SelecTree: A Tree Selection Guide

34 trees found.

ITALIAN ALDER
Borers are serious problem on most alders. Roots are invasive. Grows best with…

Alnus cordata - photo


BLACK ALDER
Makes dense mass from ground up. Requires deep watering. Hardy to 0 degrees F…

Alnus glutinosa - photo


PYRAMIDALIS BLACK ALDER
Branches don't droop and resist breakage…

Alnus glutinosa 'Pyramidalis' - photo


MOUNTAIN ALDER
Utility friendly tree. Extremely hardy to cold. The name 'incana' refers to the white underside of the…

Alnus incana subsp. tenuifolia - photo


GRAY ALDER
Utility friendly tree. Extremely hardy to cold. Native Americans used the bark as a laxative. The…

Alnus incana - photo


WHITE ALDER
Relatively tolerant of heat and wind in landscaped areas…

Alnus rhombifolia - photo


RED ALDER
Rarely found more than 10 miles from coast in California. Useful where…

Alnus rubra - photo


CHINESE RED BIRCH
Poor tolerance of drought…

Betula albosinensis - photo


YELLOW BIRCH
Poor tolerance of drought…

Betula alleghaniensis - photo


MONARCH BIRCH
Poor tolerance to drought. Resistant to bronze birch borer…

Betula maximowicziana - photo


RIVER BIRCH
Needs ample water; poor tolerance of drought. Flaking curling bark in older…

Betula nigra - photo


HERITAGE RIVER BIRCH
Branches droop but resist breakage. Some confusion surrounds the name of this…

Betula nigra 'Heritage' - photo


DURA HEAT RIVER BIRCH
Higher tolerance of drought and heat than species with superior resistance to…

Betula nigra 'Dura Heat' - photo


WATER BIRCH
Utility friendly tree. Poor tolerance of drought. On rare ocassions may grow to 40 feet in height…

Betula occidentalis - photo


PAPER BIRCH
Poor tolerance of drought…

Betula papyrifera - photo


EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH
Poor tolerance of drought. Yellow  leaves in fall contrast bracefully with…

Betula pendula - photo


YOUNG'S WEEPING BIRCH
Branches droop but resist breakage…

Betula pendula 'Youngii' - photo


CUTLEAF WEEPING BIRCH
Poor tolerance of drought. Leaves are damaged by dry heat. Best if pruned late…

Betula pendula 'Dalecarlica' - photo


JAPANESE WHITE BIRCH
Poor tolerance of drought. Resistant to bronze birch borer…

Betula platyphylla - photo


GRAY BIRCH
Poor tolerance of drought…

Betula populifolia - photo


DOWNY BIRCH
This deciduous tree has rhomboidal shaped leaves. The shoots are grey-brown and…

Betula pubescens - photo


WHITE BARKED HIMALAYAN BIRCH
Poor tolerance of drought. After fast growth to 40 feet, this tree slows its…

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii - photo


HIMALAYAN BIRCH
Peeling bark is an attractive feature of this tree. The name, utilis, refers to…

Betula utilis - photo


EUROPEAN HORNBEAM
Not recommended for Southern California or desert areas…

Carpinus betulus - photo


ERECT EUROPEAN HORNBEAM
Not recommended for Southern California or desert areas. Needs little pruning…

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' - photo


AMERICAN HORNBEAM
Not recommended for Southern California or desert areas. Requires a moderate…

Carpinus caroliniana - photo


AMERICAN HAZELNUT
Utility friendly tree.

Corylus americana - photo


EUROPEAN FILBERT
Utility friendly tree. Attractive winter flowers…

Corylus avellana - photo


PURPLE-LEAF EUROPEAN FILBERT
Utility friendly tree. Attractive purple leaves. Edible nuts. Multi-trunked tree…

Corylus avellana 'Fusco-Rubra' - photo


TURKISH HAZEL
Attractive deciduous tree growing to 75 feet. Very cold hardy…

Corylus colurna - photo


LARGE FILBERT
Utility friendly tree. Trees tend to sucker - needs thinning several times a year to maintain clear…


PURPLE-LEAVED FILBERT
Utility friendly tree. Showy male catkins in winter. Best in partial shade in hot areas…

Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' - photo


EUROPEAN HORNBEAM
Deciduous tree growing to 65 feet…

Ostrya carpinifolia - photo


AMERICAN HOP HORNBEAM
Tree is slow growing, so planting a larger size specimen is desirable…

Ostrya virginiana - photo