Ornamental Trees

Gold Trusted Service Award 2018 21/02/2018
Company News, Uncategorized

Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

We’re delighted to have received the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award again this year. We use Feefo to gether reviews because it is an independent review platform and is impartial. Thank you to all our customers as we couldn’t have done it without you.

Autumn crab apples 25/09/2017
Japanese Maples, Top Picks

Rich Colours of Autumn

The seasons are changing and Autumn has officially begun. The bright colours of summer are fading and making way for the rich coloured foliage and berries of Autumn. Maple trees are well known for their Autumn foliage, with Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ and Acer rubrum ‘Sun Valley’ being particularly fine examples. Crab apples are going strong, with Malus Marble yielding large marbled fruits and Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ producing small, pretty dark-purple fruits. Liquidambar displays some of the finest Autumn foliage. The leaves of Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Lane Roberts’ turns stunning shades of... Read More

Japanese Maples, Ornamental Trees, Top Picks, Uncategorized

Fresh Foliage In Striking Colours And Shapes

The wave of Spring flowering trees may be passing, but there’s a plethora of fresh foliage in striking colours and shapes. Many Japanese Maples are in their prime. Acer palmatum ‘Beni Maiko’ has stunning green and pink-red marbled effect leaves at the moment, that will turn a fiery red for Autumn. Acer palmatum Dissectum Viridis has lime green lacey foliage right now. In Autumn it turns shades of gold. Alternatively, Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’ has pretty heart shaped leaves in a translucent yellow that will progress to a yellow-green... Read More

Around The Nursery Today, Uncategorized, Wildlife

Wildlife On Our Nursery

It’s a busy time on the nursery and it’s not just because we’re ardently packing trees. So far we’ve spotted: Bullfinch chicks in their nest Blackbird diligently guarding her eggs House Martins Swallows Wrens Dunnocks Plus various tits, finches, bees and butterflies

Bossom on 'Beni Chidori' 15/03/2017
Around The Nursery Today, Ornamental Trees, Uncategorized

Beautiful Blooms of ‘Beni chidori’

Japanese cherry and Japanese apricot trees are starting to come into bloom now that it’s spring. Prunus mume ‘Beni chidori’ is one of the first to come into flower and the glorious blooms of vivid pink flowers sitting on bare stems can be seen on full display right now. June Pearce, our marketing director, has a fine example of ‘Beni chidori” sitting outside her kitchen window. We asked June why she’d chosen this tree for such a prime position in her garden. June told us “It’s was planted 3 years ago... Read More

Cornus alba 'Sibirica' shrub 08/03/2017
Company News, Shrubs, Uncategorized

Colourful Stemmed Cornus Shrubs

We’ve expanded our range of shrubs to include a stunning choice of Cornus shrubs, or Dogwoods as they are commonly known. These really come into their own in the wintertime, when their leaves have fallen and their vibrant coloured stems are on full display. Cornus shrubs are hardy, grow well in most soil conditions and even tolerate the damp. After the first year, just remember to prune them hard around February or early March. This encourages them to produce lots of new growth which is where the vivid colours are... Read More

Feefo gold service award 16/02/2017
Company News, Uncategorized

Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

We’re overjoyed to receive the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award! We take great pride in the quality of our trees and strive to provide the best customer service possible. It’s great to receive this award as recognition for all our hard work. Feefo is a rating and review platform, working to build transparency online and help shoppers make more informed decisions. At Ornamental Trees, we value the feedback our customers leave and use it to improve our offering. We want to take this opportunity to thank you all as we... Read More

Ornamental Trees, Uncategorized

Give a Gift, Give a Tree

“My husband’s birthday trees arrived this morning and are stunningly beautiful. I’ve been buying presents for him for so long now that finding anything different and/or interesting is a struggle. I think I might just give up now because I’ll never be able to better this. Thank you so much for making it possible.” This is a recent email we received from a very happy customer that managed to find the perfect gift when she felt completely exhausted of ideas. And, although Christmas may be over, there’s still a full... Read More

Around The Nursery Today, Ornamental Trees, Top Picks, Uncategorized

The last of the Autumn Colours – Around the Nursery Today

We’ve been strolling around the nursery today, appreciating the last of the autumn colours, before the cold weather relieves the trees of their leaves and they disappear until next year. We’ve found a collection of stunning, dramatic leaves that we think deserve a mention for their impressive autumn display. Malus Evereste Tree (Flowering Crab Apple) This flowering crab apple tree displays small, electric yellow leaves in the autumn, which provide a wonderful canvas for the flushed crab apples, beaming with shades of orange, red and yellow. The leaves are simple... Read More

Ornamental Trees, Uncategorized

Why should you choose a Native Tree?

There are endless reasons why native trees are a great choice for your garden, not including the wonderfully striking aesthetic impact that they provide.   By choosing a native species, immediately you are selecting a tree with a better chance of survival and success. This is because these trees have adapted to local climates and specific regional conditions. These developments include a resistance to certain diseases and pests and in some cases, even a tolerance of other environmental forces, such as pollution. This makes the tree a fairly low maintenance... Read More