The Q&A Archives: Good Tree for Small Yard

Question: My yard is 30' by 17'. In the far corner I would like to plant a tree that would eventially shade the patio and not be too much of a mess. My home is 2 story and the back yard faces east. The corner I would like to put the tree would face west and on the north side of the yard. I don't care for Palm trees.

Thanks for your help

Helen Foster

Answer: You might consider an ornamental pear, Acer japonicum (fullmoon maple), Apple, Cercis (redbud), Chionanthus (fringe tree), Crape Myrtle, flowering plum, Stewartia, or Leptospermum (Australian Tea Tree - evergreen).

Best wishes with your landscape!

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