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Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« on: November 23, 2022, 08:08:30 AM »
Whenever you go to look at your trees, which one do you catch yourself staring at the longest? Which one of your fruit trees would you grow for the foliage alone, even if you don't necessarily enjoy the fruit?

I really like the look of lychee trees I can't lie, and white sapote has cool branching patterns. It's fun to watch the starfruit leaves open and close throughout the day too

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2022, 08:56:17 AM »
Sapodilla and soursop in Florida, and of course coconut palms.  Pomegranate, olive, walnut, and most citrus in California.  Apple and pear trees in other states.  Pecan trees in Texas.
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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 11:07:53 AM »
jabos, carambola, caimito

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 11:11:17 AM »
African Sausage Tree- its just a cool looking tree. Or Olive for the same reason

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 11:51:31 AM »
Peaches and cherry trees.
Walnut trees, if you extend it to nuts.

Flying Dragon.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2022, 01:10:16 PM »
For me it’s bananas although they are not a “tree”. I enjoy the leaves rustling in the wind. Seeing the next new leaf pop and which leaves may have been through some heavy storms. They make my yard tropical in a subtropical homestead.

Contorted mulberry is up there too for the winter.
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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2022, 01:14:42 PM »
Nagami Kumquat has great foliage & fruit, especially when grown in container it says very compact
Starfruit flowers are really nice looking

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2022, 01:18:01 PM »
There's a 15' Lychee tree in my neighborhood that not only has produced an abundance of beautiful fruits,
but is also an almost perfect umbrella shaped canopy with great looking foliage.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2022, 01:20:20 PM »
My favorite currently is olosapo

Caimito is really nice too

Edit: also most garcinias

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2022, 03:50:19 PM »
Breadfruit/Bread Nut trees.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2022, 04:02:55 PM »
Lychee, pummelo, loquat.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2022, 04:56:11 PM »
Breadfruit, cacao, mangosteen, olosapo, tropical almond, lychee and guava

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2022, 05:05:21 PM »
Clove tree.
Star Apple, with the gold leaf undersides.
Quince for its beautiful trunk and branches, matched by some tropical Ficus and Alectyron.
Even more so Strangler Fig with its complex mesh of entwining roots. Like H.R. Tiger artwork  from the Alien films.
Syzygiums for foliage and new growth flush tips.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2022, 09:55:27 PM »
Cacao varieties with brightly colored fruit pods.
Herrania
Miracle fruit

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2022, 12:19:53 AM »
With my limited collection of fruit trees, my takes are...
- Chineese jujube
- peach, nectarine, they look so tropical with their descending leaves.
- carambolla
- coffee
- dragon fruit
- Cherimoya, i love the big dark green leaves, the fruit also looks unique
- Loquat , a nice evergreen with big leaves
- Asimina triloba , probably my favorite looking fruit tree.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2022, 12:44:20 AM »
Scarlet beauty Plum
Cherry of rio grande
Ponkan mandarin

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2022, 11:17:29 PM »
Breadfruit, mangosteen, Langsat. 

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2022, 12:08:19 AM »
I think persimmons are quite ornamental especially during fall.  You get these orangey red beautiful leaves.  Sometimes, you see these older trees with the hachiya astringent varieties where the animals don't touch the hanging fruit and they even look more attractive.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2022, 01:47:59 AM »
Alma is very ornamental, I have a 15ft tree it has not fruited yet but it looks amazing.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2022, 11:36:44 AM »
Just to chime in . . .

I find that I'm quite partial to how my Biribá (Rollinia deliciosa aka Annona mucosa) looks, very tropical, as well as my several ilamas (Annona macroprophyllata).  I find them graceful. 

Also my white sapote (Casimiroa edulis) is nice to look at with its palmately compound leaves.  Hoping that mine will give me some fruit soon.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2022, 06:30:16 PM »
Seems there is a wide range of what we consider "ornamental" and beautiful, which is itself beautiful.

How plants are grouped together and their background and landscaping all make a difference. Time of year as and conditions as well.

Re rollinia, it is a beautiful tree that can be trimmed to create a nice umbrella canopy. It is pleasant and cool underneath.
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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2022, 06:48:04 PM »
My contorted mulberry is really unusual. This year it finally took off and put out allot of new growth.
Every Winter it loses all its leaves and the contorted branching is exposed.
In the Spring when it flushes it has huge green leaves and looks healthy
After Hurricane Ian this year allot of the branches were damaged and I pruned
the tree and set up about 10 to root. So far 90% are pushing growth.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2022, 04:42:36 PM »
shoutout for Myrcianthes fragrans and Myrcianthes pungens- both might do well outside depending where you are in tx

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2022, 06:15:26 PM »
My contorted mulberry is really unusual. This year it finally took off and put out allot of new growth.
Every Winter it loses all its leaves and the contorted branching is exposed.
In the Spring when it flushes it has huge green leaves and looks healthy
After Hurricane Ian this year allot of the branches were damaged and I pruned
the tree and set up about 10 to root. So far 90% are pushing growth.

Our contorted never produced fruit. Does yours fruit?

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2022, 02:51:04 AM »
Mango, love red flushes. Durian, beautiful tree, nice flowers, interesting fruit.

 

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