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Small Trees

Small trees are critical for urban landscapes, small gardens, mixed beds, and small yards. This is our Top Ten list of Small Trees you need in your landscape.


  1. Black Diamond Purely Purple Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Purely Purple’

Growing Zones: 7 to 10

Sunlight: Full sun to part sun

Mature Size: 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide

This purple blooming dwarf tree is disease resistant and easy to grow. These small trees bloom all summer and fall. The foliage is dark purple to black!


  1. Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Best Red’

Growing Zones: 7 to 10

Sunlight: Full sun to part sun

Mature Size: 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide

With black leaves and deep red blooms you can’t go wrong with these unique small trees! The Black Diamond Crape Myrtle series is drought tolerant, low maintenance, and highly resistant to mildew.


  1. Blue Point Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point'

Growing Zones 4-9

Sunlight: Full sun to part sun

Mature Size: 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide

The Blue Point Juniper has nice blue foliage that contrasts a traditional green landscape.

These small trees are no maintenance, drought tolerant, and deer resistant once established.

 

  1. Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

Growing Zones 5-8

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade

Mature Size: 15 to 25 feet tall and 12 to 15 feet wide

The Coral Bark lives up to its name with vibrant coral bark that offers year-round interest. This upright tree is large for a Japanese Maple, but with a maximum width of 15 feet, it can fit in most landscapes.


  1. Crimson Queen Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’

Growing Zones 5-8

Sunlight: Full sun to part sun

Mature Size: 8 to 10 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide

This weeping Japanese maple adds outstanding color and texture to your yard. These small trees are a perfect focal point for a mixed bed or even a large foundation planting.


  1. Emerald Green Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'

Growing Zones 3-8

Sunlight: Full sun to part sun

Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide

With layers of lush feathery foliage, the Emerald Green is a gorgeous evergreen tree. This popular privacy tree is attractive and adds loads of curb appeal.


  1. Emperor Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Wolff'

Growing Zones 5-9

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade

Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and wide

This upright Japanese Maple provides shade, but is small enough to fit in most yards. In spring, summer, and fall these small trees have red to purple leaves.


  1. Jane Magnolia Tree

Magnolia x 'Jane'

Growing Zones 4-8

Sunlight: Full sun to part sun

Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide

The Jane Magnolia boasts tulip shaped pinkish purple blooms in spring. This shrub-like tree is low maintenance and fits in even the smallest yard.


  1. Rising Sun Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'JN2'

Growing Zones 5-9

Sunlight: Full Sun to part shade

Mature Size: 8 to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide

Rising Sun Redbuds have pretty heart shaped leaves that are yellow, orange, apricot, and lime green. Pink blossoms cover these small trees in early spring.


  1. Royal Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Growing Zones 4-9

Sunlight: Full sun to part sun

Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide

Aromatic, white blooms coat this beautiful small tree in spring. The hardy Royal Star Magnolia is drought tolerant and no maintenance once established.


Now that you have read about our Top Ten Small Trees, check out our entire Dwarf Tree collection.

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