Hi, we have recently removed a massive phoenix palm tree from our small south facing front garden and we want to plant a small tree in the same place but we are anxious about planting another tree that will grow so big so fast. We are also concerned about roots affecting the house. It is a walled gravelled space aproximately 2m x 3m. I have been researching loads on the internet and initially wanted to plant an acer but now sadly understand that it's not a good idea because it is south facing. I have now set my mind on a Pagoda Dogwood ( cornus alternifolia ). I really need advice as to whether it is it suitable? I seem to find conflicting descriptions. If not, could you suggest anything else similar that would be more suitable please?
Thank you very much,
- 28 May, 2011