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Need Idea for a Nice Tree... A gift

Posted by merrygardener z8olywa (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 1:34

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


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RE: Need Idea for a Nice Tree... A gift

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.


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RE: Need Idea for a Nice Tree... A gift

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!


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RE: Need Idea for a Nice Tree... A gift

Thanks for the ideas!


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RE: Need Idea for a Nice Tree... A gift

  • Posted by ZachS z5 Littleton, CO (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 4, 14 at 23:00

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


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