Boulevard Tree List

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Boulevard Tree List – No More than 15′ Wide

Columnar Hornbeam:
Scientific Name: Carpinus betula ‘Fastigata’
Size: 35′ X 15′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Golden Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Columnar Hornbeam is a little more narrow than the common European variety. It starts branching at the base. It has a very formal appearance and does not require very much pruning. The golden fall color is spectacular.

http://www.robertsonlandscaping.com

Columnar Sergeant Cherry:
Scientific Name: Prunus sargentii ‘Columnaris’
Size: 35′ X 15′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Yellow and Orange Red
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Columnar Sergeant Cherry has an upright, narrow, growth habit. It has beautiful, white spring flowers.

http://www.projectnoah.org

Dawyck Purple Beech:
Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’
Size:30′ X 12′
Drought Tolerance: Low
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Reddish Bronze
Edible Fruit: Yes
Growth Rate: Average

Comments: The Dawyck Purple Beech is a very narrow tree with an upright habit. It branches from the base and has beautiful, purple leaf color. This tree needs moisture, but can’t tolerate soil that stays too wet or is compacted.

http://nursery.artknappsurrey.com

Lavelle Hawthorn:
Scientific Name: Crataegus lavallei ‘Lavalle Hawthorn’
Size: 28′ X 20′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Coppery red
Edible Fruit: Fruit is edible, seeds are poisonous
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: It is a shorter tree, so may block some views. The spring flowers are white and it does form fruit on the ends of the branches. The leaves are small and leathery and the bark is a lighter color. It is a hardy, beautiful tree that can stand many diverse conditions.

http://lamgonline.org/PlantDetails.php?PlantId=45

Flowering Pear:
Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’, ‘Cleveland Select’
Size: 40′ X 15′:
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Orange-red
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Fast to Moderate

Comments: This is the only pear I would consider for a boulevard tree. It is a little more disease resistant, and has stronger branches. The white flowers in the spring are beautiful but odiferous, and the fall color is spectacular.

http://www.thetreefarm.com/pear-chanticleer-flowering

Mushashino Columnar Zelkova:
Scientific Name: Zelkova serrata ‘Mushashino Columnar Zelkova’
Size: 45′ X 15′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Purple-Red
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: Zelkova trees are beautiful, disease-resistant trees with great fall color. Watch for weak, narrow branches while the tree is young, in this variety, to avoid breakage during storms. This is a very hardy and narrow tree.

http://grobenursery.com/newest_trees

Crimson Century Maple:
Scientific Name: Acer platanoides ‘Crimson Sentry’
Size: 25′ X 15′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Reddish-Purple
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Crimson Century Maple is a very narrow maple tree with great color. It can tolerate a wide variety of conditions but the trunk needs to be wrapped for protection from sun scald in the winter while the tree is young.

http://www.steinbrinklandscaping.com/proddetail.php?prod=trees-00012

Princeton Sentry Ginko:
Scientific Name: Ginko biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’
Size: 40′ X 15′
Drought Tolerance: High
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Bright Yellow
Edible Fruit: Female trees have edible but stinky fruit
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: This variety of Ginko is highly recommended as a street tree. It is a very hardy and narrow tree.

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/uf/uts/section1/sect1-slide74.htm

Columnar Norway Maple
Scientific Name: Acer platanoides ‘Columnare’
Size: 35′ X 15′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Bright Yellow
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: Columnar Norway Maples are narrow, hardy trees. They have a yellow fall color. The trunks need protection from sun scald in the winter by wrapping them while they are young.

http://www.breezyhillnursery.com/plantcatalog.html

Amanogawa Flowering Cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’
Size: 20′ X 6′
Drought Tolerance: Average
Native Plant: No
Fall Color: Orange-Red
Edible Fruit: No
Growth Rate: Moderate

Comments: The Amanogawa Flowering Cherry is also known as the flagpole cherry because it is so narrow. It has beautiful spring flowers and great fall color

http://www.landscapedesign.co.nz/landscapedetails_miniex.asp?id=3341
http://www.about-garden.com/se/en/fotoa-prunus+serrulata/