Recommended Street Trees for Connecticut

Updated October 2012

Scientific Name Common Name
Acer buergerianum 1 Trident Maple
Acer campestre Hedge Maple
Acer rubrum ‘Armstrong’ Armstrong Red Maple
Acer rubrum ‘Columnare’ Columnar Red Maple
Acer rubrum ‘Northwood’ Northwood Red Maple
Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’ October Glory Red Maple
Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ Red Sunset Red Maple
Aesculus octandra flava Yellow Buckeye
Aesculus x carnea Red horsechestnut
Aesculux x carnea ‘Briotii’ Briotii Red horsechestnut
Celtis occidentalis 2 Common Hackberry
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 3 Katsuratree
Corylus colurna Turkish Filbert
Crataegus x lavallei Lavalle Hawthorn
Crataegus x mordenensis ‘Toba’ Toba Hawthorn
Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Hawthorn
Crataegus phaenopyrum ‘Fastigiata’ Fastigiate Washington Hawthorn
Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’ Winter King Hawthorn
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Marshall’s Sdls.’ Marshall’s Seedless Green Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Newport’ Newport Green Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Patmore’ Patmore Green Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Summit’ Summit Green Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Urbanite’ Urbanite Green Ash
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba ‘Fastigiata’ Fastigiate Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba ‘Sentry’ Sentry Ginkgo
Gleditsia triacanthos inermis Thornless Honeylocust
Gleditsia tri. in. ‘Halka’ Halka Honeylocust
Gleditsia tri. in. ‘Moraine’ Moraine Honeylocust
Gleditsia tri. in. ‘Shademaster’ Shademaster Honeylocust
Gleditsia tri. in. ‘Skyline’ Skyline Honeylocust
Gleditsia tri. in. ‘Sunburst’ Sunburst Honeylocust
Koelreuteria paniculata 3 Goldenrain Tree
Liquidambar styraciflua 1 Sweetgum
Maackia amurensis 3 Amur Maackia
Malus ‘Adams’ Adams Crabapple
Malus x atrosanguinea Carmine Crabapple
Malus baccata ‘Jackii’ Jackii Crabapple
Malus baccata mandshurica Manchurian Crabapple
Malus ‘Baskatong’ Baskatong Crabapple
Malus ‘Beverly’ Beverly Crabapple
Malus ‘Bob White’ Bob White Crabapple
Malus ‘Centurion’ Centurion Crabapple
Malus ‘Donald Wyman’ Donald Wyman Crabapple
Malus ‘Doubloons’ Doubloons Crabapple
Malus ‘Evelyn’ Evelyn Crabapple
Malus floribunda Japanese Flowering Crabapple
Malus ‘Harvest Gold’ Harvest Gold Crabapple
Malus hupehensis Tea Crabapple
Malus ‘Jewelberry’ Jewelberry Crabapple
Malus ‘Katherine’ Katherine Crabapple
Malus ‘Liset’ Liset Crabapple
Malus ‘Prairifire’ Prairifire Crabapple
Malus ‘Prince Georges’ Prince Georges Crabapple
Malus ‘Professor Sprenger’ Professor Sprenger Crabapple
Malus ‘Red Jade’ Red Jade Crabapple
Malus ‘Robinson’ Robinson Crabapple
Malus ‘Selkirk’ Selkirk Crabapple
Malus ‘Sentinel’ Sentinel Crabapple
Malus sieboldii zumi ‘Calocarpa’ Zumi Crabapple
Malus ‘Snowdrift’ Snowdrift Crabapple
Malus tschonoskii Tschonoski Crabapple
Malus ‘White Angel’ White Angel Crabapple
Malus ‘Zumirang’ Zumirang Crabapple
Ostrya virginiana Hop Hornbeam
Phellodendron amurense Amur Cork Tree
Platanus x acerifolia ‘Bloodgood’ London Plane Tree
Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’ Aristocrat Callery Pear
Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ Chanticleer Callery Pear
Pyrus calleryana ‘Redspire’ Redspire Callery Pear
Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak
Quercus palustris Pin Oak
Quercus robur English Oak
Quercus robur ‘Concordia’ Golden Leaved English Oak
Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’ Fastigiate English Oak
Quercus rubra Red Oak
Quercus x shumardii Shumard Oak
Sophora japonica Japanese Scholar Tree
Sophora japonica ‘Fastigiata’ Fastigiate Scholar Tree
Syringa reticulate Japanese Tree Lilac
Tilia americana ‘Redmond’ Redmond American Linden
Tilia cordata Littleleaf Linden
Tilia cordata ‘Chancellor’ Chancellor Littleleaf Linden
Tilia cordata ‘Glenleven’ Glenleven Littleleaf Linden
Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’ Greenspire Littleleaf Linden
Tilia tomentosa Silver Linden
Tilia x euchlora Crimean Linden
Ulmus ‘Homestead’ Homestead Elm
Ulmus ‘Pioneer’ Pioneer Elm
Ulmus ‘Urban Elm’ Urban Elm
Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark Elm
Zelkova serrata Zelkova
Zelkova serrata ‘Halka’ Halka Zelkova
Zelkova serrata ‘Village Green’ Village Green Zelkova
  1. Large caliper trees are more hardy
  2. Foliage can be disfigured because of gall damage
  3. Tends to have branches low on the trunk

Prepared by:

John Alexopoulos, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Mark H. Brand, Assistant Professor of Horticulture

Edward G. Corbett, Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, University of Connecticut

Reviewed: Mary Concklin, UConn IPM. 2012

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