Urban Tree Species Directory

This is a directory of the tree species that you are likely to see in San Francisco.

Not all of these trees are appropriate as street trees and FUF does not plants trees that will not thrive in the urban environment.

Because San Francisco has a variety of micro-climates and conditions, the location of your property is a big factor in choosing a suitable tree. A tree that thrives in the Mission neighborhood, for example, may not thrive in the Sunset.

Click any species below to see photos and detailed information about it. Use the Tree Sorter at right to show tree species that match your preferences or that are suited to certain conditions.

Want help identifying an existing tree in your neighborhood?  Try the Urban Tree Key, or try looking it up on the Urban Forest Map.

Common Names Scientific Names
American Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Rotundiloba’/ ‘Palo Alto’/ ‘Burgundy’/ ‘Festival’
Australian Tea Tree Leptospermum laevigatum
Australian Willow Geijera parviflora
Autumn Blaze Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'
Bailey’s Acacia Acacia baileyana
Black Acacia Acacia melanoxylon
Brazilian Pepper Tree Schinus terebinthifolia
Brisbane Box Lophostemon confertus (formerly Tristania conferta)
Bronze Loquat Eriobotrya deflexa
Cajeput Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia
California Buckeye Aesculus californica
California Lilac Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’
Camphor Tree Cinnamomum camphora
Carob Tree Ceratonia siliqua
Carrotwood Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Catalina Cherry Prunus lyonii
Champaca Magnolia champaca (Michelia champaca)
Chinese Elm Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’ / ‘Sempervirens’ / ‘True Green’
Chinese Flame Tree Koelreuteria bipinnata
Chinese Pistache Pistacia chinensis
Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia
Cork Oak Quercus suber
Crepe Myrtle Lagerstroemia ‘Tuscarora’/ ‘Natchez’
Daybreak Cherry Prunus x yedoensis ‘Akebono’
Dracaena Palm Cordyline australis
English Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata
European White Birch Betula pendula
Evergreen Ash Fraxinus uhdei
Evergreen Pear Pyrus kawakamii
Fern Pine Afrocarpus gracilior (formerly Podocarpus gracilior)
Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius
Flaxleaf Paperbark Melaleuca linariifolia
Flowering Cherry Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’
Flowering Pear Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’/ ‘New Bradford’/ ‘Aristocrat’
Flowering Plum Prunus x blireana
Glossy Privet Ligustrum lucidum
Gold Medallion Tree Cassia leptophylla
Golden Rain Tree Koelreuteria paniculata
Grecian Laurel Laurus nobilis
Griselinia Griselinia littoralis
Heath Melaleuca Melaleuca ericifolia
Honeylocust Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Shademaster’
Italian Stone Pine Pinus pinea
Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia
Japanese Blueberry Tree Elaeocarpus decipiens
Japanese Flowering Crabapple Malus floribunda ‘Prarie Fire’
Japanese Maple Acer palmatum
Karo Pittosporum crassifolium
Kohuhu, Black Pittosporum Pittosporum tenuifolium
Lemon Bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus
Lemonwood Tree Pittosporum eugeniodes
Linden Tilia cordata
London Plane Tree Platanus x hispanica ‘Columbia’/ ‘Yarwood’/ ‘Bloodgood’
Maidenhair Tree Ginkgo biloba
Mayten Maytenus boaria ‘Green Showers’
Mediterranean Fan Palm Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Mountain She-Oak, Beefwood Allocasuarina verticillata
Myoporum Myoporum laetum 'Clean n Green'
New Zealand Christmas Tree Metrosideros excelsa
New Zealand Tea Tree Leptospermum scoparium
Olive Tree Olea europaea ‘Majestic Beauty’/ ‘Fruitless’/ ‘Swan Hill’
Oriental Sweetgum Liquidambar orientalis
Pepper Tree Schinus molle
Peppermint Willow Agonis flexuosa
Pink Melaleuca Melaleuca nesophila
Primrose Tree Lagunaria patersonii
Purple Robe Locust Robinia x ambigua 'Purple Robe'
Purple-Leaf Plum Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’
Queen Palm Syagrus romanzoffiana
Raywood Ash Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood'
Red Horsechestnut Aesculus carnea
Red Ironbark Eucalyptus sideroxylon ‘Rosea’
Red Maple Acer rubrum
Red-flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia
River Birch Betula nigra
Saucer Magnolia Magnolia x soulangiana
Scarlet Oak Quercus coccinea
Silver Dollar Gum Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Small-Leaf Tristania Tristaniopsis laurina (formerly Tristania laurina)
Soapbark Tree Quillaja saponaria
Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
Strawberry Tree Arbutus 'Marina'
Sweet Hakea Hakea suaveolens
Sweet Michelia Magnolia doltsopa (Michelia doltsopa)
Sweetshade Hymenosporum flavum
Trident Maple Acer buergeranum
Victorian Box Pittosporum undulatum
Vine Maple Acer circinatum
Washington Thorn Crataegus phaenopyrum
Weeping Bottlebrush Callistemon viminalis
Western Redbud Cercis occidentalis
White Ash Fraxinus americana
White Mulberry Morus alba “fruitless”
Windmill Palm Trachycarpus fortunei

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