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Need your tree suggestions please.


 
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coconut
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Need your tree suggestions please. Reply with quote

Looking for some suggestions for a small tree/large shrub. I know a "small" tree can be up to 30ft or so, but I'm definitely looking for something smaller than that!

I have an area between the front wall of my house, and the garden wall, that is about 11ft from wall to wall - or 9 ft of grass area from outside wall as far in as the path. The outside wall is about 4ft high, so it's an open area. It gets pretty much full sun, but is exposed to winds (we're at the top of a hill).

I want to plant a small/dwarf tree or large tree-like shrub in the area, and would love some suggestions. I'd like something with a bit of colour. It would be directly outside my dining room window, and if it's something that grows to be fairly tall, it will be outside the bedroom window above.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drimys Lanceolata. (Mountain Pepper tree)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Coconut


Just going to throw a few personal favourites that are in your size range. Acer viridis, Acer griseum,Arbutus andrachnoides,Luma Appiculata,Cercis chinesis avondale ,Garrya elliptica and Disanthus cercidifolius .All beautiful small trees. Best of luck with your choice.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look into Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst' also know as the honeylocust.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much for all the suggestions, I'm off to research them now.
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