what kind of shade tree/

Asked October 12, 2015, 4:24 PM EDT

Is there a slow growing shade tree that is not much over 12 feet high, with a span of about a 10 to 12 foot span with the lower branches about 6 feet high, for Eugene? Thank you

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Here are a couple of websites to look through with descriptions, sizes, growth info:

http://www.nurserytrees.com/Red%20Sunset%20&%20October%20Glory.htm
http://royaloakshoa.com/documents/Trees.pdf

My personal favorites are the maples (Sangu Kaku for the interesting colors of the leaves and bark), Also, disease-resistant dogwoods are manageable and are very attractive. Japanese Snowbell and Stewartia can get a little bigger than you may want, but can be pruned back to keep its shape and beauty. Good luck and have fun selecting!