Trees for a Small Garden

When selecting trees for a small garden in many cases there may only be space for one tree so choosing the right one is important. When planting in small enclosed spaces, it is advisable to plant trees that have a small crown spread.

Eventual height is an important factor too. Even small ornamental trees may, over time, reach a height of 6-7m or more. If you only have room for one tree ideally look for one with more than one feature or season of interest such as coloured bark or fruit or autumn colour following on from flowers. It is important when choosing trees for a small garden that any trees chosen are right for their surroundings in terms of proportion as well as for their decorative value.

We have selected here some trees from our nursery for you to choose from. Click on the links for more information.

Acer platanoides Crimson King (Crimson King Norway Maple)Acer platanoides Crimson King




Acer platanoides Drummondii (Drummondii Harlequin Maple)Acer platanoides Drummondii




Acer platanoides Globosum (Globosum Norway Maple)Acer platanoides Globosum




Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowey Mespilius)Amelanchier lamarkii




Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura)Cercidiphyllum japonicum




Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy (Eastern Redbud)Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy





Betula species (Birch)Betula pendula




Fagus sylvatica Reversii (Purple Beech)Fagus sylvatica Riversii




Halesia monticola Halesia monticola




Magnolia species (Magnolia)Magnolia Yellow River




Parrotia persica (Persian Ironwood)Parrotia persica




Prunus species (Cherry)Prunus avium Plena




Pyrus salicifolia Pendula (Ornamental Pear)Pyrus salicifolia Pendula




Sorbus species (Rowan/Mountain Ash)Sorbus aucuparia Joseph Rock




Feel free to contact us to with any queries you may have and we’re always happy to talk about our trees and offer advice. Nursery visits are welcome by appointment.