Our Quick Guide to Easy Maintenance Trees
Adding trees to a garden can enhance its beauty and provide shade, shelter, and fresh air. However, planting trees can seem overwhelming and time-consuming. Fortunately, there is a solution for those who desire easy maintenance.
There are species of trees that require little effort, care and attention to grow and thrive. These trees are perfect for anyone who is busy and wants to add diversity and interest to their garden without too much trouble.
It’s important to know that many varieties are not as difficult to care for as one might assume.
In fact, some trees can be less demanding than smaller plants, despite their size. Choosing the right tree for your location and environment is key, as is understanding its needs throughout the year.
The success of your planting depends on selecting the right variety of trees that are known to thrive in your soil and growing conditions.
Once you have planted your saplings or trees, all you will need to do is water them in dry conditions.
The following are our suggestions for easy maintenance trees that will grow in a variety of soils, conditions and climates.
Once established, the silver birch is a low maintenance tree that can survive harsh winter conditions and thrive in a variety of soil conditions and aspects, making it a versatile choice for any garden.
Its ability to adapt to varying conditions with ease is truly remarkable and sets it apart from other trees. The silver birch tree is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also a practical and reliable addition to any outdoor space.
Not only is holly beautiful, but it is also resilient, with the ability to live for up to an impressive 300 years if well-cared for.
Fortunately, holly requires little maintenance, making it a low-maintenance addition to any garden or outdoor space.
Light pruning here and there to remove any diseased or unruly branches is all that is usually required to keep this impressive tree looking its best.
Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
The redbud is a beautiful tree that is perfect for adding colour to your garden in spring. In early spring, it produces small, bright pink flowers before leaves emerge.
It is easy to grow in well-drained soil and requires minimal care. You can keep it in full sun or partial shade.
Magnolia is a charming and low-maintenance tree, perfect for homeowners who want a stunning landscape without the hassle.
With its gradual growth rate, it won’t overwhelm your outdoor space. Yet, it remains one of the most attractive small flowering trees available.
Its signature tulip-shaped flowers with a delicious fragrance bloom in the spring, so it’s an excellent choice if you’re seeking a species that supports pollinators.
Magnolia is a great investment for any homeowner who wants a beautiful outdoor space while keeping an eye on upkeep.
Wax myrtle is a versatile evergreen tree that can add a touch of green to any garden. Despite being a UK native, this tree does not require much maintenance and can thrive in most soil types, light and climatic conditions.
Standing at a maximum height of six metres, the wax myrtle is the perfect addition to any small garden.
With only occasional pruning needed, this tree is a low-maintenance option for those who want an evergreen that will stand the test of time.
Its small size and limited needs make it an excellent choice for gardeners of all abilities.
Why Choose Arborcare?
Arborcare is a family-run company offering tree surgery and grounds maintenance across Norwich, Norfolk and Suffolk.
We cover a wide range of services including tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, and garden clearance. We can also be contacted 24 hours a day for any emergency tree work.
You can count on our experienced and insured Arborists to provide reliable and professional care for your garden throughout the year.
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If you could benefit from some help with tree care, we have all the expertise and advice you need. Please feel free to get in touch and let us know how we can help you.