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The Best 10 Small Trees For Your Front Yard

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Looking for the best small trees for front yards? The trees below will make any yard look amazing.

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  1. Kanzan Cherry

    The Kanzan cherry is considered one of the most ornamental of the flowering cherries type of tress.

    During spring, it produces pink flowers that are held in clusters that make the tree very beautiful and best to be grown on a street. It can also be grown as a specimen tree.

    The tree grows to a maximum height of between 25 and 30 feet and has a life span of between 15 and 25 years. and performs well in well-drained loam or sandy soils.

    The Kanzan Cherry tree prefers wet humid soil conditions but can be drought resistant in case of delayed rains.

    USDA Growing Zones:5-8

  2. Pink Dogwood

    The Pink Dogwood produces beautiful spring blooms from its glossy green leaves which turn to shades of red.

    During fall and winter, the tree offers a great landscape to the garden and gives your home a great look

    The tree is small in size as it grows to a height of between 15 and 30 feet and it is usually planted as part of other tree groupings or as a specimen tree in the backyard. The tree also works well in woodland garden settings.

    The tree needs well-drained soils with medium moisture for it to bloom best. Check out the best dogwood trees here. 

    USDA Growing Zones: 5 to 9

  3. Yoshino Cherry

    It is also known as the Japanese flowering cherry and it grows in a rounded shape. In a majority of renowned tree events, it is the star due to its outstanding qualities. It is best known for its striking and vibrant white-pink blossoms and its nice fragrance that it produces during spring. In the summer, it will still stand out with its glossy bark and dark-green leaves.

    The Yoshino Cherry grows to a maximum height of 40-50 inches when mature. It grows well in well-drained clay soils that are moist. It can also grow in acidic soils.

    This tree produces food that is attractive to birds.

    USDA Growing Zones: 5 to 8 

  4. American Elder

    The American Elder is a shrub that grows fast. Its beauty is enhanced by its large clustered star-shaped flowers that bloom so nicely during summer.

    The tree has dark purple berries that attract different bird species and also used to make jellies, pies, and wines. It does well when planted in a group of more than 2 shrubs so that its value of attractiveness is enhanced.

    It grows to a height of between 5-12 feet when mature. It also grows so fast and with the right conditions, its height can increase by more than 24 inches each year.
    USDA Growing Zones: 4 to 9 

  5. Red Sunset Maple

    The tree has a great structure of the branches and has a red color that illuminates greatly during summer. During winter the tree's flowers bloom to beautiful red color to enhance its beauty.

    The red sunset maple grows to a height of between 45 to 50 feet. It has a medium growth rate and increases in height of about 13-24 inches in a year.

    The tree produces fruit during summer which attracts birds. It is adaptive to different kinds of climates and soils but best works with acidic soils.

    USDA Growing Zones: 4 to 9

  6. Princeton Elm

    The Princeton Elm has large simple leaves that bloom to a length of between 3 and 6 inches long. The leaves turn to bright yellow during fall and definitely offer you great ornamental value for the autumn landscape.

    The tree offers low maintenance costs associated with spraying, pruning, and watering since it's a very tolerant tree. It is least affected by wind, salty conditions, and dry weather.

    The Princeton Elm grows to a maximum height of between 50 and 70 feet and with each year its height increases by between 3 to 6 feet hence a fast grower.

    USDA Growing Zones: 3 to 9

  7. Serviceberry

    The Serviceberry blooms in spring with its flowers arranged in clusters. Its leaves are beautiful and have red and gold shades. It also produces fruits that look like berries that ripen in summer and attract birds and other species.

    The tree grows to a maximum height of between 15 and 25 feet when mature. It is a medium rate grower with an increase of about 13 to 24 inches each year.

    It prefers acidic and well-drained soils for it to grow to its perfect height and width.

    USDA Growing Zones: 4 to 8 

  8. Sourwood

    The Sourwood tree produces white beautiful flowers in early summer and in fall they are green-yellow. The tree does well during full sun conditions. It grows to a maximum height of 25-30 feet when mature.

    The tree's fruits attract bees that make honey.

    It grows in an oval shape and can live for more than 100 years if planted at the right location. 

    USDA Growing Zones: 5 to 9

  9. Pecan Tree

    The Pecan Tree have big trunks. Its branches are oval and wide and extend far down the trunks. They are mainly forest trees due to their compact and straight trunks. The tree is very tall and can grow to a maximum of 100 feet tall when mature. It can live for more than 300 years.

    The tree is a medium rate grower with a growth of about 13-34 inches each year in height. It produces about 70-150 nuts each year which begins being produced after the 6th year. The nuts are eaten by squirrels, deer, and other wild animals.

    USDA Growing Zones: 6 to 9

  10. Bartlett Pear Tree

     It is also referred to as the European pear and has large yellow fruit called the pear. The fruit has smooth and juicy white flesh which is eaten by human beings. The fruit ripens from August and September and can be stored for about 3 months when properly stored.

    The fruits are also attractive to birds and squirrels. It grows to a height of about 20 feet when mature.

    The tree grows well in deep, heavy, and moist well-drained soils and it's not drought-tolerant.

    USDA Growing Zones: 5 to 7 

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