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purpledixie56
Ancaster/Hamilton, ON
(Zone 5b)

March 28, 2013
11:43 PM

Post #9465544

I need to replace a flowering dogwood that was diseased. I want to replace it with a bush/tree that is 4'-6' with a 4'-5;spread. I'd like it to flower in pinks or purple shades and possibly have berries in fall (but not absolutely needed.) It is in front of a fence, so although that direction is west, it will be part shade because of the high fence (5'). I live in zone 6a. Any suggestions?

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 28, 2013
11:55 PM

Post #9465548

How about Kolkwitzia amabilis http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/521/
Something a bit unique.
Or Callicarpa 'Profusion' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/78811/
You could also try Clerodendrum bungei http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1253/ - Actually, I can give you a few plants of this as I need to dig them up from the lawn.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

March 29, 2013
6:03 PM

Post #9466279

Various Weigela selections, as well as the many Syringa that can proliferate in Ontario - you would have many to choose from that would fit the size requirement that you offer.
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2013
11:27 AM

Post #9466783

Might have slipped VV's mind, but I'd think there might be viburnum which could fit the bill, too.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2013
5:55 PM

Post #9467095

No good viburnums in pink/purple flowers for that far north - that I'd recommend.

Viburnum farreri dwarf selections might be close - but I don't grow them.

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