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Common Trees

Common Trees

Common Trees

A good range of trees suitable for the garden and most are available in both large and small sizes. Please contact us if you are looking for very large sizes.

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  1.   Acer campestre-Field Maple

    Acer campestre

    Field Maple
    Container plants
    Tree Feathered
    British native deciduous tree to 10-15m with small palmate green leaves turning bright yellow in autumn. Fully Hardy. Suits all but very sandy or permanently wet soils. Full sun to partial shade. Learn More
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  2.   Acer platanoides Crimson King-Red Leaved Maple

    Acer platanoides Crimson King

    Red Leaved Maple
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Vigorous spreading tree with dark purple-red leaves turning red in autumn. Ultimate height 15m. Fully hardy. Suitable for most soils except excessive wet and very shallow soil over chalk. Tolerant of wind but avoid coastal sites. Learn More
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  3.   Acer platanoides Princeton Gold-Yellow leafed Norway Maple

    Acer platanoides Princeton Gold

    Yellow leafed Norway Maple
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Probably the best of the large golden leaved maples. Needs full sun to maintain its bright colour and is resistant to scorch. Ultimate height 10-15m. Suitable for most soil types except excessive wet and very shallow soil over chalk. Tolerant of wind but avoid coastal sites. Learn More
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  4.   Acer pseudoplatanus Spaethii-Purple Sycamore

    Acer pseudoplatanus Spaethii

    Purple Sycamore
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    A large broad tree to a height of 20-25m. Dark green leaves with purple-red undersides. Autumn colour can be golden yellow with a red tinge on the underside. An ornamental tree tolerant of wind and coastal sites. Suits most soil types except excessive wet. Learn More
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  5.   Acer x freemanii Autumn Blaze-Red Maple

    Acer x freemanii Autumn Blaze

    Red Maple
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Large tree with dark green leaves turning a rich red in autumn. Ultimate height 10-12m. Best autumn colour on well drained neutral to acid soils. Avoid strong winds and exposed sites. A cross between Acer rubrum and Acer saccharinum. Learn More
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  6.   Alnus cordata-Italian Alder

    Alnus cordata

    Italian Alder
    Container plants
    Tree Feathered
    Vigorous tree to 15m. Bright green heart-shaped leaves and conspicuous catkins in late winter folowed by cone-like fruits. Fully Hardy. sun or light shade. Most soils except shallow chalk. Can be pollarded or used as a rough hedge. Learn More
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  7.   Alnus incana aurea-Golden Alder

    Alnus incana aurea

    Golden Alder
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small oval to conical tree with yellow leaves turning pale green in summer. Young stems are orange with red catkins in spring. Sun or very light shade. Ultimate height 5-10m Fully hardy. Tolerates most soils including wet but not water-logged. Learn More
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  8.   Arbutus unedo-Strawberry Tree

    Arbutus unedo

    Strawberry Tree
    Container plants
    Tree Feathered
    Evergreen shrubby tree or multi-stem shrub with small serrated leaves and red shedding bark. Small bell shaped white flowers tinged pink in late summer will produce orangey-red strawberry like fruits the following autum. Ultimate height 5-8m. Hardy but does best in a warm sheltered site. Learn More
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  9.   Betula pendula-Silver Birch

    Betula pendula

    Silver Birch
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    Tree Standard
    Fast growing native tree with white and pale brown peeling bark becoming dark and rugged at the base. Small rustling heart-shaped leaves in abundance creating dappled shade. Leaves dark green turning yellow in autumn. Yellow-brown catkins in spring. Branch tips becoming weeping (pendulous) in time. Ultimate height 15m. Learn More
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  10.   Carpinus betulus-Hornbeam

    Carpinus betulus

    Hornbeam
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    Tree Standard
    Native deciduous elegant shaped tree to 10 metres. The serrated ribbed leaves are mid-green and the characteristic bark grey and fluted. It has decorative clusters of fruit in autumn.Height 15-18 does very well on heavy soil. Retains some foliage in winter when trimmed. Fully hardy. Strong hedging and screening plant. Classic tree for pleaching. Good coppice tree. Learn More
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  11.   Castanea sativa-Sweet Chestnut

    Castanea sativa

    Sweet Chestnut
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Vigorous tree to 15-20m with large toothed green leaves. Flowers develop into spiny fruits containing 2-3 edible nuts in October. Best on light soils but will not tolerate shallow chalk. Good coppicing tree. Learn More
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  12.   Castanea sativa-Sweet Chestnut

    Castanea sativa

    Sweet Chestnut
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Vigorous tree to 15-20m with large toothed green leaves. Flowers develop into spiny fruits containing 2-3 edible nuts in October. Best on light soils but will not tolerate shallow chalk. Good coppicing tree. Learn More
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  13.   Catalpa bignonoides Aurea-Golden Indian Bean Tree

    Catalpa bignonoides Aurea

    Golden Indian Bean Tree
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    Tree Standard
    A sparsely branched spreading tree with broad heart-shaped leaves golden in spring greening in summer and bright yellow in autumn. Ultimate height 6-8m. Orchid like white flowers with yellow stripes and purple marks in upright panicles followed by long slender hanging seed pods. Fully hardy but must be sheltered from prevailing winds. Suits most well drained soils. Can be pollarded. Learn More
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  14.   Cercidiphyllum japonicum-Katsura Tree

    Cercidiphyllum japonicum

    Katsura Tree
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    Tree Feathered
    A deciduous small to mid-sized tree grown for its ornamental foliage. Rounded heart-shaped leaves open tinted bronze then green and turn brilliant colours of yellow orange and red in autumn giving off a toffee apple like aroma. Purple flowers appear on stems in April before foliage. Ultimate height 6-12m. Fully hardy. Prefers a sheltered site. Suits most well drained sites. Learn More
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  15.   Cornus controversa variegata-Wedding Cake Tree

    Cornus controversa variegata

    Wedding Cake Tree
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A small deciduous tree, 4-6 metres in height . The variegated leaves hang from layered branches giving a beautiful display . Needs a very sheltered site and well drained soil prefering light shade to full sun . Learn More
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  16.   Cotoneaster cornubia-Cornubia

    Cotoneaster cornubia

    Cornubia
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    Tree Feathered
    Small semi-evergreen tree or large shrub to 5m with a dense rounded head spreading in time. Elliptic dark green leaves are semi-evergreen. White flowers in spring followed by masses of attractive bright red berries in autumn. Suits most moist but well drained soils. Full sun to partial shade. Do not expose to very strong winds. Learn More
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  17.   Crataegus prunifolia Splendens-Cockspur Thorn

    Crataegus prunifolia Splendens

    Cockspur Thorn
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Broad-leaved hawthorn is a small to medium sized tree with neat pyramidal shape and glossy green rounded leaves which turn flaming yellow-orange to red in autumn. White flowers in late spring produce larger than average glossy red berries. Ultimate height 5-7m. Fully hardy. Suits most soils. Sun to partial shade. Learn More
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  18.   Davidia involucrata Handkerchief Tree

    Davidia involucrata Handkerchief Tree

    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    An attractive conical tree with red-stalked, heart-shaped, mid-green leaves. In spring small flowerheads are surrounded by two white bracts, followed by greenish brown fruit. Ultimate height 10-15m, spread 10m. Hardy. Prefers a sheltered site. Sun/partial shade. Water thoroughly before planting. Learn More
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  19.   Elaeagnus ebbingei-Oleaster

    Elaeagnus ebbingei

    Oleaster
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    Tree Standard
    A vigorous evergreen shrub silver-tinged glossy green leaves silvery beneath. Fragrant creamy white flowers in autumn followed by orange speckled fruits.Grown on a clear stem to give a tree like appearance. Very hardy thrives in most soils in sun or shade. Makes an excellent hedge or ideal for screening. Learn More
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  20.   Eucalyptus niphophila  Snow Gum

    Eucalyptus niphophila Snow Gum

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    Small to medium evergreen tree with silver grey bark shed annually in mid-summer. Grey-green juvenile leaves change to blue-green adult leaves. Cream and white flowers in summer. Slow growing for an Eucalyptus to 7-10m mature height. Hardy. Suits most well-drained soils. Tolerant of exposed sites. Learn More
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  21.   Fagus sylvatica Purpurea-Purple Beech

    Fagus sylvatica Purpurea

    Purple Beech
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    Tree Standard
    Beautiful large native tree to 20-25m. Leaves emerge dark purple to become purple-green in late summer before turning lovely shades of orange-red in autumn. Fully hardy. Requires a well drained soil. Not suitable for heavy wet soils. When trimmed into a screen/hedge beech will retain most of its leaves through winter. Sun and partial shade. Learn More
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  22.   Fagus sylvatica-Beech

    Fagus sylvatica

    Beech
    Container plants
    Tree Feathered
    Beautiful large native tree to 20-25m. Leaves emerge light green to become glossy dark green and turn lovely shades of yellow to orange-red in autumn. Fully hardy. Requires a well drained soil. Not suitable for heavy wet soils. When trimmed into a screen/hedge beech will retain most of its leaves through winter. Sun and partial shade. Learn More
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  23.   Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst-Honey Locust

    Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst

    Honey Locust
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small to medium sized tree with handsome golden yellow pinnate foliage through summer on spiny branches giving dappled shade. Inconspicuous white flowers will produce long seed pods in hot summers. Ultimate height 6-10m. Prefers sunny well drained and even poor soils. Unsuitable for exposed coastal sites. Learn More
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  24.   Ilex  Nellie Stevens-Holly Nellie Stevens

    Ilex Nellie Stevens

    Holly Nellie Stevens
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small tree or vigorous shrub with glossy dark green leaves which are less prickly and a little larger than the species. Prolific bright red berries in autumn. Most moist well-drained sites. Shade tolerant. Fully hardy. Learn More
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  25.   Juglans regia-Common Walnut

    Juglans regia

    Common Walnut
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    Tree Standard
    Tall spreading long lived tree to 15-25m with large aromatic glossy dark green pinnate leaves. Inconspicuous flowers followed by edible nuts (walnut) contained in green semi-fleshy husks. Prefers full sun and best on well drained soils including chalky soil but not shallow chalk. Learn More
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  26.   Larix kaempferi-Japanese Larch

    Larix kaempferi

    Japanese Larch
    Container plants
    Conifer
    A vigorous conifer with red stems in winter. One of the few deciduous conifers. Soft pale green needle like leaves with small purple cones produced in spring. Foliage turns butter yellow in autumn. Ultimate height 25 metres spread 6 metres. Thrives in most soils and is great for verges parkland or a large garden. Learn More
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  27.   Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon-Sweet Gum

    Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon

    Sweet Gum
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    Tree Feathered
    Selected for its consistent autumn colour. It forms a broadly conical tree to 15m with maple-like glossy green leaves turning brilliant orange pink red and purple in autumn. The bark of branches can develop typical corky projections. Fully hardy. Fruits are round spiky capsules that hang on the tree through winter. Prefers shelter from strong winds. Suits well drained moist soils except chalk. Learn More
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  28.   Liquidambar styraciflua-Sweet Gum

    Liquidambar styraciflua

    Sweet Gum
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    A broadly conical tree to 25m with maple-like glossy green leaves turning striking brilliant orange pink red and purple in autumn. The bark of branches can develop typical corky projections. Fully hardy. Fruits are round spiky capsules that hang on the tree through winter. Prefers shelter from strong winds. Suits well drained moist soils except chalk. Learn More
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  29.   Liriodendron tulipifera-Tulip Tree

    Liriodendron tulipifera

    Tulip Tree
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    A vigorous deciduous tree with large deep green leaves of unusual shape (saddle-shaped) as though the tips have been cut off. Cup-shaped pale green flowers with orange bands in mid-summer on mature trees. Ultimate height 20-25m. Fully hardy, Suits most soils in a sunny position. Learn More
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  30.   Magnolia grandiflora-Evergreen Magnolia

    Magnolia grandiflora

    Evergreen Magnolia
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    A lovely evergreen tree or large shrub . Can be grown in the open if in a sunny sheltered site. Leaves large glossy and leathery, some varieties are reddish below especially young leaves. Large creamy white fragrant flowers produced summer into autumn. Learn More
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