tree - Knowledgebase Question

Indio, Ca
Question by jkindt
October 11, 2009
I would like to plant a tree that doesn't drop a lot of stuff, is fast growing and will provide shade, with minimal water. What could you recommend for my area?


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Answer from NGA
October 11, 2009

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I'd say you have some very particular requirements for your tree, but there are several that fit within the criteria. Sweet Acacia fits the bill. Fruitless mulberry is a fast-growing, wide spreading tree. (The female, or fruit-bearing species can make quite a mess!) Catalpa grows fast and makes an excellent shade tree. If you're looking for fall color, Sweet Gum, sometimes called Liquidambar, would be a good choice as well. Hope at least one of the above suggestions appeals to you!

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