Posted by Sarah on June 23rd 2012
I have a teeny-weeny backyard with one enormous oak tree. Really, enormous. It shades parts of the yard back there, but there is sun, too.
I think I would like to plant a tree in the back — I\’d love to plant an ornamental crab tree or maybe a red berry tree. (Winterberry?) Anyway, does an ornamental tree have a chance in a teeny-weeny backyard where the alpha tree is ENORMOUS? How much light do they need? ?submitted=true?submitted=true?submitted=true
Hi Mo, Well, the competition for water may make for a quite a challenge in getting the new tree established. If you have a half day light you can grow a smaller stature crabapple tree or we like to suggest the snowball viburnum tree for its adaptability to low light. If you are interested in making a go of it, be sure to amend your soil quite well with a planting compost and fertilize with a root stimulator.