Need a Tree Recommendation
I'd like to plant a small (10-20') tree in our small front yard to provide visual interest as well as a bit of a filter from the morning sun directly into our living room windows. The soil is sandy clay, but well drained because it is on a hill. The spot is southern facing and gets full morning and early afternoon sun. The rest of the yard is fairly naturalized, with flagstone paths, rock retaining walls, and hundreds of bulbs, daylilies, irises, grasses, and azalea (I like a clean, structured aesthetic), but no actual "lawn."
My husband is allergic to apples, there's already a fig tree in the backyard, and a dozen blueberry bushes of varying heights already have assigned places (front and back yards) waiting for me to enrich the soil for a fall planting.I wanted a sour cherry tree, but the neighbors say that the deer will rip it apart, so it's going to go in the fenced backyard instead.
What should I plant?