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Compatible Species List

Use this list as a guide when selecting greenery for your property.

Deciduous Vines

Plant on trellises to shade walls and windows on the south side of your home, or use an arbor to create a pleasant sitting area that also provides shade to the home.

Common Name

Actinidia Actinidia

Akebia quinata

Boston Ivy Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Clematis Clematis recta
Climbing Hydrangea Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Dutchman's Pipe Aristolochia gigantea
Grape Vines Vitis vinifera
Honeysuckle Lonicera alseuosmoides
Porcelain Vine Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
Silver Fleece Polygonum aubertii
Trumpet Creeper Campsis radicans
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Wisteria Wisteria floribunda
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Insulating Shrubs

Plant densely, 4 to 5 feet away from the foundation wall of your house to create natural insulation.

Common Name

Bird's Nest Spruce Picea abies 'Nidiformis'
Creeping Juniper Cupressaceae Juiperus horizontalis Moench
Dwarf Boxwood Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
Japanese Yew Taxux cuspidata
Wintercreeper Eunonymus fortunei var, radicans

3 to 8 feet

Common Name

Azalea Rhododendron
Boxwood Buxus sempervirens
Juniper Juiperus horizontalis
Rhododendron Rhododendron
Yew Taxus

Over 8 feet

Common Name

Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis
Boxwood Buxus sempervirens
Dwarf Alberta Spruce Picea glauca 'Conica'
Dwarf Norway Spruce Picea abies 'Compacta'
Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Picea pungens 'R.H. Montgomery'
Holly Ilex
Japanese Andromeda Pieris japonica
Juniper Juniperus horizontalis
Mountain Laurel Kalmia latifolia
Mugo Pine Pinus mugo Turra
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Deciduous Trees

Plant at least 15 feet from the house, on the east, west and south sides for shading

Less than 20 feet – Compatible with power lines

Common Name

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Cornus mas
Crimson Cloud English Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata superba
Eastern Redbud Cercis Canadensis
Flowering Almond Prunus triloba
Fringetree Chionathus virginicus
Hopa Crabapple Malus 'Hopa'
Japanese Maple Acer palmatum
Kousa Dogwood Cornus kousa
Mary Potter Crabapple Malus 'Mary Potter'
Purple Leaf Flowering Plum Prunus cerasifera
Red Flowering Dogwood Cornus rubra
Rose Sargent's Crabapple Malus sargentil 'rosea'
Star Magnolia Magnolia stellata
Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn Crataegus crusgalli inermis
Titarian Maple Acer tataricum
Trinity Flowering Pear Pyrus calleryana 'Trinity'
White Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida

Less than 25 feet – Plant 15 feet away from power lines

Common Name

Amur Maple Acer ginnala
Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis
Globe Norway Maple Acer pltanoides globosum
Jackii Siberian Crabapple Malus baccata var. Jackii
Japanese Tree Lilac Syringe amurense japonica
Kwanzan Cherry Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
Lavalle Hawthorn Crataegus lavallei
Ohio Pioneer Doted Hawthorn Crataegus punctata 'Ohio Pioneer'
Purple Leaf Flowering Plum Prunus cerasifera
Red Flowering Dogwood Cornus rubra
Shatung Maple Acer truncatum
Snowdrift Crabapple Malus 'snowdrift'
Upright Siberian Crabapple Malus baccata f. Columnaris
White Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida
White Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginincus

Less than 40 feet – Plant 15 feet away from power lines

Common Name

Allegheny Serviceberry Amelanchier laevis
American Hophornbeam Ostrya virginiana
Amur Corktree Phellodendron amurense
Apple Serviceberry Amelanchier X grandifolia
Armstrong Red Maple Acer rubrum 'Armstrong'
Autumn Blaze Callery Pear Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze'
Chanticleer Callery Pear Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
Coumnar Sargent Cherry Prunus sargetii 'Columnaris'
Crimson Sentry Maple Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'
Downy Shadblow Amelanchier canadensis
European Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia
European Hornbeam Carnipus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Goldenspire Sugar Maple Acer saccharum 'Goldenspire'
Golden Raintree Koelreuteria paniculata
Greenspire Little-leaf Linden Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'
Hedge Maple Acer campestre
Imperial Honeylocust Gelditsia triacanthos 'Impcole'
Pyramidal American Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana 'Pyramidalis'
Redspire Callery Pear Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire'
Spring Snow Crabapple Malus 'Spring Snow'
Sweetbay Magnolia Magnolia virginiana
Washington Hawthorn Crataegus phaenopyrum

Over 40 feet – Plant at least 35 feet away from power lines

Common Name

Autumn Flame Red Maple Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'
Baldcypress Taxodium distichum
Black Tupel Nyssa sylvatica
Copper Beech Fagus Sylvatica
Crimson King Norway Maple Acer platanoides 'Crimwson King'
Dawn Redwood Metasquoia glyptostroboides
European Larch Larix decidua
Green Mountain Sugar Maple Acer saccharum 'PNI 0285'
Heritage River Birch Betula nigra 'Heritage'
Katsura Tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Legend American Linden Tilia americana 'Wandell'
Parkway Norway Maple Acer platanoides 'Columnarbroad'
Pin Oak Quercus palustris
Princeton Sentry Ginkgo Gingko biloba 'PNI 2720'
Shademaster Honeylocust Gleditsia Triacanthos 'PNI 2835'
Thornless Honey Locust Gleditsia Triacanthos var. Inermis
Village Green Japanese Zelkova Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'


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To create an effective windbreak, plant to the northwest, with the ends of the windbreak extending well beyond both ends of the house, and at least 50 feet away from your home and driveway

Common Name

Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis
Blue Spruce Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce Picea pungens Engelm
Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii
Leyland Cypress Cupressocyparis leylandii
Norway Spruce Picea abies
Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana
White Spruce Picea glauca
White Fir Abies concolor
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