Having plants around your house is not only soothing and increases the oxygen levels of your house, but it also adds to your place’s aesthetic, improving the overall appearance. However, having trees or large plants is impractical if you live in a compact space with a small garden. But does that mean you deprive yourself and your space of greenery? Absolutely not!
Fortunately for us, there are many small trees and shrubs for small spaces that make excellent house plants. Don’t believe us? Just scan our list below and find tiny plants that will add to the beauty of your tiny space!
1. European Cranberry Bush
Viburnum opulus or European cranberry bush is a small deciduous shrub found mostly in parts of Europe, northern Africa, and central Asia. It generally grows up to 10-12 feet tall and makes excellent house plants for when you’re short on space.
Besides being adored for its white or green-tinted flowers that appear during summertime, most of them love this plant also for bearing purple-tinted leaves during autumn. These plants are low maintenance and can last up to years if problems like larvae are tackled in time.
Make a statement at your compact space with this shrub that grows only 6-8 inches tall and wide. Fast-growing with the ability to withstand harsh weathers, this deciduous shrub is available in a variety of colors, with its beautiful foliage appearing in mid-spring.
Diseases and insect-resistant, these shrubs are low maintenance and attract butterflies and other pollinators for a scenic view during the months of April-May.
3. Ivory Halo Dogwood
Cornus alba ”ailhalo’ ‘or what is commonly known as Tatarian dogwood or Ivory Halo Dogwood, is a stellar house plant as it looks great all year round. Growing up to only 4-6 feet, it boasts white-yellow leaves in summer and bright red twigs during the colder months.
These tiny hedge plants stay naturally compact without much grooming and can be planted nearly anywhere for a gorgeous view. Best suited for moist and well-drained water, these shrubs are all you need to add a touch of color and vibrancy to any space.
4. Mohican Wayfaring Tree
Mohican Wayfaring Tree is the compact version of Mohican that grows up to 6-8 feet tall. Ideal for compact gardens, it has moderate water needs and maintenance to grow into a beautiful small-sized tree that changes its color throughout the year.
This tree never disappoints, from boasting creamy, white flowers during spring to bearing crimson and blackberries in the fall.
5. Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn
Native to the Chicago area, this is a small flowering deciduous tree with rich foliage. It is one of the most popular ornamental landscape trees with a height of up to 20-25 feet. Resistant to fire blight, a common plant disease, this one is known for its gorgeous white flowers that bloom during spring and persistent fruit that visit during the fall and winter months.
Having a small area doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t surround yourself with vibrant, beautiful foliage. We hope that our list gave you enough options for small shrubs and trees you could incorporate into your living areas, regardless of space.