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alan544alan544 Posts: 28
I live in a East facing terraced house with 4m (width) x 14m (length) garden. I'm just in the process of designing and landscaping it all myself. So far I have 2.5m decking at the house end with 4.5m paving at the rear end, leaving me 7m for garden area including lawn and raised bed on the left side.

I recently removed two cherry trees from the garden as I just didn't like them and my dog kept on eating the cherries. However, I would like to replace them with 1 or 2 different trees but am a little lost with what to get. I thought about a Silver Birch but I think that would just get too high for the garden size.

I don't really want anything that bears fruit as my dog will just eat it.

Any ideas or advice would be hugely appreciated.


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Have a look at mailordertrees website or any tree suppliers website for inspiration.
    I have several small trees but they all have berries as it means blossom in the spring and a bit of winter interest. Almost all smallish trees have berries, rowans, crab apples, prunus, amalanchier so unless you want a conifer or yew I am at a loss as to suggestions! 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,229
    Cercis is very nice and doesn't have fruits. I don't recall ever seeing a Magnolia with fruits either. 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,229
    edited October 2019
    Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' 

    Image result for cercis forest pansy Image result for cercis forest pansy

    Magnolia 'Leonard Messel'

    Image result for magnolia leonard messel
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Magnolia I have one! Blossom lovely but boring the rest of the year so I grow a clematis through it.
  • alan544alan544 Posts: 28
    WillDB said:
    Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' 

    Image result for cercis forest pansy 
    Ah, I think a neighbour down the road has a Forest Pansy and I wondered what it was as it looked lovely. I think the shrub route may be the way to go.
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