Best med. size tree to plant - Knowledgebase Question

Sun City, Ca
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Question by foxybjr
August 27, 2010
Mobile home-lrge yard. had to destroy peach tree no fruit, deasesed, many pretty little birds came to shade there. Looking for replacement, not fruit, something pretty but not real tall. ^ HOT in summer. Miss the pretty little birds.How big is flowering plum tree, no fruit.?

Answer from NGA
August 27, 2010
Purple leaf plum trees are great for the desert. There are several cultivars and 'Thundercloud' has the most upright branching habit if your space is narrow. Check the cultivar - some are smaller than others. They bloom beautifully each spring. Evergreen Elm might be a good choice; Orchid trees are small and produce lots of springtime blooms. Best wishes with your new tree.

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