Acer campestre elegant: The tree grows to a height of < 15 m, and has a compact, slender, ovoid crown comprising ascending branches, making it particularly suitable as a street tree
Acer campestre Elsrijk: A Dutch selection of the field maple, with a tight neatly growing habit. Popular for street planting etc.
Acer celebration: Extremely hardy, versatile and low maintenance tree. Upright, pyramidal habit. Dark green, deeply lobed leaves turn yellow and red in autumn.
Acer platanoides Crimson King: A reliable purple leaved tree, with contrasting small yellow flowers and crimson emerging foliage, well tried and tested.
acer platanoides Drummondii: It has generously proportioned foliage, turning dark green as it matures, but maintaining its creamy-white outer edges.
Aesculus hippocastanum: Horse chestnut. Wonderful large tree, with spectacular creamy candles of flowers in May. Bold leaves, followed by conkers. Easy to grow.
Amelanchier grandiflora Robin Hill: A more upright form of Snowy Mespilus, the flowers are pink to start with, turning white later. Good autumn colour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea: Purple beech, Copper beech. A large tree with striking vivid purple foliage, turning copper in the autumn.
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