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Trees for small gardens

CandideZA
Published on September 20th 2018
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Only have space for a single tree? Don't stress, this article will help you decide what to plant. It is important to start with what you want out of the specific space in your garden where you plan to plant the tree. Would you like something more ornamental covered with beautiful blooms or rather something a bit more functional that will provide shade? Furthermore, it is very important to consider the area in which you reside and to take the environmental factors into consideration like wind or frost. At the end of the day, the most important thing when choosing a tree for a smaller space is to know as much about the attributes of the tree as possible. Height, spread, root system, deciduous or evergreen all play a factor in the decision. This is a short list to get you going with the decision of which tree to choose for your small garden.
Dais cotinifolia, Pompon tree

Pompon Tree

Dais cotinifolia

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

Searsia pendulina

White Karee

Searsia pendulina

Heteropyxis natalensis

Lavender Tree

Heteropyxis natalensis

Gardenia thunbergia

Wild Gardenia

Gardenia thunbergia

A close up of some red Halleria lucida flowers

Tree Fuchsia

Halleria lucida

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

Curtisia dentata

Assegai

Curtisia dentata

Lemon 'Eureka'

Citrus limon 'Eureka'

Malus sylvestris flower

Crab Apple

Malus sylvestris

Common Camellia

Camellia japonica

Grewia occidentalis

Crossberry

Grewia occidentalis

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Pink Keurboom

Virgilia divaricata

Angel's Trumpets

Brugmansia arborea

Olive

Olea europaea

Buddleja salviifolia

South African Sage Wood

Buddleja salviifolia

Flowerhead of Nuxia floribunda

Forest Elder

Nuxia floribunda

Wild Olive

Olea europaea ssp. africana