City Of Edmonds Citizens Tree Board
Tree Choices for HomeOwners

One of the goals of the Citizen’s Tree Board is to provide public education and advocacy on planting, maintaining and preserving trees. The list below was developed by the Tree Board in 2016, featuring tree species' ultimate size, fall color and other attributes to consider for home landscaping purposes.    

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Large Columnar Trees

Scientific & Common Name Mature Height Spread Under Wires Min. Strip Width Comments
Abies grandis
Grand fir
100'+ 35' No 6 PNW native. Very fast growing, conical to columnar tree. Cylindrical cones with long hidden bracts. Wonderful PNW native tree. Needs a lot of room to grow.
Acer nigrum 'Green Column'
Green Column black sugar maple
50' 20' No 6 Yellow to apricot fall color. Good close to buildings and in hot, dry conditions.
Acer rubrum 'Armstrong'
Armstrong red maple
50' 20' No 6 Golden to orange fall color. Upright, pyramidal form that is significantly narrower than Bowhall.
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'
Frans Fontaine hornbeam
50' 20' No 5 Yellow fall color. Most narrow of the hornbeams. Great Plant Pick.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Lawson cypress, Port Orford cedar
100'+ 30' No 6 Narrowly columnar tree with a dense crown with a pendulous leading shoot. Reddish-brown bark and oblong cones.
Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'
Dawyck purple beech
50' 15' No 6 Purple foliage. Great Plant Pick.
Fraxinus americana 'Empire'
Empire ash
50' 25' No 6 Red fall color. Beautiful glossy, green leaves in summer. Use for areas adjacent to taller building when ash tree is desired species. Drought tolerant. Great Plant Pick. (Susceptible to Emerald Ash borer)
Ginkgo biloba'Magyar'
Magyar ginkgo
60' 30' No 6 More upright and narrow than 'Autumn Gold'. Yellow Fall color. Seedless. Tolerant of saline conditions.
Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry'
Princeton Sentry ginkgo
50' 20' No 6 Yellow fall color. Very narrow growth. Male tree is preferred. Ok in saline conditions.
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'
Slender Silhouette sweetgum
60' 8' No 6 Tightly columnar with dark green foliage. One of the tightest and narrowest trees available. Orange to burgundy fall color.
Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum'
Columnar tulip tree
50' 15' No 6 Tightly fastigate. Retains its slender form in maturity. Medium green foliage and bright yellow fall color. Yellow flower with and orange center.
Nyssa sylvatica
Blackgum tupelo
65' 25' No 6 Fall color is a hot, coppery red. Handsome chunky bark. Drops fruit and twigs. Great Plant Pick.
Oxydendrum arboreum
50' 15' No 5 White flower. Scarlet fall color. Slow growing and may only reach 20-30 feet. Great Plant Pick.
Pinus monticola
Western white pine
80' 30' No 6
    PNW native
. Narrowly conical when young becoming columnar with age. Smooth dark, gray bark. Conical female cones. Do not plant with Ribes sanguineum due to presence of White Pine Rust.
Quercus palustris 'Pringreen'
Green Pillar pin oak
55' 15' No 6 Fastigiate branching habit give it a very columnar shape. Great for narrow street plantings. Dark green foliage and a deep-red fall color.
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Pyramidalis'(Fastigiata)
Pyramidal black locust
50' 15' No 6 Fragrant, white flower. Yellow fall color. Use in narrow sites where choices are limited due to adverse growing conditions. Grows in poor soils.
Tsuga mertensiana
Mountain hemlock
50' 20' No 6
    PNW native
. Columnar to conical. Slow growing. Scaly purple to red-brown bark. Cylindrical cones and small needles.
Taxodium distichum 'Mickelson'
Shawnee Brave bald cypress
70' 20' No 6 Rusty-orange Fall color. Deciduous conifer. Tolerates city conditions. Doesn't mind standing water.

Large Trees

Scientific & Common Name Mature Height Spread Under Wires Min. Strip Width Comments
Acer freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'
Autumn Blaze maple
55' 40' No 6 Orange-red, long lasting fall color. Drought tolerant. Fast growing shade tree.
Acer macrophyllum
Big leaf maple
75' 50' No 6
    PNW native.
Vigorous tree with large leaves forming a broad canopy. Yellow fall color. Valuable for planting natural areas.
Acer miyabei 'Morton'
State Street maple
50' 35' No 6 Yellow fall color. Similar to, but faster growing and larger than Hedge maple. Pest free foliage.
Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
October Glory red maple
50' 35' No 6 Broadly oval to round shape. Fall color is deep red to reddish purple. Last one to color in the fall.
Acer saccharum 'Bonfire'
Bonfire sugar maple
50' 40' No 6 Bright orange to red fall color. Fastest growing sugar maple. Adapts well to diverse conditions.
Acer saccharum 'Commemoration'
Commemoration sugar maple
50' 35' No 6 Orange to orange-red fall color. Resistant to leaf tatter. Great Plant Pick.
Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'
Green Mountain sugar maple
50' 40' No 6 Reddish-orange to red fall color. Hardiest sugar maple. Great Plant Pick.
Acer saccharum 'Legacy'
Legacy sugar maple
60' 35' No 5 Reddish-orange to red fall color. Drought resistant. Great Plant Pick.
Aesculus flava
Yellow Buckeye
70' 40' No 6 Seven inch long clusters of yellow flowers and large fruit . Fall color is yellow-orange. Least susceptible to leaf blotch. Not drought tolerant.
Aesculus hippocastanum
Common horse chestnut
85' 70' No 6 Upright, oval shape. Vigorous and spreading. White flowers and a spiny rounded fruit. Nuts are poisonous.
Arbutus menziesii
Pacific madrone
50' 50' No 6
    PNW native.
Irregular narrow shape with peeling red bark. May be difficult to establish.
Betula papyrifera 'Oenci'
Renaissance Oasis birch
50' 30' No 6 Drought tolerant. Bronze Birch Borer resistant. Attractive bright white bark.
Calocedrus decurrens
Incense cedar
55' 30' No 6
    PNW native.
Fragrant, rich green, fern-like foliage. Cones look like small duck bills. Can be much taller in good conditions.
Cedrus atlantica glauca
Blue atlas cedar
80' 50' No 6 Pyramidal, open shape with silvery blue foliage. A handsome specimen tree. Especially beautiful where there is ample turf for it to develop naturally.
Cedrus deodara Deodar cedar 100'+ 50' No 6 A conical tree with spreading branches and soft shoot tips.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Katsura tree
60' 40' No 6 Yellow to apricot fall color and have a sweet, cottoncandy smell. Needs lots of water when young. Can produce large surface roots. Great Plant Pick.
Eucommia ulmoides
Hardy rubber tree
50' 45' No 6 Dark green, very shiny leaves. Insignificant fall color. Resistant to drought, disease and pests.
Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'
Fernleaf beech
70' 50' No 6 Golden-brown fall color. Beautiful, narrow cut leaf. Great Plant Pick.
Fagus sylvatica
Green beech
50' 40' No 6 Bronze fall color. Silvery-grey bark. Doesn't like wet soil.
Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'
Purple oak leaf beech
80' 70' No 6 Bronzy-brown fall foliage. Attractive purple leaves with wavey margins. Great Plant Pick.
Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Applause'
Autumn Applause white ash
50' 30' No 6 Purple fall foliage. Reportedly seedless. (Susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer.)
Fraxinus latifolia
Oregon ash
75' 35' No 6
    PNW native.
Yellow fall color. Only native ash in the PNW.
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Cimmzam'
Cimmaron ash
50' 30' No 6 Orange-red to brick-red fall color. Compact tree, narrow when young, broadens with age. More upright than 'Patmore'. Seedless. (Susceptible to the Emerald Ash Borer.)
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Patmore'
Patmore ash
50' 35' No 6 Yellow fall color. Extremely hardy. May be seedless. Disease resistant. Not drought tolerant. (Susceptible to the Emerald Ash Borer.)
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Urbanite' Urbanite ash 50' 40' No 6 Deep bronze Fall color. Broadly pyramidal. Tolerant of city conditions. (Susceptible to the Emerald Ash Borer.)
Gymnocladus dioicus 'Espresso'
Espresso Kentucky coffee tree
50' 35' No 6 Yellow fall color. Very coarse branches . Extremely large, bi-pinnately, compound leaves. Seedless. Tolerant of heat, drought, cold, saline.
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba'
Rotundiloba sweetgum
50' 35' No 8 Only sweetgum that is entirely fruitless. Smooth rounded leaf lobes. Orange to purple fall color. Only sweetgum that is entirely fruitless.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Dawn redwood
50' 25' No 6 Rusty orange fall color. Fast growing deciduous conifer. Great Plant Pick.
Nothofagus antarctica
Antarctic beech
50' 35' No 5 Yellow fall color. Rugged, twisting branching and petite foliage. Great Plant Pick
Pinus sylvestris
Scott's pine
50' 30' No 6 Conical to columnar. Interesting, flakey, red-brown to orange bark give this tree a striking appearance in the landscape.
Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'
Bloodgood London Plane tree, Sycamore
50' 40' No 8 Yellow Fall color. More anthracnose resistant than other varieties. Large tree that needs space. Can be messy. Roots can be invasive.
Plantanus x acerifolia 'Yarwood'
Yarwood London Plane tree
50' 40' No 8 Yellow-brown Fall color. High resistance to powdery mildew. Roots can be invasive.
Pterostyrax hispidus
Fragrant Epaulette tree
50' 40' No 5 Pendulous, creamy, fragrant, white flowers. 5" ribbed fruit. Difficult to find in the nursery trade.
Quercus bicolor
Swamp white oak
70' 50' No 8 Yellow-brown to reddish fall color. Interesting, shaggy, peeling bark. Tolerant of both wet and dry soil.
Quercus coccinea
Scarlet oak
70' 50' No 6 The red fall color makes this the best oak for fall color. Drought tolerant.
Quercus garryana
Oregon oak
75' 75' No 8
    PNW native.
Great Plant Pick.
Quercus ilex
Holly oak
80' 70' No 5 Evergreen oak. Underside of leaf is silvery white. Tree often has a prominent umbrella form.
Quercus imbricaria
Shingle oak
70' 50' No 6 Yellow to rusty-red fall color. Nice summer foliage. Leaves can persist throughout the winter.
Quercus muehlenbergii
Chestnut oak, Chinquapin
60' 50' No 6 Yellow to yellow-brown fall color. Coarsely toothed leaf. Does well in alkaline soil.
Quercus robur
English oak
50' 40' No 6 Broad rounded open crown. Yellow-brown fall color. Adaptable to various soils and climates.
Quercus velutina
Black oak
60' 50' No 8 Rusty-red fall color. Drought tolerant and tolerant of poor soil.
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
Frisia locust
50' 30' No 6 White flowers. Golden-yellow fall color. Tough, drought tolerant. Grows in polluted urban conditions.
Styphnolobium (Sophora) japonica 'Regent'
Regent Japanese pagoda tree
50' 40' No 6 Yellowish-white flower. Yellow fall color. Has a rapid growth rate. Can tolerate city conditions. Heat and drought tolerant.
Taxodium distichum 'Green Whisper'
Green Whisper bald cypress
55' 30' No 8 Rusty-orange fall color. A deciduous conifer, broadly spreading when mature. Columnar when young. Great Plant Pick.
Ulmus 'Frontier'
Frontier elm
50' 35' No 6 Burgundy fall color. Resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and phloem necrosis.
Ulmus 'Homestead'
Homestead elm
60' 35' No 6 A complex hybrid - close in form to American elm. Resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and phloem necrosis.
Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer 11'
Allee Elm
50' 35' No 5 Yellow to red fall color. Exfoliating bark. Tiny red flowers in late summer. Resistant to Dutch Elm Disease.
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'
Green Vase Zelkova
60' 50' No 6 Orange to purple fall color. Bark has nice winter appeal. Resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Good replacement for the American Elm. Great Plant Pick.

Medium Columnar Trees

Scientific & Common Name Mature Height Spread Under Wires Min. Strip Width Comments
Acer rubrum 'Bowhall'
Bowhall red maple
40' 15' No 5 Upright, very narrow shape. Excellent for street plantings. Yellow-orange to reddish-orange fall color.
Acer rubrum'JFS-KW78 'PP2530'
Armstrong Gold red maple
40' 12' No 5 Narrow, tightly fastigiate shape. Medium-green foliage and golden to orange fall color. Improved columnar form recommends it for narrow street planting sights.
Acer rubrum 'Karpick'
Karpick red maple
45' 20' No 6 Yellow to orange fall color. Finer texture than other narrow forms of maple. Becomes oval with age.
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
Nootka flasecypress, Alaska yellow cedar
35' 20' No 6 Lovely, pendant tree with an open crown that has a strongly weeping, pyramidal form when mature.
Gleditsia triacanthos 'Draves' PP21698
Street Keeper honeylocust
45' 20' No 6 Narrow, strongly upright, tightly pyramidal shape. Foliage is dark green, finely textured with yellow fall color. Ideal for city streets. Branch structure gives it a canopy that is half as wide as other cultivars.
Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'
Skyrocket oak
45' 15' No 6 Yellow-brown fall color. Columnar variety. Holds its shape better than others.
Quercus robur x Q. alba 'Crimschmidt' PP9103
Crimson Spire oak
45' 15' No 6 Columnar, tightly fastigate shape with dark green to bluish-green foliage. Fall color is rusty red. Mildew resistant.
Zelkova serrata 'Musashino'
Musashino columnar zelkova
45' 15' No 6 Very narrow upright vase shape. Medium green foliage and yellow fall color. Ideal for narrow street use.

Medium Trees

Scientific & Common Name Mature Height Spread Under Wires Min. Strip Width Comments
Acer campestre
Hedge maple
40' 30' No 5 Contrary to its name, this is not a small tree. Has a nice overall shape and structure. Yellow fall color. Low maintenance, tough tree. Adapts well to urban settings. Medium, slow growth rate and long lived.
Acer campestre 'Evelyn'
Queen Elizabeth maple
40' 30' No 5 Yellowish fall color. More upright branching than the species. Rounded at maturity. Reliable city tree.
Acer pseudoplatanus
Sycamore maple
40' 30' No 6 Upright spreading branches with a rounded crown. Dark green foliage and yellow fall color. Adaptable to varied growing conditions including high pH. soils and exposed sites. Salt tolerant.
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Atropurpureum'
Spaethii maple
40' 30' No 5 Leaves green on top and purple underneath.
Acer rubrum 'Scarsen'
Scarlet Sentinel maple
40' 25' No 6 Leaves are darker green and larger than those of other red maples, and they hold up well in summer heat. Yellow-orange to orang-red fall color.
Acer rubrum 'Schlesingeri'
Schlesingeri red maple
45' 30' No 6 Vase shaped. Leaves turn dark red early in fall.
Acer truncatum x A. platanoides 'Keithsform'
Norwegian Sunset maple
35' 25' No 5 Yellow to orange-red fall color. Oval shape when mature. Nice branch structure. Heat resistant.
Acer x platanoides 'Crimson King'
Crimson King Norway maple
40' 35' No 6 Oval when young becoming rounded with age. Deep purple foliage. Fall color is maroon to reddish bronze. Retains color well from spring to fall. Norway maple is known to be invasive in some parts of the country.
Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii'
Red horsechestnut
40' 40' No 6 Dark, red flower. Resists heat and drought better than the other horsechestnuts. Very symmetrical tree. Chestnut litter.
Betula nigra
River birch
40' 35' No 6 Broadly pyramidal to rounded shape. Foliage is medium to dark green. Yellow to gold fall color. The bark exfoliates. Resistant to the Bronze Birch Borer and Japanese beetle.
Betula papyrifera 'Varen' PP15768
Prairie Dream birch
40' 25' No 6 Pyramidal to upright-oval shape. Adaptable and stress tolerant with snow white bark. Leaves turn golden yellow in fall. Is resistant to the Bronze Birch Borer.
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
European hornbeam
35' 25' No 5 Dense and compact when young, becoming oval with age. Symmetrical and formal in appearance. Heat and drought resistance. Seems to be reliably free of disease and pest problems except for the Bronze Birch Borer. Yellow fall foliage.
Cladrastis kentukea Yellowwood 40' 40' No 5 White long clusters of flowers in spring resemble wisteria. Yellow-gold fall color. Compound leaves and arching branches.
Cornus controversa 'June Snow'
Giant dogwood
40' 30' No 5 White flowers. Orange to red fall color. 6" clusters of white flowers in June. Outstanding fall color. Great Plant Pick.
Cornus nuttallii
Pacific dogwood
35' 25' No 5
    PNW native.
Large white flowers. Some rebloom in late summer. Conical shape.
Corylus colurna
Turkish filbert
45' 30' No 5 Yellow fall color. Tight, formal, dense crown. Not for areas with high pedestrian traffic as tree can have significant debris from nut production. Drought tolerant. Great Plant Pick.
Cornus nuttallii
Pacific dogwood
35' 25' No 5
    PNW native.
Large white flowers. Some rebloom in late summer. Conical shape.
Davidia involucrata
Dove tree
40' 30' For landscape only 0 White handkerchief-like flowers. Flowers in May. Very slow to bloom. Great Plant Pick.
Fraxinus americana 'Junginger'
Autumn purple ash
45' 40' No 6 Rounded shape with mottled, yellow-orange to reddish, purple fall color. (Susceptible to the Emerald Ash Borer.)
Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'
Raywood Ash
45' 30' No 6 Oval shape with a dense crown. Fast grower with a purple fall color. (Susceptible to the Emerald Ash Borer.)
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Summit'
Summit Ash
45' 25' No 6 Upright branching with a narrow, oval shape. Medium green foliage. Yellow fall color. Seedless fruit. A very uniform tree with a good central leader. (Susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer.)
Gingko biloba 'Autumn gold'
Autumn Gold ginkgo
45' 35' No 6 Golden-yellow fall foliage. Narrow when young, broadens with age to pyramidal shape.
Gleditsia triacanthos 'Suncole'
Sunburst honeylocust
40' 35' No 6 Somewhat irregular outline. Bright yellow tip growth is fine textured. The new growth is always bright yellow which contrasts with the darker yellow-green interior foliage.
Halesia monticola
Mountain Silverbell
40' 25' No 5 Ascending branches form a conical to rounded crown. Flowers are white, bell shaped, on pendulous stalks in May. Fall color is yellow.
Halesia tetraptera (carolina)
Carolina silverbell
40' 35' No 5 Yellow fall foliage. Attractive bark for seasonal interest. Native to Southeastern US.
Magnolia kobus 'Wada's Memory'
Wada's Memory magnolia
35' 20' No 5 White, fragrant flowers. Yellow Fall foliage. Does not flower well when young. Great Plant Pick.
Magnolia denudata
Yulan magnolia
40' 40' No 5 6" fragrant white flowers in spring. Avoid poor and compacted soil. Great Plant Pick.
Magnolia kobus
Kobus magnolia
40' 30' No 5 Fragrant, white flowers, born profusely in mid-spring. Roots are not aggressive. Great Plant Pick.
Morus alba
Fruitless mulberry, white mulberry
35' 30' No 5 Rounded form. Fruitless. Dark green foliage turns yellow in fall.
Nyssa sylvatica Black tupelo, sourgum 35' 20' No 5 Pyramidal when young, spreading with age. Dark green, glossy foliage becomes brilliant in fall with scarlet, maroon, yellow, and orange coloring. Fissured gray bark provides winter interest. Adapts to urban conditions.
Ostrya virginiana
American hop hornbeam
40' 25' No 6 Upright, oval shape with dark foliage and yellow fall color. Pest resistant and tolerant of drought and alkaline soils. Hop like fruit and finely serrated hornbeam like leaves. Slow growing. Performs well in urban settings.
Phellodendron amurense 'Macho'
Macho cork tree
45' 45' No 5 Yellow fall color- color can be varied. This variety is fruitless. High drought tolerance.
Pinus contorta v. contorta
shore pine
45' 30' No 5
    PNW native.
Broadly conical when young.
Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'
Aristocrat pear
40' 28' No 5 Pyramidal shape with open spreading branches. Narrow, dark green, glossy foliage. Deep red fall color and white flowers. Open and formal appearance. More resistant to storm damage.
Pyrus calleryana 'Glen's Form'
Chanticleer pear, Cleveland Select pear
40' 20' No 5 White flowers. Reddish fall color. A selected variety of Callery pear. Good spring flowering. Reported as invasive in some areas. Disease resistant to fire blight. Less susceptible to wind breakage than Bradford.
Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire'
Redspire pear
45' 30' No 5 Abundant white flowers in spring. Yellow to red fall foliage. A symmetrical shape and tight branches. A good improvement over Bradford. Smaller and narrower than other pears.
Quercus bicolor
Swamp white oak
45' 45' No 6 Rounded open shape. Foliage is green with wavey margins. Fall color is yellowish to reddish brown. Beautiful native tree. Adaptability to wet, poorly drained soils, and tolerance to drought make it a fine choice for urban settings.
Styphnolobium (Sophora) japonica 'Halka'
millstone Japanese pagoda tree
45' 35' No 6 Broadly oval to round. Lustrous dark green foliage with creamy white flowers in clusters. Yellow fall color. Upsweeping branches form a dense rounded crown. Less susceptible to canker than the species.
Tilia americana x euchlora 'Redmond'
Redmond linden
35' 25' No 5 Densely pyramidal shape with light green foliage and yellowish fall color. Large leaves give it a textured appearance. Is susceptible to aphids.
Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer 1'
Athena classic elm
40' 45' No 5 Yellow or red fall color. High resistance to Dutch Elm Disease. Drought resistant. Cinnamon colored, exfoliating bark for seasonal interest.
Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'
Village Green Zelkova
40' 40' No 6 Rounded vase shape. Deep green foliage and rusty-red fall color. Widely used, it is upright and faster growing than the species. Foliage is very dense and presents a clean appearance. Resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Great Plant Pick. 'Green Vase', 'Musashino', and 'Halka' are improved forms.

Small Columnar Trees

Scientific & Common Name Mature Height Spread Under Wires Min. Strip Width Comments
Acer saccharum 'Sugar Cone'
Sugar Cone maple
25' 13' Yes 4 Compact, dwarf, with a pyramidal shape. Dark green foliage with yellow-orange fall color. Most dwarf of the sugar maples. Stays small and tight.
Malus 'Tschonoskii'
Tschonoskii crabapple
30' 15' No 5 White flowers. Orange, red, and purple fall color. Sparse green fruit may be a nuisance. Excellent resistance for Cedar Apple Rust and mildew.
Parrotia persica 'Chrishaven1'
Golden Bell Tower parrotia
30' 12' No 4 One of the most reliably upright and columnar selections. Maintains its form as it ages. Bright orange fall color.
Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'
Vanessa parrotia
28' 14' Yes 4 Upright and tightly vase shaped with showy red stamens. Orange to red fall color. Better for small landscapes or use near streets.

Small Trees

Scientific & Common Name Mature Height Spread Under Wires Min. Strip Width Comments
Acer buergerianum
Trident maple
30' 30' No 5 Red or orange fall color. Somewhat shrub like. Must train to a single stem. Interesting bark. Adaptable to urban environments. Great Plant Pick.
Acer ginnala 'Flame'
Flame maple
20' 20' Yes 5 Very Hardy. Low branched or multi-stemmed. Brilliant orange-red to deep red in the fall. Specimens are interesting in form due to their spreading branch pattern.
Acer glabrum v. douglasii
Douglas maple
25' 15' Yes 5
    PNW native.
Fall color is yellow-orange to red. Deeply lobed leaves are on purplish red stems. Red tinted samaras Fall colors are bright and red twigs make good year round interest.
Acer grandidentatum 'Schmidt'
Rocky Mountain Glow maple
30' 20' No 5 Yellow to orange-red fall color. Fall color can be intense. Limited availability in the nursery trade.
Acer griseum
Paperbark maple
30' 25' No 5 Red fall foliage. Peeling, cinnamon bark for seasonal interest. Great Plant Pick.
Acer triflorum
Three-flower maple
30' 30' No 5 Yellow-green flowers. Orange to red fall foliage. Multi-seasonal interest with exfoliating bark. Great plant pick.
Aesculus californica
California buckeye
25' 30' Yes 5 Fragrant white or pink tinged flowers with long stamens in cylindrical panicles.
Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill'
Robin Hill serviceberry
25' 18' Yes 4 Clusters of pale pink flowers in the spring. Edible purple fruit. Fall color is orange.
Amelanchier laevis
Allegheny serviceberry
25' 15' Yes 4 Can be both multi-stemmed and tree form. White clusters of flowers. Edible purplish blue-fruit. Fall color is orange.
Asimina triloba
Pawpaw tree
30' 20' No 5 Burgundy flowers. Yellow to copper fall foliage. Flowers in spring before the leaves. Difficult to find in nursery trade. Great in a rain garden.
Caragana arborescens 'Pendula'
Weeping Siberian peashrub
15' 15' Yes 4 Small yellow flowers, and yellowish fall color. Adapts to drought and poor or alkaline soil. Does not like wet soil.
Carpinus caroliniana
American hornbeam
30' 20' No 5 Yellow-orange to red fall color. Nice little tree. Native to the east coast. Great Plant Pick.
Carpinus japonica
Japanese hornbeam
30' 30' No 5 Yellow fall foliage. Wide spreading. Slow growing. Great Plant Pick.
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
weeping blue atlas cedar
15' 20' Best for landscape 4 Vertically drooping branches. Silvery blue needles. For landscaping only.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs'
Red fox katsura
30' 16' No 4 Upright oval shape. Purple leaves in spring to bronze green in summer. Orange-bronze fall color. Form is suited to tighter spaces than the broader spreading species.
Cercis canadensis
Eastern redbud
25' 30' Yes 4 Multi-stemmed or low branching tree. Semi flat topped. Reddish purple in bud with flowers that bloom along the branch before the heart shaped leaves appear in spring.
Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'
Appalachian red redbud
20' 25' Yes 4 Multi-stemmed or low branching tree. With hot pink flowers emerging from magenta buds prior to leafing out.
Cercis siliquastrum
Judas tree
25' 30' Yes 5 Purplish-rose flowers on bare twigs in the spring. Yellow fall color. Drought resistant.
Clerodendrum trichotomum
Harlequin glorybower
20' 20' Yes 5 Rounded form. Fragrant white flowers with red tepals. Bloom in July.
Cornus alternifolia
Pagoda dogwood
25' 30' Yes 5 Small white flowers in flat clusters. Red to purple fall color. Great Plant Pick.
Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'
Eddie's White Wonder dogwood
30' 20' No 5 White Flowers and red fall foliage. Hybrid of Cornus florida and C. nuttallii.
Cornus kousa 'Milky Way'
Milky Way dogwood
20' 20' Yes 5 Large, creamy white bracts. Resistant to anthracnose. Bright red to orange-red fall color.
Cornus kousa 'Satomi'
Satomi dogwood
20' 20' Yes 5 Vase shape to rounded form. Rose pink flowers. Has fruit. Red fall foliage.
Cornus mas
Cornelian cherry
18' 22' For landscape only 0 Low branched rounded shape. Fall color is reddish purple. Yellow flowers in the spring. Exfoliating bark. Bright red edible cherry, like fruit. Fruit can be messy.
Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'
Crimson cloud hawthorn
25' 18' Yes 4 Oval with upright, wavey, spreading branches. Flowers are bright red with white centers. Bright red fruit. Distinctive for its wavey branch habit. Resistance to leaf spot.
Crataegus phaenopyrum
Washington hawthorn
25' 20' Yes 4 Broadly oval to rounded shape with glossy deep green leaves. White clusters of flowers and bright glossy red small fruit. Fall color is orange to scarlet and reddish purple. Best North American hawthorn. Good as multi-stemmed or single trunk form.
Crataegus x mordenensis 'Snowbird'
Snowbird hawthorn
22' 20' Yes 4 Upright and oval. Small, white, double flowers in clusters with crimson fruit.
Crataegus crus-galli v. inermis
Thornless cockspur hawthorn
25' 25' Yes 4 Rounded and spreading. Leathery, deep green glossy foliage. Small, white flowers in two inch clusters. Small, dark red fruit. Adaptable and lacks the thorns of the regular hawthorn.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata'
Cockscomb Japanese cedar
25' 15' Yes 4 Unusual twisted cockscomb like growth at branch ends. Cone is upright in form.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans' 30' 10' No 4 Pyramidal form. Feathery grey-green foliage turns a rich, coppery red or purple in winter. 'Aurea' is similar, but turns yellow in winter.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan-sugi'
Golden Japanese cedar
30' 10' No 4 Creamy yellow new growth with rich green interior. Upright, narrow pyramid shape.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'
Black Dragon Japanese cedar
10' 6' Yes 4 Light green spring growth matures to a deep black-green in summer. Forms a dense, irregular pyramid. Interesting, evergreen specimen.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Araucarioides'
Bizarre or Snake-branched Japanese cedar
20' 10' Yes 4 Long whiplike branches end in whorls of elongated branches. Very unique tree.
Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'
Weeping purple European beech
12' 15' For landscape only 0 Purple foliage. Golden bronze in fall. Best for landscaping only.
Frangula (Rhamnus) purshiana
Cascara, Buckthorn
30' 20' No 5
    PNW native.
Yellow fall foliage. Purplish fruit feeds many native birds.
Franklinia alatamaha
Franklin tree
20' 15' For landscape only 0 Large white, fragrant flowers with an orange center. Orange-red fall foliage. Needs good drainage. For landscaping only.
Fraxinus excelsior 'Aureafolia' Golden Desert ash 20' 18' Yes 4 Yellow foliage and yellow-golden fall color.
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
Diane witch hazel
12' 15' Yes 5 Crimson-red, fragrant flowers in late winter. Bright orange-red fall foliage.
Heptacodium miconioides
Seven-son flower
20' 15' Yes 5 Fragrant white clusters of flowers with red calyxes. Purple fall foliage. Exfoliating bark provides winter interest. Good source of nectar for butterflies and insects.
Koelreuteria paniculata
Goldenrain tree
30' 30' No 5 Yellow clusters of flowers. Yellow fall foliage. Mid-summer blooming. Slow-growing. Great Plant Pick.
Maackia amurensis
Amur maackia
30' 20' No 5 Upright, white clusters of flowers. Seed pods. Interesting exfoliating bark. Flowers in June or July. Grows well in tough environments. Nitrogen fixer.
Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'
Bracken's Brown Beauty magnolia
30' 25' No 5 Large, saucer-shaped, fragrant flowers. Dense uniform growth habit. Considered one of the best Southern Magnolia cultivars. Somewhat available.
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
Little Gem magnolia
20' 10' Yes 4 Dwarf, fairly narrow tree that is great for small yards. Fragrant, white flowers and evergreen leaves.
Magnolia grandiflora 'Victoria'
Victoria magnolia
20' 20' Yes 4 Creamy flowers are fragrant. Prefers non-windy site. Pyramidal form. Can be messy.
Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill'
Merrill magnolia
25' 25' Yes 4 Rounded, low-branched with large white flowers. Yellow-green fall color. Flowers at an early age and flowers heavily. Hardy and reliable.
Malus 'Adirondack'
Adirondack crabapple
18' 10' Yes 6 Densely upright inverted-cone in form. Outstanding flower display of white flowers. Compact and dense with a bright red fruit. Scab, fire blight, cedar apple rust and mildew resistant.
Malus 'Golden Raindrops'
Golden Raindrops crabapple
20' 20' Yes 6 White flowers. Persistent yellow fruit in fall and winter. Resistant to scab, cedar apple rust and mildew. Great Plant pick.
Malus 'Robinson'
Robinson crabapple
25' 25' Yes 6 Upright, spreading, rounded shape with deep pink flowers. Tiny red fruit. Fastest growing crabapple. Good disease resistant. Fire blight, cedar apple rust resistance is excellent.
Malus tschonoskii
Tschonoskii crabapple
28' 14' Yes 6 Upright, narrowly oval shape. Silver-green to green foliage and white flowers. Greenish sparse fruit. Orange-red and purple fall foliage. Resistance to Scab is good, fire blight is poor, Cedar apple rust and mildew is excellent.
Malus 'Prairie Fire'
Prairie Fire crabapple
20' 20' Yes 6 Upright rounded tree. Purple foliage becoming reddish green. Bright pinkish red flowers. One of the best red leaved crabs with excellent disease resistance.
Malus 'Snowdrift'
Snowdrift crabapple
20' 20' Yes 6 Very formal looking crabapple. White flowers. Orange fruit. Upright, spreading, densely rounded shape.
Malus 'Donald Wyman'
Donald Wyman crabapple
25' 25' Yes 5 Large, single white blossom. Nice green foliage in summer. Resistant to scab, cedar apple rust and mildew.
Malus floribunda
Japanese flowering crabapple
18' 25' Yes 6 Spreading, irregular shape. Flowers are pink fading to white with red fruit. Great winter silhouette. Good scab resistance.
Parrotia persica 'Inge's'
Ruby Vase parrotia
28' 16' Yes 4 Upright, narrow vase shape with red new growth turning dark green in summer. Showy red stamens and orange-red fall color. Suitable for street use. 'Vanessa' is similar in size and form.
Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'
Krauter Vesuvius flowering plum
20' 15' Yes 5 Dark purple foliage. Upright form. Light pink flower. Similar to 'Thunder Cloud', but a little smaller and more upright.
Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
Thundercloud flowering plum
20' 20' Yes 5 Upright, rounded dense form. Dark purple foliage and light pink flowers.
Prunus 'Frankthrees'
Mt. St. Helen's plum
20' 20' Yes 5 Light pink flowers and burgundy colored leaves. Tree best used as an accent rather than in mass plantings.
Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'
Royal Burgundy ornamental cherry
20' 15' Yes 5 Deep purple foliage and bronze-purple fall color. Slow growing and broadly vase shaped. Double magenta-pink flowers. Seedless.
Prunus serrulata 'Snow Goose'
Snow Goose flowering cherry
20' 20' Yes 5 White single flowers and healthy, green, disease resistant foliage. Orange fall color.
Prunus sargentii 'Sargent'
Sargent cherry
30' 30' No 5 Upright spreading branches with a rounded crown. Single pink flowers in clusters. Dark green foliage. Good fall color. Bronze-orange to orange-red. Nice mahogany colored bark. Hardier than other Japanese cherries.
Prunus subhirtella 'Pisnshzam'
Pink Snow Showers weeping cherry
25' 25' For landscape only 0 Weeping shape with pink single flowers. Fall color is yellow to bronze. Appears to have better resistance to shothole disease than other weeping cultivars. Fragrant cascade of pink flowers.
Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
Spire cherry
30' 10' No 5 Columnar to narrowly vase shaped. Single pink flowers and orange-red fall color.
Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'
Akebono flowering cherry
25' 25' Yes 6 Massess of large, semi-double, delicate pink flowers. Most widely planted cherry in the PNW. Very disease resistant.
Pyrus calleryana 'Jaczam'
Jack callery pear
20' 10' Yes 4 Dense crown with closely spaced branches. Very upright. White flowers in the spring cover the tree. Fall color is yellow to bright red.
Quercus garryana
Oregon oak
30' 30' No 8
    PNW native.
Reddish-brown fall foliage. Great Plant Pick.
Sorbus americana 'Dwarfcrown'
Red Cascade mountain ash
20' 8' Yes 5 Yellow or red fall foliage. Leaflets. Nice winter form with red berries in cluster.
Styrax obassia
Fragrant snowbell
25' 20' Yes 6 Oval shape with white fragrant flowers in chains. Blooms two weeks earlier than others Styrax. Nice bold texture.
Thuja plicata 'Hogan'
Hogan's Western red cedar
30' 20' No 6 Variant of the PNW native Western red cedar. Keeps a very symmetrical shape throughout its life. Foliage is very dense.
Zelkova serrata 'JFS-KW1' City Sprite zelkova 25' 18' Yes 6 Fall foliage is yellow. Compact oval to vase shape. Excellent choice for small urban spaces.