What kind of tree to plant

peaches20(6 PA)April 17, 2013

Hi,

I'm looking to plant a tree in my front yard. I was looking at flowering trees, but they seem to be a bit messy with fruiting. Any recommendations. Are there any flowering trees that do not fruit? I want to avoid the maple and oak.

Thanks,

Nancy

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Mike Larkin

Lets start with the most important information that you did not provide. What are the conditions, - sun, shade, wet dry, good soil , poor soil, how much space do you have 10ft - 100ft .
Define what you mean by fruit. Native dogwoods, have flowers and pea sized fruit, usually eaten by birds before they hit the ground. Japanese dogwoods have flowers but the fruit is a little large, like a ping pong ball.
Redbud, Fringe Tree (need a male and fremale to fruit) Magnolia (small bean sized fruit - depending on which one you plant) But the answer to your question will depend on your reply .

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 12:45PM
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ghoghunter

How about one of the ornamental cherries? They look so pretty right now and are blooming here north of Philly!
Joann

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 3:21PM
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bulldinkie(pa)

Stay away from flowering pear,they destroy themselves..

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 7:11PM
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Mike Larkin

So many to choose from. Yes I agree stay away from bradfod pear. One strong wind will break the branches .
I like the redbud tree , It is only 20x20 and native tree, seems to grow well in most soils. Nancy, hope to hear back.

Here is a link that might be useful: Redbud

This post was edited by plantman56 on Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 21:53

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 10:49PM
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