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Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple (Acer campestre - Queen Elizabeth)

Native to Europe and Western Asia. Can grow as tall as 25 to 35 feet spreading as wide as 25 to 35 feet with a low canopy. They requires full to partial sunlight. This is a relatively low maintenance tree that should only be pruned in summer. They require an average amount of water. They can live more than 80 years under ideal conditions.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-campestre-queen-elizabeth

https://plants.oaklandnursery.com/12130001/Plant/1662/Queen_Elizabeth_Hedge_Maple

 

Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum)

Native to interior western North America scattered throughout Montana to central Texas. And to Coahuila I northern Mexico. Bigtooth Maple can reach a maximum height of 25 feet and 20 to 30 feet wide with a rounded shape and low canopy. It can live up to 50 to 150 years. It grows yellow flowers in the spring with separate male and female flowers on the same tree. Grows best in moist to dry and well drained soil. Requires moist to dry and well drained soils. Attracts birds.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-saccharum-grandidentatum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_grandidentatum

 

Strawberry Tree or Marina Madrone (Arbutus ‘Marina')

Native to Europe. Strawberry Tree can grow to 40 to 50 feet and about 40 feet wide. It has evergreen foliage and showy pink flowers in various seasons and a small red or yellow berry in the Fall or Winter that attracts wildlife. It can live 50 to 150 years. It has low water needs and is resistant to root fungus.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/arbutus-marina

 

Kurrajong or Bottle Tree (Brachychiton populneus)

Native to Australia. Grow to a maximum height of 30 to 50 feet tall and 30 feet wide. They can live 50 to 150 years. They produce white flowers in Spring or Summer. They are evergreens requiring medium to low water and do best in full sun. Drought tolerant.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/brachychiton-populneus

 

California Incense-Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)

Native to California and Western North America. Can grow to 70 to 90 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. It grows conical and erect. It tolerates moist and dry soils and is drought tolerant California incense-cedar can be noted for having a very pleasant woody smell that gives it its name.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/calocedrus-decurrens

 

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

Maidenhair tree is native to China where it has little habitat left. Can grow to a maximum height of 35 to 65 feet tall with a 25 foot spread. Fall foliage is yellow. It prefers sun requires 15- 20 gallons weekly in the first two years and then as needed from then on. This tree is tolerant to drought as well as other harsh conditions. The female fruit has a distinct odor but is an Asian delicacy when boiled or roasted and its leaves are used in chinese herbal medicine.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ginkgo-biloba

 

Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

Native to Northwestern Argentina and Bolivia. Jacarandas can grow to a maximum height of 40 to 50 feet tall and spread 20 to 30 feet. They require 15 to 20 gallons of water per week for the first two years, then the same amount per twice a month the third year, and as needed after three years. They don’t tolerate strong winds, fog, or cold or poor drainage. Their flowers grow in lavender cluster from April to July and attract birds and pollinators. Desirable to wildlife.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/jacaranda-mimosifolia

 

Muskogee Hybrid Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Muskogee')

Native from the Himalayas through southern China. Can grow to a maximum height of 20 to 25 feet and spread 15 to 25 feet. They can live 50 to 150 years. They have showy lavender flowers in the summer. They thrive in moist to dry soil and full sun. Drought tolerant. Attract birds.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=265240

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/lagerstroemia-muskogee

 

Brisbane Box (Lophostemon confertus (formerly Tristania conferta)

Native to Australia. Can grow to be as large as 30 to 50 feet tall and 10 to 30 feet wide. Can live 50 to 150 years. Smog tolerant and drought tolerant once established. Produces distinctive white flowers in the spring and small brown or red fruit capsule in the summer. Does best in moist to dry soil. Drought tolerant.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/lophostemon-confertus

 

Catalina Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus)

Native to the Channel islands off the Southern California Coast. Grows 20 to 30 feet high and spreads 12 to 15 feet wide. Is a moderate growing evergreen tree. Produces white flowers in spring and summer. This tree is fire resistant and requires well drained soils.

https://www.evergreennursery.com/lyonothamnus-floribundus

 

Sour Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Native to Eastern United States. Can grow to 30 to 50 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet wide. Can live longer than 150 years. Sour Gum grows well in wet to dry soil and is drought tolerant. It attracts birds and its fruit is desirable to wildlife.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/nyssa-sylvatica

 

Flowering Pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford')

Native to China. Can grow to a maximum height of 50 feet tall and 35 feet wide. Can live 50 to 150 years. Grows well in moist to dry soil. Produces showy, white , fragrant flowers in the Spring or Winter. Attracts birds. Used in Chinese medicine and cuisine.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pyrus-calleryana-bradford

 

California Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)

Native to California. Can grow as tall as 30 to 80 feet tall and 20 to 50 feet wide. Can live longer than 150 years. Does well in moist to dry soil. Shading capacity rated as dense when leaves are present. Monoecious (has separate male and female flowers). Tolerates extreme heat and wind.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/platanus-racemosa

 

Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)

Native to Central and Southern California. Can grow to be 20 to 70 feet tall and 20 to 70 feet wide. Can live longer than 150 years. With age it’s canopy can grow much wider that its height providing a lot of shade. Does best in moist to dry soil. Deer palatable. Produces acorns in Fall or Winter. It is fire resistant and desirable to wildlife.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-agrifolia

 

Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)

Native to Eastern United States. Grows to a maximum height of 70 feet tall and 50 feet wide growing at a moderate pace. It produces ½ to 1 ½ inch acorns in Fall or Winter. Desirable to wildlife. Not deer palatable. Does best in moist soil, deep rich soil. Less susceptible to mistletoe that other oaks. Remarkable Fall color.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-coccinea

 

Hungarian Oak (Quercus frainetto 'Schmidt')

Native to South Central and Eastern Europe. Can grow as tall as 100 feet tall and as wide as 70 feet. It can live longer than 150 years. It produces ½ to 1 ½ inch acorns in Fall or Winter. Does best in moist to dry soil. Desirable to wildlife. Deer palatable.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-frainetto

 

Shumard Red Oak (Quercus shumardii)

Native to Eastern United States. Can grow as tall as 70 feet tall and 40 feet wide.Does best in wet to dry soil. Can live longer than 150 years. It produces ½ to 1 ½ inch acorns in Fall or Winter. Desirable to wildlife. Not deer palatable.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-shumardii

 

Cork Oak (Quercus suber)

Native to Western Mediterranean and North Africa. Can grow as large as 70 feet tall and 70 feet wide. Can live longer than 150 years. It produces ½ to 1 ½ inch acorns in Fall or Winter. Desirable to wildlife. Bark is a source of commercial cork.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-suber

 

Island Oak (Quercus tomentella)

Native to California and Mexico. Found natively on the Channel Islands. Can grow as large as 20 to 50 feet tall and 25 to 40 feet wide. Does best in moist to dry soil. Drought tolerant. It produces ½ to 1 ½ inch acorns in Fall or Winter. Desirable to wildlife.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-tomentella

 

Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

Native to Southern United States. Can grow as large as 40 to 80 feet tall and 60 to 100 feet wide. Can live longer than 150 years. Does best in moist to wet soil. Foliage is partly evergreen and partly deciduous. It produces ½ to 1 ½ inch acorns in Fall or Winter. Desirable to wildlife. Deer palatable.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-virginiana\

 

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)

Native to Northern Coastal California. Can grow as large as 50 to 70 feet tall and 15 to 25 feet wide. Can live longer than 150 years. Produces mall brown cone fruiting in Summer or Fall. Grows best in moist soil. Has fragrant bark and leaf. Desirable to wildlife. Deer palatable.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/thuja-plicata

 

Accolade Elm (Ulmus “Morton” Accolade)

Accolade Elm is derived from a hybrid of Ulmus japonica and Ulmus wilsoniana and was first planted in Illinois in 1924. It Can grow as large as 50 to 60 feet tall and 25 to 40 feet wide. Can live longer than 150 years. Does best in moist but well drained soil. Drought tolerant. Highly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease, and Elm Leaf Beetle. Attracts birds and squirrels.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ulmus-morton-accolade

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=d469

 

Frontier Elm (Ulmus x 'Frontier')

Frontier Elm is derived from a hybrid of Lacebark Elm and Smooth Leaf Elm. It can grow a 40 to 50 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide. Its water needs are moderate and it is less drought tolerant than most elms. It’s resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and Elm Leaf Beetles. It’s a vibrant reddish-purple color in the fall. It grows fast tolerating poor soils.

http://www.thetreefarm.com/elm-frontier

http://www.urbanforestnursery.com/treeprofiles/profilefrontierelm.html

 

Sawleaf Zelkova (Zelkova serrata)

Native to Eastern Asia. Can grow as large as 50 to 65 feet tall and 50 to 65 feet wide. Can live 50 to 150 years. Grows best in moist soils. More resistant to Dutch Elm Disease than most elms.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/zelkova-serrata

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