Medium and Small Native Trees


Replacing trees removed on private property

While street trees must be chosen from the appropriate Approved Street Tree Planting List for planting, there are no specific species that must be selected for planting trees on private property. This list presents options to help guide you in selecting a species to plant on your property. 

Medium and small native trees of the Willamette Valley and Oregon (mature size is 15’ to 50’ tall)

EB = Evergreen broadleaf      PDX = Portland or Willamette Valley native             SP = Spring     

EC = Evergreen conifer           OR = Oregon native                                             LSP = Late spring

Common nameBotanical nameMature heightEvergreenNativeWildlife valueShowy flowersShowy fall colorDrought tolerance
Cascara buckthornRhamnus purshianaSmall-PDXFruit--Med
Cedar – Weeping blue Alaska yellowCupressus nootkatensis ‘Glauca Pendula’ and ‘Pendula’SmallECOR---Low
Cedar – Viridis Alaska yellowCupressus nootkatensis ‘Viridis’SmallECOR---Low
Cedar – Western red cultivarsThuja plicata (inc.‘Atrovirens’,   ‘Excelsa’ ‘Virescens’ and ‘Zebrina’)MedECPDX----
Crabapple – WesternMalus fuscaSmall-PDXFruitSP-Med
Cypress – BakerCupressus bakeriMedECORSeeds--High
Dogwood – PacificCornus nuttalliiMed-PDXFruitSPYes-
Hackberry – NetleafCeltis reticulataMed-OR---High
Hawthorn – BlackCrataegus douglasiiSmall-PDXFruitsSP--
Larch – SubalpineLarix lyalliiMed-ORSeeds---
Myrtle – OregonUmbellularia californicaMedEBORFruits--High
Pine – LimberPinus flexilisMedECORSeeds--High
Pine – ShorePinus contorta var. contorta SmallECORSeeds---
Pine – Vanderewolf’s Pyramid limberPinus flexis ‘Vanderwolf's Pyramid’SmallECORSeeds--High
Spruce – EngelmannPicea engelmanniiMedECORSeeds---
Willow – Scouler’sSalix scoulerianaSmall-PDX----
Yew – WesternTaxus brevifoliaMedECPDX---Med