The Q&A Archives: Trees for small space

Question: I want to replace a tree in the backyard of my townhouse. What suggestions do you have for a 10'x 30' area that doesn't have shallow roots?

Answer: You can try one of the dwarf fruitless olive trees, a dwarf purple leaf plum (remains evergreen) or a dwarf citrus tree in the spot. All are small trees and all are evergreen which will give you a little privacy. Or, you can plant a large shrub which has been trained into a tree shape such as a camellia or an oleander. Best wishes with your landscape!

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