If you happen to have a small yard you might think your choices are limited. In this type of situation having trees is still very possible. All you need is smaller type trees. Some varieties of trees come in a dwarf type as well. Even fruit trees can. Whether you are looking for trees that provide shade, wind protection, or just an ornamental for beauty, it is all possible.
The first type of tree I would like to mention is the Weeping Cherry Tree. It grows to a maturity of 20-30ft tall and broaden to a width of 15-25ft. This gorgeous tree produces thick white flowers that hang from weeping branches in the Spring. Zones are 5-8 and the drought tolerance is good. The required sunlight needed ranges from full sun to partial shade.
The Okame Flowering Cherry Tree grows to a maturity of 20-30ft tall. Its width can broaden to 20-30ft as well. This beautiful tree produces clusters of Pink flowers in the Spring and puts on a magnificent Autumn show. Zones are from 6-9. The drought tolerance is good. The required sunlight needed is from full sun to partial shade.
The Japanese Maple Tree can easily be maintained due to its maturity of 15ft. The tree can widen anywhere between 15-25ft. This particular type of tree is an all time favorite for tree lovers because of its distinctive Purple colored foliage. A Japanese Maple Tree also can put on a beautiful Autumn show. Zones are from 4-8. The drought tolerance is good and the required amount of sunlight is full to partial shade.
The Cleveland Pear Tree grows to a maturity of 20-30ft tall and can broaden to 15-25ft. This tree produces an abundance of white flowers in the Spring time. In the Fall, its deep green foliage turns to a dark Scarlet Red. Zones are from 5-8. Drought tolerance is good. The required sunlight needed for this particular tree ranges from full sun to partial shade.
Flowering Dogwood Trees might be something you are interested in. This type of tree grows to a maturity of 15-30ft tall and can broaden to 15-25ft. Flowering Dogwood Trees comes in many varieties. A showcase display of flowers that come in White, Pink, or Red. They can be easily grown and its foliage offers a beautiful Autumn appearance. Zones are from 5-8 and the drought tolerance is good. This particular type of tree can thrive in full sun to partial shade.
The Yoshino Flowering Cherry Tree reaches 20-30ft at maturity. This tree has loads of White flowers in the Spring. This tree is an excellent choice is you are wanting to outline a driveway because its width only grows to 10-20ft. Zones are from 5-8. Drought tolerance is good and the required amount of sunlight needed ranges from full sun to partial shade.
Another all time favorite is the Crepe Myrtle. These trees can grow to a matured height of 10-30ft and broaden to 8-20ft depending on the variety you choose. Flowers come in colors of Red, different shades of Pink, and even Lavender. Zones are from 6-10 that's also depending on its type. Drought tolerance is good and the sunlight required is from full sun to partial shade.
The Mimosa Tree reaches maturity of 20-25ft in height and can broaden anywhere from 10-20ft. This tree has fern-like foliage and forms clusters of Pink flowers with White centers in the Spring. Drought tolerance is good and the sunlight requirement ranges from full sun to partial shade.
Another option are dwarf Fruit Trees. Depending on the type you choose they can reach 25ft. and offer you delicious fruit when harvested. In todays times you can even find Fruit Trees that produce a variety on one tree.
There are so many small to medium sized trees that are perfect for small yards. Finding the perfect tree or trees for your yard really isn't as hard as you may think.