skip to content
Magnolia

Best Trees For Small Spaces

Six of Our Favorite Trees for Small Spaces

Fall is a great time for planting trees. But if you have a small yard, selecting the right tree can sometimes be a challenge. So we've selected six of our favorites that are just right for smaller spaces. Use this list as a guide, and then stop by your local Green Acres Nursery & Supply and our garden gurus can show you additional options.
Blood Orange 'Moro' Semi-Dwarf
Blood Orange ‘Moro’ Semi-Dwarf
  • Evergreen semi-dwarf citrus
  • Early maturity, very productive bearing fruit early winter to spring
  • Citrus has distinctive aroma, exotic, berry-like flavor and deep-red coloration
  • Great in containers or as a shade tree for a small patio
  • 8’-12’ tall | 8’-12’ wide
  • Full sun
  • Plant companion: Barberry
Blood Orange 'Moro' Semi-Dwarf
Flowering Plum 'Purple Pony'
Flowering Plum ‘Purple Pony’
  • Deciduous semi-dwarf tree with an upright habit
  • Single, pale pink flowers in spring, followed by deep purple foliage
  • This cultivar does not produce fruit
  • Use as specimen plant, group planting
  • Water-wise
  • 10’-12’ tall | 12’ wide
  • Full sun
  • Plant companion: Breath of Heaven ‘Sunset Gold’
Flowering Plum 'Purple Pony'
Saucer Magnolia 'Genie'
Saucer Magnolia ‘Genie’
  • Deciduous shrub or tree with a compact habit
  • Oval, medium green foliage
  • Fragrant, black-purple buds open to cup-shaped, dark maroon flowers in spring, repeating in summer
  • Use as specimen, container plant, border
  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • 10’-13’ tall | 5’-6’ wide
  • Full sun
  • Plant companion: Lavender
Saucer Magnolia 'Genie'
Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood'
Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’
  • Deciduous tree with an upright, rounded habit
  • Deeply-cut leaves are deep red in spring and summer, turning scarlet in fall
  • Red black bark and bright red-winged seed pods
  • Use as accent, specimen, container plant
  • Deer resistant
  • 15’-20’ tall | 15’ wide
  • Partial shade but can acclimate to full sun
  • Plant companion: Azalea
Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood'
Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'
Crape Myrtle ‘Dynamite’
  • Deciduous shrub or tree with an upright, globose habit
  • Dark green foliage turns orange-red in fall
  • Deep-red flower clusters in summer
  • Attractive, peeling, two-toned bark
  • Use as specimen plant, background shrub, perfect for our region
  • Water-wise
  • 15’-20’ tall | 10’-15’ wide
  • Full sun
  • Plant companion: Peruvian Feather Grass
Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'
Oklahoma Redbud
Oklahoma Redbud
  • Deciduous tree with an upright, rounded habit
  • Glossy, thick, blue-green, heart-shaped leaves
  • Deep red-purple flowers emerge before the leaves in early spring
  • Use as firescaping, mass planting, specimen
  • Water-wise, attracts birds and butterflies
  • 15’-20’ tall | 15’-20’ wide
  • Full sun
  • Plant companion: Blueberry
Oklahoma Redbud
Previous article Favorite Shrubs For Fall
Next article Best Trees For Fall Color