I live in Napa Ca and am putting in a new lawn in my front yard. It is a fairly small yard and I would like to put a 5' in diameter brick planter with a tree in the middle. I want a pretty tree with flowers that doesn't get more than 6-8' tall max. It is kind of under the umbrella of a huge jap maple tree about 15-20' away from it. It will get full sun half half the day and shade the rest of the day.
The nursery says the Rose of Sharon would be good but your site says this tree might get up to 12' tall.
What is a good tree for me?