People often think because their garden is small it means that you cannot have beautiful trees in it. Here at Bailey Tree Services we treat many gardens of a variety of sizes, but it is important to choose a tree to suit their surroundings.
Take a look at our five suggestions for perfect trees to suit a small garden.
Mountain Ash, Sorbus aucuparia ‘Fastigiata’
This is a perfect tree for narrow gardens due to its columnar shape and would be great for town garden with its tolerance of pollution. With this tree you will get a variety of colours through the seasons. The flowers produced are small white flowers in spring. In summer you will get bunches of dark red berries and then fiery orange leaves in autumn.
Toringo Crab Apple, Malus sieboldii
If you love wildlife in your garden, you should consider yourself a Toringo Crab Apple tree in your garden. It will produce dainty pink buds that will open into white flowers in mid spring. Then you will get clusters of yellow or red fruit so that is why it is perfect for adding wildlife to your garden.
Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum
This is a slow-growing tree that has dark green leaves which will turn a rich crimson in autumn. Once the leaves fall the bark flakes and reveal a new coopery colour underneath this tree will grow to a height of 10m and would tolerate partial shade.
Snowy Mespilus, Amerlanchier Lamarckii
This tree will grow to 10m and in April will become a cloud of white star-shaped blossom, before producing sweet purple-black fruits. These fruits are great if you would like to encourage blackbirds to your garden. The leaves will turn from bronze in spring to green to bright red and orange. It will survive the extreme cold winters and requires very little pruning and is happy in the sun or partial shade. However it is a little fussy has is does insist on lime-free soil.
Weeping Pear, Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’
This tree is willow-like and has drooping branches that will stand compactly over a small lawn. The drooping grey-felted leaves will look graceful in the summer and will leave you with a strong architectural shape in the winter. In the spring it will have clusters of creamy-white flowers and it will only grow up to 5m tall.
So take a look at these and see what you think will be the best for you and your garden.