Re: [gardeners] Need tree suggestions

David G Smith (
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 11:20:50 -0500

How about a redbud?  Or maybe you are too far south.


At 09:30 AM 1/29/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I'm re-landscaping the area around my front door, and I need some tree
>Here's what I'm looking for:
>-small, 10-15' tops
>-upright habit, not a "fat" tree
>-open branching
>-attractive foliage, or attractive trunk - it's a front-door tree, it has to
>look good up close
>It will have eastern exposure, morning light only (until 1:00 PM or so),
>moderate moisture
>(not too dry, not too wet), and will be well-protected from wind.  I prefer
>no foliage in winter,
>because I want to be able to string lights in it at Christmas, plus I just
>like the naked effect <g>.
>Berries would be OK, too.  I want to put one on either side of the walk.  A
>shrub that could be
>trained as a tree would be OK, also.
>I'll put crepe myrtles there if I don't get a better suggestion, but I
>already have several of those,
>and they get used so much in the South, so I'm looking for an alternative.