6 Trees To Plant Near Your Home Without Creating Problems

Lilac Tree Near House

Planting trees close to your home can help to accentuate the architecture of the home and provide privacy. However, when planting trees near your home, you need to select the right kind to avoid problems. To safely plant trees close to your home, consider the following varieties.

Apple trees

Gala and fuji apple trees do well in the New Haven, Connecticut area. They produce lovely blossoms in the spring and delicious apples in the late summer and through fall. Both gala and fuji apple trees reach a height of 10-15 feet and a width of 8-10 feet. Gala apple trees produce fruit earlier than other apple varieties, prefer full sun, are easy to grow, adapt well and grow quickly. Fuji apple trees do well in full to partial sun, have apples that ripen in October and also come in a dwarf variety.

Peach trees

Peach trees that do well in this region include Belle of Georgia, Elberta, golden jubilee and red-haven, but some are too tall to grow close to the home. The dwarf varieties of Elbert and red-haven are good choices as they have a height of 10-15 feet and a width of 8-10 feet. To produce fruit, it’s best to plant peach trees in pairs and these two varieties of peaches will cross-pollinate each other.

Dogwood trees

Ideal choices for planting close to your home are Cloud 9 dogwood or Little Poncho dwarf dogwood. Cloud 9 dogwoods have a mature width and height of 10-15 feet, are hardy in cold conditions and produce large, white flowers. For a uniquely beautiful tree, choose the Japanese dogwood called Little Poncho dwarf dogwood with its pink, white and green blooms and deep green leaves.

Magnolia Tree

Magnolia Trees look great outside residential and commercial buildings.

Magnolia trees

Magnolia trees produce large, beautiful blooms in the spring and early summer and come in various colors and sizes. For a smaller variety to plant close to your home, consider the Jane magnolia with its lovely, fragrant white and pink blooms and a mature height of 10-15 feet. They grow well in all types of soil and prefer full to partial sun.

Crabapple trees

If you love the blooms of apple trees but don’t want the fruit, try planting a crabapple tree near your home. A good drought-tolerant variety is the Robinson Crabapple that grows 15-20 feet tall with a width of 15-25 feet. Crabapple trees are easy to grow and attract butterflies and birds who like the berries.


Although considered a bush, lilacs can grow up to 25 feet tall and have a tree-like appearance. Whether you consider the lilac a tree or a bush, it’s ideal for growing close to home with its fragrant blooms in the spring and lovely green leaves. Upright lilacs can grow from 4-8 feet while densely-branched shrub lilac varieties can grow from 8-12 feet in height and width.

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