My pool was finished 2 months ago and I'm in the process of getting the landscaping done. If you remember the yard has a bit of a slope -- so I have terrased an area with keystone walls (verazzo). I am trying to pick out plants and wanted some advice:
I'll have 2-3 trees around the grass - at least one of them near the pool (but not over the pool). I like the following, but need your opinions:
1) Chinese Elm: Moderate root growth. Good growth. deciduous . Low water. Nice looking.
2) Chitalpa: Low Root Growth. Drops flowers (and fruit?). Deciduous.
I'd like a nice shade tree that's evergreen that stays clean with minimal roots -- it may not exist....
I am also looking for two small trees for some smaller planters. They will be kept small. I have some ornamental cherry trees in the front now that are great (small fruit you can eat, but fairly tasteless). I'd like somehting different, but if I have to I'll put in a few more of these. They keep shaped into a ball quite nicely and have dense growth.
I'll get some pictures out soon.