Large deciduous bushy shrub/small tree. Metallic silver grey leaves with small clusters of scented yellow flowers in the summer followed by small juicy fruit.
Size: 4m high x 4m wide (10 years). Site: Full sun, well drained fertile soil.
Ilex Aquifolium Alaska Alaska Holly
Slow growing upright compact evergreen shrub/tree. Self pollinating female form. Deep green shiny, spiny foliage. Small inconspicuous white flowers followed by bright red berries in the autumn. Size: 5m high x 3m wide (20 years). Site: Shade tolerant, moist, well drained soil but not clay.
Ceanothus Trewithen Blue
Californian lilac tree
Hardy large evergreen shrub/tree. Rounded dark green leaves up to 8 cm long. Fragrant with rich blue flowers on panicles up to 12 cm.
Size: 6m high x 6m wide (10 years). Site: Full sun, well drained soil.
Cotoneaster Hybridus Pendulus
A small weeping evergreen/semi-evergreen tree/shrub. Large elliptic leaves and small white flowers followed by red berries in the autumn. Can be top grafted to form a weeping tree.
Size: 1.5m high x 1m wide (10 years). Site: Sunny, all soil types.
Cercis Ruby Falls
A small tree perfect for the small garden, Classic Cercis heart shaped ruby red leaves hang down on weeping branches. Pink flowers have a sweet fragrance.
Size: 2m high x 1.5m wide (10 years). Site: Sun partial shade. Moist soil.
Amelanchier Canadensis Serviceberry Tree
Small tree large shrub. White star shaped flowers in early spring are then followed by purple fruits.The leaves turning shades of orange and red in the autumn.
Size: 3m high x 2m wide (10 years). Site: Sunny, well drained soil but not clay.
Cornus Kousa China Girl
Flowering Chinese Dogwood
A small tree with large oval shaped leaves. In late spring it produces creamy yellow bracts followed by small strawberry shaped red fruits. Leaves turn orange and red in autumn.
Size: 4m high x 3m wide (20 years). Site: Sunny, well drained soil but not clay.
Sorbus Olympic Flame
A upright columnar tree. In spring masses of white flowers followed by orange/red berries in the autumn. The pinnate leaves turning from green to copper to orange.
Size: 5m high x 3m wide (10 years). Site: Sun partial shade, well drained soil but not clay.
Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula Weeping Silver Pear
A small and elegant deciduous tree with weeping branches. Narrow greyish/green leaves and creamy white flowers follow by small brownish fruits.
Size: 4m high x 4m wide (20 years). Site: Full sun, moist well drained soil.
Here are a few trees that are suitable for small gardens