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What You Need To Know About Dwarf Trees

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What are Dwarf Trees?

We consider any tree that grows to 15 feet tall or less a dwarf tree. We have included ornamental trees, evergreen trees, flowering trees, and dwarf fruit trees in this section. Small trees are great for any landscape or garden, especially ones with limited space. Dwarf trees are amongst the top choices when considering trees for sale.

What are the Hardiest Ornamental Dwarf Trees?

Japanese Maples are the hardiest Dwarf Ornamental Trees. They grow in most climates in the United States and are adaptable to just about any soil. Knock Out Rose trees and the dwarf varieties of Redbud and Magnolia trees are also exceptionally hardy Dwarf Flowering Trees. Read about our Top Ten Dwarf Trees.

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Can You Grow Dwarf Trees in Pots?

Can You Grow Dwarf Trees in Pots?

Small trees are perfect for containers. Any of the trees you see in this section can be grown in pots. We recommend growing Fruit Trees, like Figs, Meyer Lemons and Key Limes, small Flowering Trees, like Dwarf Crape Myrtles, Rose Trees, Hydrangea Trees, and Hibiscus Trees, Ornamental Trees like Japanese Maples and Tropical Palms, and dwarf Evergreen Trees, like the Dwarf Alberta Spruce in pots.
Just be sure your container drains well and you water your dwarf trees in pots regularly. Read more on Growing Fig Trees in Containers.

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What are the Best Dwarf Evergreen Trees for Privacy?

Can You Grow Dwarf Trees in Pots?

Our top pick for a small Evergreen privacy tree is the Emerald Green Arborvitae. This exceptional tree is great for privacy, cold hardy, pest and disease resistant, and low maintenance. It grows 10 to 15 feet tall and about 4 feet wide. Holly trees and the Blue Point Juniper are also great small Evergreen Trees for privacy.
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Can Dwarf Fruit Trees be Grown Indoors?

Can You Grow Dwarf Trees in Pots?

Dwarf fruit trees like Meyer Lemons, Key Limes, and Fig trees are great for growing indoors if you have a bright enough spot. Dwarf Citrus Trees love humidity so mist them daily or use a humidifier. Proper care is crucial for getting fruit trees to produce fruit indoors so be sure to do your research before choosing the dwarf fruit tree for you. Read more information on Citrus Trees in Pots

When to Plant Dwarf Trees

Plant Dwarf Trees in spring and fall for best results in most areas. However if you have mild summers or winters planting at those times is fine for most Dwarf Trees as well. Be sure to provide plenty of water when planting in summer and add a nice thick layer of mulch when winter planting.

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Types of Dwarf Trees

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Dwarf Evergreen Trees

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Dwarf Flowering Trees