Bay Area / San Mateo County Shade Trees
I'm looking for a recommendation for a shade tree for my backyard. I'd like to buy a more mature tree so I can get shade sooner. Lots of direct sun and the tree will be about 6-10 ft from our garage. Clay soil and relatively close to the Bay and the lot is only about 25 ft above sea level.
I mostly need summer shade so deciduous or evergreen are both fine. I would also like to have grass or plants growing relatively close to the base of the tree. I also prefer something without fruit since we are getting rid of a bunch of old apple and plum trees of our property now.
Thanks in advance. Happy to provide any other detail.