18.46.100   ALL VEGETATION.
   All vegetation, including required landscaping, shall comply with the provisions of this section.
   .010   Preventing Structural Damage.  Trees that have a shallow root system that may damage nearby structures, such as foundations, walls and sidewalks, shall be avoided.  A root barrier at least twenty-four (24) inches deep shall be used for any tree planted less than five (5) feet from sidewalks, paved areas, and other structures potentially subject to root damage.
   .020   Tree/Landscaping Interference.  Trees or other landscaping shall not be planted or maintained in locations where the variety or size of the tree or plant will cause it to interfere with vehicular or pedestrian travel or with overhead utility lines and/or other public improvements.
   .030   Annoying Flowers and Fruits.  Trees or other plants that produce flowers or fruit shall not be placed where the flowers or fruit will cause a nuisance or hazard.
   .040   Shrub Height.  Shrubs and similar plants near driveways shall be selected and maintained so as not to exceed three (3) feet in height within seven (7) feet from the adjacent public right-of-way unless a greater height is approved by the City Traffic and Transportation Manager if he orshe determines that the plant material does not impact line-of-sight visibility of an adjacent fence or wall.
   .050   Landscaping Within the Front Setback in Single-Family Residential Zones.  In order to maintain attractive front yards, the following landscape requirements shall apply to required front setback areas in all Single-Family Residential Zones:
      .0501   Landscaping shall be provided within required front setback areas, excepting (i) permitted driveway locations illustrated in Planning Standard (Driveway Locations for Single-Family Residences), and (ii) walkways leading to front doors and/or side and rear yards.  Permitted driveways and walkways shall occupy no more than fifty percent (50%) of the required front setback area.
      .0502   Landscaping shall consist of live plant materials (e.g., trees, grasses, plants, shrubs, flowers, etc.) or artificial turf, and may include earth tone decorative organic or inorganic materials (e.g., bark, mulch, decomposed granite, rocks, etc.).
      .0503   Live plant materials or artificial turf shall be used as the primary ground cover, with the use of decorative organic or inorganic materials limited to pathways, landscape borders, and complementary decorative features.
      .0504   Live plant materials shall be provided in a quantity and manner resulting in a minimum of 75% live plant material coverage within the required landscape area at maturity.
   .060   Planting on Slopes.  Landscaping on hillside areas, as defined in Section 17.06.020 (Definitions), shall comply with the provisions of Section 17.06.132 (Slope Planting Categorization) and other applicable sections of Chapter 17.06 (Grading, Excavations and Hills in Hillside Areas) of the Anaheim Municipal Code.  (Ord. 5920  1 (part); June 8, 2004:  Ord. 6101 § 44; April 22, 2008:  Ord. 6286 § 36;  September 3, 2013:  Ord. 6317 § 18; March 3, 2015.)