Thinking of adding some greenery to your small garden? Consider the charm of evergreen trees. Here's a list of some of the best options to consider for a year-round lush and colourful display.
Olive Tree (Olea europaea)
With its compact size, the Olive tree is perfect for small spaces. It features grey-green persistent foliage and thrives best in sunny, sheltered locations with a dry, warm climate.
This aromatic tree is commonly grown in pots. The Laurier Noble has dark green persistent foliage and prefers semi-shade or sunny, wind-protected locations.
Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)
A Mediterranean species, the strawberry tree is great for small city gardens. It produces white flowers in autumn and edible fruits that resemble strawberries. This tree enjoys sunny locations and well-drained, clay, sandy or loamy soil.
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila
A robust tree with persistent foliage, the leaves of this variety change from grey-blue to green-blue with age. It requires full sun and well-drained soil.
Dwarf Scotch Pine
This compact, slow-growing tree is resistant to cold and wind. The Dwarf Scotch Pine prefers sunny locations and well-drained soil.
Holly Oak (Quercus Ilex)
With its dense, round canopy, the Holly Oak provides ample shelter for birds. Ideal as a windbreak or hedge, it thrives best in full sun or drained soil.
Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
This tree's needles turn golden in autumn and winter. The Lodgepole Pine needs full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
A small tree or shrub with dense, dark green foliage. The Holly ‘Pyramidalis' produces white flowers in spring and red berries in winter. This tree prefers semi-shade or sunny locations and drained, moist soil.
Magnolia Little Gem
A small, compact tree with dense, shiny foliage, the Magnolia Little Gem also produces fragrant flowers in summer. It prefers semi-shade or sunny locations and rich, well-drained soil.
Thuya occidentalis ‘Smaragd’
A slow-growing, compact variety, this tree can work as a windbreak or hedge. The Thuya occidentalis ‘Smaragd' enjoys full sun and well-drained, consistently moist soil.
This compact, slow-growing variety can be grown in pots or used as a border plant. The Japanese Maple prefers wind-protected locations and well-drained, acidic soil.
Ideal for adding structure to small gardens, the Picea pungens is resistant to wind and drought. It needs sunny locations and fertile, well-drained soil.