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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cdmcg, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. cdmcg

    cdmcg LawnSite Member
    from SE, PA
    Messages: 11

    I am in the planing process of starting a nursery and while I was reading some threads I thought I would throw this out there. Looking for your top 2 best selling deciduous trees for zone 6 thanks.

    PS. please over look the bradford pear I think the poor guy has been beat up enough LOL.
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    Zone 6 sounds like the tropics to me, but when I lived in zone 5 I loved laceleaf Japanese Maples.
  3. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I cant really say my top two since I used at least 1 or 2 of each of the following last yr. depending on the site and effect.

    Shade trees- Oaks (red, scarlet and pin)

    Maples (Crimson king,October glory, norway)

    Pears (cleveland select, redspire, chanticleer) in place of brad.


    Flowering trees- Cherry (kwansan, weeping snow and weeping pink)

    Crabapple (indian magic)

    Dogwoods (pink, white, kousa)

    Plum (thundercloud and newport)

    Magnolia (star)


    [Edited by Ocutter on 02-22-2001 at 08:38 AM]
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I like "The" Cooper Beech best, and the Paper Bark Maple holds a close second.


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