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Looking to replace my ornamental cherry tree that has consistently had black fly infestation for the last 4-5 years despite me trying to wash it off. It has deformed the growth of the tree and does not look pretty! It is to go in my front garden which is quite exposed, windy and can be dry, depending on hot summers. I was thinking of a tamarix tree? In the photo it is the stand alone tree in the circular bed. Ideally would need to be hardy as we're in rural Shropshire which can get quite cold, growing no higher than 3 metre ish. Additional attributes could be interesting foliage, autumn colour, berries, wildlife friendly to name but a few!!! Any ideas?




Hi, it depends on how close you are to the coast, in coastal areas they like a well drained soil, and can be used as windbreaks, inland they like moister soil, and shelter from cold, drying winds, they're fully hardy otherwise, Derek.

5 Aug, 2015


Can you grow Dogwoods in your area? Look at Cherokee Brave Dogwood. It has everything you are looking for.

5 Aug, 2015


Thanks guys.
Bathgate - just looked up your Cherokee tree suggestion - what a pretty tree! I love the pink flowers. Have to see if they have it in he local nursery.

6 Aug, 2015

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