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15 Sun-Tolerant Trees That Don't Take Up Much Space In Your Yard
Orangeola Maple
With a max height of 8 feet and gorgeous leaves that change color throughout the year, the Orangeola Japanese maple tree provides a colorful backdrop to any yard.
Star Magnolia
This 20-foot-tall tree features white flowers at the start of spring and colorful fruits at the beginning of fall. It grows best in moist, organic soil under full sun.
Gray Birch
Gray birch trees grow 20 to 40 feet high and feature grayish-white bark. They thrive in cooler climates, but will also tolerate full sun and dry soils.
Chaste Tree
This tree grows well in high temperatures, reaching heights of up to 20 feet. It features long groupings of pink, lavender, or white flowers in the spring and summer.
Golden Chain
From May to June, the hanging golden flowers on this 15-foot-tall tree attract hummingbirds and bees. It grows best in full sun, and it does not require any pruning.