For more information on a specific tree species check Cal Poly’s tree selection guide.

Small Trees

Kwanzan Cherry
Prunus serrulata
Large double pink blossoms
Kwanzan-Cherry tree

Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora
“Glen St. Mary” Evergreen, conical, broadleaf
Magnolia-grandiflora tree

Medium Trees

Purple Beech
Fagus sylvatica
Deciduous Rounded shape
Purple-Beech tree

Red Maple
Acer rubrum
“Armstrong” Deciduous
(does well in Eureka)
Red-Maple tree

Catalina Ironwood
Lyonothamnus floribundus
Fast Growing Evergreen

Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora
“Samuel Sommer” Evergreen
Magnolia-grandiflora tree

Red Horsechestnut
Aesculus x carnea
“Briotti” Deciduous
(wind & salt air tolerant, red blossoms)
red-horsechestnut tree

Golden Chain
Laburnum anagyroides
(all parts of tree poisonous to humans)
golden-chain tree

Large Trees

Suitable for yards only:
30 feet of clearance required

Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora “Russet” Deciduous
Magnolia-grandiflora tree

London Plane
Plantanus x acerfolia Deciduous
london-plane tree

Tulip Tree
Liriodendron tulipifera Deciduous (not suited for planting under power/cable/phone lines)