Ornamental Trees Blog

21/08/2018
Fruit Trees & Bushes

New Patio Fruit Trees

We’re excited to announce we now offer a large range of patio fruit trees, so you can have fresh fruit right on your doorstep! Patios are often wonderfully sunny spots, making them the ideal place for growing a variety of fruit. Not only do these compact fruit trees provide a supply of fruit, they have pretty spring flowers that are best enjoyed up close on a patio. The top worked Garden Beauty nectarine and Garden Lady peach trees in our patio range both have gorgeous pink flowers and are worthy... Read More

Cherry blossom in 2018 24/04/2018
Around The Nursery Today

Following a late start due to the weather, the cherry blossom season is now in full swing.  There’s so many beautiful blooms that it’s impossible to pick a favourite. For small garden, Prunus incisa ‘Mikinori’ is ideal and can even be grown in a container. For real show stoppers, look no further than Prunus ‘Kanzan’ or Prunus ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’ with their glorious pink double flowers. For an unusual choice, Prunus ‘Pandora’ has beautiful flowers that contain multiple hues of pink.

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

12/06/2017
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

06/06/2017
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