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I need to source a tree (small growing) for a windy/east-facing site. Any ideas most welcome.

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  • Posted: Fri. 8th March 2013 21:53

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Reply from Suzie Warren

Very disappointed to see so many reads but no replies :(

  • Posted: Sat. 9th March 2013 22:40

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Reply from Valerie Munro

I would be happy to help you with some suggestions, but the most important piece of information is where your garden is? If it's in the UK, then there is a great deal of difference between what will work in the North of Scotland compared with the warmer climes of London and the SE.

East facing is a difficult too - do you live anywhere the sea which can present another element of 'hostility'. As a first stab, I would recommend any one of the Sorbus genus - where you will get a double season of interest - flowers in the spring, and coloured foliage and berries in the autumn.

There is quite a range of sizes on offer, but working from the smallest upwards I would favour S. huphehensis with its amazing dark pink berries! Will grow (slowly) to 8m.

I hope that this helps.

Good luck!

  • Posted: Sun. 10th March 2013 12:04

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Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

You do not mention what size tree, do you want a deciduous, or conifer? It always helps to know your coldest temperatures, for us who live in the US, it would be nice to get it in Farenheit.

  • Posted: Sun. 10th March 2013 00:59

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Reply from Suzie Warren

I've rediscovered my account here, apologies for how I handled my query.

I bought a cotoneaster tree, darned if I can remember which variety, but it is really lovely, much underrated. The blossom was beautifully scented, it is now full of berries which I hope to see turn deep red in the Autumn.

I shall post pictures of its start and present state and then the berries - well, just as soon as I've finished my pot of coffee and shifted out of bed :)

  • Posted: Wed. 21st August 2013 06:12