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It will soon be time to order or purchase your bare rooted trees. Our tree guru Steve Griffiths has put together his top 5 list of deciduous tree species to plant in Canberra gardens this winter that will make your neighbours smile and add to the value of your property. Tree removals can be expensive so choosing the right tree can save you a lot of cost and heartache down the track.

Top 5 Trees to Plant in Canberra

 

1. Malus floribunda 

AKA the flowering crabapple has an abundance of flowers in late spring and red fruit in autumn. It is an ideal tree for small gardens, large pots and courtyards. Steve loves the weeping variety, it’s one of the best flowering trees for small Canberra yards.  

2. Acer palmatum 

Also know as Japanese Maple, has beautiful autumn colours and delicate fern like foliage. ‘Sangokaku’ has coral red branches in winter. There are many varieties and shapes to choose from including really small pot size cultivars. They prefer protection from wind and from hot afternoon sun.

Steve recommends the fastiagated shape (column) that makes an ideal screening plant in an area with limited space.

 

3. Prunus Serrulata 

Japanese Cherry has a beautiful lasting double flower blossom. It loves deep moist soils and to be sheltered from hot winds. This deciduous treasure allows dappled sun during winter.

 

4. Nyssa sylvatica

Commonly known as the black or sour gum is actually not a gum tree. Nyssa is a lovely conical shaped tree which will bring form and amazing colour to any garden. This medium sized, deciduous tree is ideal for Canberra backyards but likes moist soil.

5. Betula pendula

Commonly known as Silver Birch, these trees make people take their hats off. Get them in fastigiate or column form and plant five close together to create a little forest in your garden. Beautiful white trunks with dappled light so you can plant bulbs underneath. There’s also a weeping version. We recommend putting root barrier down with these trees.

TreeWorks can advise you on how to get your trees looking their best, increase the sunlight for winter, maximize growth for shade cover, or shape a tree to enhance its beauty.

Stay tuned for our next post about what to look for when you are selecting a tree.

TreeWorks is a fully licensed & insured tree removal company and a member of Arboriculture Australia. Our climbers are fully trained and some of our arborists have over 25 years experience in large scale tree surgery and removals.

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