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By Sallyl

United Kingdom Gb

I'm looking for a delicate, elegant, long-stemmed shrub or small tree, for the back of a not very deep border of a very sunny corner (North-West facing) of my very small garden. I want something structural, but not bushy. Columnar is the word, I think. I love amerlanchiers, but am a little scared it will get too big (and I can't work out which are the bushy kind and which aren't). But that kind of thing - a gorgeous spray of blossom in spring or summer, but not creating shade or being greedy with root space, in a rather narrow bed. A tall order? I'm a complete beginner! Thank you..... Sally



some of the ornamental cherries would suit the bill. so would some of the dwarf crab aples. bonus of fruits with that too.

11 Apr, 2010


Maybe a columnar Apple variety? Or maybe a Nandina, if your climate suits, Sallyl.

12 Apr, 2010


A weeping mauls (crab apple) could look really good andwould not take up a lot of space.

12 Apr, 2010

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