Ornamental Trees

This is a list of ornamental trees currently available for collection from our nursery. All those described as half standards will normally be 7 to 8 feet high and well branched. Local delivery can be arranged.


A large handsome, vigorous, spreading deciduous tree with conspicuous clusters of yellow flowers on bare stems in April. These are followed by outstanding deeply lobed leaves which open bright red turning to rich dark crimson. Excellent autumn colouring. 25ft x 15ft (7.6m x 4.6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 40ft (12m) or more

AMELANCHIER LAMARCKII half standard £20 An outstanding beautiful variety with a dense upright habit. Abundant flowers, pink in bud, opening pale pink then turning white, appear in clusters in the spring before the leaves are fully formed. Incredibily rich autumn colouring. In autumn the small pear-shaped purple-maroon fruits are attractive to birds. 20ft x 10ft (6m x 3m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25ft (7.6m).

BETULA PENDULA Siver Birch 6 – 7 feet £15

BETULA PENDULA YOUNGII Weeping Birch 6-7 feet £19.50 Delicate dome-shaped deciduous tree with branches weeping to the ground. Small catkins in spring and the leaves turn yellow in autumn before dropping. Any soil and will tolerate shade. 12ft x 8ft (3.7m x 2.4m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25ft (7.6m).

COTONEASTER HYBRIDUS PENDULUS 6-7 feet £20 Superb, small, evergreen tree, which may become semi-evergreen in very cold winters. Pendulous branches carry long elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves. These are swamped by bunches of small white flowers in summer, followed by bright red berries in autumn. Excellent tree for small gardens or large pots. 10ft x 8ft (3m X 2.4m) in 20 years, ultimate height 10ft (3m).

CRATAEGUS PAULS SCARLET THORN half standard £20 Very hardy, dense round-headed deciduous tree, thorny branches, shiny deeply lobed leaves. Branches will be smothered with clusters of clear bright red double flowers in early May followed by bright red fruits in autumn. Very attractive specimen tree, or can be used in a Quickthorn hedge. 20ft x 18ft (6m x 5.5m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25ft (7.6m)

EUCRYPHIA NYMANSAY 4 feet £9.95 An attractive evergreen tree, Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ has large (5cm across), glowing white flowers with yellow stamens in summer. These flowers are particularly vivid against its dark green green leaves. Once established this makes a beautiful specimen plant which is truly delightful when in flower and a restrained foliage plant when not. It is ideal for use as a background plant in a garden or woodland area.

LABURNUM VOSSII half standard £19.50 Small flowering tree of great beauty when in flower. Masses of long, pendulous, lightly scented clusters of yellow flowers up to 12ins (30cm) long smother the tree in late spring. Can be planted as a free standing tree, trained to cover an archway or used as a wall climber even for north or east walls. 23ft x 16ft (7m x 5m) in 20 years and maturity

MALUS FLORIBUNDA half standard £20 An easily grown small deciduous tree, remarkably beautiful when in flower, the profusion of crimson flower buds opening to white or pale blush 1 inch (2.5cm) wide flowers in April or May. These are followed in autumn by small red and yellow crab apples. It is self-fertile. Attractive arching branches. 12ft x 10ft (3.7m x 3m) in 20 years, ultimate height up to 30ft (9m).

MALUS GOLDEN HORNET half standard £20 A strong growing deciduous variety with an erect open habit. Single white flowers 3/4 inch (2cm) across appear in May, followed by abundant crops of bright yellow crab apples. These usually persist well after the leaves have fallen, making a splendid show. Fruit is excellent for jelly or wine making. Self-fertile and a good pollinator for fruiting apples. 18ft x 15ft (5.5m x 4.6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25-30ft (7.6-9m).

MALUS JOHN DOWNIE half standard £20 An erect deciduous tree which becomes wide spreading with age. 1-1.5 inch (2.5-4cm) pink budded single white flowers appear in profusion in May and these are followed by large conical yellow crab apples which are flushed red. As these are so prolific the tree is a picture of colour in autumn. The fruit is considered to be the best for jelly and wine making. It is self-fertile and is an excellent pollinator for fruiting apples. 20ft x 15ft (6m x 4.6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25-30ft (7.6-9m).

MALUS PROFUSION half standard £20 Dusky, dark, purple-pink flowers smother the branches in late spring and are followed by cherry-like, reddish-purple fruit. The bronze-purple leaves mature to dark green with crimson veins. This vigorous, spreading, purple-leaved crab apple is best in full sun. Pollution tolerant, it makes a gorgeous ornamental tree for a sunny, urban site.

MALUS RED JADE half standard £20 ‘Red Jade’ is a weeping, white-flowered crabapple that typically matures to 12-15’ tall and to 20’ wide. It is noted for its weeping shape, white flowers and red fruit. White buds tinged with pink open in spring to white flowers (to 1 1/2” diameter). Flowers are followed by bright red crabapples (to 5/8” diameter) that mature in fall and may persist into winter. Birds are attracted to the fruit. Fruit may be harvested for jellies.

MALUS ROYALTY half standard £20 A beautiful small deciduous tree with glistening rich purple foliage which retains its superb colour until leaf drop in autumn. Large deep pink flowers in spring followed by exceptionally bright red-purple fruits in autumn. It is self-fertile. 18ft x 15ft (5.5m x 4.6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25-30ft (7.6m-9m).

PRUNUS AMANOGAWA half standard £20 A narrow upright deciduous tree ideal for restricted spaces. Young leaves are bronze-green, turning green in summer. The large semi-double, soft pink flowers, which are slightly fragrant, are borne in dense clusters in April or May. When in flower this tree is a spectacular pillar of blossom. TREE 20ft x 6ft (6m x 1.8m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25ft (7.6m).

PRUNUS AUTUMNALIS ROSEA half standard £20 The semi-double pale pink flowers appear on the bare branches in mild spells from November to March giving a breath of spring during the weary winter days. Ideal for cut flowers. In autumn the leaves often turn rich red and bronze. 20ft x 20ft (6m x 6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25ft (7.6m).

PRUNUS KIKU SHIDARE SAKURA WEEPING CHERRY half standard £20 A small very attractive tree with arching branches and pendulous branchlets. Young leaves open bronze-green then turn green in summer. 1.5 inch (4cm) wide double, clear deep pink flowers clothe the branches in a magnificent display in March or April. 15ft x 15ft (4.6m x 4.6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 20ft (6m).

PRUNUS KANZAN half standard £20 A very popular, vigorous, upright deciduous tree with stiff ascending branches which are covered with young coppery-red leaves in spring, turning green in summer. Masses of clusters of fully double purple-pink flowers 1.5-2ins (4-5cm) across appear before the leaves during the latter half of April. 25ft x 18ft (7.6m-5.5m) in 20 years, ultimate height 30ft (9m).

PRUNUS OKAME half standard £20 Prunus ‘Okame’ usually makes a small tree, about 7m (23ft) in both breadth and height, and has oval, dark-green, toothed leaves, 7.5cm (3in) long, which turn brilliant red and orange in autumn. In March, it has masses of small, carmine-pink single flowers with deep red calyces, which are carried in clusters

PRUNUS SARGENTII half standard £20 Undoubtedly the finest of all cherries for autumn colour. Every year, whatever the weather, from mid to late September the leaves turn to rich orange and crimson. In spring the branches are covered with single bright pink flowers and these are complemented by young foliage which unfurls bronze-red, later turning green. 25ft x 20ft (7.6m x 6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 30ft (9m).

PRUNUS SNOWGOOSE half standard £20 A narrow, upright small tree of considerable merit. The lovely, large, soft, single, white flowers with long tassle stamens are beautiful in early April. .Good autumn colours.Height 13feet.

PYRUS SALICIFOLIA PENDULA half atandard £20 Very elegant tree which forms a dense mound of weeping branches which are clothed with silver grey, downy, willow-like leaves, which change to grey-green and smooth above in summer. White flowers in April followed by small brown fruits in autumn. 9ft x 7ft (2.7m x 2.1m) in 20 years, ultimate height 20-25ft (6-7.6m).

SORBUS AUCUPARIA MOUNTAIN ASH half standard £15 Rounded tree with mid- to rich green leaves that turn deep red and yellow in autumn, especially after cool summers. Sprays of tiny white flowers cover the tree in late spring, followed by bunches of red berries in autumn. Berries are quickly eaten by birds making it ideal for a wild or woodland garden. This conical-shaped tree can also tolerate harsh conditions and is perfect for a small, urban garden

SORBUS ARIA LUTESCENS WHITEBEAM 6 foot £15 Very striking tree in early spring when its creamy-white leaves appear on purple shoots. In summer, these turn grey-green. Clusters of white flowers appear early summer followed by orange-red fruits in autumn. 20ft x 15ft (6m x 4.6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 40ft (12m).

SORBUS CHINESE LACE half standard £25 An upright tree with deeply cut, dark green pinnate leaves which have a lace-like appearance. The bunches of white flowers are produced in late spring followed by orange-red berries in autumn. This is an unusual variety that only grows to an eventual height of 6m (19ft 6in) so is ideal for a small garden.

SORBUS CASHMIRINIANA 5 TO 6 feet £19.50 S. cashmiriana is a deciduous large shrub or small tree. In spring, clusters of pink flowers appear, followed by white fruits in autumn that last well into winter.

SORBUS JOSEPH ROCK 5 TO 6 feet £17.50 One of the finest yellow fruiting autumn trees. Erect compact tree bearing bunches of cream-white flowers in spring. Compound leaves with many leaflets turn beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn and form a perfect back-cloth to the clusters of globular fruits. These turn creamy-white to deep amber-yellow and remain on the tree well into winter. Deciduous. Prefers an acid to neutral soil.

SORBUS VILMORINII half standard £20 Elegant small deciduous tree with arching branches and graceful habit. Fern-like leaves turn orange and bronze-red in autumn. White flowers late spring followed by pendulous clusters of fruits ripening to rose-red in September, changing to pink then white flushed pink. Charming and suitable for smaller gardens. Prefers an acid to neutral soil. 8-12ft x 5-8ft (2.4-3.7m x 1.5-2.4m) in 20 years, ultimate height 30ft (9m)

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