When it comes to deciding on what tree species to plant in your garden, the amount of space available may be the most overlooked consideration. Ensure that you have a clear idea on what size your chosen tree will be once it matures, especially if you have no plans of doing any tree pruning in your small or moderately-sized garden.
You can take your pick from these small tree species they look equally good in large and small gardens, where they can grow without taking up their neighboring plants space.
Japanese Maple - The delicate leaves of the Japanese maple tree can add a fascinating autumn color to your garden. You can grow this tree in a pot since the tallest it can get is six to ten feet.
Eastern Redbud. Dark purple leaves that are shaped like hearts characterize this spreading tree. Growing to only fifteen feet at maturity, the Eastern redbud will fit in perfectly in your small or moderately-sized garden.
Common Fig - Its purple fruits that appear during fall season as well as big green leaves make the common fig tree capable of providing a great focal point in your garden. You can easily let it grow in a large pot, as you can expect it to grow up to ten feet.
Dove Treehide - The deciduous dove treehide, or handkerchief tree, bears elegant spring flower heads that are surrounded by eye-catching white leaves. In the fall, its long stalks produce inedible ridged fruits. It is also characterized by gray-colored, smooth bark and red-stalked, sharp-pointed leaves, which makes it capable of providing a nice focal tree. The dove treehide can grow in both moist and well-drained soil conditions under partial or full sunlight. Reaching a maximum height of fifty feet and width of thirty feet, it can easily have a place in your small or medium-sized garden.
Golden Catalpahide - The golden catalpahide is another deciduous tree worth having in your garden. This beautiful specie looks amazing with its long seed pods that look like beans, tubular flowers that grow in clusters, and especially its yellow leaves shaped like hearts. Plant it alone as a striking feature in your garden, or let it take root as part of a border. It reaches a length and width of forty feet when planted in full sun and moist soil conditions.
White Willowhide - You will love white willowhide for the way it grows fast and transforms from the shape of a cone to a circle as it matures. Ideal conditions ensure that it grows to twenty-five feet wide and fifty feet tall, with yellow catkins and silver-gray, narrow leaves that start to show early in the spring.
There are dozens of tree species all with their individual characteristics and optimum requirements for good growth. It ia always worth consulting with someone experienced in garden design in order to prevent mistakes which could be costly and problematic.