I need a tree - Knowledgebase Question

Simpsonville, So
Question by husegloria
January 5, 2010
We just removed a 12 year old Bradford Pear from our front yard. Need I say more;messy, split...We are looking to put up a fast growing yet non messy tree as it is near our driveway. Any suggestions?


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Answer from NGA
January 5, 2010

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Most flowering trees produce litter so you may want to confine your selection to an evergreen or a non-flowering deciduous tree. With that said, below is a list of trees that grow well in South Carolina, from South Carolina extension service:

Cherry, Kwanzan, Colorful double pink flowers; Crabapple, Flowering , Deciduous Apples in late summer can be messy, white, pink, or red flowers; Crapemyrtle, Fast growing, Deciduous, Multitrunked with white, pink, purple, or red flowers; Dogwood, Deciduous, large white blooms, red berries; Golden Raintree, Deciduous, showy yellow flowers; American Holly, Evergreen, Berries on female plants, spiny dark green leaves (suggested varieties - Holly, Foster 'Hume #2', 'Savannah', and 'Foster #2'); Japanes Maple, Deciduous, color may be green to purple; Pissard Plum, Deciduous, reddish purple foliage and light pink flowers; Redbud, Eastern, deciduous, small purple flowers, drought resistant; Sweetbay, evergreen with thick green leaves and fragrant white flowers; Waxmyrtle, evergreen.

Hope one of these suggestions is just right for your landscape.

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