Small sized tree

e511April 4, 2013

Hi all! I'm looking for a 8-15 foot tree I could plant in my yard. It will be planted in about a 5 foot wide space between our concrete patio and fence. Gets mostly sun until about 3 in the afternoon when the fence casts a shadow on that part of the yard. Any suggestions welcome.

I recently tore out all the grass (read: weeds) in this extension area, and will be putting rocks down to help reduce some mowing - but wondered if the rocks might make it too hot, so was thinking about a nice small tree (can't be huge, neighbor's house is relatively close) to provide some shade.

Any help is great, thanks guys!

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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

What USDA zone are you in? If zone 6b or 7, I'd recommend Yaupon holly. You may be too cold for that though.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 10:55AM
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Texas or Mexican Redbud. There's also an Ok. Redbud that has redder flowers but unsure of its size.
Mexican Plum is typically in the 15' range also.
Can think of 2-3 more but would have to look up to see if they can survive in your zone.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 1:29PM
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We're in 6b. All those sounds great, and now that I've seen the Yaupon holly I notice my neighbors have quite a few of them!

Thanks guys!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 2:43PM
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