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Selecting Trees for Transmission Rights of Way

Plant materials below 15 feet in height are approved for planting on Duke Energy's Electric Transmission Rights-of-Way in order to maintain the reliability of these major power lines that serve the public.

The following list of plants generally do not exceed 15 feet in mature height in the Carolina service area of Duke Energy's Electric Transmission under the environmental conditions that exist on our rights-of-way.   However, if over time the plants exceed the 15-foot limit, they will be subject to removal.

Keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive. Note that the height of different cultivars for a given species may vary.

Botanical Name Common Name

 Mature Height

 
Aesculus parvifolia Bottlebrush Buckeye

15'

Amelanchier canadensis Serviceberry

15'

Ternstroemai (Cleyara) japonica Japanese Cleyera

10'

Camellia sasanqua Sasanqua

10'

Corylopsis glabescens Fragrant Winterhazel

15'

Corylus americana American Filbert

15'

Cotinus coggygria Common Smoketree

15'

Exochorda racemosa Pearlbush

15'

Hamamelis mollis Chinese Witchhazel

15'

Hamamelis vernalis Vernal Witchhazel

10'

Hibiscus syriacus Rose-of-Sharon

10'

Hydrangea quercifolia Oak-leafed Hydrangea

12'

Ilex cornuta burfordi nana Dwarf Burford Holly

10'

Ilex crenata Japanese Holly

10'

Ilex verticillata Winterberry

15'

Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzi’ Hetzi Juniper

12'

Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush

10'

Lagerstroemia india (cultivars under 15-ft) Crepe Myrtle

15'

Loropetallum chinense Loropetallum

12'

Prunus ‘Holly Jolivette’ Holly Jolivette Flowering Cherry

15'

Punica granatum Pomegranate

15'

Syringa vulgaris Common Lilac

15'

Viburnum burkwoodi Burkwood Viburnum

10'

Viburnum dilatatum Linden Viburnum

10'

Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum Doublefile Viburnum

10'

Viburnum prunifolium Blackhaw Viburnum

15'

Viburnum rhytidophylloides Lantanaphyllum Viburnum

12'

Viburnum rhytidophyllum Leatherleaf Viburnum

15'

Viburnum sargenti Sargent’s Viburnum

15'

Viburnum tinus Lauristinus Viburnum

8'

Vitex negundo Chasetree

15'

Crepe Myrtle Cultivars That Generally Do Not Exceed 15-Feet Height
Acoma Apalachee Caddo Comanche
Hopi Lipan Osage Pecos
Sioux Tonto Yuma Zuni