What tree to plant?
I am looking for suggestions on what tree to to plant -- a flowering tree on the border between my lawn and my neighbor's lawn, for some screening and also flowering. We are in northern virginia. The area is on the NW side of my house.
I planted some dwarf burford hollies this year but I have plenty of space to include a small or large tree as well because I realized, after planting the hollies, that I'd like to (eventually) have some screening for part of my deck from the neighbor's deck. The area is full sun.
I'd prefer a native plant, like a white dogwood, or maybe an eastern redbud, and would prefer one that does not have tons of leaves to rake, and would prefer low maintenance.
I also plan to put in a white dogwood closer to the house on the same side -- would it look strange to have a matching dogwood? Do white dogwoods do well in full sun? I've read mixed reviews on that.
Others I am considering are: crepe myrtle, weeping cherry, yoshino cherry, but I am open to suggestions!