Frank P Matthews Catalogue 2021

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Catalogue 2021-2022


Planting in the 1970s


Introduction Welcome to our new catalogue for the 2021-22 season.

Inside these pages you will find information on all the

The selection of trees we have grown this year is more

varieties we are growing with their key characteristics

exciting and inspirational than ever, with many new

denoted with easy reference symbols. Lots of colour

varieties of fruit and an incredible range of stunning

photos, advice about rootstocks and tree specifications

ornamentals. We continue to expand and develop the

provides all the knowledge necessary to choose just the

nursery to meet the increasing demand for quality, British

right tree for your needs.

grown trees, and we hope that in this catalogue there will be the perfect tree for everyone. Planting trees has never been more important for our mental and physical wellbeing as every tree helps to enhance the beauty of the landscape and benefits the natural environment.

More detailed information can be found on our website www.frankpmatthews.co.uk and further updates and photographs can be seen on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


Contents Fruit Trees Listed Alphabetically On Pages �������������������������������������������� 18 - 61 Trained Fruit Trees ����������������������������������������������������������������� 62 - 63

Ornamental Trees Listed Alphabetically On Pages ������������������������������������������64 - 145

Other Items New Varieties ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6 - 7 Best Selling Trees �����������������������������������������������������������������������������8 Seasonal Calendar ����������������������������������������������������������������� 10 - 11 Container Specifications ������������������������������������������������������ 12 - 13 Glossary �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Pollination ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Bare Root Specifications ����������������������������������������������������������������15 Rootstocks Explained ������������������������������������������������������������� 16 - 17 Rootstocks �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������146 Hedging �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������146 Budwood & Graftwood ����������������������������������������������������������������� 147 Tree Care Essentials ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 147 Terms & Conditions ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 147


Our New Catalogue Key We have introduced a range of new icons to denote the key characteristics of each variety in a more friendly way. See the selected icons against each variety description in the main listing.

General

New Variety

Best Seller

RHS Awarded

Container Grown

Bare Root

Fruit Trees J Self-Fertile

Flowering Group

Eating

Cooking

Juicing

S

M

L

P Cider

Perry

Ornamental Trees

VS Evergreen

Very Small

Small

Medium

Large

(up to 1.25m in height

(up to 4m in height

(up to 6m in height

(over 6m in height

after 10 years)

after 10 years)

after 10 years)

after 10 years)

Patio

Flowering Month

Bushy

Conical

Contorted

Spreading

Standard

Upright

Weeping


New Varieties

Goji ‘Princess Tao’® A delicious new variety from France:

Apple ‘Bladon Pippin’TM

an easy to maintain Goji Berry bush with

A chance find in Oxfordshire, this apple is very special. Sweeter than Cox and with

productive and hardy.

sugary, sweet, nutritious berries. Highly

an improved delicious aromatic flavour, crunchy, crisp and juicy. Can be picked and eaten over a few weeks from mid September onwards and stores well. The name Bladon Pippin came about because the original tree grew just a stone’s throw from Bladon Church, where our Prime Minister Winston Churchill was laid to rest in 1965 and of course, it is a Pippin!

Blackcurrant ‘Blackbells’® A major breakthrough in Blackcurrant breeding, this new variety has larger, sweeter berries that appear on longer

Cercis canadensis ‘Eternal Flame’®

strigs than most other varieties. Very

Fiery red foliage emerges in spring and turns into beautiful burnt oranges and yellows

tasty and easy to grow.

as they develop. The stunning display of colours persists through the summer showing many different shades on each branch. Small pink flowers adorn the branches before the leaves appear. A striking, compact, bushy tree. Syn: ‘Flame Flower’®

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New Varieties


Just a selection of the many new varieties we have added to the range this year. Look out for the new symbol throughout the catalogue!

Betula utilis ‘Cinnamon’ Dark red to brown, cinnamon coloured

Apple ‘Hidden Rose’

peeling bark which can be a beautiful

Syn: Airlie Red Flesh. Tart with a subtly sweet taste with a flavour that has been likened

in spring. As with most birch these are

to strawberry lemonade. The apple’s internal colour is vibrant pink to red and the flesh

hardy trees that tolerate a wide range

is crisp and juicy. Green/yellow skin with a pink/orange blush. Less susceptible to scab

of conditions and soil types.

winter feature. Catkins are produced

than other varieties. Pick in October and keeps well until January-February. (Oregon USA)

Pear Giant Conference ‘Conference Moors’® A remarkable find in an orchard in Belgium. Up to twice the size of normal Conference, otherwise the same as normal Conference in all respects including being self-fertile and highly productive.

Magnolia wilsonii ‘Eileen Baines’® This new Magnolia has large (average 17cm), white, double flowers that are highly perfumed. Sometimes reblooms in August. In spring the flowers emerge after the foliage (unlike most) and will tolerate clay, dry and pollution. Likes acid soils where possible but not necessary.

New Varieties

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Best Selling Trees Fruit Trees

Ornamental Trees

Apple Bramley 20 / Bramley’s Seedling ������������������������� Page 21

Acer pla Crimson King ����������������������������������������������������� Page 69

Apple Christmas Pippin �������������������������������������������������� Page 22

Acer pla Drummondii ������������������������������������������������������ Page 69

Apple Cox Self Fertile ����������������������������������������������������� Page 23

Acer rub Brandywine ��������������������������������������������������������Page 71

Apple Discovery �������������������������������������������������������������� Page 23

Amelanchier lae Snow Flakes ����������������������������������������� Page 74

Apple Herefordshire Russet ��������������������������������������������� Page 24

Betula uti jacquemontii �������������������������������������������������� Page 78

Apple James Grieve ��������������������������������������������������������� Page 25

Betula uti Snow Queen ���������������������������������������������������� Page 78

Apple Red Falstaff ����������������������������������������������������������� Page 28

Cercis can Forest Pansy �������������������������������������������������� Page 83

Apple Red Windsor ���������������������������������������������������������� Page 28

Cotoneaster Hybridus Pendulus ������������������������������������� Page 88

Apple Rosette ������������������������������������������������������������������ Page 28

Crataegus lae Pauls Scarlet ������������������������������������������� Page 89

Apple Scrumptious ��������������������������������������������������������� Page 29

Malus Evereste ���������������������������������������������������������������Page 110

Cherry Morello ����������������������������������������������������������������� Page 36

Malus Jelly King ��������������������������������������������������������������Page 110

Cherry Stella ������������������������������������������������������������������� Page 36

Malus tor Aros ����������������������������������������������������������������Page 113

Damson Shropshire Prune ����������������������������������������������� Page 40

Malus x rob Red Sentinel ������������������������������������������������Page 114

Fig Brown Turkey ������������������������������������������������������������� Page 41

Prunus Amanogawa �������������������������������������������������������Page 121

Gage Old Green Gage ����������������������������������������������������� Page 42

Prunus cer Nigra ������������������������������������������������������������ Page 122

Mulberry Chelsea ������������������������������������������������������������ Page 47

Prunus Frilly Frock ��������������������������������������������������������� Page 122

Peach Peregrine �������������������������������������������������������������� Page 49

Prunus Kanzan �������������������������������������������������������������� Page 124

Pear Concorde ����������������������������������������������������������������� Page 51

Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura ���������������������������������������� Page 124

Pear Conference �������������������������������������������������������������� Page 51

Prunus Royal Burgundy ������������������������������������������������� Page 126

Pear Doyenne du Comice ������������������������������������������������ Page 51

Prunus x sub Autumnalis Rosea ������������������������������������ Page 128

Pear Williams’ Bon Chretien ������������������������������������������� Page 53

Robinia pse Frisia ���������������������������������������������������������� Page 130

Plum Marjorie’s Seedling ������������������������������������������������ Page 54

Sorbus ari Lutescens ����������������������������������������������������� Page 133

Plum Opal ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Page 54

Sorbus aucuparia ���������������������������������������������������������� Page 133

Plum Victoria ������������������������������������������������������������������� Page 55

Sorbus Joseph Rock ������������������������������������������������������� Page 135

Walnut Broadview ����������������������������������������������������������� Page 60

Sorbus ull Olympic Flame ����������������������������������������������Page 137

You’ll find more best selling trees in the main listings - look for the symbol!

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Best Selling Varieties


We’re growing more trees... We have increased production again this season to meet the growing demand for our trees. More than 20,000 extra trees have been added, focusing on the popular lines. We’d like to thank all of our customers for supporting us and helping us expand. If there are any trees that we ought to be growing that are not on our list do let us know!

Production

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Seasonal Calendar Winter

January

February

March

Birch (Betula) bark can be brilliant white

Corylus Contorta and Salix Golden Curls

Flowering Cherries burst with colour,

and smooth, or rich, dark and flaky.

have architectural, twisted branches.

such as Beni-yutaka, Kursar, Okame,

Willows (Salix) offer fresh yellow or

Hamamelis flowers offer gorgeous

Frilly Frock and The Bride. The blossom

red stems. Dogwood (Cornus) provide

yellows, oranges and reds, many highly

of Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots and

bright fiery reds and rich purples.

scented. Clusters of yellow flowers

Almonds is also a spectacular sight.

Flowering cherry trees, such as Prunus

will also appear on Cornus mas. Lovely

Magnolia begin to flower, especially

serrula, display stunning, shiny red bark.

catkins will adorn Hazel (Corylus), Birch

earlier varieties such as Daybreak, Star

Snakebark Maples have beautiful striped

(Betula) and Alder (Alnus). Some early

Wars and Charles Raffill.

bark.

Flowering Cherries (Prunus) bloom.

Summer

July

August

September

The fruit of Cherry trees will start to ripen.

From August many fruit trees will begin

Most dessert Apples and Pears ripen, as

Fresh leaves provide a huge range of

to offer crop: Plum, Gages, Peaches,

well as Asian Pears. Damsons, Mirabelles

colour, forms and textures to the garden:

Nectarines, Apricots, Figs and early

and later Plums. Many nut trees begin

Cercis Forest Pansy, Acer Crimson King,

Apples. Mulberries will start fruiting

to produce a crop, including Hazels,

Acer Drummondii, Acer Princeton Gold,

as well as many soft fruit bushes such

Chestnuts, Walnuts and Almonds.

Catalpa, Cotinus, Ginkgo and Gleditsia.

as Gooseberries, Blackcurrants and

Early plums such as Herman and River’s

Redcurrants. Some ornamental trees

Early Prolific.

will come into blossom such as Albizia, Calycanthus and Hoheria.

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Seasonal Calendar


Spring

April

May

June

Flowering Cherries (Prunus) add stunning

Sorbus trees will show clusters of white

Sambucus (Elder) flowers in June,

blossom. Crab Apples (Malus) offer a

flowers. Hawthorns (Crataegus) flower

deep pink clusters of Black Lace

fabulous choice of colourful blooms.

along with Lilacs (Syringas) providing

combined with delicate deep purple

Many Magnolia come into flower.

scented bunches of pink, purple and

leaves. Some Cornus varieties can

Amelanchier trees display masses of

white. Ceanothus, Cercis (Redbud),

flower into June, depending on the

pure white flowers, often against dark

Davidia (Handkerchief Tree), Wisteria

season. Colourful foliage of many trees

emerging leaves. The blossom of many

and Aesculus (Horse Chestnut) trees

start to create fabulous canopies, such

fruit trees will also emerge, especially

also flower at this time. Cornus kousa

as Zelkova, Tilia, Robinia and Acer forms.

Apples and Pears.

and florida display large flowers.

Autumn

October

November

December

Trees with spectacular autumn colour

The berries of many trees ripen to provide

Evergreen trees such as Hollies (Ilex)

will be most striking in October, these

winter food for birds: Sorbus, Crataegus

provide attractive leaves and bright

include Acer rubrums, Acer palmatums

and Cotoneaster. Many Crab Apples will

berries. Yew (Taxus) make excellent

(Japanese Maples) Liquidambars,

hold onto their fruit until winter, such

specimens, hedging or topiary. Conifers

Euonymus, Sorbus, Nyssa, Parrotia,

as Red Sentinel, Gorgeous and Jelly

such as Pinus, Picea and Abies come in

Quercus, Prunus, Hamamelis and Fagus.

King. Prunus x subhirtella Autumnalis

many shapes and sizes, some naturally

Fruit varieties to pick include later

Rosea can show burst of flowers in mild

dwarf, others impressive specimens.

Apples, Pears, Medlars and Quinces.

weather.

The bark of Betula, Salix and Cornus brightens up the garden.

Seasonal Calendar

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Container Specifications Fruit – Container Specifications 12L Bush

12L Half Standard

A two year tree. Grown in the field

A two year tree. Grown in the field

to the maiden stage followed by

to the maiden stage followed by

a final year as container grown.

a final year as container grown.

A minimum of 3 branches and

A minimum of 3 branches and

summer pruned (according

summer pruned (according

to variety) to form an evenly

to variety) to form an evenly

balanced shape with a clear stem

balanced shape with a clear stem

of 0.45m. Minimum height: 1.10m.

of 0.8m. Minimum height: 1.5m.

12L Traditional & Duo Trained Cordons

7L

Grown in the field as a 2 year

forms of the more specialist fruit

This section contains many trees such as hazels, filberts and

tree followed by a final year as

smaller sized options of medlars,

container grown. This growing

mulberries, peaches, nectarines

cycle involves 4-6 pruning

and apricots. In each case the

operations to develop short spur

balance and shape of the tree is

bearing branches from 0.4m

proportionate to pot size

upwards with a dominant central

and variety vigour and habit.

leader. Minimum height 1.4m.

12L Espalier and Fan Trained Fruit (see pages 62 and 63) Pre trained in the field or container for two years followed by a third year as container grown complete with an ‘A’ frame cane support. Reasonably symmetric in shape, fans will have a minimum of 5 shoots, espalier a minimum of 2 tiers with a central leader. Minimum height and width 1m x 1m.

10L Step Over (Apples and pears only). Grown

11.5L/8.5L Terracotta Patio

on very dwarf rootstocks M27

Shaped to produce a compact

(apples) and Quince Eline® (pears) with a single spur pruned tier with a horizontal supported cane framework and a single tier at 0.45m x 0.50m high x 0.9m wide.

bush proportional to the pot, variety vigour and habit, minimum 3 branches. Where possible, very dwarf rootstocks are used such as M27 (apple), Quince Eline® (pear) and Gisela 5® (cherry). Minimum height 1m.

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Container Specifications


Tree Planting

Ornamental – Container Specifications 12L Ornamental

7L Ornamental

Our ornamental trees in 12L

This range includes the more

containers have been grown for at

unusual and slow growing

least one year in the field and at

varieties. Sizes and shapes vary

least one year in the pot. Trees in

but every care is taken to produce

this range are pruned several times

trees that are proportionate to the

during production to produce a well

natural vigour and habit of the

formed balanced head of branches

individual tree.

to suit the natural habit of the variety.

12L Top Worked Ornamental

11.5L Patio Ornamental

Top Worked (TW) grafted at

range includes top worked (TW)

various heights from 0.45m-1.2m to suit the growth habit (weeping, shrubby or compact) of individual

The ornamental terracotta Patio forms, shrubby trees and naturally low vigour and dwarf fruiting Malus on very dwarf M27 rootstocks.

varieties and tree form created.

Container Specifications

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Glossary and general information Minimum heights:

Please read thoroughly any advice provided with the

Measured from the top of the pot (container grown) or ground level (bare root) to the top of the tree.

trees we deliver especially in relation to keeping tree roots moist and in a frost-free condition between delivery and planting.

Tree age:

Budding height:

Where mentioned tree age excludes the rootstock production stage and the year of budding in the field. A maiden is therefore a one year tree.

This is specific to the majority of fruit and ornamental trees. Budding height varies from 10cm-20cm above ground level according to rootstock type and suitability

Container grown trees: All trees are grown for a full

for tree variety and form.

growing season before despatched in 12L (litre) or

Summer pruning:

7L (litre) ‘long pots’ to encourage deep rooting for stability and fast establishment after planting. Patio

This stimulates maximum flower and fruit the

pots (8.5L and 11.5L) are carefully chosen as suitable

following year and reduces bare wood.

for onward patio growing in larger containers or

Spur pruning (cordons and trained forms):

planting into the ground within 12 months.

This growing cycle involves repeated spur pruning to

Bare root trees:

stimulate dense fruit bud on a compact and productive

Our nursery is situated on very fertile soils that

tree.

encourage vigorous and fibrous root systems. In all cases we respect these roots highly during lifting, handling and onward shipment.

Pollination The subject of pollination is often made unnecessarily complicated. We have a few comments which will

Cherries: Due to pollen incompatibilities pollination of non self

hopefully be of some use.

fertile varieties is not obvious so for clarity we have

Apples & Pears:

specified a choice of partners.

Most suburban situations provide good pollen due

Peaches, Nectarines & Apricots:

to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other

All varieties are self fertile.

pollinating insects are generous with their visits.

Malus Crab Apples:

Triploid:

These are a very useful range of self fertile trees and many varieties will pollinate apples. Of particular

Triploids are poor pollinators for any other variety. They should be accompanied by two other non-triploid varieties that will also pollinate each other or one

use are Golden Hornet, Evereste, Golden Gem, Red Sentinel, Jelly King and Professor Sprenger.

variety that is self fertile. Plums: Many varieties these days are self fertile – details are given in the fruit section.

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General Information


Bare Root Specifications Fruit – Bare Root Specifications Bush Topped at 0.75-0.80m as a maiden tree and grown on in the second year with a minimum of 3 branches and an evenly balanced shape on a clean stem of 0.50m. Minimum height 1.10m.

Trained Cordon Two year trees, spur pruned 3-4 times over 2 growing seasons to produce well developed fruit bearing spurs at 0.40m and above with a dominant central leader. Minimum height 1.20m.

Half Standard

A wide range of bare root trees available. From left to right – Straight Lead, Straight Lead ‘Run-Through’, Half Standard, Cherry Spindle/Knip Bush, Bush, Cordon, Run-Through, Feathered Apple Knip 4+, Apple Knip 2+, Apple Knip spurred, Spurred Maiden and Maiden Whip.

Topped at 1.35-1.45m as a maiden tree and grown on in the second year to produce an evenly balanced shape on a clean stem of 0.80m and a minimum of 3 branches. Minimum height 1.60m.

Maiden One year fruit trees from 1m to 2.5m depending on type, variety and rootstock and feathered (branched) or unfeathered (whip) according to variety.

Straight Lead A feathered two year tree ‘run on’ from a maiden in the second year producing a straight stem and branched (according to variety) above 0.90m. Ideal for growing on into a standard tree. Minimum height 2m. (Note: a few low vigour heritage varieties may be shorter).

Spindle/Knip bushes Well branched ‘commercial grade’ trees for orchard planting

Ornamentals – Bare Root Specifications One year budded trees

of apple and cherry trees on dwarf rootstocks M9 and Gisela

Trees are graded uniformly in all cases with special care taken

5/6 respectively. These trees are grown in the nursery in such a

to straightness and proportionate root/tree balance and are

way as to produce wide angled branches at the optimum height

offered in one minimum size only for each variety.

for establishing cropping laterals in the first year of planting, including a strong central leader for training into the ‘A’ or ‘spindle’ shaped tree.

Seed grown/native trees Trees are graded uniformly in all cases with special care taken to straightness and proportionate root/tree balance and can be offered in several different sizes.

General note. These specifications are for guidance only, as nature offers variation between varieties and within each tree form. Heights will be exceeded in the majority of trees in most seasons. References to ‘straightness, evenness, shape and balance’ are subjective and are used to convey a strong intention and commitment to only supply trees of a high standard. The production methods described are traditional and preferred, but alternative methods may be substituted from time to time - always targeted at producing a similar product.

In all cases please check our trade catalogue and availability lists for details. Varieties are feathered (branched) according to variety/species. Hedging: 60-80cm Trees: 125cm+, 150cm+, 175cm+

Bare Root Specifications

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Rootstocks Explained Fruit trees are grown on a range of rootstocks in order to control the rate of growth and the size of the mature tree. These tables shown on the right are approximate sizes of mature trees and various suggested uses.

Very Dwarf

Dwarf

Semi-Dwarf

Medium

Apples M.27 – Very Dwarf. Produces the true mini tree, varieties reaching no more than 2 metres with little support required, excellent for the small garden. M.9 – Dwarf. Very productive but needs permanent staking for support. Ideal for cordons. M.26 – Semi-Dwarf. Requires support on most sites. Good for bush and cordon in limited spaces. M.116® – Medium. 10% less vigorous than MM.106, phytophora/collar rot and woolly aphid resistant. MM.106 – Semi-Vigorous. General purpose, suitable for bush, cordon and half standards of most varieties, staking only required on sites which are exposed. Woolly aphid resistant. MM.111 – Vigorous. As for MM106 but more ideal for half standards, no staking required. Woolly aphid resistant. M.25 – Very Vigorous. Ideal for full standard and straight leads.

Cherries Gisela 5® – Dwarf. 60% of Colt. Ideal for commercial orchards, gardens, and patio pots. Colt – Semi-Vigorous. Very productive and fully compatible with all sweet and flowering varieties, will contain trees to 4–5 metres. Prunus – F.12.1 Very Vigorous. The best form of Prunus avium.

Vines All our vines are grafted onto ‘SO4’ rootstock which is vigorous, suiting a range of soils and UK climate conditions.

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Semi-Vigorous

Vigorous

Very Vigorous

Almonds, Apricots, Damsons, Gages, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums VVA-1 – Semi-Dwarf with good fruit size, yield and winter hardiness. Torinel – Semi-Dwarf. A specialist rootstock for improved fruiting yield and fruit size. Krymsk 86 – Medium. Compatible with apricots, peaches and nectarines. More tolerant of heavy wet soils with better anchorage. Wavit – Semi-Vigorous. A robust disease resistant, free standing and non suckering rootstock for plum, gage and damson, mirabelles and apricots proven to suit a wide range of soils and conditions. (SJA -10%) St. Julien ‘A’ – Semi-Vigorous. This is fully compatible with all plums, damsons, gages, peaches, nectarines and apricots and many ornamental prunus species. Brompton – Vigorous. Ideal for standards.

Pears & Quinces Quince ‘C’ – Dwarf and slightly earlier into cropping. Quince Eline® – Dwarf. Similar size to Quince ‘C’ but more productive and hardy. Smoother fruit with less russetting. Quince ‘A’ – Semi-Vigorous. The ideal rootstock for bush trees. Pyrodwarf – Vigorous. Specifically for perry varieties but useful for all pears for a robust tree with early fruiting. Pyrus communis – Very Vigorous. More suitable for half standard and especially standard trees. Pyrus Kirchensaller – Very Vigorous. A more uniform and productive selection of Pyrus communis.

Rootstocks


Very Dwarf

Dwarf

Semi-Dwarf

Medium

Semi-Vigorous

Vigorous

Very Vigorous

Fruit

Rootstock

Apple

M27

Fruit

Rootstock

Apple

M9

Pear

Quince C/Quince Eline®

Cherry

Gisela 5®

Fruit

Rootstock

Apple

M26

Plum

VVA-1

Gage

VVA-1

Damson

VVA-1

Fruit

Rootstock

Apple

M116®

Apricot

Torinel®/St Julien A/Wavit

Peach

Krymsk 86/St Julien A

Nectarine

Krymsk 86/St Julien A

Fruit

Rootstock

Apple

MM106

Pear

Quince A

Plum

St Julien A/Wavit

Gage

St Julien A/Wavit

Cherry

Colt

Fruit

Rootstock

Apple

MM111

Pear

Pyrodwarf

Fruit

Rootstock

Apple

M25

Pear

Pyrus communis

Pear

Pyrus Kirchensaller

Cherry

F.12.1

Plum/Gage

Brompton

Rootstocks

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Apple Worcester Pearmain


Almond

Almond Ingrid

Ingrid Picking Month: September A reliable cropper with reasonable leaf curl resistance (in most areas) and good fruiting quality. Plant in a sheltered position.

Robijn Picking Month: September Wonderful sweet tasting nutritious nuts. Beautiful delicate pink/white flowers. Partial frost resistance and excellent resistance to leaf curl.

Apple Adam’s Pearmain

Apple Christmas Pippin®

J

2

Picking Month: October Distinctive and late. Attractive lenticel spots, red-brown skin. Rich, aromatic and nutty. Keeps well. (Norfolk 19th C)

Angela

5

Picking Month: Late September Well flavoured bittersharp, compact growth habit. Yellow-green background with a strong dark red flush. Sometimes producing pink juice.

Annie Elizabeth

J

4

Arthur Turner

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Orange with red flush. Large fruit cream white-flesh, sweet

Large yellow-green fruit. Cooks to a delicious yellow purée,

flavour. Keeps well. Ideal for stewing, needs little sugar. (Leics.

needing hardly any sugar. Very attractive flower. (Bucks. 1912)

19th C)

Ashmead’s Kernel

J

4

Bardsey

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Pale green aromatic fruit with strong, sweet-sharp, intense,

The ‘sainted’ apple found on Bardsey Island. This pink over

acid drop flavour. Firm white flesh. Beautiful flowers. (Glos.

cream skinned, lemon scented apple has a fine refreshing

1700)

flavour. (Ynys Enlli 1998)

Beauty of Bath

2

Black Dabinett

5

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: November

Bright red flush on yellow. Flesh, often pink under the skin,

Late bittersweet cider apple. A sport of Dabinett but slightly

sweet and juicy. Can drop suddenly. (Somerset 19th C)

more vigorous, picking later with a dark purple flush. (Somerset)

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Apple Scotch Dumpling

Bladon PippinTM

Blenheim Orange

3

J

3

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: October

Sweeter than Cox and with an improved aromatic flavour,

Yellow-gold with orange flush and red stripes. Nutty taste,

crunchy, crisp and juicy. Can be picked and eaten over a few

crumbly texture. An old favourite - cooks, eats, keeps. (Oxford

weeks from mid September onwards and stores well.

1740)

Bloody Ploughman

Bountiful

2

2

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

An old variety which reputedly grew from a pip on the grave of

Soft juicy fruit, light and sweet when cooked. Slices retain their

a ploughman shot by a gamekeeper for stealing. Very red and

shape. Disease resistant. (Kent 1964)

ribbed in appearance.

Braeburn

Braeburn Mariri Red®

4

4

Picking Month: November

Picking Month: November

Crisp, firm, aromatic fruit. Excellent all round quality, but needs

A sport of Braeburn, dark red in colour with very firm flesh,

a good climate. Plant in a sheltered, sunny spot. (New Zealand

and sweet, sharp flavour.

1950)

Bramley 20

J

3

Bramley ‘Original’

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

A compact version of Bramleys Seedling, 20% less vigorous with

Propagated from the original tree in Nottingham providing an

heavier crops. Highly recommended for the garden. (Bristol

opportunity to experience this variety in its original and pure

1970)

form.

Bramley’s Seedling

J

3

Broadholme Beauty

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

The finest cooker in the world! Greenish-yellow with a strong

Pale green, smooth skin. Superb cooker needs little/no sugar.

acid flavour. Strong grower so best on a dwarf rootstock. (Notts.

Keeps well. Heavy crops. Good frost and disease resistance.

19th C)

(Lincs.)

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Apple Charles Ross

Browns

Castle Major

5

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early October

Upright habit. Vigorous. Medium size, dark red fruit, sometimes

Syn: Captain Tom. Large, dual purpose variety that produces

red fleshed. Produces a fruity, bittersharp cider. Scab resistant.

angular shaped fruit with a delicious, sweet flavour and crisp,

(Devon 20th C)

juicy texture. Excellent when cooked and tasty when eaten.

Charles Ross

J

3

Chivers Delight

4

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: October

Easy to grow apple with orange-red flush. Sweet flavoured

Golden crisp and juicy with a sweet, honey flavour, keeps well.

eater which also bakes well. Good for northern areas. (Newbury

A good garden apple for all areas. (Cambridge 20th C)

J

19th C)

Christmas Pippin®

Cobra

3

3

Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Late September

An exceptional high quality eating experience with a beautiful

The perfect dual purpose apple with a fine dessert flavour.

honey flavour. The new garden ‘Cox’. Flowers and crops heavily

Refreshing acidic, tangy quality for a multitude of culinary uses.

and is very easy to grow. (Somerset 2000)

Core BlimeyTM

Cornish Aromatic

3

2

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

This apple is wonderfully aromatic, juicy and crisp. A highly

Handsome, bright red flush with russet patches. Sweet, sharp

flavoured Cox type that is more disease resistant. Picks in

pear drop and spice flavour. (Cornwall 1813)

October and stores well. (Kent 2008)

Cornish Gilliflower

22

4

J

Coul Blush

2

Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: September

Dark red flush with red stripes over gold. Intensely flavoured,

Flushed over golden colour. Sweet, creamy flesh. Can be used

rich and aromatic. (Cornwall 1800)

as a cooker if used early. (Scotland 1827)

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Apple Ellison’s Orange

Court of Wick

J

3

Picking Month: Late September Red flushed russet freckled over gold with intense fruity flavour. Sweet yellow flesh, juicy and crisp.

Cox’s Orange Pippin Self Fertile

J

3

Picking Month: October Fruit is the same as Cox’s Orange Pippin but self fertile. Good for less than ideal Cox areas. Heavy crops. (Bristol 1975)

Cox’s Orange Pippin

J

3

Dabinett

5

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: November

The original Cox. Orange flush over greenish-yellow. Deep

The most reliable cider variety producing high quality juice.

cream flesh has sweet aromatic flavour. (Bucks. 19th C)

(Martock, Somerset 19th C).

Devonshire Quarrenden

Discovery

1

3

Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: August

A strong flavour of berried fruit, sweet with good acidity eater.

Bright red flush. Crisp and juicy with a hint of strawberry. An

Dark crimson flush with yellow background.

excellent early dessert apple with good disease resistance.

J

(Essex 1949)

Dunkertons Late

EdenTM

4

J

3

Picking Month: November

Picking Month: October

The fruit is green, turning slightly yellow when ripe. Touch of red

Non-browning apple for fresh eating and cooking. Delicious,

if sunny. It makes a light sweet cider.

crisp, sweet and aromatic. Behaves like Bramley when cooked, producing a snow white purée requiring no added sugar. (Canada)

Egremont Russet

J

2

Ellison’s Orange

4

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Flesh cream-yellow, sweet and firm with a rich nutty flavour.

Striped, red, juicy eating apple. Aniseed flavour develops after

One of the few russets available in quantity. (Sussex 19th C)

picking, melting juicy flesh. Scab resistant. (Lincoln 1904)

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Fiesta

Fiona

J

3

5

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Mid September

Rich, aromatic, sweet and crisp. Excellent garden tree, Cox-like.

Mild bittersharp. Produces regular crops of large yellow fruit

Heavy crops. Ideal for northern areas. (Kent 1972)

with a pink flush. A compact tree. (Long Ashton 1990’s)

Gala

Gala (Brookfield)

4

4

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

A reliable cropper of good, small, crisp and well-flavoured

Dark red sport commercial clone of Gala. A reliable cropper of

fruit. One of the most popular eating apples in the world. (New

good, small, crisp and well-flavoured fruit. One of the most

Zealand 1934)

popular eating apples in the world.

Galloway Pippin

Golden Delicious

3

J

4

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: October

Large and yellow with a russet freckle finish. Keeps its shape

Greenish-yellow turning gold. Crisp sweet, honey flavour,

well when cooked. (Wigtown, Galloway 1871)

superior to imported when grown in the UK. (USA 19th C)

Granny Smith

Greensleeves

3

3

Picking Month: November

Picking Month: September

Bright green, firm, crisp and juicy but with no strong taste.

A reliable mid-season variety. Pale, greenish-yellow. Crisp,

Needs a long hot summer to perform well. Keeps well.

tangy, easy to grow eater, and a good pollinator for other

(Australia 19th C)

varieties. (Kent 1966)

Grenadier

Harry Masters Jersey

3

5

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: October

Easy to grow, large early fruit which cooks to a sharp purée.

Often known as ‘Pot Wine’ this dark red fruit produces a full

Compact tree. Good pollinator for Bramley. (Bucks. 19th C)

bitter-sweet taste with a soft astringency. (Somerset 19th C)

Herefordshire Russet®

J

3

Hidden Rose

2

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

Russet with a Cox flavour. Exceptional eating quality, rich

(Syn: Airlie Red Flesh). Tart with a subtly sweet taste with a

aromatic flavour. Heavy cropping. Keeps well. (Kent 2002)

flavour that has been likened to strawberry lemonade. Vibrant pink-red, crisp and juicy flesh. Green/yellow skin with a pink/ orange blush. Keeps well until January-February. (Oregon USA)

Honeycrisp

3

Howgate Wonder

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

Large, attractive, very crisp with a fizzy texture, sweet with

Large yellow striped red cooker. Sweet and juicy. Keeps shape

pleasant mild flavours. Stores well in natural conditions.

when cooked with a light taste. (Isle of Wight 1915).

Irish Peach

2

Isaac Newton

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: Mid October

Small yellow fruit, red flush. Slightly perfumed and juicy. Best

Large and ribbed. Cooks to a sweet, delicate flavoured purée.

eaten straight from the tree. (Sligo, Ireland 1819)

So called as the notion of gravity came to Newton when he sat under the original tree. (Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincs.)

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J

3

Jumbo

3

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Red flush stripes over pale green. Crisp and juicy. Excellent

Large, flushed/striped red on green, red flecks. Acidic and

flavour and reliable cropper - deservedly popular. (Edinburgh

aromatic. Cooking retains colour and needs no sugar. (Kent

1893)

2000)

Jupiter

Katy

3

J

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Large Cox-flavoured apple, but a more robust variety. Sweet,

Heavy crops. Bright red, sweet, juicy, acid and firm. Excellent

juicy, aromatic flesh. A strong growing tree. (Kent 1966)

juice and palatable cider. Good pollinator. (Sweden 1947)

Keswick Codlin

Kidd’s Orange Red

1

3

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: October

Pale green-yellow flush. Cooks to a cream purée, hardly

Sweet, crisp and aromatic, with a good balance of sugar and

needing sugar. Good for jelly. Heavy crops. (Lancs. 18th C)

acidity. A good Cox alternative. (New Zealand 1924)

King of the Pippins

King’s Acre Pippin

3

J

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Mid October

Orange-red flush on greenish yellow. Firm, crisp, and juicy.

Large fruit, green with brownish red flush and russet patches.

Keeps shape and colour when cooked. (UK/France 19th C)

Very rich flavour with a crisp, juicy texture. A good, late keeping, garden apple. (Hereford 1899)

Kingston Black

Lady Henniker

5

4

Picking Month: November

Picking Month: October

A distinctive cider of excellent single variety quality. Small

A handsome apple raised at Thornham Hall in Suffolk.

yellow-green fruit flushed dark red, almost black. (Somerset)

Recommended for an ‘artistic’ orchard. Can be eaten or cooks to a sweet purée. (1873)

Apple Blossom

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Apple Herefordshire Russet

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Lane’s Prince Albert

Laxton’s Fortune

4

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early September

Shiny, green flushed orange-red stripes. Keeps well, green/

Syn: Fortune. High quality, mid season dessert apple, similar to

white soft flesh. Cooks to a lemon purée. (Herts. 19th C)

Cox’s Orange Pippin. Pale green-yellow with bright red stripes and russet patches. Creamy white flesh and sweet, aromatic flavour. (Bedford 1904)

Laxton’s Superb

Limelight

4

J

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Sweet and aromatic, similar to Cox. Can be biennial but also

Clean, smooth, glowing green/yellow, occasional pink blush.

hardy. Purple flush and red stripes, old fashioned. (Bedford

Crisp, refreshing, disease resistant. Heavy crops. (Kent 2000)

1897)

Little Pax®

Lord Derby

3

4

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Very attractive ‘pearmain’ shaped bright red fruit with attractive

Quality cooker. Large, firm, attractive green fruit with a ribbed

yellow lenticels and a superb sweet aromatic flavour. Stores

angular shape. Cooks to a sharp taste. (Cheshire 19th C)

throughout winter. (Isle of Wight 2000)

Lord Lambourne

J

2

Melrose Belmonte®

3

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: October

Old favourite, reliable crops. Striped fruit, sweet, aromatic with

A highly coloured and red form of the American Melrose Apple.

a hint of strawberry. (Bedford 1907)

Shiny and red with a refreshing, sweet, crisp and juicy flesh. Heavy cropping. (USA)

Meridian

J

3

Michelin

5

Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: October

Striped orange-red on pale green background. Juicy with

Bittersweet cider apple. One of the most reliable and heavy

aromatic flavour. A heavy cropper and disease resistant. (HRI

cropping varieties. Upright tree habit. Fruit is small greenish/

East Malling, Kent 1972, introduced 2000)

yellow and waxy. (France)

Newton Wonder

J

5

Orleans Reinette

4

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

Late keeping, large yellow/scarlet. Cooks to a juicy, mild purée.

Golden-yellow flushed red, nutty, sweet and aromatic. Can be

Eats late in season. (Derbyshire 19th C)

cooked, keeps shape. (European, 18th C)

Paradice GoldTM

J

3

Peasgood’s Nonsuch

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Chosen by the London Paralympic Legacy for the Olympic Park.

Large apple. Juicy when eaten fresh, makes a sweet purée when

Superb flavour, sweet and crisp texture. A good all round apple

cooked. (Lincs. 1850’s)

of some distinction. (Hugh Ermen, Kent)

Pitmaston Pine Apple

J

3

Pixie

4

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: October

Small, conical, golden. Distinctive flavour of pineapple, honey

Small, ideal for children, keeps well. Underated as a good all

and musk. Can be biennial bearing. (Hereford 1785)

round quality garden variety. (RHS Wisley 1947)

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Porters Perfection

Prince William

5

4

Picking Month: November

Picking Month: Late September

Late bittersharp cider apple. Scab resistant and a vigorous

Bittersweet Cider Apple. Excellent small tree. Produces a sweet,

grower with a spreading, drooping habit. Crops late November.

slightly astringent but rather thin juice. Crops late September.

Queen Cox S.F 18

J

3

Red Devil

J

3

Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: September

A self fertile selection of Queen Cox. The best commercial form

Deep scarlet skin, red stained flesh. Fruit strawberry flavour.

of Cox with attractive colour and occasional russet spots.

Makes pink juice. Disease resistant. (Kent 1979)

Red Falstaff®

Red Jonaprince®

3

J

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

Red sport of ‘Falstaff’. Fruit flavour, crisp, juicy. Frost resistant,

Very red sport of Jonagold. Dark block red apple, colouring in

self fertile. Heavy crops, keeps well. (Norfolk 1983)

the shade. Sweet, crisp and juicy. Keeps exceptionally well. (Netherlands)

Red Windsor®

2

J

Reverend W. Wilks

2

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: August

Deep red, superb flavour, heavy crops. Compact growth.

Cooks to a light sweet, pale lemon purée, hardly needing any

Disease resistant and some frost resistant. (Hereford 1985)

sugar. Compact tree, large fruit good for baking. (Bucks. 1904)

Ribston Pippin

2

J

Picking Month: October Sweet, aromatic, crisp fruit with yellow-red flush. Firm, deep, cream flesh. More acid than Cox. Resistant to scab. (N. Yorkshire 18th C)

Rosemary Russet

3

J

Picking Month: Mid October Orange-reddish brown flush over greenish-yellow. Flesh firm, fine white, tinged yellowish-green. Sweet and aromatic.

RosetteTM

2

J

Picking Month: August A new dessert apple with a lovely unusual pink speckled ‘rosette’ pattern that penetrates deep into the flesh. Compact in habit, very heavy cropping - ideal for the smallest gardens.

Saturn

3

Picking Month: Late September Heavy crops of attractive, red-blushed, conical fruit. Juicy, Apple Red Falstaff®

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crisp and refreshing. (HRI, East Malling, Kent 1980)

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Scotch Bridget

3

Picking Month: October Ribbed, with cream, crisp flesh. A favourite in the Hereford and Worcester area, particularly in the Teme Valley. (Scotland 1851)

Scotch Dumpling

1

Picking Month: August Large apple, cooks to a well flavoured frothy purée. Very attractive pink flowers. (Scotland 1949)

Scrumptious®

3

Picking Month: September Bright red fruit, aromatic, crisp, sweet flavour. Thin skinned. Self fertile, frost hardy. A children’s favourite. (Kent 2000)

Somerset Redstreak

Apple Surprize™

Spartan

5

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early October

Traditional bittersweet apple making one of the best quality

A very popular eating variety. Fruit dark red, sweet, juicy,

ciders, can be biennial.

crisp with white flesh. (Canada 1926)

St Edmund’s Russet

Stirling Castle

2

2

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Mid season russet. Sweet, juicy, densley textured pale cream

Large greenish-yellow fruit cooks to a sharp, light purée

flesh. Attractive golden-red russet and silvery sheen. (Suffolk

with plenty of flavour. Heavy crops. (Stirling 1820)

1875)

Sunset

J

3

SurprizeTM

2

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Red stripes, orange flush over gold. Sharp intense flavour.

Brilliantly glossy orange skin with pink flesh. Crisp juicy and

Heavy crops. Like Cox but more disease resistant. (Kent 1918)

delicious. Stores well. A quirky, tasty, new addition. (Kent)

Three Counties Picking Month: Late September

TICKLED PINK Baya® Marisa

Golden flushed with crimson flecks and pale lenticels. Good

Picking Month: September

tree shape and yield, regular cropper. (Long Ashton 1990’s)

A dynamic full red fleshed variety with pink/red flowers.

5

3

J

J

Dessert, juicing and cooking uses. (Germany 2005)

Tidicombe Seedling

2

Tom Putt

3

Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: September

Sweet, richly flavoured apple which is yellow in colour with

Large, bright red-crimson streaks. Firm crisp and sharp.

an orange blush with distinctive lenticles. Disease resistant

Sweet when cooked. Disease resistant. (Devon 18th C)

and a heavy cropper. (Arlington, North Devon)

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Apple William Crump

Tremlett’s Bitter

TrinityTM

5

J

2

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early September

Deep red fruit produces sweet astringent juice, high in tannin.

Dark red-skinned and red-fleshed early cooking apple,

Full bitter sweet cider. Frost resistant. (Devon 19th C)

with pretty pink blossom and attractive leaves. Makes a dark pink purée needing little sugar. Bred by a Polish war veteran. (Twickenham 1980)

Upton Pyne

Vicky

3

5

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: Mid September

Yellow with pink striped fruit. Slight pineapple flavour and cooks

Bittersweet. Large bright red lopsided fruit. Moderate tree vigour

to a purée. Keeps well.

and with good shape. (Long Ashton 1990’s)

Warner’s King

William Crump

2

Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: October

Large, pale green fruit turning pale yellow with slight brown-

Green yellow with red stripes and orange-red flush.

pink flush. Juicy and acidic, cooks to a sharp purée.

Rich, intense flavour. (Worcester 1910)

3

(Kent 18th C)

Winter Gem

Worcester Pearmain

3

J

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Rich aromatic flavour. Pink flush. Strong grower, needs good

Reliable crop of delicious orange-red fruit. Firm, juicy flesh is

pollination as shy cropping in some years. (Kent circa 1984)

very sweet with strong strawberry flavour. (Worcester 19th C)

Yarlington Mill

Yellow Ingestrie

5

Picking Month: November

Picking Month: September

An all round cider of good aroma and flavour. (Somerset)

Greenish-yellow turning yellow. Sharp, fruity and firm.

1

A charming lawn tree with drooping habit. (Shropshire circa 1800)

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Apricot Bergeron Picking Month: Early September Large, yellow orange with red blush. Aromatic and sweet. Famous for the French ‘Bergeron’ jam preserve. Prefers sheltered site. (France)

Bergeval Picking Month: Late June Big, juicy, firm fruit with attractive red skin. Good flavour and self fertile. High regular productivity!

Apricot Bergeval®

Compacta

Garden Aprigold

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Late July

A naturally dwarf Apricot perfect for patio growing or limited

A naturally dwarf tree superb for patio growing. Leaves have red

spaces. Maximum height of 2m. Large crops of juicy, tasty,

tinged tips. Delicate blossom, juicy and sweet fruits.

orange fruit. Freestone and frost hardy.

Goldcot

Golden Glow

Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Early August

Golden yellow fruit with thick skin. Regular crops. Suitable for

Very hardy. Crops and performs well as a free standing tree

cold, wet climates such as the UK. Hardy and resistant to leaf

or trained on walls where spring frosts can be avoided.

spot. Freestone. (USA)

(Worcs. 1985)

Harogem

Helena Du Roussillon

Picking Month: Early July

Picking Month: Early August

Good cropper, highly productive. Firm, juicy, aromatic fruit

Firm, juicy fruit. White skinned with pretty speckled light red

with attractive red colouring.

colouring. Late flowering avoids frost damage.

Kioto

Pink Marry

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Mid June

Bright orange, round fruit with an attractive blush. Juicy and

Very attractive red blushed apricot with orange juicy flesh.

sweet. An easy garden variety, crops heavily every year. Frost

Heavy crops of good sized aromatic fruits.

resistant. Slightly more compact than a standard apricot.

Robada

Tomcot

Picking Month: Mid July

Picking Month: Late July

Large, high quality with attractive red blush and orange flesh.

This variety is very reliable producing masses of flower and very

Pleasant flavour, aromatic, freestone. A reliable robust variety

large fruit with a strong red blush on an orange background.

for the UK climate. (California)

(France)

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Apricot Kioto

Aronia Viking Picking Month: September Hardy shrub suitable for a wide range of soils. Black fruits like blackcurrants. Good for jams, compotes, juice, jellies, wine and tea. Plus high in Vitamin C and anthocyanins. Attractive autumn leaf colours and white flowers.

Viking Aronia

Asian Pear Kumoi Picking Month: September Beautiful, golden russet finish makes this ‘Nashi/Chinese’ pear also an ornamental tree. Flavour is good and keeps well in the fridge. (Asia)

Shinseiki Picking Month: September One of the first varieties to appear in the UK. Consistent cropper. Has very attractive leaves with bronze tinted young growth. (Asia)

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Blackberry

Blackberry Loch Ness

Arapaho Picking Month: June Early ripening, erect, thornless and of high quality, this new selection quickly establishes a full fruiting plant.

Lowberry® Little Black Prince Picking Month: August Compact, thornless variety ideal in a container. Large, shiny, firm, sweet fruit from mid-August until the first frost.

Loch Ness Picking Month: August Traditional high yielding thornless variety. Excellent quality fruit (5 grams+), firm and with a good shelf life.

Navaho Summerlong®

Oregon Thornless

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Early August

A thornless upright growing blackberry producing large, firm,

A reliable thornless form. Mid-late season well flavoured dark

juicy and sweet fruit.

black fruits. Good autumn colour.

Blackberry Navaho Summerlong®

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Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant Ben Sarek

Ben Connan® Picking Month: August Early to mid season. Large berries on short trusses. Good flavour. Good frost, pest and disease resistance. (Scotland 1993)

Ben Sarek® Picking Month: August Early season. Large berries, short strigs. Small, compact. Heavy cropper. Some frost and mildew resistance. (Scotland 1980)

Blackbells®

Black ‘n’ Red®

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: July

A major breakthrough in blackcurrant breeding, Blackbells has

Super sweet fruit combined with attractive red/burgundy

sweeter berries and larger fruit with longer strigs than most

leaves. Mildew resistant.

other blackcurrant varieties.

Lowberry® Little Black Sugar

Titania

Picking Month: August

Mid season. Very large fruits of superb quality, mildew and rust

Compact bush with sweet, tasty blackcurrants. Excellent for

resistant. (Sweden 1980)

Picking Month: September

eating fresh and cooking.

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Blueberry Bluecrop Picking Month: August Early-Mid August. Vigorous upright grower. One of the main high yielding commercial varieties. Fruit has a good shelf life. Large blue fruit of good flavour. Regular bearer.

Chandler Picking Month: August Enormous, firm juicy berries are produced on this stout blueberry bush. Great autumn colour. A superb choice for large

Blueberry Pink Lemonade

blueberries and good for patio growing.

Liberty®

Northland

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: July

Late fruiting blueberry producing sky-blue berries with an

A heavy cropping variety which produces medium sized, highly

outstanding flavour. An upright habit and consistent high

flavoured berries. Very hardy and suitable for all parts of the UK.

yields. Great for fresh eating and freezing.

Patriot

Pink Lemonade

Picking Month: July

Picking Month: August

Early season, vigorous bush, highly productive bearing medium

A self fertile pink blueberry. Fruits gradually turn a rich pink

slightly flat fruit of excellent flavour. Easy for picking. Suits UK

colour as they mature and have a lovely flavour. Pinkish-white

climate.

flowers.

Sunshine Blue Picking Month: July A compact growing almost evergreen bush with large, succulent excellent flavoured blueberries.

Cherry Athos® Picking Month: Early July One of the Muscateer Range of Cherries. A naturally dwarf bush which produces heavy crops of delicious sweet/tart juicy cherries. Can be grown in a pot or even the smallest spaces. Very hardy and reliable.

Amber Heart

4

Picking Month: Early July The ‘Kent Bigarreay’. Pink/red skin with pale yellow flesh, sweet and distinctive flavour. Pollinated by any self fertile variety

Cherry Sweetheart®

(Kent)

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Black Oliver

3

Burcombe

2

Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Early August

Medium-large round black fruit. Flesh dark red, soft, juicy.

The soft and juicy black cherries are suited to either eating

Vigorous, upright spreading tree. Pollinated by Stella, Sunburst

or cooking. Raised by W Parkins, Burcombe Farm, St Dominic,

and Sweetheart. (West Midlands)

Cornwall.

Celeste®

2

Knights Early Black

3

Picking Month: Early July

Picking Month: Early July

Dark red, large and excellent eating quality. Ideal for patio

Old traditional black, round to heart-shaped fruit with dark red

growing due to its naturally dwarf compact habit. (Canada

juice, hanging on long ‘strigs’. Reasonably split and bacterial

1990)

disease resistance. (Kent 1946)

Kordia

4

Lapins CherokeeTM

2

Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Late July

Heart-shaped carmine red-dark violet and red flesh. Good

Large black fruit, a garden favourite. Will shed its fruit readily

quality. Pollinated by any self fertile variety, Penny or Regina.

when green but there is always plenty left to ripen later.

(Czech)

(Canada 1984)

Merchant

3

Merton Glory

3

Picking Month: Late June

Picking Month: Early July

One of the best early to ripen varieties. Large black fruits with

Very large, sweet, heart-shaped fruit. Early white cherry.

excellent sweet flavour. Stunning white flowers.

Compact tree. Can bruise easily if roughly handled. Pollinated by Stella and Sunburst. (Surrey 1931)

Morello

4

Napoleon Bigarreau

5

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Mid July

Large, dark red, cooking cherry. Acid flavour. Very hardy

Large, long heart shaped dessert variety. An excellent cherry

& reliable cropper. Ideal for north facing walls.

with a shiny finish. Pollinated by Gaucher, Merton Bigarreau, Stella and Sunburst. (Gemany)

Penny

3

Petit Noir

3

Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early August

An outstanding quality black cherry. Firm, large and very late.

Large black heart-shaped fruit with a natural dwarf habit.

Not self fertile but is pollinated by any self fertile variety, Kordia

Quality fresh eating.

or Regina. (Kent 1998)

Regina

Stardust® Coveu

4

Picking Month: Mid July

Picking Month: Mid July

Black, highly productive, sweet and aromatic. Some split

A large, firm, white or blush cherry. White fleshed cherries have

resistance. Pollinated by any self fertile variety, Penny®

the sweetest flesh of any cherries and this one is no exception.

or Kordia. (Germany)

Moderately split resistant.

Stella

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5

4

Summer Sun

3

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Late July

A large, dark red, reliable, sweet, juicy cherry with good flavour.

Very hardy and crops even in unfavourable areas. Fruits are red

Heavy cropper and excellent pollinator for others. (Canada

to dark red, firm and crunchy with exquisite flavour. Semi self

1968)

fertile. (Norwich 1970)

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In addition, we sell commercial cherry varieties for growers for example: Early Red® Maraly, Folfer, Giorgia, Henriette®, Hertford, Kir® LAMOUR, Kir® VULCANO, Kir® ROSSO, Kordia, Nimba®, Pacific Red®, Starblush®, Sweetheart®, Vanda®, Tamara®, Walter®, PAPILLON®, Fertille. Please ask for details.

Cherry Summer Sun

Sunburst Picking Month: Late July Large fruit, sweet with great flavour and texture. Easy to grow and have good storage. (Canada 1975)

Sweetheart® Picking Month: Late August Very precocious, firm with a good flavour. One of the later picking varieties but worth the wait. Ripens unevenly to spread out the season. (Canada 1990)

Sylvia Picking Month: Late June Large natural dwarf self fertile mid season cherry, resistant to rain splitting due to long succulent dropping leaves.

Waterloo

2

Picking Month: Late July A traditional, juicy, good quality, old fashioned cherry. Fairly soft with a small stone.

Damson Aylesbury Prune Picking Month: Late August Late picking variety which is round, sweet and can be eaten fresh or used for cooking. Very productive. (Bucks. 1997)

Farleigh

3

Picking Month: Mid September Very small with a blue-black bloom. Good quality. Known to be hardy and most likely to crop regularly in northern districts. (Kent 1820)

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Damson Merryweather

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Damson Sweet Prune

King of the Damsons

Merryweather

2

3

Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Late September

Black-blue bloom, large fruit. Reliable cropper and very tasty.

Unusually large damson both for dessert and culinary use.

(Notts. 1880)

Reliable heavy crops of blue-black fruits, deliciously sweet. (Nottingham 1907)

Shepherds Bullace

Shropshire Prune

3

3

Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Mid September

(Syn: Shepherd’s White) A traditional English variety that

The ‘Greengage of Damsons’. Small hedgerow damson. Very

produces large yellow bullace, round to oblong fruits of sweet,

reliable cropper with intense flavours and dark blue in colour.

sharp flavour.

Similar to the Westmorland damson. (Shropshire 17th C)

Sweet Prune Picking Month: Mid September The Classic German ‘Hauszwetsche’ sweet prune for traditional ‘plum cake’ and fresh eating. Size between Shropshire Prune and Merryweather.

Elder

Elderflower

Haschberg

J

Picking Month: Late August This Elder has exceptionally large flowers and berries. The flowers can be used for Elderflower juices and cordial, or the dark red/black berries for juicing, pies and dye. The fruit is very high in anthocyanin content.

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For our Chestnut varieties, we are propagating and building up stock of a range of UK grown varieties, to include Maraval, Maridonne, Marhlac, Marsol, Marigoule, Marron de Lyon. Please ask for details.

Sweet Chestnuts

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Fig

Fig Brown Turkey

Brown Turkey Picking Month: September Large brown, pear-shaped fruit with a sugary, rich, red flesh and good compact habit. Reliable and easy to grow.

Filbert

Filbert Red Filbert

Cosford Picking Month: September Slighty larger than the Cobnut with a long husk and excellent flavour. A very good pollinator for other varieties.

Red Filbert Picking Month: September This worthy selection has striking long claret-red catkins, rich purple foliage and very edible purple skinned fruits.

Gage Cambridge

Gage Oullins Golden

3

Picking Month: Late August Small, yellowish-green, juicy fruit, reliable. Good cropper, prefers a sheltered warm site.

Coes Golden Drop

2

Picking Month: Late September Large, yellow gage, oval-shaped with a long neck. Good quality for fresh eating or preserving. (Suffolk 18th C)

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Denniston’s Superb

Early Transparent

2

3

Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early August

The most reliable cropping gage. Transparent sweet flesh with

An unusual gage, sweet golden melting flesh, large with

red flushed skin. Reliable and high yields. (USA 19th C)

attractive red check. A regular and heavy cropper. (Herts. 19th C)

Jefferson

Lindsey Gage

1

2

Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Late August

Medium, round, yellow gage: sweet, hardy choice for open areas

One of the sweetest and tastiest of gages and less prone

and the north. Pollinated by Denniston’s. (USA 19th C)

to cracking. Round, small to medium sized. Like most good greengages cropping can be light.

Old Green Gage

3

Oullins Golden

4

Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Mid August

Selected by the RHS for its excellent old fashioned flavour and

Large golden yellow fruit of gage-like flavour. Pick early for

more reliable crops. Partially self fertile. (UK)

cooking. Good for bottling & freezing.

Reine Claude de Bavay

Stella’s Star®

2

3

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: Early August

Very reliable cropper and if allowed to ripen on the tree is well

Very productive and reliable from an early age. Turns slightly

flavoured. Great for eating and cooking. (France)

yellow when ripening. Mildly flavoured fruits can be eaten fresh or cooked.

Violet

2

Willingham

3

Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Mid August

(Syn: Reine Claude Violette) This is an unusual ‘purple’ gage

As with Old Green Gage, selected by the RHS for good cropping

of excellent dessert flavour, round medium fruit, clingstone.

and excellent quality. Fine eating qualities. (Cambridge)

Partially self fertile. Origin unknown. (1780)

Gage Stella’s Star®

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Goji

Goji Berry Princess Tao®

Princess Tao® Picking Month: July Light violet flowers start in May. Beautiful, bright red, shiny, exceptionally large, sweet fruit, can be eaten fresh or dried from July onwards. Fruits early in life.

Gooseberry Captivator Picking Month: July An ideal replacement for Pax, large red fruit, good quality, few thorns and more mildew resistant.

Hinnomaki Red Picking Month: July With its yellow sister this variety is excellent for organic growing with high mildew resistance.

Hinnomaki Yellow Picking Month: July With its red sister this variety is excellent for organic growing with high mildew resistance. A very hardy variety.

Invicta Picking Month: July Mid season, large, pale green fruits for cooking, jam or freezing, A heavy cropper, mildew resistant. Prickly. Vigorous, spreading. (Kent 1967)

Rokula Picking Month: July Early, dark red dessert with excellent flavour, mildew resistant. Moderate vigour. Can be eaten fresh or cooked.

Gooseberry Captivator

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Hazel

Hazel Kent Cob

Butler Picking Month: September Late nut, very good texture, strong flavour. Moderately vigorous tree and a very heavy cropper. Pollinated by Cosford or Gunslebert.

Clark Picking Month: September Good cropper with excellent, creamy flavour.

Corabel

Cosford

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Large nuts with sweet flavour. Vigorous upright tree with

Slightly larger than the Cobnut with a long husk and excellent

abundant catkins and heavy, regular crops.

flavour. A very good pollinator for other varieties.

Ennis

Gunslebert

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

A very large nut of super flavour and texture. Compact tree

Very heavy and reliable crops of medium-large nuts with good

habit.

texture and strong nutty flavour.

Hall’s Giant

Kent Cob (Longue d’Espagne)

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Large attractive nut, glossy rust brown shell. Resistant to nut

Medium large nuts in clusters of two to five fruits of excellent

gall mite. Excellent quality, shelter in well drained soil.

texture and flavour. Compact habit. Excellent quality. Can be slightly biennial.

Hazel Butler

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Lang Tidlig Zeller

Nottingham

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

A modern variety with large, heavy crops of quality nuts.

A reliable filbert producing regular crops of well flavoured nuts.

A compact tree shape with extra long attractive catkins. (Denmark)

Tonda Di Giffoni

Tonda Gentile de le Romana (Confectionary Nut)

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

A moderately vigorous and precocious variety. Large heavy crops of quality nuts. Extra long catkins, a compact tree.

Italian small round nut. Buttery and intensely flavoured, easily ‘blanched’ for a more pure eating experience. Best pollinator for Trilobata.

Tonda Gentile Trilobata (Confectionary Nut)

Webbs Prize Cob Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

The Lambert Filbert. Very large, rich flavoured nut. Tree is an abundant bearer. Kernel remains edible for several years.

A well regarded Italian small round nut that is the mainstay of the hazel confectionary industry. Buttery and intensely flavoured, easily ‘blanched’ for a more pure eating experience.

Kiwi Solissimo Picking Month: September An improvement on ‘Solo’ producing larger and sweeter fruit. A very hardy variety that’s rich in vitamins.

Kiwi Solissimo

Loganberry Thornfree Picking Month: August Raspberry x Blackberry. Produces long, dark red, juicy fruits ready to pick in July/August. Thornless.

Loganberry’s

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Medlar

Medlar Royal

Flanders Giant Picking Month: October Large fruits for eating or cooking. Handsome foliage turns to copper in the autumn, pure white flowers in spring.

Nottingham Picking Month: October Small, semi-weeping, flat topped tree. Eat russet fruits when fully ripe. Flowers large white with large hairy leaves, copper colour in autumn.

Royal Picking Month: October Smaller than Nottingham, better flavoured and is one of the few to be taken seriously for fresh eating.

Mirabelle Countess Picking Month: August Superb round, dark red/purple plummy fruit. The flesh is red-yellow with a wonderful melting texture, juicy and sweet. Excellent eating quality but can also be used in cooking. Semi freestone. (Ukraine)

De Nancy Picking Month: Early September Yellow-orange with green tinges and red spots. Very small, roundish, freestone. Frost resistant. (France 16th C)

Golden Sphere Picking Month: Late August Large yellow almost translucent fruit with golden flesh and a sweet plummy flavour. (Ukraine 1995)

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Mirabelle Ruby ColumnarTM

Gypsy

Ruby ColumnarTM

Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early September

Large bright red fruit with sweet orange flesh. The flavour is

Largest fruit of the mirabelles recorded, sweet peach flavoured

sugary and rich. (Ukraine 1995)

dark red flesh. Upright in habit. (Ukraine 1995)

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Mulberry

Mulberry Chelsea (King James)

Carman Picking Month: August This white fruited Mulberry is large and sweet, hardy and very productive from an early age. (Canada)

Chelsea (King James) Picking Month: August From a 17th Century tree, during the time of King James I. Large and succulent fruit cropping early in life. Intense flavour.

Giant Fruit Picking Month: August (Mulberry Pakistan) Fruit is 2-3 times the size of regular mulberries and just as juicy and delicious! Frost sensitive and heavy cropper.

Illinois Everbearing

Mojo Berry®

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: July

(Morus alba x rubra) Tasty small black fruit are produced from

(Syn: Charlotte Russe) A unique mulberry that fruits from an

an early age. Hardy and vigorous. (USA)

early age. Can be grown in a container. Protect from frost.

Pendula

Wellington

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: August

Small weeping tree. Large, heart shaped leaves are glossy

A productive variety producing large, black red delicious juicy

dark green, turning yellow in autumn. Small white fruits turn

fruits. Heart shaped leaves turn a wonderful yellow in autumn.

reddish-pink.

(USA)

Budding

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Nectarine

Nectarine Nectarella

Garden Beauty Picking Month: August Naturally dwarf variety. Stunning deep pink semi-double flowers in spring and delicious, juicy yellow fleshed fruits. Perfect for patios and small spaces.

Lord Napier Picking Month: Early August Early and large. Skin has a very dark crimson cheek in full sun. Flesh very white, melting and juicy. Freestone. (Sawbridgeworth 1860)

Mesembrine

Nectarine Mesembrine

Picking Month: August Pretty, pink flowers. Flattened smooth, yellow-red fruit with juicy, melting, yellow flesh in late summer. The sweetest flat nectarine.

Nectarella Picking Month: Mid August A dwarf nectarine of very good quality. Sweet orange-red flesh and a freestone. Slow growing and ideal for pot growing making it easy to protect from leaf-curl under cover in spring.

Pineapple Picking Month: Early September A clean pale skinned variety with yellow flesh and rich aromatic flavour slightly reminiscent of a sprightly pineapple. (Rivers of Sawbridgeworth)

Peach Amsden June Picking Month: June The earliest peach. White skin with a bright red flush, white flesh, freestone. Very tender and juicy. (USA 1865)

Avalon Pride® Picking Month: June The most resistant variety to ‘leaf curl’. Large fruit, red fleshed. Very vigorous.

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Peach Terrace Amber® Blossom

Garden Lady

Gorgeous

Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Early September

A genetic dwarf peach with beautiful pink flowers. Sweet, juicy

Yellow fleshed with attractive purple-red striped skin. (Kent)

yellowish flesh. Best grown on patios. Freestone. (New Zealand)

Hale’s Early

Peregrine

Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early August

Hardy early variety. Skin is crimson streaked, white fleshed,

Most revered of white fleshed peaches. Flavour is intense and

tender, melting and delicious. Heavy crops. (USA)

rich. Heavy cropping and freestone. (Sawbridgeworth 1906)

Red Haven

Rochester

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: Mid August

Firm yellow flesh of good quality. Small, dark pink flowers.

The largest and most suitable of yellow fleshed types. Reliable

Freestone and a reliable cropper. (USA)

cropper.

Saturn

Terrace Amber®

Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Mid August

An unusual small, flat shaped fruit, very sweet and succulent

A naturally dwarf peach variety making it perfect for patio

orange flesh, ideal for children.

growing and small spaces. Produces bright pink flowers in the spring which are followed by a heavy crop of large yellow fleshed peaches with superb, melting juicy taste.

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Pear Barnet

3

P

Picking Month: Early October Syn; Hedgehog Pear. Heavy cropping Perry Pear variety. Crops from an early age. Brown russetted small fruit.

Benita® Rafzas

2

Picking Month: Mid September Pear x Asian Pear combining the best of these fruits. Crisp texture, mellow sweet flavour, hardy and disease

Pear Conference

resistant. (Switzerland)

Beth

Beurré Hardy

3

4

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Excellent garden variety. Pale green to pale yellow with smooth

Light green covered with bronze russet. Rough skin. Tender,

skin. Small, sweet, juicy flesh. Good cropper. (Kent 1938)

juicy with rose water flavour. Good cropper. Vigorous and good for poor soils. (France 1820)

Beurré Superfin

Black Worcester

3

4

Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: October

Medium size, mid-green turning yellow with light brown russet

Large, dull green with brown russet, many have purplish flush.

patches. Pale yellow flesh has delicious flavour. (Angers,

Crisp, coarse, fairly juicy flesh. Excellent stewing pear. (16th C)

France 1837)

Blakeney Red

4

P

Brandy

P

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early October

Very reliable, heavy cropping variety. Fruit yellow with heavy

Small, pale greenish-yellow with bright red flush. Crops heavily,

flush. Makes a medium acid/tannin perry. (Gloucestershire)

can bear biennially. Tree is small-medium.

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Catillac

Christie

4

3

Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: September

Large full green fruit changing to greenish yellow. Excellent for

Well known amongst Scottish fruit enthusiasts. Large, sweet,

baking and a superb exhibition fruit. Store until February and

mellow and a reliable cropper. (Pre 1900)

beyond. (France 1665)

Concorde

Conference

4

3

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Pale green turning yellow, patches of gold/brown russet. Flesh

One of the most reliable varieties. Yellowish-green with brown

sweet and juicy. Heavy cropping. Compact grower. Good for

russet areas, occasional pink flush on chalk soil. Sweet, juicy

organic growing. (Kent 1977)

eater and a good cropper. (Herts 1885)

Doyenné du Comice

Fondante d’Automne

4

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Late September

Superb quality pear. Pale green turning yellow. Occasional red

High quality and reliable, a good garden variety. Green turning

flush. Flesh has rich juicy flavour. (France 19th C)

yellow with pinkish flush and mottled brown russet. Melting juicy texture. (France 1825)

Giant Conference®

Gin

3

4

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: October

A super charged Conference. Up to 40% bigger and slightly

A rare but excellent variety for resistance to scab and canker

rounder. Yellowish-green with brown russet areas. Sweet, juicy

with good keeping quality and medium acid and tannin.

eater. (Conference Moors® EU pending 4057222)

(Gloucestershire)

Glou Morceau

Gorham

2

P

1

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Yellowish-green with a little russet. Fine, melting and juicy

Pale green turning yellow, some are heavily russetted. Cream,

texture, classic flavour. Reliable cropper. (Belgium 1750)

fine and juicy flesh with a sweet musky flavour. A reliable pear. (USA 1910)

Green Horse

P

4

Hellens Early

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Mid September

Green/yellow perry pear with an orange flush. Makes a high

Heavy crops of round, greenish-yellow fruits. Makes a medium

acid/low tannin perry of good quality.

tannin perry of average quality.

Hendré Huffcap

P

4

Humbug (Stripy)

P

3

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

Medium acid, low tannin for a pleasant, light quality perry.

Green, yellow and pink striped pear. Sweet and juicy texture

(Gloucestershire)

with a thick skin. Even young shoots appear stripey in winter. (Ukraine)

Invincible delwinor fertilia®

Jargonelle

2

1

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: September

Pale yellow flesh, musky and juicy. A hardy and long lived pear making a majestic tree. (1629)

Tough and hardy, heavy cropping often producing a second flowering after a heavy frost. Ideal for exposed areas. (France)

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Pear Obelisk®

Josephine de Malines

4

Judge Amphlet

1

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Delicious flavour with a dark red flush. Sweet and moderately

A medium sized tree with narrow crown in the early years.

juicy. Shows good resistance to pear scab. Keeps very well.

Pyriform fruit greenish-yellow, russet cheek. Makes light low

(Belgium 1830)

tannin perry. (Worcestershire 20th C)

Louise Bonne of Jersey

2

Merton Pride

P

3

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Small-medium, pale green turning yellowish-green fruit with

Large, green fruit turning yellow, with some russet. Creamy

dark red flush. White flesh melting and sweet. Reliable cropper.

white flesh soft, sweet and juicy. Good cropper.

(France 1780)

Moonglow

3

Obelisk®

3

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: October

Bright lemon skin when ripe. Mid-season, similar to Williams

Dwarf pear with upright, columnar habit. Ideal for small spaces

Bon Chrétien, but with a finer flavour and texture. (USA 1960)

and patio growing. Green with a slight flush, crunchy with a delicate taste. Stores well into winter. (Slovakia)

Onward

Packham’s Triumph

3

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: October

Quite resistant to frost. Light green to yellow-green, some pink

Bright green changing to pale yellow with some bumpy russet.

flushing or heavy russet. Sweet, rich, juicy. Good crops. Will not

Flesh juicy. Can be small but crops heavily and keeps well.

pollinate Comice. (Surrey 1947)

Compact growth. (Australia 19th C)

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4

4

Red Pear

5

Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Early October

Very large, long, golden yellow russeted fruit. Yellowish white

Heavy croppers of low acid and low tannin perry pears of good

flesh juicy, rich flavour. One of the finest eating quality.

average quality. Keeps well after harvest.

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Santa Claus

Sensation

4

3

Picking Month: December

Picking Month: August

Rich highly perfumed with finely textured melting pale cream

Sport of Williams Bon Chrétien with red skin and red foliage

flesh, juicy and sweet. Named for its late ripening in December.

in spring. Fine texture, melting juicy. Best pollinators Comice,

(Belgium/France 1875)

Conference and Winter Nelis.

Shipover

Thorn

5

4

P

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Rare inter-hybrid between Pear and Whitebeam. Small and

Small tree with upright habit and multi spur systems. Abundant

delicious fruit. White flowers, large leaves, felted beneath.

crops of small yellow fruits with some russet. Low tannin perry. (Gloucestershire circa 1670)

Williams Bon Chrétien

Winnal’s Longdon

3

4

P

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: October

A good early eating variety, medium-large, pale green turning

Green/yellow with red flush. Makes a medium to high acid, low

golden yellow. Very juicy and sweet. Regular good cropper.

tannin perry. Can be biennial. (Hereford 1790)

(Berkshire 1770)

Winter Nelis

4

Picking Month: November Pale green turning yellowish-green, almost covered by russet. Greenish-white flesh is juicy and sweet. Small and late with frost resistance. (Belgium 1818)

Plum Toptaste® Kulinaria

Plum Avalon

2

Picking Month: Mid August Large, round-oval red. One of finest quality desserts. Strong tree, shy cropping in its early years. Partially self fertile. (Bristol circa 1980)

Belle de Louvain

3

Picking Month: Mid August Very large purple fruit, firm texture and sweet. Good for culinary and dessert use. (Belgium 1845)

Blaisdon Red

Blue Tit

3

2

Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: August

Vibrant purple-red skin which turns a golden, flesh bright red

Old Laxtons variety with blue black bloom and yellow flesh.

when cooked. Heavy crops of medium sized fruit. (Blaisdon,

Good quality for dessert and cooking.

Gloucester)

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Czar

Edda

3

2

Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Late August

Medium, dark purple plum with a sweet yellow flesh. Can

An excellent dessert plum. Blue skinned fruits and yellow flesh

produce very heavy crops and always reliable. (Herts. 19th C)

with a fine, rich and juicy flavour. (Norway)

Excalibur

Ferbleue

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Picking Month: September

Picking Month: August

A vigorous tree, shy cropping but sacrificing quantity for quality

Blue plum of very good flavour due to its high sugar content.

is worthwhile in this case. Pollinated by Victoria amongst others. (Bristol circa 1980)

Gordon Castle

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Guinevere

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Picking Month: Early September

Picking Month: Late September

A native hardy plum for northern districts. Greenish-yellow but

Large and heavy cropping around Marjorie’s Seedling time with

sweet with an excellent flavour. (Scotland)

probably better eating quality. Extended shelf life when fridge stored. (Kent 2000)

Haganta®

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Herman

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Picking Month: September

Picking Month: Mid July

Large, blue plum, strong scented with excellent flavour. Keeps

Medium, blue-black, very early, freestone, golden flesh and

well. Partially self fertile. Freestone. (Germany 2005)

excellent eating quality. A week earlier than Czar and with improved flavour. (Sweden 1970)

Jubilee

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Katinka®

Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Late June

Superb eating quality. Similar to Victoria, but larger, and picks

Very early dark purple-blue fruits with juicy yellow flesh.

one week earlier. Strong growing, recommended on Pixy.

Very productive variety with huge crops of delicious plums.

(Sweden 1985)

(Germany)

Kea

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Manaccan

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Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Late August

A very special culinary plum from the Fal Valley in Cornwall.

An old Cornish variety. Yellow skin with an orange blush.

Makes incredible jam, preserves and liqueur.

Traditionally used for jam making but is often sweet. (Cornwall)

Marjorie’s Seedling

Meritare

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3

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Late September

A dessert plum, similar quality to Victoria larger fruit and

One of the latest picking plums for September. Large and good

earlier. Red in colour with yellow, juicy flesh. Suitable for colder

quality purple fruit. Dual purpose. Good cropper. (Berks 1912)

areas in the UK. (Sweden 1985)

Opal

Purple Pershore

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Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Late August

One of the most reliable garden plums. Known as the early

Very large purple to almost black fruit. A useful dual-purpose

Victoria. A medium, reddish-purple fruit with superb flavour.

plum. (Worcester)

(Sweden 1925)

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Plum Victoria

Queen’s Crown

Reeves

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Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Late August

A large, round oval pink-red fruit with yellow flesh.

Flavoursome plum, round attractive red skin, freestone. A high

Good cropper.

quality dessert variety. (Canada 1940)

River’s Early Prolific

Sanctus Hubertus

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Picking Month: July

Picking Month: Late July

A good heavy cropping early season plum. Small bluish-purple.

Large purple-blue oval fruit for early August. One of the best

Good dessert variety when fully ripe. (Herts. circa 1820)

early croppers, fruits need to ripen before eating. (Belgium)

Seneca

Tophit Plus®

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2

Picking Month: Early September

Picking Month: Early September

Reddish-purple, large oval fruit with sweet yellow flesh.

Large, firm, sweet and tasty fruit that are steel blue in colour.

Very good quality freestone dessert. Perfect for any garden!

Freestone and good plum pox resistance. (Germany)

(USA)

Toptaste® Kulinaria

Victoria

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Picking Month: Early September

Picking Month: Late August

Medium sized, firm, juicy and very aromatic sweet yellow flesh.

Most popular plum. Oval, bright red fruit in August-early

One of several ‘Top’ bred varieties highly regarded for quality

September for dessert or making puddings and preserves.

and cropping. (Germany)

A clean freestone and very productive.

Warwickshire Drooper

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Yellow Pershore

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Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Mid August

Large yellow dessert fruit, juicy and good for eating

A reliable cropper for dessert as well as the ideal bottling plum.

and cooking. Crops well and regular. Drooping habit.

Large, yellow fruits with juicy flesh, sweet and sharp. (Worcs.

(Worcs/Glos. Pre 1920s)

19th C)

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Plum Crosses Aprium Aprisali Picking Month: July Hardy inter-specific fruit produces juicy, crimson fruits with a beautiful taste and aroma. Compact grower.

Cherrycot Aprikyra

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Picking Month: Mid July Apricot x Cherry. Dark purple/red round fruits with a wonderful cherry aroma, smaller than an apricot but bigger than a cherry. Frost resistant and productive.

Miracot Aprimira®

Miracot Aprimira®

Plumcot Flavor King

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Picking Month: August

Picking Month: August

Mirabelle x Apricot. A wonderfully mandarin flavoured sweet

Plum x Apricot (Pluot®). Red-purple round fruits with red flesh.

and juicy egg shaped fruit. Yellow with a pretty red blush.

Spicy, juicy and delicious tasting. Will cross pollinate with

(Germany)

Plums and Gages.

Quince Aromatnaya

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Picking Month: September (Syn: Krymsk) A smooth rounded shaped fruit (not knobbly). One of the few that have claims of fresh eating qualities. Heavy cropping. (Russia)

Bereczki

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Picking Month: October An old traditional variety. Pear shaped fruit that are big, juicy and nicely acidic. Yellow flesh turns reddish when cooked. (Hungary 19th C)

Meech’s Prolific

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Quince Meeches Prolific

Portugal

Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Late September

Large subtle pink flowers and very large, pear-shaped fruit.

Early ripening variety with high quality for cooking and

Yellow when fully ripe. Sweet and strong scent. (USA 1880)

preserving. Turns pink when cooked.

Serbian Gold

Vranja

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Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

Highly productive variety for culinary use, including Quince

Large pale green-yellow fruit, similar in shape and size to

Liqueur. Healthy tree with good resistance to leaf blight.

Meech’s Prolific. (Serbia 1800)

(Serbia)

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Raspberry Autumn Bliss Picking Month: August An early autumn fruiting variety picked from early AugustOctober. Heavy cropper. Outstanding. (Kent 1974)

Glen Ample Picking Month: July Mid season, high yeilding, spine free variety with large fleshy quality. Fruit picking over a long period. (Scotland 1978)

Raspberry Autumn Bliss

Golden Everest

Lowberry® Little Sweet Sister

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: August

The original mid-season yellow raspberry. Delicious sweet

A compact dwarf autumn fruiting raspberry. Medium sized dark

golden berries that are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.

red with a sweet mild flavour. Excellent for balconies and patio growing like all the Lowberry® series.

Lowberry® Goodasgold

Tulameen

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: July

Excellent quality yellow raspberry.

Good quality medium to large fruits, few spines mainly at the cane base. Late summer season and long picking period.

Redcurrant

Redcurrant Rovada

Junifer Picking Month: July Early season. Easy to pick and one of the highest yielding varieties. Good disease resistance. Very reliable. The fruits are preceded by a show of attractive flowers.

Rovada Picking Month: July Now the most popular variety for its high yields of superb quality fruit. Long strigs of large berries.

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Rhubarb Strawberry Surprise Picking Month: April Strong, vigorous plants producing vivid red stems with a wellbalanced acidity. Voted the best flavoured rhubarb in the RHS Wisley trials (AGM)

Timperley Early Picking Month: Mid February A good forcing variety for early young tender shoots. Red-based pink stems, very tender and deliciously sweet.

Victoria Picking Month: Mid March The best cooking variety, recommended for it’s sweet, juicy and mild flavours. Very attractive.

Rhubarb Strawberry Surprise

Juneberry Smoky Picking Month: Late June Excellent sweet flavour and a reliable cropper of high quality berries. Also well regarded as a small ornamental tree.

Thiessen Picking Month: Mid June The largest fruiting Saskatoon and one of the earliest. Very productive and reliable. Sharp, tangy flavours.

Tayberry

Juneberry Smoky

Tayberry Buckingham

Buckingham Picking Month: July (Raspberry x Blackberry). The thornfree Tayberry, large and succulent with delicious sweet and aromatic taste.

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Vine Bacchus Picking Month: September White. Outdoor. This is recommended as the best white wine variety for the UK. Flavoursome fruits that juice into delicious wine.

Black Hamburgh Picking Month: Early October Black. Indoor. A reliable, excellent quality sweetwater type. Large bunches of quality dessert grapes.

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Dornfelder

Lakemont

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Red. Outdoor. A good hardy red grape combining heavy crops of

White. Outdoor. Big sets of yellow oval fruit with Muscat

very edible grapes with stunning autumn leaf colour.

flavour. Thin bunches for larger fruit if needed. Resistant to downy mildew. (USA 1972)

Muscat Bleu

Phoenix

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: October

Blue/Black. Outdoor. This is the modern mildew resistant

White. Outdoor. Large and produces a fine Muscat aroma.

outdoor blue-black eating grape of choice.

Heavy yielding, ripens early October turning yellow when ready to pick. Dessert and wine.

Polo Muscat

Regent

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

White. Outdoor. A good quality table/wine grape. Slight Muscat

Blue/Black. Outdoor. Large blue-black grape matures to a true

aroma with balanced acidity. High yields of early ripening

black in good summers, sweet refreshing flavour. Red leaves

yellow-green fruits.

adding value as a climbing shrub.

Strawberry

Suffolk Red

Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: September

Red. Outdoor. (‘Fragola’). Intense rich flavours with a strong hint

Red. Outdoor. Bright purple red eating grape that crops early

of strawberry, very productive and easy to grow.

in autumn. Good winter hardiness even for northern gardens.

Freshly potted vines

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Walnut Apollo Picking Month: September Large round, thin shelled nut with pale yellow kernel. Strong grower, crops early in life. Partially self fertile.

Broadview Picking Month: September Precocious from year three and slightly resistant to frost at flowering time. Small compact tree. (Canada)

Walnut Broadview

Buccaneer

Chandler

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Healthy and robust. Nut is round and carried in abundance,

Accounts for much of California and Turkish commercial

particularly suited for pickling.

production. A high quality large round nut, thin shell. Experimental in the UK. Partially self-fertile.

Fernette

Fernor

Picking Month: November

Picking Month: September

Large good quality globular nut similar to Fernor and a good

Similar to Fernette. Late leafing, precocious flowering and late

pollinator for the same variety.

ripening form. Thin shelled for easy kernel extraction.

Franquette

Lara

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Superb late season quality, large oval shaped with a thin shell.

Heavy cropping large. Excellent quality and a magnificent

Strong growing but late into leaf so avoiding frosts. Reliable.

feature for the larger garden. A unique creamy flavour. Needs

(France)

Franquette as a pollinator.

Mars

Red Danube

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

From the same breeding programme as Jupiter and Saturn.

One of only a few red skinned walnuts. A small roundish nut

Reliable cropper and climatically suited to UK conditions.

with a good flavour kernel and a low vigour tree.

(Czech)

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Sychrov

Tulare

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Excellent flavour. Stunning pink to deep red kernels. Exceptional

A large, round walnut with very high quality kernels.

for oil production. (Czech)

(California 1967)

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Whitecurrant

Whitecurrant Blanka

Blanka Picking Month: September Reliable, large, sweet berries with a long cropping season.

Apple and Blossom

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Trained Fruit Espalier apples

Cordon apples

Cordons

Espaliers

We grow our cordons on semi-dwarf rootstocks:

We grow our espaliers on semi-vigorous rootstocks:

M9 (Apples), Quince Eline® (Pears).

MM106 (Apples), Quince A (Pears).

Apple Varieties:

Apple Varieties:

Bountiful, Braeburn, Bramley 20, Cox Self Fertile,

Ashmead’s Kernel, Bountiful, Braeburn,

Egremont Russet, Herefordshire Russet®, James Grieve,

Bramley’s Seedling, Christmas Pippin, Cox Self Fertile,

Laxton’s Superb, Little Pax®, Rosette™, Scrumptious®

Discovery, Egremont Russet, Ellison’s Orange, Fiesta,

Pear Varieties: Concorde, Conference, Doyenne du Comice

Golden Delicious, Herefordshire Russet®, James Grieve, Katy, Kidd’s Orange Red, Laxton’s Superb, Red Devil, Red Falstaff®, Red Windsor®, Rosette™, Scrumptious®, Spartan, Sunset, TICKLED PINK Baya® Marisa, Winter Gem

Family Trees Our family trees on semi-vigorous rootstocks: MM106 (Apples), Quince A (Pears). Three varieties are selected that cross-pollinate well and offer a delicious choice of fruit. Apple Varieties: Bramley 20/Christmas P/Scrumptious(Family), Cox /Fiesta®/Herefordshire Russet ®(Family), Cox SF/James Grieve/Katy (Family) Pear Varieties: Comice/Conference/Concorde ®(Family), Conf/Comice/Williams (Family)

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Trained Fruit Trees


All of our trained fruit trees are available in 12L containers. Forms that require more disciplined pruning, such as espaliers, cordons and step-overs, are done with apples and pears that are more spur-bearing and respond well to hard pruning. Stone fruit, such as plums, gages, apricots and peaches, prefer a lighter touch so these are only trained as fans. See page 12 for more information about our trained fruit tree specifications.

Fan-trained We grow our fans on semi-vigorous rootstocks: MM106 (Apples), Quince A (Pears), Colt (Cherries), St. Julien A and Wavit (Apricots, Damsons, Gages, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums). Apple Varieties: Ashmead’s Kernel, Bountiful, Braeburn, Bramley’s Seedling, Christmas Pippin®, Cox Self Fertile, Discovery, Egremont Russet, Ellison’s Orange, Fiesta, Golden Delicious, Herefordshire Russet®, James Grieve, Katy, Kidd’s Orange Red, Laxton’s Superb, Limelight, Red Devil, Red Falstaff®, Red Windsor®, Rosette™, Scrumptious®, Spartan, Sunset, TICKLED PINK Baya® Marisa, Winter Gem Apricot Varieties:

Fan-trained pears

Goldcot®, Golden Glow, Tomcot® Cherry Varieties:

Nectarine Varieties:

Morello, Stella, Summer Sun, Sunburst, Sweetheart®

Lord Napier

Damson Varieties:

Peach Varieties:

Merryweather, Shropshire Prune

Peregrine, Rochester, Saturn

Fig Varieties:

Plum Varieties:

Brown Turkey

Czar, Guinevere, Marjorie’s Seedling, Opal, Victoria

Gage Varieties:

Malus Varieties:

Cambridge, Old Green Gage, Oullins Golden

Red Sentinel

Step over apples

Step-overs We grow our step-overs on dwarf rootstocks: M27 (Apples), Quince Eline® (Pears). Apple Varieties: Bramley 20, Christmas Pippin ®, Cox Self Fertile, Egremont Russet, Fiesta, Herefordshire Russet®, James Grieve, Limelight, Red Devil, Red Falstaff ®, Red Windsor®, Rosette™, Scrumptious®, TICKLED PINK Baya® Marisa Pear Varieties: Concorde, Conference, Doyenne du Comice

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Ornamental Trees


Albizia julibrissin Ombrella


Abies (Fir) Abies concolor ‘Violacea’ Tree Shape: Conical (The White/Colorado Fir). One of the bluest firs with very silvery-blue needles. A naturally smallish tree. Abies concolor ‘Violacea’

Acacia Acacia dealbata

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Tree Shape: Spreading Evergreen shrub with finely divided grey-green leaves and fragrant yellow flowers, borne in terminal clusters. Acacia dealbata

Acer (Maple) Acer campestre Tree Shape: Standard Round-headed, good for hedges. Five lobed leaves pinkish-red turn golden russet and dark purple in autumn.

Acer campestre ‘Carnival’ Tree Shape: Standard Bold, white leaf margins and pink growing tips make this a cheerful and distinctive small tree. Prune hard in winter to increase leaf size for a more dramatic effect. (Holland)

Acer campestre ‘Red Shine’ Tree Shape: Standard Narrow pyramidal habit. New leaves crimson in spring, fading to mauve/green in summer, turning yellow in autumn. Acer x conspicuum Phoenix

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Acer capillipes

Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Young growth coral red, green then reddish-orange in autumn.

Young leaves a stunning red turning golden yellow for many

Yellow flowers, striated bark and pink fruits.

weeks. Wonderful autumn tints.

Acer cappadocicum ‘Rubrum’

Acer caudatifolium

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Fiery blood-red young leaves turn green in summer and later

A small to medium-sized, densely-branched tree with smooth

assume golden yellow autumn tints. An excellent specimen and

green to reddish-green bark marked with faint white stripes.

garden tree.

Acer crataegifolium ‘Veitchii’

Acer davidii VIPER® ‘mindavi’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Long dark green leaves with striking white and pale pink

(Snake Bark Maple) Dynamic white and green striated bark.

variegation in summer, then brilliant pink and purple in autumn.

More tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions than other snake barks. Lovely orange autumn leaf colours.

Acer griseum

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Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Paper Bark Maple) Brown flaking old bark shows new bark

Attractive leaves are white variegated with salmon pink edges.

beneath. Green-yellow flowers and attractive winged seeds.

Can be pruned hard in early spring creating a superb exotic foliage effect in late summer. Attractive grey-white stems in winter. (Holland)

Acer negundo ‘Kelly’s Gold’ Tree Shape: Standard

Acer palmatum ‘Beni-Schichihenge’

A bushy-headed tree. Leaves emerge bright yellow, becoming

Tree Shape: Bushy

yellow-green as they mature, then turning yellow again in

(Japenese Maple) A striking and rare form. Leaves blue-green,

autumn. In spring, male plants produce yellow-green, tasslelike flowers.

lobes margined with pinkish-white or almost entirely bright orange-pink.

Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’ Tree Shape: Bushy (Japanese Maple) Beautiful palmatum with finely cut reddish purple leaves.

Acer palmatum dissectum Tree Shape: Bushy (Japanese Maple) Often used as a suitable generic name for any rounded, shapely, slow growing shrub with finely lobed green leaves turning bronze-yellow in autumn.

Acer griseum

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Acer palmatum ‘Enkan’

Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) A lovely little palmatum with wine-red

(Japanese Maple) A stronger growing and excellent form with

deeply lobed foliage in the spring turning shades of bright red in

finely dissected purple leaves.

the autumn.

Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’

Acer palmatum ‘Kinshi’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) Attractive five lobed leaves unfolding bright

(Japanese Maple) A delicate form with bronze, finely narrowed,

orange yellow in the spring with enhanced colours in the

filigree leaves and a gentle weeping habit. Bronze autumn

autumn. The name ‘Katsura’ means ‘wig’.

colours.

Acer palmatum ‘Linearilobum’

Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple)A unique variety with long, narrow divided

(Japanese Maple) A lovely cultivar similar to ‘Katsura’ with

leaves. Light green bamboo-like foliage turns bright yellow in

seven lobed orange leaves emerging, later becoming lemon

the autumn.

yellow with orange tinged margins. Autumn colours are bright yellow gold. (Italy)

Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’

Acer palmatum ‘Pixie’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) Classic green leaves in summer, turning fiery

(Japanese Maple) Bright pink leaves in spring darkening to deep

red in autumn.

reddish-bronze in summer. Bright red autumn colour.

Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’ (Senkaki)

Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) Bright green, finely cut leaves, tinged bright

(Japanese Maple) One of the most vibrant of small winter trees.

red when young. Reliable orange, yellow and crimson autumn

Tree Shape: Bushy

Bright coral red stems in winter. Small palmate, pale green

colours.

leaves turn gold in autumn.

Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’

Acer palmatum ‘Suminagashi’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) An upright and compact tree with a dwarfing

(Japanese Maple) One of the best of the Matsumae Group.

habit. Leaves two tone red, turning maroon with age.

Large leaves, upright, well-branched tree-like shrub. Leaves rich dark purple in spring, turning deep maroon in summer, crimson red in autumn.

Acer palmatum ‘Tamukeyama’

Acer palmatum ‘Trompenburg’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) (Syn: ‘Dissectum Tamuke yama) Crimson-

(Japanese Maple) A graceful form with deep purple-red narrow

red dissected leaves which unfold to dark purple throughout

lobed leaves, turning green in the summer and red in autumn.

summer, turning scarlet in autumn. One of the best and most

(Holland)

robust purple dissected forms.

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Acer palmatum Crimson Queen

Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’

Acer platanoides

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

(Japanese Maple) A dome-shaped bush. Young leaves are

(Norway Maple) Fast growing. Five lobed leaves pale then

reddish and become greener with age, followed by golden

bright green. Mellow yellow colours in autumn. Clusters of lime

autumn colour.

green flowers in spring.

Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’

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Acer platanoides ‘Crimson Sentry’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Lime green flowers tinged red in April followed by large, intense

An upright but less vigorous form of Crimson King.

purple leaves turning orange in autumn. Tolerates semi-shade. Fast growing.

Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’

Acer platanoides ‘Princeton Gold’®

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A popular garden tree. Globe-headed with green leaves and

(PRIGO) Golden leaved Norway Maple retaining its colour

striking white marginal band. A good foil for purple and gold

throughout the season. Resistant to scorch in the hottest of

leaved shrubs.

summers. Fast growing.

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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’

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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Esk Sunset’ Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A compact small tree with bronze-green emerging leaves

A distinctive small mop-headed tree. Spring foliage opens

opening to show pink and green splashes with stripes and starting pink undersides.

salmon pink, turning green. Suitable for small gardens. Slow growing.

Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Prinz Handjery’

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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Simon-louis Frères’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A similar form to ‘Brilliantissimum’ but more vigorous and open

A slow growing, broadly spreading tree. Leaves variegated with

in habit. The salmon pink leaves also last longer and have

cream, pink and purple.

purple undersides.

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Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Flame’

Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A more tightly branched and compact headed tree than most

Spectacular scarlet autumn colours, winter twigs have a red

rubrums. Stunning autumn colours of orange and reds with

hue, as do its tiny spring flowers. Leaves emerge in spring pale

delicate spring flowers.

yellow gradually darkening to green. Cultivated in Europe since

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the 17th Century.

Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’®

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Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Glossy green leaves turning brilliant red in the autumn holding

An upright tree with three lobed leaves and stunning orange-

its leaves quite late. A reliable, attractive tree.

red autumn colour. Red flowers appear in spring.

Acer rufinerve

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Acer saccharinum

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

White striated bark. Dark green leaves, bright reddish-yellow

(Silver Maple) Delicate cut leaves silver and downy beneath,

autumn colours. Broadly columnar, medium sized.

producing good gold-yellow autumn colour. Early greenish-

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yellow flowers.

Acer saccharum

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Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Sugar Maple) A worthy majestic, healthy tree for any situation

(Moonrise or Fullmoon Maple) Dramatic autumn burnt-orange

and famous for its ‘Maple Syrup’ production.

and red foliage. Cream and pink flowers in the spring.

Acer tataricum ‘Hot Wings’ Tree Shape: Standard

Acer tegmentosum ‘White Tigress’

Deciduous, upright, spreading tree with scarlet red samaras

Tree Shape: Standard

contrasting with the rich green foliage before the leaves

Exceptional snakebark maple with whitish-blue and green

change.

striated bark. Attractive orange and yellow autumn tints.

Acer x conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’

Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’®

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Leaves have attractive pink variegation with deep red young

Spectacular, bright orange red leaves in the autumn. A hybrid of

shoots. Colourful winter bark, exceptional small tree.

Acer rubrum and saccharnum. Silvery-grey bark.

Acer x freemanii ‘Morgan’ Tree Shape: Standard An outstanding new hybrid of the red and silver maple combining the best of both with excellent, vivid autumn colour.

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Aesculus (Horse Chestnut)

Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’

Aesculus hippocastanum

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Tree Shape: Standard (Common Horse Chestnut) Sticky buds, large palmate leaves, yellow/orange in autumn. White ‘candle’ flowers. Green husks with conkers.

Aesculus parviflora

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Tree Shape: Spreading (Bottle Brush Buckeye) A medium to large shrub, leaves bronze in spring and yellow in autumn. Slender panicles of white flowers with attractive red anthers. (USA)

Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Red Horse Chestnut) Compact, dense habit with deep pink flower bracts. Glossy brown ‘conkers’. Slow growing, resistant to ‘Chestnut Leaf Miner’.

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Albizia (Silk Tree) Albizia julibrissin ‘Chocolate Fountain’TM

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Tree Shape: Bushy A stunning purple weeping form of the Silk Tree. Delicate purple foliage and fluffy pink flowers make this a perfect tree for smaller spaces or patio growing.

Albizia julibrissin ‘Ombrella’®

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Tree Shape: Bushy (BOUBRI) Exotic but hardy, small, shrubby tree with delicate feathered leaves. Dense-headed, deep pink flowers from July to Albizia julibrissin Ombrella

September.

Albizia julibrissin ‘Shidare’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’®

Majestic weeping form with attractive pink powder-puff

Tree Shape: Bushy

julibrissin flowers. Beautiful mimosa-like feathered foliage

An unusual purple version, very intense in spring and early

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summer. Pleasant sweet melon scent. A spectacular and beautiful small tree.

Alnus glutinosa Imperialis

Alnus (Alder) Alnus glutinosa ‘Imperialis’ Tree Shape: Standard The most ornamental and graceful form with deeply, fine cut leaves. Purple male catkins in autumn.

Alnus incana ‘Aurea’

Alnus x spaethii

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A conical form with yellow-green leaves. Conspicuous male

(Spaeth Alder) A fast growing tree with lovely long yellow

catkins in spring. The smaller female catkins are followed by

catkins in spring, followed by attractive, glossy serrated leaves

small cone-like fruit that turn dark brown in autumn and persist

in summer turning shades of yellow/orange in autumn.

into winter.

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Amelanchier ( Juneberry)

Amelanchier alnifolia Obelisk®

Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’®

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Tree Shape: Bushy An interesting fastigiate form with a dense branch structure and an intense display of single white flowers in April.

Amelanchier canadensis ‘Glenform’ Rainbow Pillar®

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Tree Shape: Bushy Recent introduction from Ohio USA. A neat compact upright form with good autumn colour and white scented flowers.

Amelanchier ovalis ‘Edelweiss’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Long panicles of white pretty flowers cover this tree in spring. Silvery young leaves turn green in the summer.

Amelanchier ‘La Paloma’

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Amelanchier laevis ‘R.J. Hilton’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Previously distributed as A. laevis) Pure white, pendulous

Pink buds, large white flowers, coppery emerging leaves.

racemes look sensational against the coppery-red young

Excellent reddish-yellow autumn leaf colours. (Canada)

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leaves in April. Excellent autumn colour.

Amelanchier laevis ‘Snow Flakes’

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Amelanchier lamarckii

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

This small tree or large shrub has beautiful orange-red

Small tree or large bush. Large, single, white flowers in April

autumn colours. Profusion of small white flowers in spring. Indistinguishable from canadensis.

are lovely contrast to the emerging copper foliage. Bronze red autumn colours.

Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Ballerina’

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Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A form with large trusses of white flowers and edible fruits. A

An upright form for the smaller garden with emerging pink

stunning display of reddish-purple in autumn colours.

flowers slowly turning to pure white. Great autumn colours!

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Arbutus (Strawberry Tree) Arbutus unedo

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Kilarney Strawberry Tree) Evergreen, dark green shredding bark. Large dark green leaves. Small ‘urn-shaped’ white flowers, red ‘strawberry’ fruit.

Arbutus unedo

Betula (Birch) Betula alba pendula Tree Shape: Standard (Common Silver Birch) White peeling bark with age, slightly pendulous branches. Diamond-shaped green leaves turn yellow in autumn. (Europe)

Betula albosinensis ‘Hergest’ Tree Shape: Standard A rare and beautiful selection with light copper brown shiny bark. Matt green, sharply toothed leaves and downy shoots. (Herefordshire) Betula albosinensis ‘Kansu’

Betula albosinensis ‘Kansu’

Betula albosinensis ‘Pink Champagne’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Chinese Red Barked Birch) A strong growing form with

(Chinese Red Barked Birch) Pale pink bark, peeling in sheets in

multi-coloured copper and pink bark. One of the best forms

the winter months. Leaves are pale green turning lovely shades

of the albosinensis species.

of yellow in autumn.

Betula albosinensis ‘Red Panda’

Betula apoiensis ‘Mount Apoi’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A superb strong growing form with early peeling red bark

(Syn: B ermanii ‘Mount Apoi’) A slow growing tree perfect for

exposing grey and purple shades underneath.

small gardens. Creamy white bark develops a shaggy nature with age. (Mount Apoi, Hokkaiddo, Japan)

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Betula costata ‘Daleside’

Betula ermanii ‘Grayswood Hill’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Selected from a beautiful seedling at Daleside Nursery in

A graceful large birch with creamy white bark with horizontal

Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The white, creamy, smooth bark is

lenticels. Rich yellow leaves in autumn.

comparable to the best of white utilis forms. Dark green leaves and yellow catkins.

Betula ermanii ‘Polar Bear’

Betula ‘Fascination’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Strong growing quickly developing a pure white trunk.

(Chinese Red Barked Birch) Deep orange, satin, peeling bark

Attractive, long catkins.

revealing layers of variable colour. Exceptional long brown catkins in the spring.

Betula ‘Fetisowii’

Betula nigra ‘Black Star’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A lovely hybrid, slow growing and graceful birch. Noted for its

Superb satin cinnamon bark standing out in shreds. Graceful

smooth, creamy, chalk-white bark. Suitable for the smaller

and airy with plenty of flexible branches.

gardens. (C Asia)

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ Tree Shape: Standard Vigorous with large glossy leaves turning yellow in autumn. Shaggy, pink, peeling bark.

Betula nigra ‘Shiloh Splash’ Tree Shape: Standard (Variegated River Birch) Highly distinctive variegated white margined leaves with pink tinged growing tip. Can revert.

Betula papyrifera ‘St George’ Tree Shape: Standard White and pale tan bark, contrasting with the dark brown of the branches. Small, dark green smooth leaves turn stunning shades of yellow in autumn. Betula Fascination

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Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’

Betula pendula ‘Fastigiata Joes’®

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

Tall, slender, graceful with cut leaves and drooping branchlets.

A very narrow, neat pyramidal habit, small attractive leaves

The glistening white bark provides winter interest. Yellow

and catkins. Bark turns a good white after 4-5 years.

autumn colour. (Sweden)

A breakthrough in tree selection and an exciting addition to our offering. EU20141206 (Holland)

Betula pendula ‘Golden Beauty’

Betula pendula ‘Golden Fountain’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A true golden leaved form. Yellow-golden serrated leaves and

(Golden Birch) Golden yellow serrated foliage in the summer

attractive bright white bark in the winter months.

turning bright yellow into the autumn. Creamy textured bark with deep fissures.

Betula pendula ‘Karaca’®

Betula pendula ‘Royal Frost’®

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

This small weeping birch has incredibly fine and thin delicate

Persistent rich burgundy leaves and, in time, a good white stem

leaves that are light green/yellow. Slow growing and ideal for

with cinnamon hues. Yellow-orange-red autumn colours.

pots and small spaces.

Betula pendula ‘Tristis’

Betula pendula ‘Youngii’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Weeping

Tall, narrow with pendulous twisting shoots. White bark

(Young’s Weeping Birch) Weeping tree, branches reach the

develops black fissures. Leaves yellow in autumn. Greenish

ground. White bark with black fissures. Serrated, glossy green

catkins.

leaves golden in autumn.

Betula ‘Red Lady’ Tree Shape: Standard An upright, conical tree with beautiful peeling red/brown bark. Glossy green leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. Catkins in early spring.

Betula utilis ‘Buddha’ Tree Shape: Standard Attractive pinkish brown copper bark, thinly washed with white and heavily-veined, large, glossy leaves. Betula Fetisowii

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Betula utilis ‘Cinnamon’

Betula utilis ‘Edinburgh’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Dark red to brown, cinnamon coloured peeling bark which can

Noted for it’s vigour and upright habit. Eventually developing a

be a beautiful winter feature. Catkins are produced in spring.

good white bark. Lovely displays of yellow in autumn. Ideal for a multi-stemmed tree. (Edinburgh)

Betula utilis ‘Forest Blush’

Betula utilis ‘Moonbeam’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Spreading

A fine white bark with a hint of pink. Attractive elegant leaves

Fine white trunk and is considerably smaller than other forms

that turn into a lovely yellow colour during the autumn.

making it ideal for the small garden. (Sussex)

Betula utilis ‘Nepalese Orange’

Betula utilis ‘Park Wood’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Rich orange smooth and freely peeling bark, with noticeable

A lovely strong growing birch with smooth, glossy, dark

horizontal bands of lenticels. Attractive and unusual form.

chocolate bark and attractive glossy leaves.

Betula utilis ‘Snow Queen’ Tree Shape: Standard

Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Rose’

(Syn: B. jacquemontii ‘Doorenbos’) Produces a lovely early

Tree Shape: Conical

white stem within three years. Strong yellowish-golden autumn

An upright, conical tree with beautiful peeling red/brown bark.

tints. One of the best selling ornamental trees.

Glossy green leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. Catkins in early spring.

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Grayswood Ghost’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Ascending branches, coppery bark peels to leave a distinctive

A striking form with bright white bark, upright branches and

white. Green serrated leaves, gold in autumn. Multi-stems

glossy green leaves. One of the best white bark selections!

grown naturally from a single root system. (India/Nepal)

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Jermyns’

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘McBeath’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A vigorous and healthy white barked form, broadly conical

Slow growing with an upright habit, one of the whitest varieties.

with large catkins. Whiteness in trunk takes a while to develop.

Perfect for small gardens with great autumn colours.

(Hampshire)

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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Trinity College’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

Striking white bark and large drooping dark green leaves. One of

Wonderful for the small garden with a gleaming white bark

the loveliest birches with dazzling white stems. (Hampshire)

from an early age, upright, graceful and light in stature.

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Calycanthus Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Large shrub or small tree. Dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn. This spectacular selection is covered in fragrant red-purple Magnolia-like flowers on terminal axillary shoots, extending the flowering season for up to two months.

Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Sweetshrub) Large shrub or small tree with upright then arching branches. Rich, dark, wine red, lightly scented flowers Calycanthus Aphrodite

are produced over a long summer period.

Carpinus (Hornbeam) Carpinus betulus Tree Shape: Standard (Common Hornbeam) Grey fluted trunk, ovate, serrate, ribbed leaves turn yellow in autumn. Green catkins followed by winged nuts. (Europe/Asia) Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’

Carpinus betulus ‘Lucas’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

Pyramidal habit, narrow when young and broadening as it

Erect pyramidal habit. Narrow as a young tree broadening with

matures. Good autumn colours of mellow yellow.

age. A particularly good upright form.

Carpinus betulus ‘Rockhampton Red’® ‘Lochglow’

Carpinus japonicus ‘Chinese Lantern’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A UK selection from Geoff Locke of Mount Pleasant Trees, with

Hardy selection of huge, hanging green/yellow flowered

lovely autumn colours of red and orange and persistent leaves.

hornbeam.

This rare characteristic brings a warmth to the hornbeam range. (UK 2016)

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Castanea (Chestnut)

Castanea sativa

Castanea sativa Tree Shape: Standard (Spanish or Sweet Chestnut) Fast growing. Distinctive twisting bark. Toothed leaves, yellow catkins in July. Rich brown edible nuts. (Europe)

Catalpa (Bean Tree) Catalpa bignonoides

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Tree Shape: Standard Heart-shaped leaves, white ‘foxglove’ type flowers with purple/ yellow speckles borne in large panicles.

Catalpa bignonoides ‘Aurea’

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Tree Shape: Spreading (Golden Indian Bean Tree) Low spreading habit. Large heartshaped golden velvety leaves fade to green. Panicles of white flowers.

Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’

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Tree Shape: Spreading Young leaves and shoots dark purple, almost black, gradually becoming dark green. Catalpa x erubescens Purpurea

Ceanothus (California Lilac) Ceanothus arboreus ‘Trewithen Blue’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Large panicles of deep blue slightly scented flowers in spring. A vigorous form, not the most hardy, but certainly the most beautiful.

Ceanothus arboreus Trewithen Blue

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Cedrus atlantica Glauca Pendula

Cedrus (Cedar) Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ Tree Shape: Standard The Blue Atlantic Cedar. Impressive, steel blue needle colour. Eventually becomes a large, pyramidal, stately specimen tree. Excellent for parks and large gardens.

Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’

Cedrus deodara ‘Karl Fuchs’

Tree Shape: Weeping

(Himalayan Cedar) A hardy clone of cedar with silvery blue

(Weeping Blue Cedar) A superb small weeping conifer with

needles which have pendulous tips. (Germany)

Tree Shape: Weeping

vertically hanging branches and steely blue long needles. (France)

Cedrus deodara ‘Klondyke’

Cedrus libani

Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Himalayan Cedar) This interesting cedar really stands out

(Cedar of Lebanon) Green-grey foliage with barrel shaped

having bright chartreuse green needles in summer and a bronze

purple cones. (1645)

gold winter colour. Broadly conical. (Canada)

Cercidiphyllum (Katsura) Cercidiphyllum japonicum Pendulum Tree Shape: Weeping (Weeping Katsura Tree) A rare and unusual form with long pendent branches and healthy attractive heart-shaped leaves. A stunning weeping tree.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum Tree Shape: Standard (Katsura Tree) A fast growing spreading tree. Small heartshaped pale yellow to smokey-pink foliage in autumn, scents the air with a burnt sugar aroma. (Japan/China)

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum Pendulum


Cercis (Redbud) Cercis canadensis ‘Alley Cat’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Beautiful white streaked variegation originally found growing in an alley.

Cercis canadensis ‘Carolina Sweetheart’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Rosy purple flowers in early spring, followed by heart-shaped pink, red and white leaves.

Cercis canadensis ‘Eternal Flame’®

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Syn; Flame Thrower®) Stunning glossy foliage emerges a fiery red, turning burnt orange-yellow as they age. The colour display persists through the season often showing 4-5 different

Cercis canadensis Carolina Sweetheart

shades on one branch. Small pink flowers in spring.

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

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Cercis canadensis ‘Golden Falls’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Weeping

Deep-reddish-purple foliage, velvet to the touch. Leaves gold

Steeply pendulous small tree with glowing golden yellow

and purple in autumn. Small, pea-like pink-mauve flowers

heart-shaped leaves in spring, turning green later. (USA)

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appear in May.

Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’®

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Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’®

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Weeping

Bright golden leaves with lavender flowers even on young

(Weeping Redbud) Contorted arching branches. Flowers more

plants. The first emerging leaves are red. (USA)

pink-purple than others. (USA)

Cercis canadensis ‘Merlot’® Tree Shape: Bushy

Cercis canadensis ‘Pink Pom Pom’®

An improvement on ‘Forest Pansy’ with glossy leaves and

Tree Shape: Bushy

prolific bright pink flowers. (USA)

(Weeping Redbud) A delightful double pink flowering form of

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canadensis with additional long pink flower stalks to add to its magic. (USA)

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Cercis canadensis ‘Rising Sun’

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Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Weeping

Unusual, attractive burnt orange-yellow leaf colours. Pink pea

(Weeping Redbud) A graceful weeping form with leaves a rich

like flowers in the spring.

purple similar to ‘Forest Pansy’. A special recent introduction.

Cercis canadensis ‘Vanilla Twist’

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Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’

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Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Weeping Redbud) Dainty white flowers and arching branches.

A beautiful small tree with shiny rich green leaves that

Graceful and weeping.

produces rosy-lilac pea-like flowers profusely from a young age.

Cercis reniformis ‘Oklahoma’

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Cercis reniformis ‘Texan White’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Oklahoma Redbud) Rose/magenta flowers. Thick lustrous

A stunning selection with precocious large white flowers.

green leaves. One of the best and robust forms of Redbud.

Cercis siliquastrum

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Cercis siliquastrum ‘Bodnant’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Judas Tree) A bushy tree with heart shaped leaves. Flowers are

Tolerant of a wide range of soils this superior form of the Judas

rosy-pink, pea-shaped, in clusters on the older wood. Fruit a

Tree has very deep purple flowers in May.

conspicuous flattened purplish pod.

Chamaecyparis

Chamaecyprais nootkatensis Pendula

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ Tree Shape: Weeping Medium sized, evergreen conifer forming a strong weeping, pyramidal tree. Long trailing curtains of dark grey-green foliage.

Cladrastis (Yellowwood) Cladrastis kentuckea

Cladrastis kentuckea

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Tree Shape: Bushy (The Yellowwood) A handsome tree producing long panicles of fragrant wisteria-like white flowers in June. Large attractive pinnate leaves turn yellow in autumn. (SE USA)

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Clerodendron (Glory Tree) Clerodendron trichotomum fargesii

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Glory Tree) Small tree or large shrub valued for its white scented flowers in August/September, blue berries and good autumn colour. (W China 1898) Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii

Cornus (Flowering Dogwoods) Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’

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Tree Shape: Bushy One of the best silver variegated shrubs, forming a dense bush. Leaves small with a regular creamy-white margin.

Cornus alternifolia ‘Golden Shadows’

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Tree Shape: Bushy A graceful, horizontal branching small tree. Striking with its iridescent lime-green leaves, broadly edged in gold. Cornus florida Daybreak

Cornus Aurora Tree Shape: Bushy

Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’

florida x kousa. A vigorous, compact, upright small tree with

Tree Shape: Spreading

dark green leaves that give good autumn colour. In spring the

(Wedding Cake Tree) Small, slow growing with striking silver

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tree is covered in an impressive display of white bracts.

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margined leaves displayed on horizontal branches. Clusters of cream coloured flowers in May. A spectacular structural tree.

Cornus florida Tree Shape: Spreading

Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’

(North American (Flowering Dogwoods) Dark green foliage

Tree Shape: Bushy

richly coloured red and purple in autumn. White petal-like

A fine profuse form with white bracts flowering at an early age.

flowers (bracts) in May.

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Cornus florida ‘Cloud Nine’

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Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Large snow white bracts very free flowering even at a young

Upright branching form with variegated leaves and pure white

age.

flower bracts.

Cornus florida ‘Rainbow’

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Cornus florida ‘Sunset’

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Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Bushy

Handsome yellow marginal leaves with pure white bracts. Rich

(CHEROKEE SUNSET) New growth pinkish-red maturing to green

autumn colour.

with wavy yellow margins. Red bracts and red/purple autumn colour.

Cornus kousa ‘Beni Fuji’

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Cornus kousa ‘China Girl’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Szechuan Strawberry. An elegant large shrub or small tree.

Flowers consist of four petal-like bracts with a central round

Producing a profusion of light pink bracts which go a deeper

boss followed by attractive strawberry-like fruits in autumn.

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pink as they age. Leaves have good autumn colour.

Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’

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Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Small flowering tree/large shrub with abundant creamy white

Large, rich pink flower bracts in June, followed by rosy-pink

flowers and showy fruit, which birds love.

ornamental fruits. Leaves turn purple and deep red in autumn.

Cornus kousa ‘Teutonia’

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Cornus kousa var. chinensis

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A mass of large creamy white bracts turning pale pink as it ages

Elegant shrub with rich bronze/crimson autumn colours.

followed by red fruits in late summer. Mid green foliage tinted

Spectacular large white flower bracts in June, followed by

purple-red in autumn.

strawberry-like fruits.

Cornus kousa ‘White Fountain’

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Cornus kousa ‘Wietings Select’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A spectacular show of pure white bracts which weigh the

Szechuan Strawberry. An elegant large shrub or small tree. In

branches down to justify its descriptive name.

spring the tree is covered in creamy white bracts turning pale

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pink as they age. Followed by red strawberry-like fruits in autumn. Good autumn colours.

Cornus mas

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Cornus mas ‘Aurea’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Cornelian Cherry) Spreading, open habit. Oval green leaves,

(Cornelian Cherry) Large shrub or small tree bright yellow green

reddish-purple in autumn. Tiny yellow flowers appear in

leaves are followed by fiery autumn leaf colours. Tiny yellow

February with edible fruit. (Europe)

flowers appear in February with edible bright red fruit.

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Cornus kousa Satomi

Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’

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Cornus mas ‘Kasanlak’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Adundant yellow flowers in winter and large edible red ‘droop’

Produces attractive, abundant, small, yellow flowers in

fruit (Cornelian Cherry) in the autumn. Makes great jelly.

February, followed by large pear shaped fruits.

Cornus ‘Venus’

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Cornus x ‘Norman Haddon’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Extremely large brilliant white bracts on slender erect stalks

A semi-evergreen variety with large white, long lasting flower

smother the branches in June. A large, hardy, elegant shrub.

bracts in June, turning deep pink with age and red fruits in autumn. (Porlock, Somerset)

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Corylus (Hazel) Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’

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Tree Shape: Contorted (Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick/Corkscrew Hazel) Curled and twisted shoots and a fine show of yellow catkins in late winterearly spring.

Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’®

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Tree Shape: Contorted Striking red leaved form. Corkscrew twisted shoots, dark purple leaves. Purple catkins eventually turning purple-green in midlate summer.

Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Purple Leaved Filbert) Broad, deep purple leaves and pendulous pale yellow catkins on leafless twigs in late winter are followed by edible nuts. Corylus avellana Red Majestic

Cotoneaster Cotoneaster frigidus ‘Cornubia’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Semi-evergreen strong growing of spreading habit, with large, rich green leaves and very large red fruits that weigh down the branches. Cotoneaster Hybridus Pendulus

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Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Exburiensis’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

All year round interest. Virtually evergreen, weeping tree

Semi-evergreen, arching, spreading habit. Lance-shaped

with pendulous branches covered in white flowers and dense

bright green leaves, white flowers in May. Apricot-yellow fruits,

bunches of deep red autumn berries.

pink tinged in winter. (Exbury)

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Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Repens’

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Cotoneaster sue Coral Beauty

Tree Shape: Bushy A prostrate form with narrow leaves and small red fruits.

Cotoneaster x suecicus ‘Coral Beauty’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Evergreen shrub. Dense foliage, arching branches. Abundant, bright orange-red fruits in autumn. The top worked form makes an excellent weeping tree.

Cotoneaster x suecicus ‘Juliette’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Pretty, variegated form with small leaves margined creamyyellow and orange-red fruits in autumn. The top worked form makes an excellent weeping tree.

Crataegus (Thorn)

Crataegus schraderiana

Crataegus arnoldiana

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Tree Shape: Standard Beautiful small tree, white flowers followed by large fruits, like red cherries. (NE USA)

Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Glossy, dark green foliage. Profuse, small, dark red flowers with creamy centres in May. Small red fruit. (USA)

Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’

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Crataegus laevigata ‘Plena’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Small, compact, spreading tree with glossy, lobed, dark green

(Syn: C. laevigata ‘Coccinea Plena’) Lobed, dark green foliage

foliage. Small, densely double pure white flowers in May.

and dense double pinky-scarlet flowers. Small red haws in autumn. (Hertfordshire)

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Crataegus laevigata Crimson Cloud

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Crataegus laevigata ‘Rosea Flore Pleno’

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Crataegus monogyna ‘Stricta’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

A profusion of small, double pink flowers borne in clusters

Hawthorn. A tough and upright, columnar shaped hawthorn.

during May. Highly ornamental and robust.

White flowers are borne in clusters in May followed by red

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berries. Great where space is limited.

Crataegus persimilis ‘Prunifolia Splendens’

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Crataegus pinnatifida var major ‘Big Golden Star’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

An improved form of ‘Prunifolia’ with longer thorns larger,

Almost thornless with large lobed leaves. Excellent autumn

brighter fruits.

colour and large fruits over 3cm in diameter.

Crataegus schraderiana

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Crataegus succulenta ‘Jubilee’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A striking small tree with silver foliage and creamy flowers

Fast-growing, thorny deciduous tree. White flowers followed by

followed by large purple fruits.

spherical, fleshy, edible, red fruit.

Crataegus x lavalleei ‘Carrierei’

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Tree Shape: Spreading Upright and dense. Large impressive flowers. Dark glossy leaves and large orange fruits.

Cryptomeria ( Japanese Cedar) Cryptomeria japonica ‘Gracilis’ Tree Shape: Conical (Japanese Cedar) Strong-growing, conical tree with open, outspread branches. Short bright green needles. (Japan)

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan-sugi’ Tree Shape: Conical A small, conical, evergreen tree, with semi-pendulous branches. Leaves are pale creamy-yellow colour when young, maturing to a dark green with yellow tints in winter.

Cryptomeria japonica Sekkan-sugi

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Cupressus (Cypress) Cupressus arizonica var. glabra ‘Blue Ice’ Tree Shape: Upright A small slow growing conical tree with striking blue grey foliage and peeling red bark.

Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Wilma’ Tree Shape: Conical (Monterey Cypress) A narrow conical tight growing tree with upright branches. Young foliage is bright yellow/green. Used to be grown as a house plant but hardy enough for outside. (Holland)

Cupressus sempervirens ‘Totem’ Tree Shape: Upright A tall very narrow columnar tree. Dark green foliage with cones. A typical Mediterranean tree which grows well in the UK. Cupressus macrocarpa Wilma

Davidia (Handkerchief Tree) Davidia involucrata

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Tree Shape: Spreading Large white flower bracts. Orange-brown peeling bark. Shiny, heart-shaped, felted leaves.

Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’

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Tree Shape: Standard An amazing form of the Handkerchief Tree that flowers from year one. Not a strong grower. (California 1952)

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Decaisnea Decaisnea fargesii

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Tree Shape: Bushy Leaves tinged blue with yellowish green racemes of flowers followed by deep blue seed pods. Decaisnea fargesii

Elaeagnus (Silverberry)

Elaeagnus angustifolia Quicksilver

Elaeagnus angustifolia ‘Quicksilver’

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Tree Shape: Standard An outstanding large shrub or small tree with narrow silvery leaves.

Elaeagnus ebbingei

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Tree Shape: Bushy A large shrub with silvery backed leaves and fragrant flowers which develop orange silver speckled fruit in the autumn. Good for shelter hedging

Eucalyptus (Gum Tree)

Eucalyptus gunnii

Eucalyptus gunnii

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Tree Shape: Upright (Cider Gum) Peeling bark orange, creamy beneath. Silver-blue young foliage turns darker with age. Small white flowers. Hardy. (Tasmania)

Eucalyptus gunnii ‘Azura’

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Tree Shape: Upright (Snow Gum) Compact and bushy with blue-grey fragrant foliage. (Australia)

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Euonymus (Spindle) Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

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Tree Shape: Spreading Compact winged spindle. A small spreading shrub developing corky ridges on the branches. Leaves give a stunning autumn show of colour and small green flowers are followed by red fruits with orange seeds.

Euonymus euro Brilliant

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Tree Shape: Spreading Common spindle tree with beautiful autumn colour. Cream coloured flowers appear in April - May. Euonymus planipes

Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Cascade’

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Euonymus hamiltonianus ‘Indian Summer’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

The arching branches often droop under the weight of the rosy

Vigorous growth when young with showy red fruits and superb

red fruits with yellow seed pods. Rich scarlet autumn colour. A

reliable autumn crimson leaf colours.

good small garden tree.

Euonymus hamiltonianus ‘Koi Boy’

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Euonymus phellomanus

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Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Bushy

Fascinating corky-winged stems. The showy four-lobed, pink

Small tree or large shrub with an arching habit. White fruits in

fruits appear in abundance in autumn. (N and W China)

autumn split to reveal bright red seeds resembling the colours of the Japanese Koi Carp.

Euonymus planipes

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Tree Shape: Spreading A shrubby small tree similar to E. latifolius with excellent autumn leaf colours and large, showy scarlet fruits. (NE Asia)

Euonymus planipes ‘Sancho’ Tree Shape: Spreading Large yellow flowers give way to stunning bright red fruit in autumn with glorious leaf tints. Euonymus planipes Sancho

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Exochorda Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’

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Tree Shape: Spreading (Pearl Bush) One of the most beautiful spring flowering small trees/large shrubs. Covered in beautiful white flowers for a good few weeks during the spring. Yellow autumn coloured leaves. Can be trained.

Exochorda x macrantha The Bride

Fagus sylvatica Black Swan

Fagus (Beech) Fagus sylvatica Tree Shape: Standard (Common or European Beech) Noble versatile tree, good for hedging, smooth silver-grey bark. Dark green leaves copper in autumn. (Europe)

Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Tree Shape: Weeping A good weeping purple beech more compact and with deeper red purple foliage than any other form. Leaves open brown and go almost black.

Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’

Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Upright

This golden beech is very upright in habit with bright golden

An upright form that has rich dark purple leaves. Contrasts well

leaves which eventually fade to a mellow yellow-green mid

with F. sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’ despite being narrower in shape.

summer.

Fagus sylvatica heterophylla ‘Asplenifolia’

Fagus sylvatica ‘Midnight Feather’

Tree Shape: Standard

Syn: Black Rianne. A strong grower with upright trunk. Young

(Fern Leaf Beech) Attractive, narrow, lance-shaped dark green

leaves appear red in spring and turn to darker purple/black.

Tree Shape: Standard

leaves make this a very graceful form. Copper-gold leaves in

Very serrated and unusual.

autumn.

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Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Tricolor

Fagus sylvatica Pendula

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’

Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Weeping

(The Weeping Beech) A magnificent large parkland tree taking

Weeping purple beech with a narrow growth habit developing

on many unique informal weeping shapes with the primary

a good dominant central leader. Leaves are rich dark purple.

limbs draped with hanging branchlets.

(Holland)

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Weeping

Variable shades of purple leaves. An economical way of

Classic weeping tree with dark purple leaves. Ideal for smaller

planting purple hedging and to ultimately raise unique

gardens.

specimen parkland trees.

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’

Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: ‘Roseomarginata’) Very attractive form with irregular pink

Selected for its very deep purple leaves. The best dark purple

margins to the purple leaves. Develops a lighter canopy than

form of all.

most beech.

Forsythia Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’

Forsythis x intermedia Lynwood

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Tree Shape: Bushy Fast growing tree. Rich yellow flowers envelop the tree in spring. The best large flowered Forsythia in tree form.

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Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree) Ginkgo biloba Tree Shape: Standard These prehistoric trees have incredibly interesting structural leaves. Dull grey bark, ridged and fissured. Fan shaped bright green leaves, yellow in autumn.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Blagon’ Tree Shape: Upright Columnar, upright, male form so does not produce fruit. Rich yellow and golden autumn colours.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Menhir’ Tree Shape: Upright A slender, upright, columnar tree. Shaped leaves are grey-blue colour. Persistent yellow colours in autumn. Disease resistant. Ginkgo biloba Menhir

Gleditsia Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Sunburst’ Tree Shape: Standard Attractive honey locust, delicate fern-like golden yellow leaves turn green giving a two tone effect. Returning to yellow in Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst

autumn.

Halesia (Snowdrop Tree) Halesia carolina

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Tree Shape: Bushy Oval-oblong pointed green leaves becoming mid-green later. White nodding, bell shaped flower and pear shaped fruits. Halesia carolina

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Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’

Hamamelis x intermedia Arnold Promise

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Tree Shape: Bushy An upright, strong growing, compact form, with freely borne bright yellow flowers that open later than other varieties. (USA)

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’

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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’

Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Spreading

An excellent dark red flowered form with good autumn tints to

(Syn: H. x intermedia ‘Copper Beauty’) Red autumn foliage.

the leaves. (Belgium)

Large clusters of coppery orange flowers in February. (Belgium)

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Orange Beauty’

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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’

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Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Spreading

An upright form with beautiful fragrant orange flowers tinted

Large clusters of sulphur-yellow flowers, with a strong sweet

purple at the base.

fragrance in January/February. Lustrous leaves with yellow tints in autumn.

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Heptacodium (Seven Sons Plant) Heptacodium miconioides

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Tree Shape: Spreading Deciduous Chinese shrub. Small jasmine scented white flowers in late summer. Bright red calyces in autumn. Attractive exfoliating grey/brown bark. (China) Heptacodium miconioides

Hoheria Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Snow White’ HUTWHIT

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Tree Shape: Upright This is an exciting and much hardier form of the mallow related small tree/large shrub. Flowering in July with vibrant single white cherry blossom-like flowers.

Hoheria ‘Starlight’

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Tree Shape: Upright Small tree/large shrub. Flowering in July with vibrant single white cherry blossom-like flowers. Evergreen Hoheria sexstylosa Snow White

Ilex (Holly) Ilex aquifolium ‘Alaska’

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Tree Shape: Conical Small, narrow, conical tree with spiny leaves. Female form which fruits from a young age. Ideal for shaping.

Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’

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Tree Shape: Conical Bushy and pyramidal. Silver marginated oval leaves. Self fertile fruiting female form for specimen trees/hedges/topiary. Ilex aquifolium Handsworth New Silver

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Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentia Marginata Pendula’

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Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’

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Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

Small tree. Drooping branches forming a small dome or pyramid

An evergreen shrub or tree with spiny dark green leaves,

shape. Spiny leaves, purple when young are dark green with

female flowers, and light yellow berries in autumn and winter.

a creamy edge. White flowers in spring followed by red berries.

Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden Van Tol’

Ilex aquifolium ‘Handsworth New Silver’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Bushy

A bushy shrub or tree with purple branches and ovate leaves,

A free-fruiting female form with bright red berries and long

green with a yellow margin. White flowers are followed by red

broadly cream-edged, deep green, mottled grey foliage.

berries in autumn.

A good all-purpose holly.

Ilex aquifolium ‘J.C. van Tol’

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Ilex aquifolium ‘Madame Briot’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Dark green shining leaves are almost spineless. One of the most

An attractive purple stemmed clone of holly with strong spines

reliable self fertile fruiting female forms. Good as a specimen,

which are green with a cream margin. Female. Flowers are

hedge or for topiary.

followed by red berries.

Ilex aquifolium ‘Nellie R Stevens’

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Ilex aquifolium ‘Pyramidalis Aureo Marginata’

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Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

Glossy green leaves with spines. Reliable, long lasting heavy

A conical female evergreen shrub. Dark green spiny leaves with

crop of red to orange berries. Tiny white flowers in spring.

yellow margins. Flowers in spring are followed by bright red

A robust variety, easy to grow.

fruit.

Ilex aquifolium ‘Silver Queen’

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Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Belgica Aurea’

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Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

‘Argenteagina’ Blackish purple young shoots and dark green

Vigorous small evergreen shrub or tree. Large dark green leaves

leaves which are bordered a striking grey/cream.

margined with yellow. Flowers are followed by red berries.

Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Golden King’

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Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Hodginsii’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

Richly variegated golden-yellow leaves are almost spineless

Vigorous, medium, conical evergreen tree with purple young

with large quantities of reliable bright red berries. Female.

shoots. Ovate leaves, mostly unspined and dark glossy green.

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Juglans (Walnut) Juglans nigra

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Tree Shape: Standard (Black Walnut) Deep furrowed bark and large, pinnate, glossy, dark green leaves. Yellow-green male and female catkins, edible nuts. (USA)

Juglans regia

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Tree Shape: Standard (Common Walnut) Aromatic leaves, bronze when young, later dark grey. Yellow-green male and female catkins. Edible nuts. (Europe/China)

Juglans nigra

Juniperus ( Juniper) Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Arrow’ Tree Shape: Upright (Rocky Mountain Juniper) An upright narrow form, that has blue/green foliage similar to ‘Skyrocket’, but more compact and deeper in colour. (Canada)

Juniperus scopulorum Blue Arrow

Koelreuteria Koelreuteria paniculata ‘Coral Sun’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Leaves emerge bright pink, turn orange then green with red petioles. Excellent autumn colour.

Koelreuteria paniculate Coral Sun

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Laburnum (Golden Chain) Laburnum anagyroides ‘Yellow Rocket’®

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket

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Tree Shape: Upright A very erect upright narrow tree. Pendant chains of scented bright yellow flowers cover the tree in early June. Seeds are poisonous if eaten.

Liquidambar (Sweet Gum) Liquidambar styraciflua Tree Shape: Standard Glossy, maple-like leaves that turn brilliant crimson, purple and orange in the autumn. The older stems have corky bark. (USA)

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Corky’ Tree Shape: Upright Combining excellent and reliable deep red/burgundy autumn colours with the added feature of extreme corkiness to its bark, as impressive as some of the best Euonymus for this characteristic.

Liquidambar styraciflua Palo Alto

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Lane Roberts’

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Palo Alto’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Shining maple-like green leaves turning rich, blackish crimson-

The leaves are long, narrowly lobed and the bright, intense

red in autumn. One of the best forms with more reliable, intense

autumn colours are superb and very persistent. One of the best

autumn colours.

cultivars available.

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Stared’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

A recently introduced form and one of the first Liquidambars

A reliable form for excellent autumn colours with small,

with a very fastigiate habit. Leaves turn yellow to reddish

delicate, deeply cut seven-lobed leaves.

purple. (USA)

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Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Thea’

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Glossy green summer leaves with distinctive deep purple and

A beautiful tree with leaves that have long narrow lobes which

red autumn colour.

turn orange and yellow in autumn. Reliable and intense autumn colours.

Liriodendron (Tulip Tree) Liriodendron tulipifera

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Tree Shape: Standard Unusual tulip-shaped leaves turning butter-yellow in autumn. Yellow-green flowers banded with orange in June/July. (USA) Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Aureomarginatum’

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Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Snow Bird’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

The leaves are bordered with bright yellow, turning greenish

(Variegated Tulip Tree) Striking white and yellow variegated

yellow in late summer.

leaves. A superb new introduction from New Zealand.

Deliveries

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Magnolia Magnolia ‘Alex’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Pink) Light pink flowers, white when older. This variety has an upright habit and is ideal for small gardens.

Magnolia ‘Black Beauty’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Deep Purple) Late flowering. Flowers very dark purple with a creamy-white interior. Magnolia Daybreak

Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’®

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Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Dark Purple) Port wine, goblet shaped. Very floriferous and

(Yellow) The young flower buds are green, later tinged blue

a neat upright habit. Deservedly popular.

and opening a mixture of white, green and yellow.

Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Magnolia campbellii ‘Charles Raffill’

(Claret Red) Stunning new variety from the ‘Jury’ stable with a

Tree Shape: Bushy

distinctively upright, columnar form. Big, beautiful, and lightly

(Pink/Purple) Vigorous, upright, later spreading tree with

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fragrant flowers in a gorgeous shade of claret red, cover the

are deep rose-pink in bud, opening rose-purple.

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Magnolia ‘Daphne’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Reddish Purple) Similar in colour to M. ‘Lanarth’ this New

(Deep Yellow) Long tipped golden petals open into broad cup

Zealand hybrid is a rich reddish purple with a metallic sheen.

shaped flowers.

Magnolia ‘Daybreak’

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Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

(Rose Pink) A superb variety with large scented coral pink

(Yellow) A small conical tree with exquisite fragrant pale

blooms in late April-May, even on young plants. Neat columnar

primrose-yellow flowers opening well before the leaves.

habit.

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oblong pointed mid-green leaves. The early large flowers

tree in early spring.

Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’

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Magnolia ‘Eskimo’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’

(White) Very large stunning cup shaped white flowers

Tree Shape: Bushy

with a hint of lilac. Frost resistant flowers up to -6C.

(Pale Pink/Purple) Fragrant, cup shaped flowers which are pale

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pink inside and purplish on the outside.

Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’TM

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Magnolia ‘Fireglow’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Rich Pink) Huge, 12” wide flowers of deep rose-pink opening

(White) An upright growing tree with thick leathery leaves

from port-coloured buds borne before the similarly impressive

and white tulip-shaped flowers with a magenta pink stripe.

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leaves appear in spring.

Magnolia ‘Galaxy’

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Magnolia ‘Genie’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Rich Pink) A vigorous small conical deciduous tree

(Deep Red) Probably the best dark purple-red introduction to

with striking, purple pink to red tulip shaped flowers.

date. Dense compact habit, late season flowering.

Magnolia ‘Golden Joy’

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Magnolia ‘Golden Pond’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Yellow) One of largest deepest yellow flowers.

(Deep Yellow) Flowering fairly late but still before leaf-burst so not obscured by them. Narrow, upright, tulip-shaped flowers.

Magnolia ‘Heaven Scent’

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Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’TM

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Pink) Sublime pink flowers in April/May with a magenta stripe

(Yellow) Profuse honey yellow cup-shaped flowers on a small

at the base. Richly scented.

shrubby habit, makes this variety one of the best yellows for the small garden.

Magnolia ‘Hot Flash’

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Magnolia ‘Joli Pompom’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Deep Yellow) Deep yellow, upright flowers flushed light rose at

(White) One of the purest white Magnolias with soft rose pink

the base, borne just as the wavy-edged leaves appear in spring.

stamens and pale green anthers.

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Small, fairly upright tree.

Magnolia laevifolia Fairy BlushTM

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Magnolia laevifolia Fairy CreamTM

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Pink) Semi-evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves.

Semi-evergreen shrub or small tree producing fragrant cream,

Olive green buds open to lightly fragrant, lilac-pink flowers. EU

cup shaped flowers along the length of the stems in spring. EU

PBR No. 40831.

PBR No. 47223.

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Magnolia laevifolia Fairy WhiteTM

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Magnolia ‘Livingstone’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Dark Purple) A superb new introduction from New Zealand

(White) Semi-evergreen with an upright growth habit,

showing similar flowers and habit to ‘Black Tulip’ but less prone to frost damage.

flowering from a young age. The pure white blooms appear in early spring. EU PBR No. 47224.

Magnolia ‘Lois’

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Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Cream Yellow) A yellow variety flowering from an early age

(Creamy White) A profusion of tulip shaped small white flowers

over a long period and retaining its primrose colour well.

with a hint of pink at the base. Neat pyramidal habit.

Magnolia ‘Peachy’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’

(Orange Pink) Orange pink flowers outside and creamy inside.

Tree Shape: Bushy

Very hardy and long flowering season.

(Deep Pink) Large deep pink saucer-shaped flowers with 11

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tepals per bloom.

Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Light Pink) A light pink soulangeana hybrid, well scented and flowering over a long period.

Magnolia ‘Sayonara’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (White Pink) Large white, goblet-shaped flowers with a pink flush at the base. Vigorous when young. Very hardy.

Magnolia ‘Sentinel’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Red) An upright columnar tree reaching around 15m. Narrow, pink flowers.

Magnolia ‘Shirazz’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Burgundy) Spectacular large rich burgundy/red tulip shaped blooms which open out flat followed by deep green foliage. Makes a small tree. Magnolia Felix JuryTM

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Magnolia wilsonii ‘Eileen Baines’®

Magnolia ‘Spectrum’

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Magnolia ‘Sunsation’

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Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Standard

(Purple Pink) Deep red purple flowers. Once established it offers

(Yellow) Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe

one of the most spectacular magnolias. Sister to ‘Galaxy’.

winters. Yellow cup shaped flowers.

Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’

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Magnolia wilsonii

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Pink) Opening from softly furry buds, the petals are deep pink

(White) A classic and beautiful species with its noding highly

on the outside and paler pink inside each flower. Neat, upright

scented white flowers and attractive stamens and seed pods.

habit.

Magnolia wilsonii ‘Eileen Baines’®

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Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(White) Large, white, double flowers that are highly perfumed.

(Pink) Tepals an unusual combination of green and dusky pink

Sometimes reblooms in August. This Magnolia flowers after the

outside, creamy-white veined pink inside flushed green towards

emergence of the foliage.

the base.

Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Yellow Bird’ Tree Shape: Bushy (Yellow) A hybrid with large butter yellow flowers becoming outstanding with age. A small to medium upright tree.

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Malus (Crab Apple) Malus ‘Adirondack’ ADMIRATION

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Tree Shape: Bushy Dwarf and upright. Dense clusters of large waxy white flowers follow dark carmine buds. Masses of persistent red-bronze fruits last into December.

Malus baccata

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Tree Shape: Standard The true Siberian Crab with oval finely toothed leaves dark green leaves, a profusion of white fragrant cup-shaped flowers followed by small egg-shaped red or yellow fruits. (NE Asia) Malus Comtesse de Paris

Malus brevipes ‘Wedding Bouquet’

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Malus ‘Butterball’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

Heavily laden branches glow with butter coloured fruit each

Long, tapered dark, healthy leaves, single shell-shaped, ivory

autumn, ideal for crab apple jelly. Flowers in spring. (USA)

white flowers and clusters of dark red fruits into December.

Malus ‘Candymint’

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Malus ‘Cardinal’

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Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: ‘Candymint Sargent’) A beautiful dainty and graceful tree

(Syn: Princeton Cardinal) Large, intense, pink flowers and dark

with oriental horizontally-tired branches covered with pink and

almost black spring leaves change to red in summer. Small red

lighter shell pink flowers edged with purple tones. Persistent

fruit in autumn. (USA)

small, dark purple fruit and yellow autumnal leaves.

Malus ‘Comtesse de Paris’

Malus ‘Coralburst’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

Naturally very dwarf. Coral pink buds opening to double rose

Small, elliptic, yellow crabs of this special variety usually

pink flowers. Persistent small bronze fruit in autumn. Ideal for

persist well after Christmas. One of the best persistent yellow

patios.

crabs. (France)

Malus ‘Donald Wyman’

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Malus ‘Dr Campbell’s’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Small red fruits persist into February. Pink buds and white

Pretty pink flowers and exceptionally large black to red fruit.

flowers.

Great for juicing, jams and jellies.

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Malus coronia ‘Elk River’

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Malus ‘Evereste’®

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

An unusual form related to Malus ‘Charlottae’. Single, large,

Dark green lobed leaves, large soft pink/white flowers. Small

soft pink flowers and bright, rich green, mini Granny Smith type

red/yellow fruits, like mini apples, hold well into winter. Good

crab apples. Excellent autumn tints to the large and handsome

pollinator.

leaves.

Malus florentina

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Malus floribunda

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

A tree with a neat habit. Leaves turn flame and scarlet in

(Japanese Crab Apple) Crimson buds open to white and pale

autumn. White flowers, red fruit.

blush petals, earlier than most. Small red-yellow fruits in autumn.

Malus ‘Gardener’s Gold’

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Malus ‘Golden Gem’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A rare variety with white flowers in spring followed by large

Clouds of abundant white flowers, strongly scented, followed

golden yellow fruit in the autumn.

by persistent small yellow fruits. Good pollinator for apples.

Malus ‘Golden Hornet’

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Malus ‘Gorgeous’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Compact and upright. Dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn.

Compact tree, scented apple blossom flowers. Large attractive

Large white flowers flush pink, large crops of yellow fruits.

fruits which persist well into November. Ideal for tangy pink crab apple jelly.

Malus ‘Harry Baker’

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Malus hupehensis

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Large, flamboyant pink flowers, dark green maroon leaves and

Small growing with stiff, ascending branches. Soft pink,

large ruby red fruit with deep red flesh for making superb jelly.

fragrant flowers in bud opening white. Small deep red fruit.

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(China/Japan 1900)

Malus ‘Indian Magic’

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Malus ioensis ‘Fimbriata’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Dark red buds, showy, large deep pink flowers. Glossy red fruit

(Fringed Prairie Crab Apple) Stunning light rose-pink double

change to orange and persist into January. Purple leaves. (USA)

flowers cover this tree in spring. A wonderful sight! Upright and broad headed tree with small fruits in autumn.

Malus ioensis ‘Purpurea’ Evelyn

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Malus ‘Jelly King’® Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Large orange-pink fruit persist much longer than most. White

(Syn: M. ‘Rubra’) Purple leaved form of the ‘Prairie Crab’ with

blossom covers this compact tree. Makes excellent pink jelly.

large leaves turning orange-red in autumn. The flowers are pink

(NZ)

and fragrant. (USA)

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Malus ‘Evereste’®

Malus ‘John Downie’

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Malus ‘Laura’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

Vigorous, upright tree. White flowers in spring and large red/

Dwarf upright. Dark purple-green leaves, pink/white flowers.

orange fruits. Popular for jelly.

Persistent large, round, maroon fruit perfect for crab apple jelly. (UK)

Malus ‘Louisa’

Malus ‘Marble’® Nuvar

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Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Standard

A charming graceful tree - one of the best weeping forms of

Large bright red glossy almost translucent fruit. Single white

Malus. Lemon gold ripening to golden-orange fruit festoon the

flowers.

branches in autumn.

Malus niedzwetzkyana

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Malus ‘Pink Glow’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Large, impressive, dark pink flowers and large conical red fruit

(Syn: M. baccata ‘Dolgo’) White flowers, bright pink fruit like

with red flesh. An important parent for many ‘rosy-bloom’ bred

large plums. One of the best early season fruits for making jelly.

cultivars.

Malus ‘Pink Perfection’

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Malus ‘Prairie Fire’®

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Spreading

Large double fragrant pink blossom makes this variety quite

Small upright tree with vibrant pink single flowers, dark purple

special.

to green narrow leaves and attractive small purple fruit in autumn.

Malus ‘RJ Fulcher’

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Malus ‘Red Obelisk’®

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

Syn: transitoria R. J. Fulcher. A small tree with arching branches.

Compact. Pink buds opening white, conical red fruits. Foliage is

Deeply lobed purple leaves turn yellow and orange in the

purplish-brown, then dark green. Good for jelly. (Belgium)

autumn. Bright pink flowers in spring followed by tiny red crab apples.

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Malus Prairie Fire

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Malus ‘Rosehip’

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Malus ‘Royal Beauty’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Weeping

An unusual interesting large fruiting form like a giant ‘rosehip’

A small, steeply weeping tree with leaves copper-red when

with attractive calyx. Bright red skin with red flesh. Amber crab

young, later dark green. Flowers are deep pink with small dark

apple jelly. (UK)

red fruits.

Malus ‘Royalty’

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Malus ‘Rudolph’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

Dark purple leaves. The deep purple flowers add to the

One of the largest single pink flowers. Purple-green leaves,

excellent spring show.

fruits are small, dark purple and persistent. (Canada)

Malus ‘Scarlet Brandywine’® ‘Scbrazam’

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Malus ‘Sun Rival’

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Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Standard

Semi weeping tree, umbrella-shaped tree with delicate pink

Rounded shaped tree, fragrant dark rose-pink double flowers,

buds opening to white scented flowers followed by bright red

pumpkin-orange fruit and excellent disease resistance.

Malus toringo ‘Aros’®

fruits. (UK)

Malus toringo ‘Scarlett’®

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Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

A stunning dwarf, upright tree. Leaves emerge shiny dark

Rich pink blossom contrasts with the emerging purple leaves

burgundy to black turning slightly green with age. Bright

turning green then scarlet/purple in autumn. Purple fruits.

purple/pink flowers in spring turn to very dark red/maroon

(Denmark)

persistent crab apples in the autumn. Ideal for patio growing or small spaces. Winner of the National Plant Show New Plant Award 2017. (Denmark)

Malus toringo subsp. sargentii ‘Tina’

Malus transitoria

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Spreading

Slender tree with small, delicate leaves. White star-shaped

A dwarf variety covered in gold anthered white flowers,

flowers. Fruits are yellow, small and abundant. Good autumn

followed by small cherry-like fruits in autumn. Ideal as a patio

colours. (China)

tree.

Malus transitoria ‘Thornhayes Tansy’

Malus trilobata

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Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Bushy

Lebanese wild apple. Conical small tree with maple like, deeply

A charming less vigorous version of the species with deeply

lobed leaves. Green leaves have good autumn colour. Large

lobed leaves, good autumn colours and similar showy yellow

white flowers are followed by green/red fruits.

fruit.

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Malus trilobata ‘Guardsman’

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Malus tschonoskii

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Strong growing conical habit, good autumn colour. Fruits

Stiffly erect in habit with deeply lobed maple-like leaves which

yellow-green tinged reddish/purple.

turn scarlet-crimson in autumn. Sparse white flowers in June and green fruit.

Malus tschonoskii ‘Belmonte’

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Malus ‘Van Eseltine’

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Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

Similar impressive double pink flowers to M. ‘Pink Perfection’ but

An improved version of the original M. tschonoskii ‘Bonfire’ with

with a neat upright habit.

its excellent autumn colours but with a tighter habit.

Malus x Cinzam ‘Cinderella’ Tree Shape: Standard

Malus x moerlandsii ‘Profusion Improved’

Dwarf, rounded, upright form. Red buds open to white flowers

Tree Shape: Standard

in the spring followed by yellow crab apples and bright autumn

(Syn: M. ‘Directeur Moorlands’) Improved version is more

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coloured leaves.

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disease resistent and has attractive lobed shiny leaves and retains a fine pink flower. Small dark fruit.

Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’

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Tree Shape: Weeping A beautiful compact weeping crab apple. Bright pink flowers in spring are followed by red/purple crab apples in autumn. The foliage is purple turning bronze and green throughout the year. (Chelsea Plant of the Year shortlist 2017)

Malus x robusta ‘Red Sentinel’

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Tree Shape: Standard White apple blossom scented flowers and large clusters of deep red fruits that remain on the branches well into January.

Malus yunnanensis ‘Golden Glory’

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Tree Shape: Standard Large bold leaves emerging bronze in spring, white ivory flowers, and stunning autumnal colours followed by persistent orange/bronze fruit with pronounced calyces. (From Hergest Croft Gardens)

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Malus ‘Scarlet Brandywine’®


Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood)

Metasequoia glyptostroboides Goldrush

Metasequoia glyptostroboides Tree Shape: Conical Soft flaky cinnamon bark. Bright green leaves, tawny pink/ golden in autumn. Small green cones turn brown when ripe. (China)

Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Chubby’

Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Goldrush’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Upright

Sturdy branches, form a pyramid. Adult foliage is bright green

Delicate filigree leaves remain gold throughout the summer

while young shoots have a striking blue glow.

ending in an autumn display of orange and golden tints. Soft flaky cinnamon bark. (Japan)

Malus Indian Magic

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Nothofagus Nothofagus antarctica Tree Shape: Bushy An elegant fast growing tree. Small heart shaped leaves turning yellow in autumn.

Nyssa (Tupelo) Nyssa sylvatica Tree Shape: Standard A handsome tree with oval glossy green leaves turning rich scarlet, orange and yellow colours in autumn.

Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire’ Tree Shape: Conical Conical tree with narrow oval leaves which are dark green in summer, red in spring and turn brilliant shades of orange, red and purple in the autumn. Nyssa sylvatica Wildfire

Ostrya Ostrya carpinifolia Tree Shape: Bushy Double toothed leaves turning clear yellow in autumn. Long drooping catkins and nutlets in bladder-like husks. Ostrya carpinifolia

Parrotia (Ironwood Tree) Parrotia persica

Parrotia persica ‘Bella’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Wide spreading tree with attractive flaking bark. Leaves turn yellow, red and purple in autumn. Small crimson flowers on bare twigs.

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Parrotia persica ‘Bella’

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Parrotia persica Vanessa

Tree Shape: Bushy Dark red or purple tinted young leaves and wine red autumn colour once established, together with flaking, peeling bark.

Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’

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Tree Shape: Upright A narrow upright shape which is perfect for smaller spaces. Stunning leaves which are purple in spring, green with purple edges in summer, and wonderful shades of yellow, orange and red in autumn. Small red flowers in the winter.

Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’

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Tree Shape: Upright A small upright tree with attractive, flaking bark and small red flowers on bare stems in late winter and early spring. Young foliage is red and bronze turning green for summer then producing spectacular autumn colour with shades of red, orange and purple.

Paulownia (Foxglove Tree) Paulownia tomentosa

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Tree Shape: Bushy Dark green leaves are hairy underneath. Beautiful mauve ‘foxglove’ flowers in May in the warmer areas of the UK. (China/ Japan) Paulownia tomentosa

Photinia Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Dense, upright habit. Sharply toothed leaves, brilliant red at the growing tips. Ideal for standards, topiary, hedges and trees. (NZ)

Photinia x fraseri Red Robin

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Physocarpus (Ninebark) Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Generally regarded as a shrub but we grow this as a single stem tree to show off the wonderful exfoliating bark to add to the beautiful dark purple leaves and showy white flowers.

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Lady in Red’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Bright orange/purple leaves and dainty white/pink flowers in early summer. Peeling bark and lovely autumn colour add Physocarpus opulifolius Diablo

to its charm.

Picea (Spruce) Picea pungens ‘Eric Frahm’ Tree Shape: Conical One of the best blue spruce. Forms a small pyramid shape. Short silvery blue needles and a neat compact habit. Picea pungens Eric Frahm

Picea pungens ‘Iseli Fastigiate’

Picea smithiana ‘Aurea’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

(Blue Spruce) A narrow upright tree with steely blue needles.

(Indian/Himalayan Spruce) Syn: Sunray. A slow growing upright

Found in 1965 as a seedling in Iseli Nursery, Oregan USA.

tree with long yellow needles.

Pinus sylvestris Gold Medal

Pinus Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’ Tree Shape: Spreading (Japanese Red Pine) Syn: Tanyosho. A slow growing bushy tree with a flattened top and an umbrella-like shape. Bright green foliage with small cones. (Japan 1890)

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Planted Rootstocks

Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’

Pinus mugo ‘Winter Sun’

Tree Shape: Conical

All Pinus mugo are suitable for small gardens, the added

A slow growing very attractive upright Arolla pine with soft

feature for this selection is the change to golden leaves in

Tree Shape: Conical

blue-grey needles.

winter.

Pinus nigra ‘Bright Eyes’

Pinus nigra ‘Obelisk’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Upright

(Black Pine) A very small tree or conical bush with pale green

(Black Pine) A small narrow columnar variety with dark green

needles and interesting white winter buds. Found in Surrey, UK,

needles.

1979.

Pinus parviflora ‘Negishi’

Pinus radiata ‘Aurea’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Conical

A Japanese white pine of upright habit with long twisted blue-

A lovely golden form with bright persistent yellow leaves.

green needles.

Pinus strobus ‘Minima’

Pinus strobus ‘Tiny Curls’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

(Eastern White Pine) A rounded very slow growing bushy plant

Small tree with twisted needles and straight trunk and

with very narrow branchlets and short dark green needles.

branches. The needles are mid-green with a silver stripe. Symmetrical growth, forming a compact, conical shape.

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Pinus sylvestris Tree Shape: Conical

Pinus sylvestris ‘Chantry Blue’

(Scots Pine) The traditional Scots Pine. Large evergreen tree.

Tree Shape: Conical

Twisted grey green needles, cones and orange brown bark.

(Scots Pine) A very small slow growing tree with silvery blue needles. Found in Surrey, UK, 1972.

Pinus sylvestris ‘Gold Medal’

Pinus sylvestris ‘Westonbirt’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

(Scots Pine) A small slow growing bushy tree with golden

(Scots Pine) Found at Westonbirt Arboretum UK in 1985. This is

yellow winter colour. Darker gold colour in the summer.

a small and irregularly upright plant with deep green foliage.

(UK 1979)

Pinus thunbergii ‘Banshosho’

Pinus x holdfordiana

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Black Pine) A very small irregular and slow growing

(Holdford Pine) A ayacahuite x wallichiana. A fast growing tree

plant with little short light green needles, and lots of small side

with orange brown bark and needles similar to wallichiana but

shoots and buds. (Japan)

with wider cones. (Westonbirt Arboretum)

Populus (Poplar) Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Tree Shape: Standard An attractive upright tree with eye-catching dark red-purple leaves supported on dark red stems speckled in beige.

Populus nigra ‘Hanging Tree’ Tree Shape: Standard A male clone from the Welsh Marches grown from a ‘champion’ tree. A good tree for absorbing pollution particles.

Populus del Purple Tower

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Prunus (Flowering Cherries & Plums) Prunus ‘Accolade’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Spreading habit, pendulous, semi-double light pink flowers during April. An outstanding Cherry for all gardens. Green leaves turn orange-red in autumn.

Prunus ‘Amanogawa’

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Tree Shape: Upright (Japanese Flowering Cherry) Erect. Leaves greeny-bronze, then dark green, then red-gold in autumn. Fragrant semi-double pink flowers in April.

Prunus ‘Asano’

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Tree Shape: Standard (Japanese Flowering Cherry) Small deep densely double blossoms resemble a powder puff. Leaves are bronze when they emerge, mature to dark green in summer. A neat small compact tree worthy of wider garden planting.

Prunus Beni-yutaka

Prunus avium

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Prunus avium ‘Plena’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Wild Cherry) ‘Gean or ‘Mazzard’. Single white flowers and good

(Syn: ‘Multiplex/double ‘Gean’) Upright. Double white flowers in

autumn colour. An attractive native woodland tree. (Europe/

May. Leaves bronze when young, turn dark green then yellow/

Asia)

crimson in autumn.

Prunus ‘Beni-yutaka’

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Prunus ‘Blushing Bride’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Semi-double, disc shaped flower,

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) (Syn: P. ‘Shogetsu/’Longipes’).

sugar pink colour with a dark central eye, in early April. Red

Large semi-double flowers, pink tinted in bud opening to pure

crimson autumn colours.

white, hanging in clusters. Flowers on stalked clusters.

Prunus campanulata ‘Felix Jury’

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Prunus ‘Candy Floss’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

A welcome early spring show of vibrant pink bell shaped flowers

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) (Syn: P. ‘Matsumae-beni

with striking yellow anthers. A slightly hardier selection of the

murasaki’) Large, double, deep-pink flowers with fringed

species.

petals. Bronze young leaves.

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Prunus cerasifera ‘Crimson Pointe’®

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Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’

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Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

A neat slimline version of Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’. Vibrant

Dark purple leaves and stems. Small pale pink flowers in March

purple leaves, white flowers in spring. An excellent recent

and occasionally late February.

introduction.

Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) (Syn: ‘Matsumae-fuki) Deep

Tree Shape: Standard

coppery-brown young leaves, very large single blush white

Small upright tree, deep coloured pink flowers in March. Very

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flowers in April.

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good autumn colour. A fine selection that should be planted more widely. (UK)

Prunus ‘Daikoku’

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Prunus ‘Dream Catcher’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

A small tree with strong ascending branches and large deep

A charming tree. Single light pink flowers in early spring. Dark

double lilac pink flowers with a central cluster of small green

green leaves turn wonderful shades of yellow and orange in the

carpels carried in loose drooping clusters. One of a number of

autumn. Upright vase shape.

special rarely seen varieties.

Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’

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Prunus ‘Frilly Frock’TM

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Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Weeping

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) (Syn: ‘Shizuka’) Huge clusters of

A magical little weeping tree with three outstanding features.

large, white semi-double flowers in May turn pinkish as they

Profuse early spring flowering, attractive sharp variegation to

age. Orange leaves in autumn.

the summer leaves and striking multi-toned autumn tints. Ideal for small gardens.

Prunus ‘Fugenzo’ (Shirofugen)

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Prunus ‘Gyoiko’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Strong growing with ascending

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Large, double, white fragrant

branches and unusual showy creamy-white semi-double

flowers and copper coloured leaves. Flowers turn a subtle pink

flowers with green and pink shades.

before they drop. Latest to flower.

Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’

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Prunus himalaica

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A graceful shrubby tree. Slender willow stems with semi-double

Small tree of columnar habit with glossy coppery-purple trunk

pure white flowers in April.

and peeling bark. White to pale pink flowers appear mid-late spring.

Prunus ‘Hokusai’

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Prunus ‘Horinji’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Large clusters of semi double pale

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Upright Tree. Soft pink semi-

pink flowers in late April. A classic old Japanese variety that has

double flowers with pronounced purplish-brown calyces. Young

become rare in recent times.

leaves are greenish brown.

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Prunus Collingwood Ingram

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Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ PINK CHAMPAGNE

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Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’

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Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Contorted

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Ascending branches and double

Small, slow growing. Attractive ‘zig-zag’ shoots, pendulous

shell pink flowers with a frilled appearance borne on long

blush-white flowers in April. Red/copper leaves in autumn. An

flower stalks.

ideal patio plant.

Prunus incisa ‘Mikinori’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Prunus incisa ‘Oshidori’ PRINCESSE

Small tree or large shrub, displaying delicate pink opening to

Tree Shape: Bushy

pure white flowers in March. Finely toothed leaves with red

One of the best dwarf Fuji cherries displaying profuse double

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autumn tints.

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blush-white flowers with a delicate pink centre in March. The leaves are narrow with serrated edges that display rich autumn colours.

Prunus incisa ‘Pendula’

Prunus incisa ‘Praecox’

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Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Weeping Fuji Cherry) A very graceful, small weeping tree. The

Small tree or large shrub. A fine, winter flowering form with

delicate single white flowers densely festoon the branches in

white flowers, pale pink in bud.

spring.

Prunus incisa ‘Yamadei’

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Prunus ‘Jacqueline’

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Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Standard

Small, umbrella shaped tree with a mass of single white,

Large, vibrant, soft pink peach-like flowers and good autumn

bell-shaped flowers opening from green buds. Good autumn

leaf colours. A new introduction from the Kalmthout Arboretum,

orange/red foliage colour. (Japan)

Belgium. Most likely a hybrid x P. sargentii.

Prunus ‘Kanzan’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Prunus ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Flowers densely double, purplish-

Tree Shape: Weeping

pink in late April. Coppery spring foliage turns green then

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) (Syn: P. ‘Cheals Weeping’)

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orange/red in autumn.

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Weeping tree, clusters of double pink flowers. Leaves bronze then green.

Prunus ‘Kobuku-zakura’ POWDER PUFF

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Prunus ‘Kofugen’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

Similar to P. Kanzan but smaller with a broader, flatter head.

An unusual and lovely densely double white carnation type

Large drooping double pink flowers. Leaves are coppery when young. (Japan)

flower appearing in late March.

Prunus ‘Kursar’

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Prunus litigiosa

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A beautiful small tree with masses of deep pink single flowers

(The Tassel Cherry) A most unusual upright tree producing

in early March, followed by rich autumn leaf colours of red and

clusters of small white or pink-tinged flowers in April. Flowers

gold. (UK)

have conspicuous protruding anthers, hence the reference to tassels. (China)

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Prunus Kursar

Prunus ‘Little Pink Perfection’

Prunus lusitanica ‘Brenelia’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) A naturally dwarf version of ‘Pink

(Portuguese Laurel) A compact form of laurel with smaller,

Perfection’ growing to about half normal size. Ideal for small

green and glossy leaves. Evergreen.

spaces and patio tubs.

Prunus ‘Mikurama-gaeshi’ Tree Shape: Standard

Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Long ascending branches with

Tree Shape: Bushy

short spurs of densely packed single blush pink flowers, young

(Japanese Apricot) February flowering shrub with rich, deep

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leaves bronze-green.

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pink flowers, highly scented. Prune annually after flowering.

Prunus ‘Okame’

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Prunus padus ‘Le Thoureil’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

A hybrid raised by Capt. Collingwood Ingram. Masses of small,

Raised by Claude Bellion. An upright, less vigorous selection

deep pink flowers produced in March. Good autumn colours.

with semi double flowers which it produces very freely even on a

(UK)

small plant. A good ‘bird’ cherry ideal for the smaller garden.

Prunus ‘Pandora’ Tree Shape: Spreading

Prunus pendula ‘Ascendens Rosea’

Compact with ascending branches clothed in pale, shell pink

Tree Shape: Standard

flowers in late March. Bronze red leaves in the spring with tints

A lovely slender, semi erect tree. Clear, shell, pink flowers with

of purple-red in the autumn.

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bright red calyces.

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Prunus pendula ‘Pendula Rubra’

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Prunus pendula ‘Stellata’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Weeping

A beautiful little tree, with clear pink star shaped flowers,

Formerly P. subhirtella ‘Pendula Rubra’ this attractive, early,

produced in crowded clusters on graceful branches.

magenta-pink weeping tree has wide arching branches.

Prunus ‘Pink Parasol’

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Prunus ‘Pink Perfection’

Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) (Syn: P. ‘Matsumae-hanagasa’)

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Double pink flowers long lasting

Wreathed with heavy clusters of large pale pink flowers with

from early May. Leaves bronze when young, turning orange-red

densely packed petals.

in autumn.

Prunus ‘Pink Shell’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) An elegant, small, spreading tree.

Tree Shape: Bushy

Profuse cup-shaped shell pink flowers. Pale green emerging

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Rich burgundy leaves turn scarlet/

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leaves.

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Tree Shape: Standard A tree of interest in spring and autumn. Completely covered in small, fragrant, pure white flowers in spring. Foliage emerges bronze, becomes green in summer and then puts on brilliant autumnal displays of fiery orange, reds and yellows. Approprately named.

Prunus rufa

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Tree Shape: Bushy (The Himalayan Cherry). Peeling red/brown and amber bark. Hairy young shoots, clusters of pale pink flowers.

Prunus sargentii

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Sargent Cherry) One of the earliest, large flowered. Young bronze-red leaves, large single pink flowers in late March. Brilliant red and maroon in autumn.

Prunus serrula

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red in autumn. Deep rose pink double flowers. (USA)

Prunus ‘Royal Flame’® (Mieke)

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Tree Shape: Standard (Syn: P. serrula var. tibetica) Glistening mahogany peeling bark. Narrow willow-like leaves, small dainty white flowers appear in late April. (China)

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Prunus The Bride


Prunus serrula ‘Branklyn’

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Prunus ‘Shirotae’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Spreading

With a lighter brown stem this P. serrula form offers an

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) (Syn: Mount Fuji) Dark to black

attractive option on the Tibetan birch bark cherry.

bark. Horizontal to slightly pendulous branches. Large single/ semi-double white flowers in drooping clusters.

Prunus ‘Shosar’

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Prunus ‘Snow Goose’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Upright

A strong growing, fastigiate tree with clear pink flowers in late

A narrow small upright tree. Large, soft, single, white flowers

March, and excellent autumn colours. Bred by Collingwood

with long tassel stamens are beautiful in early April. Good

‘Cherry’ Ingram.

autumn colours.

Prunus ‘Snow Showers’

Prunus ‘Spire’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Weeping

A classic, neat, vase shaped tree with oval leaves, bronze on

Small, profusely flowering dwarf cherry with dense, single,

emergence, turning orange-red in autumn. Single almond pink

white flowers covering steeply pendant branches in late March.

flowers in mid spring.

Good autumn colours.

Prunus ‘Spring Snow’

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Prunus ‘Sunset Boulevard’

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Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Standard

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) (Syn: P. Beni-tamanishiki)

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) A stunning fastigaite tree with

Clusters of white flowers like snow on the bare branches.

bold large single white flowers with a distinctive pink centre.

Coppery young leaves.

Although used as a street tree it should have wider garden use.

Prunus ‘Tai-haku’

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Prunus ‘Taoyame’

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Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Japanese Flowering Cherry/Great White Cherry) Flowers are

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) A beautiful floriferous small tree

very large, single white and stunning when seen against copper

with an elegant habit ideal for small gardens. Semi double

coloured young foliage.

honey scented shell pink flowers have contrasting purple calyces.

Prunus ‘The Bride’

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Prunus ‘Tiltstone Hellfire’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

A lovely small tree with dense growth displaying very large

Subtle, soft pink single flowers, metallic green leaves in

single white flowers with distinctive, striking red anthers in

summer followed by intense autumn colours. Raised and

April.

introduced by Donovan Leaman.

Prunus ‘Trailblazer’

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Prunus triloba

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Ornamental fruiting plum with purple-bronze leaves, white

(Flowering Almond) In spring the branches are covered in

flowers and large purple skinned and flesh fruit. Leave as long

bright, light pink bowl-shaped, fragrant, beautiful flowers.

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as possible before attempting to eat. (USA)

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Prunus ‘Ukon’

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Prunus ‘Weeping Yoshino’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Weeping

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) Very unusual semi-double pale

(Syn: P. x yedoensis ‘Shidare Yoshino’) A small tree with steeply

yellow or sulphur flowers and brownish bronze foliage.

pendant branches weeping to the ground. Single white flowers in early April.

Prunus x ‘Catherine’ Tree Shape: Standard

Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) A hybrid originating probably from

Tree Shape: Bushy

P. ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ with a similar flowering season often as

(The Autumn Cherry) Small, bushy tree with a long season

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early as November, at the same time as showing super autumn leaf colours. (Belgium)

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of winter flowering from late autumn to April, especially during mild winters. Flowers start light pink becoming white when fully open.

Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’

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Prunus x subhirtella ‘Pendula Plena Rosea’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Weeping

(Pink Autumn Cherry) Semi-double blush flowers that appear

A weeping small tree with semi-double, rosette like rose-

late autumn, flowering for most of winter. Autumn leaf colours.

coloured flowers. (C. Ingram 1928)

Prunus x yedoensis

Prunus x yedoensis ‘Daybreak’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(The Yoshino Cherry/Somei-Yoshino) Graceful, wide spreading

Upright, spreading branches, soft pink, semi-double, fragrant

tree with single, almond scented blush white flowers in late

flowers. Dark green leaves turn bright yellow in autumn.

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March. (Japan)

Pryus (Pear) Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’

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Pyrus elaeagnifolia ‘Silver Sail’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Narrow pyramidal habit, showy white flowers and glossy leaves

Excellent silver foliage tree producing small ornamental fruit in

turning purple and claret in autumn. (USA)

the autumn. The green-silver leaves are shaped like boat sails. (Europe)

Pyrus salicifolia var. ‘Pendula’

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Tree Shape: Weeping (Weeping Willow Leaved Pear) Elegant, weeping habit. Silver, willow-like leaves on weeping branches. Small creamy white flowers in April.

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Prunus Ukon

Quercus (Oak)

Querus robur

Quercus ilex Tree Shape: Standard (Evergreen or Holme Oak) A versatile evergreen tree with dark grey bark. The narrow leaves are dark green above, silver grey and hairy underneath. Yellow catkins in June. Acorns.

Quercus palustris Tree Shape: Standard ‘Pin Oak’. A fast growing, large dense-headed tree with slender drooping branches. Prefers acid soil.

Quercus palustris ‘Green Pillar’ Tree Shape: Upright A very special introduction with a narrow neat habit, healthy green leaves in summer that turn a stunning and predictable crimson-red in autumn.

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Quercus petraea

Quercus robur

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Sessile Oak) A large tree forming a rounded crown. Leathery,

(English or Pedunculate Oak) Broad tree. Lobed leaves dark

dark green, lobed, long leaves which turn good orange-brown

green above, paler underneath, orange/rust in autumn. Acorns.

colours in autumn.

Quercus rubra

Quercus rubra ‘Boltes Gold’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Red Oak) Fast growing broad headed tree. Stunning crimson

A rare oak tree, has golden-yellow leaves in spring, darkening

foliage colours in autumn. (USA)

to lime green and turning shades of red and orange in autumn

Quercus texana ‘New Madrid’ Tree Shape: Standard

Quercus x warei ‘Regal Prince’

New leaves are a deep burgundy-red in spring, turning dark

Tree Shape: Upright

green, before developing red and orange tints in autumn. (USA)

A strong and fast growing narrow headed hybrid with glossy green foliage. Very hardy and impressive.

Robinia (False Acacia)

Robinia pseudoacacia Lace Lady

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’

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Tree Shape: Standard Renowned for its rich golden pinnate leaves turning gold in autumn. Pendant clusters of small fragrant pea-like white flowers in mid-summer. (Holland)

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Lace Lady’® (TWISTY BABE)

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Tree Shape: Contorted A charming dwarf version with attractive twisted branches and delicately curled leaves. Ideal for patio pots.

Robinia x margaretta ‘Pink Cascade’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Syn: R. x margaretta ‘Casque Rouge’) Profuse, exotic rich pink flowering in June. Attractive dark green pinnate leaves. (USA)

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Salix (Willow) Salix alba ‘Golden Ness’ Tree Shape: Bushy One of the more striking of the yellow stemmed willows, ideal for coppicing.

Salix alba ‘Hutchinson’s Yellow’ Tree Shape: Bushy Intense yellow stem colour in winter.

Salix alba ‘Tristis’ Tree Shape: Weeping (Salix x sepulcratis var. chrysocoma/Golden Weeping Willow) Fast growing with weeping, golden yellow shoots. Narrow, lance shaped leaves. Salix alba var. vitellina Britzensis

Salix alba var. vitellina ‘Britzensis’

Salix alba var. vitellina ‘Yelverton’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

The ‘Scarlet Willow’. A classic for its scarlet orange winter

A rich bronze-red coloured stem makes this form particularly

colours.

rewarding during winter months.

Salix caprea Pendula Tree Shape: Weeping

Salix ‘Erythroflexuosa’ GOLDEN CURLS

Small umbrella-like tree, weeping with large silver male catkins

Tree Shape: Contorted

in spring.

A charming pendulous tree with golden twisted stems and leaves. Young vigorous shoots are ideal for flower arrangements. (Argentina)

Salix integra ‘Hokuro Nishiki’

Salix irrorata

Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Bushy

Dwarf, weeping Japanese Willow with creamy-pink foliage until

Young green shoots turn purple as they age with a striking white

autumn when the leaves drop to show orange-coral stems.

bloom. The make catkins have red anthers that turn yellow as they mature.

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Sambucus (Elder) Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Black Tower’®

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Tree Shape: Upright A truly outstanding selection with an upright columnar habit, attractive dark purple foliage, bright pink blossom and fruit for wine making.

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Black Beauty’® Gerda

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Tree Shape: Bushy One of the first UK bred introductions with attractive dark purple ornamental leaves and large pink bracts and fruit.

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Black Lace’® Eva

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Tree Shape: Bushy Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla Black Tower

Particularly ornamental with distinctive, delicate dark purple finely cut leaves which resemble Japanese maples. (Kent)

Sequoiadendron Sequoiadendron giganteum Tree Shape: Conical The ‘Wellingtonia’. It may not be the tallest tree in the world but Sequoiadendron giganteum is the largest by volume.

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Sophora Sophora japonica ‘Gold Standard’

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Tree Shape: Bushy Formerly known as ‘China Gold’. Bright yellow stems and leaves topworked onto the S. japonica dark green stem with attractive lenticels. A good all year round tree. Sophora jap Gold Standard

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Sorbaronia Sorbaronia ‘Likjormaja’ Liquorice

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Tree Shape: Standard A hybrid between Sorbus aucuparia and Aronia. Its key feature being spectacular autumn colour with lobed leaves. Small slender tree.

Sorbaronia ‘Likjormaja’ Liquorice

Sorbus (Rowan & Whitebeam)

Sorbus ‘Autumn Spire’®

Sorbus alnifolia ‘Red Bird’

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Tree Shape: Standard A vigorous tree with fern-like leaves. They can tolerate very low and high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity. The flowers are pure white in late spring and early summer and will form loose clusters which are followed by brilliant red to yellow fruits in large clusters in autumn.

Sorbus ‘Amber Light’

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Tree Shape: Standard The golden berries retain their colour deep into winter. Handsome blue green leaves turn wonderful colours of red and orange in the autumn looking like an amber light.

Sorbus aria ‘Lutescens’

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Sorbus aucuparia

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Rowan or Mountain Ash) Lance shaped leaves dark green

(Whitebeam) Young creamy-white leaves appear as candles

above, blue-green underneath, red in autumn. Bunches of bright red fruit.

and turn grey-green in summer, russet/gold in autumn. Orange-red berries in autumn.

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Aspleniifolia’

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Sorbus aucuparia ‘Beissneri’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

Very attractive and elegant tree with fern like leaves and a stiff,

Compact and upright. Yellow/green fern like leaves, orange/

neat, upright habit. Large bunches of red berries.

copper stems. Frothy spring flowers are followed by red fruits.

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Sorbus aucuparia ‘Cardinal Royal’

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Sorbus aucuparia ‘Croft Coral’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

A robust healthy stout upright habit displaying large

One of the few true orange fruited Mountain Ash. A neat tree

and profuse bunches of bright red fruits.

with delicate leaves.

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Ember Glow’

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Sorbus aucuparia ‘Fingerprint’®

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Upright

The fruits remain red deep into winter. Handsome bluish-green

A highly compact, narrow tree with dark green leaves.

leaves that provide good autumn tint.

Orange-red berries in autumn. Disease resistant.

Sorbus ‘Autumn Spire’® (Flanrock)

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Sorbus cashmiriana

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Upright

Leaves are dark green above and grey-green underneath,

Upright clone of S. ‘Joseph Rock’ with a compact, columnar

orange/yellow in autumn. Large, white, marble like persistent fruits. (Kashmir)

habit. Yellow berries with reddish centres. Bright green leaves turn purple, red and yellow in autumn

Sorbus ‘Chinese Lace’

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Sorbus ‘Copper Kettle’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Healthy, round headed small tree with unusually attractive,

Long lasting heavy clusters of coppery-orange fruits. Forms

deeply cut foliage turning red-purple in autumn. Dark red fruits

small compact tree with reliable autumn colours.

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are abundant.

Sorbus discolor

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Sorbus ‘Eastern Promise’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

This distinctive species offers unusual and attractive bright pink

Small, upright, spreading tree. Fern like leaves producing good

buds in winter. The deep green leaves also turn orange-scarlet

autumn colours and large bunches of rose pink fruits.

in autumn. Broadly shaped white fruit with pink colouration. (West Sichuan)

Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’

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Sorbus ‘Ghose’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

This selection has narrow, light green leaves which turn brilliant

Distinctive, large buds covered in rusty hairs. Long lasting

glowing amber, orange and red in autumn. A graceful small

small, dark red fruits.

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umbrella shaped tree.

Sorbus GlendoickTM ‘Spire’

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Sorbus GlendoickTM ‘White Baby’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Bushy

A sibling of Glendoick, White Baby with similar delicate leaves

Hardy, tough but delicate looking tree combining large white

but a narrow columnar habit with gorgeous intense pink berries.

almost translucent berries and narrow pinnate leaves.

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Sorbus Joseph Rock

Sorbus gongashanica ‘Snowballs’

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Sorbus hemsleyi ‘John Bond’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A stunning little tree with heavily veined grey-green leaves

Chosen as one of the best large fruiting forms we have come

that appear to weep and twist to reveal their striking white undersides. Brown fruits in autumn.

across. A neat tree habit and impressive white berries flushed with pink veins.

Sorbus hupehensis Tree Shape: Spreading

Sorbus hupehensis ‘Pink Pagoda’

By popular demand this classic tree is offered as an alternative

Tree Shape: Spreading

‘hupe’ form to S. ‘Pink Pagoda’.

Blue-green, large, pinnate compound leaves, red twigs and

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petioles and white flower clusters in spring. Fruit is vivid pink slowly turning white.

Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’

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Sorbus japonica

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A good compact form of hybrida with large red fruits. Good

Upright shape. Large oval leaves with good autumn colour.

autumn colour. Small in height.

Young downy shoots, fruits red and brown. (Japan)

Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’

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Sorbus ‘Leonard Messel’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

Upright shape, clusters of round creamy yellow fruit, becoming

A superb small tree, upright branches. Winter bud red, leaves

orange-yellow as they ripen. Leaves turn shades of red/orange/

large. Bright pink fruits hang in clusters.

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purple in autumn. (China)

Sorbus ‘Matthew Ridley’

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Sorbus ‘Pink Ness’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A strong, upright-growing Mountain Ash with large bunches of

Broadly pyramidal, with glaucous grey green leaves and

oblong, orange-red berries.

unusual small mauve-pink fruits.

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Sorbus ‘Pink Pearl’

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Tree Shape: Standard A small tree with upright habit, pinnate leaves, fruits white heavily flushed and speckled pink.

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii

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Tree Shape: Bushy Similar to S. vilmorinii but less vigorous. Leaves are finer and more delicate. Fruit a similar attractive deep rose-red and the fruiting habit is more abundant.

Sorbus ‘Ravensbill’

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Tree Shape: Spreading Upright. Long curved, blue-black winter buds. Leaves yelloworange in autumn. Large clusters of small orange fruit. (Korea) Sorbus vilmorinii

Sorbus ‘Rose Queen’

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Sorbus rosea ‘Rosiness’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

(S. com Embley x S. monbeigii) An attractive small tree with

A very rare and pretty form with the largest pink berries of any

pinnate serrated leaves and large clusters of bright rose red

Sorbus.

berries. Raised at Hilliers UK.

Sorbus sargentiana

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Sorbus scalaris

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

Large pinnate leaves and sticky winter buds. The large red

Small with a neat spreading habit. Attractive frond-like rich

stalked leaves are downy underneath. Large heads of scarlet

green leaves in summer turn purple-red in autumn. Small red

fruits. (China)

fruits in large bunches. (China)

Sorbus splendens

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Sorbus ‘Sunshine’

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

The striking, young, red leaves emerge from large sticky leaf

A seedling of S. ‘Joseph Rock’. A small, upright, erect tree with

buds in the spring. Covered in red berries in autumn.

golden yellow dense clusters of berries and glossy green leaves. Good autumn colour. Rasied at Hilliers UK.

Sorbus thibetica ‘John Mitchell’

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Sorbus torminalis Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Standard

This native tree is distinctive with sharply lobed maple-like

This classic tree is strong in growth, big in leaf, one of the

leaves, shiny green turning crimson or yellow in autumn.

largest and most spectacular white beams and also producing brown russetted fruit.

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Sorbus ulleungensis Olympic Flame

Sorbus ulleungensis OLYMPIC FLAMETM

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Sorbus vilmorinii

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

Small, elegant, spreading tree with dark green fern like leaves

Stiff, columnar tree when young, leaves green, coppery in the

that turn orange or bronze in autumn. The pink fruit turn white as they age. (W China)

spring with stunning orange and red tints in autumn. Fruits bright orange-red.

Sorbus vilmorinii ‘Pink Charm’

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Sorbus wardii

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Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

A rare whitebeam with silvery young leaves, white flowers in

A superior selection of S. vilmorinii with vibrant shocking pink

spring and brown berries.

berries, larger than type and persistent.

Sorbus ‘Wilfred Fox’

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Sorbus ‘Wisley Gold’

5

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Species hybrid. Round head when mature. Ellipical leaves which

A good form of the yellow fruited mountain ash, with impressive

are leathery, glossy green above and silvery grey beneath.

heavy bunches of golden fruit.

Frothy spring flowers are followed by green fruits which turn yellow/orange.

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Sorbus hupehensis Pink Pagoda

Styrax (Snowball) Styrax japonicus ‘June Snow’®

Styrax japonica June Snow

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Tree Shape: Bushy A compact form of the summer flowering small tree. White snowdrop flowers from June onwards.

Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’

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Styrax japonicus ‘Wespelaar’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Broad spreading habit with glossy green oval leaves turning

Small spreading tree with wide green leaves and covered

yellow or red. Fragrant pale pink flowers.

in white to pale pink flowers in June.

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Syringa (Liliac) Syringa ‘China Snow’

5

Tree Shape: Bushy Attractive peeling, cinnamon-brown bark once mature. Heartshaped dark green glossy leaves, small, cream, fragrant flowers that cover the tree in large clusters.

Syringa ‘Mrs Edward Harding’

5

Tree Shape: Bushy Large shrub. Dark green heart shaped leaves and dense panicles of highly fragrant, deep purple red double flowers which fade to pink.

Syringa ‘Pink Perfume’

5

Tree Shape: Bushy A compact, upright shrub with bright green, broadly ovate leaves. Panicles of sweetly-scented pink flowers are borne from spring to summer and again from summer into autumn.

Syringa vulgaris Beauty of Moscow

Syringa vulgaris ‘Beauty of Moscow’

5

Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’

5

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Double white and lavender tinted buds. Fine and heavy blooms

Round shaped small tree or large shrub with erect habit. Single,

with a strong habit.

very dark, purple-red flowers, highly scented.

Syringa vulgaris ‘Katherine Havemeyer’

5

Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’

5

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

One of the favourites, with large dense bunches of highly

Dense bunches of large highly fragrant, double white flowers

fragrant double purple-lavender flowers in May, fading to pale

make this a superb lilac. Flowers begin green-yellow but open

lilac in mid summer.

pure white.

Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Syringa vulgaris ‘Prince Wolkonsky’

An unusual and unique variety with small panicles of single

Tree Shape: Bushy

pale primrose yellow blooms. (Holland)

Dark magenta, double flower buds open to light pink/purple

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flowers. Beautifully fragrant.

Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Syringa vulgaris ‘Souvenir de Louis Spaeth’

A unique and lovely lilac with single, large, purplish-red florets

Tree Shape: Bushy

edged with distinctive white margins to each petal. Highly

Single, pure wine-red flowers. One of the most consistent and

scented.

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reliable of the lilacs and well scented as expected.

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Lifting transplanted rootstocks

Taxus (Yew)

Taxus baccata Standishii

Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Aureomarginata’ Tree Shape: Upright A dense compact tree with an erect habit. Male. The young needles and shoots are bordered with golden yellow becoming green.

Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Robusta’

Taxus baccata ‘Standishii’

Tree Shape: Upright

The best golden form although very slow growing. A tight

(Irish Yew) A more robust and upright form of Fastigiata with

columnar habit. Toxic if eaten.

Tree Shape: Upright

lighter green leaves. Dense and compact with a slender erect habit. Bright red fruits.

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Tilia (Lime) Tilia cordata

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Tree Shape: Standard (Small Leaved Lime) A native tree of rounded habit. Heart shaped leathery leaves are glossy green above and paler beneath. Sweetly scented flowers in summer.

Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’

7

Tree Shape: Upright A neat and compact version of the traditional cordata form. Subtle flowers and yellow autumn tints.

Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’

7

Tree Shape: Standard A compact Lime with brilliant orange-red stems in winter. Recommended for the winter garden. Prune hard in March or April. Tilia cordata Winter Orange

Tilia platyphyllos Tree Shape: Standard

Tilia x europaea ‘ Golden Sunset’® WILTIL

A round headed tree with graceful downward sweeping

Tree Shape: Bushy

branches. Dark green leaves, white felted underneath and richly

A fine new introduction for its bright coral red shoots and buds

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scented flowers.

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in winter, and golden leaves in spring, fading to yellow green tints by mid-summer. Especially good for pollarding and pleaching. Slightly less vigorous than ‘Winter Orange’. (2019)

Toona (Redcar) Toona sinensis ‘Flamingo’

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Tree Shape: Spreading In the UK this is a slow growing, large shrub or small tree, with handsome large pinnate leaves that are a spectacular brilliant pink in spring, turning quickly cream to green.

Toona sinensis Flamingo

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Ulmus (Elm) Ulmus minor var suberrosa Tree Shape: Standard An interesting selection of the ‘Field’ elm with attractive corky wings on its branchlets. Although vigorous when young it soon settles to being a relatively small tree and is suitable for dry habitats.

Ulmus ‘Nanguen’ LUTECE Tree Shape: Standard A well proven Dutch Elm resistant hybrid and also a White Letter Hairstreak Butterfly host. Quite upright especially in its early years, broadening later. Ulmus x hollandica Wredei

Ulmus x hollandica ‘Wredei’

Ulmus x ‘Wingham’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

A narrowly conical tree the broad leaves are suffused yellow.

High Dutch Elm Disease resistance in this hybrid with multiple

Height after 10yrs up to 6m.

species in its parentage. Ideal as a host tree replicating the English Elm (U. Procera) for the native rare White-letter Hairstreak butterfly.

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Viburnum Viburnum ‘Le Bois Marquis’

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Tree Shape: Upright A compact and upright semi evergreen large shrub. Bronze leaves when young turn green then purple-red in the autumn. Panicles of fragrant white flowers are produced in early summer.

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Kilimanjaro’®

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Tree Shape: Conical Produces lots of pure white flowers in attractive clusters from early summer, followed by pink-red berries in late summer to Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro®

early autumn.

Viburnum plicatum ‘Tennessee’

5

Viburnum plicatum ‘Watanabe’

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Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Spreading

Dense habit with white lacecap flowers, repeat flowering over

The open to horizontal branches bearing flattened cymes of

summer and autumn.

tiny, creamy-white flowers followed by ovoid, red fruit ripening black in autumn.

Despatch

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Wisteria

Wisteria brachybotrys Shiro Beni

Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Golden Dragon’

5

Tree Shape: Bushy New foliage emerges yellow which sets off beautifully with the purple-blue flowers.

Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Kapiteyn Fuji’

5

Tree Shape: Bushy Very large brilliant white and highly scented flowers from an early age.

Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Okayama’

Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro Beni’

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Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Mauve floral bracts and soft pinkish mauve flowers on short

Produces long, pastel pink scented flowers from an early age.

exotic racemes. Highly scented.

Wisteria ‘Burford’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’

Flower racemes lilac/blue/purple and up to one metre in length

Tree Shape: Bushy

and very heavily scented.

(Syn: W. floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’) Double purple-blue form

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is most widely accepted as Black Dragon. The double form is Violacea Plena.

Wisteria floribunda Snow Shower

Wisteria floribunda ‘Hon-Beni’

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Tree Shape: Bushy (Rosea) The classic ‘Rosea’ under its proper name, a charming pale rose flower with purple tips and very long racemes. Flowers early in life.

Wisteria floribunda ‘Shiro-noda’ ‘Snow Shower’

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Tree Shape: Bushy This white wisteria is very dramatic and contrasts well with other coloured forms. Very long racemes.

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Acer x conspicuum Red Flamingo

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More Information Hedging

Rootstocks

All stock offered is top quality transplanted heavy grade

We offer high health status rootstocks either as one year layers

material. They’re all bare root except Ilex and Taxus which are

or two year transplanted. We specialise in clonal rootstocks for

container grown. Note all hedge orders must be multiples of 10.

fruit but many can be used as rootstocks for ornamental trees such as Malus, Prunus and Pyrus.

Hedging Acer campestre (Field Maple) Alnus cordata

Generally 9-11mm are suitable for bench grafting and 7-9mm for budding. Rootstocks orders are subject to grading. Price lists available on application. Available in price bands for quantities of 10, 100, 1000.

Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder)

Apple Rootstocks

Alnus incana (Grey Alder)

Size

1 Year

2 Year

1 Year

2 Year

1 Year

2 Year

Alnus rubra (Red Alder) Betula alba pendula (Common Silver Birch)

M.25 MM.111

Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

9-11mm

MM.106 M.116®

Cornus sanguinea (Common Dogwood)

M.26

Corylus avellana (Hazel)

7-9mm

M.9

Crataegus monogyna (Quick Thorn)

M.27

5-7mm

Pear Rootstocks

Size

Crataegus prunifolia (Thorn) Euonymus europaeus (Spindle) Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech) Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ (Purple Beech) Ilex aquifolium (Holly) Ligustrum ovalifolium (Oval leaved Privet)

9-11mm Quince ‘A’, Quince ‘Eline’®, Quince ‘C’ 7-9mm

Ligustrum ovalifolium aureum (Golden Privet) Ligustrum vulgare (Common Privet)

9-11mm

Prunus cerasifera myrobalan (Cherry Plum)

Pyrus communis and Kirschensaller

Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel)

7-9mm

Prunus lusitanica (Portugese Laurel) Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn/Sloe)

Cherries, Plums and Prunus Rootstocks

Rosa canina (Dog Rose)

Size

Rosa rugosa (Ramanas Rose) 9-11mm

Rosa rugosa alba (White Ramanas Rose) Sambucus nigra (Elder)

St Julien A, Wavit, VVA-1, Colt, Gisela 5® 7-9mm

Taxus baccata (Yew) Viburnum lantana (Wayfaring Tree) F.12.1

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose)

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Budwood and Graftwood

Tree Care Essentials

Budwood and graftwood is available subject to availability.

Natural Tree Feed

Varieties with PVR protection (®) are only available to

Our Natural Tree Feed is a liquid concentrate containing

propagation licensees. There are many more varieties available

seaweed extract and plant-derived amino acids. The organic

than are listed in this catalogue, enquiries are welcome. When

bio-stimulants encourage strong root growth and stimulate soil

supplying shoots, bud and yield will vary for each variety but

microbes that are essential for the efficient uptake of nutrients

there are approximately 6-12 buds and 3-6 grafts per shoot. We

and trace elements. One or two capfuls in a full watering can

will however select the most vigorous and healthy shoots at the

will promote strong, healthy growth and is especially beneficial

time of collection. Price list available on application. Available

for young trees and trees kept in containers. Best applied in

price bands for quantities per shoot 10, 25, 50.

spring and summer. Rootgrow Endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society, rootgrowTM mycorrhizal fungi is a completely natural planting partner which accelerates the development of a highly efficient secondary root system and naturally increases the uptake of

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nutrients and water.

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