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Feb 13, 2017 11:40 PM CST
Want to plant short trees not to block sun from solar panels on our house. House faces north west so gets full sun. Wanted to look for trees that will do well. Some trees looking at was star magnolia or Western rosebud, camelias, Japanese maple . Did not know if there are any recommendations. Not interested in tropical plnts.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Feb 14, 2017 6:55 AM CST
The magnolia sounds promising, it will grow slowly and never get very tall. The other three, I believe, prefer to grow in partial shade. There are Crepe Myrtles that stay fairly short. You also might consider some Junipers. Where are you located?

Feb 14, 2017 8:41 PM CST
I live in Fresno CA.
this year getting more rain. However, typically more arid in the Central Valley
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