Western Redbud Tree Size
Hello, I want to plant three trees along my front fence and I was thinking that Western Redbud trees would be my first choice. My fence is 10' tall, 9' of solid redwood and 1' of lattice, and I want the trees to be about twice as high as the fence. I've seen lots of redbuds growing around town, many of them planted in front of tall fences or walls, and most looked to me to be about 20' tall or maybe a little more. But when I looked them up in my Sunset garden book it says they grow 10'-18' tall.
So my question is do redbud trees really only grow to 18' tall, and I only thought they were taller because I am bad at judging heights and sizes? Or can they grow taller than 18'? Do you think 18' is tall enough to look good in front of a 10' fence? If redbud trees will not be good for planting in front of my fence, what is a better choice? I want something that won't grow too large, like 25' tall max, and will be happy with no extra water once established.
Thanks in advance!