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Recommend me a feature tree

Postby badabing888 » July 12th, 2016, 12:56 pm

HI All,

I have an area i would like to fill with a feature tree that will display nice autumn color similar to a japanese maple, but living in perth and with it being in full sun that's a basic no go.

Could someone recommend something similar ? maybe a trident maple?
i think the end of the street has a liquid amber, i'm not a huge fan of liquid amber's but something maple but with greater reliance to wind and leaf scorch would be great!

any one have ideas?

Thanks in advance :fc: :fc: :fc: :fc:

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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby melbrackstone » July 12th, 2016, 1:38 pm

Crepe myrtle?
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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby kcpoole » July 12th, 2016, 1:45 pm

Pin Oak - Quercus palustris
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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby reidy320 » July 12th, 2016, 1:48 pm

G'day Daniel,
I,d recommend a claret ash,they cane get as vibrant as the Japanese Maple they thrive in my part of the world (scone, nsw ) they take full sun and tolerate some pretty extreme heat,we have around 10-20 days over 40.c through the summer and very little rain , but come autum time they stand out all over the place, the claret and the golden ash. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=clar ... Gg#imgrc=_
cheers Scott.
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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby Jhalkhoree » July 12th, 2016, 6:53 pm

I would recommend Chinese Quince for the stunning colour in Autumn/winter. Absolutely beautiful. Just google it.

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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby Pup » July 13th, 2016, 8:16 pm

reidy320 wrote:G'day Daniel,
I,d recommend a claret ash,they cane get as vibrant as the Japanese Maple they thrive in my part of the world (scone, nsw ) they take full sun and tolerate some pretty extreme heat,we have around 10-20 days over 40.c through the summer and very little rain , but come autum time they stand out all over the place, the claret and the golden ash. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=clar ... Gg#imgrc=_
cheers Scott.


Daniel ,Scott has hit the nail on the head. Claret or golden ash will give you what you want here in Perth. Try Wandilla at the bottom of Lesmurdie hill on Welshpool road.'

Cheers Pup.
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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby addict2bonsai » July 14th, 2016, 11:22 pm

Chinese Tallow do well in Perth and give good late autumn colour
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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby hard1all » July 15th, 2016, 8:50 am

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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby badabing888 » July 16th, 2016, 1:52 am

Thank you everyone for taking a moment to offer a suggestion!

I think a claret ash looks to be the front runner bit concerned out the potential height however, followed by the chinese tallow.
Ginko i'm not a fan or the colour or leaf shape, same as the golden ash.

How does the strait trident maple go in perth? I've got one as a bonsai it does get some leaf burn but certainly not as bad as a japanese maple.

I guess i have to head out and take a look at them in person! not really the time of year for it haha

Oh i forgot to add has anyone got experience with Chinese pistachio?
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Re: Recommend me a feature tree

Postby badabing888 » August 7th, 2016, 12:27 am

Hi All,

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

I picked up a claret ash, chinese pistachio and a ornamental pear and i planted them today in what you could call a grow area.

We'll see how they go in the next few years before moving the one i like / handles the conditions best to right location!
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