Answer: Sounds as though you're looking for a broadleaf evergreen tree. While these trees hold their leaves year around, the older foliage eventually drops to make way for new leaves. Therefore, you can expect some leaf drop (but not all the leaves all at once!). Some suggestions for your gardening region include Acacia baileyana, Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree), Eriobotrya japonica (loquat), Lagunaria (primrose tree), Olneya tesota (desert ironwood) or Umbellularia californica (California laurel).
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