Completely stripped my garden back a while ago, and just recently got to the fun part of actually designing/planting the layout.
Need some advice for the corner area, as want to provide some height to the planting, hide a lamp post and provide some screening from the neighbours, however I am very new to all of this.
I've done a bit of research, however "a little knowledge can be dangerous" and a little bit more is overwhelming!
I have a few constraints;
Trunk wants to be approx. 1m from the wall/fence in the corner - so I'm thinking a single trunk without a bushy/spreading lower half.
Once the tree is above the fence approx. 1.8m, it can spread out a bit but there is the lamp post/telephone/electric thing there so not sure how legal/sensible it is to spread too much - post approx. 2.5m from trunk.
My wife likes the apple/cherry blossoms & I thought I'd found the answer with the Alemanchier Alnifolia Obelisk (comments/suitability please), however she is less sure now because of blossom clean up that may be required.
She also likes the Acers (preferring the reds), and Silver Birches, however I'm concerned about the spread and height
Any advice would be much appreciated....