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Small Tree Suggestions

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Nepotism Wed 13-Apr-16 12:24:50

I want something with a spreading habit rather than tall and skinny. Needs to be able to withstand wind, exposed south coast location. Does anyone have any suggestions?

bookbook Wed 13-Apr-16 18:00:24

I'll be first to mention Amelanchier. I love mine . I assume it should be fine - I am in Yorkshire, so cold and breezy

Nepotism Wed 13-Apr-16 23:21:46

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for!

cooper44 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:22:44

Another major fan of the amelanchier here too - I've got Lemarkii and Canadensis and they are both so pretty

bookbook Thu 14-Apr-16 08:20:05

Just double check you are getting the tree, and not the shrub smile

DarkBlueEyes Thu 14-Apr-16 08:23:32

I love amelanchier too, you could also consider a flowering cherry with a spreading form, lovely spring colour. Magnolia stellata too but they are so slow growing...

DarkBlueEyes Thu 14-Apr-16 08:24:34

Having said that and failed to register before I hit post, if you are on the coast you could do worse than looking at some NZ natives - pittosporum holds up very well in coastal situations, and there's loads of lovely small trees that will withstand anything you throw at them.

Nepotism Thu 14-Apr-16 21:40:51

Thanks everyone, will check those out

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