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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 rubrum October Glory-Red Maple

    Acer rubrum October Glory

    Red Maple
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    A large upright tree with glossy dark green leaves turning bright red in autumn. Ultimate height 10-15m. Fully hardy. Suits most well drained soils with best autumn colours on neutral to acid soils. Prefers a sunny site protected from strong winds. 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 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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  7.   Amelanchier arborea Robin Hill-Snowy Mespilus

    Amelanchier arborea Robin Hill

    Snowy Mespilus
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small to medium tree with mid-green leaves bronze when young. In early spring racemes of pink buds open to white flowers followed by blue-black berries in autumn. Ultimate height 8-10m. Good autumn colour. Fully hardy. Tolerates most soils but does best on moist well drained neutral to acid soils. Learn More
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  8.   Betula pendula-Silver Birch

    Betula pendula

    Silver Birch
    Container plants
    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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  9.   Betula utilis jacquemontii-Himalayan Birch

    Betula utilis jacquemontii

    Himalayan Birch
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Fast growing upright conical tree with intense white peeling bark. Dark green heart-shaped leaves (larger than those of our native Silver Birch) turn yellow in autumn. Yellow-brown catkins in spring. Ultimate height 10-15m. Fully hardy. Suits most soils and sites except very windy or coastal exposures. Learn More
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  10.   Betula utilis Snowqueen-Himalyan Birch

    Betula utilis Snowqueen

    Himalyan Birch
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    A stunning variety of the Himalayan Birch with snow white paper-thin peeling bark. Dark green heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in autumn. Yellow-brown catkins in spring. Ultimate height 10-15m. Fully hardy. Suits most soils and sites except very windy or coastal exposures. Learn More
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  11.   Carpinus betulus-Hornbeam

    Carpinus betulus

    Hornbeam
    Container plants
    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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  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.   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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  14.   Crataegus lavallei Carrereii

    Crataegus lavallei Carrereii

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    Tree Standard
    An attractive tree for small gardens . Glossy green leaves emerge red in spring and persist until Dec. White flowers early summer and orange red fruit up to 2cm diameter in autumn. Ultimate height and spread 5-7m. Suits most soils and conditions including very dry and wet soils. Water thoroughly before planting. Learn More
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  15.   Davidia involucrata Handkerchief Tree

    Davidia involucrata Handkerchief Tree

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    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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  16.   Fagus sylvatica Purpurea-Purple Beech

    Fagus sylvatica Purpurea

    Purple Beech
    Container plants
    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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  17.   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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  18.   Ilex aquifolium-Holly

    Ilex aquifolium

    Holly
    Container plants
    Woodland/Hedging
    An evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy oval leaves the irregular edges of which have sharp spines. The plants can be male or female, bright red berriues are produced on female plants in autumn. Makes a good evergreen hedge and can be trimmed as standards or balls . Thrives on most soils including drier soils but does not do well on very chalky sites. Learn More
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  19.   Juglans regia-Common Walnut

    Juglans regia

    Common Walnut
    Container plants
    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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  20.   Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon-Sweet Gum

    Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon

    Sweet Gum
    Container plants
    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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  21.   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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  22.   Malus Evereste-Crab Apple Everest

    Malus Evereste

    Crab Apple Everest
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small conical tree to 6m covered in attractive white flowers produced from red buds in late spring followed by red-flushed orange-yellow fruits in autumn Fully hardy. Good resistance to apple scab. Good pollinator for fruiting apple trees. Prefers a sunny site and moist well drained soil. Not suitable for coastal site. Learn More
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  23.   Malus Golden Hornet-Crab Apple Golden Hornet

    Malus Golden Hornet

    Crab Apple Golden Hornet
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small oval tree with abundant white flowers opening from purple-pink buds. Deep yellow fruits in mid-summer. Ultimate height 6m. Prefers a sunny site with well drained soil. Not suitable for coastal site. Will pollinate eating apples. Learn More
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  24.   Malus Gorgeous-Crab Apple Gorgeous

    Malus Gorgeous

    Crab Apple Gorgeous
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small oval tree aptly named for its large glossy red fruits that with abundant white flowers opening from purple-pink buds. Deep yellow fruits in mid-summer. Ultimate height 6m. Prefers a sunny site with well drained soil. Not suitable for coastal site. Learn More
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  25.   Malus John Downie-Crab Apple John Downie

    Malus John Downie

    Crab Apple John Downie
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    The best fruiting crab apple tree with white flowers opening from pale pink buds in late spring. Attractive yellow fruits with orange red blush ripening in late summer persist into autumn and make an excellent jelly. Ultimate height 6-8m. Fully hardy. Prefers a sunny site with well drained soil. Not suitable for coastal site. Learn More
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  26.   Malus Rudolph-Crab Apple Rudolph

    Malus Rudolph

    Crab Apple Rudolph
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small upright tree later becoming rounded. New shoots are copper-red ageing to bronze green. Abundant large purplish-pink flowers in May followed by orange-yellow oblong fruits persisting on the tree into winter. Ultimate height 5-6m. Resistant to scab. Prefers a sunny site and moist well drained soil. Not suitable for coastal site. Learn More
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  27.   Photinia serrulata Red Robin-Photinia Red Robin

    Photinia serrulata Red Robin

    Photinia Red Robin
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    Photinia, an evergreen shrub with red young foliage going green as summer progresses. This form has been grown with a clean stem of 1.8-2 metres before being allowed to form a head Learn More
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  28.   Populus tremula-Aspen

    Populus tremula

    Aspen
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    Tree Standard
    Small deciduous tree with a broad crown of round toothed green leaves on flattened stalks that make them rustle in the lightest breeze. Ultimate height 15-20m. Tolerates most soils and sites. Most poplars produce suckering roots. Learn More
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  29.   Prunus Accolade-Cherry Accolade

    Prunus Accolade

    Cherry Accolade
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Small tree with showy early blossom of pink semi-double flowers. Leaves turn orangey-red in autumn. Small spreading tree to 6-8m. Fully hardy. Suits most soils and chalk tolerant. Prefers a sunny site but not coastal. Learn More
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  30.   Prunus avium Plena-Double White Cherry

    Prunus avium Plena

    Double White Cherry
    Container plants
    Tree Standard
    Fast growing spreading deciduous native tree to 15m. Sightly smaller and neater than straight avium. Masses of double-white flowers in April. Dark green serrated leaves with pretty orangey-red autumn colours. Prefers full sun and well drained soil including chalk. Learn More
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