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Looking for a recommendation on a tree for our garden,

We live in a newbuild house, with a garden of c.10m x 10m

We want a small tree in the corner of our plot which, based on the type of house/garden, grows to a maximum of perhaps 10ft or close to, but seems there aren't too many which don't go beyond this.

Can anyone recommend something suitable please

Much appreciated.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,825

    Hi Sandbrook. Here are a few suggestions: Crab Apple, Weeping Cherry, Japanese Acers - loads to choose from, Amelanchier, Magnolia stellata.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Sam50Sam50 Posts: 55

    I think Magnolias look stunning 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    Why not grow something you can eat?  Most fruit trees are available on dwarfing rootstocks.

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  • Hi

    We have several variagated ligustrum standards in our garden.  Bought them about 3 years ago and are growing beautifully with their round heads and evergreen leaves.  I will be trimming to keep the ball in shape at some time but they screen nicely all year round and are very pretty with their drooping branches.

    If you want something that covers some of the fencing on your boundary then acers are the way to go or a nice shaped conifer.  If you don't mind losing leaves and like blossom then there are some very pretty cherry trees that are for small gardens.  Also, don't forget that some shrubs look like small trees, red robin for example and that is evergreen.  I have one that is large and shaped like a cone.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    The Pyrus Salicifolia 'Pendula' is quite a slow growing weeping style tree. Although the eventual height can be 15-20 ft, it is very easy to manage when growing. This tree has a lovely graceful weeping habit and would suit a more wilder and cottagey look. The grey green leaves lifts even the most dull days in the UK. But as a tree alone with small creamy blossom flowers and sometimes tinged bronze coloured leaves in autumn with small pear fruit, it will attract wildlife. I think it is a worthy small tree for any garden.

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,208

    As Ladybird has suggested, have a look at Magnolia stellata.  It doesn't grow more than about 10ft tall (though may be around 14ft wide) and the flowers are simply stunning.

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
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