Hello everyone I am currently looking to plant some foliage that will bush out above my fence to give my yard privacy from the neighbors and some shade. I am not looking to plant arbriovites yet a regular tree where the trunk will stay short but the tree will grow higher and bushy just above the fence line. The front of my house has a great crimson maple, so I am looking for a tree that is as bushy as this or more and short yet green. Any takers? thanks
Small flowering trees might be your answer but not a Jap. Maple/ Cercis, redbud, Cornus, dogwood, Franklinia. Crabs normally are more upright and low branched, but an apple or even a cherry might fit your bill. It all depends on your taste.