Trees for Narrow Spaces
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Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer platanoides 'Columnare' A tree that I have a huge opinion of, little known in Australia. Dark, deep green foliage reminiscent of the Plane tree. Tight upright strong habit that adds to any narrow space. Heat tolerant.
Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong' A useful cultivar for areas where room is restricted, street tree plantings and public parks.
Click to enlarge Carpinus Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' A tree that I have seen all through Europe but I fell in love with it at first sight! I had to grow it - no choice! Small dark deep green foliage similar in shape to a silver birch. Very commanding upright shape that makes a sensational statement tree or a magnificent avenue. Not spectacular in autumn or spring but trust me, find one and plant it.
Click to enlarge Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba 'PNI2720' Princeton Sentry™ Beautiful and reliable upright form of the 'living fossil' Gingko biloba. Has the same unusual and unique, fan-shaped foliage as the species and wonderful yellow autumn colour.
Click to enlarge Lagerstroemia (Crepe Myrtle) Lagerstroemia indica x L. fauriei 'Sioux' An upright Indian Summer® Crepe Myrtle that has outstanding autumn colour, can be used in narrow spaces, or as an informal screen. Autumn colour can compare to Acer rubrum October Glory®.
Click to enlarge Liquidambar Liquidambar styraciflua 'Oakville Highlight'PBR symbol New Liquidambar discovered in Sydney by Vic Ciccolella. Tight upright form of Liquidambar that will be invaluable in our landscape. Vigorous root system that will need sufficient space to allow the tree to develop to its potential. Great avenue tree.
Click to enlarge Prunus (flw. Plum) Prunus cerasifera 'Oakville Crimson Spire'PBR symbol A brand-new tree discovered in Sydney by Vic Ciccolella. An extremely upright form of purple leaved flowering plum. White spring flowers give this tree multi-seasonal appeal. Will make its presence known worldwide.
Click to enlarge Pyrus Pyrus calleryana 'Capital' The most upright of the ornamental pears, great tree for blocking out the two storey house next door. Tolerates all conditions from wet to dry. Holds its leaves well into winter. Great formal avenue tree. Tolerates compacted soils and urban conditions.
Click to enlarge Quercus (Oak) Quercus palustris 'Pringreen' Green Pillar® New kid in town. A very upright form of Pin Oak. Will quickly make a name for itself as a sensational avenue tree.
Click to enlarge Top 10 Trees Ballerina® Columnar Apple Trees Possibly the greatest introduction to the apple tree range ever. Very upright trees that fruit all the way up the trunk. Five delicious eating apples and a crab apple that produces abundant fruit which is excellent making crab apple jelly.