Answer: Sounds as though you're looking for a small to medium-sized tree (as opposed to one that can reach 60'). Some choices include Chionanthus (Fringe Tree),Chitalpa tashkentensis, Crape Myrtle, Acacia, Albizia (Silk Tree), Laburnum (Golden Chain) or Cornus (Dogwood). Each of these trees are well-behaved and all produce seasonal bloom. For a complete rundown on their characteristics, consult Sunset Western Garden Book.
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