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Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).

TOP 10 Winter Plants To Brighten Up Your Balcony

Dwarf & slow growing conifers: Ideal for pots, rockeries and mixed planting ½ to 2 meters. By front door?

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ (River Birch) … gorgeous peeling bark, pest resistance and a graceful shape.

A superb selection that retains a neat, dense mound with little care. Foliage becomes rusty red in winter. Slowly forms a dense dome 2 to 3 ft. tall, slightly wider; 4 to 8 ft. tall with age.

Don't think these trees would work in NJ, but I like the idea of flowering trees incorporated in for privacy Natchez Crape Myrtles and Goldmound Spirea in a Teacup Garden

Juniperus communis 'Stricta' Blue spruce 'Maigold' The rocky juniper 'Blue Arrow' Blue spruce 'Glauca Compacta' Deren white 'Aurea' Yew ‘Washingtonii’ The European larch 'Pendula' The average juniper 'Gold Star' Rough fir 'Compacta' Oregano 'Thumbles'

Incrediball® - Smooth Hydrangea - Hydrangea arborescens

Like 'Annabelle', but better. Incrediball® hydrangea has massive blooms and strong stems to hold them up - even after a rain storm.for north side of house

*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils. Total height of ft tall can be sheared shorter. Max width about two feet. Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open.

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