5 Best Trees for the Midwest Gardener

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Need some help picking out trees for your Midwest landscape?

If you live in the Midwest Region of the United States, you will want to check out the following 5 best trees for your Midwest landscape.

Best Trees for the Midwest Region of the U.S.

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  1. The Ginkgo Tree

    In 2013, the Chicago Botanic Garden released a study that evaluated the effects of a warming climate on the region’s urban forest. One of the trees to “emerge as one of the best performers” was the Ginkgo tree. Specifically, the Autumn Gold ginkgo placed highest.

    Ginkgo trees also provide that perfect pop of fall color to any landscape. They can grow up to 120 feet tall and are believed to be one of the oldest living species of tree on earth.

    If you think a Ginkgo tree might make a good addition to your landscape, please read 5 Tips on Planting Ginkgo Trees.

  2. The Crab Apple

    My Midwest childhood includes so many memories with crab apple trees as the backdrop. According to Midwestliving.com, you can purchase disease-resistant varieties that even produce small fruits. Planting those varieties will allow little upkeep and beautiful trees.

  3. The Redbud

    Here is another beautiful tree that is great for a Midwest landscape. Better Homes and Gardens this tree is the “eye candy of every season”. It is one of first trees to bloom in the spring and can add beautiful pinks and white to your early spring days. In the fall, the colors change to golds and oranges.

  4. The Pagoda Dogwood Tee

    Another top pick from Midwest Living is the Pagdoa Dogwood. In the spring you will enjoy fragrant clusters of white flowers and in the fall, blue and purple flowers will make their own appearance. http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/ideas/20-tough-trees-for-midwest-lawns/?page=3

  5. The Holly Tree

    Our last tree for the Midwest landscape is a Better Homes and Gardens pick, the Holly. It was picked because some species can have difficult soil with a drainage problem.

Take Away

If you live in the Midwest Region of the U.S. you will want to pick a tree that is proven to survive and thrive in your climate. These five trees are excellent picks and are sure to please even the most scrutinizing gardener.

Quick Tip: If you are having trouble growing trees in your urban landscape consider installing aeration tubes. Rootwell Product Inc’s Pro-318 are scientifically proven to help your trees thrive.

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