City of Lodi

OFFICIAL TREE and SHRUB LIST FOR USE UNDERNEATH AND NEARBY ELECTRICAL UTILITY LINES

1. Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum, reddish bark peels away

deciduous, excellent fall color, good in turf, slow to 25 ft. tall X 25 ft. wide

2. Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum, sun or shade tolerant

deciduous, excellent fall color, good in turf, slow to 20 ft. tall X 20 ft. wide

3. Crimson Sentry Maple, Acer platanoides ‘Crimson Sentry’, purple foliage

deciduous, excellent fall color, good in turf, slow to 25 ft. tall X 15 ft. wide

4. Crimson King Maple, Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’, purple foliage

deciduous, excellent fall color, good in turf, slow to 25 ft. tall X 25 ft. wide

5. Compact Strawberry Tree, Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’, strawberry-like fruit, DT

evergreen, white flw. in spring, slow to moderate to 6-15 ft. high X 6-15 ft. wide

6. Western Redbud, Cercis occidentalis, magenta flw. in spring, CA native, DT

deciduous, excellent fall color, slow to moderate to 10-18 ft. tall X 10-18 ft. wide

7. Pink Dawn Chitalpa, Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Pink Dawn’, DT

deciduous, lavender-pink flw. in spring to fall, fast to 20-30 ft. tall X 20-30 ft. wide

8. Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida, flw. vary by variety

deciduous, abundant spring flws., slow to moderate to 20 ft. tall X 20 ft. wide

9. Silverberry, Elaeagnus pungens, oval ½ in. red fruit with silver dust

evergreen, grayish green leaves, moderate to fast to 6-15 ft. high X 6-15 ft. wide

10. Red Escallonia, Escallonia rubra, glossy dark green leaves, DT

evergreen, red flw. in spring & summer, fast to 6-15 ft. high X 6-15 ft. wide

11. Pineapple Guava, Feijoa sellowiana, fruit and red and white flowers are edible, DT

evergreen, gray-green leaves, moderate to fast to 18-25 ft. tall X 18-25 ft. wide

12. Hollywood Juniper, Juniperus chinesis ‘Torulosa’, irregular, twisted branches

evergreen, rich green color, slow to moderate to 15 ft. tall X 15 ft. wide

13. Tolleson’s Blue Weeping Juniper, Juniperus ‘Tolleson’s Blue Weeping’

evergreen, blue-green thread like branches, slow to moderate to 20 ft. tall X 20 ft. wide

14. Cypress-leaf Juniper, Juniperus virginiana ‘Cupressifolia’

evergreen, dark green compact pyramid, slow to moderate to 15-20 ft. tall

15. Skyrocket Juniper, Juniperus virginiana ‘Skyrocket’

evergreen, blue gray compact pyramid, slow to moderate to 10-15 ft. tall

16. Golden Rain Tree, Koelreuteria paniculata * , DT

deciduous, yellow flw. in summer, slow to moderate to 20-35 ft. tall X 10-40 ft. wide

17. Crape Myrtle, Lagerstromia indica *, different colored flowers by variety, DT

deciduous, excellent fall color, flw. in summer, slow to 30 ft. tall X 30 ft. wide

18. Crabapple, Malus ‘Prairifire’, reddish-pink flw. in spring, red-purple fruit

decidious, excellent fall color, moderate to 20 ft. tall X 15 ft. wide

19. St. Mary Magnolia, Magnolia grandifolia ‘St. Mary’ *

evergreen , white flw. in summer & fall, moderate to 20 ft. tall X 20 ft. wide

20. Saucer Magnolia, Magnolia soulangiana

deciduous, white flw. in spring before leaves, moderate to 25 ft. tall X 25 ft. wide

21. Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata

deciduous, white flw. in spring before leaves, moderate to 10 ft. tall X 20 ft. wide

22. Fraser’s Photinia, Photinia fraseri, new growth bright bronzy red, DT

evergreen, white flw. in spring, fast to 10-15 ft. high X 10-15 ft. wide

23. Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergiana *

evergreen, very hardy, excellent garden tolerance, slow to moderate to 30 ft. tall

24. Pink Flowering Plum, Prunus blireiana, little or no fruit, purple leaves

deciduous, pinkish-rose double flw. in spring, moderate to 25 ft. tall X 20 ft. wide

25. Purple Leaf Plum, Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’, little or no fruit

deciduous, light pink flw. in spring, moderate to 18 ft. tall X 12 ft. wide

26. Hollyleaf Cherry, Prunus illicifolia, CA native, DT

evergreen, white flw. in spring, purple fruit, moderate to 20-30 ft. high X 20-30 ft. wide

27. English Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus

evergreen, white flw. in summer, fast to 20-30 ft. high X 20-30 ft. wide

28. Flowering Cherry, Prunus yedoensis ‘Akebono’

deciduous, pink flw. in spring, moderate to 25 ft. tall X 25 ft. wide

29. Evergreen Pear, Pyrus kawakami *, semi-deciduous in cold winters

evergreen, white flw. in spring, moderate to fast to 20-30 ft. tall X 20-30 ft. wide

30. Prairie Gem Pear, Pyrus ussuiriensis ‘MorDak’, very hardy, small fruit

deciduous, white flw. in spring, dark green leaves, moderate to 25 ft. tall X 25 ft. wide

31. Italian Buckthorn, Rhamnus alaternus, bright shiny green foliage

evergreen, greenish-yellow flw. in spring, fast to 12-20 ft. tall X 12-20 ft. wide

32. African Sumac, Rhus lancea, irregular branching habit, DT

evergreen, willow-like dark green leaves, slow to 25 ft. tall X 25 ft. wide

Edible fruit bearing trees such as apples, pears, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and citrus, providing they are grown on a semi-dwarf rootstock which limits the height to 12-20 ft.

* Also used as a street tree for the City of Lodi.

DT = drought tolerant once established

Refer to SUNSET WESTERN GARDEN BOOK for more information.

Prepared by:

William A. Hobson,
City of Lodi Arborist

ISA Certified Arborist WC-2274
Pest Control Advisor CA License # AA03270