5 Low Maintenance Trees For Midwest

In Summer on May 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm | Written by admin
Crabapple – These trees grow to about 15 to 25 feet tall at average maturity and have beautiful blossoming spring flowers. Crabapple trees need good drainage and should be planted in higher areas with full sun exposure. Lastly, they require very little pruning and are rather disease resistant, making a great low maintenance option. Hackberry – Hackberry trees are medium to large sized trees that bear small fruit. They are tolerant of Chicago winds and value for their drought tolerance. Hackberry trees are known for their interesting bark pattern and round-topped canopy. This species prefers moist soil but can grow in rocky or hilly areas. Northern Red Oak – This is one of the fastest growing oak tree species and can reach a large 92 – 141 feet tall. A ten-year-old tree can be 15 – 20 feet tall. These trees can tolerate a variety of conditions, though it prefers well-drained soil. Red oaks are known for their beautiful fall foliage, with bright red leaves. Silver Linden – Silver linden trees are known for their leaves that are dark green on top and silvery on the bottom. They can thrive in a variety of soil types, though they do best in well-drained soil. Silver lindens produce fragrant, yellow, summer flowers. These trees are resistant to Japanese beetles and other insect pests. Concolor fir – Concolor fir or white fir trees are medium to large evergreen trees that are popularly used as Christmas trees, but make great ornamental addition to any landscape. They prefer 4 hours of direct sunlight per day and well-drained soil. Many birds and other animals are drawn to these trees for their bark, buds, needles, and seeds. Although they are slow growers, they fill landscapes beautifully throughout the year. Comment »
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