suggestion for specimen tree that looks good winter/spring/fall
It has been a long winter! I am really looking forward to dealing with the blank canvas that is my back yard. The area is about 40' x 40' and receives a fair amount of sun. The soil is somewhat acidic.
I am looking for a tree that can be grown as a specimen. In the front, I already have Japanese weeping maple, another kind of Japanese maple (bloodgood I think), dogwood, pieris japonica, arborvitae, boxwood, white lacecap hydrangea. I am planning to repeat at least some of those in the back.
I want something that looks good fall/winter/spring.
I was originally thinking of getting a magnolia stellata, but I am not sure if it is the best choice from the "looking good all year" perspective.
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated - Thanks!