5 Low Maintenance Trees to Plant in Your Garden

Not only do trees provide natural shade in your garden, but they also add to your outdoor space’s tranquility and attract wildlife to your garden. Adding the right trees to your garden can add immense value to your property, but it is very important that you choose the right tree species for your needs.

For beginner gardeners, it is recommended that you choose low-maintenance trees that are easy to care for. This way, you won’t have to carve too much time out of your day for tree care. As expert arborists on the North Shore, Hort Culture has put together a list of some of the trees that are easiest to care for, and would make a great addition to your North Shore garden.


One of the biggest reasons for magnolia’s popularity, besides their beautiful flowers, is the fact their root system does not interfere with underground wiring systems. This makes them a very convenient choice in this modern day. There are several types of magnolia to choose from, so take your pick!

Japanese Maple

The Japanese Maple is certainly one of the most popular and reliable tree species in Australia. Not only does its warm-coloured leaves look incredible in autumn, but this tree is very easy to care for and requires very little maintenance. They do not grow too large, thus do not need much pruning or trimming. These trees are also known to thrive, even in adverse conditions.

Green Giant Arborvitae

Commonly planted on commercial properties, “green giants” can grow to be impressively large. But once they have been properly established in the ground, they require very little care. They are weather-resistant and are known to withstand droughts, high winds and extreme temperatures.


Add a bit of tropical flair to your garden with a frangipani tree. These trees are known for their beautiful, fragrant flowers that bloom in summer. These trees are very hardy, do not require a lot of watering, and can be grown from cuttings.

Blueberry Ash

These types of trees are very fast-growing and are known for attracting butterflies and birds to your garden. These trees are perfect for if you do not have a lot of space in your garden, as they can be grown in a large pot.

Are you looking for a professional arborist on the North Shore to provide you with tree services for your garden? Here at Hort Culture, we offer garden maintenance, lawn care and a wide range of other services. Please get in touch with us today if you’d like to discuss your tree-related project further.


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