Small Trees

Many of us have small gardens and normally we would like to take full advantage of them. A tree can set the atmosphere of a garden faster than almost anything else and thus deciding on the best one can make a difference. If you choose the wrong one you can easily spend several years being disappointed and much more years awaiting a replacement tree to establish itself. Sometimes, we are also hesitant to plant one since they may grow too big for your garden. But here are just a few tips which will allow you have them in your garden.

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Certain kinds of maple tree are ideal for gardening for small spaces. The Rocky Mountain maple is a small tree, typically less than twelve feet tall, with a green tinged smooth bark that’s only native to the Pacific Northwest, but can be also found in New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska and South Dakota. Whilst the Vine maple is a somewhat larger tree that will grow to 20 feet tall and does well in good, damp soil. It is frequently used in landscaping due to its radiant fall leaf colors, showy bark that is similar to the Japanese maple, along with its sturdy growth.

The Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree also comes in many different varieties, and all of these different trees offer some great color during the spring and fall. Much like outdoor maples, the Japanese Maple Bonsai tree can have leaves that change color in the fall. The tree will also lose its leaves and become dormant throughout the winter months. These trees are not only simple to care for but really colorful. The Japanese Red Maple Bonsai has red leaves all summer that become brighter in the fall.

Two other trees that are popular are the snow gum and the Tibetan cherry. The snow gum tree is a year-round tree which has grey, cream, and green bark. The evergreen leaves are a grey-green color and it has small white flowers in the summer. It matures to 8 meters and prefers full-sun. The Tibetan cherry is also a great year-round tree. It features a red bark and flowers white in the spring and has red-yellow leaves in the fall. This tree grows ten meters high so these two are on the larger side.

The Crape Myrtle is another smaller tree that provides plenty of mid to late summer flowers, thus you will have a pretty tree long after the others have stopped flowering. The trunk on this tree is varied in colour therefore it adds interest to your yard and you can find a wide range of sizes available. You may also choose from a wide variety of flower colours with the Crape Myrtle, with choices that range from pink, lavender and rose to white or red. This type of tree does very best in zones 7-9.

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