Dwarf tree year round interest?
My partner and I are moving into a new home with a small north-facing garden to the front - just a hankerchief of lawn off the pavement with paving slabs down the side for access to front door. We have a south facing back garden for a 'proper' garden, but I think it would be nice to have a little tree out front so I have something to look at when washing up! Year round interest would be nice, and I don't want anything to high maintenance as I'm not very experienced, and it must be dwarf so as not to irk the neighbours or obscure the light. I was thinking about a crab apple. We have chalky soil there I think.
Any suggestions gratefully received!
P.S. I will probably try to grow some pretty scented and or berried plants under the kitchen window like jasmine / honeysuckle etc, and have some pots for spring bulbs or lavender