Joyce Goldenlily said:
At the moment I am researching trees and sub shrubs to be planted on our village green due to ash trees having to be felled because of ash die back. I am looking at native trees/sub shrubs for flower, fruit, insect and bird friendly and autumn colour which do not grow too tall or require constant maintance. How about a guelder rose, viburnum lantana or dogwood in your garden?I have so far made a "short" list of 10 plants for the committee to consider as I have offered to cover the cost of the trees. I am hoping to get a discount from a local nursery for bare rooted plants. So far I have Aspen, Sorbus aucuparia, Crab apple, Field Maple, Spindle Tree, Rowan, Viburnum lantana and Red Oak on my list. It would be lovely to have some of each, should look spectacular in a good autumn. Sadly there are a lot of ash trees on the site which all have signs of die back, those which could be dangerous with dead branches falling off are going first but the rest are being monitored.
Silver surfer said:
Just to repeat myself....Enkianthus cernuus rubens is extremely rare and not easy to obtain.
I was a bit concerned that one website noted the Euonymus is a bit invasive, certainly something I don't want, but hopefully with limited space that won't happen.