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Small Evergreen Trees

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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. 

Small Evergreen Trees (mature size is 15’ to 30’ tall)

OR = Oregon native                                                ESP = Early spring       LSP = Late spring 

PDX = Portland or Willamette Valley native              SP = Spring                  SU = Summer

Common nameBotanical nameNativeWildlife valueShowy flowersBark interestDrought tolerance
Azara – BoxleafAzara microphylla-----
Cedar – Weeping Alaska yellowCupressus nootkatensis ‘Pendula’, ‘Viridis’OR---Low
Cedar – DeodarCedrus deodara ‘Albospicata’, ‘Aurea Pendula’, ‘Electra’, ‘Gold Cone’, ‘Golden Horizon’, ‘Harvest Gold’, ‘Well’s Golden’-----
Cryptomeria cultivarsCryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’ and ‘Sekkan’-----
Cypress – Blue Ice ArizonaCupressus arizonica var. glabra ‘Blue Ice’----High
ElaeocarpusElaeocarpus decipiens-Fruits---
Eucalyptus – Alpine cider gumEucalyptus archeri-Flowers-Yes-
Eucalyptus – Jounoma snow gumEucalyptus pauciflora ssp. debeuzevillei-Flowers-YesMed
Eucalyptus – Snow gumEucalyptus pauciflora ssp. niphophila-Flowers-YesMed
Eucalyptus – Spinning gumEucalyptus perriniana-Flowers-Yes-
Fir – KoreanAbies koreana (inc. ‘Silberlocke’)-Seeds---
Fir – Blue Cloak whiteAbies concolor ‘Blue Cloak’ORSeeds---
Juniper – AlligatorJuniperus deppeana-Seeds-YesHigh
Juniper – Rocky Mountain cultivarsJuniperus scopulorum (inc. ‘Cologreen’, ‘Pathfinder’  and ‘Wichita Blue’)-Seeds--High
Magnolia – Banana figMagnolia figo-SeedsSP-Low
Magnolia – SouthernMagnolia grandiflora ‘Alta’,Edith Bogue’, ‘Kay Parris’, ‘Little Gem’, ‘St. Mary’, ‘Victoria’-SeedsSU--
Marina strawberry treeArbutus x ‘Marina’-FruitsFallYesMed
Oak – MexicanQuercus mexicana-Acorns--High
Oak – Ringcup or Japanese blueQuercus glauca-Acorns---
Oak – UbameQuercus phillyraeoides-Acorns---
Pine – Arnold’s Sentinel AustrianPinus nigra ‘Arnold’s Sentinel’-Seeds---
Pine – Dragon’s Eye KoreanPinus koraiensis  ‘Oculis Draconis’-----
Pine – Emerald Arrow BosnianPinus heldreichii var. leucodermis ‘Emerald Arrow’-Seeds--Med
Pine – Fastigiate Eastern whitePinus strobus ‘Fastigiata’-Seeds---
Pine – ShorePinus contorta var. contorta ORSeeds---
Pine – Silveray KoreanPinus koraiensis’ Silveray’-Seeds---
Pine – Swiss stonePinus cembra (inc. ‘Compacta Glauca’)-Seeds---
Pine – Tanyosho Japanese redPinus densiflora ‘‘Tanyosho’-Seeds-YesMed
Pine – Japanese blackPinus thunbergii (inc.‘Thunderhead’)-Seeds--Med
Pine – UmbrellaSciadopitys verticillata (inc. ‘Wintergreen’)-----
Pine – Vanderwolf’s PyramidPinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf's Pyramid’ORSeeds--High
Silky laurelNeolitsea sericea----Low
Spruce – Bruns SerbianPicea omorika ‘Bruns’-Seeds---
Spruce – Colorado blue cultivarsPicea pungens ‘Baby Blue’ and ‘Glacier Blue’-Seeds--Med
Spruce – Red Cone, Paul’s SelectPicea abies ‘Acrocona’ and ‘Paul’s Select’-Seeds---
Spruce – Skylands OrientalPicea orientalis ‘Skylands’-Seeds--Med