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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:50 pm 
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This is a bed in my back yard where I have planted Japanese Boxwoods along the house and Liriope along the border (dormant now so not visible) However, I plan on adding some Indian Hawthornes in from of the boxwoods, but need a tree for the corner (where the concrete bench is in the picture). I would like something over 8', but don't want to spend the rest of my life trimming it to keep it away from the house. I have tons of Crepe Myrtles around the rest of the yard, so that isn't a possibility.

I live in Plano, TX.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Look at Eve's Necklace, Mexican Plum, Rusty Blackhaw Virburnum, Possomhaw Holly, Yaupon Holly. I don't know what the exposure is from the picture so you have to be aware that the trees mentioned all have a specific light requirement.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:51 pm 
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This area gets sun after about 12 noon for the rest of the day. The tree will need to be able to tolerate afternoon full sun.
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Based on the other plants that will be surrounding this tree, you can't go wrong with a female Yaupon Holly. If you want some fall color and blossoms in the spring, look up the other suggestions on the internet or in Howard's Tree book.
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 Post subject: Re: Tree suggestion
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:19 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions. This has been a tremendous help.



Tony M wrote:
Based on the other plants that will be surrounding this tree, you can't go wrong with a female Yaupon Holly. If you want some fall color and blossoms in the spring, look up the other suggestions on the internet or in Howard's Tree book.
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I think the yaupon holly is a great tree for you.

I have a comment about the indian hawthorne. I think they grow larger and way faster than boxwoods. Your boxwoods will be dwarfed quickly unless you trim the hawthornes all the time.

Please post a picture link when you get everything in. Happy planting.

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 Post subject: one other idea
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:55 am 
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hi ........ one other idea you might want to look at ..... for a different look .... is a desert willow .... its one that howard suggests in his books for texas ........ it won't fill in with a lot of shade, but it does blossom these white flowers maybe 4 inches in length all summer long .... think it is supposed to grow to about 15 feet .............


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