Shade area for trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by scraper69, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    WHat type of taller ornamental tree would you put in a location with mostly shade.. early morning sun only. Customer wants a weeping cherry or mulberry. what would you use.?? oh said last tree previous homeonwner put in died. Was a weeping cherry, 1yr old. or so. I noticed the hole and didnt look properly dug / installed
     
  2. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Redbud or dogwood for filtered sun/shade
     
  3. gil

    gil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Scraper69, is that location where you want to put the tree very humid?. What kind of irrigation do they use?
    Treedoc1, what about Magnolia? certainly it will not show the flowers as it fullest but i think that can be a good tree for that location
     
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Amelanchier arborea will take shade. Also, as mentioned, some Magnolia species. Or, think "understory trees" - they will do fine also.
     
  5. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
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    "Morning All", all those sound like good choices, but was the tree that died a "Home Depot" tree, 1 yr old?...........Food for thought? :)
     
  6. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    not too sure if was a HD tree or what, but i really dont want to risk a mulberry or cherry dying in the same spot. they really want one though...
    i think i will push the dogwood. variety?? unknown
     
  7. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    i would use acer palmatum dissectum 'waterfall'
     
  8. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    I agree with scaby...Acer palmatum. My favourite is "Bloodgood". Cornus was also a very good suggestion. Cercis canadensis will tolerate shade but I've found they are much happier in mostly sunny locations. Halesia and Arbutus unedo do well in shade as well. Of course, there are alot of large shrubs that can be trained into small trees....
     
  9. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    What about dogwood.? i also like bloodgood maples
     
  10. gil

    gil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Make sure to do a soil test. you may find what caused the other tree to die.
     

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