Re: [gardeners] Need tree suggestions

Harry Boswell (
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 10:55:02 -0600

Nyet, I'm right in the midst of redbud territory, but they get too tall -
I've got one
that's easily 30 feet.  My wife would kill me, unless there's a dwarf

----- Original Message -----
From: David G Smith <>
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Sent: Friday, January 29, 1999 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Need tree suggestions

>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
>>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
>>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.
>>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.