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Ornamental Trees

23/10/2019
Autumn/Winter, Ornamental Trees

The Best Trees For Autumn Colour

Many trees are awash with stunning autumn colours on their foliage, but which are the best? For very small gardens, Japanese Maples are fantastic. There is a huge choice in spring, summer and autumn foliage colours. Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Garnet’ and Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ are firm favourites for their bright scarlet autumn foliage. For autumn colour plus spring flowers, we recommend Amelanchier (Juneberry) and Flowering Cherry trees. The flowers vary in shades of white through to dark pink, with Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ known for flowering in winter. Crab Apple... Read More

25/06/2019
Ornamental Trees

Key Garden Trends for 2019

With several major flower shows of the year already wrapped up, it’s an ideal time to look at the trends that are emerging. Sustainability is prevalent in the media, so perhaps it is of little surprise that a key theme of Chelsea Flower Show was natural planting. Native flowering plants such as Foxglove (Digitalis), Dog rose (Rosa canina) and Primrose (Primula vulgaris) are ideal for attracting wildlife such as bees. With the opening of a brand new ‘Mindfulness Gardens’ category at Chatsworth Flower Show, many of the show gardens had... Read More

14/06/2019
Ornamental Trees, Spring/Summer

Summer Foliage Favourites

Flowers can be fleeting, but foliage is a key feature of trees for much of the year. The most obvious attributes of leaves are their colour and shape, which can vary wildly. Scent is also a feature in some species. The density of the foliage can be used to impact a garden, with an airy canopy creating dappled shade and dense foliage used to create privacy or reduce noise. Here are five of our favourite trees for foliage right now: Cercidiphyllum japonicum – the heart shaped leaves can take on... Read More

29/11/2018
Autumn/Winter, Ornamental Trees, Small Gardens

Five Fantastic Evergreen Trees For Small Gardens

In small gardens, it’s important for trees to pull their weight by providing plenty of interest. You may think you have to decide between deciduous trees with seasonal interest and evergreen trees that offer year round colour. Luckily, that’s not true and here we tell you about some of our favourite feature-packed small evergreen trees: Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ – If you’ve not come across it already, you may be surprised that there is an evergreen tree with profuse blue flowers. Arbutus unedo – Evergreen leaves, urn-shaped flowers and unusual ornamental... Read More

Autumn crab apples 25/09/2017
Around The Nursery Today, Autumn/Winter, Cherry Blossom Trees, Japanese Maples, Ornamental Trees

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, Spring/Summer

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

Bossom on 'Beni Chidori' 15/03/2017
Around The Nursery Today, Cherry Blossom Trees, Ornamental Trees, Spring/Summer

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

07/01/2015
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

26/11/2014
Around The Nursery Today, Autumn/Winter, Ornamental Trees

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