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12 Stunning Dwarf Trees Perfect for Big or Small Yards

Bob Vila Logo By Savannah Sher of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 13: Though large trees provide shade and cooling effects, smaller ornamental trees have plenty of visual impact and attract birds and pollinators to the area, while still adding a little shade cover. Dwarf trees typically reach a maximum height of 30 feet, whereas standard trees like oaks, pines, maples, and walnut trees can grow to 80 feet or higher. Before choosing a tree for your yard, consider your USDA hardiness zone as well as the amount of sunlight your yard receives.

Think Small

Though large trees provide shade and cooling effects, smaller ornamental trees have plenty of visual impact and attract birds and pollinators to the area, while still adding a little shade cover. Dwarf trees typically reach a maximum height of 30 feet, whereas standard trees like oaks, pines, maples, and walnut trees can grow to 80 feet or higher.

Before choosing a tree for your yard, consider your USDA hardiness zone as well as the amount of sunlight your yard receives.

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