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Ornamental trees

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.

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Quercus shumardii£24.95

Quercus shumardii (Shumard oak) is native to the Atlantic coastal plain and much of south and eastern USA, as far north as southern Canada. A very handsome ornamental tree, capable of becoming very large indeed, given a couple of centuries of course, and noted for the large leaves (up to 20cm in length) which are dark green, turning to rich red late in the year. The acorns are unusual, inasmuch that they may take up to three years to mature, reaching up to 30mm in diameter, very much larger than our native English oaks. Grow in fertile, reasonably moist but well drained soils in full sun, or light shade which is marginally preferred. Final height may be as much as 20m with a crown width of some 10m

Quercus x bimundorum 'Crimson Sprire (Synonym: Crimschmidt)'£29.95

A rare hybrid oak, grown for its narrow habit and fiery red autumn foliage. Extremely hardy, and happy on any reasonably fertile and moist soil in full sun or light shade. Fully hardy, Final height: about 10m and width about 4m.

Quercus x warei 'Long (Syn. Regal Prince)'£29.95

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

Salix alba 'Hutchinson's Yellow'£39.95

A vigorous and fully hardy ornamental tree, noted for intense yellow young stems in winter. May be grown as a tree or regularly cut back in spring to form a shrub or pollarded tree. Fully hardy. Plant in full sun and moister soils, although chalk and clay are both tolerated, as well as coastal sites. Final height 4-6m

Salix irrorata£39.95

Very lovely ornamental tree or large shrub. The young green shoots turn purple as they age with a striking white bloom. The male catkins have red anthers that turn yellow as they mature. Allow to grow into a mature tree or prune back each spring to control size; pollarding can also look very attractive, creating a sensational focal point in the garden in winter, Plant in full sun or pretty much any sort of decent garden soil that is moist and well drained. Both chalk and clay conditions are well tolerated. Final height: about 5m

Salix sepulcralis var. chrysocoma

Salix sepulcralis var. chrysocoma£39.95

Vigorous, deciduous tree with distinct golden bark and weeping habit. Yellow catkins in spring. Prefers moist soil. Fully hardy. H: 15m

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Sequoiadendron giganteum£19.95

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.

Sorbus  'Chinese Lace'

Sorbus 'Chinese Lace'£39.95

Small erect tree, with finely cut foliage giving a 'lace' appearance; foliage turns vivid red-purple in autumn. Dense bunches of dark red berries in late summer. Fully hardy and very tolerant. H: 3-5m

Sorbus aucuparia 'Aspleniifolia'£34.95

A very fine form of rowan, or 'mountain ash', ideal for smaller gardens and good for wildlife. Quite upright when young this tree will in time form a rounded crown. Masses of tiny white flowers in spring, finely cut mid-green foliage which turns fiery red-orange in autumn, accompanying the brightly coloured orangey-red fruits. Extremely hardy and tolerant of almost any garden soil. H: 5-6m only.

Sorbus aucuparia 'Autumn Spire'£24.95

Rare form of very upright mountain ash, or rowan tree. Clusters of white flowers in spring for the bees is only the first of this tree's many qualities. Autumn brings vivid foliage colours in golds, reds amd yellows, providing a dramatic backdrop for the bright yellow berries - great for the birds. Ideal for smaller gardens. Fully hardy and easy to grow. H: 4m

Sorbus commixta

Sorbus commixta£29.95

Rowan or Mountain Ash. Glossy green leaves turn red-gold in the autumn. White flowers in spring, produce very bright red berries in the autumn. Very hardy and quite compact. H: 5-6m.

Sorbus commixta 'Carmencita'£34.95

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.

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