Trees

QUGA header

Click on the species name to see photographs of the plant from the University of Washington Herbarium’s Plants of Washington Image Collection

For the latest Tree availability click the LINK at the bottom of this page

NamesHeightExposureDrought TolerantCommentContainer Sizes
Abies grandis
grand fir
100-150’+S, PSHLarge conifer from low to mid elevations on both sides of Cascades; most drought tolerant true fir40ci, #2, Treepot
Acer circinatum
vine maple
10-25′PSHSingle trunk or multi-branched tree, good for shaded spots, moist soil. Great fall color: yellow, orange and red. Peshastin seed source. 40ci, #1, #2
Acer glabrum ssp. douglasii
Douglas maple
10-25′S, PSHXPrefers partial shade. A more drought-tolerant maple. Fall color yellow to crimson; red twigs, bright green spring lvs40ci, #1, #2
Acer macrophyllum
bigleaf maple
40-50′S, PSHLarge, spreading tree, with v. broad leaves. Yellow fall color. Seed source Peshastin, adapted to region’s climate 40ci, #1, #2, #5
Alnus incana
mountain alder
20-35′S, PSHSmall tree found in drainages and in moist areas. Fast-growing, nitrogen fixer. Attractive light-colored bark.40ci, #1, #2, #5
Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata
Sitka alder
8-18′S, PSHShrubby, small tree, thicket-forming, found on moist slopes in the mountains 40ci, #1, #2
Betula occidentalis
water birch
20-30′S, PSHGraceful tree with drooping branches and coppery-brown bark. Yellow fall color. Found in moist sites, along streams.40ci, #1, #2, #5
Betula papyrifera
paper birch
40-60′S, PSHTall deciduous tree with distinctive white bark on older specimens, found across northern tier of North America40ci, #1, #2
Crataegus douglasii
Douglas hawthorn
12-20′S, PSHXCompact tree with white flower clusters in spring, small purple-black fruits. 1″ thorns. Wildlife food source.40ci, #1, #2, #5
Juniperus scopulorum
Rocky Mountain juniper
10-25′SXXSlow growing bushy small tree, quite drought tolerant. Gray-green leaves, blue berry-like cones#1, #2, #5, Treepot
Larix occidentalis
Western larch
100-150’+S, PSHDeciduous conifer, with straight, tapering trunk. Soft light green needles turn golden yellow in fall.40ci, #1, #2, #5, Treepot
Picea engelmannii
Engelmann spruce
50-150′S, PSHFound in eastern Cascades forest, needles 0.5-1″ long, usually bluish-green, sharp pointed40ci, Treepot
Pinus contorta var. latifolia
lodgepole pine
40-120′SXTwo-needle pine from cold, dry sites in the mountains; can form dense stands40ci, Treepot
Pinus ponderosa
Ponderosa Pine
90-150′SXWidespread conifer of Inland Northwest. Long needles in groups of three, distinctive red bark on mature trees.40ci, #2, #5, Treepot, Treepot2
Populus tremuloides
quaking aspen
25-50′SStraight-trunked tree found in groves. White-barked, heart-shaped leaves “quake” in breeze, golden fall color. 40ci, #1, #2, #5
Populus trichocarpa
black cottonwood
90-120′SLarge, fast-growing tree. Large green leaves, silvery below, yellow in fall. Habitat is moist soils, flood plains.40ci, #1, #2, #5
Pseudotsuga menziesii v. glauca
Douglas fir
80-120′S, PSHXLarge tree often found in association with Ponderosa pine east of Cascades. Interior var. more drought-tolerant. 40ci, #2, #5, Treepot, Treepot2
Quercus garryana
Garry oak
35-50′SXOnly WA oak. Deciduous, slow top growth in early years. From Kittitas Co. seed source 40ci, Treepot, Treepot2
Thuja plicata
Western red cedar
80-120′S, PSHLarge conifer of the mountains, moister habitats. Dark green scale like leaves; reddish, fibrous bark40ci, #2, Treepot, #5, #10

 S=Sun, PSH=Partial Shade, SH=Shade

Check Availability

To see our availability of Trees and learn how to order, visit our Ordering Page here.