Large Patio Tree 25-35′ – Seasonal Interest – Will be in tree grates – Modesto Area – Any Suggestions?

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    Wes Arola, RLA
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    Shaded picnic area…

    #159492

    Tanya Olson
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    I’ve always loved the way Mimosa Trees look when blooming. Can’t remember what they look like in the fall, but they have a nice structure for a patio tree. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a specimen Live Oak, though I don’t know how well they do in Modesto….a specimen Olive! ooh. Or Magnolia, Gleditsia, could you grow Jacaranda?

    Did you lose your Sunset Western Garden book or something?

    #159491

    Wes Arola, RLA
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    just looking for some plant material which is a bit different with some seasonality and interest to set the project aside from others

     

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    Rachael Strickland
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    Mimosa trees are terribly invasive as well.

    #159489

    Trace One
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    How about Katsura’s – I love them, they have a beautiful form, beautiful leaf, they can be pruned  nicely to fit the tight spot as they grow, and they are pretty tough, hard to kill..

    I also like Gingkos, but bosc’s  of Gingkos is from the Seventies, IMHO, and makes it look seventies!

    Hee hee!

    #159488

    Trace One
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    Katsura is good in Modesto, Henry..Cercis canadensis out here are Cercis Occidentalis, and they somehow have none of the charm of our east coast redbud, IMHO..They are tough-looking where our redbud is so delicate and beautiful..Same flower color,but  it is the dry toughness that I dislike, whereas the east coast is a graceful delicate plant that gets better in it’s native spots – dark and wet…

    There are some really nice redbuds on the U Penn campus, if they are still there..

     

    I also like to put big canopy trees in small spaces..The katsura likes to be pruned, as far as I know..

    It is all just taste, and de gustibus non disputandum est, as we all know, huh, Henry?

    #159487

    Boilerplater
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    I’m just impressed as hell that you are able to find a client with a budget for large trees in MODESTO!

    How about the Modesto Ash?  Nah, probably gets to big for what you want.  Used a lot of those in Las Vegas.  Amazing heat tolerance.

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