 25' - 30' large Native to China but once grew world wide. Great street trees with great fall color. Leaves turn gold and drop all at once. They work well around hardscape, are adaptable to urban conditions and there are not currently any disease or pest problems.

  Ginkgo biloba
'Princeton Sentry'
Ginkgo
'Princeton Sentry'
4.5' x 4.5' 4' - 6' 25' - 30' medium Native to China but once grew world wide. This cultivars has an interesting leaf form that is different that the other ginkgos. The fall color is not as good. Great street trees with great fall color. They work well around hardscape, are adaptable to urban conditions and there are not currently any disease or pest problems.

  Ginkgo biloba
'Saratoga'
Ginkgo
'Saratoga'
4.5' x 4.5' 4' - 6' 25' - 30' large Native to China but once grew world wide. This cultivars has an interesting leaf form that is different that the other ginkgos. The fall color is not as good. Great street trees. Leaves turn gold and drop all at once. They work well around hardscape and are adaptable to urban conditions. There are not currently any disease or pest problems.

  Ginkgo biloba
'Shangri-la'
Ginkgo
'Shangri-la'
4.5' x 4.5' 4' - 6' 25' - 30' large Native to China but once grew world wide. More compact form than the Autumn Gold. Great street trees with great fall color. Leaves turn bright gold and drop all at once. They work well around hardscape, are adaptable to urban conditions and there are not currently any disease or pest problems.

  Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenrain 4.5' x 4.5' 4' - 6' 25' - 30' medium Native to China. This is a small, slow growing tree around 25' that flowers in the summer. Avoid planting in litter sensitive areas. This tree is drought tolerant. Good under utility lines.

  Lagerstroemia indica Crape Myrtle 3' x 3' 3' - 6' 25' - 30' small Native to China. Showy summer flowers. Different cultivars have flower colors red, pink and white. Good as a multi-trunk and standard form. Good tree for tight spots and utility lines.

  Laurus nobilis
'Saratoga'
Laural Saratoga 3' x 3' 3' - 6' 25' - 30' medium Mediterranean native. This is a small, slow growing evergreen tree. The foliage is dark green. Good tree for tight places. It can be planted close together for screening.

  Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree 4.5' x 4.5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to the Eastern USA. A large, fast growing tree that flowers in late spring. Aphids can be a problem but all in all a good street tree.

  Magnolia 'Elizabeth' Elizabeth Magnolia 3' x 3' 3' - 6' 15' - 20' medium Medium size deciduous trees with beautiful tulip flowers. This cultivars has white flowers. Blooms in mid-spring before it leafs and may have some blooms in the summer.

  Magnolia 'Galaxy' Galaxy Magnolia 3' x 3' 3' - 6' 15' - 20' medium Medium size deciduous trees with beautiful tulip flowers. This cultivars has bright red purple flowers. Blooms in mid-spring before it leafs.

  Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia 5' x 5' 4' - 6' 25' - 30' large Large growing evergreen tree with waxy dark green leaves and white flowers. It tolerates wet soils. An attractive tree but messy.

  Magnolia
'Rustica Rubran'
Rustica Rubran
Magnolia
3' x 3' 3' - 6' 15' - 20' small Small deciduous trees with beautiful tulip flowers. This cultivars has rose red flowers. Blooms in mid-spring before it leafs.

  Pistacia chinesis Chinese Pistache 4.5' x 4.5' 4' - 6' 25' - 30' medium Native to China. This is a medium to large growing shade tree. Height is generally around 40' but can reach 50'. It's a great street tree that is well behaved around concrete. The fall color is great. This tree does not like soggy, poorly drained soils.

  Pyrus kawakamii Evergreen Pear 4.5' x 4.5' 4' - 6' 25' - 30' medium Native to Asia. This is a small to median size simi-deciduous tree. Blooms great in early spring. Makes a great street tree where space is limited. They are prone to fire blight.

  Quercus agrifolia Coastal Live Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to California. Evergreen of variable size 40'-70' and equal in width. Smooth, dark gray bark and dark green leaves that are glossy on the surface. This tree does not like to be over watered and likes areas without turf.

  Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to eastern North America. Deciduous tree with broad, open, round crown and short trunk reaching 60' with an equal spread. Moderate to fast growth. Will tolerate sun, shade, wind and wet conditions. Fall color varies from yellow-brown to red.

  Quercus calliprinos Palestine Live Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to Palestine. Evergreen tree 40' to 50' tall and equal spread. Tree is quick growing and well adapted to California climate.

  Quercus castaneafolia Chestnut-leaved Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Deciduous, spreading tree with somewhat pendulous branches. Leaves are sharply toothed, glossy, dark green above, gray beneath. This is a large tree that grows up to 100'.

  Quercus chrysolepis Canyon Live Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to the foothills in California and eastern Oregon. Handsome evergreen with a height that reaches 50'. Leaves are shiny and medium-green in color. Does not like to be over watered.

  Quercus frainetto Forest Green Oak 6' - 8' 35' - 40' 35' - 40' large This is an upright growing, vigorous oak with a strong central leader. Drought resistant and adaptable, its glossy deep green foliage and strong symmetrical shape make it one of the best looking trees all summer

  Quercus lobata Valley Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to California. This is a large drought tolerant deciduous tree. It is considered to be the monarch of the oak species. This tree can reach 70' or greater with an equal spread. Does not like to be over watered.

  Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to central and eastern US. This is a large tree that can reach 100'. Leaves are sharply toothed and bright green. Fall color variable from ruddy-brown to burgundy. Moderately quick growth rate.

  Quercus nigra Water Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Medium to large tree to 60' with semi-evergreen leaves, rather thick and leathery. Lovely rounded crown, tiny acorns, good lawn tree. Fall color is orange and red.

  Quercus phellos Willow Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Broadly spreading, deciduous tree to 90'. Leaves are narrowly oblong, smooth, bright green. The bark is gray and smooth. No fall color.

  Quercus rubra Red Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to eastern USA. Medium to large tree can reach 70'. Leaves are matte dark green and has a wonderful red fall color. Deep rooted.

  Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to eastern USA. Medium to large tree can reach 70'. Tolerates urban conditions. Has a dependable fall color in orange and reds.

  Quercus suber Cork Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to the western Mediterranean and North Africa. Evergreen tree of moderate growth rate to 70'. Trunk and main limbs covered with thick, corky bark which add a lot of interest. Leaves are shiny dark green.

  Quercus virgianiana Southern Live Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to southern coast plains in the US. Large growing evergreen tree with waxy dark green leaves. This is a moderate to fast grower that handles turf well.

  Quercus wislizenii Interior Live Oak 5' x 5' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to interior California and southern Oregon. An evergreen tree of medium size up to 50'. Wide-spreading branches with attractive green foliage.

  Zelkova serrata
'Green Vase'
Green Vase
Zelkova
6' x 6' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to Eastern Asia. Medium to large, moderate to fast growing tree. Can reach a height of 50'. Has smooth gray bark and narrow, oval, saw-toothed leaves. This cultivars is taller than the Village Green.

  Zelkova serrata
'Musashino'
Musashino
Zelkova
6' x 6' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to Eastern Asia. Medium to large, moderate to fast growing tree. Can reach a height of 45'. Has smooth gray bark and narrow, oval, saw-toothed leaves. This cultivars is very upright and only spreads 20'. Ideal for tight locations.

  Zelkova serrata
'Village Green'
Village Green
Zelkova
6' x 6' 6' - 8' 35' - 40' large Native to Eastern Asia. Medium to large, moderate to fast growing tree can reach a height of 40'. Has smooth gray bark and narrow, oval, saw-toothed leaves. This cultivars is shorter and more upright that the Green Vase.

 

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