CA sierra foothills, what elevation for Quaking Aspen
At the retail nursery today, I have a customer who REALLY wants a Quaking Aspen as her front focal point, right outside a 2 story window along the front entry walk.
I usually reccomend them 4k feet and above for best show. She is at 3 K shaded and wooded in the sierra foothills.
The planting area is only 7 feet wide ( my other concern ) lined with a retaining wall on both sides.
Do I insist its the wrong location or let her have her way? exposure acceptable, they are putting in the watering system.
I have showed her the Sango Kaku Japanese maple and the Stellar Pink Dogwood. She likes both. But " isnt a gardener, wants year round interest, low maintence, wants it in yeaterday, blah blah blah"
Any input would be appreciated.