Desert tree in a lawn?
I have about 1,300 sq. ft of lawn that I eventually want to convert to xeriscape. Currently it's just lawn and the cacti I've planted.
What I would like to do is get 2 largish shade trees into the lawn, and when I have the time/money, remove the lawn and put in rocks.
So, the question is, what type of tree will thrive in a lawn (getting sprayed by sprinklers and watered 3x a week) and also thrive in a low water desert environment thereafter?
Some caveats: I am not a fan of mesquites and palo verdes. Lower litter is preferred.
The three trees I am currently favoring are the Chinese Elm, the Fruitless Olive, and the Chinese Pistache. Also, Sissoo is tempting but a lot of complaints about roots on the internet.
Any help is appreciated.
This post was edited by Tempe5 on Sat, Mar 15, 14 at 18:22