Tree suggestion

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by coxslawncare, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. coxslawncare

    coxslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    I've got a commercial property that the owner has asked about replacing some trees that were pruned back to far. I'm from Virginia and I am looking for a tree that will not grow much above 20 feet. Also need to have some clearance under the first branches because these trees will be very close to the road, and visibility when leaving is an issue. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. jim_g

    jim_g LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I'll throw out a flowering dogwood as a possibility. Beautiful tree that is just about right for what you are asking.

    They average around 20' but can get bigger. If they do want to get big, they grow slowly enough that occasional trimming can keep them in line.
  3. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Close to the road might indicate a narrow tree, Use columnar hornbeam Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
    A wider area could use crape myrtle, people can see through the clear limbs.

    Both of these choices will tolerate the dry severe commercial location conditions

    Flowering dogwood needs a much more moderate location...full sun in a commercial location is death. In your area think back 2 weeks when they were all blooming, the dogwoods were in wooded areas.

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