Dappled Willow Tree - Old House and New House?
The tree you see above is a Dappled Willow (treeform) in the Home Depot parking lot/garden center/nursery. It is, I think, a grafted tree (hence the 'treeform') and one that we had in our old house in Elmhurst. I put it in one of the beds that was close to the garage side door, so we walked by it every time we got in and out of the car.
Here's the label from the tree at Home Depot:
Both Nat and I really liked the tree. It grew big and threw off these beautiful, pinkish reeds.
I gave it quite a bit of consideration before, ultimately, passing on the tree for this season. It was $49.99, so between the price and not really having an idea of where, exactly to put this thing, I talked myself out of putting it into our cart.
One place it *could* go is in the hydrangea bed along the south fence line. With the hydrangeas filling up the ground space, this could sit on top of them - in the back - and get what it wants: part sun. Then we'd get to enjoy it from the patio/kitchen and it would add some interest above the fence.