I have a friend who is looking for a small tree (10' or thereabouts max) that will fit the following requirement:
-In his back yard in San Diego where its pretty tropical most of the year, but will have light frosts during the winter
-Barely gets any light because it'll be growing in the shade of his house
-Thought about a Japanese Maple but decided he doesn't actually want one
Any suggestions? I ran that giant Bird of Paradise giveaway past him but he said he's dead-set on a tree.