dwarf tree full sun

cleancutsolutions

LawnSite Member
Location
Sieper, LA
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.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

RussellB

LawnSite Fanatic
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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alexschultz1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
north of atlanta
try a nice Japanese maple, a bloodgood should be on the lower end of the prices and will get around 20'-25' tall
 

alexschultz1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
north of atlanta
Upload a picture and I'll design it for you on my design software
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andyslawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Palmetto, GA
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.
 

andyslawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Palmetto, GA
Upload a picture and I'll design it for you on my design software
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Which software do you use? I'm thinking of upgrading my pro landscapes version 12....
 

BrendonTW

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Oklahoma City
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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