Purple leaf Plum, and/or Chinese evergreen Elm (Maintence)
I just purchased a purple leaf plum and Chinese Evergreen Elm to replace to other trees that were removed from my back yard. I don't know a great deal about tress, but I wanted a relatively low maintenance tree.. After reading these posts, I'm a bit uncomfortable now. Is the Purple Plum a high maintenance tree for AZ and it apt to fail?
They are both 32" box trees, so they're already pretty big.
Also, what are your opinions on the Chinese Evergreen Elm?
They haven't planted either of them yet, so I could still drop the purple plum and go with two Chinese Evergreen Elms...
Or I'm open to other suggestions as well.
Also, help with the watering (or other care) requirements for each of these would be a great help.
Please forgive my ignorance and these matters.
I should note that I have a small yard...