What tree should I plant?

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What tree should I plant?

Post by disconnecktie » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:50 am

I'm looking for suggestions for what kind of tree to plant in Overton, Texas. I would like a fast growing but hardy variety that will provide good shade.

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Re: What tree should I plant?

Post by lorijones » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:27 pm

Here are some suggestions for great shade trees but it is important to consult with a reputable local full service garden center or landscape center to be sure they will thrive in your particular area of Texas.
  • Northern Red Oak - moderate growth rate
    Red Maple 'October Brilliance' - (or another named variety of red maple) a fairly fast growing tree with outstanding fall color
    Sugar Maple (be sure to get a named variety) - moderate to fast growth rate
    Sweet gum (but you will have to deal with the gum balls) - moderate growth rate
    Katsuratree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) - a beautiful tree with multi season interest. It grows about 40' - 60' tall and has a medium to fast growth rate.
    Zelkova (a very handsome tree - 'Village Green' is a very good, faster growing cultivar) - moderate growth rate but faster growth in young trees

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