Replacing a tree
My Stella cherry died suddenly this summer, just as her cherries were ripening!
I've had her cut down, and now am thinking about her replacement.
I've got a very small (30' x 45') urban garden, and this tree is right in the center, next to the small pond that is the focal point of the garden. The pond is fully lined, and the tree would be on the up-hill side, so over abundance of moisture is not a problem.
Full sun, amended clay soil, zone 6 nominally, but we tend to be warmer than the airport area.
Recommended to replace it with a paperbark maple, a hardy white-flowering crepe myrtle, and a native dogwood of a strain that is supposed to be anthracnose resistant.
I have two small japanese maples in the borders of the garden, so I'd rather select something different. The only other tree is a Red Haven peach, who has not been very healthy and may be on her way out too.
What do you guys think?