Ideas for Growing Ornamental Trees

by Mother Huddle Staff
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Ornamental trees, which are popular for their delicate and lovely blooms, are on the tip of every gardener’s tongue and the top of their to-do list.

Ornamental plants are recognized for being simple to cultivate and keep, and are commonly utilized in Japanese gardens and meditation gardens because they have a peace-inducing effect.

The most well-known ornamental trees are flowering cultivars grown for their aesthetic value. These are ideal for tiny gardens as well as for large areas, although most ornamental trees are on the smaller side.

Why not plant a beautiful flowering ornamental cherry tree this Spring to spruce up your garden? Adding these beautiful trees to your yard can give it structure or just that finishing touch it needs.

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The Essentials of Garden Trees

Ornamental trees, like magnolia trees, can provide much-needed shade for plants and wildlife, while also seamlessly fitting in with other features all year round. They’re also great for use as a basis for shrubs and flower borders.

A Cluster of Flowers & Colours for Spring

It’s better to plant specimens in small clusters, rather than one large cluster. With this, you can build a brand-new mini garden. Plants that need direct sunlight will thrive best under loose canopies that let sunshine in throughout the day. As the sun moves across the sky, shrubs and other garden perennials will then be able to take advantage of the dappled light.

How to Grow Ornamental Trees in Your Garden

  1. Placement & Roots: Make sure to give them enough space so their roots can stretch out and grow properly. Keep in mind that, although unsightly, roots are the plant’s lifeblood. If you’re planting a tree next to others, be sure the roots don’t overlap. Additionally, it’s best not to plant trees close to buildings as the roots can damage the foundation and jeopardize the tree’s health.
  2. Pruning: Learn the best time to prune your tree and how to cut it back without harming its well-being. Pruning should usually be done in the fall, when the plant’s tail end is blooming and it is approaching its dormant phase. Small gardens require careful management, and preventing your plant from getting too large is one of the most important aspects.
  3. Climate & Temperature: Understand how the climate affects your tree — many are also sensitive to temperature (even if they thrive in full sun). During the summer months or seasons when it is hot, you may need to modify your watering schedule in order for the tree to get enough water. The tree may not be able to handle colder temperatures well, so try planting it in an area of the garden that is less likely to freeze over.
  4. Location: Make sure the tree is put in a suitable location for optimum development. If a tree needs full sun and you plant it in part shade then it won’t grow as well as it should. If the garden area in question doesn’t have proper drainage, the waterlogged soil could lead to root rot.

Best Varieties of Evergreen Ornamental Tress

Some of our favourite evergreen ornamentals are:

  • Cypress
  • Laurus nobilis
  • Holly
  • Scot’s Pine
  • Cotoneaster

Delicious & Delightful Ornamental Fruit Trees

Our favourite ornamental fruit trees are:

  • Pear trees
  • Apple trees (including crab-apple trees)
  • Plum and Damson trees
  • Cherry trees

We hope this article has inspired you to grow some ornamental trees of your own. Be sure to check out our other articles on tree care for more tips on how to keep your trees healthy and looking their best.

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