Which of these trees is most ornamental?

rosieo(7 NC)May 14, 2013

After a flurry of buying and planting the orchard with semidwarf trees, I have 3 large/standard size trees left over. There's no more room in the orchard so I'll have to fit them into the landscape somewhere. I need to know which is the most and the least "ornamental" so I know which should get the focus and which should be hidden in the back.

Persimmon: Prok
Pear: Honeysweet
Mulberry: Illinois Everbearing

I also got a couple of $5 standard size mulberry trees from the Henry Fields sale. Are they ornamental at all or should I hide them out back somewhere? To be honest, I just got them just because they were cheap. :) I figured the livestock or the birds could eat them. If they're ugly I can hide them in the back pasture.

Also, I wanted to say thanks. I spent a lot of time researching this board and learned a lot from you guys. Thanks for being so generous with your opinions and your time and advice. So thank you!

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franktank232(z5 WI)

My guess is mulberry, but i have no idea what a persimmon looks like. Pears tend to be very pyramidal...like a Christmas tree...at least the ones i've grown or seen growing.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 7:20PM
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Persimmon, hands down. They have beautiful glossy leaves, usually very showy fall color, then the leaves fall leaving the fruit hanging from the bare branches like Christmas ornaments.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 8:32PM
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