Street Trees

Street tree list from the City of Houston Planning Department

Common Name  Scientific Name Height Spread Growth Rate Comments
Large Trees    
Texas sugar maple Acer barbatum Large 30 Medium Fall color
Red maple Acer rubrum Large 30 Medium Fall color
Pecan Carya illinoensis Large 50 Slow Fruit
Black hickory Carya texana Large 20 Slow Fall color
White ash Fraxinus americana Large 40 Fast Fall color
Ginko Ginko biloba Large 40 Slow Fall color/male only
Black walnut Juglans nigra Large 40 Slow Fall color
Sweetgum Liquidambar stryaciflua Large 40 Fast Fall color
Southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Large 45 Slow Evergreen
Black gum Nyssa sylvatica Large 30 Medium Fall color
Loblolly pine Pinus taeda Large 30 Fast Evergreen
Mexican sycamore Platanus mexicana Large 50 Fast Unique leaf
Sawtooth oak Quercus acutissima Large 40 Fast Drought tolerant
White oak Quercus alba Large 50 Slow Sandy soils
Southern red oak Quercus falcata Large 40 Slow Fall color
Laurel oak Quercus laurifolia Large 40 Slow Semi-evergreen
Overcup oak Quercus lyrata Large 40 Slow Large acorn
Bur oak Quercus macrocarpa Large 50 Slow Large acorn
Swamp chestnut oak Quercus michauxii Large 40 Slow Fall color
Chinkapin oak Quercus muehlenbergii Large 40 Slow Fall color
Water oak Quercus nigra Large 40 Medium Decidious
Nuttall oak Quercus nutallii Large 40 Medium Fall color
Willow oak Quercus phellos Large 40 Medium Decidious
Monterray oak Quercus polymorpha Large 40 Fast Drought tolerant
Loquat leaf oak Quercus rizophyllia Large 40 Fast Drought tolerant
Shumard oak Quercus shumardii
Large
40 Slow Fall color
Post oak Quercus stellata Large 40 Slow Decidious
Live oak Quercus virginiana Large 50 Slow Semi-evergreen
Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Large 30 Fast Decidious
Montezuma cypress Taxodium mucronatum Large 40 Fast Semi-evergreen
Winged elm Ulmus alata Large 30 Medium Drought tolerant
Cedar elm Ulmus crassifolia Large 30 Medium Drought tolerant
Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Large 30 Fast Unique bark
Drake elm Ulmus parvifolia var Drakii Large 30 Fast Unique bark
Allee elm Ulmus parvifolia var Emer II Large 30 Fast Drought tolerant
Small Trees
Wholly bucket Bumelia lanuginosa* Small 30 Slow Unique leaf
Texas persimmon Diospyros virginiana* Small 20 Medium Drought tolerant
Anacua Ehretia anacua* Small 20 Slow Unique leaf
Texas ash Fraxinus texensis* Small 25 Fast Decidious
American holly Ilex opaca* Small 15 Slow Evergreen
East palatka holly Ilex x attenuata var East palatka* Small 15 Slow Evergreen
Savannah holly Ilex x attenuata var Savannah* Small 15 Slow Evergreen
Sweetbay magnolia Magnolia virginiana* Small 20 Slow Evergreen
Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis* Small 25 Slow Fall color
Black cherry Prunus serotina* Small 20 Medium Unique leaf
Camby oak Quercus cambii* Small 20 Medium Drought tolerant
Basswood Tilia carolinana* Small 15 Slow Large leaf
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