Tree for small front garden?
I'm looking for something a bit different with all year interest. It can't get too large, about 8ft max with a 2metre radius (smaller probably better). Something a bit different, that has small leaves that will let the sun through to the rest of the garden. It needs to tolerate heavy winds too and be a chalk lover, but I might be able to get around the soil problem.
Tamarisk caught my eye. We have a white, pink, purple scheme, except for yellow in early spring. It doesn't have to match that scheme. We have lots of lavender growing. I like Buddleia but the other half hates it. Shame as one would fit well.
It can be a large shrub, but I'd like an upright, standard shape.