What shape tree for the house??? Oregon zone 8
Hello! I need to make some decisions about what type/shape of tree to put near the corners of our house. There are about 20' or so of straight corner along two front sides of house, and we are pretty close to the sidewalk, so the house looks and feels gargantuan. I want to plant a couple trees there to take emphasis off the sheer height of the house, soften the edges, and to make it look more home-like rather than apartment-like.
Do you plant a columnar tree like Stewartia Pseudocamilia , or a more rounded/umbrella shaped tree like a Japanese Maple? Deciduous or evergreen? My husband and I are reeling with the many options...
We just built the house and it is painted a light green with brown in the upper gables. There is a porch on the front of the house with stone wall flower beds on either side of the stairs that wrap around the porch to the house wall. But those corners look very bare. Any advice very welcome- thanks for helping us figure this out!