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Trees Under 20 Feet at Maturity
Trees under 20 feet at maturity are best planted along property lines or in corners where they will not interfere with lawn equipment or pedestrians. These trees also make excellent windbreaks for gardens planted in open areas or along streets.
Their size makes them ideal as accent plants, making it possible to use several small specimens instead of one large tree. Landscaping firms often use small trees as focal points in flower beds. They can be planted close together to create a screen or hedge. Here are some of the trees under 20 feet at maturity:
Dog Wood Trees stays under 20 feet
The Dog Wood tree can reach 20 feet in height and is native to North America, where it prefers a mild climate in moist soil. One variety with white petals and dark red berries is also ornamental. Dog Wood is popular with birds and is the state tree of Missouri.
Witch Hazel - Another shrubs under 20 feet in height at maturity
The Witch Hazel shrub is a small tree that can reach 20 feet in height and prefers a warm climate. Its branches are lined with leaves that resemble the beech or birch tree. Native to America, the Witch Hazel blooms in autumn with yellow flowers. The bark was often used to create herbal remedies.
Red Maple Exceeds 20 Feet
The Red Maple is native to North America, where it can reach 30 feet in height, although most are much shorter than that. It has dark green leaves with red veins. It prefers moist soil and blooms in autumn with red flowers. It can be grown as an ornamental tree outside its natural range because it is cold hardy.
Black Tulip tree exceeds 20 feet
The Black Tulip tree is native to eastern Europe and can reach 30 feet in height. It prefers moist soil and produces tulips which are black on the outside red on the inside. It has dark green leaves. This tree can be grown as an ornamental in many areas.
The Vine Maple is native to North America, where it prefers cool climates with moist soil. It produces red flowers and becomes 20 feet tall, although it usually remains shorter because of competition with other vegetation. It is resistant to drought and cold temperatures. This tree can be grown as an ornamental outside of its native range.