olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.
This tree would be very interesting for the front yard! Trees for small gardens: Laurus nobilis, the bay tree, will grow to as a tree, but can be kept small when topiarised, especially in a container. Photo by Jason Ingram.