Kyushu Hydrangea, Magnolia Macrophyllia (sp)
I have a patio that is roughly 10" wide and I am wondering which of these two trees I should plant next to it. I want to create some shade for the patio. We have an unmbrella table there and it gets full sun all day. The patio is adjacent to the house, so the tree would be about 10' off the house. It is an area that has rich, moist, well drained soil.
Which ever tree I don't plant next to the patio will go about 10' off a small abouve ground pool. The area has full sun all day and the soil is a bit drier than the other location. There is a little more wind exposure there, too.
The magnolia is a sapling and I've read that it is slow to grow -- whatever s-l-o-w means. The hydrangea is a pretty decent sized specimen.
Any advice appreciated -- I am a novice! I often put plants in only to later have to move them around. Would like to avoid doing this with a tree!!!