The larger the footprint, the more I ask of a plant, and delivering multi-season appeal is a surefire shortcut to making the cut. Trees are held to the highest standard, particularly in small gardens, where space is tight and we're limited to growing only a choice few.
Top designers turn to these trustworthy small trees time and time again. The eGardenGo site has plant combo ideas that incorporate these trees in planting combinations. So when you find one that tickles your fancy, follow the link for inspiring planting combination ideas to try in your garden. Hurry along now, your dream garden awaits.
WHY: fresh foliage in spring and summer • fall color • red stems in winter
WHY: showy, exfoliating cinnamon-colored bark • handsome foliage spring and summer • fall color
WHY: sinuously smooth bark • panicles of white summertime blooms • fall color
WHY: summer blooms • fall color • mahogany bark looks great year-round
WHY: white flowers in summer • fall color • exfoliating bark with interesting patchwork pattern