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.
Beautiful deciduous tree. Profusion of fragrant cup-shaped white flowers before leaves appear in the spring. Grow in full sun and fertile, moist but well drained soil. Fully hardy. Potential height quite substantial, but 5-6m most probably in Norfolk.
Bigleaf magnolia. Magnificent and very rare deciduous ornamental tree, native to the SE USA and boasting the largest leaf and flower of any plant in North America. Leaves are bluish-green and may grow to 80cm, while the flowers are fragrant, white and up to 200mm in diameter. Tolerates shade but will thrive in full sun. Fully hardy and enjoys reliably moist soils. H: probably 6-12m
Houpu Magnolia A very rare form of magnolia, grown for it large distinctive leaves and massive white flowers whih are borne on more mature plants from May to June. Native to the mountains and valleys of China at altitudes of 300-500m. Grow in fertile and reliably moist soils with shelter from cold wind. Happy in full sun or dappled shade. Fully hardy. H: 6-8m
Large deciduous shrub to small tree, producing numerous star-shaped white flowers opening from pink buds in early spring. Native to mountain woodlands in Japan. Best in a sheltered position and preferably not on chalky soil but otherwise it is very tolerant of other soil types and is happy in full sun or dappled shade.
Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star, will grow to 5m in height but probably less here in Norfolk due to our generally dry climate.
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.
A top grafted form with a mass of warm double pink blossom in spring and orange-red fruits in autumn. Versatile and well suited to small gardens. Prefers full sun; fully hardy. H: probably no more than 2m in this form.
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.
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
Malus 'Harry Baker' is a spreading deciduous tree, with purple-green leaves and masses of dark pink flowers in spring. Perhaps the crowing glory of this crab apple are the large dark red-purple fruits, 4cm wide, which are produced in autumn and which to a casual glance can be easily mistaken for plums! Plant in any decent garden soil that is moist, fertile and well drained. Full sun is preferred but light shade is well tolerated. H: about 4m
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