Trees in Containers

Bigger trees are offered for sale in different shapes. To the outsider the way these are graded can seem complicated, so please see the tree size guide.

To buy trees, or check stock or sizes, please call 01777 702422 or email Chris and the team at enquiries@greenmiletrees.co.uk

  • Acer campestre Elsrijk

    Acer campestre Elsrijk: A Dutch selection of the field maple, with a tight neatly growing habit. Popular for street planting etc.

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  • Acer platanoides Crimson King

    Acer platanoides Crimson King

    Acer platanoides Crimson King

    Acer platanoides Crimson King: A reliable purple leaved tree, with contrasting small yellow flowers and crimson emerging foliage, well tried and tested.

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  • Acer platanoides Crimson Sentry

    Acer platanoides Crimson Sentry: Narrow upright tree, purple red leaves, retaining its excellent columnar shape with age. Becoming a firm favourite.

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  • Aesculus hippocastanum

    Aesculus hippocastanum: Horse chestnut. Wonderful large tree, with spectacular creamy candles of flowers in May. Bold leaves, followed by conkers. Easy to grow.

     

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  • Amelanchier grandiflora Robin Hill

    Amelanchier grandiflora Robin Hill

    Amelanchier grandiflora Robin Hill

    Amelanchier grandiflora Robin Hill: A more upright form of Snowy Mespilus, the flowers are pink to start with, turning white later. Good autumn colour.

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  • Betula Nigra

    Betula nigra

    Betula Nigra

    Betula Nigra: 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.

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  • Betula pendula

    Betula pendula: Silver Birch. A medium sized native, it loves dry soils. White stems and trunk, becoming attractively rough with age. Much loved by native insects.

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  • Betula pendula Youngii

    Betula pendula Youngii

    Betula pendula Youngii

    Betula pendula Youngii: Young’s weeping birch. A small strongly weeping tree, steadily attaining great character with its gnarled white bark. A fine focal point. Tolerant of most soils.

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  • Betula utilis Jacquemontii

    Betula utilis Jacquemontii: 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.

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  • Carpinus betulus

    Carpinus betulus: Common hornbeam. One of the best and most popular pleached trees. It also makes a very good hedge which is easy to grow and not particular about soil type.

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  • Carpinus betulus fastigiata

    Carpinus betulus fastigiata

    Carpinus betulus fastigiata

    Carpinus betulus fastigiata: A narrow form of the common hornbeam, it is smaller than the type, with closer compact leaves. Slim as a youngster, it broadens out with age. Like the rest of us.

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  • Catalpa bignonioides Aurea

    Catalpa bignonioides Aurea

    Catalpa bignonioides Aurea

    Catalpa bignonioides Aurea: Golden Indian bean tree. A medium sized tree, with beautifully bold soft yellow leaves. Flowers etc. similar to the type.

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  • Crataegus laevigata Paul’s Scarlet

    Crataegus laevigata Paul’s Scarlet: Scarlet Hawthorn. A small to medium ornamental tree, tolerant of most sites. Double red flowers cover the branches in early summer, making this about the best red flowered small tree there is, reliable and striking. Good for wildlife.

    Available sizes 12-18cm girth.

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  • Crataegus lavallei

    Crataegus lavallei: A small ornamental thorn tree, tough and tolerant. The glossy oval leaves are dark green, and hang on well into winter. White flowers are borne abundantly in May, followed by good sized scarlet red berries in autumn and winter.

    Available sizes 12-18cm girth.

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  • Crataegus monogyna Stricta

    Crataegus monogyna Stricta: This selected clone of the common hawthorn has a strongly upright habit. It is as tough and tolerant as the rest of the thorns.

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  • Crataegus prunifolia umbrella

    Crataegus prunifolia Umbrella

    Crataegus prunifolia umbrella

    Crataegus prunifolia Umbrella: As a tree or an umbrella shape.

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  • Davidia involucrata

    Davidia involucrata: Dove tree; Handkerchief tree: Spectacular in early summer, when large white bracts festoon the branches. A tough medium sized tree, it does well on any good soil.

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  • Fagus sylvatica

    Fagus sylvatica: Common beech. A great alternative to Hornbeam. Beech love lighter, well drained soils. Superb as pleached or cloud pruned specimens. Beech also makes a fantastic hedge.

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  • Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea

    Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea: Purple beech, Copper beech. A large tree with striking vivid purple foliage, turning copper in the autumn.

     

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  • Fagus sylvatica Dawyck

    Fagus sylvatica Dawyck & Purpurea

    Fagus sylvatica Dawyck

    Fagus sylvatica Dawyck & Purpurea: Dawyck beech. A columnar upright tree, eventually quite large, excellent coppery gold autumn colour. Not fussy about pH, thrives in any but the heaviest soils

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  • Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Gold

    Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Gold: A medium sized tree. The growth habit is close and columnar. The leaves are fresh yellow when young, turning golden green later. Excellent for a formal design.

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  • Ginkgo biloba

    Ginkgo Biloba Maidenhair tree. A magnificent medium sized deciduous tree, tolerant of most soils and atmospheric pollutants. The leaves are a unique fan shape, turning to a rich butter yellow in autumn.

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  • Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst

    Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst

    Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst

    Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst: Honey locust, golden form. A medium deciduous tree, lacking the fierce thorns of the common type, tolerant of polluted air. The whole tree is a marvellous clear golden yellow in spring. A truly elegant specimen.

    Available sizes 10-16cm girth.

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  • Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata

    Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata: Broad leaved silver holly. A handsome female selection with white leaf margins and plenty of bright berries. Hollies are remarkably tolerant of a range of light or shady positions, polluted air or soil types.

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  • Ilex in variety

    Ilex in variety

    Ilex in variety

    Ilex: Holly. We can supply as pleached or standard.

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  • Juglans nigra

    Juglans nigra: Black walnut. A magnificent large tree. Tolerant of most soils. Big bold leaves make a wonderful sight in summer, and the deeply fissured bark of a mature specimen provide winter interest. Large round fruits are a treat for wildlife.

    Available sizes 12-20cm girth.

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  • Juglans regia

    Juglans regia: Common walnut. Medium to large tree, eventually yielding highly valued timber. Tolerant of most soil types. Striking bold leaves in summer are followed by the edible nuts, which are profuse in a good year.

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  • Koelreuteria paniculata

    Koelreuteria paniculata: Golden Rain. Bold pinnate leaves, with good yellow autumn colour. Bright yellow flowers, curious bladder fruits.

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  • Laburnum watereri Vossii

    Laburnum watereri Vossii: Golden rain. A small deciduous tree, tolerant of most soils. The round, trifoliate leaves have a silky, downy texture. Abundant long racemes of bright yellow flowers are borne in May. All parts of the tree are poisonous, especially the seeds.

    Available sizes 12-16cm girth.

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  • Ligustrum ex Superbum

    Ligustrum ex Superbum: Privet. We stock both Green and Gold evergreen Privet as standard trees. We also supply Green Privet as pleached trees.

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