An anniversary tree, Birthday tree, what should I choose.....

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  1. Loki

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    I’m turning, cough cough 27! And my gorgeous hubby and I have been together for 25 years come mid March. Obviously we met at nursery!
    Anyway, can you lovely lot suggest a tree that would give me year round interest? As I don’t have acres I’m realistic. I’m swaying between ornamental and what I think I’d like in the long run.
    Example..... love liriodendron and Cercis. But I want wildlife so I’m thinking crateagus Paul’s scarlet. I’ve already got a hawthorn though.
    Been looking on hilliers , fab site btw!
    My choice would be in good loam, either sun or partial shade, the tree has options!
    As I’m, hhhmmmmm 27 now, I want decent specimen.
    Should say, I’m not one for yellow. As much as laburnums are fab, they are not for me.
    Ultimate height, doesn’t matter. Ultimate width, pref 5 meters.
    Bring on the ideas, please
     
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      I had a Korean Fir Tree that had 100's of mauve cones after a few years and intend to purchase another one over his way if I can find one..Little issue with pruning as quite slow growing and the fir branches all soft to the touch.....We have done 53 years..no remission either..:heehee:
       
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        A tree I am still hoping to get myself at some stage is the black cherry plum. It is likely to get slightly wider than 5metres at some stage but I like the way it has the flowers early in the year and the dark leaf colour for most of the rest of the year. There is a really nice one in a small front garden I pass on my way to work and it is currently flowering and looking very well. On the smaller end of the options with similar colour is the purple leaved elderflower which is a nice tree but may need some pruning to get to a good shape (with the one I have producing a sucker that had to be removed and some funny angled branches that I also had to get rid of) and maybe it is not the best looking tree when the leaves are gone. June berry might also be a good option with nice flowers and edible berries and the leaves have nice variations in colour when they are newly formed or about to fall in winter. The trunk and branches without leaves can also look nice in winter in my opinion.

        Happy gardening.
         
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        • Loki

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          So many options, I love most prunus, the ones I love they, get to wide.
           
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            :wallbanging::)Love Kansan, way to wide.
            Looking for other species......
            @DianneW .....get what you mean
             
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