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10 small trees for the garden and the balcony - Jardiner Malin


In a small garden or on a balcony, it is impossible to plant a large tree that would annoy the neighbors and whose roots would damage the house. However, don't deny yourself the happiness of a tree!

There are many dwarf varieties for planting in a bed or in a pot.

Discover a list of 10 small trees not to be missed!

Japanese maple

  • Variety: Acer palmatum
  • Height: 1m to 10m depending on the variety
  • Flowering period: April May
  • Interest: its more or less cut palmate foliage in flamboyant colors in autumn
  • Exhibition: half shade
  • Ground : sour, fresh, rich
  • The little extra? : depending on the variety, the habit is weeping, lining, bushy or erect, one of the most beautiful small trees in the fall
  • Here is also how to grow Japanese maple

Judean tree

  • Variety: Cercis canadensis ‘Little Woody’
  • Height: 2m
  • Flowering period: March-April and September-October
  • Interest: its multiple small pink flowers in bouquets that cover the tree before the leaves appear
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : deep and drained
  • The little extra? : heart-shaped foliage red, then green before turning yellow in fall
  • Here is also how to cultivate the Judean tree

Dwarf bamboo

  • Variety: Pleioblastus pygmaeus ‘Distichus’
  • Height: 30cm
  • Interest: these tiny trees form a beautiful ground cover that easily covers the slopes (to avoid becoming invasive, grow this creeping variety with anti-rhizome barriers or in pots)
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh and drained
  • The little extra? : its zen green-golden foliage
  • Here's how to grow dwarf bamboo, Pleioblastus

Orange tree

  • Variety: Citrus Sinensis
  • Height: 2m
  • Flowering period: March to July
  • Interest: its pretty evergreen foliage, fragrant white flowers and juicy oranges
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : rich and drained
  • The little extra? : the rounded shape of orange trees makes them beautiful little trees to grow in pots
  • Here is also how to grow an orange tree outdoors

Star magnolia

  • Variety: Magnolia stellata
  • Height: 3m
  • Flowering period: March April
  • Interest: its many white, lightly scented star-shaped flowers, which cover the tree before the leaves
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh, heather land
  • The little extra? : its bushy shape makes it a beautiful subject at the bottom of the massif
  • Here is also how to grow magnolia

Ornamental apple tree

  • Variety: Malus Coccinella Courtarou
  • Height: 4m
  • Flowering period:April May
  • Interest: its profusion of pink-purple flowers in spring makes it one of the most floriferous small trees
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh
  • The little extra? : honey flowers and berries popular with birds
  • Here is also how to cultivate the ornamental apple tree

Blue spruce

  • Variety: Picea pungens ‘Glauca Globosa’
  • Height: 1.50m
  • Interest: its blue-silvery foliage which gives it a magical air
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : any type of substrate
  • The little extra? : its conical and compact shape, ideal for a massif or rockery

Eucalyptus

  • Variety: Eucalyptus ‘Baby Blue’
  • Height: 2.50m
  • Flowering period: may June
  • Interest: its round, blue-silvery, fragrant and blooming foliage
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : dry and sour
  • The little extra? : its bloom in cream-colored pompoms
  • Here is also how to grow eucalyptus

Dwarf palm

  • Variety: Chamaerops humilis ‘Compacta’
  • Height: 2.50
  • Flowering period: June July
  • Interest: its large palmate leaves of this plant that give an exotic look to your exterior
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : neutral to lime, dry
  • The little extra? : is easily grown in pots and resists down to -10 ° C
  • Here is also how to cultivate the Chamaerops humilis

Tortuous hazel

  • Variety: Corylus avellana ‘Scooter’
  • Height: 1m
  • Flowering period: February March
  • Interest: its twisting twigs curl up on themselves and make this variety the most convoluted of small trees
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh
  • The little extra? : her decorative yellow kittens at the end of winter
  • Here is also how to grow hazelnut

Video: Colorful Evergreen Garden, Walsall, UK (October 2020).