small tree 20ft high 15 ft canopy or more

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  1. madhatter

    madhatter Active Member

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    Can anyone suggest a small 20-30ft tree that isn't a slow grower that has a fairly wide canopy for its size, maybe 15- 20ft wide.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I have a fondness for the Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria).
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I'm equally fond of the Flame Tree (Delonix regia) although I'm not sure if it would survive an Abbotsford winter....
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Cotoneaster frigidus would work. I've got a load of Waxwings eating the berries on mine right now (first pic from November, second pic yesterday).
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    So would Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), a similarly attractive tree for Waxwings, and a very fast grower.
     

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