Favourite Plants

In smaller gardens, the selection of trees, shrubs and perennials is critical. They all have to work extra hard in all four seasons. Interesting form, colourful leaves and stems (even without flowers), unique bark, flowers and fragrance—the more of these you can pack into each cultivar, the more stunning and unique your garden will be.

Trees for Small Gardens
Hollywood Juniper.jpg
Hollywood Juniper.jpg
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Kousa Dogwood - CREDIT Liz West.jpg
Kousa Dogwood - CREDIT Liz West.jpg
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Purple Sand Cherry Standard.jpg
Purple Sand Cherry Standard.jpg
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Weeping Nootka.jpg
Weeping Nootka.jpg
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Crabapple 'Red Jewel'
Crabapple 'Red Jewel'
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Paperbark Maple - Acer Griseum.jpg
Paperbark Maple - Acer Griseum.jpg
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Sycamore - mature tree bark.jpg
Sycamore - mature tree bark.jpg
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Japanese Maple.jpg
Japanese Maple.jpg
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Blue Spruce.jpg
Blue Spruce.jpg
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Weeping Norway Spruce.JPG
Weeping Norway Spruce.JPG
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Weeping Purple Beech 1033W800.jpg
Weeping Purple Beech 1033W800.jpg
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Corkscrew hazel - photo Ruth Hartnup.jpg
Corkscrew hazel - photo Ruth Hartnup.jpg
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Maidenhair tree - Ginko biloba- photo Garden Muses.JPG
Maidenhair tree - Ginko biloba- photo Garden Muses.JPG
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Atlas Cedar 'Weeping Blue'.JPG
Atlas Cedar 'Weeping Blue'.JPG
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Japanese Maple with Hostas 1037W1200.jpg
Japanese Maple with Hostas 1037W1200.jpg
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Russian Olive.jpg
Russian Olive.jpg
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Witch Hazel.jpg
Witch Hazel.jpg
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Blue Point Juniper.JPG
Blue Point Juniper.JPG
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Flowering Trees for Small Gardens
Magnolia.jpg
Magnolia.jpg
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Kousa-dogwood- Liz West.jpg
Kousa-dogwood- Liz West.jpg
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Dwarf Korean Lilac Standard - Syringa Meyeri Standard.jpg 2015-4-16-19:50:24
Dwarf Korean Lilac Standard - Syringa Meyeri Standard.jpg 2015-4-16-19:50:24
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Crabapple 'Red Jewel'.JPG
Crabapple 'Red Jewel'.JPG
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Red Jewel Crabapple in Flower.JPG
Red Jewel Crabapple in Flower.JPG
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Red Jewel Crabapple.JPG
Red Jewel Crabapple.JPG
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Shrubs for Small Gardens
Mugo Pine.jpg
Mugo Pine.jpg
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Golden Elder - Sambucus nigra 'Aurea'.JPG
Golden Elder - Sambucus nigra 'Aurea'.JPG
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Dogwood - Ivory Halo.jpg
Dogwood - Ivory Halo.jpg
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Dogwood - Cornus Alba - Winter.JPG
Dogwood - Cornus Alba - Winter.JPG
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Whipcord cedar - Thuja 'Whipcord'.JPG
Whipcord cedar - Thuja 'Whipcord'.JPG
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Dogwood 'Midwinter Fire'.jpg
Dogwood 'Midwinter Fire'.jpg
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Perennials that Really Perform
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'.jpg
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'.jpg
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Bearded Iris - Purple.JPG
Bearded Iris - Purple.JPG
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Japanese Painted Fern.JPG
Japanese Painted Fern.JPG
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Heuchera 'Palace Purple'.jpg
Heuchera 'Palace Purple'.jpg
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Bearded Iris - Peach.JPG
Bearded Iris - Peach.JPG
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Japanese Fountain Grass - Hakonechloa macra Auerola.jpg
Japanese Fountain Grass - Hakonechloa macra Auerola.jpg
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Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'.jpg
Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'.jpg
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Hosta 'Pauls Glory'.jpg
Hosta 'Pauls Glory'.jpg
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Purple Fountain Grass 'Fireworks'.jpg
Purple Fountain Grass 'Fireworks'.jpg
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Heuchera 'Lime Marmelade'.jpg
Heuchera 'Lime Marmelade'.jpg
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Clematis 'Rhapsody".jpg
Clematis 'Rhapsody".jpg
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Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'.jpg
Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'.jpg
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