Decorative Small Trees For Landscaping
No matter how colorful your garden is, the decorative trees come to bring a touch of elegance, personalizing the green space around. In addition to their practical role, such as making a fine natural barrier which offers privacy, these trees bring interesting accents to the garden, giving it a richer and a more dynamic overall appearance. Below are several decorative small trees for landscaping which you can easily care for while getting extra freshness and fine shapes in return in your favorite relaxing space.
The redbud, with all its species, is the first on our list, with its purple bark and beautiful pink-violet flowers which resembles the ones of the locust tree. It is a very popular decorative tree in parks and gardens while its pod like fruit are rich in tannin, with strong astringent role. The tree does well in full sun.
The crape myrtle offers big clusters of frilly flowers in shades of pink, red, lavender, or white in summer and fall, adding eye-catching accents to the garden. Many varieties show off beautiful red, yellow, or orange foliage in autumn, as well as interesting patches of green or silver under their peeling cinnamon-color bark.
Cassia bicapsularis is next on the list of small decorative trees. While other trees are preparing for winter, butterfly bush is just waking up. This sprawling, semi-evergreen shrub, reaching a height of up to 3.5 m with an equal spread, produces blossoms in fall that resemble golden butterflies. Bright yellow flowers appear at a time of year when little else is in bloom. This plant fist perfectly in any sunny landscape.
The pink weeping cherry tree is an exquisite presence thanks to its lovely, weeping pink flowers that will delight you and everyone on your street. This fast-growing tree features graceful cascading branches that are studded with lovely pink blossoms in early to mid-spring. As a small ornamental tree, this tree easily fits into even the tiniest of landscapes.
The Japanese and the dwarf Korean lilacs are two other decorative small trees that will personalize your garden with their very fragrant cluster flowers. Both of them are ideal choices for small spaces, but their elegant presence compensates for this.
Last, but not least, the Japanese maple tree, with all the different species, one of the most popular decorative tree. Atropurpureum is that has deeply lobed, purple foliage throughout the spring and summer. In the autumn, the foliage turns vivid crimson red creating a wonderful, seasonal canvas. This Japanese maple does best when planted in a sheltered position avoiding heavy, waterlogged soils, and will provide vibrant color for most of the year.
Sources: Fast-growing-trees.com, Sunset.com, Bhg.com