Hi - I'm new to this site so please be gentle!* I do gardening for a living here in upstate New York (zone 5-6).* I have a customer that is wanting me to plant a flowering tree or shrub for her.* She would like something with "delicate" flowers that doesn't get too big or too tall or too "bushy", because the space is narrow between her house and the neighbor's driveway.* We have about 10 feet to work with.
The site faces south and gets full sun.* So this "shrub or tree" would need to be able to take the sun and the heat during the summer.* I am thinking either a Viburnum or possibly a Pee Gee Hydrangea tree.* I think she is talking "delicate" like a dogwood, but I'm not sure they could take the heat.* The house is white so it would reflect the sunlight back (and I know when I'm working in that area it gets VERY hot!).
The othe ideas I've had (butterfly bush, lilac) have been turned down.
If anyone can suggest something else, please let me know.* I would be most appreciative!