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Trees for Small Gardens

Trees for Small Gardens

Many people regard trees as a feature reserved for gardens with bountiful space. While it’s true that many trees do require room to flourish, there are plenty of trees for small gardens available.

Small gardens often benefit from the use of pots and planters to keep flowers and plants from spilling over into valuable space, but small trees work in the same way for small gardens.

In our collection at Primrose, you’ll discover ornamental trees for small gardens that you can enjoy all year round.


Under 3m

Specimen willow with amazing growth habit and multi-coloured foilage.

Architectural specimen that produces stunning fuzzy anthers, ideal for attracting pollinators. 

Weeping cherry with unmatched autumn colour.

Versatile dwarf amelanchier with all the classic features: excellent flowering display, bronze foilage and ornamental fruits. 

The ever popular weeping cherry or choice

The M27 rootstock exerts the greatest dwarfing effect of any rootstock, producing trees a mere 1.5m in height

New dwarf cherry from the far north of Japan

Popular dwarf cherry ideal for patios

Small shrub with tiered layers of pollinator-attracting white cluster flowers. Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Plant of the Year. 

Flowering plum with metallic leaves and fragrant double flowers. 

This almond is possibly the earliest flowering and smallest blossom tree on the market. 

Popular flowering apricot with reddish pink flowers. 


Under 5m

One of the smaller rowans, ideal for attracting wildlife to your garden, owing to its long lasting ornamental berries.

Weeping ornamental pear tree with elegant weeping branches and silvery foliage.

Producer of giant vivid crabapples, ideal for culinery applications.

If quirky growth habits and year round sructure is your thing, dwarf conifers are for you.


Upright Trees

Popular upright cherry that will produce a spectacular flowering display come spring.

Very fast growing Aussie import with lovely bark and foliage.

Simply stunning crabapple with luxurious flowers, foliage and fruit. HTA National Plant Show Best In Show.

Upright laburnum suitable for small gardens. HTA National Plant Show Best In Show.

Upright offspring of 'Joseph Rock' with all its great features. Spectacular autumn colour.

Divine beech that provides year round colour.

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