Tall shade trees

lieslmcq(8a)May 24, 2011

Hi all,

I'm looking for something that is medium height or tall for shade. I've had a hard time finding such a thing. I'd like something that is also fairly full. Any ideas?

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lieslmcq(8a)

Um... I meant plants, not trees. Wasn't paying attention!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 4:59PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Red buckeye? It's a small tree that does great in shade and has 10" flower spikes.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 1:45PM
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lieslmcq(8a)

That's a good idea. Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 3:17PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Firespike is something else that comes to mind.

Mine returned even after last winter's hard freezes. Its pretty foliage is nice even when not blooming.

Here is a link that might be useful: About Firespike plants on Google...

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 4:53PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I have Fireman's cap/Coral bean tree in the shade where it blooms in the spring and has nice foliage the rest of the year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Coral bean tree ...

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 8:38AM
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lieslmcq(8a)

I love those suggestions! I think I am going to look into Coral bean immediately. I'm trying to stay away from things that need extra water, but I am not always successful in that. Hence, the new hydrangeas in my yard. :->

Thanks, everyone! I really appreciate it.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 2:38PM
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