Trees are full of character and personality. They do make a statement in any garden regardless of its size. If you have a small patio, do think about including a tree in it. Case and point, here are Seven Trees that are ideal for small spaces.
Seven Trees That Are Ideal for Small Spaces
I love trees. Especially the beautiful Jade Butterfly I recently bought. It really is stunning. Soon I will be getting more. If you are interested in buying trees that are particularly good for small gardens, keep these in mind:
When I first thought about buying a tree for my patio garden this is the one I thought I would like eventually end up buying. This elegant tree has delicate leaves and a beautiful teardrop shaped canopy.
The Crape Myrtle
This tree is great for hot weather areas. If you live in one, do treat yourself to a Crape Myrtle. In the summer, when the entire canopy is full of bright pink flowers, it is simply stunning. You also get to enjoy it in the fall when the leaves turn from green into an array of autumnal colors.
The Evergreen Hop bush
This option can be grown as a bush, but, you can easily train it into a tree. It will take you a few years to do so, but is definitely well worth the effort of doing so.
Kousa Dogwood is another shrub that can be trained into a tree that features peta-like leaves.
If you like cypress trees look for dwarf varieties. The Dwarf Hinoki false cypress is particularly attractive. This unusual tree is sure to draw ohhhh and ahhhh from your visitors.
Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum
For those of you who like red leafed trees this one is a fantastic choice. In the spring you will love the coppery-purple foliage mixed with little pale pink blossoms.
Compact fruit trees
If you like the idea of fruit-bearing trees, you are really spoilt for choice. Figs, lemons and oranges can all be trimmed to keep them compact without impacting on their ability to produce fruit. Loquats are also attractive fruit trees that can be kept small.
You Can’t Go Wrong Once You Find The Right Tree for You
The nice thing about most fruit trees is that you get to enjoy blossom as well as the way the leaves change. If you prefer evergreen trees stick to citrus. The nice thing about citrus is that you can potentially grow lemons and oranges on one tree. You just need to learn the skill of grafting two trees together.
Cordon fruit trees are also compact. They give you the ability to grow apples, pears, plums and other fruit even if you only have a very small space.