The Best Trees for Small Yards

When you have a smaller yard, you must think carefully about your landscaping choices. Some tree varieties can start small but take over your entire yard within a couple of years. With a small yard, you want to select trees which will complement your yard without making it look crowded. Our arborists at 770treeguy can help you find the perfect trees for your space.

Before You Purchase a Tree:

  •       Measure Your Space Carefully—Make sure you know exactly how much space can work with. You want to make sure the tree will fit in the space once it grows without being dangerously close to your house.
  •       Check Your Measurements Against Tree’s Potential Growth—Once you have your available space, check the tree’s full growth potential, and see if it fits your parameters. If it is too large, consider a different tree variety. Ornamental trees tend to be smaller and slower growing so they will be less likely to crowd your yard.
  •       Determine Your Purpose—Are you hoping for more shade? Are you looking for a pop of color? Are you prepared for the potential maintenance? Are you hoping for more privacy? These questions are important to consider before choosing a tree. Some trees will keep you raking up dropped leaves or flowers constantly. If you are uninterested in yard work on the weekends, you may want to choose a low-maintenance tree. Some tree varieties have the shape and canopy to provide shade and/or privacy and some do not. If you are unsure whether a tree variety will suit your needs, reach out to 770treeguy for guidance. We can help you find the best fit for your yard and needs.

Popular Trees to Consider:

  •       Venus Dogwood—white flowers, grows to 20 ft high and wide, hardy
  •       Red Buckeye—grows to 15 feet in height and width, red flowers, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  •       Serviceberry—white flowers, edible fruit similar to blueberries, good privacy coverage, max height of 25 feet
  •       Black Diamond Crepe Myrtle—vibrant black and pink color scheme, grows 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide
  •       Zuni Crepe Myrtle—pink flowers, 12 ft tall and wide, can be planted closely for thicker canopy
  •       Ribbon Leaf Japanese Maple—colorful year-round, attractive shape, 12 ft max height and width
  •       Royal Star Magnolia—grows up to 15 feet high and wide, white flowers, fragrant smell, temperature tolerant
  •       Camellia Japonica—evergreen, red, white, and pink flowers, grows up to 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide, low maintenance
  •       Prairifire Crabapple—purple and pink flowers, year-round beauty, grows up to 20 ft height and width