Magnolia soulageana - white flower - needs a sheltered spot or the flowers fall off - also funny about soil type Weeping Japanese Maple (can be kept in a pot) Weeping Cherry Tree - no fruit Buddleia - loved by butterflies and bees - purple is the most common colour but think you can get white and pink too
I think they are all spectacular and wouldn't be able to choose between them.
I planted a Robinia Pseudoaccacia last year and I absolutely love it! It has been just beautiful all year around and lights up my small garden no end. A bit brittle in the wind and no fruit but otherwise, perfect.
Would love a Magnolia but we have very alkaline soil so is a no no is our garden..
Flowering dogwoods are a real thing of beauty. The white bracts are feature for months.
I do love our quetsche plum though. It is quite tall and elegant (unlike our sprawling apple trees) self-fertile and it is having its first real crop this year. It is absolutely laden! I shall be jam making soon.
mmmmm - plums i have a vic plum, apple, quince and crab apple, and the plum is my absolute fave. is it good for wildlife though? was wondering about a may tree... meant to be good for birds and insects...
Weeping cotoneaster. Grows to about 7or 8ft, covered in shiny red berries from autumn to late winter, blackbirds love it, loses it's leaves in Feb (the new ones coming in push the old ones out), white blossom in May (flowers aren't that great, but lots of them and attract LOADS of hoverflies, bumble bees, etc etc). It's not exciting in the height of summer - but is a nice green background to everything else. Or hawthorn - one called Pauls Scarlet. Pink blossom, then lots of haws. Or crab apples - lots of blossom, then lots of crab apples. Or.... These are all pretty small so should fit. I would loove a flowering dogwood, but I think they get quite big? Or do they grow slowly /not mind being pruned?