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Nice list of trees to plant and avoid in the midwest

Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 24, 13 at 22:54

Surely there are selections missing from both sides but a decent list none the less, which includes cultivars.

I also revisit the list below once in awhile, which has been posted by the author previously here on the forum.

Edit: Wow, grammar clean-up.

Here is a link that might be useful: Midwest Trees

This post was edited by whaas on Wed, Dec 25, 13 at 8:49

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RE: Nice list of trees to plant and avoid in the midwest

I readily admit I'm a sucker for lists of this kind. I read Dr. Jull's list a few months ago and found it interesting, but there's some questionable stuff. Callery Pear is on the preferred list for small street trees. That seemed kind of odd. I'm probably sounding like a crank at this point, but she cuts an awfully broad swath by implying that an entire genus should never be planted in the midwest. An example would be sorbus, many of which can be spectacular in the right spot. Still, it sure is fun poking through these lists. :)

RE: Nice list of trees to plant and avoid in the midwest

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 25, 13 at 8:46

Ha, those are the same two I questioned. Granted its from WI, which Autumn Blaze pear "may" be acceptable but its titled for the midwest so areas like IN, IL, OH etc will be problematic.

As for the mountain ash I'd plant Sorbus alnifolia anyday. Although I enjoy the rest I'd stay away from them.

Good info on Crabapple cultivars.

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