Urban tree options/Zone 6/understory options?

rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)April 12, 2011

I have an urban property here in Connecticut, and I am about to get rid of a large white pine in my north-facing yard, which is sick, and much too large for the area.

I would like to plant something unusual, either flowering or fruiting, that will do okay in a northern exposure with somewhat reduced noon sun. A small Star magnolia or dogwood are possibilities. Azalea perhaps? I even considered a chinese chestnut which might be nice. I have seen cherry trees do well in town and bear nicely... The idea of either fruit or nuts from my own tree really appeals to me...

I am open to suggestions!

Thanks,

--Rick

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