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I want to plant a tree in a circular bed
We have a circular bed in the lawn about 12’ diameter. I would like to plant a tree in it. Not too high, perhaps 10–12’, not too great a spread, as I want to have plants and shrubs in the bed. As much all year round interest as possible. I’ve looked at crabapple trees, and also damson trees, but not come to any conclusion. Can anyone make a suggestion, please? Many thanks!




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I find Rowan does well in this sort of site. good flowers berries and autumn colour. also a light airy canopy.

23 Oct, 2020

 

Thanks Seaburngirl. I’ve had a look at rowan trees, they’re quite tall.....

23 Oct, 2020

 

Did you consider some of the weeping trees? Weeping cherries are lovely or I would also consider Japanese maple Sango Kaku it has an orange bark in winter which stands out.

23 Oct, 2020

 

There are some smaller varieties of rowans - I just fund a few of Google.
What about a self fertile fruit tree on a dwarfing root stock?

23 Oct, 2020

 

I’d choose Amelanchier - pretty white blossom in spring and glorious autumn colour. Or cercisdiphyllum japonica?

23 Oct, 2020

 

Thanks everyone. I’ll look them up

23 Oct, 2020

 

Small Himalayan birch, betula utilis, multi stemmed pure white bark, dappled foliage, butter lemon leaves in autumn.

23 Oct, 2020

 

I have Sorbus cashmiriana canalhopper. White berries now and definitely not too tall.

24 Oct, 2020

 

I'd go for a small fruit tree - you get the pleasure twice, as long as you get a self fertile variety. Or even a crab - lots to choose from on all sizes of root stock.

24 Oct, 2020

 

I dug a circle into my lawn this year specifically for my cheales weeping crab apple. Beautiful blossom in spring and lovely red apples in autumn that the blackbirds love.

25 Oct, 2020

 

The 25yr old Rowan I have is only 10ft tall but the suggestion of a fruit tree is a good one as you'd get the benefit of the fruit too.

25 Oct, 2020

 

Have to agree with Sheila, Amalanchier would be a wonderful choice. Smothered with white or pinkish blossom in the spring, followed by black fruits which the birds will love. Copper-coloured leaves turning green and then orange to red leaves in the autumn.

25 Oct, 2020

 

Many thanks everyone.

26 Oct, 2020

 

Do let us know what you finally get!!

26 Oct, 2020

 

I’m thinking about a crabapple—mallus jelly king—or an amelanchier. It’s a big decision, once I’ve decided, I’ve got it forever!

27 Oct, 2020

 

Try looking up Cornus Kousa. They aren't tall trees and are relatively slow growing. Very pretty.

30 Oct, 2020

 

Yes, Cornus Kousa are gorgeous. I wonder if they need special soil?

30 Oct, 2020

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