Small Deciduous Trees
If you have a small garden and your home is located in a cold zone, you can consider planting some deciduous tree in your garden for ornamental purposes. Some deciduous trees have beautiful blossoms in summer and some tree species will show another bright colour in autumn for their foliage. The deciduous tree will shed all leaves in winter, making it easily for sunlight to be cast on your house. Although there might be some messy when the leaves are fallen, the advantage is totally deserve the drawback. Also, small-sized deciduous trees may be pruned easier than the evergreen ones. Due to their fast-growing properties of these trees, you many need frequent trimming work on your trees.
The hazelnut tree is a common small-sized deciduous tree which is planted in thousands of gardens. It can grow up to 10 feet in height and it prefers to grow in well-drained soil conditions. They have special twisted branches which make it be outstanding from other landscaping trees. They can tolerate a certain level of drought environment and they will start to grow in the late spring, making it a late bloomer among its relatives. It produces edible nuts in autumn which can attract some squirrels as well.
The fringe tree is small-sized flowering landscaping tree especially for small yards. The fully grown tree is about 15 feet in height and it will produce fragrant flowers in late spring. It produces yellow and white flowers which are about several inches in diameter. The flower colour will turn into gold in autumn and they will be helpful to attract insects and wild animals. The fruits are not suitable for consumption by human beings. However, they are great food for those animals.
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