Flowering Trees for Small Gardens

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Even the smallest of gardens deserve love, especially in the spring. Don’t feel like you have to miss out on all that lovely blossom just because you don’t have a lot of outdoor space!

In this post, we’re going to let you know about the best flowering trees for small gardens.

Our guide will include:

  • the top small flowering trees available
  • the final height and spread they grow to
  • how and where to grow them

So if you want to know which flowering trees will suit your small garden best then keep reading. This list of trees provides an annual spring display even in the tiniest of spaces.

 

Small Flowering Trees for Gardens

 

Small Flowering Cherry Trees

When we think of flowering trees, cherry blossoms are the first thing that spring to mind. It is what the trees are known for after all. In Japan, they hold large viewing festivals to celebrate cherry blossom symbolism.

While a lot of flowering cherry trees can grow to large heights, we’ve got a couple in our collection that fit into smaller gardens perfectly.

 

Mini Cherry Blossom Tree

Max height: 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
Max spread: 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
Time to final height: 10-20 years

Mini Cherry Blossom Tree

Our small but perfectly formed Mini Cherry Blossom tree is fantastic for small gardens and patios. It can be grown in a pot or planted out in the ground and will only grow to a height of around 8ft.

This tree is a Fuji cherry variety and its small size doesn’t make it any less impressive. It boasts interesting zig-zagging branches and an abundance of white and pale pink blossoms throughout the spring. Transforming with the seasons the tree produces lush green leaves in the summer which then change to beautiful red and orange autumn colours.

They say good things come in small packages and with this they definitely do.

 

Small Magnolia Trees

Magnolia trees differ from the flowering cherry trees in that they produce much larger blooms very early in the year. The blooms usually arrive before the leaves, attractively decorating the bare branches.

 

Star Magnolia Tree

Max height: 2.5-4m (8-13ft)
Max spread: 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
Time to final height: 10-20 years

Star Magnolia Tree

The star magnolia tree is a smaller, slow growing variety that will eventually reach a height of approximately 4m (13ft) in 10-20 years. It produces unique white flowers with lots of petals that look like stars. The unique white flowers are unlike any other on the magnolias with their interesting elongated petals.

 

Susan Magnolia Tree

Max height: 2.5-4m (8-13ft)
Max spread: 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
Time to final height: 10-20 years

Susan Magnolia Tree

The Susan magnolia tree also grows to a height of 4m (13ft) but instead of white blooms expect bright pink tulip-shaped flowers to appear. This tree is perfect if you want an extra pop of colour in the garden and the fragrance it releases is heavenly. The height and spread of this multi-stem tree mean it will add beauty to the garden without overpowering the space.

 

Experience the luck of the draw with our Pink Magnolia Tree Gift, from our stock we will select you the best magnolia of the season and deliver directly to you.

 

Blossoming Native Trees

Our UK native trees tend to be very large varieties more commonly associated with their leaves and berries than their blossom. Even so, there are some native trees that do produce beautiful blossom and are also perfect for small spaces.

The below varieties are smaller than others but can still reach heights of up to 25m. If bought as saplings they can be planted in a pot for upto 10 years to be enjoyed in loved ones gardens.

 

Wild Cherry Tree

Max height: 12m (40ft) - can be grown in a pot for up to 10 years
Max spread: 8m (26ft)
Time to final height: 50 years

Wild Cherry Tree

One of our prettiest native trees is the wild cherry tree. The UK’s take on a flowering cherry tree. It produces beautiful white blossom in the spring which are followed by the ornamental cherries later in the year. Bees love the spring blossom and birds love to snack on the fruits bringing plenty of wildlife throughout the year too.

 

Crab Apple Tree

Max height: 8-12m (26-40ft) - can be grown in a pot for up to 10 years
Max spread: 4-8m (13-26ft)
Time to final height: 50 years

Crab Apple Tree

The native crab apple tree is another native tree that produces beautiful blossoms. The buds in spring start out vibrant pink in colour before bursting open to reveal the paler petals. The fruits that follow can be used in the making of crab apple jelly.



Flowering trees make wonderful gifts for spring occasions. Whether you want to send one as a birthday gift, anniversary gift or even a christening gift. Annually around the special date, clouds of showy blossoms will erupt from the branches filling any small garden with fragrance and colour.

Flowering trees also make fitting garden memorials. The beautiful blossoms are a way to remember and honour the memory of lost loved ones.



Browse the rest of our small garden trees for inspiration and fill yours or a loved one’s garden with greenery.

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