need idea for tree of some beauty

Discussion in 'Garden Design and Plant Suggestions' started by norma, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. norma

    norma Member

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    Front entrance, full sun, seaside location, windy, rural area.
    Looking for tree idea, magnolia grandiflora is not happy but a pine about 25 feet away is House is a rancher, lots of roof showing, cannot see the sea from the front, just house.
    Also need ideas for a few broadleaf (or not) bush like plants to fill in this same area.
    thanks
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    For the tree maybe a gum (Eucalyptus). Possible shrubs include

    Arbutus unedo
    Cistus
    Corokia cotoneaster
    Elaeagnus
    Escallonia
    Euonymus japonicus
    Phlomis fruticosa
    Pittosporum tobira
    Rhamnus altaternus
    Rhapiolepis
    Viburnum

    The Arbutus and Rhamnus are tall-growing and could just as well be used as the tree.
     
  3. norma

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    Thank you, I like your ideas, just bought 3 Native Arbutus at Seedy Sat. in Courtenay.
    norma
     

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