9 Trees for Low Maintenance Gardening

Sustainable plant life species are types that will require a minimal amount of feeding, watering, care and pest control as well as pruning. A lot of the plants of this kind will be native to the areas they are grown, but most of those non-invasive and non-native plants that will be a great way of handling your gardening solutions. Considering most of the busy schedules of people today, the choice of low maintenance plants is an absolute must. Planting them and dealing with the smaller amount of care required to keep them growing well. The following examples will give you some trees you can really count on:

River Birch. The river birch is a really nice solution that is a lot more resistant to the birch leaf miner and the bronze birch borer bug that plague white birch. If your plant is kept in a moist, but still well-drained soil you will see it fairly quickly as time goes by during your gardening process.

White Fringe Tree. One commonly underused tree you can use is the white fringe tree, as it will be adaptable for a many different soil types. It has a lovely white flower with a nice fragrance that blooms throughout June and a blue to black fruit during September. It will attract birds, so you would do well to keep that in mind if you want to grow it together with traditional fruit bearing trees.

Pagoda Dogwood. Pagoda dogwood is one low-branched type of tree that thrives on acidic soil and partial cool shade requirements.  It has pleasantly fragrant yellow flowers that thrive during the months of May to June with horizontal branches. They make for an interesting landscaping solution.

Japanese Stewartia. A non-native and very strong tree with exceptional resistance to diseases, it is something that makes them a wonderful addition for your gardening efforts and landscaping. They have a size of about 40 inches or so, with exfoliating bark and good-looking white flowers from June to July, making this plant a wonderful aesthetic choice for your home.

Kousa Dogwoods. As an alternative to your white dogwoods, this is one sturdy plant resistant to anthracnose fungus with some good-looking white flowers and raspberry looking fruits during June. It also has some colorful foliage during the autumn season with mottled bark that adds an aesthetic edge to your gardening efforts.

Paperbark Maple. This is a plant native to China and it also loves growing in drained and moist soil in a partial shade. It will grow slowly and it will need little to no maintenance whatsoever. They have an exfoliating bark and gorgeous looking scarlet foliage during the autumn season.

Crabapples. This tree is a disease resistant one, specifically against cedar apple rust, apple scab, powdery mildew and fire blight. It has red flowers and fruit, making it a very interesting look for your gardening efforts.

Hemlock. Japanese hemlock is very resistant to wooly adelgids, which makes it an excellent choice due to said resistance and its interesting look. It happens to be easy to transplant and quite strong, but you need to remember it is still poisonous so beware.

Eastern Red Cedar. This is one adaptable choice for poor and droughty soil, not to mention it is tolerant and strong against cedar apple rust and salt. This is extremely useful if you want to do coastal planting and screening.