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Shade Trees

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Small Shade Trees

Evergreen Types

 

Botanical Name Approx Height Growth Rate Common Name
Acacia cultriformis 15' Fast Knife Acacia
Acacia aneura 20' Medium Mulga Tree
Cassia leptophylla 20 Fast Gold Medallion
Callistemon viminalis 20' Fast Weeping Bottlebrush
Eriobotrya deflexa 20' Fast Bronze Loquat
Eriobotrya japonica 25' Medium Japanese Loquat
Feijoa sellowiana 20'  Medium Pineapple Guava
Geijera parviflora  20'  Fast Australian Willow 
Harpullia arborea  25'  Fast  Tulipwood 
Ligustrum japonicum 15' Fast  Japanese Privet 
Magnolia 'Little Gem' 20'  Slow  Little Gem Magnolia 
Melaleuca nesophylla  20'  Fast  Pink Melaleuca 
Nerium Oleander  12/20'  Fast  Assorted Colors 
Photinia fraseri  15'  Fast  Red Tip Photinia 
Podocarpus henkelii  20'  Slow  Long Leaf Yellow Wood 
Psidium cattleianum 15'  Medium  Strawberry Guava 
Rhaphiolepis 'Majestic Beauty'  15'  Medium Indian Hawthorne 
Rhus lancea 25'  Fast  African Sumac 
Tecoma 'Orange Jubilee'  10'  Fast  Orange Bells 

DeciduousTypes

 

Botanical Name Approx Height Growth Rate Common Name
Chitalpa tashkentensis 20' Fast  
Lagerstroemia indica 15/30' Fast Crape Myrtle
Prunus cerasifera 20' Medium Flowering Plum
Wisteria sinensis 8' Fast Chinese Wisteria

Medium Shade Trees

Evergreen Types 

(Note:with proper pruning most trees can be kept smaller)

 

Botanical Name Approx Height Growth Rate Common Name
Acacia baileyana 25' Fast Bailey Acacia
Acacia stenophylla 25' Fast Shoestring Acacia
Agonis flexuosa 25' Medium  Peppermint Willow 
Arbutus 'Marina'  30'  Medium  Marina Madrone 
Arbutus unedo  25'  Medium Strawberry Tree 
Elaeocarpus decipiens  25'  Medium  Japanese Blueberry 
Laurus 'Saratoga' 30'  Medium  Bay Laurel 
Leptospermun laevigatum  30'  Medium  Australian Tea Tree 
Maytenus boaria  30'  Slow  Mayten Tree 
Melaleuca quinquenervia  30'  Fast  Paperbark Tree 
Metrosideros excelsa  30'  Medium New Zealand Christmas 
Olea 'Wilsonii'  25' Slow Fruitless Olive 
Prunus caroliniana 30' Fast  Carolina Cherry 
Stenocarpus sinuatus  35'  Slow  Firewheel Tree 
 

Deciduous Types

(Note: with proper pruning most trees can be kept smaller)

 

Botanical Name Approx Height Growth Rate Common Name
Albizzia julibrissin 30' Medium Silk Tree
Bauhinia purpurea 25' Medium Orchid tree 
Erythrina caffra  30'  Fast  Kaffirboom Coral Tree 
Jacaranda mimosifolia  35'  Medium  Jacaranda 
Koelreutaria bippinnata  30'  Medium  Chinese Flame 
Koelreutaria paniculata  30'  Medium  Golden Rain 
Pistache chinensis  30'  Medium  Chinese Pistache 
Pryus calleryana 30'  Medium  Bradford Pear 
Tabebuia chrysotricha  25'  Medium  Golden Trumpet 
Tabebuia impetiginosa  30'  Medium Pink Trumpet 
 
 

Larger Shade Trees

Evergreen Types

(Note: with proper pruning most trees can be kept smaller)

 

Botanical Name Approx Height Growth Rate Common Name
Brachychiton populneus 40' Medium Bottle Tree
Castonospermum australe 50' Medium Moreton Bay Chestnut
Cedrus deodara 50' Medium Deodar Cedar
Cinnamomum camphora 50' Fast Camphor Tree
Cupianiopsis anacardiodes 40' Medium Carrotwood
Ficus benjamina 40' Medium Weeping Banyan
Ficus nitida 40' Fast Indian Laurel
Ficus rubiginosa 40' Medium Rusty Leaf Fig
Gingko biloba 50'  Slow  Maidenhair Tree 
Grevillea robusta 60'  Fast  Silk Oak 
Magnolia grandiflora  75'  Slow  Southern Magnolia 
Morus alba  50'  Fast  Fruitless Mulberry 
Pinus canariensis  50'  Fast  Canary Island Pine  
Pittosporum undulatum  40'  Fast Victorian Box 
Podocarpus gracillior  40'  Medium  Fern Pine 
Quercus agrifolia  50'  Medium  Coast Live Oak 
Quercus ilex  60'  Medium Holly Oak 
Salix babylonica 40'  Fast  Weeping Willow 
Schinus molle  40'  Fast  California Pepper 
Schinus terebinthifolius  40' Fast Brazilian Pepper 
Tristania (Lophostemon) conferta  50' Fast  Brisbane Box 
 

Deciduous Types 

(Note: with proper pruning most trees can be kept smaller)

 

Botanical Name Approx Height Growth Rate Common Name
Alnus rhombifolia 50' Fast White Alder
Betula pendula 40' Fast White Birch
Brachychiton acerifolius 60' Medium Flame Tree
Chorisia speciosa 40' Medium Floss Silk Tree
Gleditsia triacanthos 40' Fast Honey Locust
Liquidamber styraciflua 50' Fast Sweet Gum
Platanus acerifolia 80' Fast London Plane
Platanus racemosa 65' Fast California Sycamore
Tipuana tipu 40' Fast Tipu Tree
Ulmus parvifloria 60' Fast Chinese Elm