Choosing shady trees for suburban backyards

The best trees for gardeners with limited space.

Choosing shady trees for suburban backyards

Having recently visited Diggers members in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart while launching our latest book "We Speak for the Trees", we fielded several questions that indicated our members needed much more guidance about which trees could be planted in small backyards.

Space-saving fruit trees

If we include fruit trees, with up to five varieties for each kind, Diggers lists nearly 40 trees suited to small gardens. Fruit trees need only four-metre spacings, so they can be planted at high densities, especially if managed as espaliers on walls and trellises. Growing your own fruit means you can reduce your carbon footprint by avoiding the emissions c...

This article is for members only

Please login or purchase a membership to enjoy 20% member savings on all products, magazine subscription, free seed offers and more!

Join the clubLogin