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What Kind of Trees Can I Grow in My Garden?

Posted by Tammy Sons on

Choosing the right kind of trees for your garden is often a daunting task for many novice gardeners who do not have ample experience or knowledge. There are endless varieties of trees that can be planted in the home garden. Different types of trees can serve different purpose.

It is advisable to choose the right kind based on your requirements. Some people might like to plant trees for shade or shelter. Some might plant them for ornamental purposes or privacy. Whatever be the reason there is some or the other tree that can potentially serve the purpose. Some of the common trees that can be found in home gardens are—

Privacy Trees

—Trees like Canadian Hemlock, Leyland Cypress, Cedar, Spruce and Pine are planted as privacy trees. All these trees are tall, dense and bushy. They are ideal to be planted for privacy around the property. These trees can also act as wind screens protecting the area from strong winds.

Shade Trees

—Some of the trees like Majestic Oak, Sycamore, Maple, Heritage River Birch and Royal Empress are planted for their shade. These trees wear a thick foliage blanket upon maturing which provides shade. Birds and squirrels love to be on these trees as they provide them shelter from sun and rain.

Flowering Trees

—Blooming trees are great to add a lot of color and texture to your garden. Some of the ornamental trees produce alluring flowers that can catch everyone’s attention. Pink Princess Flowering Dogwood, Blue Wisteria, Cleveland Pear, Crape Myrtle, Empress and Cherry Trees are common flowering trees that bear beautiful flowers during the blooming season.

Fruit Trees

—Fruit trees are great as they look amazing in the backyard and bear delicious fruits. These trees are very giving and if you plant them then you can get bountiful produce from your garden every season. Children also love eating fresh fruits and they will equally enjoy picking ripe fruits from the branches during harvest time. Some of the common fruit trees that can be grown in home gardens are Apple Tree, Apricot, Cherry, Pear, Plum, Paw Paw and Persimmon Tree. They produce mouth watering fruits that can be utilized in many different ways.

These are some the varieties of trees that can be grown in a home garden. Ornamental trees can really transform your house and make it look majestic. You can plant many other types of trees and shrubs that are available in the nurseries.

  • Privacy Trees
  • Shade Trees
  • Flowering Trees
  • Fruit Trees