river birch placement
I am thinking about a heritage river birch for a space in front of my house.
cultural conditions should be fine.
The planting space is probably 12 x 20 feet but there's plenty of space for the tree to grow: its bordered by an attractive driveway; it can grow 15-20 feet in any direction, and no overhead wires.
I can't decide between a clump, a grouping of single trunk specimens, or a single trunk specimen.
Here are my thoughts, and I'd like to know yours
I'm starting to feel like the 3-to-a-clump is on the verge of being overused. Also, I had the experience myself and have seen several instances of one tree dying and then there's a two tree clump which isn't always attractive. If you lose the or have to take off the 3rd you have a tree that is often not straight.
I don't want a single trunk to look like a lone ranger. However, it will be underplanted by (plenty of root room however) japanese maple (small) physocarpa mongomery spruce, and a nice grouping of rhus low grow
If these don't work out, I'm flexible and wouldn't hesitate to move them.
So I am trying to imagine a plan that might use more than birch in this space, but not look quite so predictable as a clump.
dry joke coming: It's really not my fault that this forum has contributed to my becoming very particular about my trees.