dwarf birch tree

seaprtJune 4, 2014

I am looking to create a paperbark birch or quacking aspen type grove in a small garden in Chicago, near the Lake. What is a good dwarf tree with similar aesthetics and characteristics as these trees?

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Betula nigra 'Little King' aka 'Fox Valley' may suit you well.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 8:41AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

how small a garden???

ken

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 9:38AM
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seaprt

It's a 30' triangular space.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 10:03AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

using dax suggestion.. and going to google images.. i say a grove of two trees will work in your 30 feet ...

i just cant fathom how you will do it.. with trees ...

i wonder if there are other things... that will LOOK like trees.. but be more suited to the very limited space ...

whats so special about the word GROVE???? ..memories??? ... poetry???

maybe if we can get to the root of the issue.. new ideas will spring to mind ...

maybe JMaples???

that 10 that pops up next to your name is rather confusing for someone from Chi town ....

ken

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 10:34AM
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seaprt

They don't have to be trees. I am envisioning smaller columnar architectural type trees, or bushes with interesting bark. I was thinking Coral Bark japanese maples, though they're not columnar.

thanks

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 10:42AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Phyllostachys aureosulcata may suit you. I don't know much about root barriers but you could check into that.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:58PM
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