Searching for a nice shade tree...

srd2b(z5 OH)January 8, 2005

I'm searching for some shade tree suggestions. I would like something that is not messy (no nuts, helicopters, fruits, ect). This will provide shade for the center of our front yard. We just lost a River Birch in the ice storm.

Am just wondering if any of you have any that you would recommend. I would like to have a few in mind.

tia,

Renee

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viburnumvalley(z5/6 KY)

Plenty of good choices out there; search this forum or google with your subject line to see what's been said multiple times before. I assume you are in northern OH? Here's a few starters.....

Fraxinus americana clones (most are males, no seed)
Ginkgo biloba clones (most are males, no seed)
Gymnocladus dioicus (male clones, no seeds)
Nyssa sylvatica (male plants, no seeds)

Look for dioecious plants (male and female flowers on separate individual plants) and you should be able to reduce the "clutter" that you wish to avoid.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2005 at 9:22AM
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lucky_p

Here's another one, though I'd list it below most of those John detailed above in desirability - American persimmon, male clone.
Oh, and the 'Rotundifolia' selection of sweetgum(Liquidambar styraciflua) is purportedly gumball-less, but I've seen reports of individual branches reverting to fruit-producing phenotype. Still can't bring myself to plant a sweetgum, though.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 5:22PM
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lucky_p

oops. I think that's probably Rotundiloba, not Rotundifolia.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 5:23PM
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terr(z5OH)

A little leaf linden tree would be ideal. It is a beautiful pyramidal shaped tree and creates considerable amount of shade. Check it out.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2005 at 10:57AM
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