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The best trees for a small garden

Trees play a very important role in the health of the planet. But in addition are essential in a garden to give us the height and verticality that we need. Just because your garden or yard is small does not mean that you can’t have a tree in it. Not all trees measuring 20 meters in height and many shrubs can be used as trees or be pruned to look like. We’re going to see a good selection of small trees and large shrubs that you can plant in your garden.

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The apple trees grow up to 6 metres in height although there are dwarf varieties that do not exceed 2.5 metres. Need a disposition sunny and soil is slightly acidic. If you only plant one chooses a variety autopolinizante.

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The almond tree is a small tree that rarely exceeds 4 metres in height. Its flowers are very eye-catching and in addition they appear before the leaves with which the decorative effect is very large. As a good mediterranean tree needs a lot of sun.

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Cherry Laurel

The cherry laurel, Prunus laurocerasus, it has evergreen leaves of a deep green colour. It can reach up to 6 feet tall and requires partial shade and wet but well-drained soil. Its flowers are white and perfumed.

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The crabapple, Malus sylvestris, produces a abundantísima bloom color white, pink, or red. It is a tree of slow growth that does not usually exceed 3-4 meters in height. There is that plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

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Dogwood of Japan

Dogwood of Japan, Cornus kousa, is a variety of dogwood that is highly resistant to cold. You can measure between 6 and 9 meters height. Its flowers range from white to pink and produces red fruits in autumn.

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The acacia three-spined or black wattle, Gleditsia triacanthos, is a tree that has a clear foliage that allows for the cultivation of plants below. It is a deciduous tree that grows well in poor soils and compacted soil, tolerates drought and floods. Just have to water it frequently when it is young. Usually doesn’t happen all of the 9 meters high.

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The hydrangea is a flowering shrub that can podarse to shape the tree. Should be planted in full sun or partial shade in a soil rich, fertile and moist but well-drained soil. Usually does not exceed 6 metres in height.

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The junipers are coniferous shrubs or trees of evergreen. Well tolerated by the drought and do not require almost maintenance. Do not exceed typically 3-4 metres in height.

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The magnolias we offer a variety of species from which to choose. With heights ranging from 3 to 9 meters. They are planted in full sun or in partial shade in damp soils and rich but must have good drainage.

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Japanese maple

The japanese maple is a small tree of slow growth. The coloration that they take their leaves in fall are its best quality. They need partial shade and moist soils, acidic and well-drained soils.

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Pawpaw or banana mountain

The pawpaw or banana mountain, Asimina triloba, is a tree american that reaches a height of 4.5-9 meters. To produce fruit is to plant at least two copies. The pruning will be essential to give you better shape.

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Black pine japanese

The black pine japanese, Pinus thunbergii, tolerates heat, drought and saline environment of the sea shore. Well tolerated the intense pruning to shape and grown in moist soils and well-drained soil, in full sun. Its height does not exceed 7 metres.

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Tree of the silk

The tree of the silk, Albizia julibrissin, reaches a height of between 6 and 9 metres. Its foliage is reminiscent of ferns, and produces some flowers, feathery and aromatic very peculiar. It adapts well to almost any environment.

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Fake and brown-red flowers

The fake and brown-red flowers, Aesculus pavia, grows in full sun or in partial shade and tolerates any type of soil. Growing in full sun enhances flowering. Does not exceed 6 metres in height.

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Tree of paradise

The paradise tree, Elaeagnus angustifolia, is a shrub or sapling that does not exceed 4.5 metres in height. Prefers dry climates and tolerates drought and marine environments. Plant in full sun in soils swiss or sandy.

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Tree of fog or tree wigs

The tree of fog or tree of the wigs, Cotinus coggygria, growing up to 4.5 meters of height as much. Noted for its feathery flower with light purple. It has been planting in full sun in moist soil that is well drained. Need to prune the old branches in the spring to stimulate growth.

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Sourwood, Oxydendrum, grows up to 7-9 m in height. It is deciduous and highly colorful in fall. You need cushioning to retain the moisture and protect their roots, very superficial, of the excessive heat.

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Melaleuca, Melaleuca linarifolia, reaches the 6 meters of height. It is native to Australia, and their leaves are evergreen and aromatic. Produces an interesting white flowering, pink, or red from late winter until the summer. Plant in full sun and there is that podarlo slightly after flowering. It can be grown in coastal areas and is quite drought tolerant.


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