That's the Golden Raindrops crab that is 6 feet from the house. You can't tell here, but there are no major limbs (yet) facing the house. So maybe I'll get away with it. Stranger things have happened. At some point I want the bed to be quite full with shrubs, but I don't want to go too crazy with perennials until that time arrives. Maintenance is an issue. Some of the mulch has cardboard under it. My exterminator guy (mice) told me not to put it close to the house. So it's mostly a couple feet back. What do people do about weeds right up against the foundation, short of noxious sprays? I use Roundup sparingly but I don't care for Monsanto, so am open to ideas.