Small garden tree suitability
I'm considering planting a tree in our garden. It's very overlooked and it's south facing so it gets baked in summer.
I'd like a small tree that provides some screening and light shade. The problem is our garden is very small, it's only around 25ft long and 30ft wide.
I'm thinking about a cercis canadensis for the red leaves. Would this be too big for our little garden?
I can't think of any other small red leaves trees other than acers, but I already have a few of these and they're so slow growing that it'll be years before they provide any shade or screening.
My alternative at the moment is liquidambar gumball, so at least I'd get red leaves in autumn, but I'm open to suggestions!