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pokhimpokhim Posts: 210

Hi there,

My garden is quite small but i'm looking for a tree to put in. Does anyone have experience with Malus Evereste, Prunus Serrula or a flowering dogwood (wedding cake tree)?...

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,579

    The wedding cake cornus will grow very wide so I would go with a more upright tree for a small garden.

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  • Look at prunus hillieri 'Spire', neat habit, or prunus 'Kursar', smaller, nice autumn colour.

    H-C

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,251

    I think the Crab Apples are great trees, with 3 season interest. Malus Evereste, will however reach about 7 metres tall.

    Look on the net for smaller varieties.

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  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

    Have a look at malus Joseph Rock

     I think it's a stunner of a tree, each season, and you could prune it to desired height 

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • Lily, you mean Sorbus 'Joseph Rock', I think

    H-C. 

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

    Oops of course I did! 

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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