Ideas for two trees in front of house?
Hi there ,
I am seeking some advice and ideas.
We would like to plant two trees in front of our house. The lawn/front garden is small so looking for ideally that would grow to about 3-5m. It is also a south west facing front garden.
As we are in the corner plot, we were contemplating on planting two good screening trees (one either side of the path). I have no idea what type of soil we have - so have no clue whether it is chalky, acidic or alkaline and am therefore looking for a hardy plant that will withstand any types of soil.
I have done some research into good screening trees and people have recommended the following:
1. Dwarf apple trees (although I am not sure having two of them would be a ridiculous idea?) - these are deciduous as well.On the plus side it is good for local wildlife.
2. Bullbay Evergreen Magnolia Trees - Our concerns are whether the roots might cause problems to the house foundations and whether these might block too much of the sunlight into the house?
Are there any better recommendations to the two trees above? And ideas or advice?
Many many thanks in advance !