I need a tree!

Discussion in 'Woody Plants' started by tracyballard, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. tracyballard

    tracyballard Member

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    I need a big fast growing tree that will grow in compacted clay soil, tolerates drought and doesn't need much care. Something that will be 100 feet tall or more someday hopefully, with a big straight trunk.I don't really like evergreens but I'm thinking maybe a Dawn Redwood. I'd love to have a big Beech tree, but that's probably not doable. Zone 6b-7, lots of sun. I tried a Shumard Oak but it's not looking good - a 65 mph winstorm killed the top 2/3 of it about a month after it was planted and the remainder hasn't bounced back as well as I'd like.
     
  2. kaspian

    kaspian Active Member 10 Years

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    Dawn redwood might be just the thing.

    These aren't evergreen, you know. They lose their foliage in autumn just like the bald cypress and the larch and other deciduous conifers.
     

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