In an effort to beautify our city, improve our community and environment, the City of Colton is partnering with our residents and businesses to plant and care for trees in our parkways.
Our vision is that every neighborhood will benefit from trees that provide cooling shade, clean our air, reduce energy consumption, and provide a more inviting and vibrant place to live, play, and work.
Trees not only beautify the City of Colton, but they also welcome shade on streets and sidewalks. Essentially, trees also help fight climate change by removing carbon from the atmosphere. The city has examined the best trees for our geographical area and has made a list of Approved City Trees.
Pin Oak - Quercus palustris Deciduous 40-60' X 20-35' Moderate growth rate
Chinese Flame Tree - Koelreuteria bipinnata Deciduous Moderate to slow-growing 20-30' X 25-30' Special Features - Attractive flowers
Sawleaf Zelkova - zelkova serrata Deciduous Moderate to fast growth rate 50-65' X 50'
Chinese Elm - Ulmus parvifolia 'Allee' Deciduous Moderate to fast growth rate 40-50' X 30-40'
Chinese Pistache - Pistacia Chinensis Deciduous Moderate to fast growth rate 25-35' X 25-35'
Valley Oak - Quercus lobata Deciduous 40-60' X 30-40' Moderate growth rate
London Plane Tree - (AKA Sycamore) Platanus acerifolia 'Columbia' Deciduous Moderate to fast-growing Mature Height & Spread - 40-80' feet x 30-40' Interesting bark, Fall Berry clusters, Resistant to Anthracnose and Mildew
Brisbane Box - Lophostemon confertus Evergreen Moderate to fast-growing Mature Height & Spread - 30-45' x 25' Special Features - Attractive Bark, Low Water Use
Silk Tree - Albizia julibrissin Deciduous Slow to moderate growing 20-40' X 20-40' Special Features - Attractive flowers