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Information and pictures of trees supplied by SelecTree from UFEI at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

Some trees are seasonal and may not be available when you apply. If you qualify for the program, you will be sent an updated list of what is available right now. Please make sure to choose an alternate just in case it's needed. 


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SMALL TREES

 

SelecTree-Eriobotrya deflexa

BRONZE LOQUAT
(Eriobotrya deflexa)

Height: 25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: White flowers in spring
Native To: Taiwan and Southern Vietnam

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SelecTree-Lagerstroemia indica

CRAPE MYRTLE
(Lagerstroemia indica)

Height: 25 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Lavender, pink, red, rose or white flowers in summer. It blooms best in full sun, when it receives moderate moisture.
Native To: China  

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SelecTree-Cercis canadensis    EASTERN REDBUD

(Cercis canadensis)

Height: Up to 25 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Pink or rose flowers bloom in spring. Leaves are an attractive lemon in fall.
Native To: Eastern United States  

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MEDIUM TREES

 

SelecTree-Rhus lancea2

AFRICAN SUMAC
(Rhus Iancea)

Height: 25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers in summer

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SelecTree-Geijera parviflora2    AUSTRALIAN WILLOW

(Geijera parviflora)

Height: 30 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: White flowers in spring or fall. These Australian trees have water-filled leaves that are fire resistant.
Native To: Australia

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SelecTree-Koelreuteria bipinnata

CHINESE FLAME TREE
(Koelreuteria bipinnata)

Height: 35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Yellow flowers in summer or fall
Native To: Asia

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SelecTree-Jacaranda mimosifolia 2

JACARANDA
(Jacaranda mimosifolia)

Height: 50 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Safe
Defining Characteristic: Blue or lavender flowers in spring, summer or fall
Native To: Northwestern Argentina and Bolivia

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SelecTree-Olea europaea3     OLIVE TREE

(Olea europaea)

Height: 35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Inconspicuous, fragrant flowers in spring
Native To: The Mediterranean Region

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SelecTree-Agonis flexuosa     PEPPERMINT TREE

(Agonis flexuosa)

Height: 25-35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Showy, white flowers in spring or summer
Native To: Western Australia

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SelecTree-Tabebuia heterophylla      PINK TECOMA

(Tabebuia heterophylla)

Height: 25 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Low/Water Efficient
Overhead Power LinesUnsafe
Defining Characteristic: Pink or white flowers in spring or summer

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SelecTree-Bauhinia variegata    PURPLE ORCHID TREE

(Bauhinia variegate)

Height: 20-35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Fragrant, lavender or pink flowers in spring or winter
Native To: India and China

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SelecTree-Albizia julibrissin     SILK TREE

(Albizia julibrissin)

Height: 20-35 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Pink or rose flowers in spring or summer
Native To: Southwestern and Eastern Asia

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SelecTree-Laurus nobilis2

 SWEET BAY

(Laurus nobilis)

Height: 35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Green, white or yellow flowers in spring
Native To: Mediterranean region

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LARGE TREES

 

SelecTree-Afrocarpus falcatus2

AFRICAN FERN PINE
(Afrocarpus falcatus)

Height: 50-65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers in spring
Native To: Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya

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SelecTree-Pinus halepensis

ALEPPO PINE
(Pinus halepensis)

Height: 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers in spring
Native To: Mediterranean region

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SelecTree-Platanus  hispanica Bloodgood

BLOODGOOD LONDON PLANE TREE
(Platanus x hispanica 'Bloodgood')

Height: 65 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers in spring or winter, medium to light green, bronze or gold in fall

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SelecTree-Lophostemon confertus

BRISBANE BOX
(Lophostemon confertus)

Height: 50 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: White flowers in spring
Native To: Australia

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SelecTree-Platanus racemosa

CALIFORNIA SYCAMORE
(Platanus racemosa)

Height: 30-80 feet                                                                       Canopy Width: 20-50 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Moderate
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers in spring, tolerates extreme heat and wind
Native To: California

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SelecTree-Pinus canariensis

CANARY ISLAND PINE
(Pinus canariensis)

Height: 50-80 feet                                                                         Canopy Width: 20-35 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Native To: Canary Islands of Spain

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SelecTree-Pistacia chinensis

CHINESE PISTACHE
(Pistacia chinensis)

Height: 65 feet
Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers in spring, has fragrant leaf. Medium green, red, gold, orange or multicolored in fall
Native To: China

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SelecTree-Quercus agrifolia3

COAST LIVE OAK
(Quercus agrifolia)

Height: 65 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers in spring
Native To: Central and Southern California

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SelecTree-Cedrus deodara

DEODAR CEDAR
(Cedrus deodara)

Height: 80 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Inconspicuous flowers in fall
Native To: Eastern Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and North-Central India

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SelecTree-Ulmus parvifolia Drake

DRAKE CHINESE ELM
(Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake')

Height: 50 feet
Evergreen to partly Deciduous
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Overhead Power Lines: Unsafe
Defining Characteristic: Flowers in summer or fall

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SelecTree-Pinus pinea 2

ITALIAN STONE PINE
(Pinus pinea)

Height: 40-80 feet                                                                         Canopy Width: 40-60 feet
Evergreen
Water Use: Drought Tolerant
Native To: Mediterranean Region

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