Small trees with round tops are very effective, appealing and extremely desirable. They form beautifully dense round crowns on clear stems. They are perfect trees for incorporating into garden design work or individually into a small garden space. They also work spectacularly well when planted along garden pathways, driveways or avenues.

Small round top trees are slow growing and keep improving as they age. They should be annually pruned to maintain their outstanding crown shape and effect.

Trees with round tops Height Spread Flowers
Common ash / Fraxinus excelsior Nana  3-5m 2-3m No flowers
Dwarf Indian bean tree / Catalpa bignonioides Nana  4-6m 2-3m  No flowers
False acacia / Robinia pseudoacacia Umbraculifera  4-6m 4-6m No flowers
Field maple / Acer campestre Nanum  4-7m 2-3m Yellow
Globe flowering cherry / Prunus fruiticosa Globosa  3-5m 2-3m White 
Horse chestnut umbrella form / Aesculus hippocastanum Umbraculifera  5-7m 4-6m White 
London plane Alphens Globe / Platanus acerifolia Alphens Globe  4-7m 3-4m White 
Norway maple / Acer platanoides Globosum  5-8m 3-5m Yellow  
Small-leaved lime / Tilia cordata Green Globe 6-8m 4-6m White Inconspicuous
Sweet gum / Liquidambar styraciflua Gumball  3-8m  2-4m