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 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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  • Acer Tamukeyam

    Acer Tamukeyama

    Acer Tamukeyam

    Acer Tamukeyama: A small, slow-growing Japanese maple, with delicate, lacy, burgundy red foliage, small purple flowers and fantastic, deep red autumn colour.

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  • Agapanthus purple and white

    Agapanthus

    Agapanthus purple and white

    Agapanthus: Summer-flowering perennial plants, grown for their showy flowers, commonly in shades of blue and purple, but also white and pink.

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  • amelanchier

    Amelanchier lamarckii M/S

    amelanchier

    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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  • Betula fascination multi-stem

    Betula albosinensis Fascination multi-stem

    Betula fascination multi-stem

    Betula albosinensis Fascination multi-stem: A medium-sized tree of pyramidal habit with stiffly ascending branches and green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Peeling, deep orange bark turns a pale pink-white and in spring, yellow-brown male catkins up to 10cm long also appear in spring

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  • Betula utilis jacquemontii multi-stem

    Betula utilis jacquemontii multi-stem

    Betula utilis jacquemontii multi-stem

    Betula utilis jacquemontii multi-stem: A vigorous deciduous tree to 18m tall, with brilliant white bark on the trunk and larger branches; ovate leaves turn yellow in autumn; yellow-brown male catkins to 12cm long open in early spring

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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 alba ‘Sibirica’

    Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’: This deciduous shrub has oval, dark green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it’s really grown for the bright, coral-red stems that are revealed when the leaves fall. This lovely dogwood looks stunning planted in groups, beside water, or in a winter border. Best in full sun, it works particularly well with orange or purple-stemmed varieties of dogwood.

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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 Kesselringii

    Cornus Kesselringii

    Cornus Kesselringii

    Cornus Kesselringii: A deciduous shrub with deep red shoots that darken and turn a blackish-purple colour in winter

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  • Cornus kousa 'Milky Way'

    Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’

    Cornus kousa 'Milky Way'

    Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’: Extremely floriferous and sets a very heavy crop of fruit. When in bloom, the bracts can conceal the foliage.

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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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  • Cornus Sibirica

    Cornus Sibirica

    Cornus Sibirica

    Cornus Sibirica: A medium-sized suckering deciduous shrub forming a thicket of slender red stems, becoming bright crimson in winter. Leaves ovate, turning reddish in autumn, flowers small, cream, in flat heads; berries bluish-white.

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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

    Euonymus alatus

    Euonymus alatus: A large, spreading, deciduous shrub, the branchlets often developing conspicuous corky wings. Leaves oval, turning rosy-crimson in autumn. Flowers small, greenish, followed by purplish-red fruits splitting to reveal orange seeds

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  • Hydrangea Annnabelle

    Hydrangea Annabelle

    Hydrangea Annnabelle

    Hydrangea Annabelle: A small, bushy deciduous shrub with broadly oval leaves and very large, spherical heads of white sterile flowers to 25cm across in summer .

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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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  • 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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