Planting trees in small gardens

When looking to plant trees in your garden there are a number of things that you should take into consideration to ensure that you get the best out of your chosen tree for as many years as possible. These include the type of soil, access to sunlight and shade and the space for both the roots and canopy to grow. If you are choosing one of the larger variety of trees, then you need to ensure that projected growth of the tree once it reaches maturity is not going to affect the foundations of your building. It does not mean that you can’t buy one of these varieties it just means that you need to ensure that you regularly prune the branches to keep its size to the level that you want.  If you need support with these you could enlist the services of Dorset Tree Surgeons

There are however a number of trees that are perfect for smaller gardens.

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  • Apple Tree

You can be forgiven for thinking that you can only grow apples if you have a large amount of space in your garden. However, there are a number of dwarf varieties available that are suitable both for growing in small gardens and also growing in containers should you wish to do so. They are great trees to have to create interest all year round as the flowers bloom during late Spring with vivid green leaves taking prominence in the Summer and spectacular fruit appearing in the Autumn time. It is important to make sure that you are aware of the variety of apple that will be produced so that you don’t end up eating a cooking apple variety.

  • Japanese Maple

These trees are incredible slow growing and are happy with a small amount of shade which is what makes them a popular choice for those with small gardens. They produce amazing displays of colour during the Autumn months and you can find them in a variety of different colours. Japanese Maples can also be grown in containers if you don’t have access to space in your garden or perhaps you want to liven up a balcony area.

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  • Magnolia

Magnolias produce spectacular flowers during the Spring that are almost goblet like in their shape. Again, you can find these in a variety of colours from white to pink and even a dark purple. It is important when shopping for a Magnolia that you look for a variety that specifically states it is suitable for small gardens or you will end up with an extremely large tree growing. The smaller varieties are often slow growing and prefer to be located in in either full sun or partial shade sheltered away from the cold winds.

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