Tree Tips

Trees provide height, substance, year round beauty and a sense of permanence in a garden. Plant at least one tree even in the smallest garden, and with modern ‘dwarfing rootstocks’ there are lots of trees suitable for small spaces and even for growing in large planters.

Trees that are suitable for a small garden, and which give year round interest are a good investment, here are just a few, check with your GroMór expert who can advise you on what is suitable for your space. Find your nearest local garden centre here.

Common name  

Botanical name

Remarks

Birch

Betula

There are a number of different Birch trees available with interesting bark colour. May grow tall but does not cast heavy shade.

Crab apple

Malus (many species)

White, pink or red flowers in spring and some (e.g. M. ‘John Downie’) also have attractive fruits in autumn

Flowering cherry, plum, almond

Prunus (many species)

An enormous group of plants providing flowers from early winter to late spring – as for advice from your GroMór expert

Hawthorn – ‘Paul’s Scarlett’

Crataegus – Paul’s Scarlett

A great variety for smaller gardens, attractive flowers, fruit and good autumn colour

June Berry or Snowy Mespilus

Amelanchier canadenis

Graceful, small tree noted for white flowers in spring and rich autumn colour

Laburnum

Laburnum ‘Vossii’

Beautiful yellow flower heads in spring, up to 60 cm in length. NOTE: Seeds are poisonous

 

 

 

 

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