Shady umbrella trees
A house tree with an umbrella-shaped crown is particularly suitable when the favorite place in the garden or the sandpit for the children is to be shaded. Many species tend to remain small, but develop a spreading crown with increasing age and therefore need a lot of space.
- Ideal for wet locations: trees that need a lot of water
- Tulip magnolia needs a lot of space
- Sunflowers need a lot of fertilizer
The best umbrella-shaped trees for the garden
We present a selection of umbrella-shaped trees suitable for the garden in the following table. Please note that only a few varieties naturally grow with an umbrella crown. In fact, most trees require regular pruning to keep their shape.
|Surname||Latin name||Stature||Width||leaves||Blossom / fruits||particularities|
|Umbrella hornbeam||Carpinus betulus||three to four meters||depending on the cut||egg-shaped, dark green, golden yellow autumn colors||small flowers in May, fruits||Umbrella shape only through regular cut|
|Umbrella tarpaulin||Platanus acerifolia||three to four meters||depending on the cut||dark green, golden yellow autumn colors||small flowers in May, spherical fruits||Umbrella shape only through regular cut|
|Umbrella ash||Fraxinus excelsior 'Westhof Glorie'||three to four meters||depending on the cut||glossy dark green, golden yellow autumn color||Rare||Umbrella shape only through regular cut|
|Umbrella chestnut||Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baummannii'||three to four meters||depending on the cut||dark green, large, golden yellow autumn colors||white, sterile flowers, few fruit||Umbrella shape only through regular cut|
|Umbrella linden tree||Tilia europaea 'Euchlora'||three to four meters||depending on the cut||shiny dark green, yellow autumn colors||yellowish flowers||Flowers are suitable for making tea|
|Autumn blossoming snow cherry||Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'||three to five meters||three to five meters||light green||small, pink flowers||long-lasting flowering, often begins as early as December|
|Sleeping tree, silk tree||Albizia Julibrissin||up to five meters||four to five meters||feathered||many pink flowers||Umbrella crown flat arched|
|Umbrella copper rock pear||Amelanchier lamarckii||four to six feet high||up to four meters||orange to dark red autumn color||white flower clusters, edible fruits||pretty tough|
If the garden is small and there is a fear that the tree will not fit into it later, you can also use a species with a spherical crown.