City of O'Fallon, MO
St. Charles County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 5752 §1, 12-8-2011; Ord. No. 5831 §10, 12-13-2012]
A. 
"Right Tree—Right Place". Consider the physical conditions of your planting site. Sun and wind exposure, soil type and drainage pattern are all factors that can affect the growth and performance of the tree. Other site factors can also have bearing on the species selection. Overhead power lines, street lamps, utility panels, traffic, buildings, fences, and the like must be taken into consideration when deciding "Right Tree—Right Place".
B. 
Tree lists are labeled as Tables 1, 2 and 3 and contain lists of acceptable trees, shrubs and plants. Trees on these lists have been proven adaptable to and suitable for urban conditions in O'Fallon and numerous are directly taken from the Missouri Urban Tree Book published by the Missouri Department of Conservation. This booklet can also be found on the Missouri Department of Conservation website. These lists contain species by size category and common and scientific name. Tree species other than those listed will be approved under the discretion of the City Landscape Manager. Table 4 is a list of unacceptable trees and should not be planted in the City of O'Fallon.
Table 1
Trees Located Within City Right-of-Way Along Collector and Arterial Roads and/or Within a Median
Trees from Table 1 will be utilized in City right-of-way along collector and arterial roads and/or within a median. No trees on this list shall be placed within the City right-of-way on minor residential streets. The trees in this list will be considered due to their limited size and shape.
SMALL TREE
CONSIDERATION FOR ROADWAY/MEDIAN LANDSCAPE PLANTINGS
Common Name
Scientific Name
Corneliancherry Dogwood
Cornus mas
Crab Apple "Lollipop"
Malus "Lollizam"
Crabapple, Flowering
Malus species (small varieties)
Crabapple, "Spring Snow"
Spring Snow (sterile/fruitless)
Fringetree
Chionanthus virginicus
Goldenraintree
Koelreuteria paniculata
Japanese tree lilac
Syringa reticulata "Ivory Silk"
Magnolia, Southern
Magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia, Sweetbay
Magnolia virginiana
Maple, Hedge
Acer campestre
Plum, Purple-leaf
Prunus cerasifera
Redbud, Eastern
Cercis canadensis
Serviceberry
Amelanchier species
Sumac, Staghorn
Rhus typhina
COLUMNAR TREE
CONSIDERATION FOR ROADWAY/MEDIAN LANDSCAPE PLANTINGS
Common Name
Scientific Name
Bald Cypress Columnar
Taxodium ascendens "Praire Sentinel"
Cherry Columnar
Prunus serrulata "Amanogawa"
Cherry, Sargent Columnar
Prunus sargentii "Columnaris"
Cherry, Sargent Columnar
Prunus sargentii "Rancho"
Crab Apple Columnar
Malus baccata "Columnaris"
Crab Apple Columnar
Malus robusta "Erecta"
Crab Apple Columnar
Malus "Srathmore"
Crab Apple Columnar
Malus "Van Eseltine"
Dogwood Columnar
Cornus florida "Fastigiata"
Ginko Columnar
Ginko biloba "Fastigiata"
Ginko Columnar
Ginko biloba "Princeton Sentry"
Golden Rain Tree Columnar
Koelruteria paniculata "Fastigiata"
Hawthorn Columnar
Crataegus monogyna "Stricta"
Hawthorn Columnar
Crataequs phaenopyrum "Fastigiata"
Hornbeam, European
Carpinus betulus "Columnaris"
Hornbeam, European
Carpinus betulus "Fastigiata"
Locust, Honey Columnar
Gleditsia triacanthos "Columnaris"
Maple, Amur
Acer ginnala
Maple, Red
Acer rubrum "Armstrong"
Maple, Red
Acer rubrum "Columnare"
Maple, Sugar
Acer saccharum "Columnare"
Maple, Sugar
Acer saccharum "Monumentale"
Maple, Sugar
Acer saccharum "Newton's Sentry"
Maple, Sugar
Acer saccharum "Temple's Upright"
Maple, Sugar
Acer saccharum nigrum "Salvin's Upright"
Oak, English Columnar
Quercus robur "Fastigiata"
Tulip Tree Columnar
Liriodendron tulipifera "Fastigiatum"
Table 2
Plants and Shrubs Located Within City Right-of-Way and/or Within a Median
Plants and shrubs from Table 2 will be utilized in City right-of-way within a median. Vegetation within this list are acceptable to be planted within a median because they will not interfere with roadways and/or sight visibility for traffic.
SALT TOLERANT PLANTS AND GROUND COVER
CONSIDERATION FOR ROADWAY/MEDIAN LANDSCAPE PLANTINGS
Common Name
Scientific Name
GROUND COVERS
Creeping Lily Turf
Lirope spicata
English Ivy
Hedera Helix
Juniper, Blue Rug
Juniperus horizontalis "Wiltoni" (Blue Rug)
Juniper, Chinese Juniper var. sargentii
Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii
Juniper, Creeping "Bar Harbor"
Juniperus horizontalis "Bar Harbor"
Juniper, Creeping "Blue Chip"
Juniperus horizontalis "Blue Chip"
Juniper, Creeping "Blue Horizon"
Juniperus horizontalis "Blue Horizon"
Juniper, Creeping "Douglasii" (Waukegan)
Juniperus horizontalis "Douglasii" (Waukegan)
Juniper, Creeping "Emerald Spreader"
Juniperus horizontalis "Emerald Spreader"
Juniper, Creeping "Mother Lode"
Juniperus horizontalis "Mother Lode"
Juniper, Creeping "Prince of Wales"
Juniperus horizontalis "Prince of Wales"
Juniper, Creeping "Turquoise Spreader"
Juniperus horizontalis "Turquoise Spreader"
Juniper, Sargent "Glauca"
Chinese Juniper var. sargentii "Glauca"
Juniperus horizontalis "Webberi"
Creeping Juniper "Webberi"
PERENNIALS
Coneflower
Echinacea
Daylily
Hemerocallis
Japanese Water Iris
Iris ensata
Variegated Sweet Iris
IrisIris pallida
Siberian Iris
Iris siberica
Sedum
Sedum telephium "Autumn Joy"
Yarrow
Achellia
ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis acutiflora
Fountain Grass, Dwarf
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Maiden Grass
Miscanthus sinensis
SHRUBS
Lilac spp.
Syringavulgaris
Austrian Pine "Hornibrookiana"
Pinus nigra "Hornibrookiana"
Bayberry, Northern
Myrica pensylvanica
Burning Bush, Dwarf
Euonymus alatus "Compactus"
Cherrylaurel, Common
Prunus laurocerasus
Cotoneaster, Spreading
Cotoneaster divaricata
Dogwood, Red osier
Cornus sericea
Euonymus "Manhattan"
Euonymus kiautschovicus "Manhattan"
Euonymus Wintercreeper
Euonymus fortunei
Forsythia
Forsythia x intermedia cvs.
Holly, Winterberry
Ilex verticillata
Hydrangea paniculata
Hydrangea paniculata "Tardiva"
Japanese Box or Littleleaf Box
Buxus microphylla
Juniper, Andorra
Juniperus horizontalis "Plumosa"
Lilac
Syringa meyeri "Palabin"
Lilac
Syringa patula "Miss Kim"
Mockorange
Philadelphus spp.
Pine, Mugo
Pinus mugo
Privet, Amur
Ligustrum amurense
Privet, Golden Vicary
Ligustrum x vicaryi
Pyracantha
Pyracantha coccinea
Sand Cherry
Prunus x cistena
Spirea, Japanese
Spiraea japonica
St. John's Wort
Hypericum
Summersweet
Clethra alnifolia
Viburnum, Arrowwood
Viburnum dentatum
Viburnum, Cranberry Bush
Vibrunum trilobum
Viburnum, European Cranberry Bush
Vibrunum opulus
Viburnum, Nannyberry
Vibrunum lentago
Witch Hazel
Hamamelis spp.
Yucca, Adam's Needle
Yucca filamentosa
TREES
Fringetree
Chionanthus virginicus
Goldenraintree
Koelreuteria paniculata
Magnolia, Southern
Magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia, Sweetbay
Magnolia virginiana
Maple, Hedge
Acer campestre
Sumac, Staghorn
Rhus typhina
Table 3
Trees Located Outside of City Right-of-Way
Trees from Table 3 are recommended to be utilized outside of the City right-of-way. These trees can be utilized outside of the City right-of-way along minor residential streets, subdivision common ground, City parks, private property, etc.
Common Name
Scientific Name
Description
Amur Corktree
Phellodendron amurense
45 feet
Arborvitar "Green Giant"
Thuja (standishii x plicata) "Green Giant"
45 feet
Austrian Pine
Pinus nigra
Taller than 45 feet
Baldcypress
Taxodium distichum
Taller than 45 feet
Birch "Dura Heat"
Betula nigra
Taller than 45 feet
Birch, River
Betula nigra
25 feet
Blackgum
Nyssa sylvatica
45 feet
Coffeetree, Kentucky
Gymnocladus dioicus
Taller than 45 feet
Colorado Spruce
Picea pungens
Taller than 45 feet
Corneliancherry Dogwood
Cornus mas
15 feet
Crabapple, Flowering
Malus species
25 feet
Dogwood, Flowering
Cornus florida
15 feet
Eastern Red Cedar
Juniperus virginiana
25 feet
Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus
Taller than 45 feet
Fringetree
Chionanthus virginicus
15 feet
Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba
Taller than 45 feet
Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata
25 feet
Hackberry
Celtis occidentalis
Taller than 45 feet
Hawthorn, Green
Crataegus viridus
25 feet
Hawthorn, Washington
Crataegus phaenopyrum
25 feet
Honeylocust
Gleditsia tricanthos
Taller than 45 feet
Hophornbeam
Ostrya virginiana
45 feet
Hornbeam American
Carpinus caroliniana
45 feet
Hornbeam, European
Carpinus betulus
45 feet
Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa reticulata
15 feet
Linden "Redmond"
Tilia americana
Taller than 45 feet
Linden, American (Basswood)
Tilia americana
Taller than 45 feet
Linden, Littleleaf
Tilia cordata
45 feet
Linden, Silver
Tilia tomentosa
Taller than 45 feet
London Planetree
Platanus x acerifolia
Taller than 45 feet
Magnolia, Saucer
Magnolia x soulangiana
25 feet
Magnolia, Sweetbay
Magnolia virginiana
15 feet
Maple "Autumn Blaze"
Acer x freemanii
Taller than 45 feet
Maple "Autumn Fantasy"
Acer x freemanii
Taller than 45 feet
Maple "Jeffers Red"
Acer x freemanii
Taller than 45 feet
Maple "Sienna Glen"
Acer x freemanii
Taller than 45 feet
Maple, Amur
Acer ginnala
15 feet
Maple, Black
Acer nigrum
Taller than 45 feet
Maple, Hedge
Acer campestre
25 feet
Maple, Red
Acer rubrum
45 feet
Maple, Sugar
Acer saccharum
45 feet
Maple, Trident
Acer buergeranum
45 feet
Northern Catalpa
Catalpa speciosa
Taller than 45 feet
Norway Spruce
Picea abies
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, Bur
Quercus macrocarpa
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, English
Quercus robur
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, Northern Red
Quercus rubra
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, Pin
Quercus palustris
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, Shingle
Quercus imbricaria
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, Shumard
Quercus shumardii
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, Swamp White
Quercus bicolor
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, White
Quercus alba
Taller than 45 feet
Oak, Willow
Quercus phellos
Taller than 45 feet
Pagodatree, Janpanese
Sophora japonica
25 feet
Plum Purple-leaf
Prunus cerasifera
15 feet
Redbud, Eastern
Cercis canadensis
15 feet
Serviceberry
Amelanchier species
15 feet
Shagbark Hickory
Carya ovata
Taller than 45 feet
Shortleaf Pine
Pinus echinata
Taller than 45 feet
Sweetgum "Happi Daze" (sterile)
Liquiodambar styraciflua "Happi Daze"
Taller than 45 feet
Sycamore, American
Platanus occidentalis
Taller than 45 feet
Tuliptree
Liriodendron tulipifera
Taller than 45 feet
Zelkova, Japanese
Zelkova serrata
Taller than 45 feet
Table 4
Trees not Recommended for Planting
Trees from Table 4 are not recommended for planting in the City of O'Fallon. These trees are objectionable for various reasons including:
1.
Messy (fruit, nuts, seed pods, twigs);
2.
Weak wood;
3.
Untreatable insect pest; or
4.
Uncontrollably invasive.
These trees and their objectionable characteristics are noted in the following table.
Common Name
Scientific Name
Objection
Ash, Blue
Fraxinus quadrangulata
3
Ash, European
Fraxinus excelsior
3
Ash, Green
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
3
Ash, White
Fraxinus americana
3
Bamboo
Phyllostachys
4
Birch, European White
Betula pendula
3
Boxelder
Acer negundo
2
Cherry, Black
Prunus serotina
1, 2
Cottonwood
Populus deltoides
1
Elm, American
Ulmus americana
3
Elm, Siberian
Ulmus pumila
1
Empress Tree
Paulownia spp.
2, 4
Honeysuckle, Amur
Lonicera maackii
4
Locust, Black
Robinia pseudoacacia
1
Maple, Silver
Acer saccharinum
2
Mulberry, Red
Morus rubra
1, 4
Mulberry, White
Morus alba
1, 4
Osage-orange
Maclura pomifera
1
Pear, (ornamental) all varieties including Bradford Pears
Pyrus calleryana
2, 4
Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana
1
Poplar Lombardy
Populus nigra
1, 2
Russian olive
Elaeagnus angustifolia
1, 2
Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestria
3
Sweetgum (common)
Liquiodambar styraciflua
1
Tree-of-Heaven
Ailanthus altissima
2
Walnut, Black
Juglans nigra
1
Willow
Salix spp.
2, 4