SDGE Tree List

SDGE TREE PLANTING LIST

Trees Acceptable for Planting Under / Near Overhead Power Lines (up to 12kV)

 (These trees may not be acceptable where hardware / lines sag or are low due to construction / terrain. This list not intended to be all-inclusive)

 

Phoenix roebelenii (Pigmy Date Palm)                               
FOLIAGE: Evergreen. Fronds medium-green 3' long           
HEIGHT: Slow growth 6' - 12'                                                     
FLOWER: inconspicuous
FRUIT: Dates, small jet-black.
COMMENTS: Not hardy. Moderate drought tolerance,
doesn't tolerate frost or very moist soils. Grows in part
shade to full sun.
 
Punica granatum (Pomegranate)
Tolerates heat-cold, drought
FOLIAGE: Deciduous. Leaves glossy green-bright yellow.
HEIGHT: Moderate growth to 20'.
FLOWER: Varieties can be orange, pink, yellow, cream
colored. Blooms spring-early summer.
FRUIT: Reddish 2" - 5" sized, sweet-tart like flavor. Can be
messy on concrete.
COMMENTS: Shrubby when young, multi-trucked when
older, dense foliage. Fruit made into jams, jellies, juices.
 
Bauhinia blakeana (Hong Kong Orchid Tree)
Moderately drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Partially deciduous for a short period. Gray-
green twin lobed leaves.
HEIGHT: Moderate growth to 20'.
FLOWER: White 5" - 6" long. Bloom appears in winter.
COMMENTS: Grow in full sun. No significant pest
problems.
 
Cassia leptophylla (Gold Medallion Tree)
Drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Semi-evergreen, medium green, pinnately
compound leaves.
HEIGHT: Fast growth to 20' - 25'.
FLOWER/FRUIT: Deep yellow. Blooms July - Aug. 16" long
seedpods present a litter problem.
COMMENTS: Grow in full sun. No significant pests.
 
Cercis occidentalis (Western Redbud)
Drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Deciduous. Leaves are round & medium green.
HEIGHT: Moderate growth to 20'.
FLOWER: Magenta. Blooms March - April.
COMMENTS: Grows in full sun or part shade. Needs a
well-drained soil. Calif. native
 
Drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Evergreen. Willow-like bronzy/purple and green
leaves. Foliage a deeper purple in full sun, more green in
shade.
HEIGHT: Fast growing to 12' - 15'
FLOWER: Insignificant.
COMMENTS: Tolerates any soil, wind and heat.
 
Eriobotrya deflexa (Bronze Loquat)
Moderately drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Evergreen. Large leathery leaves. Bronze new
growth turns med. green.
HEIGHT: Moderate to fast growth to 25'.
FLOWER: Creamy white, fragrant. Blooms Dec. - March.
COMMENTS: Grow in full sun or partial shade.
 
Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle)
Drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Deciduous. Deep glossy green leaves, fall color
is yellow. Some trees turn orange or red.
HEIGHT: Slow growth to 10' - 25'.
FLOWER: Many colors: white, pink, red, purple, etc.
Blooms July - Sept.
COMMENTS: Grow in full sun. Trees have a problem with
mildew in the mild climate areas of County.
 
Moderately drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Evergreen. Dark green glossy, rusty beneath.
HEIGHT: Slow growth to 15' - 20'.
FLOWER: White 5" - 6", blooms summer - fall.
COMMENTS: Best in full sun.
 
Pittosporum phillyraeoides (Willow Pittosporum)
Drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Evergreen. Leaves medium green.
HEIGHT: Slow growth to 20'.
FLOWER: Light yellow. Blooms winter - spring. Fragrant.
COMMENTS: No significant pests. Best in full sun.
 
Drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Evergreen. Dark green, large leaves 4" long.
HEIGHT: Moderate growth to 15'.
FLOWER: Light pink, fragrant. Blooms late fall - late spring.
COMMENTS: Grow in full sun to light shade. Tolerates
many soil types.
 
Rhus lancea (African Sumac)
Drought tolerant
FOLIAGE: Evergreen. Leaves dark green.
HEIGHT: Slow growing to 25'.
FLOWER: Inconspicuous.
FRUIT: Yellow or red, pea sized, berry like. Can be messy
on concrete.
COMMENTS: Trees have an open, graceful, weeping
shape. Tolerates heat, arid conditions, drought, & poor soil.

 

 

 

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