Gardening Basics

Choosing the Best Small Tree

These beautiful, well-behaved trees won't take over your yard — or your neighbor's.

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Unless you plant it too close to your house, crape myrtles aren't likely to take over your home. These summer- and early fall-flowering deciduous trees come in various sizes, from 3- to 4-foot shrubs to 25-foot trees. Choose from early-, mid- or late-season varieties.

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