I only have a small garden (50ft x 25ft),but would like to plant som
kind of ornamentle tree within the lawn boudaries.
I dont want anything over about 6/7ft tall,and would prefer it to hav
a spread of no more than about 5ft.
Hope some of you can come up with some suggestions.
BTW. I live in South/East England
There are some trees that will remain that small, and others can advise
about those. However, I'll mention an idea pointed out by the late Henry
Mitchell, a garden writer who worked in a small space. He said that very
often, when you think you want a small tree, what you really want is a
shrub. The small tree may end up wanting to become the size of a one car
Just a thought...
My 'Forest Pansy' redbud is in deep shade and is three years in the
ground from an original whip and is now well over 8 feet tall and
wide. The technical term "small tree" is misunderstood. A small
tree means a tree which is under 25 feet tall. What is more
appropriate for the size would be some type of shrub. IMO
That's pretty small. But I would also suggest some variety of
Japanese maple. Perhaps a weeping form with finely cut leaves.
The leaves of mine have turned an absolutely brilliant scarlet this fall.
Japanese maples add tremendous character to any garden.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
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