Ideas for a smaller evergreen tree
I am building a BBQ that is adjacent to a wall (wall is about 5 feet high) with a square indentation in the wall (about 2 feet by 2 feet) located about the center area of the BBQ. I am thinking of putting a tree in this hole?!? to provide shade over the bbq but am concerned about excessive falling leaves, flowers etc. onto the BBQ area.
Any ideas on a tree that stays evergreen, is on the smaller side, does not shed excessively and is beautiful. (We live in Pasadena, CA) Tall order but thought I would try. Another option may be to put in an umbrella in the hole but somehow a small tree seems so much better. TIA