Southwest Gardening forum: Looking for tree suggestions(with flowers pref red/orangish)

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Name: lovetropics
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fragflowers
Jul 24, 2010 2:47 PM CST
Hi,
i am tired of looking at trees with yellow flowers(paloverde,tipu). I also have jacaranda and vitex. Looking for trees that don't care about our winters but have reddish flowers..etc. thanks in advance.
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Name: Kathi Soria
Goodyear, AZ

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KactusKathi
Jul 24, 2010 5:21 PM CST
How about a bottle brush tree. My neighbor had two in her front yard and they are beautiful when in bloom.

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Name: lovetropics
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fragflowers
Jul 24, 2010 5:47 PM CST
thank you Kathi. I have tons of little johnnies. So I want a different look for a tree. but yours is a great suggestion. Smiling
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Jul 25, 2010 1:58 PM CST
Usha...

How about an ornamental plum tree. Dark foliage that turns purple in the fall and white or pink flowers in the spring. They don't grow very tall so they are easy to maintain and they are drought tolerant.
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jul 25, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Usha,
Alan has posted some pretty trees. If you look at Alan's Garden in "Garden's of our members" you'll see his CHERRY HI CRAPE MYRTLE and a Cassia Leo-something. Also, I've always thought his Chinese Pistache was gorgeous when the leaves turn BRIGHT ORANGE. No flowers, however.
http://cubits.org/GITS/thread/view/27594/

Also, I think I remember you posting a pic of a beautiful tree with feathery clusters of orange/red flowers... brownish leaves? Was it you? I can't find the pic.
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Name: lovetropics
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fragflowers
Jul 25, 2010 4:22 PM CST
Dann,
I like the ornamental plum tree. where can I buy one?
Hi susie,
I am hoping Alan will chime in. Crapemyrtle won't be a tree in my garden though. My soil is too alkaline and gets lots of reflected heat. I have 2 in containers and so far they are doing well and this is their first year. The tree I posted from SD is newzealand flax tree but I don't like it's leaves though. It is very cold sensitive and won't do well for us. Thumbs down
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Name: Dan
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Dann_L
Jul 25, 2010 4:26 PM CST
Hi Usha,

I have not purchased one since I moved to AZ, but I would wager that Marie would be able to help you out!

Dan
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Name: lovetropics
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fragflowers
Jul 25, 2010 5:00 PM CST
Dan Rolling on the floor laughing
I plan to ask her but now her son chris is in the hospital--car accident but sounds like in safe condition Group hug
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Name: Dan
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Dann_L
Jul 25, 2010 7:08 PM CST
Oh...I hadn't heard about that. Thanks for letting me know and glad to hear he is alright!
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Jul 29, 2010 10:00 AM CST
I think because of your garden conditions a weeping bottle brush would be lovely!!
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jul 29, 2010 10:03 AM CST
Usha, where are you going to plant this tree?

Susan, that is not a Chinese Pistache that I have that gets the beautiful orange, burgundy leaves. That is a Bradford Ornamental Pear. :)

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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Jul 29, 2010 11:00 AM CST
I need one of your trees Alan!!
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jul 29, 2010 11:24 AM CST
Which one Marie?

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jul 29, 2010 11:37 AM CST
Thanks for straightening me out on that tree, Alan!

Bradford Ornamental Pear
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jul 29, 2010 11:53 AM CST
Yes, the same as Boo has, but hers doesn't turn red. I'm wondering why. Perhaps not enough chill where she lives? Or, I give mine a strong dose of Chelated Iron every year, or else the leaves begin to look chloritic (Is that a word). They loose there color, almost white with very light green veins. And the leaves burn easy. The Iron brings them back to there full glory. Anymore I just put the iron down as soon as I've cleaned all the leaves up.

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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Jul 29, 2010 11:55 AM CST
Bradford pear
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jul 29, 2010 12:01 PM CST
Yes, you need one very badly. When you gettin one ;)

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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Jul 29, 2010 12:06 PM CST
Maybe this fall? Big Grin
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Boopaints
Jul 30, 2010 4:21 PM CST
Mine has some red leaves but mostly golden . Still, I love the tree!
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Name: lovetropics
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fragflowers
Jul 30, 2010 5:22 PM CST
Alan,
Marie always finds space in my garden to plant trees Rolling on the floor laughing
one of my neighbor planted weeping bottlebrush all around their property and they have all died Thumbs down
I have little johnnies already so I am looking for a different look Smiling
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