16 November 2017
Trees for small gardens
Trees will enhance even the smallest of gardens and we have listed the top 10 trees that are suitable for small gardens. Position such trees well and they will make an ideal focal point, or use them to screen out unwanted views; trees create structure and seasonal interest to any garden and landscape. A pleasure of planting semi-mature trees is that they can be enjoyed now and for succeeding generations.
When choosing trees for a small garden, it is worth considering just how much space you have and which seasons best suit your planting scheme. Trees can bring all sorts of focus to your garden whether it’s through their flowers, foliage, fruit or bark; creating colour and attention all year round whether through welcome shade, as a wildlife magnet and even tasty harvests, if you are planting fruit trees.
Don’t let a small garden stop you from enjoying all the benefits of trees. We have many spectacular specimen trees for sale that will grace your garden, in all shapes and sizes, evergreen and deciduous. It is important that any trees chosen are right for their surroundings, in terms of proportion as well as for their decorative value.
Here is a selection of the top 10 trees for smaller garden, also consider the space you have available. Trees with a weeping form rarely increase much in height; similarly a columnar tree, will not spread too much further. If you only have room for one tree, look for one with more than one season of interest such as fruit or autumn colour following on from spring flowers.
Top 10 trees for smaller gardens
- Acer palmatum Japanese maples
- Amelanchier (Snowy mespilus)
- Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree)
- Betula utilis jacquemontii (Himalayan birch)
- Catalpa bignonioides Nana (Dwarf Indian bean tree)
- Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)
- Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
- Malus / Flowering Crab Apples
- Prunus serrulata / Flowering Cherry