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Trees for Small Spaces

The options are pretty endless when it comes to trees for small spaces. You can choose a flowering dwarf tree like a hydrangea or rose tree, a small evergreen tree like a holly, a dwarf ornamental tree like dwarf redbud, or a columnar tree, like an Italian Cypress or Sky Pencil Holly. Whatever type you choose, you are sure to find what you want. Trees for small spaces are in high demand so there are many choices. You can consider dwarf trees for small spaces and columnar (fastiagate) trees for narrow spaces. People want these trees for small yards, urban landscapes, and containers. Trees for small spaces offer a big impact in a small landscape.

Our Top Ten Trees for Small Spaces

1. Black Dragon Cryptomeria

Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'
Growing Zones 5-9
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Mature Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
This dark evergreen is a neat dwarf tree. The distinctive upright branches add a really unique dimension to this tree. This is the perfect tree for a rock or meditation garden. Pair with Japanese maples.

2. Blue Wonder Spruce

Picea glauca ‘Blue Wonder’
Growing Zones 3-8
Sunlight: Full sun
Mature Size: 5 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
This dwarf blue spruce is very small compared to its mom! It has all the great features of the classic Blue Spruce like being low to no maintenance, salt tolerant, and deer resistant. The Blue Wonder has a pyramidal shape and cool blue color.

3. Double Knock Out Rose Tree

Rosa 'Radtko' treeform
Growing Zones 5-10
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Mature Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide
Pretty in pots or planted in a mixed bed, this Red Knock Out rose tree is just stunning. With abundant blooms in spring, summer, and fall this rose tree is truly a knockout!

4. Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea glauca 'Conica'
Growing Zones 3-8
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Mature Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide
The Dwarf Alberta Spruce stays small and requires no pruning to maintain its clean pyramidal habit. This evergreen dwarf tree is perfect for containers.

5. Italian Cypress Tree

Cupressus sempervirens
Growing Zones 7-9
Sunlight: Full to part sun
Mature Size: 50 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
This fastigiate, columnar tree is regal. It adds major curb appeal to the home landscape. The Italian Cypress grows tall, but maintains its narrow width.

6. Limelight Hydrangea Tree

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
Growing Zones 3-9
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Mature Size: 8 to 10 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide
Enjoy up to 12 inch cone-shaped blooms with this hardy hydrangea tree. From summer through fall the white panicle blooms turn light green. This small tree is extremely cold hardy and tolerates heat too!

7. Pink Knock Out Rose Tree

Rosa 'Radtkopink' tree
Growing Zones 5-10
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Mature Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide
Plant the Double Pink Knock Out rose tree in pots or a mixed bed. Enjoy prolific pink flowers in spring, summer, and fall.

8. Pinky Winky Hydrangea Tree

Hydrangea paniculata 'DVPpinky'
Growing Zones 3-9
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Mature Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide
Pinky Winky Hydrangea trees are perfect trees for small spaces. With tons of huge pink and white conical flowers that bloom from summer through fall this dwarf tree puts on quite a show. This hydrangea tree can tolerate full sunlight conditions.

9. Ruby Falls Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'
Growing Zones 5-9
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Mature Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide
The Ruby Falls Redbud is a dwarf eastern redbud. This outstanding small tree has weeping branches with large purple heart-shaped leaves and pretty lavender blooms in spring.

10. Sky Pencil Holly

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
Growing Zones 5-9
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Mature Size: 8 to 10 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
These narrow columnar trees are ideal trees for small spaces! Sky Pencil Hollies look great in containers or foundation plantings on either side of your front door or windows. Add height in the most narrow spaces in your landscape!

Now that you have read about some of our trees for small spaces, check out all of our Dwarf Trees.

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