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Suggestions for tall, skinny tree/ shrub to add vertical dimension?

Whitney Danielle
3 months ago


Zone 5b and seem to have rather humid summers as we live on a lake in Michigan. Any suggestions for a tree or shrub that would look good year round in our landscape? I’ve played around with some landscaping apps but I’m unfamiliar with plants for our area. Would love Italian cypress or Japanese holly but I don’t think they’ll stand our winters. I hate to say it but American arborvitae or Chinese juniper seem so basics. Front door faces west on the north end of our home. Area is blocked by the garage for most of the day and then experiences evening sun.

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