Bananas in southern CA desert??
I would love to have a Tiki lounge feel to my back yard. (Currently it is lots of sandy soil, cement, odd 10x10 sguare pad in the middle of the yard, and crab grass.)
I would like tropical type plants with lots of big shady leaves. I was thinking, bananas, the lower growing date palm (the kind that only gets to like 10 ft.) maybe a rubber tree. Also I saw an old movie where there was a tree with branches that grew at odd angles with tufts of leaves, in the movie they called it a "monkey puzzle tree" I loved it does anyone know what it was? Also are there dwarf avocados or macadamia nut trees? If not could you control the growth of something like that, by topping etc? We have dogs who would love the shade. I would love the fruit/ nuts. Love Wyld