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.
Sweetbay Magnolia. An extremely fine and sadly all-too rare ornamental tree, grown for its very large fragrant creamy-white flowers and correspondingly large leaves. Effectively fully hardy in all but the very coldest parts of the UK, happy down to -10C. Magnolia virginiana will be happiest in fertile and reliably moist soils in full sun or some dappled shade. H: 6-8m
Naturally dwarf and upright ornamental tree. Dense clusters of waxy white flowers in late spring emerge from deep carmine red buds, making this an excellent pollinator for apple trees.. Masses of bronze-red fruits persist well into winter, invaluable for wildlife or perhaps winter flower-arrangements. H: 2.5m
A very pretty ornamental tree, ideal for smaller gardens, offering both abundant flowering in spring and very ornamental fruiting later in the year. Heavily laden branches glowing with butter coloured fruit each autumn make this a stunning tree.
The masses of white flowers in spring add to its charm. The fruit of Malus 'Butterball' are ideal for making crab apple jelly.
Lovely unusual crab apple, producing small, rose-hipped shaped, yellow-lemon fruit in the autumn and often staying on the tree until Christmas. The tree is a wonderful spreading specimen and is one of the best persistent yellow crabs of which there are few. April blossom is equally beautiful for a natural setting. H:4m after 10 years. Hardy.
Outstanding small, compact ornamental tree. In spring, pink-tinged buds open to billowing masses of snow-white flowers which honey bees love. Hundreds of small golden--red fruits richly decorate the tree from summer and into the autumn. The fruit remain in excellent condition until deep winter when, as they start to soften, flocks of birds including fieldfares, thrushes and blackbirds will enjoy a welcome feast. Fully hardy. H: around 5m
A compact ornamental tree, with lovely scented white 'apple blossom' flowers and large attractive red fruits which persist well into autumn, and which are ideal for making crab apple jelly. Best in full sun and moist but well drained rich soil. Fully hardy. H:4-5m
Very pretty small ornamental tree. Deep red buds open to large deep pink flowers in spring. Glossy red fruit age to orange and persist deep into winter, ideal for feeding birds in the coldest weather. Purple-green foliage. Best in full sun and rich, reasonably moisture-retentive soil. Fully hardy. H:4m
A recent introduction and bred with crab apple jelly making in mind. Masses of pure white blossom in spring (great for bees), followed by unusually large fruits, flushed orange, pink and red. Plant in full sun and in fertile, moist and well drained soil. Fully hardy. Height on the MM106 rootstock will be about 3.5m, so ideal for smaller gardens.
A most attractive crab apple, not especially well known but very garden-worth. Malus ' Mokum' produces a massive flowering of pink blossom in spring. The foliage emerges purplish-red but matures to a bronzy-green in summer. Late summer and autumn will see a generous crop of small red or purple crab apples The fruits keep well in to the winter when that will be a tasty treat for hungry birds such as blackbirds, thrushes and fieldfares. Plant in full sun and in moist,fertile soils. Fully hardy and easy to grow, Final height: about 4m
Top choice for a smaller garden, Malus 'Rosehip' not only produces masses of very pretty white blossom emerging from pink buds but goes on to bear gernerous crops of glossy, bright red cab apples in late summer and autumn - good for cooking or leave for the birds. Plant in full sun and moist, fertile soil. Fully hardy and easy to grow. Final height: about 4m
A very good example of a weeping crab apple, perfect for small gardens. Hundreds of pink buds open to smother the whole tree with pink-flushed white flowers - loved by bees. Vivid red crab apples in autumn - great for feeding the birds in winter. The mid-green foliage will turn golden in the autumn, adding a third season of interest. Fully hardy. Plant in full sun and moist, well drained soil. H: 2-3m only..