Answer: There is a size difference in dwarf trees compared to standard-sized trees. They are usually under 10 feet tall, where their standard counterparts can reach heights of 20 to 40 feet tall. The advantage of having these smaller trees include:
They are smaller and therefore easier to prune and care for; They make it easier for gardeners to harvest fruit; They take up a smaller area in the garden or lawn, making them perfect in areas where space is at a premium.
Examples of dwarf fruit trees available include:
Apple ? Cortland, Enterprise, Goldrush, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp; Pear ? Beurre Bosc, Bartlett; Cherry ? Balaton Pie Cherry, Blackgold Sweet Cherry; Plum ? Burbank Elephant Heart, Bubblegum Plum; Peach ? Elberta, Belle of Georgia, Blushingstar;
Lemon ? Meyer Lemon; Lime ? Kaffir Lime; Oranges ? Moro Blood Orange, Washington Navel, Bouquet de Fleur Sour Orange; Mandarins ? Gold Nugget, Murcott Mandarin, Dancy Tangarine; Grapefruit ? Rio Red, Chinese, Melogold. In order to maintain their size, pruning is recommended in the spring each year. This will help your tree maintain its proportions and ensure lots of beautiful fruit in the summer.
Dwarf ornamental trees make beautiful additions to your home?s landscape. Some popular dwarf ornamentals include Japanese Maple, Alberta Spruce, Weeping Redbud,
Tina Crabapple, China Girl Dogwood, Stewartia, Persian Ironwood, Franklin Tree,
Fir ? Meyer?s Fir, Korean Fir, Balsam; Chase Manhattan Dwarf Ginkgo, Dwarf Larch, and Weeping Youngii Birch.
Best wishes with your new trees.
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