Plant Selection for Windbreaks in Central Oregon

Evergreen Trees

  • Juniperus chinensis Chinese juniper varieties
  • Juniperus occidentalis Western juniper
  • Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain juniper
  • Juniperus virginiana Eastern redcedar
  • Pinus aristata Bristlecone pine
  • Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf’s Pyramid' Vanderwolf’s pine
  • Pinus mugo Mugo pine
  • Pinus nigra Austrian pine
  • Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa pine
  • Picea glauca var densata Black Hills spruce
  • Picea pungens Colorado spruce
  • Picea pungens glauca Colorado blue spruce

Shrubs

  • Amorpha fruticosa False indigo or indigobush
  • Caragana arborescens Siberian peashrub
  • Rhus species Sumacs
  • Cotoneaster species Cotoneasters
  • Prunus species Plums & cherries
  • Prunus virginiana Chokecherry
  • Rosa species Shrub roses
  • Shepherdia argentea Silver buffaloberry
  • Syringa vulgaris Common lilac
  • Ribes aureum Golden currant

Deciduous Trees

  • Populus species Poplars, cottonwoods, aspen
  • Salix species Willows
  • Gleditsia triacanthos inermis Thornless honeylocust varieties
  • Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust
  • Celtis occidentalis Hackberry
  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash (Susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer)
  • Ulmus species Elms

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