6.0 to 8.4 Foot Wide Planting Spaces Without High Voltage Power Lines

This list provides options for tree selection when planting in 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. Trees on this list are generally 40 - 75 ft (height) x 30 - 55 ft (width) at maturity. 

Tree Type
Common Name
Scientific Name

(height x width)
Bald Cypress
Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum
65 x 30fall colorDeciduous conifer. Feathery foliage turns orange/cinnamon in fall.

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.

Hybrid Catalpa
Catalpa xerubescens 'Purpurea'
45 x 45wildlife flowersFast 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 30wildlife flowersFast growing tree with very large leaves and large clusters of white   and purple, orchid-like flowers.
Spanish Chestnut
Castanea sativa
70 x 50wildlifeFaster growing, stout tree which develops deeply ridged bark with   age. Edible chestnuts ripen in October.

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.

Baker Cypress
Cupressus bakeri
50 x 35evergreen unique barkA slow growing, rare evergreen conifer native to southern Oregon.
June Snow® Giant Dogwood
Cornus controversa 'June Snow-JFS'
40 x 30wildlife flowers fall colorWide spreading dogwood with large, white clusters of flowers. Blue to black clusters of fruit in late summer. Bright orange to red fall color.
Davidia involucrata
50 x 30fall color part shadeMedium sized, spreading tree with delicate white flower bracts that   resemble doves fluttering in the springtime breeze.

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 50fall colorAsian 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 45fall colorAsian elm cultivar, with moderate growth rate, initially upright   becoming more vase shaped with age.
Patriot Elm
Ulmus 'Patriot'
50 x 40fall colorLarger form Asian elm cultivar with moderate growth rate, dark green leaves, exceptional yellow fall foliage. Drought, pest and Dutch elm disease resistant.

Turkish Filbert
Corylus colurna

50 x 30

wildlifeTough and attractive tree. Does well in a variety of soil and   environmental conditions. Resistant to heat, drought and pests.
Spanish Fir
Abies pinsapo
50 x 30evergreenSlower growing, pyramidal conifer with dark green bristly needles   covering branches and twigs for an interesting visual effect.

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.

Celtis occidentalis
50 x 45wildlife fall color unique barkFaster growing and adaptable to poor soil conditions. Yellow fall   color and interesting rough corky bark with age.

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.


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 20evergreenAromatic evergreen conifer with a naturally narrow form. Grows best in full sun with well drained soil.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
50 x 30fall color part shadeHeart 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.
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.
Silver Linden
Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling'
45 x 35fall colorFast growing with silver green foliage.
Oregon Myrtle
Umbellularia californica
60 x 60evergreen wildlifeBroadleaf evergreen with bay-like scent. Native to southern Oregon.
Sawtooth Oak
Quercus acutissima
50 x 40wildlife fall colorFast growing oak with uniquely shaped shiny green leaves turning   yellows in the fall.
Swamp White Oak
Quercus bicolor
60 x 50wildlifeModerate growing oak with leaves turning yellow, bronze, and red in the fall. Bark becomes deeply furrowed with age.
Canby Oak
Quercus canbyi
45 x 40evergreen wildlifeFaster growing, evergreen oak with holly-like leaves and excellent   drought tolerance.
Canyon Live Oak
Quercus chrysolepis
55 x 30evergreen wildlifeFaster growing, evergeen oak with excellent drought resistance.
Scarlet Oak
Quercus coccinea
60 x 45wildlife fall colorSlower growing oak which displays brilliant shades of bright scarlet   fall color.
Forest Green® Oak
Quercus frainetto 'Schmidt'
55 x 30wildlifeGlossy deep green summer foliage and amber colored fall color.
Oregon White Oak
Quercus garryana
65 x 45native wildlifeNative, slow-growing oak which eventually develops a capacious crown and a stately presence.
Silverleaf Oak
Quercus hypoleucoides
50 x 35evergreen wildlifeFaster growing with lance-shaped leaves are silvery white below and   dark green above.
Holly Oak
Quercus ilex
50 x 50evergreen wildlifeFaster growing evergreen oak with holly-like leaves and excellent   drought tolerance.
California Black Oak
Quercus kelloggii
60 x 45wildlife fall colorFaster growing oak with golden fall color.
Valley Oak
Quercus lobata
50 x 40wildlifeLarge, spreading canopy and picturesque twisting limbs.
Chinkapin Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii
50 x 45wildlifeFaster growing with dark green foliage.
Willow Oak
Quercus phellos
50 x 40wildlife fall colorFaster growing with bronze fall foliage.
Monterrey Oak
Quercus polymorpha
55 x 50evergreen wildlifeSemi-evergreen with bluish green foliage.
Shumard Oak
Quercus shumardii
75 x 55wildlife fall colorFaster growing with red, copper, bronze fall foliage.
Cork Oak
Quercus suber
60 x 60evergreen wildlifeFast growing evergreen oak with thick, corky bark.
Southern Live Oak
Quercus virginiana
70 x 70evergreen wildlifeMajestic, long-lived evergreen tree.
Interior Live Oak
Quercus wislizenii
50 x 40evergreen wildlifeEvergreen, slow growing, heat and drought tolerant.
Japanese Pagodatree
Styphnolobium japonicum 
65 x 40wildlife flowersFaster growing when young. Attractive compound foliage and fragrant late summer flowers.

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.

Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
75 x 30fall colorDeciduous 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.
Carolina Silverbell
Halesia carolina
40 x 35flowers fall colorClusters of bell-shaped white flowers with light yellow fall color.
Notholithocarpus densiflorus
40 x 30evergreenBroadleaf evergreen native to southern Oregon with acorn-like fruit.

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.

English Walnut
Juglans regia 'Carpathian'
50 x 50wildlife unique barkA noble tree with distinctive silver-grey bark, aromatic leaves, and   edible nuts.
American Yellowwood
Cladrastis kentukea
40 x 40flowers fall colorClusters of fragrant white flowers in spring. Yellow foliage in fall.
Green Vase® Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'
40 x 30fall color unique barkModerate growing tree with vivid orange fall color, patchy grey,   orange, brown trunk and graceful vase shape.