A shade tree ,deciduous,3-6mtrs height,grow in lawned area,attract birds

1km from ocean. I have 2 4x4 mtr squares of lawn in full sun north facing. I want to grow a tree in centre of each one to provide shade over back deck and probably over deck roofline. A thin trunk preferred and no runners. Attract birds a plus . Thanks


11 August 2021 01:19 PM

Hi Bronte, 

Thank you for contacting Yates.

For a small shade tree, you may look into the following:

- Cercis

- Weeping Cherry

- Acer

- Crape Myrtle

- Crab Apple

- Flowering Dogwood

- Gleditsia

I suggest improving soil before planting by digging in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, which is a manure based, certified organic fertiliser, and will provide all the nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) for your plants need to grow and thrive. 

Hope this helps and happy garending.

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