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List of species

The collection of street trees in Barcelona is made up of over 100 different species, which in addition to boosting biodiversity, increases the charm of urban scenery and lets city residents enjoy a great wealth of wooded areas. The plane tree (Platanus x hispanica) is the most common of all the species, followed by the European Hackberry (Celtis australis). The Pagoda Tree (Sophora japonica), the Lombardy Black Poplar (Populus nigra 'Italica'), the Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila), the Rosewood or Tipu tree (Tipuana tipu), the Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), the Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus), the White Cedar (Melia azedarach), the Broad-leaf Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) and the Box Elder (Acer negundo) are other tree species which are most commonly found in the city.

There are over 6,000 different species of palm trees in the streets of Barcelona, five of which account for the majority of them. The most common is the True Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera), followed by the Washingtonias (Washingtonia robusta and Washingtonia filifera) and the Mediterranean Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis). Another noteworthy palm tree is the Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis), even though it is not quite as common.

List of tree species

List of palm trees

Rieres d'Horta botanical walk

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