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

This list provides options for tree selection when planting in 3.0 to 3.9 foot wide planting 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. Trees on this list are generally 20 - 35 ft (height) x 15 - 25 ft (width) at maturity. 

Tree Type
Common Name
Scientific Name

(height x width)
Tschonoskii Crabapple
Malus tschonoskii
30 x 15wildlife/flowers/fall/colorWhite 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 20flowers/fall color/unique barkShowy flowers bloom late in summer: pink-purple for Muskogee and Tuscarora; white for Natchez. Interesting exfoliating bark.
Chinese Fringetree
Chionanthus retusus
20 x 25wildlife/flowers/unique barkIn late spring, magnificent clusters of fragrant white fringe-like flowers cover the branch tips.
Goldenrain Tree
Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata
30 x 25flowers/fall color/unique barkLong 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.  
Palisade® American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana 'CCSQU'
Rising Fire American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana 'Uxbridge'
30 x 15fall colorSlow growing, tough tree with an unusual   fluted trunk. Fall color ranges from yellow to orange to red.
Ruby Vase® Persian Ironwood
Parrotia persica 'Inge'   
Vanessa Persian Ironwood
Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'
35 x 20fall color/unique barkAn upright, narrow cultivar with brilliant yellow, orange and red fall colors. Exfoliating bark exhibits a mosaic of green, white, and brown.
Summer Sprite® Linden
Tilia cordata 'Halka'
20 x 15fall colorA small-form linden cultivar with glossy green, heart-shaped leaves. Tiny, yellow, fragrant flowers appear in early summer.
Amur Maackia
Maackia amurensis
30 x 25flowers/fall color/unique barkA tough tree that grows well in poor soils.   Produces small white flower clusters in mid-summer. Golden fall color.
Chinese Pistache 
Pistachia chinensis 
30 x 25fall colorHighly tolerant of hot, dry summers once   established. Striking fall color is yellow, orange, and red.  
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 20flowersFragrant 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 barkLarge sprays of fragrant white-yellow flowers   appear in late spring to early summer. Exfoliating bark extends seasonal interest.
Gum Drop® Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'JFS-PN Legacy1'
30 x 20fall colorA compact, upright tupelo cultivar. Glossy dark green leaves turn bright red in autumn leaves. Fruitless.
City Sprite® Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'JFS-KW1' 
25 x 20fall colorCompact, dense tree grows well in tight   spaces. Leaves turn brilliant orange, bronze, red, and purple in the fall.