Desert tree advice for newbie?
Any advice on buying a tree for a small backyard in Phoenix, Arizona? I've seen some information on this site, but I thought I'd ask anyway, for any additional input.
I'm looking for something that:
would be leafy and green to provide some shade
would not grow too fast or too large
would not require much care or water (weekly sprinkling)
would not shed tons of leaves and buds all over
Does anyone know trees that fit this profile? I've asked around to various gardeners and nursery, but everything they suggest seems to have a drawback.
Thank you in advance for any advice - I've never bought a tree before!