Trees For Small Gardens

Blog update – November 2018.

This blog is packed with tree ideas for small gardens. For those of us with small gardens, patio gardens or courtyard gardens choosing a tree is an important task. Often there is room for only one tree, so this single specimen must provide us with the most tree for our money. Trees for small gardens should be chosen not only for their limited height and spread but also for their features, as often a singular tree will become a feature tree within a small garden.

Here are some of out top trees for small gardens:

Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’ – This bushy, compact Fuji Cherry tree is perfectly proportioned for keeping in a pot. It features a mass of blossom, some of the best vibrant autumn foliage colour we have seen and zigzagging branches that provide interest when the leaves have fallen. Find out more…

Prunus pendula ‘Pendula Rubra’ – This weeping cherry tree will grow to just 3 x 3 meters in 20 years and provides a mass of pink colour in March-April. Whilst Flowering Cherry trees are renowned for their blossom, they also feature excellent autumn foliage colour and this variety is no exception. Find out more…

 
Acer palmatum Dissectum Viridis – Deeply dissected, lace-like foliage displays a bright, lime green colour throughout spring and summer and turns intense shades of orange and gold in the autumn. Viridis is a lovely little mound forming Japanese Maple reaching 2 x 3 metres in 20 years. Find out more…

Acer palmatum ‘Red Pygmy’ – In autumn the attractive foliage takes on startling shades of green, orange, yellow and
red. One of the smallest maple varieties ‘Red Pygmy’ will reach a height and spread of just 2 x 1 metres in 20 years. Find out more …

 
Fagus sylvatica ‘Pupurea Pendula’ – Perfect for small spaces this variety, unlike many other beech will grow to only 3 x 3 meters in 20 years. Cascading, pendulous branches are smothered in red foliage in spring, deep purple/green in summer and then bronze and gold in the autumn. Find out more…

Cornus kousa chinensisThis spectacular small tree produces masses of white flower bracts in May that will slowly fade to pinkish hues. Foliage is oval with a pointed tip and dark green turning vivid orange and red autumn colours. Growing to 3 x 3 meters in 20 years . Find out more…

 
Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Arrow’ – This small tree boasts attractive vivid blue foliage that is evergreen. It is very tightly columnar in habit and will grow to 2.5 x 0.5 meters in 20 years and not much more. Find out more…

Abies koreana – This small, slow growing fir tree has striking blue/purple cones in the autumn that stand out beautifully against the bright, glossy green needle-like leaves. This elegant tree produces a pyramid shape and height and spread of 3 x 2 meters in 20 years. Find out more…

Greenfinch Columnar Apple tree – Grown as a compact upright cordon, Starline ‘Greenfinch’ is a versatile small apple tree ideal for growing in a pot on a patio or planted in a small garden. Find out more…

Garden Beauty Dwarf Nectarine Tree – A stunning dwarf fruit tree with deep pink, semi double flowers in spring followed by pale yellow nectarines that can be harvested in late August. Find out more…

Still want more ideas? We have a fantastic Small Garden Trees section on our website with the following categories to give you a full and comprehensive choice. Take a look and find your perfect small tree.

Flowering Trees For Small Gardens

Patio Trees For Small Gardens

Evergreen Trees For Small Gardens

Weeping Trees For Small Gardens

All Small Garden Trees

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