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Sunny South Florida

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ProScapeOM, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. ProScapeOM

    ProScapeOM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    What is a good tree for shade that is fast growing. What is the best time of year to plant it?
  2. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    Best shade tree, one with leaves:) Couldn't help myself. Have you seen these Colorado trees I think they're called Austree? Grow 15' their first. In ten years they'd be 200 feet high. Impressive huh?
  3. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    just trying to help, how big do you want the tree to be and do you want it to be a flowering tree? give back some info, so the guys can halp.
  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    Not many of us have the opportunity to plant in subtropical areas. Are you in zone 9? My memory of living in Florida is a bit hazy, but are live oaks or banyon trees a possiblity? I know that both become large shade trees. Surely someone near you will have suggestions. Is there a large nursery nearby that you can get ideas by walking around?
  5. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    Southern Wax Myrtle ...Southern Magnolia ...Weeping Yew ...Pongam ....West Indian Cherry ....Drive around ....find an expample of your needs ....snip off a short branch ....take it to a local established Nursey (not home depot) ask em what it is .....and bingo ...installation can really be year round outside of Nov-Feb

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