Focal Tree for Front Yard
Well, Thanks to various postings I have been able to do some research on CA Native trees in trying to make a decision, but am still having a hard time deciding on a tree. The area I am planting in is surrounded on all sides by concrete driveway / walkways. It is about 20' x 15'.
Our house is 2 story and I am looking for something that will provide summer shade. (at least through 2nd story windows
Visual Interest(Front Yard)
Not suckering, invasive or too Messy (Driveway / concrete surrounding)
Drought Tollerant once established
Deciduous OK. Fruiting OK
Full Hot sun!
25-35' in height...spreading canopy OK
The trees I am considering (not all natives):
An Oak of some sort (Maybe too large?)
Persimmon or Loquat
Pistacio or Chinese Pistache
Hong Kong Orchid
Please let me know your thoughts..negative and Positive.