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trees for shaded area

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobbygedd, May 11, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    need suggestions for 95% shade. customer wants 6-7 foot trees, the only thing i come up with are hemlocks. ideas?
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Cornus florida, Cornus kuosa, Cercis canadensis, Crataegus spp.

    Basically anything that is an "understory" tree should do fine. Japanese maples can survive in shade too.

    Just don't expect a "shade" type of tree to grow there!

  3. Ice_Gargoylle

    Ice_Gargoylle LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 60

    when you go to buy the formentioned trees...try to get less dense trees. kind of like a pear tree dense. some growers will prune stock for a compact, large caliper, resource hogging tree. try to find less dense with larger branches. if any dense tree, even meant for shade, actually is planted, alot of leaves will drop and by the second year the little twiggies that packed the middle will all be dead.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    serviceberry will take shade quite well.
  5. DowntoEarthLLC

    DowntoEarthLLC LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 121

    eastsern redbud.

    And I'm sure many others. Hope it helps.

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