'Silver Frost' willowleaf Pear - a great small tree for a garden

Almbacken: Stylish combo - lavender and silver pear The silver trees are Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

Magnolia virginiana, (sweetbay magnolia) Small deciduous tree; fragrant miniature magnolia flowers; sun-shade; tolerates wet sites.

Magnolia virginiana-sweet bay magnolia small native tree with miniature magnolia flowers. Unlike Southern Magnolias this tree is deciduous.

Roof deck screening with multi-stemmed trees in deep built in planters (Carnegie Hill House, Nelson Byrd Woltz).

River birches will provide amply screening for the front porch. These fast-growing deciduous trees offer colorful bark and their branches move gracefully in the wind.

Planting for Privacy

River birches will provide amply screening for the front porch. These fast-growing deciduous trees offer colorful bark and their branches move gracefully in the wind.

Hawthorn

Our Favorite Small Trees

Hawthorn announces early summer with its sprays of white flowers. Pollinators such as bees and butterflies love the blooms. Then in late summer and fall, it attracts birds with its small red fruits. The orange-red autumn color adds another layer.

Instead of choosing straight lines to frame the gardens along the lot’s borders, Mr. Hollander opted to make his zig and zag in order to add texture and interest and scale.

Lessons from Garden Designer Edmund Hollander’s Own Unassuming Oasis

Instead of choosing straight lines to frame the gardens along the lot’s borders, Mr. [Edmund] Hollander opted to make his zig and zag in order to add texture and interest and scale.

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