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Trees for small gardens

Published on September 20th 2018

by cms-admin. All rights reserved

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.

Pompon Tree

Dais cotinifolia

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

White Karee

Searsia pendulina

Lavender Tree

Heteropyxis natalensis

Wild Gardenia

Gardenia thunbergia

A close up of some red Halleria lucida flowers

Tree Fuchsia

Halleria lucida

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum


Curtisia dentata

Eureka Lemon

Citrus limon 'Eureka'

Malus sylvestris flower

Crab Apple

Malus sylvestris

Common Camellia

Camellia japonica


Grewia occidentalis

Pink Keurboom

Virgilia divaricata

Brugsmansia arborea

Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia arborea


Olea europaea


Buddleja salviifolia

Forest Elder

Nuxia floribunda

Wild Olive

Olea europaea ssp. africana