Small trees in the front yard serve a great purpose to the exterior of our homes. Whether you’re looking to provide some shade to suit your morning tea outside, simply brightening up the yard with the bright colors, giving yourself some privacy with densely packed trees as boundaries, or planting trees for growing your own fruits, etc. these small trees for front yards simply have a lot to offer. Small trees can fulfill the need for greenery and freshness in your garden if you choose the right trees to plant at an optimum distance to allow wiggle room for growth.
The type of tree you should select depends on the type of place you plan to plant it. Whether it’s a small confined front yard, in which case ornamental trees are your go to, or it could be a spacious yard where you could consider the possibility of conifers, etc. Environmental factors also play their role In the selection of your ideal trees. Here are a few species of trees that we think would suit your front yard:
Camellia Japonica :
These trees normally grow to about 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide, it blooms all year long producing a variety of colors all year round. It is a low maintenance tree that provides pink, red and white flowers.
Royal star magnolia :
This type of tree is tolerant of both cool and hot climates. It grows to about 15 feet tall and wide. It is more resistant than other magnolias and blooms before the appearance of foliage. The appearance of bright green foliage gives a contrast to the white fragrant flowers.
Japanese Maple :
These trees are perfect for small spaces, they grow up to 12 feet tall and wide. The foliage is what gives this tree its wow factor. The leaves are described as Ribbon shaped. They start off as red in spring, turn bronze shaded in summer and bright orange in fall.
This type of tree produces large flower-like bracts in spring and then switches to red foliage and berries by Autumn. This type of tree grows to be 20 feet tall and wide. It is disease and winter resistant and tolerates droughts. Dogwoods achieve their optimal growth in partial to full sun.
Japanese Stewartia :
This is a shorter species of trees that grows up to 10 feet tall. It blooms a bright white in mid summer and its rich green foliage grows throughout the season.
Prairifire Crabapples :
This type of tree is mostly used to feed and shelter wildlife animals. It grows to about 20 feet wide and produces deep pink plants and small purplish fruits that ripen in winter and stay all year long.
Red Buckeye :
This type of tree grows to about 15 to 25 feet tall. It is a slow growing tree that produces vivid red flowers in Spring that last for many weeks. These flowers are an attraction for birds and butterflies.
Golden Chain tree :
This type of tree has many distinctive features from a green bark, clover like leaves and dropping chains of bright yellow flowers. All this adds to its attraction. It blooms in spring and grows to 15 to 25 feet tall.