Alameda County Recommended Replacement Trees

[Revised June 20, 2001]


TreeHeightCharacteristics
Planting strip 18" to 3'
Acer ginnala (Amur Maple)18 ft.Deciduous; yellowish white flowers in spring; full sun/light shade.
Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)25 ft.Deciduous; pink flowers in spring; full sun/light shade
Eriobotrya deflexa (Bronze Loquat)25 ft.Evergreen; white flowers in spring; partial shade.
Lagerstoemia x fauriei
(Hybrid Crape Myrtle)
20 ft.Deciduous; white, pink, or red flowers late summer to fall; full sun.
Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa'
(Japanese Flowering Cherry)
20 ft.Deciduous; fragrant pink flowers in spring; full sun.
Rhus lancea (African Sumac)25 ft.Evergreen; full sun.
Tristania laurina (Swamp Myrtle)20 ft.Evergreen; greenish/yellow flowers in summer; partial shade.
Planting strip 3' to 5'
Acer buergeranum (Trident Maple)30 ft.Deciduous; greenish/yellow flowers in spring; full sun; red fall color.
Acer campestre (Hedge Maple)30 ft.Deciduous; green flowers in spring; full sun/light shade.
Cupaniopsis anacardioides
(Carrot Wood)
35 ft.Evergreen; white flowers in winter/partial shade.
Koelreuteria paniculata
(Panicled Goldenrain Tree)
35 ft.Deciduous; yellow flowers in fall; full sun.
Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Pistache)35 ft.Deciduous; full sun; orange/red fall color.
Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
(Cherry Plum)
25 ft.Deciduous; pink flowers in spring; purple foliage; full sun.
Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'
(Callery Pear)
35 ft.Deciduous; white flowers in spring; red fall color.
Planting strip 5' or greater -- no overhead utilities
Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' (Red Maple)50 ft.Deciduous; red flowers in spring; partial shade; red fall color.
Celtis sinensis (Chinese Hackberry)45 ft.Deciduous; full sun.
Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
(White Ash)
65 ft.Deciduous; full sun.
Platanus x acerifolia 'Yarwood'
(London Planetree)
85 ft.Deciduous; olive-green exfoliating bark; full sun/light shade.
Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova)65 ft.Deciduous; gray exfoliating bark; full sun.