Ornamental Tree Selection
I am about to replace a tree that was taken down by the recent Hurricane Ike windstorm. The tree I lost was a Bradford Pear, which is not a tree I want again.
The area this tree will be in is a strip of lawn approx. 16 feet wide, between two driveways. I am looking for an ornamental tree that will be no more than approx. 20 feet tall, and will have a spread of about 12-15 feet in width. I would like a single stem deciduous tree, and I do not want a crabapple.
Based on this criteria, I have come up with the following possibilities, and would like to hear the pros and cons of each of these choices, as well as taking suggestions for other possible tree types I may have overlooked.
My list of possibilities is as follows:
1. Krauter Vesuvius Plum
2. Royal Burgundy Cherry
3. Cumulus Serviceberry
4. Canada Red Chokeberry
5. Hall's Hardy Almond
Thanks in advance for any and all input.