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Small Trees (<25')         

IF AREA BETWEEN SIDEWALK AND CURB IS LESS THAN FIVE FEET, USE THESE TREES. ASK FOR THEM FORM; NO MULTI-STEM FORMS
 
Latin (scientific name) Common Name Description of Plant
Acer ginnala Amur Maple Very cold hardy; good steet tree; slow growing; single or multi-stem (only for use under power lines).
     
     
Acer griseum Paperback Maple Cinnamon to red-brown exfoliating bark is the nicest factor; small sized tree; bronze to red fall color; small size tree.
     
Amelanchier species Serviceberry  Avariety of flowering cultivars available; can be sensitive to city conditions and pests; attractive flowers in Spring; Edible berries.
 
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud Moderate growth rate; sun or partial shade; Minnesota strains are more winter hardy.
 
 Chionanthus viginicus  Fringetree Slow growth rate; multi-stemmed; flowering; will grow as an understory tree.

 
Cornus kousa Kousa dogwood Slow to moderate growth rate; use tree form; Flowering.
 
Crataegus sp Hawthorn species Chooes thornless tree form; flowering; withstands comaction; i.e. 'Crimson Cloud English hawthorn'

 
Syringa reticulata Japanese Tree Lilac Choose tree form; flowering; flowers appear in June; cream colored
     
Malus sp. Flowering Crabapple
Select disease resistant cultivars; be aware of varying growth habits of cultivars; available in many forms an flower colors.
'Harvest Gold'
'Madoona'
'Prairifire'
'Red Baron'
'Red Jewel'
'Sentennial'
'Snowdrift'
'Spring Snow'
'Spring Tyme'

 
 
 
 
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.