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Re: need a small tree/standard

Yes, Eastern redbud.  Cercis!  It's not evergreen but it has fantastic small
purple flowers and silver dollar like beautiful green leaves.  And the form when
dormant is interesting as well.  That's my choice.  Ooh, on the other hand there
is the Strawberry tree.  Arbutus unedo, I think.  Another very interesting
tree.  Theresa you can see the Eastern redbud by driving to Redding and then
take the 299 hiway east.  They should all be flowering if not now then real
soon.  The road is lined with them.  Gorgeous!



Theresa- yahoo wrote:

> Hi all-
> I dug up a lavender out of a raised be this morning- it was jsut too lanky
> there and not the right shape for the space anyway. The  So, I think I'd
> like to put in either a small tree (one that never get's more than 8-10 feet
> high and 4 ft or so across) or a standard of some kind.  Would like
> something that flowers (in any color except pink- it clashes horribly with
> the brick on my house).  Preferrably evergreen or one with year-round
> interest. But all ideas are welcome.  Oh, and the spot gets plenty of
> afternoon (western exposure) sun.
> I could always do a small whiteflowering crepe myrtle, but that's kind of
> boring. I'd like something more interesting.
> So, any suggestions? ideas?
> Thanks,
> Theresa
> Sacramento, CA zone 8-9
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