Shrubs & Multistems

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.

To buy shrubs or multi-stems or to check availability and sizes, please call 01777 702422 or email Chris and the team at enquiries@greenmiletrees.co.uk

  • Acer campestre M/S

    Acer campestre: Field Maple. Medium sized native tree. Good yellow autumn tints, full of rustic charm. Tolerant of most sites.

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  • Acer davidii M/S

    Acer davidii: Small snake barked tree. Striking cream and green striations, with rich autumn colour and plentiful attractive fruits.

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  • Acer griseum

    Acer griseum

    Acer griseum

    Acer griseum: 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.

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  • Acer palm Osakazuki

    Acer palm Osakazuki: Sensational autumn colour. Attractive fine lush green maple leaves.

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  • Acer palmatum

    Acer palmatum: Japanese maple. A small tree or large dome-shaped shrub. Tolerates most fertile soils. The leaves are bold, lobed, very attractive, fresh bright green, with excellent autumn colours. Appreciates some protection from the coldest winds.

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  • Acer palmatum atropurpureum

    Acer palmatum Atropurpureum

    Acer palmatum atropurpureum

    Acer palmatum atropurpureum: Acer Palmatum Atro specimen A small tree or large shrub. The leaves are a wonderful deep red, turning brilliant scarlet in autumn.

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  • Acer palmatum Bloodgood

    Acer palmatum Bloodgood

    Acer palmatum Bloodgood

    Acer palmatum Bloodgood: A medium to large shrub. The leaves are dark red to purple, turning fiery red in autumn. Spectacular.

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  • Amelanchier lamarckii M/S

    Amelanchier lamarckii: 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.

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  • Aucuba japonica

    Large tough evergreen leaves, with clear speckled variegation. Grows well in shade. A good plant for screening, it can reach 3 metres high.

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  • Cercidiphyllum japonicum

    Cercidiphyllum japonicum: Katsura tree. Small to medium tree. Prefers a rich ordinary soil. The leaves are heart-shaped, attractive, and take on subtle but effective shades of yellow and orange in autumn.

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  • Cornus alternifolia

    Cornus alternifolia

    Cornus alternifolia

    Cornus alternifolia: Branches in distinctive horizontal layers lead to the common name Wedding Cake Tree.

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  • Cornus controversa

    Cornus controversa: Tiered branches and attractive foliage, this plant is also called Wedding Cake Tree.

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  • Cornus controversa variegata

    Cornus controversa variegata: ‘Wedding cake’. Very attractive in its own right, with beautiful pale bunches of flowers in spring, excellent variegated leaves, with good autumn colour and small dark fruits.

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  • Cornus kousa Chinensis

    Cornus kousa chinensis: A large graceful shrub. Lots of white flowers are carried in bunches in early summer. Pointed red fruits follow. Good red and orange autumn colour.

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  • Cornus kousa Milky Way

    Cornus kousa Milky Way: Abundant creamy white bracts make this small tree a wonderful sight in June.

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  • Corylus maxima Purpurea

    Corylus maxima Purpurea: Purple filbert. A large shrub or small tree, with conspicuous cordate purple leaves. The colour lasts throughout the summer. Filberts carried in autumn, plentifully in a good year and location.

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  • Eleagnus ebbingei

    Evergreen shrub with silvery green leaves, not fussy about aspect or soil type. Small scented flowers later in the year. Makes an excellent broad informal hedge, it can reach 2 metres or more.

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  • Eleagnus limelight

    Eleagnus limelight

    Eleagnus limelight

    The leaves have a bold splash of gold in the centre, but the plant is as tough and drought resistant as the plain green. Suitable for hedging or screening.

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  • Euonymus alatus

    Euonymus alatus: Distinctive winged stems, and crimson autumn colour make ‘Burning Bush’ a garden favourite.

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  • Ilex altaclarensis Golden King

    Ilex altaclarensis Golden King

    Ilex altaclarensis Golden King

    Ilex altaclarensis Golden King: Variegated holly. A large shrub or small tree, growing well on most sites. It has quite large spine-free leaves, the edges daubed with a broad gold splash. It is in fact female, bearing red berries in winter.

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  • Ilex aquifolium

    Ilex aquifolium

    Ilex aquifolium

    Ilex aquifolium: Common holly. We have various different types of Ilex, as standards and half standards – ideal for formal situations.

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  • lex aquifolium Alaska

    Ilex aquifolium Alaska

    lex aquifolium Alaska

    Ilex aquifolium Alaska: A good even green holly with fewer spines than the type, this smaller female selection is quick to start bearing bright red berries

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  • Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen

    Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen

    Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen

    Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen: A large shrub or small to medium tree. Happy on most sites. The spiny leaves have a prominent cream margin. Makes an eye-catching, dense screen when clipped. A male form.

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  • Laurus nobilis

    Laurus nobilis: Bay laurel. A medium to large evergreen shrub or small tree, with a dense habit. It takes well to close clipping. The deep green leaves are aromatic when crushed. Tiny white flowers are carried in spring.

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  • Magnolia grandiflora

    Magnolia grandiflora: A breathtaking evergreen, a large shrub or medium sized tree. Succeeds on most soils. Glossy leaves make a foil for the huge creamy-coloured flowers in summer. Best planted against a wall or in full sun.

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  • Magnolia in variety

    Provide them with good moisture retentive soil, good drainage and a sheltered position and they will repay you handsomely, with prominent flowers ranging from brilliant white through to deep rose pink depending on variety.

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  • Parrotia persica

    Parrotia persica

    Parrotia persica

    Parrotia persica: Persian ironwood. A small tree or large shrub. Tolerant of most soil types. Tiny red flowers are borne in late winter. The leaves are reminiscent of beech, but turn dazzling shades of red and orange in a favourable autumn.

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  • Photinia red robin

    A popular and versatile plant! A Photinia red robin can be used as a pleached tree, standard or half standard, mature shrub or hedging.

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  • Prunus serrula

    Prunus serrula: 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.

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  • Rhus in variety

    Rhus typhina: Stags horn Sumach tree. Downy branches, suckering habit, attractive leaves with excellent autumn colour.

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