Even though you have a small yard, you can still enjoy beautiful trees. Trees add shade, beauty, and visual interest to your yard and are a worthwhile investment if you want your yard to stand out. There are many trees that fit perfectly into small yards and won’t overpower them. We will share some options for the best trees for small spaces.
Before you buy a tree, you want to identify what your goals are and how much room you actually have to plant the tree. When you are working with a small space, every inch counts, so think about how wide and how tall you want the tree to grow before you start shopping for trees. Once you know the size of space you are working with, you can start shopping for trees.
If your space is especially tight, you might want to consider narrow trees that grow tall instead of growing wide. Spruce and cedar trees are good choices and they are also drought tolerant once they are established. Both trees will grow up to 15 feet and they range from 3 to 8 feet wide. Both trees are attractive and will make fantastic additions to your garden.
If you want your garden to have an open feel, you can plant airy trees. This type of tree has a lot of space between the branches and is less dense, so you can see what is behind it. The Japanese maple tree has purple leaves that turn a beautiful bright red in the fall. They grow up to 7 feet wide and 7 feet tall and they need regular watering.
Short trees are a good choice when you want a tree that is below eye level. These trees work well when you plant them near hardscaping or water features. They work to visually tie the yard together and you can even grow them in containers and move them around the yard. The Viridis Japanese maple features bright green leaves that are dense. The tree has a round and compact appearance. The Green Prince cedar is another good choice. This bonsai tree has an attractive and irregular shape and is also easy to take care of as long as it has well-drained soil.
When you plant small trees, you have to make sure you maintain them regularly. Trees for small spaces need more water because their roots get more compact. The are also more prone to getting sick because trees are naturally resistant to being grown in a confined space.
The tree is likely to be under stress which can lead to disease. This means you have to regularly monitor your tree for disease. You will also need to cut the tree back on a regular basis and if the tree does outgrow its spot, you are going to likely need to cut it down at some point. Making your small space work for you is easy when you find the right trees for your small space.