small ornamental tree
I lost a 7' tall Lavender twist redbud in a thunder storm last week. It broke clean 18" above the ground. This was its third year planted. The site is in front of the house, full sun, full exposure, Flowery Branch.
Are redbuds generally brittle and subject to wind damage? I would like about a 15' tall tree, weeping form is nice. Suggestions?
If I go back with another lavander twist I will thin the top growth to reduce top heaviness and sail area. Would forest pansy take full sun and would it also be storm damaged?
I'd appreciate any input, thanks.