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Although tree and shrub possibilities are limited by your space, don't despair! Dwarf varieties and slower growing trees such as Japanese maples (Acer japonicum) can, and should, be used to provide focal points. Flowering trees are often effective in small gardens and spaces. They may be used by themselves or as part of a shrub border. Many can even be grown in containers for use on surfaced areas. Because they are small, flowering trees can give early morning or late day shade when the sun's angle is low. Prune smaller trees so you can put chairs underneath.