Approved Street Trees

If you want to plant new street trees or replace trees you are removing, view the list of the approved species you can plant in Hillsborough County.

If you plan to remove a street tree, view our Residential Tree Removal Guide for additional important information regarding their removal.

Characteristics legend

  • F - Flowering
  • E - Evergreen
  • D - Deciduous sheds leaves annually
  • N - Native
  • P - When replacing a street tree 2 palms must be planted for every street tree removed.
  • M - Permitted for use in a designated area within Hillsborough County only. View map for details.
  • X - Not acceptable for planting in internal or terminal landscape islands elements
  • C- Distance from the tree to curb or sidewalk must be a minimum 8' and minimum of 15' from utilities/hardscape

The view information links are for sheets or web pages on the tree, which includes pictures and/or illustrations of the trees .

  • Common name: Magnolia, Southern
  • Scientific name: Magnolia grandiflora Includes cultivars such as: 'Blanchard', 'Bracken Brown Beauty', 'Miss Chloe'
  • Characteristics: N, F, E
  • View information on Magnolia, Southern
  • Common name: Oak, Live
  • Scientific name: Quercus virginiana Includes cultivars such as: 'Highrise', 'Cathedral', 'Millenium'
  • Characteristics: N, E, C
  • View information on Oak, Live



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