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Golden Locust (robinia pseudoacacia frisia) arboretum tree Golden Locust (robinia pseudoacacia frisia) arboretum tree

Very popular tree

Golden Locust-Few arboretum trees have the same impact through the summer as the popular golden locust. The pale golden leaves light up a dark corner backed by copper beech, yew or other eve...[more]


Golden rain tree arboretum tree (koelreuteria paniculata) also known as Pride Of India Tree) Golden rain tree arboretum tree (koelreuteria paniculata) also known as Pride Of India Tree)

A pretty tree 
Golden Rain Tree, also known as Pride Of India tree-Towards the end of summer golden rain trees produce great 30cm panicles of yellow flowers which hang down from the branches. Each individual flower is about 1.2cm across and consists of 4 pointed petals like a ...[more]


Green Weeping Beech (fagus sylvatica pendula) arboretum tree Green Weeping Beech (fagus sylvatica pendula) arboretum tree

Green Weeping Beech -Given space, a circle about 30 metres across, and time, around 100 years, it is possible to grow this tree to its full potential. There are few more impressive arboreal objects than a mature weeping beech. A framework of ascending branches supports its lax shoots which may hang in tresses 15 metres long from high up in a great billowi...[more]


Grey- Budded Snakebark Maple (acer rufinerve) arboretum tree Grey- Budded Snakebark Maple (acer rufinerve) arboretum tree


Unusual Bark

The Grey Budded Snake Bark Maple-The bark on young trees is smooth, olive-green with regular narrow vertical pale green to greyish stripes and small greyish lenticels:on old trees, it becomes rough and grey.The leaves turn to bright orange or red in the autumn.The very gre...[more]


Honey Locust(Sunburst) (gleditsia triacanthos) arboretum tree Honey Locust(Sunburst) (gleditsia triacanthos) arboretum tree

Honey locust 'Sunburst' Is a small deciduous tree with a rounded crown. Golden yellow spring foliage which darkens to pale green but then turns butter yellow in autumn.This is an elegant tree which becomes a special feature both in spring and autumn each year.more]


Hop Hornbeam (ostrya carpinifolia) arboretum tree Hop Hornbeam (ostrya carpinifolia) arboretum tree

The hop hornbeam has a very unusual appearance in the summer when a crown of dark good looking foliage is mixed with white fruit clusters which are near to 5cm broad cylindric bunches of bladders like a big hop fruit. Apart from this summer display the tree remains quite dull. Agood woodland tree, it will stand a good deal of shade as well as full sun. ...[more]


Acer Drummondii Platanoides Acer Drummondii Platanoides

Very popular tree

The Acer Drummondii is a member of the norway maple family.  Light green maple shaped leaf emerge and are edged with cream.  Can be planted either side of garden entrance gate to create a welcoming approach to your house.  Eventual height approx. 12 ...[more]


Hupeh Crab Apple Arboretum Tree Hupeh Crab Apple Arboretum Tree

Spring flowers in pendulous clusters are a feature of this small tree. It has wide spreading branches which, in a good season, may be covered with white blossom. By late summer the whole tree is festooned with fruits. These look exactly like red translucent cherries 1.5cm across. In the autumn they are accompanied by fairly good foliage colour. It is a good feature tree, best placed in a collectio...[more]


Incense Cedar (calocedrus decurrens) arboretum tree Incense Cedar (calocedrus decurrens) arboretum tree



Incense Cedar, a  dark columnar evergreen conifer is an unmistakable arboretum tree.
It grows tall and straight but remains narrow from top to bottom. In its native western North America it forms a conical top but has more spreading lower branches. Why it should behave differently her...[more]


Indian Bean (Catalpa Bignonioides) ArboretumTree Indian Bean (Catalpa Bignonioides) ArboretumTree

Indian Bean Tree-   The name 'Indian' is a reference to North American native Indians. St James Square in Monmouthshire, Wales is the site of a historic Indian Bean Tree.It is thought to be one of the oldest and largest specimens in the United Kingdom.               ...[more]


Indian Cedar arboretum tree SORRY NOT AVAIL THIS SEASON Indian Cedar arboretum tree SORRY NOT AVAIL THIS SEASON

Deodara or Indian Cedar is a substantial and elegant tree usually with a single stem which retains a broad conical shape for many years. Although the branches tend to flatten out with age it never looks as flat as Lebanon cedar. The evergreen needles are longer than on all the other cedars (4cm) borne singly on new growth and in tufts on older spur shoots. They are green to grey green and sof...[more]


Indian Horse Chestnut tree Indian Horse Chestnut tree

Indian Horse Chestnut-There is a very short list of trees available to British growers that are indispensable for special situations. The Indian Horse Chestnut  tree should be fundamental to every ornamental lowland tree collection. If space for only one tree can be found in an arboretum this is surely it. After a brisk start growth slows down to a comfortable pace an...[more]


Irish Yew (Taxus Baccata Fastigiata) Arboretum tree Irish Yew (Taxus Baccata Fastigiata) Arboretum tree

The upright deep green foliage of Irish yew can be used in many situations in the arboretum. For instance as a backdrop for white and pale coloured trees and shrubs. Eucryphia and white cherry excel against such a background. The vertical outline of the yew can also be put to good use in garden design. It contrast with cream or white dressed stone work, or with mellow red brick. The size and shape...[more]


Himalayan Birch (betula utilis  jacquemontii) Himalayan Birch (betula utilis jacquemontii)

Good in winter

Betula utilis Jacquemontti or himalayan birch are some of the very best trees for the edges of glades. The forms are not easily distinguishable but the most common grown, all belong to the var.Jacquemontii which have striking white barks very welcoming in the long cold win...[more]


Japanese Cedar tree (Cryptomeria Japonica) Japanese Cedar tree (Cryptomeria Japonica)

Japanese Cedar-In Japan this tree has been cultivated for so long that its natural origin is no longer well defined. The timber, called sugi, is in constant demand. It is stable and very light in weight. It is used for joinery, boat building, furniture and construction work. Sadly it is not usually available in Britain, even though the tree grows perfectly w...[more]


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