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Small Trees for Small Gardens. Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’.

Small Trees for Small Gardens.  Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’.

With TREEFEST 2019 just around the corner we thought we would tease you with some of the trees that we will be showcasing on our tours. 

Small Trees for Small Gardens

As gardens get smaller the demand for trees that are suitable for smaller gardens grows.  Small trees have to work hard in a smaller space and have some fabulous attributes that justify the choice in a small space. 

What constitutes a small tree?  For our list of recommendations, we have suggested trees that grow to 8m or below.  Large shrubs can also be considered as small trees as can multi stem trees that tend to grow to a much shorter maximum height than in standard form.   Trees that are fastigiate or columnar in form are also ideal choices for small gardens.  Growing conditions may also affect the eventual height of a tree too.

Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’. 

A tree with lots of interest all year round.  Small spiky red flowers are produced early in the year.  The dramatic dark purple foliage turns dark green in the summer.  The autumn foliage colour is red, orange and yellow in colour.  With all of this going on, there is much to love.  But we have not revealed the best part yet - Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’ reaches only 3m in height. 

This is an ideal choice for smaller gardens with its narrow upright habit.  All the attributes of fantastic autumn foliage colour in a small space.  What is not to like?