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Tree List

This list is a compillation of observations made in Marina over twenty years and should be used with discretion when selecting a tree as some selections are no longer recommended. This list is useful for its historical perspective in learning about trees that are suitable in given conditions and limitations.

*Asterisk denotes good choice for replacing Myoporum infected by Myoporum thrips.
For more info and a single listing of suggested replacement trees for Myoporum - click here
**Asterisk denotes New Zealand Christmas Trees suffered severe frost damage in the 2007 freeze and are no longer recommended.

****Asterisk denotes Invasive or problematic species that are no longer recommended.

ALLERGEN CAUTIONS! If you are concerned about pollen allergies, please visit this link to view list of known allergen tree species: www.pollenlibrary.com
Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' Purple Acacia****
Acacia salicina Willow Acacia****
Arbutus “Marina” Strawberry tree*
Callistemon citrinus Lemon Bottlebrush
Casaurina stricta Coast Beefwood
Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' California Wild Lilac - BUSH/SHRUB
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor Tree
Corynocarpus laevigatus New Zealand Laurel*
Cotinus obovata Smoke Tree - BUSH/SHRUB
Cupaniopsis anacardioides Carrot Wood*
Cupressus macrocarpa Monterey Cypress
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat
Eucalyptus ficifolia Red Flowering Gum****
Eucalyptus nicholii Willow-leaved Peppermint****
Eucalyptus polyanthemos Silver Dollar Eucalyptus****
Geijera parvifiora Australian Willow*
Ginkgo biloba Maidenhair tree
Hakea suaveolens Sweet Hakea - BUSH/SHRUB
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon*
Ilex aquifolium English Holly
Laurus 'Saratoga' Saratoga Bay Laurel*
Leptospermum laevigatum Australian Tea Tree****
Lophostemon confertus Brisbane Box*
Lyonothamnus floribundus Catalina Ironwood*
Melaleuca ericifolia Heath Melaleuca*
Melaleuca linariifolia Flaxleaf Paperbark*
Melaleuca nesophila Pink Melaleuca - BUSH/SHRUB
Melaleuca quinquenervia (aka M. leucadendra) Cajeput Tree*
Melaleuca styphelioides Black Tea Tree*
Metrosideros excelsus** New Zealand Christmas Tree
Olea europaea Olive - see note about tree pollen list
Pinus canariensus Canary Island Pine
Pinus radiate Monterey Pine
Pittosporum crassifolium Karo Tree*
Podocarpus gracilior Fern Pine
Prunus cerasifera Flowering plum
Quercus agrifolia Coast Live Oak
Rhamnus alaternus Italian Buckthorn
Rhus lancea African Sumac*
Schinus terebinthifolius Brazillian Pepper tree
Tristaniopsis laurina 'Elegant' Small-Leaf Tristania*
Note: Many, but not all, make good street trees. Some trees are especially prone to lifting
concrete slabs. Monterey Cypress trees grow fast and big and are expensive to trim when they mature. Further information on specific tree species can be found by clicking on tree name links.

Friends of the Urban Forest, Trees for San Francisco:
A Guide to Street-Tree Planting and Care, FUF. 1994

CalPoly Select a Tree

Sunset Western Garden Book, Menlo Park, CA, 2001