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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Trees for alkaline soil Reply with quote

Hi all,

First post here. Would be grateful if anyone could recommend suitable medium sized trees to grow in alkaline soil. I want to plant a few along each side of the driveway (100 foot long), they would be well spaced apart but I don't want them to grow too big, maybe 12-15 foot max in height. They should also have colourful leaves. i.e. not just green. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first thoughts would be purple leafed crabapples such as Malus 'Royalty' or Malus purpurea 'Neville Copeman'


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks James, they look great.
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Amelanchier.
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