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What tree do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Expert Lawns, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    I have a customer that would like a single tree planted in her yard. I don't do many trees, usually just mulch installs and bushes/shrubs. She wants it in the middle of her front yard. This is in a neighborhood where the HOA only allows a certain amount of trees per house. She has no trees yet, but does have nice landscaping. I just can't think off the top of my head what kind to install. Any ideas are appreciated. No fruit trees like apple, pear etc. Maybe one that blooms nicely in the spring? Thanks guys
  2. broske

    broske LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Dogwoods are nice spring color,crabapples are very nice the floribunda varieties are nice.Kousa dogwood is very nice and bloom alittle bit later late may into june disease resistant too low maintenance except for some pruning.Good luck.
  3. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    What's the desired fully-grown size of this tree? Deiciduous or evergreen??

    Japanese tree lilacs are lovely and can be grown as single or multiple trunks. They max out at 25 or so feet.
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    What size is the front yard?
  5. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    I'd go with a non-fruiting Weeping Cherry, or a Cleaveland Pear. The dogwood idea is pretty good too.

    Just take a stroll around your local nursery/garden center. I'm sure they will be able to help you pick the right tree for the spot. :)

  6. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    How about a Red Bud that will bloom nice purple flowers in the spring, or on the opposite end a Blue Atlas Cedar. Just a thought.
  7. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    service berry my favorite
  8. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    thanks guys. i'll take a picture of the yard this week when i mow it. this will give you a better feel for what i'm working with. i'm looking into the ideas you've given so far.
  9. ken0564

    ken0564 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    how bout a variety of willow...(weeping, curly, red curly).....mimosa????
  10. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    Not to start an arguement, but the only place I'd put a willow is along a stram bank. The tree has serious surface roots, holds leaves until after snow is on the ground (in Erie, PA.), attracts aphids, and loses limbs in high wind.

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