Choosing A Garden Tree
When choosing a tree for a garden we have to consider how large it will
become. Semi-dwarf and dwarf varieties are great choices if your garden space is limited. These trees are often slower growing and keep a manageable size.
A lot of trees will grow into sizeable specimens that will be too big for most gardens. Always check out the size your chosen tree will grow into. Make sure not to plant it too close to the house or other structures.
We should of course also consider the
planting zone, the temperature and the
soil conditions. Pick out a tree that is suitable for these circumstances.
Are we looking for visual shape, wind protection or fruit? Do you want a pretty one with nice flowers in the spring or an ornamental tree with nice foliage? Some native trees can provide a great habitat and food for birds and other wildlife...so there are a lot of things to consider before you making a choice.
Is it important for you that the tree is evergreen and keeps its foliage during the winter months? This is particularly important if you look for screening and privacy. Large conifers like Pine, Thuja or Junipers are a fine examplea for this pupose.
Trees can provide the backdrop and the structure to our outdoor
space and as gardeners we need to arm ourselves with the knowledge and
make sure we get the most from our trees of choice.
Check out these pages on gardening trees...
The American Redbud Tree:
The American Redbud tree is a beautiful ornamental tree suitable for small gardens. Don't miss out on it!
The Flowering Crab Apple Tree:
One of the most beautiful ornamental trees! Abundant flowers, pretty
fruit and nice foliage - what more do you want! Check out how to grow
this magnificent tree here.
Trees For Coastal Gardens
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Information for gardeners in cold climates. Growing annuals, hardy perennials, hardy roses,