At Oregon Small Trees, we specialize in growing small trees for small spaces. These are unique trees for distinctive situations like small urban gardens, courtyards, roof decks or container plantings--places where standard trees arent a long-term solution because of their large eventual size. Our goal is to be able to supply mature, slow-growing trees that look great - and to scale now, when they are planted, and still look great - and to scale in 10 or 15 years. We can do this because our cultivars have all the attributes of regular trees, but grow only inches per year.
Almost all of our trees are allowed to grow naturally. This means that although we do some staking, and some pruning for irregularities, we do almost no candle pruning, nor do we prune to force particular shapes. We want to be able to present trees as they will naturally grow, providing you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they will require almost no regular maintenance to keep their shape. All of our plants are grown in containers, being potted-up typically 4-5 times over the many years they are here.
Please look through our gallery of plant photos and descriptions. Each tree in the photos shows a propagation date. This is the date the grafts (or, in a few cases, the rooted cuttings) are first planted in 1-gallon pots, and is typically the year after the scion wood was taken from the parent tree. The reason for showing this date is to give you an idea as to how large the tree has grown in that time.
Oregon Small Trees is a small, family-owned and operated business started in 1995. We dont have hundreds of acres of stock, nor dozens of employees. What we have instead, is the chance to take special care with every single tree we grow, so that you can enjoy them as much as we have.
Spring 2008 Photographic Tour HERE
Dwarf conifer, mature, slow growing, small trees, Japanese maple, Willamette Valley, Oregon