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What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« on: March 14, 2019, 03:45:14 PM »
I have a spot in the front yard that could use a nice fruit tree. But, I want the tree to be evergreen and have good tasting fruit.

I was thinking of something like a loquat, although I already have one. Any other ideas?

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 03:47:29 PM »
Dragonfruit post!   ;D
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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 04:23:45 PM »
Sunquat is very pretty

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 04:37:03 PM »
Carambola is a pretty tree.

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 04:43:02 PM »
Sapodilla

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 04:47:31 PM »
Second sapodilla

My favourite looking fruit tree.

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 04:51:22 PM »
sapodilla, lychee, or tamarindo.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 05:05:04 PM »
Those tropicals dont stay looking as beautiful all year here in CA. 
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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 05:10:26 PM »
Dragonfruit post!   ;D

Wait, you're kidding right??   ;D

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 06:30:56 PM »
Lychee. My two are duds, but they're so handsome I can't bring myself to cut them down.
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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 06:34:56 PM »
Sapodilla or Mango tree.


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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2019, 07:37:06 PM »
Dragonfruit post!   ;D

Wait, you're kidding right??   ;D

What you don't want a dragonfruit post as the centerpiece of your front yard?   ;D.  All your neighbors can admire the huge blooms.  At 2AM.   ;)
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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2019, 07:46:06 PM »
By far Lychee is my most handsome tree. A slow grower and just great waxy shiny leaves.

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 08:03:41 PM »
Breadfruit is one of the ones I've liked the best, but it won't grow here...  (I wish there were another Artocarpus with similarly large leaves that would grow here.)

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2019, 08:12:27 PM »
I like sapodilla also.  I have one right next to the street.  Even the fruit looks pretty, and it's so freakin' delicious!  People don't touch them.  (Only squirrels--damn rodents!)  And as large, mature trees they're still beautiful.
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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2019, 08:44:52 PM »
Star apple or sapodilla

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 09:48:19 PM »
Don't know about your dry air but jaboticabas are pretty nice looking. I have
several in pots and a couple sabaras in the ground. I also have a contorted
mulberry that fruits. In the summer it has big impressive leaves and it is one
of the few I have that loses every leaf in the Winter. It is also one of the last
trees to flush in the spring.  And last I have a So jujube that is also a contorted
tree. It hasn't produced and probably never will. It's a dwarf tree and looks really
different. I just can't dig it up for something productive.

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2019, 01:01:09 AM »
Syzygium malaccense is gorgeous.  Pitanga (E. unifflora) can be really pretty when trained as a tree.  Actually, most trees / large shrubs in Myrtle subfamily are quite decorative when properly pruned.  Another option is Arbutus unedo - there's a bunch of them next to Qualcomm W building.  The fruit tastes like rotten carrot though. Bleh!   Mexican manzanita is gorgeous but picky about conditions.  Native cherries (hollyleaf, catalina, chokecherry) are pretty but usually deciduous. Date palm is impressive when well taken care of.  Queen palm (they're all over San Diego) has edible fruit, but it's a bit of an acquired taste. Citrus are great.  Black sapote is pretty but may or may not do well depending on where you are in San Diego. White sapote is pretty but messy. There's a bunch more - just pick whichever you like!  It's the space that's the problem most of the time O_o

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2019, 01:17:40 AM »
Also, pomegranate.

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2019, 03:21:08 AM »
I have always thought guava was I good looking tree. Ice cream bean is a good looking tree that is very different
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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2019, 06:23:45 AM »
Purple Guava
Healthy looking mango
Star apple
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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2019, 06:44:07 AM »
I second jaboticaba. Go for a nice sized red (~2" diameter trunkt). Keep the soul acidic and auromatic frequent irrigation....the peeling bark and flowering every 2 months or so that results in green redish fruits....cant go worng.
The Earth laughs in flowers. And bear gifts through fruits.
No where to plant it...but atleast I got it. ;)
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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2019, 09:49:26 AM »
Only problem with jaboticaba is that it will be a good 50 years before it provides some shade :-). For all practical purposes, I would consider jabo to be a fruit "bush."
Jeff  :-)

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Re: What are the most ornamental fruit trees?
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2019, 11:03:29 AM »
Stone fruit such as the nectazee or the red Ilama are very pretty.

 

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