Yard Tree Species List

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Small Trees

BRONZE LOQUAT

(Eriobotrya deflexa)

Height: 25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: White flowers in spring
Native To: Taiwan and Southern Vietnam

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CRAPE MYRTLE

(Lagerstroemia indica)

Height:25 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Lavender, pink, red, rose or white flowers in summer. It blooms best in full sun, when it receives moderate moisture.
Native To:
China

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EASTERN REDBUD

(Cercis canadensis)

Height:Up to 25 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
Safe
Defining Characteristic:
Pink or rose flowers bloom in spring. Leaves are an attractive lemon in fall.
Native To: 
Eastern United States

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Medium Trees

AFRICAN SUMAC

(Rhus Iancea)

Height:25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: 
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: 
Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: 
Flowers in summer

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AUSTRALIAN WILLOW

(Geijera parviflora)

Height: 30 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: 
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: 
Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: 
White flowers in spring or fall. These Australian trees have water-filled leaves that are fire resistant.
Native To: 
Australia

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CHINESE FLAME TREE

(Koelreuteria bipinnata)

Height: 35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: 
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic: 
Yellow flowers in summer or fall
Native To: 
Asia

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JACARANDA

(Jacaranda mimosifolia)

Height: 50 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Moderate
Overhead Power Lines:
 Safe
Defining Characteristic:
 Blue or lavender flowers in spring, summer or fall
Native To:
 Northwestern Argentina and Bolivia

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OLIVE TREE

(Olea europaea)

Height: 35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Inconspicuous, fragrant flowers in spring
Native To:
 The Mediterranean Region

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PEPPERMINT TREE

(Agonis flexuosa)

Height: 25-35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Showy, white flowers in spring or summer
Native To:
 Western Australia

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PINK TECOMA

(Tabebuia heterophylla)

Height: 25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Low/Water Efficient
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Pink or white flowers in spring or summer

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PURPLE ORCHID TREE

(Bauhinia variegate)

Height: 20-35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Fragrant, lavender or pink flowers in spring or winter
Native To:
 India and China

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SILK TREE

(Albizia julibrissin)

Height: 20-35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Pink or rose flowers in spring or summer
Native To:
 Southwestern and Eastern Asia

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SWEET BAY

(Laurus nobilis)

Height: 35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Green, white or yellow flowers in spring
Native To:
 Mediterranean region

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Large Trees

AFRICAN FERN PINE

(Afrocarpus falcatus)

Height: 50-65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in spring
Native To:
 Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya

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ALEPPO PINE

(Pinus halepensis)

Height: 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in spring
Native To:
 Mediterranean region

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BLOODGOOD LONDON PLANE TREE

(Platanus x hispanica ‘Bloodgood’)

Height: 65 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Moderate
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in spring or winter, medium to light green, bronze or gold in fall

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BRISBANE BOX

(Lophostemon confertus)

Height: 50 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 White flowers in spring
Native To:
 Australia

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CALIFORNIA SYCAMORE

(Platanus racemosa)

Height: 30-80 feet
Canopy Width:
 20-50 feet
Deciduous
Water Use:
 Moderate
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in spring, tolerates extreme heat and wind
Native To:
 California

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CANARY ISLAND PINE

(Pinus canariensis)

Height: 50-80 feet
Canopy Width: 20-35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: 
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: 
Unsafe
Native To:
 Canary Islands of Spain

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CHINESE PISTACHE

(Pistacia chinensis)

Height: 65 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: 
Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in spring, has fragrant leaf. Medium green, red, gold, orange or multicolored in fall
Native To:
 China

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COAST LIVE OAK

(Quercus agrifolia)

Height: 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in spring
Native To:
 Central and Southern California

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DEODAR CEDAR

(Cedrus deodara)

Height: 80 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Inconspicuous flowers in fall
Native To:
 Eastern Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and North-Central India

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DRAKE CHINESE ELM

(Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’)

Height: 50 feet
Evergreen to partly Deciduous
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines:
 Unsafe
Defining Characteristic:
 Flowers in summer or fall

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ITALIAN STONE PINE

(Pinus pinea)

Height: 40-80 feet
Canopy Width:
 40-60 feet
Evergreen
Water Use:
 Drought Tolerant
Native To:
 Mediterranean Region

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