England, United Kingdom (Gardeners' World Mag) — Trees add height an interest to gardens, no matter what the size. We've picked 20 trees suitable for growing in small gardens. What's your favourite? bit.ly/2VwqYRi.
Discover 20 of best trees to grow in small gardens, including trees for fruit, flowers and foliage – from the experts at BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.
When choosing trees for small gardens, it’s particularly important to do your research. Crucially, find out the ultimate height of the tree and how long it takes to reach that height. Some species are slow growing and might initially fit very well in a small garden but over time could dwarf your space, blocking out light and potentially damaging the foundations of your house.
Fortunately, there are plenty of tree species and cultivars with a compact habit that won’t outgrow their surroundings. A well-chosen tree, positioned effectively, will make a beautiful focal point and provide interest throughout the year.