Small trees near pool in Phoenix
I lost two beautiful small ficus benjamina in last year's freeze. I'm trying to decide what SMALL trees to re-plant near our pool. I'm restricted by power lines on one side and small width (needs to be relatively vertical) on the other.
Exposure is south/west--so will get some intense heat near walls and pool.
The bottlebrush tree was suggested at the nursery (I would LOVE the hummingbirds), but I live in fear of tree debris after having three Australian Bottle Trees near the pool in the past.
Suggestions? Bottle Tree? Ficus Benjamina?