It’s just crazy that in our tropical climate there has been a trend to landscape new yards with ‘happy plants’ and yuccas, with not a tree in sight. How un-tropical can you get?
There’s a big difference between growing trees and growing feature trees, and it’s got very little to do with the species you use. It’s got everything to do with how you grow them. Ever heard the expression “Can’t see the forest for the trees”? Well, the opposite should be considered when planting feature trees, else you “Won’t see the trees for the forest”.