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Dianne2016
Nov 9, 2016 1:17 PM CST
I recently had to take down a beloved tree in my front yard because it was breaking up my foundation. I'm thinking of replacing it with a small tree. (The yard is quite small.)
I have a beautiful Japanese red maple on the other side of the walkway. I'm thinking of something that would be about that size - say growing to around 12 feet.
I have a wonderful serviceberry in my back yard, but I'm thinking that might be a bit messy for the front.
I was thinking about crepe myrtle or a tree-form hybrid rose of sharon. Would love to hear suggestions. Something hardy and drought-tolerant.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Nov 9, 2016 2:28 PM CST
Redbud, dogwood, fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus), Japanese Lilac Tree (Syringa reticulata), and Dwarf Chinkapin Oak (Quercus prinoides) are some options.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Nov 9, 2016 3:18 PM CST
Crepe Myrtles have a reputation of being gentle to foundations.
Porkpal
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Nov 9, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Only problem with Crepe Myrtles is they tend to die back to the ground in zone 6 and colder so they are shrubs instead of trees.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 9, 2016 4:18 PM CST
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