Privacy and shade in small footprint?
I'm having trouble finding trees that will fit in a small space next to a fence and still provide shade and privacy.
Every tree I looked at says it needs to be at least 5 feet from pavement and at least 3 feet from fencing. It is not possible in this location because there is only about 4 feet of diameter to work with.
So, I'm going to also look at shrubs or tree-like shrubs that will not have any major problems growing in a small land area.
Zone 8/9 California.
Summers are very hot and very dry and winters are cool and rainy with occasional frost at night. No snow.
I'd like to get some shade and privacy in addition to using a patio umbrella.
I'm looking for something that will grow well in the corner in the photo and a slightly larger corner at the other end of the patio.
That existing small plant will be removed,