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4.0 to 5.9 Foot Wide Planting Spaces Without High Voltage Power Lines

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This list provides options for tree selection when planting in 4.0 to 5.9 foot wide planting spaces 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 4.0 to 5.9 foot wide planting spaces WITHOUT high voltage power lines. Other types of overhead lines are okay to plant under. Trees on this list are generally 30 - 65 ft (height) x 20 - 40 ft (width) at maturity. 

Tree Type
Common Name
Scientific Name

Size
(height x width)

Features

Description

Bald Cypress
Shawnee Brave® Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum 'Mickelson'
50 x 20fall colorDeciduous conifer. Feathery foliage turns orange/cinnamon in fall. Smaller form cultivar.
Birch

Dura-Heat® River Birch 
Betula nigra 'BNMTF' 

Heritage® River Birch 
Betula nigra 'Cully'

45 x 35

unique bark
part shade

Most resistant species to the bronze birch borer. Prefers moist soils and may perform better in part shade. Naturally exfoliating bark makes for a very appealing tree.
Birch
Dura-Heat® River Birch 
Betula nigra 'BNMTF' 
  
Heritage® River Birch 
Betula nigra 'Cully'

45 x 35

unique bark
part shade

Most resistant species to the bronze birch borer. Prefers moist soils and may perform better in part shade. Naturally exfoliating bark makes for a very appealing tree.

Cascara
Cascara
Frangula purshiana
30 x 25native 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.
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 15evergreenFaster growing conifer with soft awl shaped deep green needles and a naturally narrow shape. New growth is curiously golden.
Elm
Frontier Elm
Ulmus  'Frontier'
40 x 30fall color
unique bark
Unique elm hybrid with exfoliating bark revealing colorful patches. Reddish-purple fall color. Resistant to Dutch elm disease and tolerant of soil compaction.
Emerald Sunshine® Elm
Ulmus propinqua 'JFS-Bierbach'
35 x 25fall colorSmaller form Asian elm cultivar with moderate growth rate, dark green leaves, yellow fall foliage and good drought and pest resistance. Resistant to Dutch elm disease.
Filbert
Turkish Filbert
Corylus colurna
50 x 30wildlifeTough and attractive tree. Does well in a variety of soil and environmental conditions. Resistant to heat, drought and pests.
Ginkgo

Autumn Gold Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'Autumn Gold' 

Fairmount Ginkgo   Biloba
Ginkgo biloba 'Fairmount'   

Halka Ginkgo Biloba 
Ginkgo Biloba 'Halka' 

Golden Colonade® Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'JFS-UGA2' 

Maygar Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'Maygar' 

Saratoga Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'Saratoga' 

Shangri-La Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba 'Shangri-La'

45 x 35
 

45 x 25
 

40 x 35
 

40 x 25
 

45 x 35
 

35 x 25
 

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 smaller planting strips. 

Goldenrain Tree
Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata
30 x 25flowers
fall color
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. 
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. 'Christie' produces seed pods.

Hophornbeam
American Hophornbeam
Ostrya virginiana
30 x 25fall colorFruit clusters look like hop flowers. Pest resistant and drought tolerant. Bright orange-gold fall color.
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.

Firespire® American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana 'J.N. Upright'

Native Flame® American   Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana 'JFS-KW6'

30 x 25

fall color
unique bark
part shade

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

Upright, narrow cultivars with brilliant yellow, orange and red fall colors. Exfoliating bark exhibits a mosaic of green, white, and brown.
Linden
Redmond American Linden
Tilia americana 'Redmond'
45 x 35fall colorStrong pyramidal form. Heart-shaped leaves are dark green in summer and yellow in fall.
Greenspire® Littleleaf   Linden
Tilia cordata 'PNI 6025'
50 x 40fall colorModerate with pyramidal form and yellow fall foliage.
Harvest Gold Littleleaf Linden
Tilia 'Harvest Gold'
35 x 25fall colorDeep green, glossy, heart-shaped leaves turn bright golden yellow in fall.
Silver Linden
Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling'
45 x 35fall colorFast growing with silver green foliage. 
Oak
Sawtooth Oak
Quercus acutissima
50 x 40wildlifeFast growing oak with uniquely shaped shiny green leaves turning yellows in the fall. 
Forest Green® Oak
Quercus frainetto 'Schmidt'
55 x 30wildlifeGlossy deep green summer foliage and amber colored fall color.
Silverleaf Oak
Quercus hypoleucoides
50 x 35evergreen wildlifeFaster growing with lance-shaped leaves are silvery white below and dark green above.
Bambooleaf Oak
Quercus myrsinifolia
35 x 25evergreen wildlifeEvergreen, fast grower, attractive year-round. Very cold hardy.
Pagodatree
Japanese Pagodatree
Styphnolobium japonicum 
65 x 40wildlife flowersFaster growing when young. Attractive compound foliage and fragrant late summer flowers.
Pine
Limber Pine
Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'
35 x 15evergreenSmaller form, slow growing pine with blue-green foliage. 
Rubber Tree
Hardy Rubber Tree
Eucommia ulmoides
40 x 40Attractive glossy green foliage. Excellent resistance to insects and disease.
Silverbell
Carolina Silverbell
Halesia carolina
40 x 35flowers
fall color
Clusters of bell-shaped white flowers with light yellow fall color.
Tanoak
Tanoak
Notholithocarpus densiflorus
40 x 30evergreenBroadleaf evergreen native to southern Oregon with acorn-like fruit.
Tupelo

Afterburner®  Black Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'David Odom' 

Firestarter 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.

Yellowwood
American Yellowwood
Cladrastis kentukea
40 x 40flowers
fall color
Clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring. Yellow foliage in fall.
Zelkova
Green Vase® Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'
40 x 30fall color
unique bark
Moderate growing tree with vivid orange fall color, patchy grey, orange, brown trunk and graceful vase shape.
Village Green® Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'
40 x 30fall color
unique bark
Fast growing cultivar with dark red fall color, patchy grey, orange, brown trunk and graceful vase shape.