Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:02
I would suggest a crab apple - they don't grow too large for front gardens and the roots won't damage foundations. The blossom and the fruit attract wildlife (long-tailed tits love them and visit in droves looking for insects and spiders webs), and the growth isn't too dense. If you want to thin the branches out later on that can be done without spoiling the shape of the tree. Lots of different shades of blossom and fruit for you to choose from.