Green Mile Trees grow a wide range of multi-stems, which are a very popular choice with landscape designers and discerning gardeners. Many multi-stemmed specimens we supply are 4 meters tall, giving instant impact. These mature plants are available both container grown and field grown, the latter being root-balled by our expert nursery staff.
Multi-stems are a particularly good choice for trees with attractive bark, and we have many superb specimens of birch, cherry, and snakebark maples, for example. It's a great way of providing year round interest, instantly brightening up a winter garden, or making a stunning backdrop for other dramatic garden plants or features.
We also supply native or amenity plants as multi-stems. These are much sought after by gardeners and designers who want to create a natural effect. Walk through a native wood and you will see many trees of great character and charm, rather than symmetry and formality. We supply a wide range of trees ideal for creating just this effect. So for instance, to create a copse or glade from scratch a landscape designer might use a few-semi mature multi-stems, and a few smaller ones, and some sapling trees, in a range of species, giving an instant and naturalistic woodland.
We have multi-stems as Field Grown (F) or in containers (C) or both
(F&C) - see below.
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Field Maple. Medium sized native tree. Good yellow autumn tints, full of rustic charm. Tolerant of most sites. F&C
Paperbark maple. A small tree, easy to grow. The bark is a beautiful peeling cinnamon brown, very characteristic and attractive. The typical small maple leaves turn good autumn colours. F&C
Small snake barked tree. Striking cream and green striations, with rich autumn colour and plentiful attractive fruits. C
Amelanchier lamarckii (multistem)
Snowy mespilus. A fabulous small deciduous tree, surprisingly tough. The young leaves are copper red, then green and finally a rich orange in autumn. Masses of racemes of white flowers in spring, with black fruits later. A fine choice for a medium to small garden. F&C
River birch. Medium tree, particularly useful for damp conditions. Striking finely peeling bark, almost apricot in colour, becoming attractively fissured with age. Bright green lozenge shaped leaves. F&C
Silver birch. A medium sized native, it loves dry soils. White stems and trunk, becoming attractively rough with age. Much loved by native insects. F&C
Betula utilis Jacquemontii
Betula Utilis Jacquemontii multistem
Himalayan birch. Fabulous brilliant white bark, slightly larger glossy lozenge shaped leaves. Quite rightly very popular. Eye catching all year round. Not fussy as to site. F&C
Our native hazel. Attractive long catkins in early spring, good yellow autumn colour. The nuts are popular with a wide range of wildlife. F&C
Flowering Crab. A small deciduous tree, easy to grow. In spring the pink buds burst into garlands of white flowers, which later form vivid orange fruits. C
Flowering Crab. A small deciduous tree, easy to grow. Young foliage bronze red, becoming greenish red later. Large deep rose flowers are followed by bright orange fruits. C
A small to medium-sized tree. Small pale flowers appear in spring with the slender delicate leaves. The glory of the tree is the bark: polished mahogany layers peel away in spiraling strands, revealing more vivid and shiny copper surfaces beneath. This is a fantastic tree for winter interest. F&C
Prunus subhirtella autumnalis
Autumn Cherry. A small attractive tree, which produces delicate white flowers through the winter. The bark is attractive, and the foliage takes on autumn tints before dropping. C
Goat willow, Sallow. Large native shrub, with prominent catkins. A host for lots of native insect species. F&C
Mountain ash, Rowan. A familiar small to medium native tree. Tolerates just about any well-drained site. Delicate-looking pinnate leaves, lots of white flowers carried in panicles in spring, then bunches of bright red or orange berries in autumn. Good autumn colour. Loved by birds and other wildlife. C