We stock a large range of ornamental trees, to suit all gardens small and large. Other than during the early winter period, our trees are containerised into pots, ranging from 7.5 litres to 20 litres. The great majority of our trees are 6 to 8 feet tall and will readily fit into an estate car.
We are happy to deliver trees, charges being based on the return mileage from the nursery.
Deciduous tree bearing masses of small cup-shaped, carmine-pink flowers in early spring whilst in autumn the dark green foliage turns from orange to red. Rounded habit and good for smaller gardens. H+S: 6-8m
Raised in Japan and not found in the wild; often referred to as the Tokyo Cherry due to the huge numbers planted there. Masses of pale pink-white flowers in spring. Excellent choice for a lawn specimen. Fully hardy. Height: 5-7m
Vigorous, distinctly narrow oak from Iran, the Caucasus and southern Russia. Foliage is rich glossy green above and grey-green below, superficially resembling the leaves of sweet chestnut Castanea sativa. Very striking and unusual ornamental tree that does not take up a great deal of romm with its narrow habit. Fully hardy. Height eventually 10 to 20m, with spread about 1/3 of the height.
Rare, evergreen oak from eastern and southern Asia. The leaves are initially a distinct purple-crimson in spring, maturing to glossy green above and downy blue-green on the undersides with a serrated margin. Acorns are held in distinctly ringed cups and are said to be edible. Prefers moist and well drained soils in full sun or light shade. Final height may be 15-20m. Fully hardy.
Rare deciduous tree, sometimes grown as a multi-stemmed shrub.. Native to the Caucasus, north-east Turkey and Armenia. Very large dark green leaves, up to 20cm in length, changing to yellow in autumn and then to brownish-copper in winter. Grow in full or light shade on moist, fertile but well drained soils. Fully hardy. H: 4-6m.
Very handsome long lived deciduous tree, capable of reaching great age and size. Prefers full sun. H: can reach 35m when mature. Lobed and nearly sessile (short-stalked) leaves. Flowers in the spring and acorns (2cm long with a peduncle or stalk) in the autumn. Eventually produces wonderful gnarled branches. Hardy
Vigorous and deciduous tree; large green leaves turn vivid red in autumn. Native to E. North America. Suitable for larger gardens or 'parkland' settings where it will form a tall, straight and stately tree, especially on freely-draining but reliably moist soils Fully hardy. H:10-15m
A semi-evergreen to fully evergreen medium-size tree or large shrub with a round to flat-topped spherical crown, 6 to 12 m tall. The bark is dark grey and deeply grooved. Narrow and elliptical leaves have a variable margin from smooth to serrated and are dark green above but silvery grey below. Fully hardy and thriving in fertile and reasonably moist soils.
A very rare, hybrid oak that has a distinctive upright and narrow habit. Leaves are mid-green and notably larger than our native English oaks. Large acorns up to 2.5cm across. Extremely robust and easy to grow on any fertile and reasonably moist soils, useful as an unusual specimen, or a screening plant. Fully hardy. Approximate height:10m and width 4m
Unusual, indeed rare, form of oak with a very narrow growth habit. A hybrid of English oak Quercus robur and the swamp white oak Q. bicolor. Dark green leaves with grey downy undersides; spent foliage is retained through winter, Thrives best in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Final height in the region of 10-12m with a spread about 1/3 of the height.
Probably the largest living organism ever. Individuals in western USA have reached over 100m in height and ages of possibly up to 4000 years, native range restricted to the Sierra Nevada. Evergreen and hardy, a height of perhaps 30m is probable in East Anglia.
A very good choice for smaller gardens as Sorbus commixta 'Carmencita' will only grow to about 4m in height, even after 10 years. Finely cut, glossy green leaves, clusters of white flowers in sprng and lovely showy red berries in autumn, complementing the oranges and reds of the late summer foliage. Fully hardy and very tolerant of a wide range of conditions.
Kite-leaved rowan. Excellent choice for an ornamental tree, with characteristic blue-green foliage, white flowers in spring and then masses of pink fruit which contrast so well with the autumn leaf tints. Highly recommended. H: 4-5m
A small spreading tree from China, with attractive glossy pinnate dark green leaves turning a fabulous purplish-red in the autumn. White flowers in late spring followed by dark pinkish-red fruit. Tolerant of most conditions; fully hardy. AGM. H:5-6m
A rare, small to medium sized deciduous tree tree growing to a height of 4-6m, possibly more, and is in fact the only species of lilac that routinely will grow into a fully fledged tree. Leaves are elliptic-acute, mid-green, much like other lilacs. The strongly fragrant flowers are white or creamy-white, produced in broad panicles up to 30cm in length. Native to eastern Asia, and fully hardy. Plant in fertile soil that is moist and well drained, in full sun or light shade.
Swamp Cyprus. Despite its name this tree will grow very well in any reasonable spot, potentially reaching 20m or more. Deciduous, the leaves open pale green and turn to a rich golden brick-red in autumn before dropping.
A really striking form of lime tree, native to western China. Very large grey-green leaves have distinctive and very ornamental 'ciliate' margins and long drip tips, pale grey fissured bark. Very small fragrant flowers grow in clusters in the spring time. Fully hardy, and probably growing to some 10-15 metres in height eventually.
A very rare, hardy, ornamental tree or large shrub from Sicily, only recently found and now considered threatened with extinction in the wild, considered to be 'Critically Endangered' by the IUCN. Related to elms, Zelkova sicula have most pretty oval leaves 1-5 cm across and will form a lovely ornamental plant. Very little is known about this plant which was first discovered in 1991 and which, due to persistent grazing by goats, has only rarely been seen to flower in the wild.