There’s something about putting a tree in the ground that just feels right. In many cases, you start with just a bare trunk with a few branches and then, rather quickly, it begins sprouting new growth. You nurture your new acquisition and each year it increases in height and girth. Finally, one day, you look out the window and a magnificent mature tree is there to greet you!
Trees are a permanent addition to the landscape and therefore require more thought and planning in their selection. When choosing, you will need to consider how much space you have, both above and below the ground, and how large your tree will be at maturity. Large trees should be given the space that they need to grow and thrive. Some have far reaching roots that, when planted in the wrong location, can damage plumbing and underground utilities as well as buckle nearby pavement. Poor planning may also lead to unwanted heavy branches towering dangerously over the roof of your home. To avoid these problems there is a plethora of small to medium trees available that look great and cause no damage when planted close to your house, sidewalk or driveway.
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TREES FOR SMALL SPACES
Ruby Red Falls Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Red Falls’) Graceful weeping habit, lilac-pink flowers
in spring. Purple heart-shaped foliage. 6′ x 4′
Deep Cove Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara ‘Deep Cove’) Evergreen tree with blue needles. 10′ x 6′
Dawyck Gold Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’) Compact, columnar tree, yellow-green leaves in
spring and summer, golden fall foliage. 20′ x 10′
Assorted Tree Form Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) White panicle of flowers mature to dusty pink
in summer. Height x Width based on pruning. Some varieties include: Pinky Winky; Quickfire; Phantom
Okame Flowering Cherry (Prunus x ‘Okame’) Vase-shaped crown, pink flowers in early spring. Orange/
bronze fall foliage. 15-20′ x 15-20′
Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry (Prunus x ‘SnoFozam) Compact, weeping habit. White flowers in Spring.
Double Knock Out Rose Tree (Rosa x ‘Radtko’) Double roses in pink or candy apple red spring to fall.
Height x Width based on pruning.
Dappled Willow (Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’) Bright pink stems with green, white and pink foliage.
6′ x 10′ with pruning.