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Urban Forestry
Arborist's Office
206-684-TREE (8733)
Street Tree Planting Procedures
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Street Tree Planting Procedures

Small Trees: Appropriate Under Lower Powerlines
Good For Planting Strips With Limited Space


Botanical name

Common Name

Height in feet

Spread in feet

Flowers

Fall Color

Comments/Notes

Acer ginnala Flame

Amur Maple

20

20

 

red

Select or prune for single stem; can be multi-trunked.

Acer grandidentatum Schmidt

Rocky Mt. Glow Maple

25+

15

 

intense red

 

Acer griseum

Paperbark Maple

25

20

   

Smooth, peeling, cinnamon colored bark.

Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple

20

24

small red

yellow, orange, red

Hundreds of varied cultivars. Can be slow growing.

Acer platanoides Globosum

Globe Norway Maple

20

18

 

yellow

Rounded top, and compact growth.

Amelanchier grandiflora Princess Diana

20

15

white

bright red

Good for limited space.

Amelanchier x grandiflora Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

20

15

white

bright red

Reliable bloom.

Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud

25

30

red

yellow

Blooms before leaves are out.

Cornus kousa Chinensis

Chinese Kousa Dogwood

20

20

white

reddish to scarlet

Most resistant to disease of the dogwoods.

Fraxinus pennsylvanica Johnson

Leprechaun Ash

18

16

 

yellow

A miniature in every way.

Magnolia x loebneri

20

20

large white

yellow

Several cultivars.

Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem

15

10

white

evergreen

Usefull where larger varieties are inappropriate.

Malus Adirondack

18

10

white

 

Red fruit. Excellent scab resistance.

Malus Red Barron

18

8

red

yellow

Good for narrow spaces. Red berries.

Malus Golden Raindrops

18

13

white

yellow

Abundant yellow fruit.

Parrotia persica

Persian Parrotia

30

20

Showy Stamens

Yellow -orange red

Select or prune for single stem; can be multi-trunked.

Prunus Frankthrees

Mt. St. Helens Plum

20

20

pink

 

Purple foliage.

Prunus Newport

Newport Plum

20

20

light pink

reddish

Purple red foliage.

Prunus cerasifera Krauter Vesuvius Flowering Plum

30

15

pink

 

Upright growth, darkest foliage of the plums.

Prunus Snowgoose

Snow Goose Cherry

20

20

white

 

Upright when young, spreading when older.

Prunus serrulata Amanogawa

Flowering Cherry

20

6

pale pink double

bronze

Particularly useful for very narrow planting strips.

Prunus x yedoensis Akebono

Flowering Cherry

25

25

pink

yellow

 
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