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The Types of Trees to Consider for Your Garden

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David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

One of the most important parts of any garden space is your choice of trees. You need to make sure that you have the right trees in place as they provide the framing and the context that the rest of the garden is built around. If you’re looking to plant some new trees in the garden but you’re not sure which of them will be best for your space, you’re in the right place. Here are five types of trees that you should consider.

Red Oak Trees

Red Oak trees bring a wide variety of benefits. If you’re looking for a tree that can grow tall and create a canopy of shade in your garden, these trees should definitely be near the top of your list of considerations. The beautiful red color that the leaves turn during the fall months also make this species particularly appealing for lots of people. They can grow up to around 75 feet tall in total.

Sugar Maple Trees

Another tree that can grow to around 75 feet tall in your garden is the Sugar Maple tree. It’s another tree that really shines in the fall months as well. But rather than turning red, the leaves turn a vibrant orange color during fall, offering a very distinctive appearance that’ll make your garden feel very much ready for fall and everything we associate with the season.

Cypress Trees

Cypress trees are very tall and narrow trees, and they have a beautiful, fresh, piney kind of smell. They’re very distinctive both in terms of their aesthetic and that smell. Many people who grow cypress trees in the garden grow long lines of them. They’re very popular in Italy, but there’s no reason why you can’t grow them wherever you are. They look great and there are many different subspecies of cypress tree to explore.

Bonsai Trees

Bonsai trees offer something very interesting to your space, and they’re perfect for anyone looking to add a Japanese garden-style aesthetic to their space. There are lots of great varieties and different types of bonsai trees. They have a very unique appearance and an aesthetic that no other kind of tree can offer, so that’s certainly something to keep in mind and consider.

Weeping Cherry Trees

If you’re looking for a shorter tree that has lower-hanging branches, you might want to consider the Weeping Cherry tree. These trees look stunning when the cherry-colored petals are in full bloom. And they offer that cascading effect you associate with willow trees. They can grow to around 30 foot tall and really come into their own during the spring months.

As you can see, there are plenty of great tree species that you might want to consider when you’re looking to add something new to your space. Each of the options mentioned above will bring something truly wonderful to your space, so look further into these options and find the one that’s going to be right for your garden.



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