CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
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CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List
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City of Chicago Department of Transportation Roadway Plant List

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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