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Which of these trees is most ornamental?

Posted by rosieo z6/7 NC (My Page) on
Tue, May 14, 13 at 19:13

After a flurry of buying and planting the orchard with semidwarf trees, I have 3 large/standard size trees left over. There's no more room in the orchard so I'll have to fit them into the landscape somewhere. I need to know which is the most and the least "ornamental" so I know which should get the focus and which should be hidden in the back.

Persimmon: Prok
Pear: Honeysweet
Mulberry: Illinois Everbearing

I also got a couple of $5 standard size mulberry trees from the Henry Fields sale. Are they ornamental at all or should I hide them out back somewhere? To be honest, I just got them just because they were cheap. :) I figured the livestock or the birds could eat them. If they're ugly I can hide them in the back pasture.

Also, I wanted to say thanks. I spent a lot of time researching this board and learned a lot from you guys. Thanks for being so generous with your opinions and your time and advice. So thank you!


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RE: Which of these trees is most ornamental?

My guess is mulberry, but i have no idea what a persimmon looks like. Pears tend to be very pyramidal...like a Christmas tree...at least the ones i've grown or seen growing.


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RE: Which of these trees is most ornamental?

  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Tue, May 14, 13 at 20:32

Persimmon, hands down. They have beautiful glossy leaves, usually very showy fall color, then the leaves fall leaving the fruit hanging from the bare branches like Christmas ornaments.


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