River Birch near corner of house
We bought a house last year that had all rock around the front. We didn't like it so this summer I pulled the rock, had a drip system put in and some mulch. I now want to plant some shrubs and trees.
The nursery I went to gave me a great plan. We'll be putting some Otto Laurel in front of the porch and a sand cherry on the back side (right side of the picture). They also suggested putting a river birch near the corner.
I am hesitant putting a tree so close, and she said it should be fine. They don't grow too large in Utah and I can trim them back. What do you think? That corner on the roof doesn't have a rain gutter and in a storm water comes streaming down, hence the rocks. But big storms aren't super common, so this is an issue a couple of times in the fall and spring.
What do you think? Good place for a river birch? Are there different kinds or sizes? If not, what should go there?