Putting trees on the corners of the house have a way of making the house look wider, and, visually brings the height down a bit too. In other words they do a great job of taking away the big and boxy look of the house.
But I have another tree idea for you: what about a Peach tree?
Most fruit trees need another tree of the same or different variety to pollinate itself; if it isn’t there you will not see fruit. Not so with the Peach, it pollinates itself so you don’t need two; as do Apricots and Golden Delicious Apples.The Peach however caught my eye because of its leaves; it has a very different leaf from the other trees used. Other great features of this tree are: it blossoms pink in the spring, the cool looking leaves turn orangish/yellow in the fall, and you get peaches.
Being that most Peach trees are dwarfed, the height will not get beyond 10 to 12 feet tall; and pruning to shape the tree will encourage a generous amount of Peaches every year.
They will need to be sprayed with an insecticide from time to time; and keep a fruit fungicide handy in case you notice a fungus development.
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