Q Which trees would you recommend for a small garden?
A ● The widely available crab apple, Malus ‘Evereste’, has reliable flowers, fruit and autumn colour, too. Height x spread in ten years: 3 x 2m
● Lombardy cherry (Prunus ‘Amanogawa’) is an upright, slender tree with pink flowers in April/May that’s suitable for all soil types. Ideal for adding height to a small garden. Height x spread in ten years: 5 x 1m
● The strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) is a slow-growing evergreen with attractive bark, white flowers in winter and edible (bitter) fruit. Height x spread in ten years: 1.5 x 1m
● The small, delicate weeping birch Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ will cast light shade over a small garden. Height x spread in ten years: 3 x 4m
● The upright Amelanchier lamarckii has year-round interest with star-shaped white flowers in spring, June berries, rich autumn colour and silvery winter bark. Height x spread in ten years: 6 x 4m
Caption: Amelanchier gives interest over several seasons