Which trees in a small garden?


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No garden without a tree! There are also plenty of small gardens options, and one well-placed solitary tree can do a lot. A large number of the 1,750 species and cultivars on our plots are also suitable for small gardens. Below is a small selection, and with the button below, the entire range for small gardens is shown. See also the private gardens page for more information about our trees for gardens. Also, for a Quality Service you can visit MY Tree Services Round Rock.

Which trees are suitable for small gardens?

Trees of 3rd size, up to 6 meters high, almost always fit in a small garden, unless they are cultivated growing species. Tree species of the second size with a narrow crown, such as columnar shapes, narrow vase-shaped or slim pyramidal crown shapes, can also be used well in small gardens. In addition to the choice of species, there is also a choice to make about the tree’s shape.

Almost all trees are grown as standard trees, but varieties, such as Carpinus betulus, can also be supplied as shaped trees. From cylinder and block on the trunk to multi-stem roof-tree: the possibilities are great. Finally, espalier trees or screens on the stem are very suitable for small gardens. Ideal for use in a front garden or directly against a fence or garden wall.

Each tree has a different effect.

Due to their many forms, trees each have their effect on a garden. The trick is to choose those trees that can achieve the desired result in the park. Trees with a free (high) trunk keep a space somewhat open because you can still see under the tree, but if you want to fill the space correctly, a feathered or branched tree is a beautiful object. When the available space is limited, columnar trees can still provide the necessary greenery. Trimmed trees or espaliers are also ideal for smaller gardens. Trees or espaliers pruned as screens can also create privacy or camouflage an ugly wall. Countless possibilities go far beyond the well-known lime tree. There are also espaliers and umbels of chestnut, pear, beech, sweetgum and many others.

Add depth to the garden.

It is often lovely to combine trees and shrubs with different leaf structures and ways of growing. For example, if a garden is bordered with dark green yew hedges, a tree with a loose crown and light-coloured leaves, such as a Gleditsia, can fit in very well. Also, there is an incredible number of types of green, but also variegated, red and grey-leaved trees and shrubs. Look for the contrast that makes it exciting and gives depth to the garden.

Trees with ornamental value:

The ornamental value also plays a significant role in trees in a garden. What are the expectations and wishes of the garden owner? Many trees have their specific decorative value. Some have a beautiful bloom ( blossom trees ), others are flaming with their bright red-purple leaves (for example, a sweet gum tree ) or get unique fruits. There are also many trees with beautiful winter silhouettes and handsome bark. These trees not only have their function in summer but are attractive eye-catchers in several seasons. A well-chosen tree can do a lot for a garden. Look for contrast with the environment so that the tree is visible, also from home.


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