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#3736440 - 08/18/14 10:02 AM Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"?
BlountArrow
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Let's say you've got to plant about 1,700 "shrubs" this winter and you can only choose (3). Out of the list below what is your top (3)? I'd love to hear any supporting reasoning if you feel so inclined. The purpose of this planting is to provide both a hedge row/travel corridor for deer and provide browse/nourishment.

Options:
-Beautyberry
-Buttonbush
-Silky Dogwood
-Elderberry
-Hazelnut
-Shagbark Hickory
-Shellbark Hickory
-Indigobush
-Red Mulberry
-Ninebark
-Pawpaw
-Pecan
-Persimmon
-American Plum
-Chickasaw Plum
-Mexican Plum
-Redbud
-Sugarberry
-Shining Sumac
-Smooth Sumac
-Staghorn Sumac
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#3736497 - 08/18/14 11:08 AM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: BlountArrow]
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My choice would be persimmon, I believe its the only one to drop in mid to late deer season of those choices
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#3736554 - 08/18/14 12:30 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: buckaroo]
BlountArrow
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Persimmon is definitely in my top three as well, buckaroo. I'm curious as to what else you and others would choose.
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#3736567 - 08/18/14 12:45 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: BlountArrow]
Jarred525
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Persimmon, hazelnut, pecan.
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#3736626 - 08/18/14 02:13 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: Jarred525]
smstone22
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Do you have other options besides that list or are you nailed down to that list?
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#3736692 - 08/18/14 03:08 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: smstone22]
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Humphrey's County dry ridge top: Persimmon, Beautyberry, Indigobush. My Persimmon have thrived, Beautyberry has done well but the fruit is uneaten, and my Indigobush has done well but the seeds are small and I haven't seen anything eat it. I've tried Hazelnut and plums but they could't survive. I'd add white dogwood and crabapple to the list. Where are you buying seedlings?
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#3736710 - 08/18/14 03:29 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: smstone22]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Do you have other options besides that list or are you nailed down to that list?


Due to the program I'm participating in I'm pretty much limited to the selections above is my understanding. I'd like to hear your recommendations.
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#3736713 - 08/18/14 03:35 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: treefarmer]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
Humphrey's County dry ridge top: Persimmon, Beautyberry, Indigobush. My Persimmon have thrived, Beautyberry has done well but the fruit is uneaten, and my Indigobush has done well but the seeds are small and I haven't seen anything eat it. I've tried Hazelnut and plums but they could't survive. I'd add white dogwood and crabapple to the list. Where are you buying seedlings?


Interesting on the Beautyberry. I saw an article on the QDMA website and this was the #1 shrub mentioned for whitetail. I wondered if the deer ate the berries or how well they browsed upon them in general. I'm buying seedlings from the state forestry and I'm limited to the "Wildlife Species" but I've already called them and there are several varieties that are already out of stock or they never got any.
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#3736757 - 08/18/14 04:22 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: BlountArrow]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Do you have other options besides that list or are you nailed down to that list?


Due to the program I'm participating in I'm pretty much limited to the selections above is my understanding. I'd like to hear your recommendations.
. Understood. I would want to add dwarf chinquapin oak, Chinese sequin, and some crabapples if I could. On your list guess I'd pick persimmon, Chickasaw plum,and a toss up on the 3rd. Strawberry bush would be a great bush if they had that.
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#3736761 - 08/18/14 04:25 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: smstone22]
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Really sawtooth oak would be good too since they hold onto their leaves so well. I know that's not shrub but neither are many things on the list.
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