Originally Posted by GVL LLC
Id go with a weeping cherry prunus sno fountains (white flowers) or the pink variety. Then id put coral bells in a horse shoe formation in the front. Would look awesome. the weeping cherry is a really slow grower so as long as its pruned once a year it can be kept in check easily and only gets 12 ft. at maturity.
12' wide? that area definately does not look 12' wide. Plant that and you'll have either a overgrown tree into the house or walkway. I do like the idea of a some sort of small tree, possibly a grafted shrub, with a understory of heuchera, heucherella, tiarella or even some exotic hosta. Tina flowering crab might work, not sure on the width offhand though
I really dislike houses like there, almost impossible to create any flow from the back drop, have to rely solely on the smaller foreground plantings