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Tag Archives: Trees for spring interest

  • Crab Apples !

    Crab Apples make lovely ornamental trees...

    There are many varieties of crab apples trees, they have beautiful spring blossom and attractive autumn fruit. Some have scented flowers too. Fruit often hangs on the tree well into winter and is attractive to birds to supplement their food!

    The fruit can be used to make crab apple jelly which is a tasty alternative to pickle or jam, try M. Jelly King or M. John Downie and autumn is the time to make it!

    Varieties with pink blossom include Malus toringo Scarlet and Malus Rudolph, those with white blossom include Malus Evereste, M.Gorgeous, M. Red Sentinel, M. Jelly King and M.John Downie. The flowers are great for the bees.

    Some varieties have burgundy foliage such as Malus Toringo Scarlet which turns yellow/orange in autumn and Malus Rudolph with burgundy/green leaves and small burgundy colour fruit.

    Weeping shape varieties include Malus Sun Rival which has scented white flowers and red cherry like fruits.

    Most make small trees 4-8m ultimately, they are tolerant of clay soils, prefer a sunny site and can be pruned to shape. Crab apples are often used as pollinators in apple tree orchards.

     

  • Cornus Venus

    Star of the show today !

    Floweringn dogwood

    Cornus Venus is an elegant shrub or small tree reaching 5m high ultimately and 4m wide.  It has showy flowers which are actually white petal like bracts surrounding small green yellow flowers.

    Flowering in May - June they make a stunning specimen. It is a cross between Cornus kousa var. Chinensis and Cornus nuttallii and makes a hardy tree.

    Flowering dogwood Cornus Venus

    On mature specimens red fruits follow flowers and it has spectacular autumn leaf colour too.

    It suits most soil types and thrives in sun or partial shade.

    Something special for any size garden

  • April - Ornamental Cherries

    April is a wonderful month for flowering cherries.

    We will be featuring some of these during the next few weeks. There is an ornamental cherry for every garden - small to large trees, upright or spreading in shape. The only decision to make is what colour flower you prefer and what ultimate height is suitable for your garden.

    Prunus cerasifera nigra or cherry plum is one of the earliest flowering varieties starting in late March and early April.

    It has dense purple foliage in summer and pale pink single flowers in early spring. It reaches approximately 8m ultimately. Tolerant of most soil types including chalk, it prefers a sunny site.

    It is available either as single stem trees or multi-stem (in the nursery) up to 3m tall.

  • Early flowering ornamental cherries

    We have recently had some warm, wet and cold days all in quick succession  but it is officially spring!

    At the end of the winter early flowering cherry trees are especially welcome. Some of the best include Prunus Okame, Prunus cerasifera nigra and Prunus blireana, next comes Prunus Accolade. The autumn flowering cherry 'Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis' flowers in spring too. There is a cherry tree for every garden - and patio!

     

     

     

     

  • Trees and shrubs for spring interest

    It's a fabulous time of year, if you don't mind the variability of April weather! From snow showers to sunny blustery days we have had it all so far.  So we've put together a selection of our favourite plants for spring interest, take a look:

     

     

    Ornamental cherry trees steal the show at this time of year, they come in all shades of pink and white flower, and a variety of shapes and sizes for every garden - the choice is yours. Amelanchiers can be grown as single stem trees or shrubs and Viburnums add wonderful scent to the garden at this time of year.

    For other ideas of trees, shrubs and climbers for spring come and visit!

     

  • Offer on Amelanchier spring flowering trees – 20% off throughout April

    After a mild winter and some remarkably sunny and dry days throughout March, spring is well and truly under way!

    To celebrate, we have 20% off all Amelanchier as this month’s promotion.

    Available from English Woodlands in sizes as small as 175-200cm to large sizes such as 300-350cm, Amelanchier is an attractive genus with year-round interest.  As one of the lesser-known types of spring flowering trees, Amelanchier has pink buds which open to star-shaped white flowers throughout April and May, followed by blue black berries. Strong colouring follows in the autumn. Generally, Amelanchiers thrive in moist well-drained lime-free soils and in sun or light shade.

    As an example, Amelanchier arborea Robin Hill (available as a 12-14cm girth tree) initially has leaves that have a coppery green color which gradually harden to green during summer. An ideal garden tree as it requires very little maintenance, this tree is large enough to provide light screening above a fence line, and is a lovely addition to a seating area.

    Among the small standards (175-200cm), tree varieties include Amelanchier Snowflakes, which has large white flowers and Amelanchier asiatica Ballerina, both varieties are smaller than Robin Hill ultimately reaching 6m in height

    In order to activate the 20% discount, make sure you use the code ‘APRIL14’ when at the basket.

    Visit our promotions page to find out more.

    Amelanchier English Woodlands' Amelanchier Robin Hill

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