Pine or Sequoia?
I dont have a big yard, and would like to create more of a forest/park feel. I dont have any large trees, just 2 citruses. It is pretty much a squared yard, with a lawn, and planters bordering on 3 sides. I am thinking about curving a planter out a bit in order to plant a forest type tree. It would get water from sprinklers, and also it would be close to the house, about 12 feet from it.
Ive gone to nurseries and checked out the various species of pines. I think the canary island pine (canariensis) is the one that would work well for me. It is tall and not as wide as an eldarica pine. But I also saw young Torreyina pines that resemble the canariensis. On the web there are many different descriptions, growing conditions, etc. but they leave me confused.
As for the sequoia, I really like the young aptos blue and soquel, they look very cool and foresty. There is also the dawn redwood, but alot appear very similar. I wonder which is the smallest one, but that still grows fast. Now I know these trees can be monsters, but in my lifetime?
Anyways, I would like to hear Southern California gardener's experience and/or recommendations and any other opinions regarding my situation. At least I got it down to 2 types of trees... but the deodar cedars look cool as well, but i think you guys get the look I want.