Hello All -
I am in a fierce battle with my husband as to what we should plant next to our house (tree-wise) We had a giant oak tree that had rotted (must have been at least 80+ years old, so unfortunately it is not longer there....we did have the root ground up, so we are ready to plant.....I want an orange or avocado-preferably an avocado, whereas he wants a maple or such for shade. (we live near the foothills in CA, near Sacramento, and I know avocado can grow well here.....can someone tell me how FAST avocado trees grow? The big argument w/hubby is that he wants shade quickly, as our summers tend to be quite hot.....I will settle for an orange tree...but we both would like something that grows quickly. Thanks!