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Tree recommendations for light shade (camellia friendly)

8 years ago

Hi folks! I have a south facing backyard in zone 7 in North Alabama and had some young Autumn Blaze maples planted in the spring, which are being replaced due to sun scorch. I've been hunting around and found the autumn blaze and October glorying, although beautiful, may have too shallow roots (as do camellias ...compete with each other?), but more importantly, may create too much shade. Anyone have recommendations regarding trees that may be a better fit? I currently have two sawtooth oaks at the back edge of my yard, but will not cast shade on the area I wish to use. A local garden center guy recommended oaks and said maples should be fine, but have my reservations regarding the young man's opinion. Thanks in advance.


This post was edited by Bama_Joe on Sat, Sep 27, 14 at 19:56

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