Small tree/shrub ideas
I'm in need of some suggestions for my north facing front garden. We moved in over the summer and are starting to get to grips with the house so want to get on with the garden.
At the moment we have two unidentified weeping trees out there which don't seem to produce any flowers or berries, and the foliage so far hasn't changed colour. Our neighbour tells us she has never seen them look any different.
I would like to swap them for something that adds a bit more value, ideally something that produces berries for the birds. If the foliage is nicely coloured and it blossoms all the better. However they can't get too high - one is in front of the lounge window, although it is a sloping garden so at the moment is 5-6' and not blocking the light much. Taller would be okay if it was something that isn't too dense and lets light through but stops us looking straight out onto our neighbours.
I've looked online a bit and cotoneaster looks like a possibility but was hoping others might have some suggestions for compact shrubs or trees that fit the bill.
Thanks in advance.