I live in a block of flats - they are only 2 storeys high in total (anotherwords the height of an average house). The sun beats in all day and our window covers most of the sitting room wall - my neighbour above has agreed that I can plant a small tree to try and partially shade both of us - it cannot be too big as we don't want to go to the opposite extreme and shade ourselves completely. We don't want it to be too wide for the same reason - as at the moment our frontage is plain grass with a severe plain privet-type hedge I was hoping to plant something possibly floral/decorative?
Having said all that, we need something which will not require too much maintenance and be relatively simple. I like things such as crabapple - would that be a good idea? Funds are very limited so advice would be much appreciated.
Many Thanks in anticipation.