|Latin (scientific name)
|Description of Plant
|Very cold hardy; good steet tree; slow growing; single or multi-stem (only for use under power lines).
|Cinnamon to red-brown exfoliating bark is the nicest factor; small sized tree; bronze to red fall color; small size tree.
| Avariety of flowering cultivars available; can be sensitive to city conditions and pests; attractive flowers in Spring; Edible berries.
|Moderate growth rate; sun or partial shade; Minnesota strains are more winter hardy.
| Chionanthus viginicus
|Slow growth rate; multi-stemmed; flowering; will grow as an understory tree.
|Slow to moderate growth rate; use tree form; Flowering.
|Chooes thornless tree form; flowering; withstands comaction; i.e. 'Crimson Cloud English hawthorn'
|Japanese Tree Lilac
|Choose tree form; flowering; flowers appear in June; cream colored
Select disease resistant cultivars; be aware of varying growth habits of cultivars; available in many forms an flower colors.
Special Use Trees
In certain areas of the City or in areas of restricted above-ground space, the best tree choice may be those varieties that grow more upright, in a columnar form, known as fastigiated form. This form allows for minimal blockage because of their tight, upright habit and they will also not hang over sidewalks avoiding clearance concerns.