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15 best trees for small gardens: Beautiful small trees

Eastern Redbud, also known as Cercis or the Forest Pansy, has heart-shaped red leaves. It's a great tree for small gardens too


Cercis 'Forest Pansy' can reach heights of 10m, but if you prune it, it'll will be more shrubby and perfect for small gardens. Be prepared for an amazing colour change as the seasons progress - it's absolutely stunning.


Redbud tree. We just planted two what's known here as "Forrest Pansy" out the front of our house. Not sure if it's this one but it's a relative. Can't wait for flowers!


The tree I most want to own one day - Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy. There was one in my college garden and I still have some fiery pressed leaves from it.


SHADE PLANTS Heucheras will rock your shade garden with a four season riot of color. Love them!


Our Favorite Small Trees

Valued for its outstanding display of pink or white flowers in spring, redbud is an easy-to-grow small tree with delightful heart-shape leaves that turn golden-yellow in fall. It thrives in sun or partial shade and is native to areas of North America. Name: Cercis canadensis Size: To 30 feet tall and wide Zones: 5-9 Standout Varieties: 'Forest Pansy' has purple foliage that fades to dark green in late summer; 'Silver Cloud' has white-splashed leaves; 'Royal White' has pure-white flowers./