Help ! What type of Shade Canopy trees are available

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Help ! What type of Shade Canopy trees are available

Postby telila » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:35 pm

I want to plant about 10 trees along side a new dog run for shade for my dogs. It is in a open area and can get very hot. I want something that will grow up but spread out with a canopy for plenty of shade and I want to be able to see under it down the paddocks easily. It doesnt matter about the height as we are on a farm and it wont cause any invasive trouble.We live in the riverina in southern nsw and have some winter frosts and gets a run of 40's over the summer. I also want something a bit drought tolerant but i will be able to water them to get them established. Has anyone got any ideas what type i can look at? thanks telila :D
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Re: Help ! What type of Shade Canopy trees are available

Postby Stormgirl » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:42 pm

I reckon Albizias.

They're fast growing, they're deciduous, they're pretty, the canopy provides a beautiful dappled shade, they flower in summer, and they're cheap and easy to find. :D

Downsides is they self seed but should be easy enough to control.
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Re: Help ! What type of Shade Canopy trees are available

Postby telila » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:17 pm

I would prefer evergreen if possible, I'm probably trying to get the impossuble. :lol:
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Re: Help ! What type of Shade Canopy trees are available

Postby telila » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:37 pm

has anyone got one of these trees below, I dont know much about this one but it sounded good.
Angophora costata
commonly known as a Smoothbarked Apple Myrtle, Rusty Gum
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Re: Help ! What type of Shade Canopy trees are available

Postby greg.l » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:27 pm

Angophora costata is the Sydney redgum, common in the blue mountains and along the coast north from Sydney.

I have the Bradford pear, which is close to evergreen and fairly drought hardy.
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