6 TREES THAT WILL THRIVE IN VERNON BC
When it comes to picking the right tree, the options can seem endless. It's important to consider the location you are planting in - trees will thrive in certain areas and do poorly in other areas depending on the species. You should also consider the functionality you would like to get out of your tree: privacy, shade, beautification - you get the gist.
The Okanagan Valley is a great place to grow a strong & healthy tree. Here are our top 6 picks for trees that will thrive in Vernon BC:
#1 Patmore Elm
A fast growing tree with dark green foliage that turns bright yellow in the fall. An excellent shade tree that adapts well to a variety of soil conditions and does well in most urban situations.
- Attractive yellow fall colour
- Excellent shade tree
- Fast growing
#2 Prairie Spire Ash
A narrow, upright, seedless variety of Ash that adapts to a wide range of soils. Long lasting golden fall colour. More compact growing habit than the Patmore Ash.
- Adaptable to many different soil types
- Long lasting golden fall colour
- More compact than Patmore Ash
#3 Autumn Blaze Maple
An upright broadly oval tree with brilliant scarlet-red fall colour.
- Extremely tolerant in poor soil
- Drought tolerant
#4 Sienna Glen Maple
- Minimal maintenance
- Tough & hardy
#5 Gladiator Crabapple
The perfect flowering tree for Vernon BC. A narrowly upright to columnar form with burgundy foliage. Stunning clusters of rose coloured flower buds open to fragrant pink blossoms, followed by showy purple fruit.
- Beautiful feature tree
- Flower & fruit
#6 Showy Mountain Ash
Small, narrow open ornamental tree with dark green feather-like compound leaves that turn yellow to red in fall. A slow growing native species with white flowers followed by red fruit clusters. An attractive array of colours year round. Disease resistant and very hardy.
- White flowers & red fruit
- Disease resistant
- Very hardy
All of our trees will perform well in the Vernon area - they're grown right next door in Armstrong BC after all. But if you're stuck and don't know where to start, we hope this list helps!
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