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May 1, 2018 6:36 PM CST
Name: Jordan
Alabama (Zone 8a)
I am looking for a unique tree for my front yard: zone 8A, full sun. Should be about medium size. 25-30 ft. I just want something different from your typical dogwood, maple, etc that is around every corner, since it will be the only one in my yard. Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks! Smiling
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May 1, 2018 7:10 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Here's a good link to trees native to Alabama. Talks about what's overused, what will cause problems and what could work for you.

http://www.cofairhope.com/home...
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May 1, 2018 7:54 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Looks to be a great site but acted very odd when I tried to view it...?
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May 1, 2018 9:36 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Farmer Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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You need a Firmiana simplex. Or an Idesia polycarpa - er, make that two (a male and a female) since they are dioecious.

There are hundreds of Ilex species - Holly trees - that no one in your neighborhood has. Ditto to big Viburnum species.

Or did you want to narrow down the kind of plant you are really looking for...
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May 2, 2018 10:11 AM CST
Name: Jordan
Alabama (Zone 8a)
Thanks! I will take a look at these. Not looking for anything specific, just something different and good for full sun.
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May 10, 2018 4:06 PM CST
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
Bookworm Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Plays in the sandbox Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
Winter Sowing
what fun-let us know what you decide, hopefully with photos...
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