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Old 12-28-2011, 12:13 PM
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dwarf tree full sun

What is a good dwarf/ornamental/specimen tree to be planted in landscape bed next to building that can handle full sun? We are in zone 8 and will be installing irrigation system.

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Old 12-28-2011, 12:18 PM
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I gave up on looking for a ornamental tree that will take full sun and will only plant crepe myrtles now unless the owner waves the guarantee.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:55 PM
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try a nice Japanese maple, a bloodgood should be on the lower end of the prices and will get around 20'-25' tall
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:00 PM
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Both suggestions are solid; a crape myrtle will be more reliable, the Jap. maple will probably be showier...
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:21 PM
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:19 PM
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Japanese Maples...
Crimson Queen, Ever red, Garnet, Inaba shidare, XRed Dragon, Tamukeyama, Xvirdis, are all shorter than bloodgood and equally as beautiful.

What height and spread are you looking for?

Against a building could also use a wide variety of evergreen trees.

A photo of its location would certainly help.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:20 PM
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You do NOT want to use a Japanese maple. We have a hard enough time growing them in zone -6 in the shade. They must be protected from the hot wind even in the shade. Crapemyrtle would be good, or eastern/oklahoma redbud.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:42 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. This is a great thread.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:11 AM
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Go with a pine tree, topiary shaped into a bonsai form. As in the following photos. You can't go wrong with that. They can handle plenty of heat!
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