P-Z

PARROTIA PERSICA – Persian Ironwood

Deciduous, spreading, short trunked tree with flaking, grey and fawn bark. Rich green leaves turn yellow, orange and red in autumn. Small, red flowers are borne on bare wood in early spring. Requires full sun and moist soil.

PAULOWNIA TOMENTOSA – Foxglove Tree

Deciduous. Exquisite foxglove-like pale lilac flowers. Very large leaves, especially on hard pruned plants. Flowers are formed in the autumn, but do not open until following spring. Sheltered, well-drained site, full sun is needed to get flowers.

PINUS RADIATA – Monterey Pine

Very fast growing large conifer, conical when young, domed when mature.  Black bark contrasts well with soft bright green leaves.  Does well in coastal areas.

PINUS SYLVESTRIS – Austrian Pine

Broadly crowned conifer with well spaced branches, often with several stems.  Paired dark green leaves are densley tufted.  Tolerates an exposed site.

PLATANUS ORIENTALIS ‘CUNEATA’ – Oriental Plane

Large stately tree. Attractive dappled and flaking bark, leaves deeply lobed and serrated. Bears bristly fruit clusters.

PLATANUS X HISPANICA – London Plane

A large fairly quick growing tree. Has a large maple-like leaf. The bark on maturing trees is patchy and mottled providing winter interest. The round burr-like fruit hang in clusters from early summer until the following spring. Will succeed in any reasonable soil, although will not reach full size on shallow chalks. Very tolerant of atmospheric pollution and severe pruning /pollarding. Will grow in sun or light shade.

PLATANUS X HISPANICA ‘PYRAMIDALIS’ – London Plane

Vigorous, deciduous, vase shaped tree with ornamental, flaking bark. Has large, sharply lobed leaves. Spherical fruit clusters hang from shoots in autumn. Thrives best in direct sun. Prefers well drained soil.

POPLARS - Some of the fastest growing of all trees. Their surface rooting and rapid growth make them unsuitable for planting near to buildings or drains. They thrive in most types of soil even wet and boggy areas. On shallow chalks poplars tend to become chlorotic and are short lived. All poplars can be kept to a reasonable size by pollarding.

 

POPULUS ALBA – White Poplar

Large suckering tree, deciduous .The wavy margined or lobed leaves are dark green above and have white undersides, which are particularly noticeable when ruffled with the wind. Yellow autumnal colours. An excellent tree in exposed sites, particularly coastal areas. Succeeded in any soils, even wet. Can be cut and retained as a large shrub.

POPULUS ALBA ‘RAKET’ – Silver Poplar

Deciduous, upright, narrow tree. Leaves, often lobed, are dark green with white undersides. In autumn the foliage turns yellow. Thrives in moist soil with full sun. Height 7m. Spread 2m.

POPULUS BALSAMIFERA – Balsam Poplar

A striking, spreading form of poplar, producing angled shoots and broad, heart-shaped leaves, which when unfolding scent the air with balsam. Ultimately a very large tree – but can be pollarded – excellent for heavy clay soils – but avoid areas near drains, buildings or soakaways, where it’s spreading roots may cause problems.

POPULUS NIGRA – Black Poplar

EAST ANGLIAN PROVENANCE TREES. Deciduous, large tree. Now the rarest native timber tree. Dense, upswept branches of straight shoots, heavily fissured bark – dark grey/brown in colour. Deep red or green catkins around end of March. Prefers wet conditions.

POPULUS NIGRA ‘ITALICA’ – Lombardy Poplar

Very fast growing, deciduous, narrowly columnar tree with erect branches, diamond shaped, bright green leaves, and red catkins in mid spring.

POPULUS TREMULA – Aspen

Fast growing, suckering tree. Has rounded leaves which appear late in spring and hang on late into the autumn when they turn a clear yellow. Leaves tremble and quiver in the slightest breeze, hence the name. Long grey catkins cloth the stems in late winter-early spring. Wood used for making matches.

POPULUS TREMULA ‘PENDULA’ -Weeping Aspen

Beautiful small weeping tree with leaves turning butter yellow and hanging late into autumn. Long purple catkins in February. Tolerates any soil including wet & boggy. Limited stock.

POPULUS X CANADENSIS ‘AURORA’ – Variegated Poplar

A striking, spreading form of poplar, producing angled shoots and broad, heart-shaped leaves, which when unfolding scent the air with balsam.  Foliage is boldly variegated, creamy-white and pink tinged when young, gradually turning green as it matures.  Best pruned hard every other February to encourage young, coloured foliage.

 

FLOWERING CHERRIES – Our selected varieties prefer a sunny site in a reasonably fertile garden soil, chalk or limy soils are not a problem. All are easily cultivated. Have good spring and autumnal displays. Prune only in late summer to ensure cuts heal before winter. All need a well-drained soil.

 

PRUNUS ‘ACCOLADE’

An outstanding deciduous, spreading tree with clusters of deep pink buds opening to semi-double, pale pink flowers in early spring. Toothed, mid- green leaves turn orange-red in autumn.

PRUNUS ‘AMANOGAWA’

Deciduous, upright, columnar tree. Bears fragrant, semi-double, pale pink flowers in late spring. Oblong to oval, pointed, green/bronze later dark green leaves turn orange and red in autumn.

PRUNUS AVIUM – Wild Cherry, Gean or Mazzard

Our native woodland cherry. Deciduous, spreading tree with smooth grey bark turning mahogany-red, peeling and deeply fissured with age. Sprays of single white flowers in the spring. Dark green leaves turn red and yellow in the autumn. Fruits are small red/purple, bitter to taste but loved by birds.

PRUNUS AVIUM ‘PLENA’ – Double Gean

A double form of the above. Deciduous, spreading tree with reddish brown bark and masses of double pure white flowers in Spring. Dark green foliage turns red in Autumn.

PRUNUS CERASIFERA ‘PENDULA’ – Cherry Plum

Deciduous, small, round-headed weeping tree. Pale pink/ white flowers borne in profusion from early to mid-spring on bare stems before leaves appear. Any reasonable soil in sun or part shade.

PRUNUS CERASIFERA ‘PISSARDII’ – Purple Leaved Plum

Deciduous, small, round-headed tree with deep purple leaves, red when young. Pink flowers borne in profusion from early to mid-spring on bare stems before leaves appear. Occasionally plum like fruits are produced – these are edible.

PRUNUS CERASIFERA ‘TRAILBLAZER’

White flowers, pink in bud appear in great profusion in March and early April. Large leaves become bronze-green above. Mature trees bear red plums in some years.

PRUNUS CERASUS ‘RHEXII’ – Sour Cherry

Small, deciduous, bushy tree. Dark, slender stems. Dense clusters of double, showy, white flowers, followed in late April or May red/black fruits, acid to the taste.

PRUNUS ‘FRAGRANT CLOUD’

Strong ascending habit.  Suitable for medium to large gardens.  White, semi-double flowers in spring, which turn pinkish as they fade.  The flowers are richly scented.

PRUNUS ‘ICHIYO’

An excellent tree for a small garden. Very profuse flowers that are semi-double and pale pink opening from dark pink buds – set against bronze-green young foliage. Best in well-drained soil. Ht to 5m.

PRUNUS ‘KANZAN’

A strong growing popular ornamental cherry with characteristic stiffly ascending branches when young, later spreading. Bears large, showy double pink flowers in April. Young leaves coppery-red/ reddish-brown.

PRUNUS MACKII ‘AMBER BEAUTY’ – Manchurian Cherry

A rare vigorous tree, with shining golden brown, flaking bark. Symmetrical form with slightly ascending branches. In April, small white flowers are carried in irregular racemes from last year’s shoots.

PRUNUS ‘OKAME’

One of the very best of the spring—flowering trees. Masses of carmine-pink flowers appear in March – good autumn colour on a small compact tree. Most soils as long as they are not waterlogged.

PRUNUS PADUS – Bird Cherry

Deciduous, spreading tree, conical when young. Fragrant almond scented white flowers in pendant spikes during late spring, followed by small, black fruits late summer. Dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn.

PRUNUS PADUS ‘COLORATA’ – Purple Leaf Bird Cherry

A deciduous tree with dark purplish shoots, coppery-purple young foliage and pale pink flowers. The leaves in summer are green with purple-tinged veins and undersurfaces.

PRUNUS PADUS ‘GRANDIFLORA’ – Bird Cherry

Deciduous, spreading tree conical when young. Bears fragrant, white flowers in great profusion during late spring, followed by small, black fruits in late summer. Dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn.

 

PRUNUS PADUS ‘PURPLE QUEEN’ – Purple Bird Cherry

Coppery-purple young foliage on dark purple shoots. Very attractive pale pink flowers. In summer leaves are metallic bronze. Unusual variety.

PRUNUS ‘PANDORA’ – Pandora Cherry

Deciduous tree, upright when young, later spreading. Massed, pale shell pink flowers appear in March/April. Leaves are bronze when young dark green in summer and often orange and red in autumn.

PRUNUS ‘PINK PERFECTION’

Deciduous, upright vase shaped tree. Dark red buds open to double rosy pink flowers in late spring. Oval leaves are bronze when young, dark green in summer.

PRUNUS ‘ROYAL BURGUNDY’

A small tree with glossy deep purple foliage, and double rose-pink flowers in May. In effect a purple-flowered Kanzan. Suitable for most soils except waterlogged.

PRUNUS SALICINA ‘METHLY’ – Japanese Plum

A small tree with shiny twigs in winter – masses of small white flowers in April.  Fabulous red autumn colour – for any well-drained soil.  Red fruits ideal for preserves. Height to 4m.

PRUNUS SARGENTII – Sargents Cherry

Considered by many to be the most attractive of chaerries.  Deciduous, small/medium, spreading tree.  Oval, dark green leaves are red when young, turning brilliant orange-red in early autumn.  Clusters of single pink flowers appear in late March, early April.

PRUNUS SERRULA ‘KIKU SHIDARE ZAKURA’ – Weeping Japanese Cherry

Deciduous, small tree with horizontal, arching branches often weeping to the ground. Pale pink flowers in late March and early April.

PRUNUS SERRULA ‘TIBETICA’ – Tibetan Cherry

Semi -erect later becoming broad and arching. Grown especially for its mahogany rich red polished bark that peels away in horizontal bands leaving a smooth surface clean surface.

PRUNUS ‘SHIROFUGEN’

Deciduous, spreading tree with bronze-red leaves turning orange-red in autumn. Pale pink buds open to fragrant, double, white blooms that turn pink before they fade in late spring. Requires full sun and well-drained soil.

PRUNUS ‘SHIROTAE’ – Mount Fuji

Beautiful cherry with slightly drooping branches. Flowers are very large, single or semi-double, white and fragrant, appearing among the soft green new foliage in long, drooping clusters. Leaves are distinctively fringed.

PRUNUS ‘SHOGETSU’

Small tree with wide spreading branches forming a broad crown. Long stalked clusters of pink-tinted buds hang all along the branches, opening to pure white double flowers.

PRUNUS ‘SHOSAR’

A strong-growing, rather fastigiate tree. Flowers single, clear pink and appear early in the year. Wonderful autumn colours.

PRUNUS SUBHIRTELLA ‘AUTUMNALIS’ – Winter-Flowering Cherry

A small tree producing semi-double white/blush flowers, intermittently from November to March. Good autumn foliage colour.

PRUNUS SUBHIRTELLA ‘AUTUMNALIS PENDULA RUBRA’ – Single Pink Weeping Cherry

A weeping Japanese cherry with masses of semi-double rose-pink flowers in late March and April.  Orange autumn colour.

PRUNUS SUBHIRTELLA ‘AUTUMNALIS ROSEA’ – Winter Flowering Cherry

Deciduous, small tree producing semi-double blush flowers, intermittently from November to March. Foliage has good autumnal colours.

PRUNUS ‘TAI HAKU’ – Great White Cherry

A vigorous, deciduous, spreading tree. Very large, single, pure white flowers are borne in mid spring among bronze-red, young leaves that mature to dark green. Requires full sun and well-drained soil.

PRUNUS ‘UKON’

Vigorous, deciduous, spreading tree. Semi- double, pale greenish white flowers open from pink buds in mid-spring amid pale bronze, young foliage that later turns dark green.

PRUNUS ‘UMENIKO’

Deciduous flowering cherry. Fastigiate when young, broadening with age. Growing up to about 6m in height. Green leaves unfold at about the same time as the single white blossom shows in April. Any reasonable soil in sun or part shade. Good autumnal colours.

PRUNUS VIRGINIANA ‘SCHUBERT’

Conical, upright small tree. Glossy dark green leaves slowly turn dark red-purple in summer. Dense, long clusters of white, cup-shaped flowers are borne in spring, followed by round reddish-purple fruits.

PRUNUS X BILIRIANA

A plum -apricot hybrid. Makes a small deciduous round headed densely twigged tree. Young leaves rich bronze paling later. Semi double rosy pink flowers in March. Any well drained soil in sun or part shade. Prune only when in leaf.

PRUNUS X SCHMITTII

Narrow conical fast growing cherry up to 8m. Pale pink flowers in spring. Polished brown bark is an attraction all year. Any reasonable soil that is well drained in sun or part shade.

PRUNUS X YEDOENSIS ‘PENDULA’ – Weeping Cherry

A small tree with horizontal and arching branches often weeping to the ground. Flowers pale pink in late March and early April.

PRUNUS YOSHINO ‘PENDULA’ – Weeping Cherry

Deciduous, round-headed tree with spreading weeping branches and profuse clusters of sweetly-scented white flowers with a yellow centre in late March and early April.  Excellent autumn colour, yellow with orange tints in most years.  Prefers well drained soil.

ORNAMENTAL PEARS – Once established are tolerant of drought, moisture and smoke pollution. Succeeding on all types of fertile soil.

 

PYRUS CALLERYANA ‘CHANTICLEER’ – Ornamental Pear Tree

Deciduous, conical tree retaining an egg shaped head. Shining, glossy leaves that turn red or maroon in autumn and remain on tree very late, occasionally through winter. Sprays of small pure white flowers appear throughout winter and in spring. A neat, tidy formal tree with a dense head.

PYRUS COMMUNIS – Common Pear

A deciduous, narrowly conical tree. Oval, glossy, dark green leaves often turn red in autumn. Bears 5-petalled, white flowers, from mid to late spring as the leaves emerge, followed by small, brownish fruits. Does best in sun and needs well-drained soil.

PYRUS COMMUNIS ‘BEECH HILL’ – Common Pear

Upright growing tree remaining ‘spire -like’ even with age so casts very little shade. Leaves are small and shiny and have good autumn colour. Covered with masses of white ‘ pear- like ‘blossom in spring.

PYRUS NIVALIS – Snow Pear

Deciduous small tree with ascending branches. Pure white flowers are produced simultaneously in April with the wooly white young leaves. Excellent silver foliage. Produces small, round yellow-green fruits.

PYRUS SALICIFOLIA ‘PENDULA’ – Willow Leafed Pear

Deciduous, weeping, mound-shaped tree with white flowers in mid-spring. Narrow, silver/ grey leaves. Ideal for a small garden and can be clipped to form an umbrella shape.

 

OAKS- Medium and large long-lived trees really for the large garden. They prefer rich deep soils and are mostly lime tolerant, although they do not do well on shallow chalk soil (except Quercus cerris, Quercus ilex).

QUERCUS CERRIS – Turkey Oak

One of the fastest growing, of the oak family. Good on chalky soils and in coastal exposed areas. Fully hardy, spreading tree of stately habit. Coarsely toothed leaves slightly rough to touch.

QUERCUS COCCINEA – Scarlet Oak

This deciduous, round headed tree has glossy dark green leaves, which have deeply cut lobes ending in slender teeth. In the autumn, they turn bright red. Thrives best in full sun and well-drained soil. Limited stock.

QUERCUS ILEX – Holm Oak or Evergreen Oak

Evergreen, round headed tree. Frost hardy. Glossy dark green leaves are silvery grey when young and very variably but similar to holly, hence the name. Young growth is woolly and this with the pendulous yellow catkins in June creates a true spectacle. Thrives on shallow chalk and is excellent for an exposed, or coastal position.

QUERCUS PALUSTRIS – Pin Oak

Fast-growing, deciduous, spreading tree with slender branches and pendulous tips, which droop gracefully at their extremities. Deeply lobed green leaves, a shiny green on both surfaces, which turn a bright scarlet in autumn. Grows best in well-drained soil.

QUERCUS PETRAEA – Durmast/Sessile Oak

Deciduous, spreading tree. Oblong, lobed, leathery, dark green leaves with yellow stalks.

QUERCUS PHELLOS – Willow Oak

Deciduous, spreading tree of elegant habit. Narrow, willow-like, pale green leaves turn yellow, then brown in the autumn. Thrives best in well-drained soil & a sunny spot.

QUERCUS ROBUR – Common English Oak

A large long-lived tree. Deciduous, spreading, rugged tree. Fully hardy. Bears oblong, wavy, lobed, dark green leaves. Supports the greatest number of varieties of insect life of any of our native trees so excellent wildlife value. Suffolk provenance trees are available, please enquire.

QUERCUS ROBUR ‘FASTIGIATA’ – Cypress Oak

Deciduous upright, columnar tree of dense habit carrying lobed dark green leaves. Sun or part shade and any reasonable soil. Height approx. 16m.

QUERCUS RUBRA – Red Oak

Fairly fast-growing, deciduous, spreading tree. Attractively lobed leaves, often large, are deep green becoming red in autumn – hence name. Tolerant of most soils – not waterlogged, and most sites even industrial. Will not give best colour on limey soils.

ROBINIAS – Attractive, fast growing trees particularly known for their attractive shaped leaves and pendant racemes of pea-like flowers. All are hardy, tolerate pollution and prefer a dry sunny site sheltered from winds – as the wood is brittle and could snap.

ROBINIA ‘CASQUE ROUGE’ – Pink Cascade

A deciduous and small tree with a profusion of large, purplish-pink fragrant flowers. Bark is rugged and deeply furrowed. Leaflets are green, with downy undersides. Any reasonable soil in sun or part shade.

ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA ‘FRISIA’ – Yellow Acacia

Deciduous, upright, fast growing tree. Leaves divided into oval leaflets, golden yellow when young, greenish-yellow in summer and orange-yellow in autumn. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Not a tree for an exposed position, as the rapid growth of the tree makes the branches prone to snapping.

ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA ‘INTERMIS’ – Mop Top

A very tough ‘globe-headed’ tree with a dense head of fine branches.  Soft textured, mild green, pinnate leaves approx 20cm long turn yellow in autumn.  Occasionally produces creamy-white pea-like flowers.  Good in most positions and soil except wet ones.

ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA ‘LACE LADY’

A highly ornamental small tree, lacy leaves are curled along with the shoots. The leaves are a fresh green all summer long. Suitable for small gardens or growing in containers. Sun or partial shade preferred.

ROBINIA X SLAVINII ‘HILLIERII’ – Rose Acacia

A deciduous and small tree with a profusion of large, lilac-pink fragrant flowers in May/June. Excellent tree for a small garden developing into a small elegant tree with delicate foliage. Any reasonable, well drained soil in sun or part shade.

WILLOWS – Like Poplars, Willows should be sited away from drains and buildings.  The genus is very wide and varied.  Most prefer a good loamy soil and flourish in damp situations, and can be grown into large trees or coppiced or pollarded to restrain size.

SALIX CAPREA PENDULA – Kilmarnock Willow

A native species.  Deciduous, large, bushy shrub or small/medium tree.  Fully hardy.  Oval leaves are dark green above, grey beneath.  Catkins are borne in spring before foliage emerges.  Male catkins are larger and yellow, female catkins are smaller and silver.

SALIX ELAEAGNOS – Hoary Willow

Notable for its striking stem colour.  Sometimes called the Rosemary Willow because of the narrow leaves.

SALIX MATSUDANA TORTUOSA – Dragons Claw Willow

Fast-growing, deciduous, small, upright conical growing tree with curiously twisted shoots and contorted, narrow, tapering, bright green leaves. Thrives best in moist soil conditions and prefers full sun.

SALIX PURPUREA ‘PENDULA’ – Weeping Purple Osier

Graceful, medium to large, deciduous shrub with long, arching, pendula often purplish shoots. Leaves narrowly oblong, dull green above paler or glaucous beneath. Slender catkins produced all along the shoots in spring before the leaves. Trained as a standard it will form a charming small weeping tree, will grow well in ordinary loamy soil, but will thrive in moist conditions.

SALIX X SEPULCRALIS ‘CHRYSOCOMA’ – Golden Weeping Willow

Deciduous, wide spreading tree with slender, pendulous, yellow shoots falling to the ground as a curtain. Yellow green, young leaves mature to mid green. Catkins, which are both male and female, appear with the leaves in April. A large tree needing space.

 

SEQUOIA SEMPERVIRENS – Californian Redwood

A very large evergreen tree, which can grow to over 100m. Thick fibrous reddish outer bark. Branches slightly drooping and yew like. Pendulous cones on more mature trees. Any reasonable soil even chalk.

SORBUS– Easily grown in any well-drained, fertile soil. All our selection bare attractive flowers in spring followed by various fruits according to variety. Yellow and white fruiting varieties hold their fruits longer into the winter than the red or orange fruiting varieties. All have ornamental foliage giving brilliant autumnal colours – divided into Whitebeams and Rowans (Mountain Ash)

 

WHITEBEAMS Especially good for windswept or coastal areas or industrial/areas of pollution. Best choice for chalky soil.

SORBUS ARIA – Common Whitebeam

A deciduous, medium spreading tree. Upper surface of leaves are covered with white down, which gives a silver effect in spring, becoming grey/green by late summer.

SORBUS ARIA ‘CHRYSOPHYLLA’ – Golden Whitebeam

Leaves yellowish throughout summer, particularly effective in spring, becoming a rich butter-yellow in autumn. A less vigorous form.

SORBUS ARIA ‘LUTESCENS’ – Silver Leaved Whitebeam

Deciduous, spreading tree. Upper surface of leaves are covered with white down which gives a silver effect in spring, becoming grey/ green by late summer. Small white flowers in spring, followed by orange-red berries. Will tolerate heavy clay, acid, alkaline, town or coast.

SORBUS ARIA ‘MAGNIFICA’

Upright, deciduous tree, with large glossy green leaves, white beneath, giving an almost tropical feel and large clusters of scarlet red fruits. Looks bright, fresh and glossy all season.

SORBUS ARIA ‘MAJESTICA’

Deciduous, small/medium tree from the Whitebeam family. Compact round head of branches. Large elliptic leaves, greenish white to bright green, 10-15cm long. Deep crimson fruits in autumn.

SORBUS HYBRIDA ‘FASTIGIATA’

A distinctive small tree with an oval head and tightly packed ascending branches. Dull green lobed and toothed leaves, clusters of scarlet berries.

SORBUS INTERMEDIA – Swedish Whitebeam

Deciduous, broad headed, dense tree. Broadly oval, deeply lobed, dark green leaves. Carries clusters of small white flowers in late spring, rounded orange/red fruits in autumn.

SORBUS THIBETICA ‘JOHN MITCHELL’

The largest member of the Whitebeam family. Forms a tall, broad rounded head with very large almost round, grey felty leaves. Clusters of creamy white flowers in spring followed by brown fruits.

SORBUS TORMINALIS – Wild Service Tree

An attractive tree, with ascending branches, spreading with age, scaly bark and brown twigs, downy when young. Most distinguished by its large, sharply and deeply-lobed, maple-like leaves, shining dark green above, downy beneath at first, turning bronzy-yellow in autumn. Large russety-brown fruits follow flowers produced in June.

ROWANS (MOUNTAIN ASH) – Good for poor soils and exposed sites. Excellent wildlife value and long season of interest trees.

SORBUS ‘APRICOT QUEEN’

A small tree, with neatly cut, bright green foliage, which colours richly in autumn. Fruits are large, apricot-yellow and hang in large clusters.

SORBUS AUCUPARIA – Mountain Ash or Rowan

Deciduous, spreading tree. Leaves have mid green leaflets that turn red or yellow in autumn. Bears white flowers in spring and bright red fruits in autumn. Very tolerant of extreme acidity.

SORBUS AUCUPARIA ‘ASPLENIFOLIA’ – Cut Leafed Mountain Ash

An elegant upright shapely tree with deeply cut and toothed leaflets, giving leaves a fern-like effect. Bears deep rich crimson fruits in autumn. Outstanding variety.

SORBUS AUCUPARIA ‘CARDINAL ROYAL’

Deciduous, small/medium tree of upright habit. Mid green leaflets turning red/yellow in autumn. Profuse bright red fruits.

SORBUS AUCUPARIA ‘EDULIS’

Extremely hardy, strong growing, deciduous trees. Large leaves with broad leaflets. Bright orange fruits are large and edible, carried in heavy bunches.

SORBUS AUCUPARIA ‘FRUCTU LUTEO’ – Yellow Berried Rowan

A deciduous, small/medium, spreading tree. Leaves have mid-green leaflets that turn red or yellow in autumn. Bears white flowers in spring and unusual amber-yellow fruits in autumn. Very tolerant of extreme acidity.

SORBUS AUCUPARIA ‘ROSSICA MAJOR’ – Russian Mountain Ash

A hardy tree, easily grown in any well-drained fertile soil. An attractive tree with a broad head and upright branches. Flowers are white and appear in May and early June; these then turn into large, deep red fruit. Leave are a deep green which turn a rich autumn colour.

SORBUS AUCUPARIA ‘SHEERWATER SEEDLING’

Narrowly conical at first, with a compact ovoid head, broadening with age. The orange-red fruits are freely borne in large clusters.

SORBUS CASHMIRIANA – Kashmir Rowan

A small beautiful tree of open habit. Leaves are composed of 17-19 serrated leaflets, which turn rich yellow in autumn. Soft pale pink flowers appear in May, followed by large, glistening white, marble like fruits, which hang in loose clusters. These fruits remain on the tree long after the leaves have fallen. Limited stock.

SORBUS ‘CHINESE LACE’ – Cut Leaved Mountain Ash

Deciduous, small, upright tree. Leaves are deeply cut with divided leaflets, giving a lace-like effect, turning red-purple in autumn. Large clusters of dark red fruit.

SORBUS COMMIXTA – Japanese Rowan

Columnar when young, broadening slightly with maturity. The winter buds are long, sticky and pointed. Leaves, with 11-15 slender pointed leaflets are glabrous, glossy green above, coppery when young, colouring richly in autumn. Large erect bunches of small, globular red and orange-red fruits. One of the best for autumn colouring.

SORBUS COMMIXTA ‘EMBLEY’ – Chinese Scarlet Rowan

Generally colouring later, the leaves are consistently a glowing red in autumn, remaining on the branches longer.  Glistening orange-red fruits are borne in large, heavy clusters.

SORBUS ‘EASTERN PROMISE’ – Pink Berried Rowan

A small deciduous oval-headed tree of upright habit, the pinnate leaves are dark-green above turning to purple, then fiery orange in autumn. Fruits are deep rose pink in hanging clusters.

SORBUS HUPEHENSIS – Hupeh Rowan

Small but strong growing tree developing a bold, compact head of ascending, purple-brown branches.  Leaves distinctive bluish-green turning glorious red in autumn.  Fruits white or tinged pink, borne in loose, drooping branches lasting into late winter.

SORBUS ‘JOSEPH ROCK’ – Yellow Berried Mountain Ash

Deciduous, small/medium, upright tree. Bright green leaves composed of many leaflets turn orange, red and purple in autumn. White flowers in late spring are followed by large clusters of small creamy-yellow, later amber-yellow berries in late summer.

SORBUS SARGENTIANA – Sargent’s Rowan

A magnificent tree. Winter buds resemble the Horse Chestnut; they are large and sticky, but crimson. Leaves are large, up to 30cm long, composed of 7-11 slender-pointed leaflets, rich orange and red tints in autumn. Leaf stalks are red. Fruits are small and scarlet, produced in large rounded heads up to 15cm across. A slow growing outstanding specimen.

SORBUS X ARNOLDIANA SCHOUTEN

Another superb form of Mountain Ash. This variety has a compact head, that eventually fills out with age. Copious amounts of orange berries are carried in autumn.

SORBUS VILMORINII – Vilmorins Rowan

Deciduous, spreading, arching, elegant tree. Leaves of 9-14 pairs of dark green leaflets become orange or bronze red in autumn. Has white blooms in late spring and small, deep pink fruits in autumn.

SORBARONIA FALLEX ‘IVAN’S BEAUTY’

A fantastic small tree for late summer interest having large deep red berries held in clusters. Also has pinky-white flowers in spring and beautifully coloured autumn foliage. A stunning tree for any garden.

 

SYRINGA VULGARIS ‘BELLE DE NANCY’ – Lilac

Large panicles of purple buds, opening to beautiful double deep pink blooms in late spring which are strongly and sweetly scented.  Fully hardy.

SYRINGA VULGARIS ‘CHARLES JOLY’ – Lilac

Fragrant double lavender flowers, borne in dense, erect panicles during May. Requires any reasonable soil in a sunny position.

SYRINGA VULGARIS ‘KATHERINE HAVERNEYER’ – Lilac

An old fashioned double flowering lilac, lavender blue flowers in early summer.

SYRINGA VULGARIS ‘MME LEMOINEE’ – Lilac

Beautifully scented, large double white flowers in late spring / early summer, on heart-shaped, lush green leaves. Easy, minimal pruning.

SYRINGA VULGARIS ‘SENSATION’ – Lilac

Single, rich purple-red flowers have a distinct white edge.  These highly fragrant flowers appear in late spring.  Heart-shaped dark green leaves.

 

TAXODIUM DISTICHUM – Swamp Cypress

Deciduous, broadly conical conifer with small globose to ovoid cones. Yew-like, fresh green leaves turn rich brown in late autumn. Grows in a very wet site, producing special breathing roots. Requires full sun and wet soil conditions.

THUJA ORIENTALIS PYRAMADALIS ‘AUREA’ – Chinese Thuja

A handsome, compact golden-leaved conifer which is fairly slow growing.  It makes a narrow column with vertical, rippled layers of branches.  The scale-like leaves are fresh green maturing to yellow, gaining red shade in winter.  Rather more fastigiate than its name suggests.

 

LIMES – Also known as Linden trees. Medium to large sized trees. Very tolerant of hard pruning, hence they are often used for roadside planting and pleaching. Easily grown in all types of fertile soils and all situations. Tilia tomentosa and its forms are toxic to bees.

 

TILIA CORDATA – Small Leafed Lime

A native, deciduous, round headed tree. Has small heart shaped, glossy dark green leaves and small ivory white fragrant flowers in mid-summer.

TILIA CORDATA ‘ERECTA’

A selection of upright habit making a narrow oval crown. Small heart shaped glossy dark green leaves and small ivory white fragrant flowers in mid-summer.

TILIA CORDATA ‘GREENSPIRE’

An American selection of upright habit with a narrow oval crown. Spice scented flowers.

TILIA CORDATA ‘WINTER ORANGE’

A lovely form of the Small Leaved Lime, selected for its brilliant orange-red winter shoots.

TILIA HENRYANA – Henry’s Lime

Very rare medium sized tree. Leaves broad, long and oval, edged with conspicuous bristle-like teeth, softly downy and are often carmine-tinged when young. Flowers in autumn.

TILIA PLATYPHYLLOS – Broad-leaved Lime

A large, vigorous tree of rounded habit with downy shoots. Leaves are roundish-ovate, sharply toothed, downy above and densely so beneath. Flowers appearing in late June or early July.

TILIA PLATYPHYLLOS ‘AUREA’

Large vigorous tree of rounded habit with downy shoots. Young shoots yellow, later pale yellow/olive green. Flowers late June early July. Liable to scorch in full sun, but needs some sun to retain its’ yellow leaf colour.

TILIA TOMENTOSA ‘PETIOLARIS’ – Weeping Silver Lime

One of the most beautiful of all the weeping trees. A large, round headed tree with graceful sweeping branches. Leaves are long stalked, ovate to rounded, sharply toothed, dark green above and white-felted beneath, rustling and turning in the wind. Tiny flowers, richly scented, but toxic to bees. Not usually pollarded.

ELMS – These hardy, stately trees thrive in almost any soil and exposed positions.

ULMUS CAMPERDOWNII PENDULA – Camperdown Elm

Deciduous, small, neat compact tree with pendulous branches forming a dome shaped head.  Leaves are coarsely toothed and short-stalked.  Red flowers in late winter followed by white fruits that crowd the branches in early spring.

 

ZELKOVA SERRATA – Japanese Zelkova

A deciduous medium/large spreading tree with sharply toothed, finely pointed green leaves. Stunning bronze/red autumnal colours. Smooth grey, later flaking bark.

Our Ornamental & Native Tree Product Range

A-E

Read more

F-J

Read more

K-O

Read more

P-Z

Read more