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Alba Mimosa


Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.

Rosea Silk Tree


Fast growing, though messy. Shade tree tolerant of a variety of conditions.
 Rosea Silk Tree

Mountain She-Oak


Smog, and saline tolerant.
Mountain She-Oak

Italian Alder


Borers are serious problem on most alders. Roots are invasive. Grows best with regula…
Italian Alder

Black Alder


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

Black Alder

Pyramidalis Black Alder


Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Mountain Alder


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Extremely hardy to cold. The name 'incana' refers to the white underside o…

Mountain Alder

White Alder


Relatively tolerant of heat and wind in landscaped areas.
White Alder

Red Alder


Rarely found more than 10 miles from coast in California. Useful where underground wa…
Red Alder

Tree Aloe


A succulent with upright thick mottled gray stems. The terminal branches hold rosette…
Tree Aloe

Common Serviceberry


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Very hardy.
Common Serviceberry

Apple Serviceberry


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Flowers are formed in drooping cluster. Branches don't droop, and resist breakage.
Apple Serviceberry

Autumn Brilliance Apple Serviceberry


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Branches don't droop and resist breakage. Brilliant orangish red fall color. F…

Autumn Brilliance Apple Serviceberry

Saskatoon Serviceberry


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Susceptible to powdery mildew. Very hardy.
Saskatoon Serviceberry

Black-Calabash


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage.

Rose Gum


Tolerates smog.
Rose Gum

Cherimoya


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Tolerates heat that is not extreme or dry. Will not endure cold. Large green fruits …
Cherimoya

Devil's Walking Stick


This deciduous, suckering tree has thick, spiny stems.
Devil's Walking Stick

Monkey Puzzle Tree


Large evergreen tree with straight trunk and open canopy.
Monkey Puzzle Tree

Bunya-Bunya


Mature trees produce large, spiny, 10-15 lb. cones which fall with a crash. Not a …

Bunya-Bunya

Cook Pine


Trees usually leaning.
Cook Pine

Norfolk Island Pine


Most commonly used as an indoor container plant.
Norfolk Island Pine

Marina Madrone


Resistant to oak root fungus. Low water needs.
Marina Madrone

Madrone


Resistant to oak root fungus. Must have organic soil with excellent soil drainage. Be…
Madrone

Strawberry Madrone


Strawberry Tree is an attractive small evergreen shade tree, with its shiny dark gree…
Strawberry Madrone

Texas Madrone


Branches don't droop, and resist breakage. Typically has multiple trunks.
Texas Madrone

Alexandra Palm


Attractive. Hard to transplant.

Alexandra Palm

King Palm


Attractive flowers. Incorrectly sold under the name Seaforthia elegans.

King Palm

Dr. Hurd Manzanita


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Does not tolerate saline conditions. Good in foothill areas. Sudden Oak Death manife…
Dr. Hurd Manzanita

Atlas Broom


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Can become invasive.

Pawpaw


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Fruit has a rich custard-like flavor.
Pawpaw

Toothed Azara


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Needs fast draining soil and ample water. Can do well in Sunset Zone 5 if sheltered.
Toothed Azara

Lanceleaf Azara


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Needs fast draining soil and ample water. Can do well in Sunset Zone 5 if sheltere…

Lanceleaf Azara

Boxleaf Azara


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Needs fast draining soil and ample water.

Holly Azara


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Holly Azara

Giant Timber Bamboo


A clump bamboo useful for tall screens. Edible shoots. Grown as ornamental or for …

Giant Timber Bamboo

Weaver's Bamboo


This attractive bamboo is non-invasive and grows in tight clumps. Used for weaving.
Weaver's Bamboo

Common Bamboo


Attractive striped leaves. A favorite of landscapers.

Common Bamboo

White Orchid Tree


Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Makes a spectacular vase-shaped speci…

Hong Kong Orchid Tree


Exotic-looking flowering tree for frost free areas. Does not produce fruit.
Hong Kong Orchid Tree

Brazilian Butterfly Tree


Can be a stunning specimen tree, but should be planted where litter isn't an i…

Brazilian Butterfly Tree
Bauhinia purpurea

Buddhist Bauhinia


Spectacular flowering tree for mild winter climates. Blooms from January-April.
Buddhist Bauhinia

Purple Orchid Tree


A delightful tree for mild winter climates. Its foliage is similar to a Redbud, and …
Purple Orchid Tree

Ponytail Palm


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Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Ponytail Palm

Chinese Red Birch


Poor tolerance of drought.

Yellow Birch


Poor tolerance of drought.
Yellow Birch

Monarch Birch


Poor tolerance to drought. Resistant to bronze birch borer.
Monarch Birch

River Birch


Needs ample water; poor tolerance of drought. Flaking curling bark in older trees. …
River Birch

Heritage River Birch


Branches droop but resist breakage.
Heritage River Birch

Water Birch


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Poor tolerance of drought.

Water Birch

Paper Birch


Poor tolerance of drought.
Paper Birch

European White Birch


Poor tolerance of drought. Yellow  leaves in fall contrast bracefully with st…

European White Birch

Young's Weeping Birch


Branches droop but resist breakage.

Cutleaf Weeping Birch


Poor tolerance of drought. Leaves are damaged by dry heat. Best if pruned late in win…
Cutleaf Weeping Birch

Japanese White Birch


Poor tolerance of drought. Resistant to bronze birch borer.
Japanese White Birch

Gray Birch


Poor tolerance of drought.
Gray Birch

Downy Birch


This deciduous tree has rhomboidal shaped leaves. The shoots are grey-brown and sligh…
Downy Birch

Himalayan Birch


Peeling bark is an attractive feature of this tree. The name, utilis, ref…

Himalayan Birch

Bischofia


Branches droop but resist breakage. Grows well in sandy soil.
Bischofia

Bismarck Palm


Branches don't droop and resist breakage. Has silver fronds. Although in the w…

Bismarck Palm

Flame Tree


This partly deciduous tree has showy red or orange flowers.
Flame Tree

Queensland Lacebark


This partly deciduous tree has showy deep pink or red flowers, which along with the f…
Queensland Lacebark

Kurrajong


Hardy to 25 degrees F.
Kurrajong

Queensland Bottle Tree


A generally small tree with a trunk that is typically swollen at the base. Grows u…

Queensland Bottle Tree

Mexican Blue Palm


Drought and wind tolerant. Subject to crown rot in coastal areas.
Mexican Blue Palm

San Jose Hesper Palm


This is a slow growing palm.
San Jose Hesper Palm

Guadalupe Palm


Guadalupe Fan Palm is a striking small to medium sized palm with its silvery fronds a…
Guadalupe Palm

Paper Mulberry


Durable. Sucker problems.
Paper Mulberry

Brugmansia


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Flowers and seeds are poisonous if eaten. Large shrubs which can be trained as small …
Brugmansia

Angel's Trumpet


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Flowers and seeds are poisonous. Produces large flowers with double petals.
Angel's Trumpet

Mountain Angel's Trumpet


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Has a distinctive orange-red flower with yellow veins.

Mountain Angel's Trumpet

Angel's-Tears


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Angel's-Tears

Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Flowers and seeds are poisonous if eaten. Large shrubs which can be trained as small …

Arborescent Angel's-Tears


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Produces striking trumpet-shaped flowers.

Arborescent Angel's-Tears

Black Olive


Branches droop but resist breakage.
Black Olive

Fountain Butterfly Bush


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Attracts butterflies. Grows well in well-drained rocky soil.
Fountain Butterfly Bush

Gumbo-Limbo


Branches droop but resist breakage.

Pindo Palm


Branches don't droop, and resist breakage.
Pindo Palm

Common Boxwood


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Responds well to shearing. Needs some protection.
Common Boxwood

Tree Boxwood


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Responds well to shearing.

Yellow Bird Of Paradise


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Seeds and pods are toxic. Evergreen in mild winters. Attracts hummingbirds.

Yellow Bird Of Paradise

Bridalveil Tree


Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Red Bird Of Paradise


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Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.

Red Bird Of Paradise

Pink Powderpuff


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Often hedged. Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as a standard.
Pink Powderpuff

Surinam Powderpuff


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Trainable as a standard. Branches droop but resist breakage.

Lemon Bottlebrush


Lemon Bottlebrush is commonly grown as a shrub, or as a single trunk tree standard. I…
Lemon Bottlebrush

Stiff Bottlebrush


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Stiff Bottlebrush

White Bottlebrush


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Drought and saline tolerant.
White Bottlebrush

Red Cascade Weeping Bottlebrush


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Branches droop but resist breakage.

Red Cascade Weeping Bottlebrush

Incense Cedar


Grows slow at first but increases growth rate when established.
Incense Cedar

Santa Maria


Branches droop but resist breakage.

Beauty Leaf


Branches droop but resist breakage.
Beauty Leaf

Tea-Oil Camellia


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as Standard.
Tea-Oil Camellia

Yennan Camellia


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Needs organic soils with good drainage. Cultivar 'Captain Rawes' is named …

Yennan Camellia

Tea


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Needs organic soils with good drainage. Young, new leaves are used to make tea.
Tea

Siberian Pea


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Very hardy.

Carpentaria Palm


Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Carpentaria Palm

European Hornbeam


Not recommended for Southern California or desert areas.
European Hornbeam

Erect European Hornbeam


Not recommended for Southern California or desert areas. Needs little pruning.

Erect European Hornbeam

American Hornbeam


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

Pignut Hickory


Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Pignut Hickory

Pecan


Resistant to oak root fungus. Do not plant in saline soil. Produces edible nuts only …
Pecan

Shagbark Hickory


A common hickory in the eastern United States and southeast Canada.
Shagbark Hickory

Giant Fishtail Palm


Large, fast-growing fishtail palm with huge fronds. A monocarpic tree (flower and …

Giant Fishtail Palm

Clustered Fishtail Palm


Main shoot dies after flowering and fruiting. Tender. Often forms clumps with mult…

Clustered Fishtail Palm

Yellow Oleander


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Benefits from ample water. Fruit is most poisonous part.

Yellow Oleander

White Sapote


Unless harvested, fruit extremely messy, attracting flies, rats, bees. Roots are v…

White Sapote
Cassia excelsa

Golden Shower


Prefers fast draining soil. Branches droop but resist breakage.
Golden Shower

Gold Medallion Tree


Prefers fast draining soil. Requires a moderate amount of water. Seeds are conside…

Gold Medallion Tree

Colossal Chestnut


Cross between C. crenata and C. sativa. Resistant to oak root fungus.
Colossal Chestnut

American Chestnut


Susceptible to chestnut blight, which essentially eradicated the tree in its native s…
American Chestnut

Chinese Chestnut


Prefers non-alkaline soil conditions.
Chinese Chestnut

Spanish Chestnut


Resistant to oak root fungus.
Spanish Chestnut

Moreton Bay Chestnut


Seeds are Poisonous. Wood is valued for lumber.

Moreton Bay Chestnut

River She-Oak


Smog, and saline tolerant. Wood resembles Oak wood. The name C. equisetifolia
River She-Oak
Casuarina equisetifolia

Common Catalpa


Resistant to oak root fungus.
Common Catalpa

Northern Catalpa


Larger tree and no odor in leaves as compared to C. bignonioides.

Northern Catalpa

Ray Hartman Ceanothus


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Susceptible to root rot. Plant well out of the reach of sprinklers, and water them b…
Ray Hartman Ceanothus

Blue Blossom


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. One of the hardiest ceanothus for inland valley and foothill areas. Also white flowe…
Blue Blossom

Brazilian Cedarwood


Evergreen in the tropics. Wood used in carpentry. Hardy to 30 - 32 degrees F. New …

Brazilian Cedarwood

Chinese Cedrela


Attractive rose-pink or cream new growth. Wood used for furniture. Suckers freely.
Chinese Cedrela

Silver Atlas Cedar


Branches droop but resist breakage.

Blue Atlas Cedar


Has silvery blue-green leaves.
Blue Atlas Cedar

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar


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Branches droop but resist breakage. A pendulous tree with leaves that are conspicu…

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

Cyprus Cedar


Similar to C. libani but with shorter needles and smaller cones.
Cyprus Cedar

Deodar Cedar


Drought tolerant, although several years of drought has stressed a considerable numbe…
Deodar Cedar

Kashmir Deodar Cedar


Branches droop but resist breakage.

Cedar Of Lebanon


Slow growing to majestic size. Needs ample room as it matures.
Cedar Of Lebanon

White Floss Silk Tree


May be briefly deciduous.
White Floss Silk Tree

Floss Silk Tree


Briefly deciduous with frosts.
Floss Silk Tree

Los Angeles Beautiful Floss Silk Tree


Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage.
Los Angeles Beautiful Floss Silk Tree

Monsa Beautiful Floss Silk Tree


Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage.

European Hackberry


Moderate to fast growing deciduous tree.
European Hackberry

Desert Hackberry


utility friendly tree icon Utility friendly tree. Shrub or small tree with small orange berries.

 

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