Ghost Gum vs Mesquite for edge of lot
I'm going to be planting 2-3 trees on the west side of my lot and I've spent months trying to make a good choice of specie.
The trees are going to border a horseback riding arena, and so what I really want is to be able to shade as as much as possible (ie tall tree). Prefer xeriscape to tropical, filtered shade is fine.
The problem is that right on the other side of the fence is my neighbor's pool and concrete deck.
I'm leaning towards the Crown Jewel mesquite (seedless hybrid) which would give me some shade but also peace of mind around the pool. It may not be litter free but neighbor has his own Chilean mesquite to clean up after so they would probably be on the same schedule.
I love the look of the Ghost Gum though (papuana), anyone have experience with those - how messy, concrete crackers, etc? Help me decide so I can go get my trees already :)