Category Archives: Trees

Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer

pear Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’Position: full sunSoil: fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April and MayFlower colour: pure whiteOther

Quercus Ilex

holm oak Quercus ilexPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: deep fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: slow-growingFlowering period: JuneFlower colour: golden-yellow male catkinsOther

Sorbus Aria Lutescens

whitebeam Sorbus aria ‘Lutescens’Position: full sun or lightly dappled shadeSoil: tolerates most soils even dry chalky soilRate of growth: slow-growingFlowering period: April to MayFlower colour: whiteOther

Betula Utilis Var Jacquemontii

west himalayan birch multi-stem Betula utilis var jacquemontiiPosition: full sun or lightly dappled shadeSoil: moderately fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingOther

Sorbus Joseph Rock

rowan Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’Position: full sun or lightly dappled shadeSoil: tolerates all soilsRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: April to MayFlower colour: whiteOther

Betula Utilis Var Jacquemontii Grayswood Ghost

himalayan birch Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Grayswood Ghost’Position: full sun or lightly dappled shadeSoil: moderately fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: MarchFlower colour: yellowy-brown male catkinsOther

Betula Ermanii Grayswood Hill

Ermin’s birch Betula ermanii ‘Grayswood Hill’Position: full sun or lightly dappled shadeSoil: moderately fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: MarchFlower colour: yellowy-brown male catkinsOther

Sorbus Peaches And Cream

whitebeam Sorbus ‘Peaches and Cream’Position: full sun or lightly dappled shadeSoil: tolerates all soilsRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April to MayFlower colour: whiteOther

Liquidambar Styraciflua Slender Silhouette

sweet gum Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’Position: full sunSoil: moist well-drained acidic to neutral soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: MayHardiness: fully hardy There are not too many trees with a slender silhouette so we were delighted when this one was recently introduced from the USA where it has already won a Gold Medal. It is a

Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy

American Redbud Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’Position: full sunSoil: moist well-drained soilRate of growth: slow-growingFlowering period: March to AprilFlower colour: pinkOther

Crataegus Laevigata Pauls Scarlet

midland hawthorn Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: all soils except waterloggedRate of growth: averageFlowering period: March to MayFlower colour: pinkOther

Malus Evereste

crab apple Evereste Malus ‘Evereste’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: MayOther

Prunus Accolade

ornamental cherry Prunus ‘Accolade’Position: full sunSoil: moist well-drained fertile soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: April to MayHardiness: fully hardy A graceful spreading tree that is smothered in semi-double rose-pink flowers in mid-spring. The dark green leaves turn a vibrant orange in autumn. This is one of the most reliable and prettiest cherries for the small

Prunus Avium Plena

wild cherry Prunus avium ‘Plena’Position: full sunSoil: moist well-drained fertile soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: AprilHardiness: fully hardy A large spreading tree that is smothered in long-lasting double white blossom in mid-spring with the new leaves followed by small reddish fruit. The leaves are dark green and turn rich vibrant red in autumn. It forms

Cornus Kousa Var Chinensis

Chinese dogwood Cornus kousa var. chinensisPosition: full sun to part shadeSoil: fertile humus-rich well-drained neutral to acid soilRate of growth: slow-growing to averageFlowering period: May to JuneHardiness: fully hardy This is a real showstopper of a tree with two main seasons of interest. Broadly conical in shape it produces tiny green flowers in June which

Prunus Cerasifera Nigra

black-leaved plum Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’Position: full sunSoil: moist well-drained fertile soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: March to AprilHardiness: fully hardy A spectacular deciduous tree with dark purple oval leaves. Masses of bowl shaped pale pink / white flowers smother its bare branches in early to mid and are occasionally followed by plum-like red or yellow

Ilex Aquifolium Argentea Marginata

broad-leaved silver holly (female) Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist well-drained moderately fertile humus-rich soilRate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: whiteOther

Cercidiphyllum Japonicum

katsura tree Cercidiphyllum japonicumPosition: sun or partial shadeSoil: moist well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlower colour: insignificant red flowersOther

Acer Palmatum Garnet

Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’Position: partial shade or full sun (but not south-facing)Soil: fertile moist well-drained neutral to acid soilRate of growth: slow-growingHardiness: fully hardy This standard form has a clear straight stem with a crown of feathery garnet-coloured leaves that turn bright scarlet in autumn looking as if they have been shredded before they

Prunus Serrula

birch bark cherry Prunus serrulaPosition: full sunSoil: tolerates most soilsRate of growth: averageFlowering period: MayFlower colour: whiteOther