Is There Such a Tree/Shrub?
Our patio design is FINALLY completed (but not installed). I'm very excited about the great planting areas I will have. It's so much more fun to dream of plants then the hardscaping that we've desperately needed.
We'll have an area about 10' x 12' wide perfect for a small tree or large shrub. We were hoping to utilize it for shade for one of the patios just East of this planting area. High visibility in the summer with none/very little in the winter.
Size requirements are dictated by the deck 8' away but the other sides are completely open (so we can trim some). We have a personal requirement of having the planting 15' or less in height do to a view we don't want to block.
Sun requirements... Since it's on the North side, the snow often lingers. The area is far enough out though from the house that at the summer solstice the shade misses the planting point by 4' leaving the area in the summer sun all day...yes I've studied my yard well.
Xeric is always nice but being the very limited selection I think I'm going to find I have and the high visibility, we're willing to treat it well.
I've been reading and reading but there seems something that makes certain plants not quite right - or at least I'm thinking they won't.
Does anyone have or know of something that would work, or we could make work with SOME extra effort.