Smaller trees and shrubs for smaller spaces
Not every yard has room for another canopy tree, but nearly anyone with a bit of outdoor space can find room for a small native tree or shrub. Many of our familiar understory trees, like redbuds and dogwoods, are well adapted to smaller spaces.
A shrub is essentially a small, multi-stemmed tree. Native shrubs have all the benefits of native trees, just on a smaller scale. Some even grow well in pots.
Easy small trees/large shrubs
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Easy shorter shrubs