Need an anchor plant/tree/shrub
I will be replacing a Blue Spruce that has needle cast. For two years I have tried to eradicate it but I can't. The tree is small enough to take out and I'd like to extend my current planting bed to encompass this area but I would like to replace it with another evergreen, if possible. I'd like something that does not grow over 10-15' (no Alberta Spruce - already have two) but can't find anything that does not get too tall. If not, then a nice small deciduous tree (flowering perhaps) or great shrub (Purple smoke for example) will work. I don't get full sun all day so something that tolerates partial shade (probably why needle cast dug in). What do you suggest? Click on link to see planting area.
Here is a link that might be useful: Front yard planting area