Trees suitable for small gardens

House & Garden DarkBlu012 August 23, 2016 3 0
The garden centers are plenty of trees offered. Deciduous trees, weeping trees, columnar trees or bolbomen, there is plenty of choice. But are all these trees as well as for you garden? A good pre-orientation is very important. At the time of purchase each tree seems appropriate. But what does that tree over there 20 or 30 years? Do you still sunshine in your garden or in your home? Here's a list of trees suitable for a small garden.

The best trees for small gardens

Before you decide to purchase a tree, it is very important that you are well oriented. A tree is a striking image determines, vertical accent in the garden. For most private gardens, it is important that the tree is finally not too big. There are plenty of suitable trees for small gardens. Many species have a natural crown and not be too high.
Mespilus - flower suitable tree species for small gardens
  • Acer
  • Aesculus
  • Alnus
  • Amelanchier
  • Cersis
  • Cercidiphyllum
  • Cornus
  • Crataegus
  • Gymnocladus

  • Mespilus - vruchtHalesia
  • Koelreuteria
  • Liquidambar
  • Magnolia
  • Malus
  • Mespilus
  • Prunus
  • Ptelea
  • Quercus


  • Acer campestre "Queen Elizabeth" - Blooms in April-May, seven meter high.
  • Cissifolium Acer - Acer cissifolium is a pinnate-leaved maple with a parasol-shaped growth habit. Blooms in May, is five meters high.
  • Acer griseum - Beautiful peeling bark, blooms in May, four meter high.
  • Common Maple "Globosum" - Dark green leaves and a very densely branched crown. Height 6 meters).


Aesculus carnea "Aureomarginata" blooms in April-May and is 6 meters high. Has yellow edged leaves.


Alnus incana 'Aurea' has bright yellow leaves and orange-yellow twigs. Is 6 to 8 meters high.


Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill' blooms in April-May and is five meters high, Amelanchier lamarckii blooms also white but somewhat earlier and is 4 meters high. When buying well. The Juneberry is in fact offered in bush form!


Cercis gigantea flowers in April and is five meters high. Cercis siliquastrum flowers longer pink and red. This continues to be a little smaller, 4 meters.


Cercidiphyllum japonicus is a beautiful tree with heart-shaped leaves, radiating pink in spring, then changing to light green. Is 6 meters high.


The appeal of the Cornus kousa is not so much the flower, but especially formed by discoloring bracts. This phenomenon is also seen in the well-known Christmas star. Cornus kousa "Milky Way" has added many fruits and is 6 meters high. Cornus kousa "White fountain" is the same, but has a richer and larger flowering bracts.


Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' flowers in May, fairly dark, full red-purple flowers. The hawthorn is five meters high and forms a fairly broad crown.


From the name, Kentucky coffeetree, you may not be enthusiastic, but it is a beautiful sparsely branched tree. Blooms in May-June and is 6 meters high.


Halesia Carolina is a beautiful tree with a striking inflorescence. The snowdrops-like white flowers appear in April and bloom through until May. The flowers are quite large. After flowering large fruits. Snowdrops Tree is five meters high.


Something different is the Koelreuteria paniculata. It is, for a tree, extraordinary late flowering tree. In July-August appear beautiful yellow flowers. Followed by striking inflated fruits. The Koelreuteria is 6 meters high.


Liquidambar is still not widely used tree in the small garden. Too bad, because they're very suitable for its maximum height of 5 meters. Liquidambar formosana has small, green leaf, Liquidambar orientalis is attractive because of its beautiful autumn coloring and Liquidambar styraciflua "Golden Sun" is still attractive even in winter with its yellow-orange winter branches.


Perhaps the best known and most common tree in a small garden is the Magnolia. A Magnolia reaches a height of 5 to 7 meters. Almost the whole year a rather nondescript tree. But in the spring he draws attention to itself with the downright spectacular flowers. There are a number of Magnolia's very suitable for small gardens:
  • Magnolia "Yellow River"
  • Magnolia denudata "Yulan"
  • Magnolia denudata "Purpurascens"
  • Magnolia x loebneri "Merril"

Malus - Blossom
Malus - fruits


The Sierappel is a great asset to any garden. They are beautiful wide branched trees with a bright open crown. Besides the beautiful tree shape has to offer Malus more. It all begins in the spring with the truly spectacular blossoms. In summer, guests can then enjoy the shade that gives the tree on your patio. Autumn has a special encore with the beautiful apples! The apples are not eaten by the birds and stay very long on the tree. The fruits are fun to use in a flower or Christmas piece. Also sold on a dish you will get a nice slice fall in house.


Mespilus germanica is a big fruity medlar, he has white flowers and then displays the familiar fruits. To eat the fruit, the prince must go on! Medlar is 4 meters high.


Prunus x subhirtella "autumnalis" is a winter flowering tree with a beautiful wide branched crown. Do not prune. It blooms from November until the first frost. If the frost period is over he makes off the bloom! The flowers are bright red purple. Prunus x subhirtella "autumnalis Rosea 'has slightly darker flowers. Both are up to six meters high.


Ptelea trifoliata flowering green yellow, the third-ary blade has a bright yellow autumn color. The Leather Tree is 4 meters high.


Quercus robur "Purpurascens" special oak. He is not tall, about 5 meters, giving yellow flowers, but it is particularly special because of the brown leaf.