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Tall shade trees

Posted by lieslmcq 8a (My Page) on
Tue, May 24, 11 at 16:58

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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oopsie

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


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RE: Tall shade trees

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


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RE: Tall shade trees

That's a good idea. Thanks!


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RE: Tall shade trees

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...


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RE: Tall plants for under shade trees

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 ...


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RE: Tall shade trees

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.


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