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pdfComplete List of Trees

Welcome to our complete selection guide of all the trees we grow. We have one, if not the most, extensive range of varieties of trees in the UK in different girths, sizes and heights. You can select a more specific tree type, such as: evergreen, small garden tree, pleached, fruit and nut, flowering, screening, multi-stemmed, feathered and Mediterranean. If you need additional assistance with your search, please call or email one of our horticultural advisors.


pdfEvergreen Trees

As the name suggests, evergreen trees are in leaf year-round. New leaves push out the old as the tree grows, so unless the tree is under stress, the foliage is always present. Some trees are classified as 'semi-evergreen' meaning that if the tree gets too cold or too dry, they will drop most or all of their leaves in order to conserve energy and protect the overall tree from death. Evergreen trees do not usually have showy flowers or vibrant autumnal coloration but provide an excellent monochromatic background for deciduous trees and smaller plantings.


pdfFlowering Trees

Blossom trees can transform a garden each spring into a delightful showcase of colour and fragrance. Some flowering trees are covered with blooms for 2-4 weeks, while others offer a more limited display, some flower early before putting out leaves, while others bud and bloom at the end of spring, and still other trees put out flowers that are hardly noticeable, being purely for reproduction. We have chosen to only include trees that produce a lovely seasonal show of flowers in this list.


pdfFruit & Nut Trees

Trees that produce edible fruit and nuts, such as plum, cherry, apple, pear, walnut, olive, etc., and offer the double attraction of spring flowers followed by autumn harvest. A further attraction is their VAT-exempt status, making them a beautiful and economical garden tree. When selecting a fruit and nut bearing tree, please be aware that some, like the walnut tree, will not fruit or nut until fully mature and most will require a pollination partner in the vicinity. The pollination partner will need to flower at the same time and, since most pollination is done by bees, the closer the partner is geographically the more they will fruit.

We grow a wide range of semi-mature fruit and nut trees either as half-standard, low standard (1.5 – 1.8m or 5-6’ trunks), full standard and a limited range of pleached fruit trees.


pdfMediterranean Trees

We offer a limited selection of trees that are typically found in Mediterranean climates, such as Cordyline, Acacia, Palm, Bamboo, Olive etc. We only grow those that usually survive the less than temperate weather of southern Britain. Some can grow anywhere in the UK with the right ground conditions provided there is protection during extreme weather. Most of these trees will grow in any free-draining soil but cannot tolerate having their roots wet and cold for any length of time, and particularly suffer and even die if there is a hard frost that freezes more than the surface soil and especially if they do not thaw out during the day. Ideally, these varieties should be planted in containers, raised beds, atriums, courtyards or sheltered areas where there is protection from cold winds. Our horticultural advisors can give you recommendations for your particular area and situation.


pdfScreening Trees

Trees that block, hide or give privacy are usually called screening trees. They are often evergreen, but can be deciduous. Not limited to conifers and hedging, screening may also take the form of pleached trees to form an aerial hedge or densely branching standards which allow design scope for underplanting with shrubs and perennials. Our list includes all these options, but please contact us for further advice as required.


pdfSmall Garden Trees

Few trees are truly ‘small.’ In the industry a small tree is classified as under 30’ (10m) tall. Keep in mind, however, that even most medium-sized trees can be managed by pruning to acceptable heights. There are a few trees, particularly shrubs varieties that have been trained into tree forms, that never get any taller than 15-20’ (5-7m). This tree selection list includes all our small trees as well as medium sized trees that can be managed by pruning. We have not included any trees whose vigorous growth habit would make them difficult to maintain at acceptable heights.


pdfPleached Trees

Pleached trees (also known as ‘espalier’) are trees that have been trained from a young age, usually on a bamboo frame, to cover a wall or fence or simply as an aerial hedge. Most trees can be trained in this way, but some tend to need less maintenance work than others. You can get pleached trees in all shapes and sizes, starting at the ground, with a 1m trunk or most typically with a 2m trunk. The latter form will usually have a 2m x 2m formed croen on top, giving an overall planted height of 4m’s.


pdfMulti-Stemmed & Feathered Trees

A tree that has multiple trunks originating near the ground is broadly classed as a multi-stem tree. However, a true multi-stem tree has one trunk that has been trained when young to produce multiple trunks near ground level. The grower cuts the trunk above a node near ground level and when multiple buds appear, at least three are grown on to develop into a lovely multi-trunked tree. Some so-called ‘multi-stemmed’ trees are actually two or more trees planted together when young. These are sometimes signified by number of plants per pot (ppp).

A feathered tree has a single trunk and branches from the base to the top similar in appearance to the feather for which it is named. These trees provide coverage from ground level upwards.

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