Indian Horse Chestnut. A magnificent specimen tree. Young foliage flushed bronze, matures to deep green and turns orange and yellow in autumn. Very large panicles of pink-white flowers in early summer. (Not susceptible to the leaf miner.) Fully hardy. H: 10-15m. Sun or semi-shade
Deciduous open small tree/shrub. Attractive bronze young leaves which turn dark green then yellow in autumn. Panicles of red centred white flowers in late summer-autumn. H:3-4m. Full sun. Well drained soil. Hardy.
Conical deciduous tree with shiny deep green leaves. Long green catkins in late winter. Unusually for alders, will tolerate dry conditions but prefers moisture. Native to Corsica and mainland Italy. Fully hardy. H:15m
Attractive small tree with large single white flowers appearing in spring in contrast to the young copper foliage. Small dark purple-red fruits attract the birds in late summer. Suitable for sun or partial shade in a well drained but moist soil. Fully hardy. H:5m
Introduced from China in 1901, with bright orange-red peeling bark and good foliage. Fully hardy, and growing to around 6-8m. Birches thrive on moister soils and young tree respond very well to being watered in their first season or two. Extremely hardy and wind resistant. H:6-8m