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Japanese Maple tree (ACER PALMATUM) Japanese Maple tree (ACER PALMATUM)

Recommended gift for any sized garden

 Excellent potted for patio or terrace.  The gorgeous japanese maple is a must for a shaded part in your garden.  Autumn  is a superb colour of deep crimson reds.  Definate...[more]

Joseph Rock Rowan tree (SORBUS JOSEPH ROCK) Joseph Rock Rowan tree (SORBUS JOSEPH ROCK)

A good tree

Joseph Rock -This mysterious mountain ash
is probably of Chinese origin but that is by no means certain. It was given a collection number by Joseph Rock (1884-1962) an Austrian botanist working for the US Department of A...[more]

Judas Tree (Cercis SiIiquastrum) Judas Tree (Cercis SiIiquastrum)

All over flowers ! 

The Judas tree is fantastic to see in early spring when it is covered with rose-pink pea-shaped flowers that open in before the leaves appear. They appear in clusters all over the plant, even on main branches and sometimes the stem. Even when heavily pruned ...[more]

Kashmir Rowan (sorbus cashmiriana) Kashmir Rowan (sorbus cashmiriana)

Kashmir Rowan-Clusters of soft pink flowers in spring, followed in midsummer by heavy bunches of attractive pure white fruits which persist right into the winter, even after the leaves have fallen.

This is a superb small ornamental mountain ash which has the double attraction of spring flowers and persistent berries later on. The pretty flowe...[more]

Katsura Tree (cercidiphyllum japonicum) Katsura Tree (cercidiphyllum japonicum)

Katsura Tree-Cercidiphyllum japonicum , sometimes called (the candyfloss tree) is one of the most enchanting of all trees, with a daintiness and grace that fits it to a small garden. It is a lovely unusual but easily grown deciduous tree with its neat, heart-shaped leaves that have a pinky-bronze tint when young in the spring and become fresh green in summer...[more]

Kentucky Coffee Tree (GYMNOCIADUS DIOICA) Kentucky Coffee Tree (GYMNOCIADUS DIOICA)

Kentucky Coffee Tree-This substantial tree makes a good ornamental specimen, and it is also of some historical interest. It is only reliably hardy in mild districts of Britain. The leaves, in the strict sense, are the largest of any temperate tree. This may not be immediately obvious, because they are bi-pinnate and composed of smaller leaflets. Each leaflet...[more]

Korean Fir tree (ABIES KOREANA) Korean Fir tree (ABIES KOREANA)

Beautiful little fir tree
Korean Fir tree-The main feature of this small shapely conifer is its tendency to produce 5-7cm upright cones which in summer are vivid bloomed purple. These appear on small very young trees so for many years they occur at eye level. They contrast well with the...[more]

Ginkgo Biloba (maidenhair) tree Ginkgo Biloba (maidenhair) tree

 Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair tree) is the sole survivor of an ancient plant family dating back 160 million years. 

The Ginkgo or Maidenhair tree makes a remarkable feature in any garden. Deciduous, uprig...[more]

Monkey Puzzle tree (araucaria araucana), suitable for all soil types Monkey Puzzle tree (araucaria araucana), suitable for all soil types

The Monkey Puzzle -This curious tree has a primeval look about it. The kind of plant that would probably have been familiar to dinosaurs. It always develops a perfectly straight stem and equally spaced whorls of branches. The lower ones die off as they are starved of light by new growth above them producing an end result that is reminiscent of an open umbrel...[more]


  1. Sought after tree recommended

Black mulberry produces delicious plump black juicy edible fruit when more mature for both birds and humans.  Black mulberries develop a spreading head of tangled branches and vine like leaves. They often lean or even recline to one side in old age (300 years or more). Originally from ...[more]

Paper Bark Maple tree (acer griseum) Paper Bark Maple tree (acer griseum)

Paper Bark Maple-Dating back to 1901 in Britain this is a beautiful Chinese curiosity suitable for the arboretum or garden. It is small in size and has cinnamon coloured peeling bark. If left alone curling translucent sheets of paper thin bark eventually hang from the stems and branches. These are particularly stunning when back lit by the sun. In additio...[more]

Persian Ironwood tree (Parrotia persica) Persian Ironwood tree (Parrotia persica)

Persian Ironwood-This great tangled 'birdsnest' of a tree is a must in any lowland arboretum or landscaped garden. It forms a billowing domed 6-8 metre high mass of leathery green foliage that lights up in the autumn. Every colour can be found somewhere on the plant in October, from glossy purple to red, orange and creamy gold. In mid-winter the dark twigs a...[more]

Pin Oak tree (Quercus Palustris) Pin Oak tree (Quercus Palustris)


Pin Oak Tree
-This is one of the best oaks to plant on wet anaerobic soils. It will thrive where most other trees fail. It is particularly useful where tarmac or concrete cover much of the root system and oxygen is depleted. Wh...[more]

Portuguese Laurel shrub/tree (Prunus Lusitanica) Portuguese Laurel shrub/tree (Prunus Lusitanica)

The evergreen Portuguese Laurel has luxurious dark glossy green pointed leaves on beautiful bright deep pink stems.Portuguese Laurel has small fragrant white flowers in spring and small red fruits turning purplish- black in autumn.It is hardy good for wildlife and the berries are extremely popular with the birds and the fragrant flowers loved by the ...[more]

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