Morris Arboretum Offers A Fall Tour Of Great Small Trees: Small Trees for Small Spaces

Join knowledgeable guides for a tour of Morris Arboretum’s smaller specimen trees in the garden’s popular tour, Small Trees for Small Spaces.  At 11am on Saturdays, October 8 & 22, Arboretum Guides will point out small trees that make a big impact. Varying in height from 15 to 30 feet, these trees have many special features, for instance, spectacular bark, interesting forms, and great flower and leaf color. This tour includes trees such as Parrotia persica (Persian ironwood), with its brilliant autumn foliage display, showy exfoliating bark, and intriguing late winter ruby red flowers.


These small trees, literally and figuratively have been over-shadowed by the Arboretum’s big trees, but are now getting a much deserved moment in the spotlight.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see trees that will pop! in your own home garden.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also the official arboretum of Pennsylvania. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure Exhibit adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm (Apr-Oct).  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8pm.  For more information, visit