§ 157.061  LANDSCAPING REQUIRED.
   (A)   Landscaping defined.  Landscaping shall include any or a combination of the following trees, ornamental shrubs, earthen berms, flowers, ground cover, plant materials, sod, mulch, grass, decorative rock or bark.
 
TREES RECOMMENDED FOR THE DURANT AREA
COMMON NAME
BOTANICAL NAME
EVERGREEN/ DECIDUOUS
HEIGHT/ WIDTH
SOIL
WATER
EXPOSURE
SMALL TREES
Amur Maple
Acer ginnala
D
20' x 15'
MC, PD
L
S, PSH
Crepe Myrtle
Lagerstoremia indica
D
15' x 10'
MD
L
S, PSH
Flowering Dogwood
Cornus flordia
D
25' x 25'
MD
M
PSH
Holly, Possumhaw
Ilex decidua
D
15' x 10'
PD
MM
S, PSH
Purpleleaf Plum
Prunus cerasifera
D
20' x 10'
MD
M
S
Redbud*
Cercix canadensis
D
20' x 15'
MD
L
S, PSH
Smoke Tree
Cotinus eoggyria
D
15' x 10'
MD
L
S
Saucer Magnolia
Magnolia soulangiana
D
20' x 10'
WD
M
PSH
Callery Pear
Pyrus calleryana
D
25' x 35'
MD
M
S
Shantung Maple
Acer truncatum
D
25' x 25'
MD
M
S, PSH
*Official state tree of Oklahoma
MEDIUM TREES
Ash, Green
Fraxinus Pennsylvanica
D
60' x 40'
MD
M
S
Sassafrass
Sassafras albidum
D
40' x 30'
MD
M
S
Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum
D
60' x 30'
MD, PD
L
S
Caddo Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum
D
50' x 40'
MD
L
S
Chinese Pistachio
Pistacia chinensis
D
40' x 30'
MD
L
S
Honeylocust (thornless)
Gleditsiatriacathos
D
50' x 30'
MD
M
S
Kentucky Coffee Tree, Male
Gymnocladous dioica
D
50' x 30'
MD
M
S
Lacebark Elm
Ulmusparvifolia
D
50' x 35'
MD, PD
L
S, PSH
Loblolly Pine
Pinus taeda
D
50' x 20'
MD
M
S
Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora
E
50' x 35'
MD
M
S, PSH
Black Gum
Nyssa sylvatica
D
50' x 30'
MD
M
S
 
 
TREES RECOMMENDED FOR THE DURANT AREA
COMMON NAME
BOTANICAL NAME
EVERGREEN/
DECIDUOUS
HEIGHT/
WIDTH
SOIL
WATER
EXPOSURE
LARGE TREES
Live Oak
Quercus virdiniana
E
40' x  70'
MD, WD
M, L
S
Burr Oak
Quercus macrocarpa
D
70' x 70'
MD
M
S
Pecan
Carya illinoensis
D
80' x 40'
MD
L
S
Shumard Red Oak
Quercus shumardii
D
80' x 50'
MD
L
S
Sweet Gum
Liquidambar styraciflua
D
80' x 50'
MD
L
S
Water Oak
Quercus nigra
D
70' x 80'
MD
M
S
Gingk
Gingko bilboa
D
80' x 60'
MD, WD
M
S
Key:
Soil:  MD = Moderately drained   PD = Tolerates poor drainage   WD = Well-drained
Water:  L = Low      M = Moderate
Exposure:  S = Sun     PSH = Part shade
UNDESIRABLE TREES FOR PLANTING:
Russian Olive   Fruitless Mulberry   Silver Maple   Non-native Pines
Poplar      Bradford Pear      Tree of Heaven
 
   (B)   Landscaping.  All new construction will have landscaping adjacent to the frontage of building on any street or public right-of-way in commercially and residentially zoned properties.  The landscaping will be at least 5% of the total gross area of the lot.  A drawing and/or description of the landscaping will be submitted with the site plan or building permit.
   (C)   Landscape dumpsters.  Trash dumpsters on commercial property subject to public view will be screened by buildings, fences, walls, berms or landscape buffers.
   (D)   Clear sight triangle.  Landscaping shall not be obstructing traffic visibility at street intersections or at access points to streets.
(Ord. 1490, passed 1-10-06)