Need Idea for a Nice Tree... A gift

merrygardener(z8olywa)June 2, 2014

I am interested in what kind of a ornamental tree would grow well northwest of Missoula, Montana. Ideas?

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luckybottom

Not sure exactly what zone the area near Missoula would be but we have a Sugar Maple in our yard that we love. We are considered zone 5. This link suggests that you could be anywhere from zone 3-5, but the Sugar Maple is good in zone 4.

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA Plant Hardiness Zones - Missoula MT.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 9:36AM
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amester(Z4/5)

My two favorite ornamental trees are 'Autumn Brilliance' serviceberry and 'Princess Kay' plum. They flower beautifully, have nice form, and get good fall color (well, the plum is 'good' - the serviceberry is 'phenomenal!'). The sources I checked show both as a zone 3/4.
Happy hunting!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 6:41PM
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merrygardener(z8olywa)

Thanks for the ideas!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 10:06PM
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ZachS. z5 Littleton, CO

Japanese tree lilacs can be hardy to zone 3a. They don't get overly huge, they are very nice looking and smell amazing.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 11:00PM
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