Answer: Ash trees do grow here, but tend to attract aphids which makes them drip honeydew. Instead of Empress tree, how about growing Jacaranda? They are better adapted to the summer heat. Another suggestion is Dalbergia sissoo. Carob also makes a nice shade tree and if you have a lot of room, cottonwoods are nice. Purple leaf plum trees are very slow growing and have a rather upright growth habit - instead of a nice full canopy that you would relate to a shade tree. Best wishes with your new tree!
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