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6.0 Foot Wide and Greater Planting Spaces With High Voltage Power Lines

This list provides options for tree selection when planting in 6.0 foot wide planting spaces with 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 foot wide and greater planting spaces with high voltage power lines. Trees on this list are generally 20 - 35 ft (height) x  20 - 30 ft (width) at maturity. 

This list is also for all unimproved right-of-way sites (curb with no sidewalk; or no curb and no sidewalk; or no curb, no sidewalk, and no paved road) WITH overhead high voltage power lines.

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 25


Attractive, orchid-like flowers mature into long, slender seedpods.
xChitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'

30 x 30


Pale pink flowers appear in summer and last for several months. A tough and drought tolerant tree.


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 25flowers
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.

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' 

Victoria Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Victoria'

30 x 20

30 x 20


Large fragrant spring flowers appear in late spring: luminous pale yellow for   Elizabeth and brilliant pink-purple for Galaxy.
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 35

fall color

A 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 25fall colorHighly 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 30flowers
fall color 
Abundant pink-purple flowers cover the tree in early spring, followed by heart-shaped leaves.
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'

Wireless® Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Schmidtlow'

25 x 20

25 x 30

fall colorCompact, dense tree grows well in tight spaces. Leaves turn brilliant orange, bronze, red, and purple in the fall.