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4.0 to 5.9 Foot Wide Planting Spaces With High Voltage Power Lines

This list provides options for tree selection when planting in 4.0 to 5.9 foot wide planting spaces with 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 WITH high voltage power lines. Trees on this list are generally 20 - 35 ft (height) x 15 - 30 ft (width) at maturity.

Tree Type
Common Name
Scientific Name

(height x width)
Frangula purshiana
30 x 25native
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.
Chinese Catalpa
Catalpa ovata 
25 x 25flowersAttractive, orchid-like flowers mature into long, slender seedpods.
xChitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'
30 x 30flowersPale pink flowers appear in summer and last for several months. A tough and drought tolerant tree.

Tschonoskii Crabapple
Malus tschonoskii

30 x 15

fall color

White 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 20

fall color
unique bark

Showy flowers bloom late in summer: pink-purple for Muskogee and Tuscarora; white for Natchez. Interesting exfoliating bark.


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

fall color
part shade

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


Chinese Fringetree
Chionanthus retusus 

20 x 25

unique bark

In late spring, magnificent clusters of fragrant white fringe-like flowers cover the branch tips.

Saratoga Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'
35 x 30fall colorDistinctive 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

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.

Lavalle Hawthorn
Crataegus xlavalleei 
25 x 20wildlife
fall color
Large clusters of white flowers are followed by orange-red fruit. The glossy green leaves stay on the tree late into fall.

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.


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.


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.

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 bark 
A tough tree that grows well in poor soils. Produces small white flower clusters in mid-summer. Golden fall color.

Elizabeth Magnolia 
Magnolia 'Elizabeth'

Galaxy Magnolia
Magnolia 'Galaxy' 

Sweetbay Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana 

Victoria Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Victoria'  

30 x 20





Large fragrant spring flowers appear in late spring: luminous pale yellow for Elizabeth and brilliant pink-purple for Galaxy.

Large lemon-scented creamy white flowers appear in spring. Semi-evergreen leaves are bright green above and silver below.

Large fragrant creamy white flowers appear in late spring. The glossy,   evergreen leaves have cinnamon-brown and fuzzy undersides.

White Shield Osage-orange
Maclura pomifera 'White Shield'
35 x 35fall colorA thornless and fruitless osage orange variety with glossy green leaves that turn orange in fall. Once established, it is heat and drought tolerant.

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.

Japanese Raisintree
Hovenia dulcis 
35 x 25wildlife
Sweet, fragrant white flowers are a bee favorite. The flowers, fruit, and flower stalk are edible and taste like raisins.

Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis

30 x 30

fall color 

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


Emerald Pagoda Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'Emerald Pagoda'

Snow Charm® Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'JFS-E'  

Pink Chimes Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'Pink Chimes'

Bigleaf Snowbell
Styrax obassia

25 x 20


For Japanese Snowbells: Fragrant light pink or white flowers appear in late spring to early summer and produce small white fruits.

For Bigleaf Snowbell: Loose chains of fragrant white flowers appear in late spring and produce   small white fruits.

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.