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  • 1. CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Richard M. Daley, Mayor ROADWAY PLANT LIST Thomas H. Powers Acting Commissioner Compiled by DIVISION OF ENGINEERING 7TH Edition HISTORIC GARFIELD BOULEVARD
  • 2. CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ROADWAY PLANT LIST The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Division of Engineering is pleased to present the newest edition of the City of Chicago’s Roadway Plant List, intended as a resource for landscape architects. CDOT has evaluated the plants on this list based on its years of experience maintaining medians and other roadside locations. The accompanying comments are based on the plants’ ability to withstand salt spray and other urban roadway conditions. Although no scientific trials were conducted, installation and maintenance of the plant material have been done in accordance with standard CDOT specifications. As a result, cultural conditions such as soil structure, composition and moisture are known factors. CDOT’s list highlights plant materials in order of consideration. Dark gray rows indicate plants that are not recommended. Light gray rows include plant materials that are currently under evaluation or have not yet been used. It also indicates plant selections which survive in the roadway but have attributes which negatively affect the plant’s performance in a municipal application. Although the “concerns” are independent of CDOT’s assessment of the plants’ sustenance in the roadway, CDOT expects selections to consist of plants that both survive on medians and have no additional concerns. We hope this guide proves a valuable tool for industry professionals. For more information, please contact CDOT’s Division of Engineering at (312) 744-3520. Cover Page Photo: Springtime on Historic Garfield Boulevard. Please note that in CDOT’s effort to minimize the impact on the environment, CDOT Richard M. Daley, Mayor has limited its use of chemical herbicides; hence the existence of dandelions Thomas H. Powers in the boulevards. Acting Commissioner
  • 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS SHADE TREES……………………………………………...PAGE 1-4 ORNAMENTAL TREES……………………………………PAGE 4-6 SHRUBS……………………………………………………...PAGE 6-11 EVERGREENS……………………………………………...PAGE 11-13 PERENNIALS……………………………………………….PAGE 13-21 GROUNDCOVER…………………………………………...PAGE 21 VINES………………………………………………………...PAGE 21 BULBS………………………………………………………...PAGE 22 http://www.cityofchicago.org Keyword: Roadway Plant List
  • 4. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS SHADE TREES Acer miyabei 'Morton' Morton Myabi Maple X 40'x30' Medium Acer nigrum 'Green Column' Green Column Black Maple X 50'x20' Acer platanoides Norway Maple X 50'x50' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Cleveland' Cleveland Norway Maple X 50'x40' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Columnar' Columnar Norway Maple X 50'x20' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' Crimson King Norway Maple X 40'x35' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Deborah' Deborah Norway Maple X 50'x50' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Emerald Lustre' Emerald Lustre Norway Maple X 50'x50' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Emerald Queen' Emerald Queen Norway Maple X 50'x40' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Fairview' Fairview Norway Maple X 40'x35' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Faasen's Black' Faasen's Black Norway Maple X 40'x30' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Greenlace' Greenlace Norway Maple X 50'x40' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Olmstead' Olmstead Norway Maple X 35'x15' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Parkway' Parkway Norway Maple X 40'x25' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Royal Red' Royal Red Norway Maple X 40'x35' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' Schwedleri Norway Maple X 40'x35' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Summershade' Summershade Norway Maple X 40'x35' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer platanoides 'Superform' Superform Norway Maple X 50'x45' Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple X 50'x40' Medium Acer rubrum Red Maple X 45'x40' Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain' Green Mountain Sugar Maple X 60'x50' Acer saccharum 'Wright Brothers' Wright Brothers Sugar Maple X 50'x40' Medium Acer saccharinum Silver Maple X 70'x50' Medium-Wet Acer saccharinum 'Skinner' Cutleaf Silver Maple X 50'x40' Medium-Wet Acer tataricum Tatarian Maple X 20'x20' Medium Acer truncatum 'Pacific Sunset' Pacific Sunset Shantung Maple X 35'x25' Medium Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong' Armstrong Maple X 50'x15' Medium Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' Autumn Blaze Freeman Maple X 50'x40' Medium-Wet Acer x freemanii 'Celzam' Celebration Maple X 45'x25' Medium Acer x freemanii 'Marmo' Marmo Maple X 55'x35' Medium Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye X 30'x30' Medium Aesculus flava Yellow Buckeye X 60'x40' Apr/May Y Medium Aesculus hippocastanum Horsechestnut X 60'x40' Medium Aesculus hippocastanum baumanni Double Flowering Horsechestnut X 60'x40' Medium Aesculus x carnea 'Briotti' Ruby Horsechestnut X 40'x30' Medium Alnus glutinosa Black Alder X 40'x25' Medium-Wet SPRING DUG ONLY Carpinus betulus European Hornbeam X 40'x30' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory X 60'x40' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Catalpa speciosa Northern Catalpa X 50'x35' Medium-Wet Celtis laevigata Sugar Hackberry X 60'x50' Medium-Wet SPRING DUG ONLY Celtis occidentalis Hackberry X 60'x50' Medium Celtis occidentalis 'Chicagoland' Chicagoland Hackberry X 60'x50' Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 1
  • 5. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Celtis occidentalis 'Prairie Pride' Prairie Pride Hackberry X 60'x50' Medium Cercidiphyllum japonica Katsura Tree X 40'x20' Medium Cladrastis lutea (kentuckea) American Yellowwood X 40'x40' Medium Corylus colurna Turkish Filbert X 40'x20' Diospyros virginia Persimmon X 35'x20' Dry-Medium Eucommia ulmoides Hardy Rubber Tree X 50'x50' Medium Fagus sp. Beech X 80'x80' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Fraxinus americana White Ash X 60'x50' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Applause' Autumn Applause White Ash X 45'x45' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' Autumn Purple Ash X 50'x35' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus americana 'Champaign County' Champaign County White Ash X 45'x30' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus americana 'Rosehill' Rosehill White Ash X 50'x30' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus americana 'Skyline' Skyline White Ash X 50'x40' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus americana 'Tures' Windy City White Ash X 50'x40' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei' Hessei Ash X 60'x50' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus mandshurica 'Mancana' Mancana Ash X 45'x20' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash X 60'x30' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Bergeson' Bergeson Ash X 60'x35' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Cimmzam' Cimmaron Green Ash X 60'x30' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica lanceolata 'Marshall's' Marshall's Seedless Ash X 50'x40' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Newport' Newport Green Ash X 55'x40' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Patmore' Patmore Green Ash X 45'x35' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Sherwood Glen' Sherwood Glen Ash X 45'x25' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Summit' Summit Ash X 45'x25' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Urbanite' Urbanite Ash X 50'x40' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Fraxinus quadrangulata Blue Ash X 80'x40' Medium PLANTING PROHIBITED DUE TO EAB Ginkgo biloba (male clone) Ginkgo (male clone) X 60'x40' Medium Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' Autumn Gold Ginkgo X 50'x30' Medium Ginkgo biloba 'Fairmont' Fairmont Ginkgo X 70'x30' Medium Ginkgo biloba 'Lakeview' Lakeview Ginkgo X 45'x25' Medium Ginkgo biloba 'Magyar' Magyar Ginkgo X 60'x30' Medium Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry' Princeton Sentry Ginkgo X 60'x25' Medium Gleditsia triacanthos Honeylocust X 50'x50' Medium Gleditisia triacanthos inermis 'GreenGlory' Greenglory Honeylocust X 50'x50' Medium Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Halka' Halka Thornless Honeylocust X 40'x40' Medium Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Imperial' Imperial Honeylocust X 30'x30' Medium Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Moraine' Moraine Thornless Honeylocust X 40'x35' Medium Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Shademaster' Shademaster Honeylocust X 50'x35' Medium Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Skyline' Skyline Honeylocust X 50'x35' Medium Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Sunburst' Sunburst Honeylocust X 35'x35' Medium Gleditsia triacanthos inermis Thornless Honeylocust X 50'x45' Medium Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffeetree X 50'x50' Medium Larix decidua European Larch X 70'x25' Medium Liquidambar styraciflua 'Moraine' Moraine Sweetgum X 45'x30' Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 2
  • 6. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Liriodendron tulipifera Tuliptree X 70'x35' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Maackia amurensis Amur Maackia X 25'x25' Medium Maclura pomifera inermis (Male) Osage Orange X 30'x30' Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood X 70'x25' Medium-Wet SPRING DUG ONLY Nyssa sylvatica Black Tupelo X 40'x30' Medium-Wet SPRING DUG ONLY Phellodendron amurense Amur Cork Tree X 35'x35' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Phellodendron amurense 'Macho' Macho Amur Cork Tree X 35'x30' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Platanus x acerifolia London Planetree X 90'x60' Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood' Bloodgood London Planetree X 85'x70' Plantanus x acerifolia 'Morton Circle' Exclamation Planetree X 50'x30' Plantanus x acerifolia 'Morton Euclid' Ovation Planetree X 50'x30' Populus sp. Hybrid Poplar X 70'x50' Medium SIZE LIMITS USE Quercus alba White Oak X 60'x60' Dry-Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak X 50'x40' Medium-Wet SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus ellipsoidalis Hill's Oak X 60'x45' Dry-Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus imbricaria Shingle Oak X 50'x50' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak X 60'x60' Dry-Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin Oak X 40'x50' Dry-Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus robur English Oak X 40'x50' SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus robur 'Fastigiata' Pyramidal English Oak X 50'x10' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus robur 'Skymaster' Skymaster English Oak X 50'x25' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus rubra Red Oak X 60'x50' SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus x schuetti Swamp Bur Oak X 50x45 Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Quercus x warei 'Long' Regal Prince Elm X 50'x20' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust X 35'x35' CONSIDERED INVASIVE/SPRING DUG ONLY Robinia pseudoacacia 'Benjamin' Chicago Blues Robinia X 35'x35' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe' Purple Robe Locust X 40'x40' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Salix alba Weeping Willow X 75'x50' Medium-Wet SIZE LIMITS USE Salix alba 'Tristis' Golden Weeping Willow X 70'x50' Sophora japonica Japanese Pagoda tree X 50'x50' Medium Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress X 50'x20' Medium-Wet SPRING DUG ONLY Taxodium distichum 'Shawnee Brave' Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress X 50'x12' Medium-Wet SPRING DUG ONLY Tilia americana 'Redmond' Redmond Linden X 60'x30' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS Tilia cordata 'June Bride' June Bride Littleleaf Linden X 30'x25' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS Tilia cordata 'Chancellor' Chancellor Littleleaf Linden X 50'x35' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS Tilia cordata 'Glenleven' Glenlevin Littleleaf Linden X 50'x35' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Greenspire Littleleaf Linden X 40'x30' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS Tilia euchlora Crimean Linden X 40'x20' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS Tilia tomentosa Silver Linden X 50'x25' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS/SPRING DUG ONLY Tillia tomentosa 'Green Mountain' Green Mountain Silver Linden X 50'x30' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS/SPRING DUG ONLY Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling' Sterling Silver Linden X 45'x25' Medium PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS/SPRING DUG ONLY Ulmus americana 'Valley Forge Valley Forge American Elm X 70'x60' Medium Ulmus carpinifolia 'Regal' Regal Smooth Leaf Elm X 50'x30' Medium Ulmus davidiana var. japonica 'Discovery' Discovery Elm X 35'x35' Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 3
  • 7. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Ulmus japonica Japanese Elm X 40'x30' Medium Ulmus 'New Horizon' New Horizon Elm X 40'x25' Medium Ulmus parvifolia Chinese Elm X 40'x50' Medium Ulmus parvifolia 'Allee' Allee Elm X 75'x55' Medium Ulmus parvifolia 'Athena' Athena Elm X 30'x35' Medium Ulmus wilsoniana 'Prospector' Prospector Elm X 50'x25' Medium Ulmus x 'Frontier' Frontier Elm X 40'x20' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Ulmus x 'Homestead' Homestead Elm X 50'x40' Medium Ulmus x 'Morton' Accolade Elm X 60'x40' Medium Ulmus x 'Morton Glossy' Triumph Elm X 50'x50' Medium Ulmus x 'Morton Plainsman' Vanguard Elm X 50'x40' Medium Ulmus x 'Morton Red Tip' Danada Charm Elm X 50'x40' Medium Ulmus x 'Morton Stalwart' Commendation Elm X 60'x45' Medium Ulmus x 'Patriot' Patriot Elm X 40'x30' Medium Ulmus x 'Pioneer' Pioneer Elm X 50'x50' Medium Zelkova serrata 'Village Green' Village Green Japanese Zelkova X 50'x50' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY ORNAMENTAL TREES Acer campestre Hedge Maple X 25'x25' May G Medium SINGLE STEM ONLY Acer ginnala Amur Maple X 15'x15' Apr/May W SINGLE STEM ONLY Acer palmatum Japanese Maple X Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry X 20"x15" April W Medium SINGLE STEM ONLY Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill Pink' Pink Amelanchier X 20'x15' April Pk Medium SINGLE STEM ONLY Amelanchier 'Autumn Brilliance' Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry X 20'x15' April W Medium SINGLE STEM ONLY Amelanchier canadensis Shadblow Serviceberry X 20'x15' April W SINGLE STEM ONLY Amelanchier grandiflora Apple Serviceberry X 20'x20' April W Medium SINGLE STEM ONLY Amelanchier grandiflora 'Princess Diana' Princess Diana Apple Serviceberry X 25'x15' April W Medium SINGLE STEM ONLY Amelanchier laevis Allegheny Serviceberry X 25'x20' April W Medium SINGLE STEM ONLY Amelanchier laevis 'Cumulus' Cumulus Serviceberry X 25'X15' April W Medium SINGLE STEM ONLY Betula lenta Sweet Birch X 50'x40' April N/E SPRING DUG ONLY Betula nigra River Birch X 50'x40' April N/E SPRING DUG ONLY Betula nigra 'Heritage' Heritage River Birch X 50'x40' April N/E SPRING DUG ONLY Betula papyrifera Paper Birch X 50'x40' April N/E Medium-Wet SPRING DUG ONLY Carpinus caroliniana American Hornbeam X 25'x25' Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Cercis canadensis Redbud X 20'x20' May Pk Chionanthus virginicus Fringe Tree X 15'x15' May/June W Medium Cornus alternifolia Pagoda Dogwood X 20'x25' May/June W Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Cornus mas Cornelian Cherry Dogwood X 20'x15' March Y Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Cornus mas 'Golden Glory' Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood X 30'x20' March Y Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Crataegus crusgalli inermis Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn X 15'x15' June W Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Crataegus crusgalli inermis 'Cruzam' Cruzam Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn X 15'x12' June W Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Hawthorn X 25'x25' June W Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Crataegus viridis 'Winter King' Winter King Hawthorn X 25'x25' May W Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian Olive X 20'x20' May W Dry-Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 4
  • 8. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Evodia Daniellii Korean Evodia X 25'x25' June/Aug W Medium Halesia monticola 'Rosea' Mountain Silverbell X 40'x25' April/May W Medium Halesia carolina Carolina Silverbell X 30'x25' April W Medium Koelreuteria paniculata Golden Rain Tree X 30'x30' July Y Dry-Medium Magnolia x soulangiana Saucer Magnolia X 20'x25' April/May W Medium Magnoila stellata Star Magnolia X 15'x10' April/May W Medium Malus sp. Crabapple X Medium Malus 'Adams' Adams Crabapple X 25'x20' April/May R Medium Malus 'Donald Wyman' Donald Wyman Crabapple X 20'x25' April/May W Medium Malus floribunda Japanese Flowering Crabapple X 20'x20' April/May Pk-R Medium Malus 'Harvest Gold' Harvest Gold Crabapple X 15'x20' April/May W Medium DISEASE PROBLEMS Malus 'PrairiFire' PrairiFire Crabapple X 15'x20' April/May R Medium Malus 'Professor Sprenger' Professor Sprenger Crabapple X 20'x20' April/May Pk-W Medium Malus 'Purple Prince' Purple Prince Crabapple X 20'x20' Aprilew R Medium Malus 'Red Jade' Red Jade Crabapple X 12'x12' April/May Pk-W Medium DISEASE PROBLEMS Malus 'Red Jewel' Red Jewel Crabapple X 15'x15' April/May W Medium Malus 'Red Peacock' Red Peacock Crabapple X 12'x14' Pk Medium Malus 'Sentinel' Sentinel Crabapple X 18'x10' April/May Pk-W Medium DISEASE PROBLEMS Malus sargentii Sargent Crabapple X 10'x15' April/May W Medium Malus sargentii 'Candymint' Candymint Crabapple X 9'x18' April/May Pk Medium Malus sargentii 'Tina' Sargent Tina Crabapple X 6'x8' April/May W Medium Malus sieboldii Seibold Crabapple X 15'x15' April/May Pk-W Medium Malus 'Snowdrift' Snowdrift Crabapple X 15'x20' April/May Pk-W Medium Malus 'Sutyzam' Sugar Tyme Crabapple X 18'x15' April W Medium Malus x zumi "Calocarpa' Redbud Crabapple X 15'x20' Pk-W Medium Ostrya virginiana American Hophornbeam X 35'x25' N/E N/E Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Parrotia persica Persian parrotia X 30'x20' April R Medium Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica Manchurian apricot X 20'x20' April/May Pk Medium Prunus cerasifera 'Newport' Newport Plum X 15'x15' April W/Pk Medium Prunus maackii Amur Chokecherry X 35'x25' May W Medium Prunus padus Bird Cherry X 30'x25' May W Medium Prunus sargentii Sargent Cherry X 20'x20' April/May Pk Medium Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red' Canada Red Cherry X 30'x15' May W Dry-Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Prunus virginiana 'Schubert' Shubert Cherry X 25'x20' April/May W Dry-Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Pterostyrax hispida Fragrant Epaulette Tree X 25'x25' May/June W Medium Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' Aristocrat Pear X 35'x20' May/June W SPRING DUG ONLY Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze' Autumn Blaze Pear X 35'x25 April/May W SPRING DUG ONLY Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' Bradford Callery Pear X 35'x25' April/May W SPRING DUG ONLY Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer Chanticleer Pear X 35'x15' April/May W SPRING DUG ONLY Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select' Cleveland Select Pear X 35'x15' April/May W SPRING DUG ONLY Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire' Redspire Pear X 30'x20' April/May W SPRING DUG ONLY Pyrus calleryana 'Stone Hill' Stone Hill Pear X 35'x20' April/May W SPRING DUG ONLY Pyrus calleryana 'Whitehouse' Whitehouse Pear X 35'x15' April/May W DISEASE PROBLEMS Sorbus aucuparia European Mountainash X 20'x20' May W Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 5
  • 9. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Syringa pekinensis (ms) Pekin Lilac (ms) X 25'x25' June W Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Syringa pekinensis 'Morton' China Snow Japanese Tree Lilac X 30'x25' June W Medium SPRING DUG ONLY Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac X 25'x15' July W Medium SPRING DUG ONLY SHRUBS Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye X 12'x15' June W Medium Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry X 8'x5' May W Medium Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry X 8' x5' May W Medium Aronia melanocarpa Black Chokeberry X 6'x6' May W Medium Aronia 'Autumn Magic' Autumn Magic Chokeberry X 6'x7' May W Medium Aronia melanocarpa 'Iroquois Beauty' Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry X 4'x5' Apr/May W Medium Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking Viking Black Chokeberry X 5'x5' Apr/May W Medium Azalea Northern Lights Northern Lights Azalea X Medium Berberis thunbergii Barberry X Dry-Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Nana' Crimson Pgymy Barberry X 3'x3' April/May Y Dry-Medium Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea Japanese Redleaf Barberry X 5'x5' April/May Y Dry-Medium Berberis thunbergii 'Intermedia' Intermedia Barberry X 3'x3' April/May Y Dry-Medium Berber thunbergii 'Anderson' Lustre Green Barberry X 3'x3' April/May Y Dry-Medium Berberis thunbergii 'Bogozam' Bonanza Gold Barberry X 2'x2' April/May Y Dry-Medium Berberis thunbergii 'Concorde' Concorde Barberry X 18" x30" April/May Y Dry-Medium Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar' Helmond Pillar Barberry X 5'x2' April/May Y Dry-Medium Berberis thunbergii 'Monlers' Golden Nugget Barberry X 12"x18" April/May Y Dry-Medium Berberis thunbergi 'Rose Glow' Rose Glow Barberry X 5'x5' April/May W Dry-Medium Berberis thunbergi 'Sparkle' Sparkle Barberry X 4'x5' April/May Y Dry-Medium Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai' Issai Purple Beautyberry X 4'x5' June/Aug P Medium Caragana arborescens Siberian Peashrub X 20'x15' May Y Dry-Medium Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea X 4'x5' May/June W Dry-Medium Chaenomeles japonica 'Orange Delight' Orange Delight Quince X 3'x3' April R Medium Chaenomeles speciosa 'Texas Scarlet' Texas Scarlet Pygmy Japanese Quince X 3'x4' April/May R Medium Chaenomeles speciosa 'Rubra' Red Flowering Quince X 3'x3' April R Medium Clethra alnifolia Summersweet X 6'x5' July/Aug W Medium-Wet Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Hummingbird Clethra X 4'x4' July/Aug W Medium-Wet Clethra alnifolia 'Pink Spires' Pink Spires Clethra X 6'x5' July/Aug Pk Medium-Wet Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata' Variegated Dogwood X 8'x8' May/June W Medium Cornus pumila Dwarf Red Tipped Dogwood X 3' x 3' May W Medium Cornus sericea Redosier Dogwood X 8'x8' May/June W Medium-Wet Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' Cardinal Redosier Dogwood X 8'x8' May/June W Medium-Wet Cornus sericea 'Isanti" Isanti Redosier Dogwood X 6'x6' May/June W Medium-Wet Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi' Kelsey's Dwarf Dogwood X 3'x3' May/June W Medium-Wet Corylus avellana 'Contorta' Harry Lauder's Walkingstick X 6'x8' N/E N/E Medium Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' Royal Purple Smoketree X 10'x10' June/Aug Pk Medium Cotoneaster acutifolius Peking Cotoneaster X 8'x8' May W Medium Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem' Little Gem Cotoneaster X 1'x3' May Pk Medium Cotoneaster adpressus 'Tom Thumb' Tom Thumb Cotoneaster X 1'x3' May Pk Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 6
  • 10. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Cotoneaster apiculatus Cranberry Cotoneaster X 3'x4' May/June Pk Medium Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Blackburn' Blackburn Cranberry Cotoneaster X 3'x3' May/June Pk Medium Cotoneaster divaricatus Spreading Cotoneaster X 5'x6' May/June Pk Medium Cotoneaster horizontalis hessei Rockspray Cotoneaster X 2'x5' May/June Pk Medium Cotoneaster lucidus Hedge Cotoneaster X 8'x8' May W Medium Cotoneaster multiflorus Multiflowered Cotoneaster X 10'x12' May W Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Deutzia gracilis Slender Deutzia X 3'x4' May W Medium Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko" Nikko Deutzia X 2'x4' May W Medium Deutzia lemoinei 'Compacta' Compact Deutzia X 4'X4' May W Medium Diervilla lonicera 'Copper' Copper Bush Honeysuckle X 3'x4' June/July Y Medium Diervilla sessillifolia Bush Honeysuckle X 4'x4' July/Aug Y Medium Diervilla sessillifolia 'Butterfly' Butterfly Bush Honeysuckle X 4'x4' July/Aug Y Medium Diervilla x splendens Bush Honeysuckle X 3'x3' May W Medium Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' The Bride Pearlbush X 4'x4' April W Medium Euonymus alatus Burning Bush X 15'x15' May Y Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE/INCONSISTENT PERFORMER Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' Dwarf Burning Bush X 10'x10' May Y Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE/INCONSISTENT PERFORMER Euonymus europaeus European Euonymus X 15'x20' May Y Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Euonymus europaeus 'Aldenhamensis' Aldenham European Euonymus X 15'x20' May Y Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Forsythia 'Courasol' Gold Tide Forsythia X 2'x4' Mar/Apr Y Medium Forsythia 'Meadowlark' Meadowlark Forsythia X 8'x6' Mar/Apr Y Medium Forsythia 'Sunrise' Sunrise Forsythia X 5'x5' Mar/Apr Y Medium Forsythia x intermedia 'Happy Centennial' Happy Centennial Forsythia X 30"x5' Mar/Apr Y Medium Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Gold' Lynwood Gold Forsythia X 10'x10' Mar/Apr Y Medium Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis' Bronx Forsythia X 2'x2' Mar/Apr Y Medium Forsythia viridissima var. koreana 'Kumson' Kumson Korean Greenstem Forsythia X 5'x5' Mar/Apr Y Medium Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf Fothergilla X 3'x3' May W Medium Hammamelis vernalis Vernal Witchhazel X 10'x10' Feb Y Medium Hammamelis virginiana Common Witchhazel X 15'x15' Nov Y Medium Hammamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' Jelena Witchhazel X 15'x15' Jan/Mar Y/O/R Medium Heptacodium miconioides Seven-Son Flower X 20'x10' July/Sept W Medium Hibiscus syriacus Rose of Sharon (Althea) X 10'x10' July/Sept W/R/P Medium Hippophae rhamnoides Sea Buckthorn X 20'x20' Mar/Apr Y Dry-Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' Annabelle Hydrangea X 6'x5' Aug/Sept W Medium Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora Pee Gee Hydrangea X 8'x10' July/Aug W/Pk Medium Hydrangea paniculata 'Mehani' Little Lamb Hydrangea X 8'x6' July/Sept W Medium Hydrangea quericifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea X 8'x4' Aug W/Pk Medium Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst' Sunburst Hypericum X 4'x3' June/July Y Medium Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. Johnswort X 3'x3' June/Aug Y Medium Hypericum 'Hidcote' Hidcote Hypericum X 3'x3' May/June Y Medium DISEASE PROBLEMS Hypericum kalmianum Kalm St. Johnswort X 3'x3' July Y Medium Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' Red Sprite Sparkleberry Winterberry X 3'x4' N/E N/E Medium-Wet Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy' Jim Dandy Winterberry X 4'x5' N/E N/E Medium-Wet Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire X 5'x6' June W Medium-Wet Itea virginica 'Little Henry' Little Henry Virginia Sweetspire X 2'x3' June W Medium-Wet Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 7
  • 11. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Kerria japonica Japanese Kerria X 5'x6' April/May Y Medium Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' Pleniflora Japanese Kerria X 10'x10' April/May Y Medium Leptodermis oblonga Leptodermis X 18"x2' May/June P Medium Ligustrum amurense Amur privet X 12'x12' May/June W Dry-Medium Ligustrum obtusifolium regelianum Regal's Border Privet X 5'x5' June W Dry-Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Lindera benzoin Spicebush X 12'x10' Mar/Apr Y Medium Lonicera fragrantissima Fragrant Honeysuckle X 10'x10' Mar/Apr W Dry-Medium Lonicera tartarica Tartarian Honeysuckle X 10'x10' May Pk/W Dry-Medium Lonicera tartarica 'Arnold Red' Arnold Red Honeysuckle X 10'x10' May R Dry-Medium Lonicera x 'Emerald Mound' Emerald Mound Honeysuckle X 3'x4' May W Medium Lonicera xylosteum European Fly Honeysuckle X 8'x10' May W Medium Lonicera xylosteum 'Clavey' Clavey Dwarf Honeysuckle X 6'x6' May Y Medium Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' Golden Mockorange X 10'x10' May/June W Medium Philadelphus x virginalis 'Bouquet Blanc' Bouquet Blanc Mockorange X 5'x5' May/June W Medium Philadelphus x virginalis 'Miniature Snowflake' Miniature Snowflake Mockorange X 3'x3' May/June W Medium Philadelphus x virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake' Snowflake Mockorange X 6'x6' May/June W Medium Photinia villosa Oriental Photinia X 12'x10' May/June W Medium Physocarpus opulifolius var. intermedius Dwarf Ninebark X 4'x4' May/June W Dry-Medium Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' Diablo Ninebark X 8'x8' May/June W Dry-Medium Physocarpus opulifolius 'Luteus' Golden Ninebark X 8'x8' May/June W Dry-Medium Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nana' Nana Ninebark X 6'x6' May/June W Dry-Medium Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' Summerwine Ninebark X 6'x6' May/June W Dry-Medium Potentilla fruiticosa 'Jackmanii' Jackman Potentilla X 4'x4' June/Oct Y Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood White' Abbotswood White Potentilla X 3'x3' June/Oct W Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Potentilla fruticosa 'Gold Drop' Gold Drop Potentilla X 2'x2' June/Oct Y Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Potentilla fruticosa 'Goldfinger' Goldfinger Potentilla X 3'x3' June/Oct Y Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Potentilla fruticosa 'McKay's White'' McKay's White Potentilla X 2'x3' June/Oct W Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty' Primrose Beauty Potentilla X 3'x3' June/Oct Y Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Prunus x cistena Purple Sandcherry X 8'x6' May P Medium Ptelea trifoliata Wafer Ash X 20'x10' June W Dry-Medium Rhamnus frangula 'Columnaris' Tallhedge Buckthorn X 10'x10' May W Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Rhodotypos scandens Black Jetbead X 6'x6' May/June W Medium Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac X 5'x6' May Y Dry-Medium Rhus aromatica 'Gro-low' Gro-low Fragrant Sumac X 3'x6' May Y Dry-Medium Rhus copallina latifolia 'Morton' Prairie Flame Sumac X 7'x10' July/Aug Y Dry-Medium Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac X 10'x10' June/July Y Dry-Medium Rhus typhina Staghorn Sumac X 10'x12' June/July Y Dry-Medium Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' Tiger Eyes Sumac X 6'x6' July Y Dry-Medium Rhus typhina 'Laciniata' (Dissecta) Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac X 8'x8' June/July Y Dry-Medium Ribes alpinum Alpine Currant X 4'x5' April Y Medium DISEASE PROBLEMS/UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Ribes alpinum 'Green Mound' Dwarf Alpine Currant X 3'x3' April Y Medium DISEASE PROBLEMS/UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Rosa BAIcker Firecracker Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct R Medium Rosa 'BAIpome' Pink Gnome Rose X 12"x3' June/Oct Pk/W Medium Rosa 'BUCbi' Carefree Beauty Meidiland Shrub Rose X 5'x4' June/Oct Pk Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 8
  • 12. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Rosa caroliniana Carolina Rose X 5'x5' June W Medium Rosa 'Champlain' Champlain Rose X 4'x4' June/Oct R Medium Rosa 'Chuckles' Chuckles Rose X 2'x4' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'The Fairy' The Fairy Polyantha Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'Foxi' Foxi Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'Gourmet Popcorn' Gourmet Popcorn Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct W Medium Rosa 'Interhappy' Happy Chappy Rose X 2'x4' June/Oct O/Pk/YMedium Rosa 'KORpancom' Electric Blanket Rose X 1.5'x2' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'KORtemma' Red Ribbons Rose X 3'x4' July/Oct R Medium Rosa 'MEIcoublan' White Meidland Shrub Rose X 2'x4' June/Oct W Medium Rosa 'MEIdomonac' Bonica Shrub Rose X 4'x5' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'MEIflopan' Alba Meidland Shrub Rose X 2.5'x4' June/Oct W Medium Rosa 'MEIkrotal' Scarlet Meidiland Shrub Rose X 2.5'x5' June/Oct R Medium Rosa 'MEIneble' Red Meidiland Rose X 30"x3' June/Oct R Medium Rosa 'MEIpelta' Fuchsia Meidiland Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'MEIpitac' Carefree Wonder Meidiland Shrub Rose X 5'x5' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'MEIpotal' Carefree Delight Rose X 4'x4' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'MEIpreston' Ruby Meidiland Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct R Medium Rosa 'MEIpsidue' Fire Meidland Rose X 2'x6' June/Oct R Medium Rosa 'Nearly Wild' Nearly Wild Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'Noalesa' Yellow Flowercarpet Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct Y Medium Rosa 'Noamel' Appleblossom Flowercarpet Rose X 3'x4' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'Noare' Red Flowercarpet Rose X 2.5'x3' June/Oct R Medium Rosa 'Noaschnee' White Flowercarpet Rose X 2.5'x3' June/Oct W Medium Rosa 'Noatraum' Pink Flowercarpet Rose X 2.5'x3' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'Pierette Pavement' Pierette Pavement Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa RADcon Pink Knockout Rose X 4'x4' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa RADcor Rainbow Knockout Rose X 3'x3' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa RADrazz Knockout Rose X 4'X4' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa RADsun Carefree Sunshine Rose X 3'x4' June/Oct Y Medium Rosa RADtko Double Knockout Rose X 4'x4' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa RADyod Blushing Knockout Rose X 4'x4' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa 'Rotesmeer' Purple Pavement Rose X 3'x4' June/Oct P Medium Rosa rugosa Rugosa Rose X 5'x5' June/Oct Pk/R/WMedium Rosa rugosa 'Alboplena' Alboplena Rugosa Rose X 4'x4' June/Oct W Medium Rosa rugosa 'Belle Poitevine' Belle Poitevine Rugosa Rose X 4'x4' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa rugosa 'Blanc Double De Coubert' Blanc Double De Coubert Rugosa Rose X 5'x4' June/Oct W Medium Rosa rugosa 'Charles Albanel' Charles Albanel Rugosa Rose X 30"x4' June Pk Medium Rosa rugosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' Frau Dagmar Hastrup Rugosa Rose X 4'x4' July/Oct Pk Medium Rosa rugosa 'Hansa' Hansa Rugosa rose X 6'x8' June/Sept P-R Medium Rosa rugosa 'Jacruwhi' Alba Wildspice Rugosa Rose X 4'x3' June/Oct W Medium Rosa rugosa 'Jens Munk' Jens Munk Rugosa Rose X 5'x5' June/Oct Pk Medium Rosa rugosa 'Magnifica' Magnifica Rugosa Rose X 5'x4' July/Oct R Medium Rosa rugosa 'Therese Bugnet' Theresa Bugnet Rugosa Rose X 5'x6' June/Oct Pk Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 9
  • 13. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Rosa 'Sea Foam' Sea Foam Rose X 4'x3' June/Oct W Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Rosa setigera Prairie Rose X 8'x8' June Pk Medium Rosa 'Winipeg Parks' Winipeg Parks Rose X 3'x4' June/Oct R Medium Rosa 'WEKcisbako' Homerun Rose X 4'x4' June/Oct R Medium Salix purpurea 'Nana' Arctic Dwarf Willow X 5'x5' N/A N/A Medium-Wet Sambucus nigra 'Eva' Black Lace Elderberry X 8'x5' June W/Pk Medium-Wet Sheperdia argentea Silver Buffaloberry X 8'x8' April/May Y Dry-Medium AVAILABILITY PROBLEMS Sorbaria sorbifolia Ural False Spirea X 8'x8' June/July W Medium Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor' Birchleaf Spirea X 3'x3' May W Medium Spiraea cinerea 'Grefsheim' Grefsheim Spirea X 5'x5' May W Medium Spiraea fritschiana 'Wilma' Pink Parasols Spirea X 3'x4' June Pk Medium Spiraea japonica Japanese Spirea X 5'x5' June Pk Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Spiraea japonica alpina ('Nana') Alpine Spirea X 15"x3' June/Sept Pk Medium Spiraea japonica 'Firelight' Firelight Japanese Spirea X 2.5'x3' June/Sept Pk Medium Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound' Goldmound Spirea X 3'x4' June Pk Medium Spiraea japonica 'KLMeleven' Purple Gem Spirea X 2.5'x3' June/Sept R/Pk Medium Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess' Little Princess Spirea X 2.5'x3' June/Sept Pk Medium Spiraea japonica 'Magic Carpet' Magic Carpet Spirea X 1.5'x2' June/Sept Pk Medium Spiraea japonica 'Mertyann' Dakota Gold Charm Spirea X 2'x2' June/Sept Pk Medium Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash' Neon Flash Spirea X 3'x3' June/Sept R Medium Spiraea japonica 'Norman' Norman Spirea X 3'x3' June/Aug Pk Medium Spiraea japonica 'Shibori' (Shirobana) Peppermint Spirea X 2'x3' June/Aug W/Pk Medium Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound' Snowmound Spirea X 4'x4' May W Medium Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer' Anthony Waterer Spirea X 4'x4' May/June R Medium Spiraea x bumalda 'Froebelii' Frobel Spirea X 4'x4' May/June Pk Medium Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame' Goldflame Spirea X 4'x4' May/June R Medium Spiraea x vanhouttei Vanhouttte Spirea X 6'x8' April/May W Medium Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa' Lace Shrub X 3'x5' May/June W Medium Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Indiancurrant Coralberry X 4'x5' June/July W/Pk Medium Symphoricarpos albus White Snowberry X 5'x5' July Pk Medium Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus Garden Snowberry X 6'x5' July Pk Medium Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock' Chenault Coralberry X 3'x6' June Pk Medium Syringa meyeri Meyer's Lilac X 8'x12' May P Medium Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Palibin Lilac X 5'x5' May Pk Medium Syringa patula 'Miss Kim' Miss Kim Lilac X 5'x5' May B Medium Syringa vulgaris Common Lilac X 12'x10' May P Medium Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' Charles Joly Lilac X 10'x8' May P Medium Syringa x persica Persian Lilac X 8'x10' May P Medium Viburnum carlesii 'Compactum' Koreanspice Viburnum X 4'x4' May W Medium Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Viburnum X 10'x10' May/June W Medium Viburnum dentatum 'Christome' Blue Muffin Viburnum X 5'x5' May/June W Medium Viburnum dentatum 'Rastzam' Raspberry Tart Viburnum X 5'x5' May/June W Medium Viburnum dentatum 'Synnesvedt' Chicago Lustre Viburnum X 9'x9' June W Medium Viburnum x juddii Judd Viburnum X 6'x6' May W Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 10
  • 14. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Viburnum lantana Wayfaring Tree X 12'x12' May W Medium Viburnum lantana 'Mohican' Wayfaring Tree X 6'x6' April/May W Medium Viburnum lentago Nannyberry X 12'x12' May W Medium Viburnum opulus European Cranberrybush Viburnum X 8'x10' May W Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' Compactum European Cranberrybush X 5'x5' April/May W Medium Viburnum opulus 'Nanum' Dwarf European Cranberrybush X 3'x3' N/E N/E Medium Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum' Yellow Fruited European Cranberrybush X 6'x6' May W Medium Viburnum prunifolium Blackhaw Viburnum X 12'x10' May W Medium Viburnum trilobum 'Bailey's Compact' Bailey Compact Cranberrybush X 6'x6' June W Medium Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum' American Cranberrybush X 6'x6' May W Medium Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth' Wentworth Cranberrybush X 10'x10' May W Medium Viburnum trilobum 'Hahs' Hah's Cranberry Bush Viburnum X 6'x6' May W Medium Weigela florida 'Alexandra' Wine and Roses Weigela X 5'x4' May/June Pk Medium Weigela florida 'Bramwell' Fine Wine Weigela X 3'x3' May/June Pk Medium Weigela florida 'Elvera' Midnight Wine Weigela X 2'x1.5' May/June Pk Medium Weigela florida 'Java Red' Java Red Weigela X 4'x4' May/June R/Pk Medium Weigela florida 'Minuet' Minuet Weigela X 2'x3 May/June Pk Medium Weigela florida 'Red Prince' Red Prince Weigela X 5'x5' May/June R Medium Weigela florida 'Rumba' Rumba Weigela X 3'x3' June/Sept R Medium Weigela florida 'Shining Sensation' Red Prince Weigela X 5'x5' May/June Pk Medium Weigela florida 'Tango' Tango Weigela X 2.5'x2.5' May/June R Medium Weigela florida 'Verweig' My Monet Weigela X 1.5'x1.5' May/June Pk Medium Yucca filamentosa Adam's Needle X 4'x3' July/Aug Y Dry-Medium Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' Color Guard Adam's Needle X 4'x4' July/Aug Y/W Dry-Medium EVERGREENS Arcostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry X 1'x3' Buxus sp. Boxwood X Ilex glabra Inkberry X 5'x5' May W Ilex glabra 'Nordic' Nordic Inkberry X 4'x4' May W Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' Shamrock Inkberry X 5'x5' May W Juniperus chinensis Chinese Juniper X 50'x20' Juniperus chinensis 'Ames' Ames Juniper X 10'x5' Juniperus chinensis 'Columnaris' Blue Columnar Chinese Juniper X 24'x6' Juniperus chinensis 'Echiniformus Hedgehog juniper X Juniperus chinensis 'Glauca Hetzii' Hetzi Juniper X 7'x7' Juniperus chinensis 'Gold Coast' Gold Coast Juniper X 2'x5' Juniperus chinensis 'Kallays compacta' Kallay Juniper X 3'x5' Juniperus chinensis 'Maneyi' Maney Juniper X 6'x6' Juniperus chinensis 'Mint Julep' Mint Julep Juniper X 5'x5' Juniperus chinensis 'Mountbatten' Mountbatten Juniper X 12'x6' Juniperus chinensis 'Old Gold' Old Gold Juniper X 3'x5' Juniperus chinensis pfitzeriana Pfitzer Juniper X 5'x6' Juniperus chinensis pfitzeriana 'compacta' Compact Pfitzer Juniper X 4'x4' Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 11
  • 15. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Juniperus chinensis pfitzeriana 'Glauca' Blue Pfitzer Juniper X 30"x6' Juniperus chinensis sargentii Sargent Juniper X 2'x6' Juniperus chinensis sargentii 'Glauca' Dwarf Sargent Juniper X 2'x6' Juniperus chinensis sargentii 'Viridis' Viridis Sargent Juniper X 2'x6' Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Green' Sea Green Juniper X 5'x8' Juniperus chinensis 'Seaspray' Seaspray Juniper X 15"x6' Juniperus communis Common Juniper X 5'x8' Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' Blue Pacific Juniper X 12"x5' Juniperus horizontalis Creeping Juniper X 2'x6' Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor' Bar Harbor Juniper X 12"x6' Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip' Blue Chip Juniper X 10"x5' Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes' Hughes Juniper X 15"x6' Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa' Andorra Juniper X 2'x8' Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni' Wilton Blue Rug Juniper X 6"x6' Juniperus horizontalis plumosa 'Youngstown' Youngstown Juniper X 18"x6' Juniperus procumbens Japanese Garden Juniper X 18"x10' Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper X 10"x4' Juniperus sabina Savin Juniper X 4'x6' Juniperus sabina 'Broadmoor' Broadmoor Juniper X 12"x4' Juniperus sabina 'Callgary Carpet' Callgary Carpet Juniper X 1'x3' Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain Juniper X 40'x10' Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket' Skyrocket Juniper X 12'x2' Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'' Blue Star Juniper X 3'x3' Juniperus virginiana Eastern Redcedar X 40'x10' Juniperus virginiana 'Canaertii' Canaert Red Cedar X 20'x8' Juniperus virginiana 'Crebra' Crebra Eastern Redcedar X Juniperus virginiana 'Hillii' Hillii Eastern Redcedar X 8'x8' Microbiota decussata Siberian Cypress X 24"x4' Myrica pennsylvanica Northern Bayberry X 7'x7' April Y Dry-Medium Myrica pennsylvanica 'Morton' Morton Bayberry X 5'x7' April Y Dry-Medium Picea abies Blue Spruce X 50'x25' Medium Picea glauca conica Alberta Spruce X 5'x5' Picea glauca densata Black Hills Spruce X 30'x20' Picea omorika Serbian Spruce X 50'x20' Picea pungens Colorado Spruce X 50'x15' Medium Picea pungens glauca Colorado Blue Spruce X 60'x25' Medium Pinus banksiana Jack Pine X 35'x20' Medium Pinus mugo Dwarf Mugho Pine X 8'x15' DISEASE PROBLEMS Pinus nigra Austrian Pine X 50'x30' DISEASE PROBLEMS Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine X 50'x30' Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine X 40'x30' Medium Pinus sylvestrus 'Nana' Dwarf Scotch Pine X Medium Rhododendron sp. Rhododendron X Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' Upright Japanese Yew X 25'x20' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 12
  • 16. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Taxus cuspidata 'Intermedia' Intermedia Yew X 6'x6' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Taxus cuspidata 'Nana' (Brevifolia) Dwarf Japanese Yew X 3'x6' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Taxus sp. Yew X Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Taxus x media 'Brownii' Browns Yew X 9'x9' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Taxus x media 'Citation' Citation Yew X 10'x6' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Taxus x media 'Densiformis' Dense Yew X 5'x8' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Taxus x media 'Hatfieldii' Hatfield Yew X 12'x10' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Taxus x media 'Hicksii' Hicks Yew X 20'X12' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Taxus x media 'Tauntonii' Taunton Yew X 4'x7' Medium NEEDS WIND PROTECTION Thuja occidentalis 'Globosa' Globe Arborvitae X 5'x5' Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' Techny Arborvitae X 10'x5' Medium-Wet PERENNIALS Achillea millefollium 'Apple Blossom' Apple Blossom Yarrow X 24"x24" July/Aug Pk Dry-Medium Achillea tomentosa 'King Edward' King Edward Yarrow X 12"x6" June/July Y Dry-Medium Achillea x 'Anthea' Anthea Yarrow X 28"x24" June/July Y Dry-Medium Achillea x 'Coronation Gold Coronation Gold Yarrow X 36"x18" July/Sept Y Dry-Medium Achillea x 'Fanal' Fanal Yarrow X 30"x24" June/Aug R Dry-Medium Achillea x 'Heidi' Heidi Yarrow X 24"x24" June/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Achillea x 'Moonshine' Moonshine Yarrow X 24"x24" July/Sept Y Dry-Medium Achillea x 'Paprika' Papricka Yarrow X 18"x24" July/Sept R Dry-Medium UNSIGHTY AT TIMES Achillea x 'Schwellenberg' Schwellenberg Yarrow X 24"x24" June/Aug Y Dry-Medium Adenophora confusa Ladybells X 24"x24" July/Aug B CONSIDERED INVASIVE Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Giant Hyssop X 4'x24" July/Oct P-B Dry-Medium Agastache rupestris Hummingbird Mint X 18"x24" July/Sept O Dry-Medium Alchemilla glaucescens Waxy Lady's Mantle X 10"x12" May/June Y Medium Alchemilla mollis Lady's Mantle X 24"x24" May/June Y Medium Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller' Thriller Lady's Mantle X Medium Amsonia 'Blue Ice' Blue Ice Bluestar X 18"x15" May B Medium Amsonia hubrichtii Bluestar X 36"x36" April/May B Medium Amorpha canescens Leadplant X 36"x36" July B-O Dry-Medium Andropogon (Schizachyrium) scoparius Little Bluestem X 48"x30" Aug/Sept Dry-Medium Anemone huphensis Japanese Anemone X 48"x24" Aug/Sept W Medium Anemone sylvestris Snowdrop Anemone X 18" x12" April W Medium-Wet Aquilega sp. Columbine X 12"-36" May/June Medium Artemisia absinthium 'Powis Castle' Powis Castle Artemisia X 36"x30" N/E N/E Dry-Medium Artemesia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' Valerie Finis Artemisia X 24"x36" July W Dry-Medium Artemesia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' Silver Mound Artemisia X 18"x15" N/E N/E Dry-Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Artemesia stelleriana 'Silver Brocade' Silver Brocade Artemisia X 12"x12" N/E N/E Dry-Medium Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed X 36"x24" July/Aug O Dry-Medium PEST PROBLEMS/DIFFICULT TO TRANSPLANT Aster azureus Sky Blue Aster X 36"x36" Aug/Oct B Dry-Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Aster dumosus Bushy Aster X 36"x18" Aug/Oct B Dry-Medium Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke' Alma Potschke Aster X 48"x24" Aug/Sept Pk/Y Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 13
  • 17. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Aster novae-angliae 'Honeysong' Honeysong Aster X 36"x36" Aug/Sept Pk Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' Purple Dome Aster X 24"x24" Aug/Sept P Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Aster novae-belgii 'Alert' Alert New York Aster X 15"x15" Aug/Oct R Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Aster novae-belgii 'Melba' Melba New York Aster X 12"x12" Aug/Oct Pk Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Aster novae-belgii 'Peter Harrison' Peter Harrison New York Aster X 15"x15" Aug/Oct Pk Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Aster 'Professor Anton Kippenburg' Professor Anton Kippenburg Michaelmas Daisy X 24"x18" Aug/Sept B Medium Aster x frikartii Frikart's Aster X 36"x18" Aug/Sept P Medium Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila' Chinese Astilbe X 12"x12" July/Sept Pk Medium Astilbe taquetii 'Superba' Fall Astilbe X 36"x30" July/Sept Pk/P Dry-Medium Astilbe x 'Bridal Veil' Bridal Veil Astilbe X 30"x24" June W Medium Astilbe x 'Deutschland' Deutchland Astilbe X 24"x18" June/July W Medium Astilbe x 'Fanal' Fanal Astilbe X 24"X24" June/July R Medium Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery' Montgomery Japanese Astilbe X 24"x18" July/Aug R Medium Astilbe straussenfeder Ostrich Plume Astilbe X 36"x30" July Pk Medium Astilbe x 'Rheinland' Rheinland Astilbe X 24"x24" June/July Pk Medium Astilbe x 'White Gloria' White Gloria Astilbe X 30"x24" July/Aug W Medium Athyrium felix-femina Lady Fern X 36"x24" Medium Aurinia saxatilis Basket of Gold X 10"x10" April/May Y Dry Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo X 48"x36" May/June B Dry-Medium Baptisia australis 'Minor' Dwarf False Indigo X 36"x24" May/June B Dry-Medium Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' Purple Smoke False Indigo X 48"x48" April/May P Dry-Medium Baptisia 'Twilight Prairieblues' Twilight Prairieblues False Indigo X 60"x48" May/June B/P Dry-Medium Belamcanda chinensis Blackberry Lily X 36"x12" July/Sept O Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Bergenia cordifolia Heart-Leaved Bergenia X 18"x12" April/May Pk Medium Boltonia asteroides "Snowbank' Bolton's Aster X 48"x48" Aug/Sept W/Y Medium Bouteloua curtipendula Sideouts grama X 40" x20" June/Sept R Dry-Medium Briza media Quaking Grass X 36"x24" May/June Medium Brunnera macrophylla Heart Leaf Brunnera X 15"x24" May/June B Medium Buddlea 'Royal Red' Royal Red Butterfly Bush X 60"x60" July/Sept P Medium Buddlea 'Blue Chip' Lo n' Behold Butterfly Bush X 24"x24" June/Sept B Medium Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam' Overdam Feather Reed Grass X 36"x24" June Pk Medium-Wet Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass X 60"x24" June Y Medium-Wet Calamagrostis brachytricha Korean Feather Reed Grass X 60"x36" Sept/Nov Pk Medium Calamintha nepeta ssp nepeta Lesser Catmint X 18"x18" June/Oct Pk Dry-Medium Callirhoe involucrata Winecups X 12"x 18" June/Sept P Dry-Medium Campanula carpatica Carpathian Bellflower X 9"x6" June/Aug B/W Medium SHORTLIVED Campanula glomerata 'Joan Elliot' Bellflower X 24"x18" June/Aug B Medium Caryopteris incana 'Jason' Sunshine Blue Caryopteris X 36"x36" July/Sept B Medium Catananche caerulea Cupid's Dart X 24"x15" June/Sept B/P Medium Centaurea dealbata 'Rosea' Persian Cornflower X 24"x24" June/July Pk Dry-Medium Centaurea montana Perennial Bachelor's Button X 24"x24" May/June B Dry-Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Centaurea montana 'Gold Bullion' Gold Bullion Bachelor's Button X 24"x12" May/June B Dry-Medium Centranthus ruber Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard X 30"x24" June/July R Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 14
  • 18. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Centranthus ruber 'Alba' White Jupiter's Beard X 30"x24" June/July W Medium Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' Coccineus Jupiter's Beard X 36"x24" May/June R Medium Cerastium tomentosum Snow-in-Summer X 12"x12" May/June W Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Leadwort, Plumbago X 12"x12" Aug/Oct B Medium Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea Oats X 60"x36" Aug/Sept P Medium-Wet Chrysanthemum x superbum Shasta daisy X 36"x24" June/Aug W Dry SHORTLIVED Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray' Sunray Tickseed X 24"x18" June/Aug Y Dry-Medium SHORTLIVED Coreopsis rosea Pink Tickseed X 10"x10" June/Aug Pk Medium SHORTLIVED Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'' Golden Showers Tickseed X 30"x30" June/Aug Y Medium SHORTLIVED Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' Thread-Leaf Tickseed X 18"x18" June/Oct Y Dry-Medium SHORTLIVED Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' Thread-Leaf Tickseed X 12"x12" June/Oct Y Dry-Medium SHORTLIVED Dendranthema zawadsi 'Clara Curtis' Clara Curtis Chrysanthemum X 30"x24" July/Sept Pk Medium Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Lights' Maiden Pinks X 6"x12" May/June Pk Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dianthus deltoides 'Zing Rose' Zing Rose Pinks X 6"x10" June/Sept R Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Bath's pink'' Bath's Pinks X 8"x8" May/June Pk Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch pink" Firewitch Pink X 8"x12" May Pk Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Grandiflorus'' Grandiflorus Cheddar Pinks X 6"x12" May/June Pk Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Tiny Rubies' Tiny Rubies Pinks X 6"x12" May/June Pk Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dianthus plumarius Cottage Pinks X 6"x12" June/Oct Pk/W Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dianthus x allwoodii 'Frosty Fire' Frosty Fire Pinks X 6"x6" May/June R Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dianthus x allwoodii 'War Bonnet' Allwood Pinks X 12"x12" June/Sept R Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Dicentra formosa 'Luxuriant' Everblooming Bleeding Heart X 12"x12" April/May R Medium Dicentra eximia Bleeding Heart X 12"x12" May/June Pk Medium Dodecatheon meadia Shooting Star X 18"x12" May Pk Medium Echinacea 'Art's Pride' Orange Meadowbrite Coneflower X 36"x24" July/Sept O Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star' Bright Star Purple Coneflower X 48"x18" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Echinacea 'Emily Saul' After Midnight Coneflower X 18"x12" July/Sept P Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Green Eyes' Green Eyes Coneflower X 30"x24" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Fatal Attraction' Fatal Attraction Coneflower X 24"x18" June/Sept P Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' Kim's Kneehigh Coneflower X 30"x18" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' Magnus Purple Coneflower X 40"x24" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot' Merlot Coneflower X 34"x28" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Pixie Meadowbrite' Pixie Meadowbrite Coneflower X 20"x20" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Echinacea 'Raspberry Tart' Raspberry Tart Coneflower X 15"x24" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant' Ruby Giant Coneflower X 30"x24" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Echinacea 'Sunset' Sunset Coneflower X 30"x24" July/Sept O Dry-Medium Echinacea 'Tomato Soup' Tomato Soup Echinacea X 36"X36" July/Sept R Dry-Medium Echinacea 'Twilight' Twilight Coneflower X 30"x24" July/Sept R Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'Vintage Wine' Vintage Wine Coneflower X 36'x30" June/Aug P Dry-Medium Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' White Coneflower X 36"x24" July/Sept W Dry-Medium Echinops ritro Globe Thistle X 36"x36" July B Dry-Medium Elymus arenarius 'Glaucus' Blue Lyme Grass X 36"x24" June Dry-Medium Epimedium Showy Barrenwort X 12"x12" May W Medium Eryngium alpinum Alpine Sea Holly X 30"x30" July B/W Dry Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 15
  • 19. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master X 60"x36" July/Aug B Dry-Medium Euphorbia epithymoides 'First Blush' First Blush Cushion Spurge X 3'x3' May P Dry-Medium Euphorbia epithymoides 'Polychroma' Cushion Spurge X 18"x18" May/Sept Y Dry-Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' Griffith's Spurge X 36"x24" May O-R Dry-Medium Euphorbia myrsinites Donkeytail Spurge X 9"x18" May/Sept Y Dry-Medium Festuca ovina 'Glauca' Blue Fescue X 8"x12" July Dry-Medium Fragaria x 'Lipstick' Lipstick False Strawberry X 8"x18" June R Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES/INCONSISTENT PERFORMER Fragaria x 'Pink Panda' Pink Panda False Strawberry X 5"x24" June Pk Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES/INCONSISTENT PERFORMER Filipendula x kakome Dwarf Meadowsweet X 12"x12" July/Aug Pk Medium-Wet Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Burgundy' Burgundy Blanket Flower X 24"x24" June/Sept R Dry-Medium SHORTLIVED Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Dazzler' Dazzler Blanket Flower X 16"x16" June/Oct Y/R Dry-Medium SHORTLIVED Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin' Goblin Blanket Flower X 12"x12" June/Oct R/Y Dry-Medium SHORTLIVED Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink' Siskiyou Pink Appleblossom Grass X 48"x20" May/Aug Pk Medium Geranium cantabrigiense 'Cambridge' Cambridge Cranesbill X 12"x12" June/July R Medium Geranium cantabrigiense 'Karmina' Karmina Cranesbill X 12"x12" May/June R Medium Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' Grayleaf Cranesbill X 6"x12" May/Sept Pk Medium Geranium cinereum 'Purple Pillow' Purple Pillow Cranesbill X 6"x12" April/June P Dry-Medium Gernanium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' Ingwersen's Bigroot Geranium X 14"x12" June Pk Dry-Medium Geranium pratense 'Mrs. Kendall Clark' Mrs. Kendall Clark Cranesbill X 24"x24" June/July B Medium Geranium sanguineum Bloody Cranesbill X 12"x12" June/Sept Pk Medium Geranium sanguineum 'Ankum's Pride' Ankum's Pride Geranium X 8"x18" May-Aug Pk Dry-Medium Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei' Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill X 12"x18" May/Aug P Medium Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum' (Lancastriense) Lancaster Geranium X 11"x25" May/Aug Pk Medium Geranium x 'Brookside' Brookside Cranesbill X 30"x30" May/June B Medium Gernanium 'Jolly Bee' Jolly Bee Cranesbill X 24"x24" June/Oct B Medium Geranium 'Gerwat' Rozanne Geranium X 20"x24" June/Oct B Medium Geranium x 'Johnson's Blue' Johnson's Blue Cranesbill X 24"x30" June/July B Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Helictotricton sempervirens Blue Oat Grass X 36"x24" May/June Dry-Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine' Loraine Sunshine False Sunflower X 30"x16" July/Sept Y Dry-Medium Heliopsis helianthoides False Sunflower X 60"x36" June/Sept Y Dry-Medium Heliopsis helianthoides 'Asahi' Asahi False Sunflower X 36"x24" June/Sept Y Dry-Medium Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun' Summer Sun False Sunflower X 36"x30" June/Aug Y Dry-Medium Heliopsis helianthoides 'Venus' Venus False Sunflower X 36"x18" Aug/Sept Y Dry-Medium Helenium 'Moorheim Beauty' Moorheim Beauty Helen's Flower X 36"x36" Aug/Sept R Medium-Wet Helleborus orientalis Lenten Rose X 18"x18" March W Medium Hemerocallis fulva Daylily X 24"x30" June Y Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Hemerocallis var. Daylily X Medium Hemerocallis 'Mini Stella' Daylily X 14"x12" June/Sept Y Medium SHORTLIVED Heuchera micrantha 'Caramel' Carmel Coral Bells X 24"x24" June Pk Medium Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple' Palace Purple Coral Bells X 18"x15" June W Medium Heuchera 'Plum Pudding' Plum Pudding Coral Bells X 24"x18" June W Medium Heuchera sanguinea 'Chatterbox' Chatterbox Coral Bells X 24"x15" May/Aug R Medium Heuchera sanguinea 'Splendens' Splendens Coral Bells X 18"x18" June/July R Medium Heuchera x 'Chocolate Ruffles' Chocolate Ruffles Coral Bells X 24"x15" June P Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 16
  • 20. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Hosta fortunei 'Albo Marginata' Albo Marginata Hosta X 30"x24" Aug/Sept Pk Medium Hosta sieboldiana Funkia (Plantain Lily) X 36"x42" June/July Pk Medium Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' Elegans Hosta X 36"x20" June/July W Medium Hosta sieboldiana 'Frances Williams' Francis Williams Hosta X 36"x36" June/July W Medium Hosta undulata 'Variegata' Variegated Hosta X 32"x18" July Pk Medium Hosta x 'Big Daddy' Big Daddy Hosta X 36"x24" July W Medium Hosta x 'Gold Edger' Gold Edger Hosta X 12"x12" July Pk Medium Hosta x 'Gold Standard' Gold Standard Hosta X 24"x36" July/Aug Pk Medium Hosta Guacamole' Butter and Sugar' Siberian Iris X 20"x28" Aug W Medium Hosta x 'June' Kross Regal Hosta X 12"x30" July/Aug P Medium Hosta x 'Krossa Regal' Kross Regal Hosta X 30"x36" July Pk Medium Hosta x 'Royal Standard' Royal Standard Hosta X 24"x30" July W Medium Hosta x 'Sum & Substance' Sum and Substance Hosta X 36"x36" July/Aug Pk Medium Hosta 'Tattoo' Tattoo Hosta X 20"x20" May P Medium Hosta x tardiana 'Halcyon' Halcyon Hosta X 20"x30" July P Medium Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake' Snowflake Candytuft X 12"x12" April W Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Imperata cylindrica rubra "Red Baron' Red Baron Japanese Bloodgrass X 18"x18" Medium Iris pallida 'Variegata' Variegated Iris X 36"x18" June B/P Medium Iris psuedacorus Yellow Flag Iris X 24"x18" June Y Medium-Wet CONSIDERED INVASIVE Iris sibirica 'Flight of The Butterflies' Flight of the Butterflies Siberian Iris X 30"x24" May/June B Medium-Wet UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother' Caeser's Brother Siberian Iris X 30"x24" June P/B Medium-Wet UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Iris sibirica 'Baby Sister' Baby Sister Siberian Iris X 14"x18" June/July B Medium-Wet Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar" Butter and Sugar' Siberian Iris X 30"x24" June Y Medium-Wet UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Iris sibirica 'Candy Apple' Candy Apple Miniature Siberian Iris X 12"x12" May R Medium-Wet Iris sibirica 'Eric the Red' Eric the Red Siberian Iris X 30"x24" May/June R Medium-Wet UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Iris sibirica 'Sky Wings' Sky Wings Siberian Iris X 30"x24" June B Medium-Wet UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Iris sibirica x 'Sparkling rose' Sparkling Rose Siberian Iris X 30"x24" June/July Pk Medium-Wet UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Iris x germanica Bearded Iris X 36"x36" May/June Medium Knautia macedonia Knautia X 24"x24" July/Sept R Medium Koeleria "Blue Sprite" Koeleria X 8'x12" July Dry-Medium Lavendula angustifolia 'Munstead' Munstead Lavendar X 12"x18" June/Aug P Dry-Medium Lespedeza violacea Violet Bushclover X 30"x24" July/Sept P Medium Liatris pycnostachya Prairie Blazing Star X 60"x24" July/Aug P Dry-Medium Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet' Floristan Violet Gayfeather (Blazing Star) X 36"x24" July/Aug P Medium Liatris spicata 'Kobold' Kobold Gayfeather (Blazing Star) X 30"x24" July/Aug Pk Medium Lilium x 'Butter Pixie' Butter Pixie Asiatic Lily X 24"x15" June Y Medium Lilium x 'Connecticut King' Connecticut King Asiatic Lily X 36"x12" June Y Medium Lilium x Denia Denia Asiatic Lily X 20"x6" June Pk Medium Lilium x 'Enchantment' Enchantment Asiatic Lily X 48"x12" June R Medium Lilium x 'Montreux' Montreux Asiatic Lily X 36"x12" May Pk Medium Lilium x 'Sterling Star' Sterling Star Asiatic Lily X 36"x12" June W Medium Liriope spicata Lily Turf X 12"x12" Aug/Sept P Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia X 36"x24" July/Aug B Medium-Wet Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower X 48"x18" July/Aug R Medium-Wet SHORTLIVED Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 17
  • 21. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Lotus corniculatus Bird's Foot Trefoil X 15"x20" May/Sept Y Medium-Wet Lychnis arkwrightii 'Vesuvius' Arkwright's Campion X 24"x15" June/July R Dry-Medium Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion X 30"x12" June/July Pk Dry-Medium RESEEDS Lysimachia clethroides Gooseneck Loosestrife X 36"x24" June/July W Medium Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' Golden Moneywort X 6"x18" June Y Medium-Wet Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'' Adagio Eualia X 36"x30" Oct Pk Medium Miscanthus sinensis 'Arabesque' Arabesque Eualia X 48"x48" Aug Medium Miscanthus sinensis 'Blutenwunder' Blutenwunder Eualia X 72"x30" Oct Medium Miscanthus sinensis 'Gold Bar' Gold Bar Eualia X 60"x48" Aug R Medium Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' Gracillimus Eualia X 72"x30" Oct Medium Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus' Malepartus Eualia X 72"x30" Oct Medium Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens' Purple Maiden Eualia X 60"x30" Aug Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' Silver Feather Eualia X 8'x6' Aug W Medium Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' Variegated Eualia X 72"x30" Oct Medium Molinia caerulea 'Moorhexe' Moor Witch Moor Grass X 36"x24" June-Aug Medium-Wet Molinia caerulea 'Variegata' Variegated Moor Grass X 18"x12" June Medium-Wet Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' Cambridge Scarlet Bee Balm X 36"x24" June/July R Medium-Wet Monarda 'Colrain Red' Colrain Red Bee Balm X 36"x24" June/July R Medium-Wet Monarda 'Petite Wonder' Petite Wonder Bee Balm X 15"x15" June/July Pk Medium-Wet Unsightly at times Nepeta faassenii 'Dropmore' Dropmore 'Catmint' X 24"x24" May/Sept B Dry-Medium Nepeta faassenii 'Kit Cat' Kit Cat Catmint X 18"x18" May/Sept B Dry-Medium Nepeta faassenii 'Six Hills Giant' Six Hills Giant Catmint X 36"x24" May/Sept B Dry-Medium Nepeta faassenii "Walker's Low' Walker's Low Catmint X 24"x24" May/Sept B Dry-Medium Nepeta racemosa 'Blue Wonder' Blue Wonder Catmint X 18"x24" May/Sept B Dry-Medium Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou' Mexican Evening Primrose X 12"x36" May/July Pk Dry-Medium SHORTLIVED Oenothera missouriensis Missouri Primrose X 12"x12" June/Aug Y Dry-Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES/SHORTLIVED Oenothera tetragona 'Summer Soltice' Summer Soltice Sundrops X 15"x18" June/July Y Dry-Medium UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' Herrenhausen Ornamental Oregano X 18"x12" Aug Pk Dry-Medium Origanum 'Rosenkuppel' Rosenkuppel Ornamental Oregano X 18"x18" Aug Pk Dry-Medium Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' Aureum Ornamental Oregano X 12"x13" July/Sept Pk Dry-Medium Paeonia 'Kansas' Peony X 36"x30" June R Medium Panicum virgatum Switch Grass X 60"x30" July/Sept Pk Medium-Wet Panicum viragatum 'Northwind' Northwind Switch Grass X 60"x30" July/Sept Y Medium-Wet Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' Shenandoah Switch Grass X 48"x48" Aug/Sept R Medium-Wet Papaver orientale 'Allegro Allegro Oriental Poppy X 18"x18" June/July O/R Medium DORMANCY/UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Papaver orientale 'Prince of Orange' Prince of Orange Oriental Poppy X 30"x30" May/June O Medium DORMANCY/UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Pardancanda norisii Candy lily X 30"x24" June/July Pk Dry-Medium Pennisetum alopecuroides Fountain Grass X 60"x30" July Medium-Wet Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' Hameln Fountain Grass X 36"x30" July Medium-Wet Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'' Little Bunny Fountain Grass X 12"x12" July Medium-Wet Pennisetum alopecuroides 'National Arboretum' National Arboretum Fountain Grass X 36"x24" Aug/Oct P Medium-Wet Penstemon barbatus 'Elfin Pink' Common Beard Tongue X 12"x10" May/June Pk/R Dry-Medium Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' Husker Red Penstemon X 36"x30" June/July W Dry-Medium Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage X 48"x48" July/Sept B Dry-Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 18
  • 22. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' Little Spire Russian Sage X 30"x36" July/Aug P Dry-Medium Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin' Longin Russian Sage X 36"x36" July/Aug B Dry-Medium Phalaris arundinacea 'Dwarf Garters' Dwarf Garters Ribbon Grass X 24"x24" June Medium-Wet Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta' Picta Ribbon Grass X 36"x60" July/Aug Medium-Wet Phlox maculata 'Natascha' Natascha Phlox X 24"x24" July/Aug Pk-W Medium Phlox paniculata 'Star Fire' Star Fire Phlox X 36"x24" July/Aug R Medium Phlox paniculata 'Orange Perfection' Orange Perfection Garden Phlox X 36"x36" July/Aug O Medium Phlox paniculata 'Volcano Red' Volcano Red Phlox X 28"X24" July/Aug R Medium Phlox subulata Moss Phlox X 6"x12" April/May B Dry-Medium Phystostegia virginiana 'Bouquet' Bouquet Obedient Plant X 24"x24" Aug/Sept Pk Medium Phystostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' Miss Manners Obedient Plant X 30"x30" Aug/Sept W Medium Phystostegia virginiana 'Summer Snow' Summer Snow Obedient Plant X 36"x24" Aug/Sept W Medium Platycodon grandiflorus 'Maresii' Balloon Flower X 30"x12" July/Aug B Medium LATE TO EMERGE Polygonum (Persicaria) affine 'Border Jewel' Border Jewel dwarf fleece flower X 12"x36" May Pk Medium Polygonum affine (Persicaria) 'Darjeeling Red' Knotweed X 12"x30" May R Medium Polygonum (Persicaria) bistorta 'Superbum' Knotweed X 30"x24" June Pk Medium Polygonum (Fallopia) cuspidatum "Compactum" Dwarf Fleece Flower X 24"x24" Aug/Sept Pk Medium Polygonum reynoutria Dwarf Fleece Flower X 24"x24" Aug/Sept Pk Medium INCONSISTENT PERFORMER Pulmonaria saccharata Lungwort X 8"x12" April/May Pk/B Medium Pulsatilla vulgaris Pasque Flower X 8"x12" April/May Medium Ratibida pinnata Grey-head Coneflower X 60"x24" June/Aug Y Medium Rudbeckia 'Herbstonne' Herbstonne Black-Eyed Susan X 48"x36" July/Sept Medium Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldstrum' Goldstrum Black-Eyed Susan X 30"x24" July/Sept Y Dry-Medium SHORTLIVED Rudbeckia speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy' Dwarf Black-Eyed Susan X 18"x18" July/Sept Y Dry-Medium Ruellia humilis Wild Petunia X 24"x24" May/Oct Pk Dry-Medium Ruta graveolens Rue X 36"x30" June/Aug Y Dry-Medium Salvia 'Eveline' Eveline Sage X 24"x18" May-July Pk Dry-Medium Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna' Caradonna Salvia (Sage) X 24'x24" June/Sept P Dry-Medium Salvia nemerosa 'Marcus' Marcus Salvia X 12"x12" June/Sept B Dry-Medium Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfreisland' East Friesland Salvia X 15"x15" June/Aug P Dry-Medium Salvia x superba 'Blue Hill' Blue Hill Salvia X 24"x24" June/Sept B Dry-Medium Salvia x sylvestris 'East Friesland' East Friesland Salvia X 24"x18" June/July P Dry-Medium Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' May Night Salvia X 30"x24" June/July P Dry-Medium Salvia x sylvestris 'Rose Queen" Rose Queen Salvia X 24"x24" June/July P Dry-Medium Salvia x sylvestris 'Wesuwe' Vesuvius Salvia X 30"x24" June/Aug P Dry-Medium Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain' Purple Rain Salvia X 26"x30" July/Sept B Dry-Medium Sanguisorba officinalis 'Tanna' Vesuvius Salvia X 24"x12" July/Aug R Medium Scabiosa caucasica 'Pink Mist' Pincusion Flower X 15"x18" May/Sept Pk Medium Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' Pincusion Flower X 15"x30" May/Sept B Medium Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem X 48"x30" Aug/Sept Dry-Medium Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues' The Blues Little Bluestem X 36"x30" Aug/Sept Dry-Medium Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel' Carousel' Little Bluestem X 30'x30" Aug/Sept Dry-Medium Scuttleria incana Skullcap X 36"x24" July/Sept B Dry-Medium Scuttelaria racemosa 'Smoky Hills' Smoky Hills Resinous Skullcap X 12"x12" May/July B Dry-Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 19
  • 23. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' Angelina Stonecrop X 6"x18" June/Aug Y Dry-Medium Sedum spectabile 'Vera Jameson' Vera Jameson Sedum X 8"x12" Aug R Dry-Medium BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Sedum (Hyloteliphium) spectabile 'Autumn Fire' Autumn Fire Stonecrop X 24"x24" Aug/Oct R Dry-Medium DAMAGE FROM SNOWCOVER Sedum (Hyloteliphium) spectabile 'Autumn Joy' Autumn Joy Stonecrop X 24"x24" Aug/Sept Pk-R Dry-Medium DAMAGE FROM SNOWCOVER Sedum x 'Dragon's Blood' Dragon's Blood Sedum X 4"x8" June/Aug R Dry-Medium Sedum x 'Rosy Glow' Rosy Glow Sedum X 8"x12" Aug/Sept R Dry-Medium Sedum kamtschaticum Kamschatka Stonecrop X 5"x12" July/Oct Y Dry-Medium Sesleria autumnalis Autumn Moor Grass X 24"x15" April/May Dry-Medium Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne' Lucerne Blue Eyed Grass X 12"x6" May/June B Medium RESEEDS Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' Fireworks Goldenrod X 36"x36" Aug/Sept Y Dry-Medium Solidago speciosa Showy Goldenrod X 36"x36" Aug/Sept Y Dry-Medium Solidago 'Crown of Rays' Crown of Rays Goldenrod X 24'x18" July/Sept Y Dry-Medium Solidago x 'Peter Pan' Peter Pan Goldenrod X 36"x24" Aug/Sept Y Dry-Medium Spartina pectinata 'Aureo-marginata' Variegated Prairie Cordgrass' X 72"x36" July/Aug Medium-Wet Sporobolus heterolepsis Prairie Dropseed X 48"x24" Aug/Sept Dry-Medium Sprorobolus heterolepsis 'Tara' Tara Prairie Dropseed X 24"x24" Aug/Sept Dry-Medium Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein' Helen Von Stein Lamb's Ears X 18"x24" N/E Dry-Medium Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'' Silver Carpet Lamb's Ears X 6"x12" N/E Dry-Medium Stachys monieri 'Humelo' Alpine Betony X 24"x24" July/Sept P Medium Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube' Stokes' Aster X 30"x18" June/Sept B Medium Teucrium chamaedrys Wall germander X 12"x24" May Pk Dry-Medium Teucrium chamaedrys 'Summer Sunshine' Golden Germander X 8"x15" July/Aug Pk Dry-Medium Thymus x citriodorus Lemon Thyme X 12"x12" June/July Dry-Medium Thymus coccineus Wild Thyme X 4"x12" June/Aug P Dry-Medium Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' Pink Chintz Wild Thyme X 3"x12" June/July Pk Dry-Medium Veronica 'Blue Carpet' Blue Carpet Speedwell X 10"x14" May B Medium Veronica 'Waterperry Blue' Waterperry Blue Speedwell X 6"x12" May B Medium Veronica incana Speedwell X 15"x15" June B Medium Veronica spicata 'Blue charm' Blue Charm Speedwell X 18"x18" June/July B Medium Veronica spicata 'Goodness Grows' Goodness Grows Speedwell X 12"X12" June/Aug B Medium Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' Spiked Speedwell X 18"x18" June/Aug R Medium Veronica x 'Icicle' Icicle Speedwell X 24"x18" June/Sept W Medium Veronica x 'Royal Candles' Royal Candles Speedwell X 15"x12" June/July B Medium Veronica x 'Sunny Border Blue' Sunny Border Blue Speedwell X 24"x24" June/Aug B Medium Verconiastrum virginicum cultivars Culver's Root X 72"x24" June/July Pk/P Medium-Wet GROUNDCOVER Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum' Silveredge Goutweed X 12"x18" May/July W Dry-Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE/UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Ajuga sp. Carpet Bugle X 6" x 18" May/June B Medium Ajuga 'Catlin's Giant' Catlin's Giant Ajuga X 12"x24" April/May B Medium Arabis caucasica 'Pinkie' Wall Rock-cress X 10"x18" April/May W/Pk Dry Coronilla varia Crownvetch X 12"x18" May/Sept Dry CONSIDERED INVASIVE/INCONSISTENT PERFORMER Euonymus fortunei coloratus Purpleleaf Wintercreeper X 12"x12" Medium DISEASE PROBLEMS Fragaria sp. False Strawberry X 12"x12" May/July Pk Medium INCONSISTENT PERFORMER/UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 20
  • 24. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Hedera helix English Ivy X 8"x18" Medium Hedra helix 'Baltica' Baltic English Ivy X 8"x18" Medium Hedra helix 'Thorndale' Thorndale English Ivy X 8"x18" Medium Lamiastrum galebdolon Yellow Archangel X 12"x24" Medium Lamium maculatum 'Red Nancy' X 12"x24" May/July R Medium Lamium maculatum'White Nancy' X 12"X36" May/July W Medium Pachysandra terminalis Japanese Spurge X Medium Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper X Medium ALSO SEE VINES/UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston Ivy X Dry-Medium ALSO SEE VINES Polygonum reynoutria Dwarf Japanese Fleeceflower X 2'x2' Aug Pk Medium INCONSISTENT PERFORMER Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup X 12"x18" May Y Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE/UNSIGHTLY AT TIMES Vinca minor Periwinkle X 3" May B Dry-Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE/BEST IN RAISED PLANTER Waldsteinia ternata Barren Strawberry X 5" May Y Medium VINES Actinidia arguta Hardy Kiwi X 20" H May W Medium Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Porcelainberry vine X 15-20' H N/E Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Arstilochia durior Dutchman's Pipe X 30' H N/E Medium Campsis radicans Trumpet vine X 30" H July/Aug R/O Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Celastrus scandens Bittersweet X 25'H Sept O Medium Clematis maximowiziana (terniflora) Sweet Autumn Clematis X 15' H Sept W Medium Clematis var. Flowering Clematis X 8-12' H Medium Hydrangea anomala petiolaris Climbing Hydrangea X 30' H June/July W Medium Loncera japonica 'Halliana' Hall's Honeysuckle X 20' H June/Sept W Dry-Medium CONSIDERED INVASIVE Loncera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet' Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle X 15-20' H June/Sept O Dry-Medium Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston Ivy X 25' H N/E Dry-Medium Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper X 25' H N/E Medium Polygonum aubertii (Fallopia baldschuanica) Silver Lace Vine X 25-30' H Aug W Medium BULBS Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation' Purple Sensation Allium X 36"x6" June P Dry-Medium Allium flavum Fragrant Yellow Allium X 14"x6" July Y Dry-Medium Allium giganteum 'Mars' Giant Onion X 48"x15" May/June P Dry-Medium Allium senescens 'Glaucum' German Garlic X 24"x14" July/Aug Pk/P Dry-Medium Anemone blanda Anemone X 3"x3" March B/P/W Medium Crocus sp. Crocus X 4"x3" March P/Y/W Medium Galanthus Snowdrop X 4"x2" March W Medium Iris reticulata Dwarf Iris X 6"x2" March P/Y Medium Lycoris squamigera Resurrection Lily X 18"x6" July P Medium Muscari Grape Hyacinth X 6"x3" May B/W Medium Narcissus sp. Daffodil X 12"x6" April Y/W/O Medium Ornithogalum nutans Star of Bethlehem X 24"x2" May W Medium Puschkinia sp. Puschkinia X 4"x4" April B/W Medium Scilla sibirica Siberian Squill X 6"x2" March P Medium Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 21
  • 25. ROADWAY PLANT LIST Compiled by Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Engineering CDOT COMMENTS GOOD UNDER SURVIVAL EVALUA- NEVER AVOID BLOOM FLWR BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME RATE TION USED PLANTING HxW TIME CLR SOIL MOISTURE CONCERNS Scilla sibirica 'Spring Beauty' Spring Beauty Scilla X 6"x2" March P Medium Tulipa greigii Greigii Tulip X 8"x4" April Medium Tulipa kaufmanniana Kaufmann Tulip X 8"x4" April Medium Tulipa hybrids Tulip X 8"-18"x6April/May Medium USE AS ANNUAL ONLY Color Key : B-Blue G-Green O-Orange P-Purple Pk-Pink R-Red Y-Yellow W-White N/E-Not Effective Abbreviations: EAB=Emerald Ash Borer 10/13/2009 KSorich 22