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Question by hatfield_han
April 10, 2010
I have a corner where my fence meets that I would love to put either a small pretty blooming tree that stays green all year or some kind of pretty flowering green bush? what is a good tree/ scrub to plant that gets good amount of sun?

Answer from NGA
April 10, 2010
You can plant Loropetalum rubrum (Purple-leaved Chinese Fringeflower). It is a broadleaf evergreen shrub native to Japan and China and bears fragrant, spidery pink flowers in late winter and early spring (and sporadically at other seasons). The arching, spherical habit and bronze-green to burgundy, rounded leaves are attractive year-round. This shrub grows best in light afternoon shade and acid, humus-rich soil. A small tree might be Pyrus calleryana ?Aristocrat? (Aristocrat Callery Pear) or Pyrus calleryana ?Bradford? (Bradford Callery Pear). Enjoy your garden!

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