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Name: Bob
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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DigginDirt
May 13, 2017 12:33 PM CST
Hi I would like to find a plant that has a Brugmansia (Angel Trumpet) kind of shape - kind of umbrella-like, preferably 5-6 feet tall at full height. I DO NOT want a tree! Blooms are not the primary concern, its purpose will be to help shade another area in the summer. It can die down in the winter like Brugs. It HAS to survive zone 7 winters.

Any suggestions? Thanks! - Bob
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 14, 2017 11:36 AM CST
Its not really umbrella shape. But you could plant two or three in a row for desired shade.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 14, 2017 1:53 PM CST
Crapemyrtles are great summer shade trees and some are even hardy to zone 5. They range in height from 2ft to 25ft and there are a number of cultivars that top at under 10ft.

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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 15, 2017 7:10 AM CST
Confederate Rose also makes nice shade. Blooms in fall are a bonus. Thumbs up
Name: Bob
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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DigginDirt
May 15, 2017 10:19 AM CST
Thank you for the suggestions. I have both Rose of Sharon & Crepe Myrtle and they are much too big. The pictures I find online of the Confederate Rose is more bush-like.

I can add another Brug I suppose. Last year it was a perpetual battle with moth larvae using them as an all-you-can eat buffet. (BT worked great but had to be applied more often than I liked).

Perhaps the solution I need would be a very small/short portico with a lattice roof. Not sure how that would look but I will think about it.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
May 19, 2017 5:09 PM CST
Something always eats most of the leaves of my Brugs but the blooms are gorgeous. I don't mind, I'm not cultivating them for the foliage.

Cannas?
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 19, 2017 5:13 PM CST
I agree about the brugs. None of mine ever have pretty leaves. The bugs and slugs love them. They do bloom well despite everything!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
May 19, 2017 5:19 PM CST
Pests munching Brug leaves are not munching on leaves I do value, and giving whatever munches the pest a reason to hang around in my yard. ;) The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 19, 2017 6:28 PM CST
Ahmen! Let's quit trying to outwit Mother Nature!

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