The Q&A Archives: Need Help In Selecting A Weeping Tree

Question: I would like to find the perfect, charming weeping tree for a cottage garden in front of my house. I would like something that stays small and will not shade the house. I am in Zone 6 and the spot is facing west with afternoon sun. Thank you.

Answer: How about a Weeping Cherry or a Weeping Mulberry? They both have beautiful flowers, a great weeping habit, and neither grow very large at all, perhaps 10-12' for most varieties. I like the variety Prunus x subhirtella for a cherry but there are many, many beautiful varieties. Either is suitable for your zone and proposed exposure and I think you would be extremely pleased. Check garden centers and nurseries, most places are getting lots of varieties in at this time of the year. I saw both of these trees last weekend at the local KMart! If you can't locate what you need, feel free to revisit the website and post another question, we will be happy to lend a hand.

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