Tuesday, March 26, 2013

5 Fantastic Small Trees for San Diego

Here are 5 wonderful trees for small spaces in San Diego.  These trees are great for patio areas and are usually smaller than 20 feet tall and wide.

Cercis Canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’
Forest Pansy Redbud
A deciduous tree with pink flowers in the spring and foliage that changes from dark purple to green to yellow by the fall.

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tuscarora’
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle
Another deciduous tree with bring pink flowers in the summer.  This drought tolerant tree loves the heat.

Arbutus unedo ‘Marina
Strawberry Tree
Edible fruit make this evergreen tree a winner with the birds.  The variety ‘Marina’ has pink flowers.

Prunus cerasifera ‘Purpurea’
Purple Leaf Plum Tree
A very tough tree for area with bad soil.  This deciduous tree thrives everywhere in San Diego County.
Hymensporum flavum
Sweetshade Tree
This tree is evergreen with nice summer flowers. It will slowly reach 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide.



  1. I also like to have tress on my garden and these trees are really beautiful and good attraction outside your house. And I love Tuscarora Crape Myrtle because of its reddish color.

  2. Came across this today in looking for a different tree specification. It should be noted that the images of the last tree are not of a Hymensporum flavum, but are actually depicting a Tristania laurina.