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Old 05-16-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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My wife and I are trying to figure out what type of trees we should plant in our backyard. Our yard is fairly small/mid sized yard. We are looking at possibly planting a crape myrtle tree and an ornamental pear. Please tell us your opinion of these two trees and if you happen to live in Texas, please tell us how well they grow. Thank you! All other tree suggestions are also very welcome
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I would love to be able to plant oleander where we live but they won't survive the Missouri winters outdoors. Not sure if this is a tree or bush but I have seen them in Dallas and Houston.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Crape Myrtles will grow and grow...even if you try to cut them down.
They are beautiful and hardy- but messy during the summer months. DONT PLANT NEAR A POOL. You will be scooping flowers from the water constantly.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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Hello,

My wife and I are trying to figure out what type of trees we should plant in our backyard. Our yard is fairly small/mid sized yard. We are looking at possibly planting a crape myrtle tree and an ornamental pear. Please tell us your opinion of these two trees and if you happen to live in Texas, please tell us how well they grow. Thank you! All other tree suggestions are also very welcome
Crape Myrtle is one of my favorites. They're drought tolerant once established and so pretty here in the summer! I also love the look of the bark.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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you can plant anything from houstongardencenters and lowes. I love my canadian red maple and japanese black pine. i also have crape myrtles and weeping cherry (+standard live oak) upfront
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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I have two Crape Myrtles. they are the purplish color. I agree with vicket they grow...grow and grow... they are pretty in the summer.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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What part of Texas?
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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I have crepe myrtles and two gorgeous Savannah Hollies in my small back yard. LOVE them.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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What part of Texas?
Fort worth/Dallas area. Thanks for all the responses everyone! We will definitely get a crape myrtle!
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Hummmmmmm, ....Tree...... Texas...... You'll probably want to plant a tree that will be large enough to support the noose and whomever.
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