why trees died on a side of the front yard?

wanliJuly 11, 2014

Hi there,

As you can see the photo, on a side of my front yard (where sunlight is strong in the afternoon, particularly in the summber), no plant is growing well, except the ones I have to put in the pots. There used to 2 small trees (2 meter tall), but they dried up and become wood and were easily broken by wind. The soil is the same as the one in my backyard, where shades and plants grow well.

Can you tell me how to successfully plant a tall plant or tree (2 meter tall) in that spot? What tough trees/plants do you recommend? I need them to look beautiful as a fence as well.

Thank you very much!


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funnelweb(NSW Aust)

Depending on your climate zone (temperate, cool temperate, sub-tropical, tropical), but off the top of my head you could consider Thunbergia 'try-blu', nice deep green foliage, purplish flowers most of summer; Brunsfelsia (yesterday, today and tomorrow) Gardenia (might be a bit hot for that with the afternoon sun); and, well, can you tell us where your at approximately!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 5:08AM
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Hi B,

Thank you so much for your reply.

It is located at Carlton, NSW, 2218.


    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 8:32PM
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funnelweb(NSW Aust)

Ok, as I recollect that's a suburb of Sydney, the plants I mentioned will grow ok there. If I were you though, I'd take a walk around my neighbourhood to see what other gardens contain, that'll give you a good clue as to what grows in your area. Michellia is another lovely plant and definitely worth a try, you could also consider azaleas or perhaps some of those 'Paradise' camellias, the not-too-large ones, C. sassanqua preferably. Good luck.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 4:17AM
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