trees/large plants - Knowledgebase Question

Fountain Valley, Ca
Question by brboverholse
March 23, 2010
hello... i need to plant (small) trees in my backyard (actually, patio -- i live in an end-unit townhouse) and would appreciate an expert's suggestion(s). privacy along fence is goal. thanks!

Answer from NGA
March 23, 2010


Some good choices for the site you describe include Acer circinatum (vine maple), Acer griseum (paperbark maple), Acer palmatum (Japanese maple), Cercidium (Palo Verde), Cercia (redbud), Chionanthus (fringe tree), Erythrina (coral tree), Albizia julibrissin (silk tree), Laburnum (goldenchain), Sophora japoica (pagoda tree) or Acacia stenophylla (shoestring acacia), Camphor, Ornamental Pear, or Citrus. Only the last three are evergreen. Most grow less than 20' at maturity, but all can be pruned to control size and shape.

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