Tree and Shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

Agoura Hills, Ca
Question by michaelrube
November 22, 2009
I have no idea what type of trees/shrubs to plant in my front yard. I live in Los Angeles area and am looking for something that I can plant in December that requires little maintenance and will thrive in the climate. Can you recommend a small tree (no bigger than 12 feet)

Answer from NGA
November 22, 2009


Finding trees that grow no larger than 12 feet is difficult! You might want to purchase a shrub which has been trained into a tree shape. Bottlebrush and oleanders are sold this way, or you can try a dwarf weeping cherry or a dwarf weeping willow. Dwarf citrus can be maintained at about 12', Pearl Acacia, Evergreen Pear, and Texas Mountain Laurel are also evergreens that make nice, small trees.

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