What Trees Can Be Planted Very Close to a House?

Learn about the best types of trees to plant near your home from Davey's experts. Get tips on proper spacing & tree care services.

What Trees Can Be Planted Very Close to a House?

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's take a look at some trees that can grow well close to structures. If you're looking to plant a tree near your home, it's best to opt for one with a small, non-invasive root system to avoid any damage to the foundation. Trees that mature to a height of 25 feet or less, pose no safety hazard, provide year-round beauty, and are easy to clean afterwards are great options. One of the most popular choices is the Japanese maple. These small trees tend to have reddish-orange leaves, beautiful fall foliage, and a delicate, elegant trunk.

If you're looking for something with unique leaves, you might like American hornbeam. This tree produces beautiful seeds and has a nice shape that is easy to maintain. The oriental red cocoon is another great option. This beautiful and delicate tree has many small pink flowers in spring. Other small trees that don't grow too big include ornamental fruit trees like American holly, bronze loquat, and flowering dogwood.For more information on the best and worst trees to plant near a house, call our teams based in Argyle and Southlake. When it comes to location, medium and small trees tend to have a larger scale in modern low houses and are therefore more in demand.

Medium-sized trees can be planted 15 feet from the house and generally 35 or more feet apart. Small trees can be planted up to 6 feet away from the house and about 20 feet away. If space is very limited, columnar trees can be used to create an effective screen with a minimum width. Examples of trees with this growth are Winter King hawthorn, golden rain, dogwood, cherry blossom and mimosa. Properly selected and placed trees can add more livability and value to the house than any other individual landscape feature. If you're looking for an accent tree, opt for one that is small.

When selecting a tree service or tree specialist, choose someone with knowledge and experience about proper spacing, well depth, proper drainage, root exposure, and pruning the roots of a new tree. Weeping forms of many trees have developed over time such as the weeping birch, the weeping beech and the weeping cherry tree. These are great options if you're looking for something with an elegant shape. Below is a list of the best and worst trees to consider when planting near your home. Many trees only grow more beautiful over the years but some tend to cause more problems than you'd expect. Davey provides comprehensive gardening, land management, and tree care services on commercial properties across North America. When it comes to planting trees near your home, it's important to do your research first.

Make sure you select the right type of tree for your space so you can enjoy its beauty without any unexpected problems.

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