Ornamental tree - Knowledgebase Question

Bel Air, Ma
Question by susaneisenb
February 28, 2010
Can you suggest an ornamental tree for my front yard that is hardy enough for the Baltimore Maryland area and has pretty fall foliage. I've had to remove a Bradford Pear because of instability.

Answer from NGA
February 28, 2010


Pagoda Dogwood is a native tree with terrific fall foliage. Sycamores are colorful, as is Oxydendron arboretum (sourwood). Sourwood is a wonderful pyramidal, usually narrow, native tree with white drooping panicles of flowers that look a little like flowers of pieris. It has fantastic red fall color. Hope one of these suggestions works for you!

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