Frank P Matthews - 2022 Catalogue

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Catalogue 2022-2023

Nurturing trees for over 100 years Frank P Matthews is a family run company established in 1901 We are now one of the largest tree nurseries in the UK and grow over one million container grown and bare root, fruit and ornamental trees every year for supply into garden centres, nurseries, mail order companies, commercial growers and our own Tree Shop. We continue to develop the nursery, most recently we have refurbished our propagation facilities and created a team dedicated to this area. By combining traditional skills, advanced nutritional understanding and modern technology we are able to produce trees to the highest standard. More information about rootstocks, new varieties, photos and advice can be found on our website and don’t forget to check out our social media pages to follow what’s happening on the nursery.

Contents Fruit Trees Listed Alphabetically On Pages ������������������������������������������������������������������������� pages 22-61

Ornamental Trees Listed Alphabetically On Pages ������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 64-134

More Information New Varieties ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������pages 6-7 Best Selling Trees ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 8 Pollination �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 9 Seasonal Calendar ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� pages 10-11 Container Specifications ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 12 Bare Root Specifications �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 13 Trained Fruit �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� pages 14-15 Rootstocks Explained ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 16 Natives & Hedging �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������page 17 Fruit Trees for Orchards ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 18 Rootstocks ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ page 18 Budwood & Graftwood ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 19 Tree Care Essentials ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� page 19 Terms & Conditions ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� inside back cover

Our Catalogue Key General

New Variety

Best Seller

RHS Awarded

Container Grown

Bare Root


Pollination Group







Fruit Trees

Ornamental Trees

Very Small




(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)




Flowering Month








New Varieties

Apple Queen of the RealmTM This very exciting new apple has been released in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022. Selected from our own trials programme, this apple is something very special. This eating variety has a unique appearance of a beautiful, purple blushed skin with white undertones, resembling HM The Queen’s resplendent purple robes. The lenticles are prominent giving a slightly freckled skin. The flesh is white, crunchy, crisp and juicy with sweet, aromatic flavours. Eats beautifully when picked straight from the tree in mid-September or can be stored for a couple of months.

Betula ermanii ‘White Chocolate'®

Wisteria floribunda ‘Lavender Falls'

This variety is perfect for small spaces

Syn; 'Betty Tam PP 19,655'. A deciduous

and also looks magnificent when planted

climber. The wonderful flower racemes

in lines along an avenue or driveway.

are blue-violet and can be 20-50cm

A very narrow and neat pyramidal

long. Flowers are scented like grape jelly

growing habit. Small, attractive green

and are attractive to butterflies and other

leaves appear in the spring alongside

pollinating insects. Can re-flower two

the yellow catkins. The interesting bark

or three times throughout the summer if

turns a lovely white chocolate colour

growing situations are suitable.

from an early age. Great autumn colours

Betula utilis subs. albosinensi Cacao® has a beautiful, smooth, rich dark chocolate brown bark that contrasts well when planted alongside Betula erm White Chocolate®. The upright growing habit makes it perfect for planting in a small space. The beautiful foliage turns wonderful shades of yellows and oranges in the autumn. Exceptional, yellow catkins in the spring.

of yellow and orange! Works well when paired with new Betula utilis ‘Cacao'®.


Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Cacao'®

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!

Malus HalloweenTM

Plum MallingTM Elizabeth®

The Halloween Crab Apple. The yellow-orange crab apples are

Named after Queen Elizabeth II and released to coincide

ribbed in appearance resembling mini pumpkins. Perfect for

with the Platinum Jubilee 2022. Malling™ Elizabeth® is a

the Halloween season! Beautiful spring flowers are white and

heavy cropping Victoria-like plum which crops in early July.

semi double, perfect for attracting pollinating insects. This new

Large, firm, ovate shaped, red-purple plums are produced

variety crops heavily and acts as a natural bird feeder during

in abundance. The fruits are sweet and an average weight of

the autumn.

37g per fruit. Juicy, yellow-orange flesh. Small, white flowers appear in spring. Partially self fertile. Freestone.

Mulberry King's White

Fig Little Miss Figgy®’

An unusual white mulberry which

Carpinus betulus ‘Chartreuse'®

produces heavy crops of very large and

A unique hornbeam that’s less vigorous

smaller spaces, patio and container

very long white mulberry fruit. The pale coloured fruits (won't stain your hands like black mulberries!) can be up to 5cm long and 1cm wide and are sweet and succulent. This vigorous and self fertile tree has large luscious leaves. Deciduous. The mulberries can be eaten fresh or using cooking.

than other hornbeam with spring and early summer golden-lime green leaves that slowly turn an attractive chartreuse yellow-green from midsummer onwards. Suitable for specimen and hedging use. Easy to grow in a wide range of soils.

New Varieties

A naturally dwarf mini–Fig. Perfect for growing. Produces a prolific crop of small purple sweet fruits in the autumn and potentially again in spring if we have warm conditions. Deeply lobed green leaves. Deciduous. Good compact habit and easy to grow. A finalist in Chelsea Plant of the Year Awards 2021.


Best Selling Trees Fruit Trees

Ornamental Trees

Apple (Malus) Christmas Pippin® ���������������������������������� page 24

Betula alba pendula ������������������������������������������������������ page 72

Apple (Malus) Bramley 20 ��������������������������������������������� page 24

Betula pen Fastigiata Joes® (JOLEP 1) ��������������������������� page 73

Apple (Malus) Bramley's Seedling �������������������������������� page 24

Betula uti Snow Queen ��������������������������������������������������� page 75

Apple (Malus) Cox Self Fertile ���������������������������������������� page 26

Betula uti jacquemontii �������������������������������������������������� page 75

Apple (Malus) Egremont Russet ������������������������������������ page 26

Crataegus lae Pauls Scarlet ������������������������������������������page 85

Apple (Malus) Herefordshire Russet® ��������������������������� page 27

Laburnum ana Yellow Rocket® �������������������������������������� page 94

Apple (Malus) James Grieve ������������������������������������������ page 28

Liquidambar sty Worplesdon ����������������������������������������� page 95

Apple (Malus) Red Windsor® ����������������������������������������� page 31

Malus Aros® ����������������������������������������������������������������� page 100

Apple (Malus) Red Falstaff® ������������������������������������������� page 31

Malus Evereste ������������������������������������������������������������� page 101

Apple (Malus) Scrumptious® ��������������������������������������� page 32

Malus x rob Red Sentinel ���������������������������������������������� page 104

Cherry (Prunus) Celeste® ���������������������������������������������� page 38

Prunus Amanogawa ����������������������������������������������������� page 110

Cherry (Prunus) Stella ���������������������������������������������������page 40

Prunus Kanzan �������������������������������������������������������������� page 114

Fig (Ficus) Brown Turkey ������������������������������������������������ page 42

Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura ���������������������������������������� page 115

Gage (Prunus) Old Green Gage ������������������������������������� page 43

Prunus Royal Burgundy ��������������������������������������������������page 116

Mulberry (Morus) Chelsea (King James) ������������������������ page 47

Prunus Snow Showers ���������������������������������������������������page 117

Pear (Pyrus) Conference ������������������������������������������������page 50

Prunus The Bride ���������������������������������������������������������� page 118

Pear (Pyrus) Concorde ���������������������������������������������������page 50

Sorbus aucuparia ��������������������������������������������������������� page 123

Pear (Pyrus) Williams' Bon Chrétien ������������������������������ page 53

Sorbus aria Lutescens �������������������������������������������������� page 123

Plum (Prunus) Opal ������������������������������������������������������� page 55

Sorbus Joseph Rock ������������������������������������������������������ page 126

Plum (Prunus) Victoria �������������������������������������������������� page 56

Sorbus ull Olympic Flame™ ����������������������������������������� page 127

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


Best Selling Trees


Malus ‘Van Eseltine’

Apples & Pears:


Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the

Many varieties these days are self fertile – details are given in

close proximity of other gardens. Its not always necessary to

the fruit section.

have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits.

Peaches, Nectarines & Apricots: All varieties are self fertile.


Malus Crab Apples:

Due to pollen incompatibilities pollination of non self fertile varieties is not obvious so for clarity we have specified a choice

These are a very useful range of self fertile trees

of partners.

and many varieties will pollinate apples. Of particular use are


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

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 variety that is self fertile.



Seasonal Calendar Winter




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 ‘Honey Tulip’ and

Snakebark Maples have beautiful striped

(Betula) and Alder (Alnus). Some early

‘Charles Raffill’.


Flowering Cherries (Prunus) bloom.





The fruit of Cherry trees will start to

From August many fruit trees will begin

Most dessert Apples and Pears ripen, as

ripen. Fresh leaves provide a huge

to offer crop: Plum, Gages, Peaches,

well as Asian Pears. Damsons, Mirabelles

range of colour, forms and textures to

Nectarines, Apricots, Figs and early

and later Plums. Many nut trees begin

the garden: Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’, Acer

Apples. Mulberries will start fruiting

to produce a crop, including Hazels,

‘Crimson King’, Acer ‘Drummondii’,

as well as many soft fruit bushes such

Chestnuts, Walnuts and Almonds. For

Acer ‘Princeton Gold’, Catalpa, Cotinus,

as Gooseberries, Blackcurrants and

ornamentals Heptacodium miconioides

Ginkgo and Gleditsia. Early plums such

Redcurrants. Some ornamental trees will

is in it’s fully scented glory.

as Herman and River’s Early Prolific.

come into blossom such as Albizia and Hoheria.


Seasonal Calendar

The extensive range of delicious fruit and beautiful ornamental trees we grow will give you lots of option for all season interest. Use this calendar as a guide to find the perfect tree for you!





Flowering Cherries (Prunus) add stunning

Sorbus trees will show clusters of

Sambucus (Elder) flowers in June, deep

blossom. Crab Apples (Malus) offer a

pink and white flowers. Hawthorns

pink clusters of ‘Black Lace’ combined

fabulous choice of colourful blooms.

(Crataegus) flower along with Lilacs

with delicate deep purple leaves. Some

Many Magnolia come into flower.

(Syringas) providing scented bunches of

Cornus varieties can flower into June,

Amelanchier trees display masses of

pink, purple and white. Ceanothus, Cercis

depending on the season. Colourful

pure white flowers, often against dark

(Redbud), Davidia (Handkerchief Tree),

foliage of many trees start to create

emerging leaves. The blossom of many

Wisteria and Aesculus (Chestnut) trees

fabulous canopies, such as Acer, Robinia,

fruit trees will also emerge, especially

also flower at this time. Cornus kousa

Tilia and Zelkova forms.

Apples and Pears.

and florida display large bracts.





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, Medlars, Pears and Quinces.


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

Seasonal Calendar


Container Specifications Fruit – Container Specifications 12L Bush

12L Half Standard

A two year tree. Grown in the field to maiden

A two year tree. Grown in the field to maiden

stage followed by a final year as container

stage followed by a final year as container grown.

grown. A minimum of 3 branches and summer

A minimum of 3 branches and summer pruned

pruned (according to variety). Forming an evenly

(according to variety). Forming an evenly balanced

balanced shape with a clear stem of 0.45m.

shape with a clear stem of 0.8m. Minimum height:

Minimum height: 1.10m.


11.5L/8.5L Terracotta Patio


Shaped to produce a compact bush

This section contains many forms of the more

proportional to the pot, variety, vigour and

specialist fruit trees such as Hazels, Filberts and

habit, minimum 3 branches. Where possible,

smaller sized options of Medlars, Mulberries,

very dwarf rootstocks are used such as M27

Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots. In each

(apple), Quince C (pear) and Gisela 5 (cherry).

case the balance and shape of the tree is

Minimum height 1m.

proportionate to pot size and variety vigour and habit.

For specification and more information on our trained fruit trees see pages 14 and 15

12L Espalier

12L Fan Trained

12L Step Over

12L Cordons

Ornamental – Container Specifications 12L Ornamental

12L Top Worked Ornamental

Our ornamental trees in 12L containers are

Top Worked (TW) trees are grafted at various

our most commonly grown form. They have

heights from 0.45m-1.2m. This is to suit the

been grown at least one year in the field and

growth habit (weeping, shrubby or compact)

at least one year in the pot. Trees in this range

of individual varieties and tree form created.

are pruned several times during production. This will produce a well formed balanced head of branches to suit the natural habit of the variety.

11.5L Patio Ornamental

7L Ornamental

The ornamental terracotta patio range

Our 7L range includes the more unusual and

includes top worked (TW) forms, shrubby trees

slow growing varieties. Sizes and shapes can

and naturally low vigour varieties. Including

vary. We take every care to produce trees that

Malus on very dwarf M27 rootstocks.

are proportionate to the natural vigour and habit of the individual tree.


Container Specifications

Bare Root Specifications Fruit – Bare Root Specifications Bush


Topped at 75cm as maiden trees and grown

One year fruit trees from 1m – 2.5m

on in the second year with a minimum of 3

depending on the type, variety and rootstock

branches and an evenly balanced shape on a

and feathered (branched) or un-feathered

clean stem of 0.5m.

(whip) according to variety.

Minimum height 1.1m.

Minimum height 1m.

Trained Cordon

Straight Lead

Two year trees with a trained central leader.

A feathered two year tree ‘run on’ from a

Spur pruned 3-4 times over 2 growing

maiden in the second year. This produces a

seasons to produce well developed fruit

straight stem and branched (according to the

bearing spurs at 0.40m and above with a

variety) above 0.90m. Ideal for growing into a

dominant central leader.

standard tree.

Minimum height 1.2m.

Minimum height 1.8m. (Note: a few low vigour heritage varieties may be shorter)

Half Standard

Spindle/Knip Bushes

Topped at 1.35-1.45m as a maiden tree and

Well branched ‘commercial grade’ trees for

grown on in the second year. This produces an evenly balanced shape on a clean stem of 0.80m and a minimum of 3 branches. Minimum height 1.6m.

orchard planting. This includes apple and cherry trees on dwarf rootstocks M9 and Gisela 5/6. These trees are grown on the nursery in such a way so they produce wide angled branches at the optimum height for establishing cropping laterals in the first year of planting, including a strong central leader for training into the ‘A’ or ‘spindle’ shaped tree.

Ornamentals – Bare Root Specifications One year budded trees Trees are graded uniformly in all cases with special care taken to straightness and proportionate root/tree balance. They are offered in one minimum size only for each variety. Supplied as one year maidens. Size will vary according to variety.

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.

Bare Root Specifications


Trained Fruit Espalier pear

Cordon apples



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).



Grown in the field as a 2 year tree followed by a final year as

Pre trained in the field or container for two year’s followed by a

container grown. This growing cycle involves 4 – 6 pruning

third year as a container grown complete with an ‘A’ frame cane

operations to develop short spur bearing branches from 0.4m

support. Reasonably symmetrical in shape, espalier a minimum of

upwards, with a dominant central leader. Minimum height 1.4m.

2 tiers with a central leader. Minimum height and width 1m x 1m.

Apple Varieties:

Apple Varieties:

Bountiful, Braeburn, Bramley 20, Cox Self Fertile, Egremont

Ashmead’s Kernel, Bountiful, Braeburn, Bramley’s Seedling,

Russet, Herefordshire Russet®, James Grieve,

Christmas Pippin, Cox Self Fertile, Discovery, Egremont Russet,

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

Ellison’s Orange, Fiesta, Golden Delicious, Herefordshire Russet®,

Pear Varieties:

James Grieve, Katy, Kidd’s Orange Red, Laxton’s Superb, Red Devil,

Concorde, Conference, Doyenne du Comice

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 crosspollinate well and offer a delicious choice of fruit. Apple Varieties: Bramley 20/Christmas P/Scrumptious(Family), Cox Self Fertile/Fiesta®/Herefordshire Russet® (Family), Cox Self Fertile/James Grieve/Katy (Family) Pear Varieties: Doyenne du Comice/Conference/Concorde® (Family), Conference/Doyenne du Comice/Williams’ Bon Chrétien (Family)

Family apples


Trained Fruit

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 produced 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.

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). Specification Pre trained in the field or container for two year’s followed by a third year as a container grown complete with an ‘A’ frame cane support. Reasonably symmetrical in shape, fans will have a minimum of 5 shoots. Minimum height and width 1m x 1m. Apple Varieties: Ashmead’s Kernel, Bountiful, Braeburn, Bramley’s Seedling, Christmas Pippin®, Cox Self Fertile, Discovery, Egremont Russet, Ellison’s Orange, Fiesta, Golden Delicious,

Fan trained apple

Herefordshire Russet®, James Grieve, Katy, Kidd’s Orange Red, Laxton’s Superb, Limelight, Red Devil, Red Falstaff®, Red Windsor®, Rosette™, Scrumptious®, Spartan, Sunset,

Gage Varieties:

TICKLED PINK Baya® Marisa, Winter Gem

Cambridge, Old Green Gage, Oullins Golden

Apricot Varieties:

Nectarine Varieties:

Goldcot®, Golden Glow, Tomcot®

Lord Napier

Cherry Varieties:

Peach Varieties:

Morello, Stella, Summer Sun, Sunburst, Sweetheart®

Peregrine, Rochester, Saturn

Damson Varieties:

Plum Varieties:

Merryweather, Shropshire Prune

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

Fig Varieties:

Malus Varieties:

Brown Turkey

Red Sentinel

Specimen Trained Trees

Step over apples

We are now growing 5-6 year old specimens including 5 tier espalier and candelabra forms for instant impact. Please enquire.

Step-overs We grow our step-overs on dwarf rootstocks: M27 (Apples), Quince Eline® (Pears). Specification (Apples and Pears only). Horizontal supported cane framework and a single tier at 0.45m x 0.50m high x 0.9m wide. 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

Trained Fruit


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


Semi Dwarf


Semi Vigorous


Very Vigorous

For more detailed information on rootstocks please visit our website. Very Dwarf











Quince A


St Julien A/Wavit



Dwarf Fruit





Quince C/Quince Eline®


Gisela 5®

Semi-Dwarf Fruit












Very Vigorous









Pyrus communis


Pyrus Kirchensaller






St Julien A/Wavit




St Julien A



Rootstocks Explained

Natives & Hedging Native Trees


We are often asked for native trees for gardens and woodland

All stock offered is top quality transplanted heavy grade

creation. Native trees are usually defined as those which naturally

material. They’re all bare root except Ilex and Taxus which

arrived in Britain after the last ice age, which ended about 11,000

are container grown. Please note all hedging orders must be

years ago. We grow many of these varieties as either bare root

multiples of 25.

whips or as larger container grown trees, please check our stock list for availability. Some native trees, such as Coryllus avellana

Hedging: 60-80cm

(Common Hazel) are grown as bushes for hedging rather than as a Hedging

tree. For more information please get in touch. Minimum height 80cm

Acer campestre (Field Maple) Alnus cordata


Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder)

Acer campestre (Field Maple)

Alnus incana (Grey Alder)

Betula alba pendula (Common Silver Birch)

Alnus rubra (Red Alder)

Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

Betula alba pendula (Common Silver Birch) Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech)

Cornus sanguinea (Common Dogwood)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Corylus avellana (Hazel)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine)

Crataegus monogyna (Quick Thorn)

Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)

Crataegus prunifolia (Thorn)

Quercus petraea (Sessile Oak)

Euonymus europaeus (Spindle)

Quercus robur (Pedunculate or Common Oak)

Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech)

Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan or Mountain Ash)

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ (Purple Beech)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly) Ligustrum ovalifolium (Oval leaved Privet)

Tilia cordata (Small-leaved Lime)

Ligustrum ovalifolium aureum (Golden Privet)

Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved Lime)

Ligustrum vulgare (Common Privet) Prunus cerasifera (Myrobalan/Cherry Plum) Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel) Prunus lusitanica (Portugese Laurel) Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn/Sloe) Rosa canina (Dog Rose) Rosa rugosa (Ramanas Rose) Rosa rugosa alba (White Ramanas Rose) Sambucus nigra (Elder) Taxus baccata (Yew) Viburnum lantana (Wayfaring Tree) Betula alba pendula

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose)

Natives & Hedging


More Information Rootstocks We offer high health status rootstocks either as one year layers or two year transplanted. We specialise in clonal rootstocks for fruit but many can be used as rootstocks for ornamental trees such as Malus, Prunus and Pyrus. Generally 9-11mm are suitable for bench grafting and 7-9mm for budding. Rootstocks orders are subject to grading. Price lists are available on application. Available in price bands for quantities of 10, 100, 1000.

Apple orchard

Apple Rootstocks

Fruit Trees for Orchards

M.25 MM.111

We can supply fruit trees for any type of orchard


1 Year

2 Year

1 Year

2 Year

1 Year

2 Year



on any scale. Our advice covers the most suitable


rootstocks for the type of fruit you’d like to grow,


help in selecting the very best varieties, guidance



on planting distances, pollination and aftercare. Alongside our own production, we work closely with



Pear Rootstocks


several specialist nurseries to accommodate larger quantities of specific restricted varieties. Domestic orchards vary according to the size of the garden and an individual’s personal requirements. This can be a handful of carefully chosen trees or several larger trees in a paddock. Agroforestry is where trees are combined with agriculture to benefit nature and produce additional

9-11mm Quince ‘A’, Quince ‘Eline’®, Quince ‘C’ 7-9mm

sources of income. Fruit, nut and trees for coppicing can be planted amongst other crops or with livestock to enhance the productivity of the land and provide valuable diversification.

9-11mm Pyrus communis and Kirschensaller

Commercial orchards can be thousands of trees,


selected and managed to produce maximum yield. These can focus on specific varieties for wholesale supply to retail outlets or for production such as juice or cider.

Cherries, Plums and Prunus Rootstocks


An orchard will provide plenty of fruit for many years and will enhance any garden. The trees also make great habitat for wildlife, so well worth planting. If you would like assistance with planting an orchard

9-11mm St Julien A, Wavit, VVA-1, Colt, Gisela 5® 7-9mm

or improving an existing orchard, please email:



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Tree Care Essentials

Budwood and Graftwood

Tree Care Essentials

Budwood and graftwood is available subject to availability.

Natural Tree Feed

There are many more varieties available than are listed in this catalogue. Varieties with PVR protection are only available to nurseries with propagation licenses.

Our Natural Tree Feed is a liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract and plant-derived amino acids. The organic bio-stimulants encourage strong root growth and stimulate

When supplying shoots, bud and yield will vary for each variety

soil microbes that are essential for the efficient uptake of

but there are approximately 6-12 buds and 2-5 grafts per shoot.

nutrients and trace elements. One or two regular capfuls in

We will however select the most vigorous and healthy shoots at

a full watering can will promote strong, healthy trees kept in

the time of collection.

containers. Best applied in spring and summer.

Available price bands for quantities per shoot are 10, 25, 50


ordered. Please note that we charge according to the number of buds or grafts that can be obtained from the scion wood collected, not by the number of shoots.

Endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society, rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi is a completely natural planting partner which accelerates the development of highly efficient secondary root system and naturally increases the update of nutrients and water. A healthy abundant root system improves flowering and fruiting, reduces the need for chemical fertilisers and improves resistance to drought. Simply sprinkle the sachet into the planting hole and place the tree on top of the granules ensuring the roots have direct contact. As your tree begins to grow, it’s roots will push through the mycorrhizal fungi layer and join for life.

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Fruit Trees

Pear Conference

Almond Ingrid Picking Month: September The most reliable cropper of the selected Almond varieties. Excellent fruiting quality, nuts are pale green with a velvety texture and delicious flavours. Striking light pink blossom in the spring and reasonable leaf curl resistance. Best planted in a sheltered position.

Robijn Picking Month: September A wonderful sweet tasting nutritious nut. Beautiful delicate pink-ish white flowers in the spring. Partial frost resistance and excellent resistance to leaf curl. The perfect, healthy snack!

Almond Ingrid

Apple Adam’s Pearmain


Picking Month: Mid October A distinctive, late high quality dessert apple. The fruits have extremely attractive lenticel spots on reddish-brown smooth skin. Rich, aromatic and nutty in flavour with juicy and crisp flesh. An excellent keeper. (Norfolk, 19th Century)



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

Annie Elizabeth

Apple Annie Elizabeth

Arthur Turner



Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid September

A traditional English apple. Large, round-oblong fruit with

Large yellowish-green, tough skinned fruits. Cooks to a

cream flesh. Sweet, light flavour and an excellent cropper.

delicious golden purée, needing hardly any sugar. Good for

Perfect for stewing, needing very little sugar. Resistant to scab,

pies as it can be picked green for early use. Known for it’s

canker and mildew. (Leicestershire, 19th Century)

exceptional display of attractive light pink blossom in the spring. (Buckinghamshire, 1912)

Ashmead’s Kernel





Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid September

A traditional English russet and one of the best late dessert apples.

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

Pale green fruit with a strong, sweet-sharp, acid drop flavour and a

cream skinned apple has an extraordinary lemon scent and a

juicy white flesh. The sweets known as pear drops is the essence of

fine refreshing flavour. Pleasant for eating fresh, can be juiced

the flavour. Good for juicing. (Gloucestershire, 17th Century)

and cooks well. Also very hardy. (Ynys Enlli, Wales, 1998)

Fruit Trees

Beauty of Bath

Black Dabinett



Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: November

Remarkably early, hardy dessert apple. Produces a heavy crop

Late, bittersweet cider apple that is slightly larger than others.

of bright red flushed on pale yellow fruits. The flesh is often

A more vigorous sport of Dabinett, picking later. Dark purple

pink under the skin, sweet and very juicy. The fruit is best picked

flushed apples that make delicious full-bodied cider, without

early before it drops. Delicious eaten straight from the tree.

needing to mix with other varieties. A healthy, disease resistant

(Somerset, 19th Century)

tree. (Somerset, 19th Century)

Bladon Pippin™

Blenheim Orange



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Early October

A very special apple. Sweeter than Cox and with an improved

A well known English heritage apple. Yellow-gold with orange

aromatic flavour, crunchy, crisp and juicy. Can be picked and

flush and broken red stripes. Creamy white flesh, nutty taste

eaten over a few weeks from mid-September onwards and

and crumbly texture. Keeps its shape, flavour and colour when

stores well. Named after Bladon Church. (Oxfordshire)

cooked. An old favourite! (Oxfordshire, 1740)

Bloody Ploughman




Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Late September

Bloody red fruit in appearance with knobbly skin and stained

A classic English cooking apple. Soft, juicy fruit with sweet

pink flesh. Juicy and sweet in flavour with a crisp texture. Good

flavour and a crisp texture. The apple slices retain their shape

for cooking, eating and making cider. An old variety which

when cooked. Disease resistant. A good garden tree that is easy

reputedly grew from a pip on the grave of a ploughman shot by

to grow and very productive. (Kent, 1964)

a gamekeeper for stealing.



Braeburn Mariri Red®


Picking Month: Early November

Picking Month: Mid November

Crisp, firm, aromatic fruit produces an all round excellent

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

quality apple. Performs best planted in a warm climate and a sheltered position. An important variety for commercial growing. (New Zealand, 1950s)

flesh, and sweet, sharp flavour. A typical Braeburn, but more intense. The most popular commercial orchard choice. (New Zealand, 1990s)

Apple Bloody Ploughman

Fruit Trees


Bramley 20

Bramley ‘Original’



Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Early October

A compact version of Bramley’s Seedling, 20% less vigorous

Propagated from the original tree in Nottingham. Bright green

with heavier crops. Pale green flushed reddish-orange fruits

fruits that are delicious cooked into pies, crumbles and sauces.

that have an exceptional sharp flavour. Delicious purée when

Creamy flesh with sharp, acidic flavour. The original tree

cooked. Highly recommended for the garden. (Bristol, 1970s)

survived for over 200 years! (Nottinghamshire, 1809)

Bramley’s Seedling




Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid October

The finest cooker in the world! The apples are greenish-yellow

Very vigorous, upright growing habit. The waxy apples are

flushed light orange with russet spots. A strong acid flavour,

dark red and even sometimes red fleshed. Produces a fruity,

crisp and sweet-sharp bite after storing. Makes a creamy,

bittersharp cider. Also a nice cooker with sharp taste and chewy

brisk-flavoured purée and tasty baked into tarts and pies.

texture. A healthy tree. (Devon, 20th Century)

(Nottinghamshire, 19th Century)

Charles Ross

Chivers Delight



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Early October

A well known, easy to grow apple. Sweet and juicy in flavour

Golden crisp and juicy fruit, slightly waxy. Sweet flesh and

and also bakes well. Delicious when picked and eaten straight

honey flavoured. A good looking garden apple suitable for all

from the tree or pressed into home-made apple juice. A hardy

areas. Stores well into January. (Cambridge, 20th Century)

variety for Northern areas. (Newbury, 19th Century)

Christmas Pippin®


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. One of the very best recently introduced apples

Refreshing acidic, tangy quality for a multitude of culinary uses

that stores well until Christmas. Orange flushed, juicy and crisp

from firm baked apples to pie fillings needing little added sugar.

fruits to make the perfect Christmas crumble. (Somerset, 2011)

(Kent, 2007)

Core Blimey™

Cornish Aromatic



Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Mid October

Attractive red fruits are wonderfully aromatic, juicy and crisp.

A high quality, late dessert apple. Handsome, bright red flushed

A highly flavoured Cox type that is more disease resistant. Very

fruits with russet patches. Flesh is white, tinged green. Firm and

easy to grow and suitable for any area in the UK. Stores well.

fine-textured with a sweet, sharp pear drop and spice flavour.

(Kent, 2008)

(Cornwall, 1813)

Cornish Gilliflower





Coul Blush


Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: Early September

High quality dessert apple. Dark red flush with red stripes

Fruit is delicately flushed over a golden colour. Sweet, soft

over gold. Knobbly exterior conceals yellow perfumed flesh.

creamy flesh that’s lightly flavoured. Can be used as a cooker if

Intensely flavoured, rich and aromatic. (Cornwall, 1800)

used early. Cooks to a brisk, lemon froth. (Scotland, 1827)

Court of Wick

Cox Self Fertile



Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Early October

A red flushed eater with russet freckled over gold. Flesh is juicy

A self fertile form of Cox’s Orange Pippin and the best selling

and crisp with intense fruity flavour. The medium-sized apples

eating apple in the world. Orange over green fruits. Creamy

will hold onto the tree for quite a long time. Makes a lovely cider

flesh that has a sweet, aromatic flavour and is juicy and crisp.

and apple juice. (Somerset, 1790)

Highly recommended! (Bristol, 1975)

Fruit Trees

Apple Scrumptious®

Fruit Trees


Apple Eden™

Cox’s Orange Pippin



Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Early November

The original Cox and the finest flavoured apple in the world.

The most reliable cider variety. Has a bittersweet, high quality,

Orange fruits over greenish-yellow. Deep cream flesh that has

medium-dry cider on it’s own. Greenish-white, sweet and

sweet aromatic flavour and is firm, fine-textured and juicy.

astringent. Beautiful pink blossom that occasionally produces a

(Buckinghamshire, 19th Century)

secondary flower. (Martock, Somerset, 19th Century)

D’Arcy Spice


Devonshire Quarrenden


Picking Month: Late October

Picking Month: Mid August

A late keeping dessert apple. An interesting hot, spicy nutmeg

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

flavour. A healthy, disease resistant variety. Medium sized,

Attractive, dark crimson, distinctly flat dessert apple. In

bright green fruits. Enjoys the sea air!

Australia, it is said to have been stored for over twelve months.





Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: October

An attractive, well rounded dessert apple. Bright red flush and

A new dual-purpose, non-browning apple for fresh eating and

stripes. Crisp and juicy with a hint of strawberry flavour. An

cooking. Delicious, crisp, sweet and aromatic. When cooked,

excellent early variety with good disease resistance. Best eaten

the apples produce a snow white purée requiring no added

straight from the tree. (Essex, 1949)

sugar. Also an excellent variety for juicing. (Canada, 1970s)

Egremont Russet


Ellison’s Orange


Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Late September

A good quality, mid-season apple. Creamy-yellow flesh, sweet

A traditional English dessert apple. Striped, red fruits. Aniseed

and firm with a distinctive rich, nutty flavour. One of the few

flavour develops after picking, retaining it’s melting juicy flesh.

russets available in quantity and an important commercial

A healthy, disease resistant tree. (Lincoln, 1904)

russet in the UK. (Sussex, 19th Century)



Fruit Trees





Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid September

An excellent garden tree. Rich in flavour, aromatic and sweet

Heavy cropping, compact cider apple. Fruit is yellow with

and crisp in texture. Slightly ribbed, reddish-orange fruits. Ideal

orange-brown flush. Mild bittersharp, acid slightly sweet taste.

for northern areas and a very heavy cropper. (Kent, 1972)

A healthy, disease resistant tree. (Long Ashton, 1990s)


Gala (Brookfield)



Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: September

Reliable cropper of good, small, crisp and well-flavoured fruit.

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

Golden-yellow, thin skinned. One of the most popular eating

good, small, crisp and well-flavoured fruit. Only available on

apples in the world. (New Zealand, 1934)

M9 rootstock.

Galloway Pippin

Golden Delicious



Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Late October

Large and yellow apples with a russet freckle finish. Deliciously

Well known, handsomely shaped eating apple. The slightly

sharp eater, and keeps its shape well when cooked. Firm,

ribbed fruit is sweet with a honey flavour making it a distinctive

juicy and crisp. Sharp, slightly perfumed flavour. (Wigtown,

variety. Superior to imported when grown in the UK. (USA, 19th

Galloway, 1871)


Granny Smith




Picking Month: Early November

Picking Month: Mid September

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

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

well known supermarket variety. This good keeper needs a long

tangy, easy to grow eater. A good pollinator for other varieties

hot summer to perform well. (Australia, 19th Century)

and easy to grow. (Kent, 1966)


Harry Masters Jersey



Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Late October

A compact tree ideal for any garden. Easy to grow and a good

Often known as ‘Pot Wine’. These dark red apples produce

pollinator for Bramley. Has excellent cooking qualities, making

a full, bitter-sweet taste with a soft astringency. A regular,

the perfect baker. Very disease resistant. (Buckinghamshire,

reliable cropper. (Somerset, 19th Century)

19th Century)


Herefordshire Russet®



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Late October

Freckled, bright red fruits. One of the best in the grower trials.

A modern variety that is the russet with a Cox-like flavour. Deep

Produces astringent, sweet and acid cider. Makes a wonderful

golden, russeted fruits with exceptional eating quality, rich

shaped tree as it matures. Good, regular crops but needs a good

aromatic flavour. Heavy cropping and keeps well. Makes one of

pollinator. (Cicra 1990)

the best single variety juices. (Kent, 2002)

Hidden Rose




Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early October

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

A very attractive, high quality dessert apple. Impressive large

flavour that has been likened to strawberry lemonade. Vibrant

apples, very crisp with a fizzy texture, sweet with pleasant mild

pink-red, juicy flesh. Greenish-yellow skin with a pink blush.

flavours. Non browning, so good for fruit salad. Stores well in

Keeps well until January. (Oregon, USA, 2021)

natural conditions. (America, 1960s)

Fruit Trees


Howgate Wonder

Irish Peach



Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid August

One of the largest cooking apples in cultivation today! Yellow

Small yellow fruit, flushed dark crimson with faint stripes. Flesh

striped red apples which keeps it’s shape when cooked. Sweet

is white tinged green, slightly perfumed and juicy. Best eaten

and juicy. A good exhibition and garden variety. (Isle of Wight,

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


Isaac Newton

James Grieve



Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early September

Known as the ‘Flower of Kent’. The large and ribbed apples cook

Deservedly popular. Red flush stripes over pale green fruit.

to a sweet, delicate flavoured purée. So called as the notion

Creamy white, crisp and juicy flesh with a refreshing flavour.

of gravity came to Newton when he sat under the original tree.

Reliable cropper. One of the best apples to accompany a

(Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire, 1600s)

cheese board. (Edinburgh, 1893)

Julia’s Late Golden™




Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: Late September

A strikingly attractive large conical golden apple with a good

Dual purpose, mid-season apple. Large, flushed and striped red

sweet and acid balance. Keeps well into the new year. The

on green and attractive red flecks. Golden cream flesh, acidic

tree is strong growing, healthy and predominantly tip bearing.

and aromatic. Good for baking, retains colour and needs no

(Sussex 2022)

sugar. (Kent, 2000)





Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Early September

A popular garden variety. Large Cox-flavoured apple, but a

An attractive, early dessert apple. Heavy crops of bright red,

more robust variety. Marbled red-yellow fruits with a sweet and

sweet, juicy, acid and firm fruit. Makes excellent juice, palatable

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

cider and good for baking. Also a good pollinator. (Sweden, 1947)

Keswick Codlin

Kidd’s Orange Red



Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Mid October

A heavy cropping, pale greenish-yellow apple. Cooks to a

High quality, good Cox-alternative. Bright, deep orange-scarlet

cream purée, hardly needing sugar. Soft flesh and acid-like

apples with a sweet, crisp and aromatic flavour, with a good

flavour. Excellent cooker for tarts and pies, and even jelly and

balance of sugar and acidity. (New Zealand, 1924)

butter. Heavy crops. (Lancashire, 18th Century)

King of the Pippins

King’s Acre Pippin



Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid October

Also known as Princess Pippin or Reine des Reinettes. An

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

attractive, orange-red flushed green apple. Firm, juicy and

Very rich flavour with a crisp, juicy texture. An excellent, late

an aromatic flavour. Keeps shape and colour when cooked.

keeping garden apple. Lovely eaten fresh. (Hereford, 1899)

(France, 19th Century)

Kingston Black


Lady Henniker

Picking Month: November

Picking Month: Early 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. Dry, rich and

Recommended for an orchard. Heavy crops of green fruits. Deep

fruity flesh. Named after the village of Kingston. (Somerset)

cream flesh, crumbling fruit cooks to a sweet purée. (Suffolk, 1873)



Fruit Trees

Lane’s Prince Albert

Laxton's Fortune



Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: Early September

Shiny, green flushed orange-red striped apples. Flesh is

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

greenish-white, soft and very juicy. Keeps well. Cooks well,

to Cox. Pale green-yellow with bright red stripes and russet

especially to a lemon purée. (Hertfordshire, 19th Century)

patches. Creamy white flesh and sweet, aromatic flavour. (Bedford, 1904)

Laxton’s Superb




Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid September

Sweet and aromatic. Can be biennial bearing and also hardy.

An improved Greensleeves type. Clean, smooth, glowing

Purple flush and red stripes gives this apple an old fashioned

greenish-yellow, occasional pink blushed apples. Crisp,

appearance. (Bedford, 1897)

refreshing and rich in flavour. Heavy cropping and disease resistant. (Kent, 2000)

Little Pax®

Lord Derby



Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Late September

A late season English apple. Very attractive ‘pearmain’ shaped,

Quality cooker for pies. Large, firm, attractive green fruit with

bright red fruit with attractive yellow lenticels. A superb sweet

a distinctive, ribbed angular shape. Flesh is rather coarse-

aromatic flavour. Stores throughout winter. (Isle of Wight,

textured, sharp tasting. Disease resistant. (Cheshire, 19th



Lord Lambourne

Melrose Belmonte®



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: October

An old favourite! Reliable crops of medium sized and high

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

quality, deep red striped fruits. Sweet and aromatic with a hint

Shiny and red with a refreshing and juicy flesh. Heavy cropping

of strawberry flavour. (Bedford, 1907)

and can store well. (USA)





Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Late October

All of the great qualities we expect from a modern apple.

A traditional French cider variety. One of the most reliable and

Attractive striped orange-red on pale green fruits. Juicy,

heavy cropping varieties. Yellowish-green flushed pink fruits

delicious and consistent. A heavy cropper and disease resistant.

with a white, sweet flesh. Produces bittersweet cider. Upright

(HRI East Malling, Kent, 2000)

tree habit. (France, 1884)

Newton Wonder

Orleans Reinette



Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: Mid October

Large, bright scarlet apples striped and light russet dotted.

Primarily a garden variety. Large, golden-yellow fruit flushed

Nutty and sweet. Cooks to a juicy, mild purée. Excellent

red. Nutty, sweet and aromatic in taste. Early fruit can be

ingredient for salads and stuffing. (Derbyshire, 19th Century)

cooked and their slices keep their shape. (European, 17th Century)

Paradice Gold™

Peasgood’s Nonsuch



Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Mid September

Chosen by the London Paralympic Legacy for the Olympic Park.

The largest culinary apple. Fruit is pale green, broken red

Superb flavour, sweet and crisp texture. Attractive, red skins. A

striped. Moderately juicy when eaten fresh, and a little sweet.

great all round apple of some distinction. (Hugh Ermen, Kent)

Makes a delicious sweet purée when cooked. Excellent exhibition variety. (Lincolnshire, 1850s)

Fruit Trees


Pitmaston Pine Apple




Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid October

Distinctly, small conical apple. Golden with a pale brown

Excellent crops of small apples, an ideal snack for children.

russet, which can be seen in mature trees. Distinctive flavours

Yellow skin with attractive red stripes. Crisp, finely textured and

of pineapple, honey and musk - a taste to live for! (Hereford,

fairly juicy. Rich flavour with plenty of sugar. (RHS Wisley, 1947)


Porters Perfection

Prince William



Picking Month: November

Picking Month: Late September

A vintage, bittersharp cider apple. Dark red skin and creamy

A modern, bittersweet cider Apple. Excellent small tree. The

flesh. Vigorous grower with a spreading, drooping habit. Disease

fruits produce a sweet, slightly astringent but rather thin juice.

resistant. (Somerset, 19th Century)

Named in honour of Prince Williams 21st Birthday. (Bristol 2003)

Queen Cox Self Fertile 18


Queen of the Realm™


Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Mid September

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

A new introduction for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022. Pretty

form of Cox with attractive brownish-red skin, broken striped

purple and white skinned slightly spotted apple is crunchy,

and occasional russet spots. Soft, juicy and acid-like to taste.

juicy and sweet with a lovely balance of sugar and acidity.

(Bristol 1975)

(Worcestershire 2022)

Red Devil


Red Falstaff®


Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Early October

Deep scarlet, striking skin. Strong, strawberry flavour. The red

Red sport of Falstaff. Fruity, well balanced flavour, crisp and

stained flesh makes a wonderful pink juice. Highly decorative

very juicy. The red flushed skin over green apples are great for

garden variety. Name inspired by the ‘Red Devil’ parachute

home juicing. One of the heaviest yielding and best garden

team. (Kent, 1979)

varieties. (Norfolk, 1983)

Apple Red Devil


Fruit Trees

Apple Red Devil Blossom

Red Foxwhelp

Red Jonaprince®



Picking Month: Early November

Picking Month: Early October

Quite a special apple. Firstly for it’s high alcohol content as a

A red sport of Jonagold. Dark block red apple, colouring in the

cider and for its pretty pink coloured juice. Medium sized, striped

shade. Good flavour and crunchy texture. Vigorous, heavy

red fruits. A fine cider!

yielder and cropper. Benefits from storage before eating. (Netherlands, 1994)

Red Topaz®

Red Windsor®



Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid September

A red sport version of Topaz. A disease resistant variety, good

One of the easiest and most reliable varieties. Delicious red

crops. Juicy sweet and firm. A deep orange-red striped colour.

fruits, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavour. An ideal

Pick in Early October. Store until December.

garden variety that has compact growth. Disease resistant and frost hardy. (Worcestershire, 1985)

Reverend W. Wilks

Ribston Pippin



Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early October

Compact growing tree, very handsome. The large, pale orange

A popular, high quality triploid dessert apple. Firm and sweet,

fruit cooks to a light sweet, pale lemon purée, hardly needing

aromatic in flavour, crisp fruit with yellow-red flush. Described

any sugar. The best early cooker. (Buckinghamshire, 1904)

as ‘like a good dessert wine’. (North Yorkshire, 18th Century)

Rosemary Russet




Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: Early August

Reddish-orange flushed apples over greenish-yellow. Flesh is

A lovely, unusual pink speckled ‘rosette’ pattern sinks deep into

cream, fine-textured, rather acid and juicy with an excellent

the flesh. Sweet flavour with a hint of summer berries. Makes a

sharp but sweet flavour. A great garden variety!

tasty, attractive juice. Compact in habit which makes an ideal tree for small gardens. (Worcestershire, 2005)

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Scotch Bridget



Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Early October

Heavy crops of attractive, red-blushed, conical fruit. Cream,

A popular Scottish cooking apple. Medium-sized, ribbed

crunchy flesh; sweet, honeyed and rich. Very easy to grow,

fruits have a cream, crisp flesh. A favourite in the Hereford

suitable for organic production. (HRI, East Malling, Kent, 1980)

and Worcester area. Suitable for difficult growing situations. (Scotland, 1851)

Scotch Dumpling




Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early September

An early ripening culinary variety. It’s large apples cook to a

A very special apple. Wonderful, complexity of fragrant,

brisk, well flavoured frothy purée. Very attractive pink flowers.

honeyed, liquorice berry flavours. Soft, delicate and crisp. The

Makes an excellent apple sauce. (Scotland, 1949)

fruit holds well on the tree without falling. A children’s favourite and truly scrumptious. (Kent, 2000)

Somerset Redstreak




Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early October

A traditional English variety. Produces a bittersweet juice,

Heavy cropping, very popular dessert variety. Fruit is maroon,

making one of the best quality ciders. Attractive shiny red

sweet and juicy. At best, perfumed with flavour like a cross

apples, flushed greenish yellow and slightly ribbed. (Somerset,

between strawberry and melon. A very good pollinator.

20th Century)

(Canada, 1926)

St Edmund’s Russet

Stirling Castle



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: September

One of the earliest varieties to ripen. Attractive golden-red

Distinctly regular some what flattened cooker. Bright green

russet and silvery sheen. Sweet, juicy, densely textured pale

becoming very pale yellow. Flesh white, very soft, rather

cream flesh. A good variety for cider and juice. (Suffolk, 1875)

coarse-textured and juicy. Good for apple foam and apple cream. (Stirling, 1820)





Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: September

Red striped apples, orange flushed over gold. Sharp intense

An exceptional recently introduced apple that is quite unlike

flavour. Flesh is creamy white, firm, crisp and a little juicy. A

any before. Brilliantly glossy, orange skin with a beautiful pink

reliable cropper and excellent garden apple. (Kent, 1918)

flesh. Crisp juicy and delicious. A quirky, tasty variety. (Kent, 2017)

Sweet Alford


Three Counties


Picking Month: Late October

Picking Month: Late September

A well known cider. Commonly planted in larger cider orchards.

Golden flushed fruit with crimson flecks and pale lenticels.

Fruit is yellow, smooth and waxy. Flesh is cream, sweet and

Robust astringency, sweet and low acid. Good tree shape,

soft, makes a lovely cider on its own. (Devon 19th Century)

vigorous with a good leader. Regular crops. (Long Ashton, 1990s)




Tom Putt


Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Early September

A dynamic, full red fleshed apple with an amazing display of

Very handsome, large cooking apple. Bright red-crimson

pink spring flowers. Delicious apples for eating straight from

streaks and shiny skin. Firm, crisp and sharp. Light flavour and

the tree, cooking or for a bright pink juice. Pleasantly flavoured.

melting sweet texture when cooked. Disease resistant. (Devon,

(Germany, 2011)

18th Century)

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Apple Winter Gem

Tremlett’s Bitter




Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: Late August

A popular Devon cider variety. White fleshed, sweet astringent

This red fleshed apple is an extremely healthy variety. Makes

producing a tasty juice, high in tannin. Full, bitter sweet cider

a dark pink purée needing little sugar, great for pies. The red

ideal for mixing with other varieties. Crops wells. (Devon, 19th

skins dissolve when cooked. Pretty pink blossom and attractive


leaves. Bred by a Polish war veteran. (Twickenham, 1980)

Upton Pyne




Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Mid September

Upright growing and moderate vigour. Oblong, yellow with pink

Flattened fruits, pale yellow with bright red flush and stripes.

striped fruits. Has a slight pineapple-like flavour and cooks to a

Strong growing, upright habit. The juice is low acid and sweet,

smooth purée. (Devon, 20th Century)

slightly astringent. Heavy cropping. (Long Ashton, 1990s)

Warner’s King

William Crump



Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Mid October

A very large, old cooking variety. Pale green fruit turning pale

A well coloured, high quality dessert apple. Greenish-yellow

yellow with slight brown-pink flush. Juicy and acidic flesh cooks

fruit striped reddish-orange. Almost yellow flesh, rich and

to a sharp purée, strongly flavoured and mellows with keeping.

sweet to taste, very similar to Cox. (Worcester, 1910)

(Kent, 18th Century)

Winter Gem

Worcester Pearmain



Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid September

One of the very best flavoured apples. Attractive pink and red

Produces a reliable crop of delicious orange red fruit. Firm,

striped fruit. Rich and aromatic flavour with the perfect mix of

cream flesh is very sweet with strong strawberry flavour.

sweetness and juiciness. Strong grower, can be shy cropping in

At it’s best when ripened on the tree and just before it falls.

some years. (Kent, circa 1984)

(Worcester, 19th Century)

Yarlington Mill


Picking Month: Mid October An all-round cider of good aroma and flavour. Greenish-yellow fruits have a smooth, slightly waxy skin. White flesh, sometimes reddened is slightly crisp and sweet. (Somerset, 1970s)

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Apricot Bergeron Picking Month: Early September Famous for the French ‘Bergeron’ jam preserve. Large, attractive yellowish-orange fruit with red blush. Aromatic and sweet, slightly juicy. Delicious eaten fresh. (France 1920s)

Bergeval® Picking Month: Late June A modern, French apricot. Produces a heavy crop of attractive, large orange-red fruits. An excellent aromatic, sweet taste without bitter skin. Firm and juicy. High regular productivity.

Apricot Tomcot®

(France, 1950s)


Garden Aprigold®

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Mid July

A naturally dwarf Apricot perfect for growing in small spaces.

A genetic dwarf tree, superb for patio growing. Full sized golden

Heavy, large crops of freestone, tasty, orange fruit. Makes a

yellow fruits that are delicious. Flesh is succulent and sweet.

delicious jam. A very popular variety. Frost hardy.

Delicate pale pink blossom and red tinged leaf tips.


Golden Glow

Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Early August

Golden yellow fruit with thick skin. Vigorous and healthy with

Crops and performs well as a free standing tree or trained

regular crops of good sized fruit. Suitable for cold and wet

against walls. Medium sized golden coloured fruits that have an

climates. Good for freezing and bottling. Freestone. (USA)

intense, pleasant flavour! (Worcestershire, 1985)


Helena du Roussillon® Aviera

Picking Month: Early July

Picking Month: Early August

Regular high productivity of medium-sized red fruits. Flesh is

Firm white fruits with pretty speckled light red colouring. Orange

sweet and freestone, juicy and aromatic with attractive red

flesh that holds well with delicious taste. The late spring blossom

colouring. Beautiful spring blossom. (Canada, 1979)

avoids frost damage. An excellent late variety. (France)


Pink Marry®

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Mid June

Bright orange, round fruit with an attractive blush. Succulent

Very attractive red blushed apricot. High productivity of medium

and a charming taste. An easy garden variety, crops heavily

sized fruit with good firmness and less cracking sensitivity.

every year. Slightly more compact than a standard apricot and

Luscious, orange flesh giving a refreshing taste.

frost resistant. (France)




Picking Month: Mid July

Picking Month: Late July

Large, high quality variety with attractive red blush and orange

By far the most reliable of all Apricots. Crops heavily with

flesh. Pleasant flavour, aromatic and freestone. A reliable

large, orange fruits blushed red. An intense flavour. Masses of

robust variety for the UK climate. Amazing spring blossom.

stunning pinkish-white flowers. Best for cooking into jams or


eating fresh from the tree. (USA)

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Aronia (Chokeberry) Viking Picking Month: September Hardy shrub suitable for a wide range of soils. Small, black fruits. Makes tasty jams, compotes and juice. Very high in Vitamin C and anthocyanins. Attractive autumn colours and

Aronia Viking

white flowers.

Asian Pear Kumoi Picking Month: September Beautiful, golden russet finish makes this ‘Nashi/Chinese’ pear also an attractive ornamental tree. Bright white flesh, firm and crisp with a very sweet flavour. Excellent for desserts or a salad fruit. (Asia)

Olympic Picking Month: Mid October An Asian Pear which produces huge, round, russet-covered pears which are exceptionally crunchy, succulent and sweet. Can be enjoyed fresh or in salads. Keeps well. (Asia)

Shinseiki Picking Month: September A consistent cropper, larger, pale yellow fruits. Firm and sweet. One of the first varieties to appear in the UK. Very attractive leaves with bronze tinted young growth. (Asia)

Asian Pear Olympic

Misty Nursery

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Blackberry Arapaho Picking Month: July This new selection quickly establishes a full fruiting plant of firm, thornless and high quality blackberries. Delicious eaten fresh, for jams and syrups.

Loch Ness Picking Month: August Traditional high yielding thornless variety. Rather upright habit. Excellent quality fruit that can weigh over 5 grams! Firm, sweet berries with a good shelf life.

Lowberry® Little Black Prince Picking Month: August A compact, thornless variety ideal for growing in a container. Produces large, shiny, firm and sweet berries from August until Blackberry Loch Ness

the first frost.

Navaho Summerlong®

Oregon Thornless

Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Early August

An upright growing floricane blackberry of very high quality.

A reliable thornless form, perfect for the smaller garden. Well

Large, juicy and sweet thornless fruit. Delicious if eaten fresh or

flavoured, dark black fruits. Excellent autumn colours. Great for

cooked into jams and pies. Very easy to grow.

growing over an arch or trellis.

The Nursery


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Blackcurrant Ben Connan® Picking Month: Early July Large black, glossy berries on short trusses. Superb rich flavour! A heavy cropper, compact in habit and easy to grow. Good frost, pest and disease resistance. (Scotland, 1993)

Ben Sarek® Picking Month: Mid July Early season variety. Large, acid flavour berries on short strigs. Small, compact and heavy cropper. Suitable for a small space.

Blackcurrant Ben Sarek®

Perfect for eating fresh or in jams and jellies. (Scotland, 1980)

Black ‘n’ Red®

Lowberry® Little Black Sugar

Picking Month: July

Picking Month: July

A super sweet, aromatic flavour with medium-sized fruit. Green

Lowberry® Little Black Sugar is a compact variety with

foliage in the spring which turns an attractive burgundy in late

excellent, resistance to downy mildew. Medium-large fruits

autumn. Resistant to mildew and leaf spot.

are produced in small clusters with the typical cassis flavour superimposed with sugar.



Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Early July

Crops in mid to late summer. Highly productive and produces

Mid-season variety. Produces very large fruits of superb quality

heavy crops of black, firm, round, glossy fruits which can be

with high juice content and delicious flavours. Vigorous, upright

eaten fresh or used in cooking. Vigorous, upright in habit.

in habit and resistant to mildew and rust. (Sweden, 1980)

Blueberry Bluecrop Picking Month: Early August One of the main high yielding commercial varieties. A vigorous upright grower. The large, light blue fruits have excellent flavours and a long shelf life.

Chandler Picking Month: Early August Enormous, firm juicy berries are produced on this stout blueberry bush. Attractive autumn colour. A superb choice for large blueberries and good for patio growing.

Liberty® Picking Month: September Late fruiting blueberry producing sky-blue berries with an outstanding flavour. An upright habit and consistent high

Blueberry Sunshine Blue

yields. Great for fresh eating and freezing.

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Picking Month: Mid July

Picking Month: Early July

A heavy cropping variety of medium sized, highly flavoured

A vigorous variety, highly productive bearing medium, slightly

berries. Sweet and juicy. Very hardy and suitable for all parts of

flat berries of excellent flavour. Easy for picking and suits any

the UK.

UK climate. Lovely red and golden autumn colours.

Pink Lemonade

Sunshine Blue

Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Mid July

Lovely green fruits that gradually turn to a rich pink as they

A compact growing, almost evergreen variety with large,

mature for picking. Sweet in taste, delicious when eaten fresh or

succulent excellent flavoured fruits. Beautiful, bright pink bell-

for cooking into puddings and pies.

shaped flowers in the spring. Heavy cropping.

Cherry Amber Heart


Picking Month: Early July The ‘Kent Bigarreau’. Pinkish-red skinned eating cherries. Pale yellow flesh that has a sweet and distinctive flavour. Upright and compact growing. Pollinated by any self-fertile variety. (Kent)



Picking Month: Early July One of the Muscateer range of cherries. A naturally dwarf variety on its own roots. Heavy crops of delicious sweet/tart juicy cherries. Can be grown in a pot or the smallest spaces.

Cherry Kordia

Very hardy and reliable. (Saskatchewan, Canada)

Black Oliver


Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Late July

A traditional English cherry. Medium-large rounded black fruits.

The soft and juicy black cherries are suited to either eating or

Dark red flesh, soft and juicy. Vigorous, upright spreading tree.

cooking. The fruits are full of luscious flavours. Suitable for

A healthy tree with good disease resistance. (West Midlands)

growing in the South-West. (Tamar, Valley, Cornwall)


Knights Early Black




Picking Month: Early July

Picking Month: Early July

Excellent eating quality, one of the very best. Dark red, large

Masses of old, traditional black heart-shaped fruits with

fruits; sweet, quite mild with a pleasant cherry aftertaste.

dark red juice, hanging on long strigs. Richly fruit, sweet and

Perfect for patio growing due to its naturally dwarf compact

aromatic. A healthy tree. (Kent, 1946)

habit. (Canada, 1990)




Lapins ‘Cherokee’™


Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Late July

Heart-shaped, glossy, dark carmine-red cherries. Red flesh,

Large black fruits, sweet and full of juice. Will shed its fruit

excellent balance of acidic and sweet taste. Good quality.

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

Pollinated by any self-fertile variety. (Czech Republic, 1963)

Upright, strong growing habit. (Canada, 1984)

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Merton Glory



Picking Month: Late June

Picking Month: Early July

One of the best early to ripen varieties. A sweet cherry and black

Very sweet, heart-shaped fruits. Outstanding fruit early in

in colour. Best eaten fresh. Stunning white flowers in the spring

the season. Shapely, compact tree. Handle carefully to avoid

and good disease resistance. (Norwich, 1970)

bruising. (Surrey, 1931)


Napoleon Bigarreau



Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Mid July

The most popular cooking cherry. Very hardy and reliable. Fruits

An old fashioned firm, heart shaped dessert variety. Excellent

can be picked at the very sour, dark red stage for stewing or left

cherry with a shiny, marble red finish. Golden flesh and sweet-

until almost black and bitter-sweet. Ideal for north facing walls.

sharp, tangy taste. (Germany)


Petit Noir



Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early August

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

One of the very best cherry trees for small gardens. Slow

the season. Sweet with lovely juicy flesh. Pollinated by any self-

growing and a natural dwarfing habit. Dark red fruits of

fertile variety. (Kent, 1998)

excellent eating quality. (Canada, 1990)


Roundel Heart



Picking Month: Mid July

Picking Month: Late July

Black fruit, highly productive, sweet and aromatic flavours.

Roundel Heart is one of the oldest varieties of excellent quality.

Very popular with commercial growers and gardeners. A hardy

Produces heavy crops of large, heart-shaped fruits that are

variety, can cope in most UK climates. (Germany)

shiny dark red. Soft, sweet flesh and very good flavour. (Kent)





Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Late July

A high quality, dark red skinned fruit with a ruby red coloured

A white fleshed cherry that has a regular crop. Good firmness.

flesh, well-balanced, sweet-sharp flavour. Heavy cropping.

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


Strong vigour and good branching. (Canada, 2002)

Cherry Celeste

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Summer Sun



Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Late July

The first of many self-fertile varieties tried at Summerland R.S.

Very hardy variety and crops even in most areas. Fruits are dark

A large, dark red, reliable, sweet and juicy cherry with good

red, firm and crunchy and have an exquisite flavour. Easy to

flavour. Heavy cropper and an excellent pollinator for other

manage. (John Innes Institute, Norwich, 1970)

varieties. (Canada, 1968)





Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Late August

Heavy crops of decent sized fruit. Dark red in colour, sweet to

One of the later picking varieties but well worth the wait. Very

taste with great flavour and texture. High quality fruit. Easy to

precocious, firm with a delicious flavour. A good pollinator for

grow and has good storage. (Canada, 1975)

other cherry varieties. (Canada, 1990)





Picking Month: Late June

Picking Month: Late July

A naturally dwarf, mid-season cherry. Delicious flavour and

A traditional eating cherry. Heavy crops of good quality, glossy

succulent fruits. Long drooping leaves. Perfect for small

black fruits. Fairly soft with a small stone. Named after the

gardens. Semi self-fertile. (Canada)

Battle of Waterloo.

Chestnut Belle Epine Picking Month: Late Mid to late season cropping and fast to medium growth rate. One of the last varieties to drop. A good pollinator especially for Marron and Marigoule. Partially self-fertile. Shiny, mahogany brown coloured nuts.

Maraval Picking Month: Early October Mid-season hybrid variety, upright with moderate vigorous growth. Shiny, dark mahogany-red nuts in the early autumn.

Chestnut Marhlac



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Late

An early mid-season hybrid. Vigorous with large mahogany-red

Maridonne is a late season variety. Produces shiny, dark

nuts that store well. As with all varieties harvest the nuts daily.

mahogany large nuts in early autumn which are very good in quality. The tree itself is very handsome with glossy serrated foliage that are golden in the autumn.



Marron de Lyon

Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: September

This is an early variety with large dark brown nuts. Pick in Late

A good mid-season fruiting clone bearing at a very early age.

September. The best variety to plant on its own, as partially

Dark brown, high quality nuts arrive in September. Upright and


compact growth habit.

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Damson Aylesbury Prune


Picking Month: Mid September Round, sweet fruits can be eaten fresh or used for cooking. Dark blue in colour with a small stone. Very productive and beautiful spring flowers. (Buckinghamshire, 1997)



Picking Month: Mid September One of the heaviest cropping varieties. Very small with a blueblack bloom and of excellent quality. Sweet, juicy and very hardy. (Kent, 1820)

King of the Damsons


Picking Month: Mid September Large, dark blue fruits that have a delicious sweet flesh, refreshing and sugary. Great for preserves or puddings. Reliable

Damson Merryweather

cropper. (Nottinghamshire, 1880)


Shepherds Bullace



Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Late September

An extraordinary large damson for both dessert and culinary

Syn: Shepherd’s White. A traditional English variety that

use. Reliable heavy crops of blue-black fruits. Yellow, firm flesh

produces large yellow bullace, round to oblong fruits. Golden

and relatively sweet. (Nottingham, 1907)

yellow, sharp and sweet flesh.

Shropshire Prune

Sweet Prune



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Mid September

The ‘Greengage of Damsons’. Very reliable cropper with intense

The classic German ‘Hauszwetsche’ sweet prune for traditional

flavours and dark blue in colour. Firm sugary flesh. Suitable for

‘plum cake’ and fresh eating. Dark purple fruits with a spicy

hedgerows. (Shropshire, 17th Century)

flavoured flesh. (Germany)

‘Guvnors’ container tree area

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Elderflower Haschberg Picking Month: Late August 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.

Elderflower Haschberg

Fig Brown Turkey Picking Month: Mid August A classic British fig. Large brown, pear-shaped fruit with a sugary, rich and red flesh. Reliable, compact habit and easy to grow. Large glossy palmate leaves.

Dalmatie Picking Month: Late August Very well suited to the British climate. Produces heavy crops of very large, green fruits. Deep red flesh, juicy and sweet. Very long lobed leaves. Excellent for small spaces.

Ice Crystal Picking Month: Late August An unusual variety that has unique, deeply divided leaves which appear in the shape of ice crystals. Small, sweet, edible fruits.

Fig Brown Turkey

Requires plenty of growing space.

Little Miss Figgy®

Panache (Stripy)

Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Late August

Naturally dwarf mini Fig. Perfect for smaller spaces and patio

Also known as the ‘Tiger Fig’. Wonderful, attractive striped

growing. Produces small purple sweet fruits in the autumn.

yellow and green skinned fruits. Golden yellow flesh with sweet

Good compact habit and easy to grow.

strawberry-like flavours. Best eaten fresh.

Planted rootstocks


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Filbert Cosford Picking Month: September A very popular variety. Slightly larger than the Cobnut with a long husk and excellent flavour. Attractive, thin shelled nuts. A very good pollinator for other varieties.

Red Filbert Picking Month: September This worthy selection has striking long claret-red catkins and rich purple, heart shaped foliage. Very edible, dark purple

Filbert Red Filbert

skinned fruits of excellent flavour.

Gage Cambridge


Picking Month: Late August A classic English variety. An excellent, heavy crop of small, yellowish-green fruits. Juicy and fresh, honey flavoured. Prefers a warm, sheltered position. (Cambridgeshire)

Coes Golden Drop


Picking Month: Late September Large, yellow fruits of oval shape and with a long neck. Golden yellow flesh, juicy rich and sweet in flavour. Great quality for

Gage Stella’s Star®

fresh eating or preserving. (Suffolk, 18th Century)

Dennistons Superb

Early Transparent



Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early August

The most reliable cropping, pale green flushed red gage. Large,

An unusual gage with attractive, melting and juicy, red cheek

rounded fruits that have a transparent sweet flesh. Reliable and

fruits. A regular and heavy cropper. Good for desserts and jams.

high yields. (USA, 19th Century)

(Hertfordshire, 19th Century)


Lindsey Gage



Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Late August

One of the very best varieties for dessert use. Yellow fruits with

The sweetest and tastiest of gages. Less prone to cracking.

a bright golden yellow flesh, juicy and sweet. Hardy, suitable for

Round, small to medium sized fruit. Wonderful clusters of white

northern districts. (USA, 19th Century)

flowers in the spring.

Old Greengage

Oullins Golden



Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Mid August

Selected for its excellent old fashioned, sweet and delicious

Golden yellow fruit, dual-purpose. Heavy crops of gages that

flavours. Heavy crops of green flushed red fruit. A melting flesh

are great for cooking and bottling. Pleasant flavour, fairly juicy.

and pleasant scent, a joy to eat. (UK, 17th Century)

(France, 1860)

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Reine Claude de Bavay

Stella’s Star®



Picking Month: Early September

Picking Month: Mid August

A very reliable cropper. Green coloured fruits turn yellow with

Very productive and reliable crops from an early age. Turns

a light bloom, some have red dots. Yellow, juicy flesh. Great for

slightly yellow when ripening. Mildly flavoured fruits can be

eating and cooking. (France, 1843)

eaten fresh or cooked. Great for pies.





Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Mid August

Syn: Reine Claude Violette. This is an unusual ‘purple’ gage of

As with Old Green Gage, selected for good cropping and

excellent dessert flavour. Round, medium fruits, clingstone.

excellent quality dessert fruit. Succulent flesh reminiscent of

Very juicy and tasty. Grows well against a warm wall.

melons. (Cambridge, 19th Century)

Goji Lubera® Instant Success Picking Month: Late August Naturally compact variety that fruits from an early age. Produces large red-orange berries which are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Disease resistant.

Goji Lubera® Instant Success

Self fertile.

Gooseberry Captivator Picking Month: Late July A reliable bush variety. Large, burgundy berries of excellent quality. Sweet in taste. Healthy and disease resistant. Delicious eaten fresh.

Hinnomaki Red Picking Month: Late July Very hardy, good for both eating and cooking. Ruby red berries, slightly tangy and sweet. The red sister to Hinnomaki Yellow.

Hinnomaki Yellow Picking Month: Late July Heavy cropper with greenish-yellow berries. The yellow sister to Hinnomaki Red. A unique flavour, delicious and aromatic with a

Gooseberry Hinnomaki Red

hint of apricot.




Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: July

The most popular gooseberry. Large, pale green and smooth

A highly valued standard variety. Very fertile and produces

skinned berries. Delicious, sweet flavours. Makes a tasty jam!

large, green fruits, which when fully ripe turn a greenish-yellow.

Vigorous growth and high yields. (Kent, 1967)

Good for fresh eating and cooking.

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Hazel Nottingham Picking Month: September A reliable, upright, deciduous shrub or small tree very similar to Webbs Prize Cob. Fruit are elongated like other cobs, with good eating quality.

Tonda Gentile de le Romana (Confectionary nut) Picking Month: September 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) Picking Month: September 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.

Webbs Prize Cob Picking Month: September The Lambert Filbert. Very large, rich flavoured nut. Tree is an

Hazel Webbs Prize Cob Catkins

abundant bearer. Kernel remains edible for several years.

Juneberry Northline Picking Month: Mid June A popular variety producing superb purplish-blue berries. For fresh eating, puddings, muffins and preserves. Stunning tints of orange and red foliage in the autumn.

Juneberry Northline

Loganberry Thornfree Picking Month: August Raspberry x Blackberry. Long red fruits with an excellent aromatic, juicy and sharp flavour. Bushy, vigorous growth and high yields.

Loganberry Thornfree

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Medlar Flanders Giant Picking Month: October Large fruits for eating or cooking. Pleasantly flavoured, best accompanied with wine, port and cheese. The handsome foliage turns copper in the autumn.

Nottingham Picking Month: October Small, semi-weeping, flat topped tree. The small russet fruits can be eaten fresh or made into jelly. Pure white spring flowers and interesting autumn foliage.

Royal Picking Month: October A compact variety, ideal for small gardens. Smaller fruits than other varieties. Well flavoured fruit for eating fresh or making

Medlar Flanders Giant

excellent jelly.

Mirabelle Countess Picking Month: August Superb round, dark reddish purple plummy fruit. Yellow flesh with a wonderful melting texture, juicy and sweet. Excellent eating quality but can also be used in cooking. Semi freestone. (Ukraine, 1950)

de Nancy Picking Month: Early September A yellow-orange variety with green tinges. Very small, ovate fruits. Golden flesh, rich in flavour. Frost resistant and freestone. Good for bottling and preserves. (France, 16th Century)

Golden Sphere Picking Month: Late August Yellow almost translucent fruits with golden flesh and a sweet plummy flavour. Beautiful blossom in the spring. Very hardy

Mirabelle Gypsy

variety. (Ukraine, 1995)




Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early September

Produces a heavy crop of large, bright red Mirabelle’s. Sweet,

The largest fruit of Mirabelle’s recorded. Exceptionally sweet in

orange flesh. The flavour is sugary and rich. One of the best for

taste, peach-like flavours and dark red flesh. Upright in habit.

fresh eating. (Ukraine, 1995)

(Ukraine, 1995)

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Mulberry Carman Picking Month: August This white Mulberry is unique with large and sweet fruit. Hardy and very productive from an early age. Makes a tasty summer pudding. (Canada)

Chelsea (King James I) Picking Month: August From a 17th Century tree, during the time of King James I. Large, black and succulent fruits with an intensely rich flavour. Harvest the ripest fruit each day.

Giant Fruit Picking Month: August (Mulberry Pakistan) Fruit is 2-3 times the size of regular mulberries and just as juicy and delicious. Sweet, tart flavour. A

Mulberry Chelsea (King James I)

hardy tree with a neat dome shaped head.

Illinois Everbearing

King’s White

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: August

(Morus alba x rubra) Tasty, small black fruits are produced

A rare white mulberry which produces heavy crops of very

from an early age. A similar taste to blackcurrants. Large, heart

large and long white fruit, that can be up to 5cm long and 1cm

shaped foliage. Hardy and vigorous. (USA)

wide and are sweet and succulent. The vigorous tree has large luscious leaves.

Mojo Berry®


Picking Month: July

Picking Month: August

Syn: Charlotte Russe. A unique mulberry that fruits on young

Small weeping tree. The small, white fruits turn reddish-pink as

plants. Dark black berries, sweet and juicy. Perfect for baking.

they mature. Large, heart shaped leaves are glossy dark green,

Suitable for growing in containers.

turning yellow in autumn.

Bench grafted trees

Fruit Trees


Nectarine Garden Beauty Picking Month: Late August A genetic dwarf variety. Stunning deep pink semi-double flowers in spring and delicious, juicy yellow fleshed fruits.

Nectarine Mesembrine

Perfect for patios and small spaces.

Lord Napier


Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: August

One of the earliest, largest and most popular varieties for home

The sweetest flat nectarine. Smooth, yellowish red blushed fruit

growing. Regular crops of yellow fruits and melting juicy flesh.

with juicy, melting, yellow flesh in late summer. Pretty, pink

Freestone. (Sawbridgeworth, 1860)

flowers in the spring.



Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Early September

A genetic dwarf nectarine of very excellent quality. Sweet

A clean, pale skinned variety with yellow flesh and rich

reddish-orange flesh and a freestone. Perfect for patio growing

aromatic flavour; slightly reminiscent of a sprightly

or planting in a small garden space.

pineapple. Delicious eaten straight from the tree. (Rivers of Sawbridgeworth)

Peach Amsden June Picking Month: Late June The earliest ripening peach. White skinned fruit with a bright red flush. White flesh and freestone. Very tender and juicy. Suitable for warmer parts of the UK. (USA, 1865)

Avalon Pride® Picking Month: Late June Large fruit, red fleshed. Large, reddish-orange fruits that are red fleshed, juicy and have mouth watering flavours. The most resistant variety to ‘leaf curl’.

Garden Lady Picking Month: Mid August A genetic dwarf peach so perfect for growing in pots or small spaces. Rosy pink skinned fruit, succulent and fresh. Wonderful clusters of pink blossom in the spring. Freestone.

Gorgeous Picking Month: Early September Attractive purple-red striped skin. Delicious, juicy fresh flavours which make this the perfect eating variety. This peach really

Peach Peregrine

lives up to it’s name. (Kent)


Fruit Trees

Hales Early


Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Early August

An early variety and also very hardy. The skin is crimson

The most revered of white fleshed peaches. The finest flavour,

streaked and the yellow flesh is tender, melting and delicious.

intense and rich. The flesh peels away from the stone easily,

Heavy crops and early spring pink blossom. (USA)

freestone. (Sawbridgeworth, 1906)

Red Haven


Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Mid August

A popular, mid-season variety. Flavoursome, rosy pink fruit that

The largest and most suitable of yellow flesh types for outdoor

have firm flesh, freestone. Best eaten fresh from the tree. Very

cultivation. Soft orange flushed red fruits. Clusters of dark pink

easy to grow. (USA, 1940s)

flowers late in the spring. (USA, 1900s)


Terrace Amber®

Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Mid August

An unusual variety that crops small, flat shaped peaches that

A genetic dwarf peach variety. Produces bright pink flowers in

are very sweet and succulent. Ideal for children especially with

the spring which are followed by a heavy crop of large yellow

its nickname Sat-on!

fleshed peaches with superb, melting juicy taste.

Pear Barnet


Picking Month: Early October Syn; Hedgehog Pear. A heavy cropping perry pear variety. Crops from an early age. Brown russeted, small fruits have a juicy flesh. Fruits are easily shaken off the tree when ripe. A pleasant light perry.

Benita® Rafzas


Picking Month: Mid September Pear x Asian Pear. Combining the best of these fruits. Large, attractive golden pears with occasional russet. Crisp texture, mellow and sweet flavours. Hardy and disease resistant.

Pear Black Worcester



Beurre Hardy



Picking Month: Early September

Picking Month: Late September

An excellent garden variety. Pale green to pale yellow fruit with

Rough skinned fruit is light green covered with bronze russet.

smooth skin. Small clean pears with sweet and succulent flesh.

Tender and juicy with a rose water flavour. Vigorous and good

Neat and compact growing habit. (Kent, 1938)

for poor soils. Highly recommended for the garden. (France, 1820)

Beurre Superfin

Black Worcester



Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Late October

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

Large, heavy crop of dull green pears with brown russet and

russet patches. Yellow, melting flesh has a delicious scented

sometimes a purplish flush. Crisp, coarse, fairly juicy, green

taste. A high quality variety suitable for warm, sheltered sites.

flesh. An excellent stewing pear, best cooked for 1-2 hours to

(Angers, France, 1837)

soften. (16th Century)

Fruit Trees


Blakeney Red




Picking Month: October

Picking Month: Early October

Very reliable, heavy cropping variety. Fruit yellow with heavy

An old perry variety. Small and pale greenish-yellow with bright

flush, sometimes streaked with light russet. Makes a medium

red flush. A small tree, perfect for the smaller garden. Disease

acid/tannin tasting perry. (Gloucestershire)

resistant. Makes a delicious drink on its own!





Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Large, full green fruit, slight russet. Suitable for slow poaching

Well known amongst Scottish fruit enthusiasts. The green

or cooking and turns pink in the process. Also a superb

skinned fruits blush red as they ripen. Sweet and mellow in

exhibition fruit. Store until February and beyond. (France, 1665)

flavour. Wonderful displays of white blossom in the spring. (Pre-1900s)





Picking Month: Late September

Picking Month: Late September

Recognised as one of the best varieties for gardens. Pale

One of the most popular and reliable varieties. Yellowish-green

green, large fruits with patches of gold russet. Sweet and

pears with brown russet, occasionally a pink flush. Sweet and

juicy, melting and buttery flesh with a pleasant mild flavour. A

juicy with a pleasant pear flavour. (Hertfordshire, 1885)

compact growing tree. (Kent, 1977)

Conference Moors Giant®

Doyenne du Comice


Picking Month: September

Picking Month: Early October

A super sport of Conference pear. Up to 40% bigger and

Superb quality eating pear. The green fruits have a red flush,

slightly rounder. Yellowish-green fruit with brown russet areas.

and a pale yellow flesh with rich juicy flavouring. Needs to have

Succulent and tasty. (Conference Moors® EU pending 4057222)

good pollination. (France, 19th Century)

Fondante d’Automne




Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Mid October

High quality and reliable, a good garden variety. Green fruit with

A rare but excellent perry variety. Medium sized fruits, green in

pinkish flush and mottled brown russet. Melting juicy texture.

colour with a slight orange flush. Acid and tannin to taste and

Pick just before they’re ready and leave to ripen. (France, 1825)

good keeping quality. (Gloucestershire, 19th Century)

Glou Morceau




Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Mid September

Pea green coloured fruit with a little russet. Fine, melting and

Pale green turning yellow, some are heavily russeted. Creamy,

juicy texture, classic flavour. A very good pollinator for other

fine and juicy flesh with a sweet musky flavour. Upright growing

varieties. (Belgium, 1750)

and a good pollinator for other varieties. (USA, 1910)

Green Horse


Hellens Early


Picking Month: Mid October

Picking Month: Mid September

Attractive, olive green perry pear with an orange flush. Makes a

One of the best early perry pear varieties. Strong growing tree

high acid/low tannin perry of excellent quality. Can be stewed

with heavy crops of small, rounded green fruits. Low to medium

or pickled. (Gloucestershire, 1886)

tannin. (Gloucestershire, 18th Century)

Hendre Huffcap


Humbug (Stripy)


Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Early October

A very rare, large tree with upright branches. Fruit is elliptical

Syn: 'Swiss Trousers. An unusual pear which offers something

and irregular. Medium acid, low tannin for a pleasant, vintage

very special for the garden. Green, yellow and pink striped

quality perry. (Gloucestershire, 1960s)

fruits. Sweet and juicy texture with a thick skin. Known as the ‘Easter Pear'. (Ukraine)



Fruit Trees

Pear Christie

Fruit Trees


Invincible delwinor fertilia®




Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Late August

Named for being tough and hardy, setting heavy crops each

One of the hardiest and longest lived pears, making a majestic

year. Green in colour with yellow flush and sweet, soft and juicy

tree. Pale yellow with brownish-red flush on some fruits. Tender

flesh. Will often produce a second flowering. (France, 19th

and juicy flesh with a musky flavour. (1629)


Josephine de Malines


Judge Amphlet


Picking Month: October

Picking Month: September

Greenish-yellow fruits with a dark red flush. Sweet and

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

moderately juicy, rich buttery and perfumed white flesh. Keeps

Fruit is greenish-yellow with a russet cheek. Pleasant, low

well into the New Year. (Belgium, 1830)

tannin light perry. (Worcestershire, 20th Century)

Pear Williams' Bon Chrétien


Fruit Trees

Louise Bonne of Jersey

Merton Pride



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Early September

An attractive, reliable and good quality variety. Small-medium,

A wonderful garden variety producing heavy crops of large,

pale green fruit with a white, succulent, melting flesh. The tree

green fruit. White flesh is soft. One of the juiciest pears of its

itself is moderately vigorous. (France, 1780)

season. (Surrey, 1941)





Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early October

A high quality, mid-season variety that produces bright lemon

Dwarf pear with upright, columnar growing habit making it ideal

skinned fruits when ripe. Flesh is soft, juicy and sweet in flavour;

for small spaces and patio growing. Green with a slight flush,

slightly perfumed. (USA, 1960)

crunchy with a delicate taste. Stores well into winter. (Slovakia)


Packham’s Triumph



Picking Month: Early September

Picking Month: Early October

Excellent quality, medium sized fruit. Light green in colour with

A reliable pear grown on a large commercial scale in South

a pinkish flush and some heavy russeting. Creamy white flesh

Africa. Small, bright green fruit with unusual bumpy appearance.

has a sweet and rich flavour. (Surrey, 1947)

Fine, juicy and musky flavour. (Australia, 19th Century)

Pitmaston Dutchess

Red Pear



Picking Month: Mid September

Picking Month: Early October

One of the finest eating pears. Very large, long, golden-yellow

An old, popular variety. Heavy crops of low acid and low tannin

russeted fruit. Yellowish white flesh juicy and melting, slightly

perry pears of good quality. Keeps well after harvest. Grown on

gritty around the core. (Worcestershire, 1841)

a commercial scale for over 400 years. (Malvern, 16th Century)

Santa Claus




Picking Month: December

Picking Month: Mid August

Rich, highly perfumed with finely textured melting pale cream

A sport of Williams Bon Chrétien, with red skin, striking red

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

foliage and white blossom in spring. Fine texture, melting juicy.

Beautiful white spring blossom. (Belgium/France, 1875)

Upright and narrow growth habit. (Australia, 1940s)





Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: Late September

Sorbus x Pyrus. A rare hybrid. Fruits are a typical 'pear', small

Small tree with upright habit and multi spur systems. Abundant

and quite delicious. Good ornamental qualities too with white

crops of small yellow fruits with some russet. Medium acid and

spring flowers and large leaves.

low tannin. (Gloucestershire, 1670)

Williams’ Bon Chrétien

Winnal’s Longdon



Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: October

The most popular, old English pear. A great garden tree that has

Heavy crops of small greenish-yellow fruits that have a slight

regular crops of oval-shaped, smooth skinned fruits. Refreshing

red flush and light russet. Makes a medium to high acid low

flesh, perfect for eating fresh, poaching and preserving.

tannin perry. (Hereford, 1790)

(Berkshire, 1770)

Winter Nelis

Yellow Huffcap



Picking Month: Early November

Picking Month: October

A fine, late pear variety that produces small fruits of pale green

An excellent variety noted for its strength. Produces heavy

almost covered in russet. The richest flavoured pears last well

crops of greenish-yellow fruits with some russet. Makes a

into the New Year. (Belgium, 1818)

medium to high acid, low tannin fruity perry. Fruits should be shaken off before its ripe. (Gloucestershire)

Fruit Trees


Plum Avalon


Picking Month: Mid August One of the finest quality dessert plums. Golden flushed, freestone red fruits, moderately juicy and fairly sweet. A strong growing tree. (Bristol, 1980)

Belle de Louvain


Picking Month: Mid August Purplish-red fruit, flesh is firm in texture and sweet. A delicious variety for cooking into pastries or cakes, and also tasty eaten

Plum Haganta®

fresh from the tree. (Belgium, 1845)

Blaisdon Red

Blue Tit



Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: August

Vibrant purple-red skinned fruit which turns the flesh bright red

An old Laxtons variety of excellent quality. Regular crops of

when cooked. Upright in habit, perfect for the smaller space.

dark blue plums with blue-black bloom. Yellow flesh with

Lovely white blossoms in spring. (Blaisdon, Gloucester)

pleasant sweet-sharp flavour. (Bedford, 1938)





Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: Late August

A culinary plum variety that crops heavily and reliably. Medium

An excellent dessert plum. Reliable crop of blue skinned fruits

sized dark purple fruits have a light blue bloom and fine dots on

and yellow flesh with a fine, rich flavour. Very hardy, grows well

the skin. Green flesh is of excellent flavours. (Hertfordshire, 19th

in difficult conditions. (Norway, 1950s)


Plum Victoria


Fruit Trees





Picking Month: Early August

Picking Month: August

Pale yellow fruits, mostly covered with reddish-orange flush.

Reine Claude Verte x California Blue. Selected from a French

Transparent flesh, moderately juicy and sweet. A vigorous tree.

breeding programme. A blue plum of the most delicious

Shy cropping but the excellent quality fruit compensates well.

flavours, very high sugar content. (France)

(Bristol, 1970)

Gordon Castle




Picking Month: Early September

Picking Month: Late September

A native hardy variety suitable for northern districts. Greenish-

Healthy, well shaped and manageable tree. Black, sweet

yellow plum and sweet with an excellent flavour. Best when

plums. Excellent eating quality and an extended shelf life when

eaten straight from the tree. (Scotland, 1864)

stored in the fridge. (Kent, 2000)





Picking Month: September

Picking Month: Mid July

Strong scented, blue plums that are great for cooking into

Reliable, dual-purpose variety that has dark blue, very early

cakes, puddings and jams. Sweet, yellow flesh, freestone. Keeps

fruits. Golden flesh, juicy and freestone. Best eaten straight

well into October. (Germany, 2005)

from the tree. (Sweden, 1970)





Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Mid July

Superb eating quality. Large fruit with dark red skin and yellow

Very early dark purple-blue fruits with good firmness and

flesh that has a good balance of sweetness and sharpness.

freestone. A productive variety with huge crops of delicious

Freestone, strong growing tree. (Sweden, 1985)

plums. A vigorous tree, quite upright. (Germany)


Malling™ Elizabeth®



Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Early July

A very special culinary plum, easy to grow and suitable for

Bred at NIAB EMR and released to celebrate the Queen’s

damp climates. The dark red fruit makes incredible jam,

Platinum Jubilee. This plum is Victoria-like in appearance but

preserves and liqueur. (Fal Valley, Cornwall)

appearing much earlier in July. Red-purple skin colour, sweet, juicy and delicious plums. (Kent, 2022)


Marjorie’s Seedling



Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Early September

An old, traditional Cornish variety. Yellow skinned plums with

One of the later picking plums for early September. Large and

an orange blush. Traditionally used for jam making but is often

good quality purple fruit with thick blue bloom. Yellow flesh,

sweet enough for fresh eating. (Cornwall)

suitable for cooking and fresh eating. (Berkshire, 1912)





Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Late July

A dessert plum, similar quality to Victoria with larger fruit

One of the most reliable garden plums. A medium, reddish-

and earlier to crop. Red in colour with yellow, succulent flesh.

purple fruit with superb flavour. Known as the early Victoria.

Suitable for colder areas in the UK. (Sweden, 1985)

Freestone. (Sweden, 1925)

Purple Pershore

Queen’s Crown



Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Late August

Known as the Purple Egg Plum. A very robust plum with good,

Syn: Denbigh or Cox's Emperor. Quite possibly the finest variety

regular crops. Reddish-purple with thick, blue bloom. Firm

the plum family has to offer. Pink-red oval fruits. Delicious

flesh, juicy and sweet. (Worcester, 1877)

flavours, heavy cropping. Clingstone.

Fruit Trees


Plum Yellow Pershore


River’s Early Prolific



Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Late July

Flavoursome plum, round attractive red skinned fruits that are

A popular dessert variety, heavy cropping and early season.

freestone. A high quality dessert variety. Tastiest when eaten

Attractive, small bluish-purple fruits that have a lavender

from the tree. (Canada, 1940)

bloom. Rather firm, golden flesh. (Hertfordshire, 1820)

Sanctus Hubertus




Picking Month: Late July

Picking Month: Early September

Oval-shaped, dark red with thick, blue bloom and small brown

A perfect late season plum for any garden. Reddish-purple

russet. One of the best croppers of early varieties. Rich flavours,

fruits best eaten fresh from the tree when fully ripe. Wonderful,

ensure the fruit is fully ripe. (Belgium, 1966)

white blossom in the spring. (USA, 1937)


Topend Plus



Picking Month: Late August

Picking Month: Mid September

Produces round red-purplish fruits that have a heavy purple

The latest ripening fruit in the season. Can be picked over a long

bloom. Flesh is juicy, sweet and has the most pleasant flavour.

period. The fruit are oval to oblong and usually over 60g each.

A good dessert plum but better for cooking into cakes, crumbles

Dark blue skin with greenish-yellow, firm and juicy aromatic

and jams. A favourite of the Evesham plum growing area.

fruit. Freestone and plum pox resistant.


Tophit Plus®



Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Early September

A good dessert plum. The fruit are ovate to oblong 35-40mm

The steel blue fruits can weigh up to 100g! Green, aromatic

and dark blue in colour with greenish-yellow firm and juice

flesh. A late cropper but can be harvested over a long period of

flesh. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Freestone and

time and stores well in the fridge. (Germany, 1987)

plum pox virus resistant.

Toptaste® Kulinaria


Picking Month: Early September

Picking Month: Late August

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

The most popular plum variety. Bright red fruits have dark

and cropping. Medium sized, firm, juicy and very aromatic sweet

yellow, freestone flesh, moderately juicy and fair flavour. Perfect

yellow flesh. Good disease resistance. (Germany)

for eating and cooking into desserts and jams. (Sussex, 1840)

Warwickshire Drooper





Yellow Pershore


Picking Month: Mid August

Picking Month: Mid August

Large yellow dessert fruit, juicy and good for eating and

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

cooking. Crops well and regular. The tree itself has a drooping

Large, yellow fruits with juicy flesh; sharp and delicious. An easy

habit, hence the name. (West Midlands, pre 1920s)

grower, good for beginners. (Worcestershire, 19th Century)

Fruit Trees

Plum Crosses Aprium Aprisali


Picking Month: July Apricot x Plum. This inter-specific produces juicy, crimson fruits with a beautiful taste and aroma. Suitable for both eating and cooking. Compact grower.

Cherrycot Aprikyra


Picking Month: Late July Apricot x Cherry. Dark reddish-purple, rounded fruits with a wonderful cherry aroma. Smaller than an apricot but bigger

Aprium Aprisali

than a cherry. Frost resistant and highly productive.

Miracot Aprimira®

Plumcot Flavor King



Picking Month: Early 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. Freestone and firm. Yellow with a

Spicy, juicy and delicious tasting. Will cross pollinate with

pretty red blush. Superb eating quality. (Germany)

Plums and Gages.

Quince Aromatnaya


Picking Month: September Syn: Krymsk. A rounded fruit, not knobbly like others. One of the few that have claims of fresh eating qualities. Tropical flavours. Perfect for making into jellies. Heavy cropping. (Russia)



Picking Month: September An old traditional variety. Pear shaped fruit that are big, juicy and nicely acidic. The yellow flesh turns reddish when cooked.

Quince Meech’s Prolific

Makes a tasty jam and quince cheese. (Hungary, 19th Century)


Meech’s Prolific



Picking Month: October

Picking Month: October

Isfahan produces an excellent crop of large, high quality fruits.

Popular, reliable cropper with pear-shaped fruits that are

Can be eaten fresh when properly ripe or used in cooking, to

yellow when fully ripe. The fruits also have a distinctive scent.

make jams, jellies, membrillo or to flavour gins and vodkas.

Interesting twisted branches and dark green curled leaves.

Ornamental blossom adds to its appeal.

(USA, 1880)

Serbian Gold




Picking Month: Early October

Picking Month: October

Highly productive variety for culinary use. The apple shaped

Large pale greenish-yellow fruit. Bitter to taste so mostly used

fruits have an aromatic flavour. Good resistance to leaf blight.

for cooking. Strong fragrance to the fruit. Beautiful clusters of

Unique, silver coloured foliage. (Serbia, 1900s)

light pink flowers in the spring. (Serbia, 1800)

Fruit Trees


Raspberry Autumn Bliss® Picking Month: Early August The finest late season Raspberry. Heavy crops of attractive dark red berries. Delicious flavours and firm texture. Can be grown in patio pots. (Kent, 1974)

Joan J® Picking Month: July Produces a heavy crop of juicy and sweet tasting fruit over a long cropping period from July to October. Excellent sized

Raspberry Autumn Bliss

berries. A primocane variety.

Glen Ample®

Glen Carron®

Picking Month: July

Picking Month: July

High yielding, spine free variety with large, quality fruit. Bright

Mid-season, summer fruiting variety which crops over 4 weeks.

red, tasty berries that can weigh up to 30 grams. Fruit picking

Large, very tasty raspberries of excellent quality detach easily

over a long period. (Scotland, 1978)

from the plug. Spine free and disease resistant. (Scotland, 2018)

Golden Everest

Lowberry® Goodasgold

Picking Month: August

Picking Month: August

The original mid-season yellow raspberry. The deliciously sweet

Excellent quality yellow raspberry. Perfect for growing in small

golden berries are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.

spaces or in a pot. Has a combined sweet and sour flavour.

Perfect for cooking and eating fresh.

Lowberry® Little Sweet Sister


Picking Month: August

Picking Month: July

A compact dwarf autumn fruiting raspberry. Medium sized dark

A popular late season variety. Good quality medium to large,

red with a sweet mild flavour. Excellent for balconies and patio

glossy red fruits, few spines mainly at the cane base. Excellent

growing like all the Lowberry® series.

quality with lovely sweet flavours.

Container Tree Area


Fruit Trees

Redcurrant Jonkheer van Tets Picking Month: July An early cropping variety. Produces a heavy crop of large redcurrants on long strigs. Delicious flavours. Perfect for making pies, jams and jellies. (Netherlands 1931)

Junifer Picking Month: July Early season variety. Easy to pick and one of the highest yielding redcurrants. Very reliable with good disease resistance. The red 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 luscious redcurrants with vibrant, delicious flavours. Makes a tasty summer pudding.

Redcurrant Rovada

Rhubarb Strawberry Surprise Picking Month: April Strong, vigorous variety producing vivid red stems with a wellbalanced acidity. Voted the best flavoured rhubarb in the RHS Wisley trials. Good for growing in borders or patio containers.

Timperley Early Picking Month: Mid February One of the earliest varieties that can be harvested as early as February. Succulent, red-based pink stems; very tender and deliciously sweet.

Victoria Picking Month: Mid March A long established, popular rhubarb variety producing an abundant yield of large thick red stalks. The best cooking variety, recommended for its sweet, juicy and mild flavours.

Rhubarb Strawberry Surprise

Fruit Trees


Tayberry Buckingham Picking Month: Mid July Raspberry x Blackberry. The thornfree Tayberry that produces large and succulent fruits with delicious sweet, aromatic taste. Easy to grow and quick to establish.

Tayberry Buckingham

Vines Bacchus Picking Month: September This is recommended as the best, outdoor white wine variety for the UK. The branches are filled with flavoursome fruits that juice into a lovely wine.

Dornfelder Picking Month: Mid September A good hardy red, outdoor grape combining heavy crops of very edible fruits with stunning autumn leaf colour. Rich to taste, best flavours for desserts and wine.

Lakemont Picking Month: September Big bunches of white, outdoor grapes with Muscat flavour. Sweet, almost honey flavours. Resistant to downy mildew and

Vine Strawberry

seedless fruit. (USA, 1972)

Muscat Bleu


Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

This is the modern mildew resistant, outdoor blue-black eating

Large, outdoor fruit produces a fine Muscat aroma. Heavy

grape. The red fleshed fruits have a Muscat flavour, with a hint

yielding, white grapes turn yellow when they need picking.

of nutmeg. Crops well.

Perfect for dessert and wine-making.

Polo Muscat


Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

A good quality table/wine outdoor grape. Slight Muscat aroma

Blue/Black, outdoor variety. Large grapes mature to a true

with balanced acidity. High yields of early ripening white fruits

black in good summers with a sweet refreshing flavour. The red

that are perfect for making wine.

leaves add value as a climbing shrub.


Suffolk Red

Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

A very productive, outdoor variety. Also known as ‘Fragola’, this

Bright purple red, outdoor eating grape that crops early in

red grape has intense and rich flavours with a strong hint of

autumn. Good winter hardiness across the UK. The sweet

strawberry. Fiery autumn foliage.

fruits can be eaten fresh or made into a juicy wine. Seedless depending on growing conditions.


Fruit Trees

Walnut Apollo Picking Month: September Large and round, thin shelled nut with pale yellow kernel. A strong growing variety that crops early in life. Partially selffertile.

Broadview Picking Month: September The most popular walnut. Precocious from an early age. Small compact tree and fruits earlier than others. Can be harvested green and pickled, or left until fully ripe to be dried. (Canada)

Buccaneer Picking Month: September A healthy, robust tree that’s very heavy cropping. A round nut carried in abundance, particularly suited for pickling. The tree

Walnut Fernor

will start to carry nuts 3-4 years after planting.



Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

A high quality large rounded nut, thin shelled. Experimental in

Large, excellent quality globular nut, thin shelled for kernel

the UK. Accounts for much of California and Turkish commercial

extraction. Best when eaten fresh when fully ripe. A good


pollinator for other varieties. Suited to the UK climate.



Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Thin shelled nut, easy for kernel extraction. Late leafing,

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

precocious flowering and late ripening. Best eaten ripe and

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

fresh. A good pollinator.




Picking Month: September

Picking Month: September

Heavy cropping large nut, rough-textured. Excellent quality and

A reliable cropper producing very good, thin shelled nuts with a

a magnificent feature for the larger garden. A unique creamy

wonderful sweet flavour. From the same breeding programme

flavour. Franquette would be the best pollinator.

as Jupiter and Saturn. (Czech Republic, 1971)

Whitecurrant Blanka Picking Month: September A heavy cropping, late season cultivar. Transparent, ivorycoloured fruits. The currants can be frozen, cooked into pies and jams. Can be planted in bushes, or trained against a wall.

Whitecurrant Blanka

Fruit Trees


Ornamental Trees

Magnolia Galaxy

Abies (Fir) Abies concolor ‘Violacea’ Tree Shape: Conical (The White/Colorado Fir). One of the bluest firs with very silvery-blue needles and large, greyish-blue cones with brown tips. A naturally smallish, slow growing, hardy, conical tree,

Abies con Violacea

forming layers of irregular branches.

Acer (Maple) Acer campestre Tree Shape: Standard (Field Maple) A round-headed, very hardy tree with corky light brown stems. Five lobed dark green leaves sometimes pinkishred at first turn a yellowish-golden russet, or even dark purple in autumn.

Acer campestre ‘William Caldwell’ Tree Shape: Upright


A small tree with a compact, narrow, upright growing habit. Its autumn colour is a spectacular dark orange and crimson red. Small green flowers appear in the spring which is followed by

Acer griseum

red, winged seeds. (Cheshire, 1976)


Acer capillipes

Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Snakebark Maple) Striated, red turning brown bark with white

(Golden Maple) A medium-sized tree with a tidy, dome shaped

streaks. Bright green leaves, turn orange and red in autumn.

canopy of narrow branches and stunning autumn tints. Young

Yellow catkin-like flowers ripen to winged pink and yellow fruit

emerging leaves are red, turning to golden yellow for many

in summer. (Japan, 1892)

weeks until they fall. (1914)

Acer conspicuum ‘Esk Flamingo’

Acer cappadocicum ‘Rubrum’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Snakebark Maple) Attractive small tree with lobed leaves

Fiery blood-red young leaves turn green in the summer

variegated in pink, green and white. Young stems are a vivid red,

and later assume stunning golden yellow autumn tints. Its

and the eye-catching bark is red with white markings along its

attractive rounded canopy makes this variety perfect for

length. (Napier, New Zealand)

smaller gardens or small spaces. (1838)

Acer davidii ‘Viper’® (mindavi)

Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’®

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Snakebark Maple) A deciduous, upright form with white and

A vigorous hybrid with deeply cut leaves and a dense oval head.

green striated bark. Dark green foliage turns orange in autumn.

Yellow-green summer foliage turns red, orange and yellow in

Clusters of flowers in spring, followed by winged fruits that

autumn. In winter, the bare branches boast silvery-grey bark

ripen to red-brown.

adding all year round interest. (USA)

Ornamental Trees

Acer x freemanii ‘Morgan’

Acer ginnala ‘Flame’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

Also known as Morgan Freeman Maple. A fast growing tree with

(The Tatarian Maple) Bright glossy green leaves turning orange

an open pyramid shape. An outstanding new hybrid of the red

and crimson in autumn. Smooth bark when young becoming

and silver maple combining the best of both with excellent,

cracked as it matures. Yellowish-white fragrant flowers in

vivid autumn colour.

spring. (Afghanistan)

Acer griseum


Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Paper Bark Maple) Curly brown, flaking old bark shows

A fast growing Acer with attractive grey-white stems in winter.

cinnamon-coloured new bark beneath. Yellowish-green leaves

Young leaves emerge with a broad, soft pink salmon margin

turn red and scarlet in autumn. Small pale greenish-yellow

later changing to white. Prune hard in spring to enhance the

flowers in late spring. (China, 1901)

exotic foliage. (Netherlands, 1970s)

Acer negundo ‘Kelly’s Gold’


Acer negundo ‘Winter Lightning’ 4

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A medium, bushy-headed tree, with bright yellow new leaves,

(Boxelder Maple) A medium sized, bushy-headed tree with

golden-green as they mature, then yellow again in autumn.

green summer leaves turning to gold in the autumn. Bright gold

Drooping racemes of golden tassel-like flowers in June,

and yellow stems for winter interest. Small, golden, tassel-like

followed by winged fruits. (New Zealand, 1989)

flowers in spring.

Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’

Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) Beautiful palmatum with finely cut reddish

(Japanese Maple) A low growing, small tree with fine, deeply

purple leaves. Under sunny conditions, the feathery leaves turn

cut lobed leaves, emerging green in the spring before turning

into a fiery red colour. Perfect for planting in small spaces or

gorgeous shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn.

even a large container. (1965)


Acer palmatum ‘Enkan’

Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) A small, upright, strap-leaved cultivar.

(Japanese Maple) Dissectum Garnet. A strong growing maple

Wine-red, deeply lobed foliage in spring turns bright shades of

developing finely dissected, purple leaves that resemble the

red in autumn. Perfect for small gardens or planting in a large

colour of a garnet. Holds its colour well, before turning shades

container. (Netherlands, 1991)

of rich red in autumn. (Netherlands, 1950)

Acer pal Garnet

Ornamental Trees


Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’

Acer palmatum ‘Kinshi’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) A delightful form with striking, spring growth.

(Japanese Maple) A slow growing, small, strap-leaved tree

Five lobed leaves unfold a pale yellow with margins of brighter

with finely narrowed, filigree leaves, starting dark green, turning

orange, turn yellowish-green in summer, then bright yellow and

bronze in autumn. A gentle weeping growing habit, forms a tidy,

orange in autumn.

compact shape. (Japan, 1984)

Acer palmatum ‘Linearilobum’

Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

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

(Japanese Maple) Seven lobed leaves emerge orange,

leaves. The light green, bamboo-like foliage turns stunning,

becoming yellowish-green in summer, often with red tints

bright yellow colours in the autumn. Perfect for small gardens

edging the leaves. Autumn colours are bright yellow-gold

or planting in a large container. (1867)

turning crimson. (Italy, 1990)

Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’

Acer palmatum ‘Pixie’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) A classic green leaved variety, which

(Japanese Maple) Leaves emerge bright pink in spring,

produces stunning, long lasting, fiery scarlet foliage in autumn.

darkening to deep reddish-bronze in summer, lasting well into

It has a slow growing, open habit which can look dramatic

the autumn before they turn fiery, bright scarlet. Perfect for

against a tall hedge or building. (1882)

small gardens or planting in a large container.

Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’

Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) Small palmate, pale green leaves in spring

(Japanese Maple) An unusual form of upright, bushy habit.

with a strong, red tinge. Foliage becomes light green in summer

Bright green leaves tipped slightly red in spring. A spectacular

followed by yellow-gold in autumn. Bright coral-red stems

display of orange and yellow splashed crimson autumn colours.

emerge in winter. (1882)


Acer palmatum ‘Suminagashi’

Acer palmatum ‘Tamukeyama’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) One of the best of the red Matsumurae group

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

with a strong growth habit. Seven-lobed, rich, dark purple,

red dissected leaves unfold to dark purple, turning scarlet in

leaves darken to deep maroon, almost black in summer, turning

autumn. One of the best and most robust purple dissected

crimson red in autumn. (1930)

forms. (1710)

Acer palmatum ‘Trompenburg’

Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Maple) Deep purple-red narrow lobed leaves in

(Japanese Maple) A dome-shaped bush and foliage with five

spring, turning green in the summer and crimson red in autumn.

slender leaflets. Leaves emerge orange crimson, then green

A graceful form and a favourite for small gardens or planting in

with reddish overtone, turning yellowish-gold in autumn.

a large container. (Netherlands)

Perfect for small gardens. (1967)

Acer platanoides



Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ 4

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Norway Maple) A robust, large, round-headed, fast growing

A very popular, handsome, round-headed, fast growing Acer.

tree. The five lobed leaves are pale, then bright green and

Lime green flowers tinged red appear in April followed by large

mellow yellow in autumn. Clusters of lime green flowers in

intense purple foliage which turns bright orange-brown during

spring. Tolerant of pollution and very hardy.

the autumn. (Belgium, 1937)

Ornamental Trees

Acer platanoides ‘Crimson Sentry’

Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

An upright but less vigorous form of Crimson King. Very

A popular, medium, globe-headed tree with green variegated

compact in growth ideal for smaller gardens. The purple foliage

leaves and a white marginal band. Foliage turns yellowish-

emerges a fresh red in spring, darkening to red-purple in

orange in autumn. Produces attractive yellow flowers in spring

summer, then bright red again in autumn.

before the leaves emerge. (1903)

Acer platanoides ‘Princeton Gold’®

Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(PRIGO) A beautiful golden leafed Norway Maple retaining its

A small mop-headed, slow growing tree. Spring foliage opens

colour throughout the season. Resistant to scorch in the hottest

salmon pink, turning greenish-yellow in summer. Greenish-

of summers. A fast growing and worthy tree for any situation.

yellow flowers in spring and winged red fruits in autumn.


Suitable for small gardens.

Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Prinz Handjery’ Tree Shape: Standard

Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Simon-louis Frères’ 5

Tree Shape: Standard

A small variety, similar to ‘Brilliantissimum’ but more vigorous

A slow growing, broadly spreading tree with variegated foliage.

and open in habit. Foliage emerges shrimp pink, turning

Leaves are dusky pink in spring, green, cream and pink in

yellowish-green tinted purple beneath in summer. Long yellow

summer, turning gold and bronze in autumn. Hard prune to

flowers in late spring and red fruits in autumn.

control size and to enhance the leaves.

Acers growing on the container unit

Ornamental Trees


Acer pseudoplatanus var ‘Esk Sunset’

Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Flame’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Sycamore Maple) A compact small tree with exotic foliage.

A more tightly branched and compact headed tree than most

Bronze-green emerging leaves opening to show pink and green

rubrums. The green leaves with a blue green underside turn

splashes with stripes and starting pink undersides.

orange and scarlet in autumn. Delicate greenish yellow flowers

(Napier, New Zealand)

are produced in spring.

Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’

Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’®



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Upright and oval in shape, ideal for restricted spaces. Leaves

A dense, round-headed form with glossy dark green leaves,

emerge pale yellow, darkening to green in summer, then

whitish beneath, turning scarlet red, orange and yellow in

reddish-purple in autumn. Small flowers in spring add all year

autumn. Small crimson flowers appear during the spring

round interest. (Washington DC, 1994)

followed by winged green fruits. (USA, 1964)

Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’

Acer rubrum ‘Scanlon’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: Franksred) Similar to other rubrums but with more of an

A medium-sized tree with a neat, compact, upright growth

upright habit. The three lobed leaves turn brilliant orange-red

habit. The lobed dark green foliage turns deep reddish-orange

in autumn. Small, red flowers appear in spring adding an extra

in autumn. Clusters of small, red flowers on the bare branches

feature. (USA, 1968)

in spring. (USA, 1948)

Acer rubrum ‘Sun Valley’

Acer saccharum



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A medium sized tree favoured for its bright, colourful foliage

(Sugar Maple) A majestic tree, famous for its Maple Syrup

that bursts into fiery shades of red and orange in autumn. A

production. Autumn colours of orange, gold, scarlet and

vigorous grower when young with a symmetrical ovate crown in

crimson with delicate leaves down beneath. Green-yellow

later life.

flowers in spring in short, upright sprays. (USA, 1735)

Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’ Tree Shape: Bushy (Moonrise/Fullmoon Maple) A bushy tree with greenish-orange spring foliage, turning burnt-orange and red in autumn. Cream and pink flowers in spring, followed by winged greenish-brown fruits.

Acer tataricum ‘Hot Wings’ Tree Shape: Standard An upright, spreading tree with bright green leaves, turning yellow-orange to bright red in autumn. Clusters of yellowwhite flowers in spring. Scarlet red samaras contrast with the rich green foliage. (USA, 1993)

Acer tegmentosum ‘White Tigress’ Tree Shape: Standard (Snakebark Maple) A small sized, spectacular Snakebark with stunning white bark striations and white indumentums on the stem. The foliage displays attractive orange and yellow tints throughout the autumn. Acer pal Osakazuki


Ornamental Trees

Aesculus (Chestnut) Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’


Tree Shape: Bushy (Red Horse Chestnut) Compact, dome-headed, with a dense habit. Deep pink flower bracts in spring followed by glossy brown ‘conkers’. Bright green leaves turn yellow, orange and brown in autumn. (1858)

Aesculus hippocastanum


Tree Shape: Standard (Common Horse Chestnut) Large bright green palmate leaves, turn yellow and orange-brown in autumn. Large white ‘candle’ flowers with a unique scent in May. Rounded, spiny green husks enclose shiny brown ‘conkers’ in autumn.

Aesculus parviflora


Tree Shape: Spreading (Bottle Brush Buckeye) A medium to large shrub, leaves bronze in spring turning yellow in autumn. Slender panicles of white flowers with attractive red anthers in July-August, followed by smooth fruits in autumn. (USA, 1785)

Aesculus car Briotii

Acer pla Crimson King and Acer cap Aureum

Ornamental Trees


Albizia (Silk Tree) Albizia julibrissin ‘Chocolate Fountain’™ Tree Shape: Bushy


A stunning purple weeping form of the Silk Tree. Delicate purple foliage and fluffy pink flowers, followed by flat bean-like seed pods. Quite a small variety, making it the perfect tree for smaller spaces or patio growing.

Albizia julibrissin ‘Evys Pride’


Tree Shape: Standard A vigorous selection with reddish brown fern-like foliage turning brick red in autumn. Producing fluffy headed fragrant, dark pink colourful flowers in summer, even when young. Very hardy variety.

Albizia julibrissin ‘Ombrella’®


Tree Shape: Bushy (BOUBRI) An exotic, hardy, small, shrubby tree with delicate feathered foliage, that looks especially attractive during spring. Stunning, dense-headed, deep pink flowers appear from July to

Albizia jul Ombrella

September. (France)

Albizia julibrissin ‘Shidare’

Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’®



Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Standard

A majestic weeping form with attractive pink powder puff

An unusual purple variety that’s very intense in spring and early

flowers appearing late in the summer. Beautiful mimosa like

summer. Burgundy-brown feathered foliage is complimented

feathered foliage that looks especially attractive during the

by pink powder puff blooms of flowers. Pleasant sweet melon

spring. Perfect for the smaller garden.

scent. A spectacular small tree.

Alnus (Alder) Alnus glutinosa ‘Imperialis’ Tree Shape: Standard (Cut Leaved Alder) Deep, fine cut leaves gives a slightly oriental appearance. Purple male catkins appear in spring followed by false cones, which are very popular with the birds! Stunning

Alnus glutinosa

yellow autumn colours. (1859)


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 long yellow catkins in

catkins in spring. Smaller female catkins are followed by

spring, followed by attractive, glossy serrated leaves in summer

persistent small, cone-like, dark brown fruit. Glossy, bright

turning yellow and orange in autumn. Named after the German

golden bark provides extra winter interest. (1860)

botanist Franz Spaeth.

Ornamental Trees

Amelanchier ( Juneberry) Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’®


Tree Shape: Bushy A fastigiate form with a dense branch structure. Single, white, star-shaped flowers with green centres in April. Young leaves emerge bronze, maturing to green, turning orange-yellow in autumn. Perfect for smaller gardens.

Amelanchier canadensis ‘Rainbow Pillar’® 3 (Glenn Form) Tree Shape: Bushy A neat compact tree with upright habit. Upright sprays of white, scented flowers in spring followed by green foliage. Yellow, red and orange foliage in autumn and an abundance of purplishred fruits, perfect for birds. (Ohio, USA)

Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Ballerina’ Tree Shape: Bushy


Small tree with an upright habit. Finely toothed leaves are bronze when young, green in summer and reddish-purple in autumn. Large, pure white flowers in April, followed by small

Amelanchier Obelisk®

red fruits that turn deep purple. (Netherlands)

Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Amelanchier ‘La Paloma’ 4


Tree Shape: Bushy

Pink emerging flowers turn to clusters of white star-shaped

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

blossoms followed by bronze, finely serrated leaves. Summery

racemes look sensational against the coppery-red young

green foliage turns red-purple in autumn. Small red berries in

leaves in April. Forms a round-headed small tree with rich

autumn are often eaten by birds.

reddish-orange autumnal tints. (Netherlands, 1990s)

Amelanchier laevis ‘R J Hilton’

Amelanchier laevis ‘Snowflakes’

Tree Shape: Bushy



Tree Shape: Bushy

Distinctively pink when in bud opening to large, white flowers,

(Smooth Serviceberry) Small tree or large bush of ascending

contrasting with the deep copper-coloured emerging leaves.

habit. Large, hanging, single white flowers in April, contrast

Excellent tints of red and yellow autumn leaf colours, followed

with the emerging copper foliage. Edible blackish fruits arrive

by blue-black berries. (Canada)

before the rich bronze-red autumn colour.

Amelanchier lamarckii


Amelanchier ovalis ‘Edelweiss’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A small tree or large shrub with a bushy, spreading habit. Oval

An upright, small tree with long panicles of white flowers in

shaped leaves are coppery red and silky when young, turning

spring. Young leaves emerge silver, dark green in summer, then

orange and red in autumn. Small white flowers in spring

yellow, red, and orange in autumn. Clusters of round, edible

followed by edible black fruits.

fruits remain after leaf fall.

Ornamental Trees


Araucaria (Monkey Puzzle) Araucaria araucana Tree Shape: Conical (Monkey Puzzle) A very hardy evergreen extensively planted in Victorian times. Long, spidery, spine tipped branches and triangular dark green leaves. Mature plants can bear cones on

Araucaria araucana

the upper branches. (Chile, Argentina)

Betula (Birch) Betula alba pendula Tree Shape: Standard (Common Silver Birch) Variable, silver peeling bark develops with age, slightly pendulous branches. Diamond-shaped green leaves turn buttery yellow in the autumn. Yellowish-brown

Betula nigra Heritage

catkins develop over winter. (Europe and N Asia)

Betula costata ‘Daleside’

Betula ermanii ‘Grayswood Hill’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

The white, creamy, smooth bark is comparable to the best of

A graceful birch of open, slender habit. Creamy white and pink

white utilis forms. Peels in large sheets, revealing the under-

exfoliating bark with horizontal lenticels. Oval, pale green

layer. Dark green leaves in spring alongside the long green

leaves turn rich yellow in autumn. Drooping brown catkins

catkins that turn yellowish-brown. (Harrogate, UK)

appear in spring.

Betula ermanii ‘Mount Zao Purple’

Betula ermanii ‘Polar Bear’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

An unusual tree with dark purple and orange, peeling bark

Strong growing tree quickly developing a pure white trunk. Dark

and prominent horizontal lenticels creating an almost striped

green leaves emerge alongside long, yellowish-brown catkins.

appearance. The mid-green leaves turn yellow-orange in

Golden autumn colour compliments the white exfoliating bark.

autumn. Named after Mount Zao volcano in Japan.


Betula ermanii ‘White Chocolate’® (WVO2F2)

Betula ‘Fascination’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

A narrow and upright fast growing birch which has a wonderful

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

white bark from an early age. Works well when paired with

revealing layers of variable colour beneath, turning pale

Betula ‘Cacao’. Good autumn colour of yellow and orange.

salmon-white. Long brown catkins in spring alongside glossy,


green leaves, turning yellow in autumn. (Netherlands)

Betula ‘Fetisowii’

Betula gmelinii ‘Mount Apoi’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Peeling, creamy chalk-white bark extends up the trunk to the

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

branches. Oval-shaped glossy green leaves in spring, turning,

smaller gardens. Creamy white bark develops a shaggy nature

rich yellow in autumn. Suitable for smaller gardens, forming a

with age. Dark green foliage turns deep yellow in autumn.

narrow-headed tree. (C Asia)

Clusters of green catkins in spring. (Hokkaiddo, Japan)

Ornamental Trees

Betula gme Mount Apoi

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’

Betula nigra ‘Shiloh Splash’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Probably the best form of Betula nigra with attractive shaggy

(Variegated River Birch) An attractive, bushy, deciduous

pink, peeling bark. Glossy dark green leaves in spring alongside

tree with peeling tan and peach bark. The glossy dark green

the yellowish-brown catkins. The diamond shaped leaves turn

variegated foliage is edged in cream with a pink tinge when

gold in autumn. (USA, 1968)

young, later turning yellow in autumn. Can revert.

Betula papyrifera ‘Saint George’

Betula pendula ‘Fastigiata Joes’® (JOLEP 1)

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

White and pale tan bark, contrasting with the dark brown of

Very narrow and neat pyramidal growing habit. Small, green

the branches. Leaves are smooth and relatively small, on warty

leaves in spring alongside the yellow catkins. Bark turns white

shoots and dark green in colour. Turns stunning shades of

after 4-5 years with twisting branches. Autumn colours of

yellow during the autumn. (Canada)

yellow and orange. (Netherlands)

Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’

Betula pendula ‘Golden Beauty’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Swedish Birch) A tall, slender tree with delicately arched

(Schreverdinger Goldebirke) A true golden leaved form. The

branches. Unique, feather-like, bright green leaves turn strong

yellow-golden serrated leaves appear in spring. Excellent

yellow in autumn. The glistening white bark provides winter

autumn colours alongside attractive white bark in winter.

interest and fissures with age. (Sweden, 1967)

Suitable for Scotland and the North. (Germany)

Ornamental Trees


Betula pendula ‘Golden Fountain’

Betula pendula ‘Royal Frost’®

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Golden Birch) An impressive form, selected for its persistent

The white stemmed bark is complimented with cinnamon hues.

yellowish-golden leaf colours throughout summer; leaves

Yellow, orange and red autumn colour provide a stunning,

do not scorch and are of a good size. The creamy-white bark

additional feature to this tree. One of the best birch for variety

develops black fissures as it matures.

of colour. (Wisconsin, USA, 2006)

Betula pendula ‘Spider Alley’

Betula pendula ‘Tristis’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Twisted branches and a symmetrical narrow head. Peeling

A tall tree with long pendulous twisting shoots at the end of the

bark is predominantly silver with patches of pink and brown

branches. White bark develops black fissures with age. Catkins

on younger wood. Heart shaped, serrated leaves in spring turn

in spring amongst the slightly serrated foliage, which turns

golden in autumn.

creamy yellow in autumn. (1867)

Betula pendula ‘Youngii’

Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’

Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Standard

(Young’s Weeping Birch) Mushroom-headed, weeping tree

(Chinese Red Birch) A superb tree with good hardiness. The unique bark is pinkish-grey and shades of chestnut rust. Very

with branches that reach the ground. Rough white bark has black fissures with age. Serrated, glossy green leaves in spring

heavy show of catkins in spring amongst the green serrated

followed by golden yellow autumn colours.

foliage, turning yellow in autumn.

Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Red Lady’

Betula utilis ‘Cinnamon’

Tree Shape: Conical


Tree Shape: Standard

One of the best example of the attractive red/brown peeling

Stunning rich cinnamon brown bark, smooth to the touch

bark of the species. The tree is neat, upright with a fine display

with attractive horizontal golden lenticel markings. The bark

of catkins followed by glossy green leaves that turn golden

starts to peel at an early age. Catkins are produced in spring.

yellow in the autumn.

Resistant to birch rust. Select by Frank P Matthews. (2022)

Betula utilis ‘Edinburgh’

Betula utilis ‘Moonbeam’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Noted for its vigour and upright habit, eventually developing a

A fine birch, considerably smaller than other forms, perfect for

striking white bark. Glossy green leaves in spring alongside the

the small garden. The bright white, peeling bark takes centre

dark brown catkins. The yellow autumn colour contrasts well

stage throughout the year. The green leaves turn a buttery-

with the white bark. (Edinburgh, Scotland)

yellow in the autumn. (Wakehurst Place, Sussex, UK)

Betula utilis ‘Mount Luoji’ Tree Shape: Standard A lovely birch that has smooth, dark brown, shiny bark with very white contrasting pale lenticels. The green leaves turn a buttery-yellow in the autumn. (Sichuan Province, China)

Betula utilis ‘Park Wood’ Tree Shape: Standard A strong growing, upright tree with a light canopy, and attractive glossy leaves. One of the darkest of all Birch with smooth, dark chocolate bark and bands of fine white lenticels that contrast beautifully. (Herefordshire, UK)


Betula uti Snow Queen

Ornamental Trees

Betula utilis ‘Snow Queen’

Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Cacao’® (C1)

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

(Syn: B. jacquemontii ‘Doorenbos’) Produces showy, exfoliating,

A narrow and upright, fast growing birch which has a wonderful

white bark within three years. Ovate, mid-green foliage and

dark, chocolate coloured stem from an early age. Good autumn

yellowish-brown catkins in spring. Strong, attractive yellowish-

colour of yellow and orange. (Netherlands)

golden tints in autumn. (1933)

Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Rose’ Tree Shape: Conical


Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Hergest’ Tree Shape: Standard

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

A rare selection that produces matt green, sharply toothed

The shiny copper bark reflects the light beautifully. Glossy

leaves on warty and downy shoots. The light copper-brown

green elongated leaves turn buttery yellow colours in the

shiny bark has white lenticels on the branches shading to

autumn. Catkins in early spring.

pinkish-white at the base. (Herefordshire, UK)

Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Kansu’ Tree Shape: Standard

Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Pink Champagne’

(Chinese Red Barked Birch) Two-layered bark with multi-

Tree Shape: Standard

coloured copper and pink colours, flaking off to reveal the

(Chinese Red Barked Birch) A deciduous tree with a spreading

underlayers. Shiny, dark green leaves turn buttery yellow in autumn. Yellowish-brown catkins in spring.

crown and pale pink bark, which peels in sheets in the winter months. The delicate, pale green foliage turns lovely shades of yellow in the autumn. (China)

Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Red Panda’

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A strong growing, upright form. Coppery-pink early peeling

(Himalayan White Birch) A popular form with ascending

bark exposes grey and purple shades beneath. Oval, tapering

branches forming a spreading head. Coppery-brown bark on

dark green leaves turn buttery yellow in autumn followed by

young wood peels to leave white bark. Dark green serrated

yellowish-brown catkins in spring. (1980)

leaves turn golden-yellow in autumn. (India/Nepal, 1880)

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Grayswood Ghost’

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Jermyns’

Tree Shape: Standard

A vigorous, healthy white barked form with a broadly conical

A striking form producing bright white bark and upright

habit. Large catkins and glossy green leaves in spring. The

Tree Shape: Standard

branches. Large, glossy green leaves in spring alongside the yellowish-brown catkins, followed by golden-yellow autumn

whiteness in the trunk takes a little more time to develop but is well worth the wait (1960)

colour. (Surrey, UK)

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘McBeath’

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A slow growing form with an upright habit. One of the whitest

Peeling white bark is highlighted with silvery-grey hue. The

of all birch with glossy green leaves and buttery yellow autumn

long, yellow catkins in spring appear alongside the fresh,

foliage. Yellowish-brown catkins appear in spring with the fresh

drooping, dark green foliage. A hardy variety bringing year

leaves. (India)

round interest. (UK)

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Trinity College’

Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

White, exfoliating bark develops from an early age. Retains

One of the darkest birch available with true, chocolate bark

its green foliage well into the autumn before turning golden

in the early years changing to shades of brown as it ages. An

yellow. An upright form, graceful and light in stature, an

upright growth habit. The dark green foliage covers the tree in

excellent choice for small spaces. (1881)

spring turning golden during the autumn.

Ornamental Trees


Callicarpa (Beautyberry) Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ Tree Shape: Bushy


A small tree or large deciduous shrub with slightly upright habit. Narrow lance shaped leaves. Small flowers in spring and the most unusal bright purple berries in autumn. This can be quite a

Callicarpa bod Profusion

show stopper.

Calycanthus (Sweetshrub) Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’


Tree Shape: Bushy Large shrub or small tree, covered in fragrant red-purple Magnolia-like flowers, for up to two months! Glossy green leaves turn buttery-yellow in autumn. All parts are fragrant

Calycanthus Aphrodite

including the leaves, flower and bark.

Carpinus (Hornbeam) Carpinus betulus Tree Shape: Standard (Common Hornbeam) Grey fluted trunk with ovate and serrated, ribbed leaves turning yellow in autumn and later brown. Green catkins in late spring followed by clusters of

Carpinus betulus Chertreuse®

winged nuts in autumn. (Europe/Asia)

Carpinus betulus ‘Chartreuse’® (Carpsim EU27 PBR)

Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’

Tree Shape: Standard

Medium tree of pyramidal habit, narrow when young,

A unique slightly less vigorous hornbeam. In spring and early

broadening as it matures. Bright green spring foliage, oval in

Tree Shape: Upright

shape, extremely ribbed and serrated around the edges, turning

summer the foliage is golden-lime green, slowly turning chartreuse yellow-green from mid-summer onwards. Suitable

mellow yellow in autumn. (Netherlands, 1980s)

for specimen and hedging use. (2022)


Carpinus betulus ‘Lucas’

Carpinus betulus ‘Rockhampton Red’®

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A good upright form with an erect pyramidal habit, narrow as

Deeply ribbed green foliage turns bright red and orange,

a young tree, broadening with age. Perfect for screening or

normally persisting until mid-late November when the leaves

planted along a drive or avenue. The dark green leaves turn

turn brown. A high proportion of the brown leaves remain on the

golden-yellow during autumn.

tree until the following spring. (UK, 2016)

Ornamental Trees

Castanea (Chestnut) Castanea sativa Tree Shape: Standard (Spanish or Sweet Chestnut) Large, fast growing tree with twisting bark once mature. Yellow catkins appear in July. Rich brown ‘conkers’ encased in a prickly shell develop in the

Castanea sativa

autumn. (Europe and Asia)

Catalpa (Indian Bean) Catalpa bignonioides


Tree Shape: Standard Heart-shaped leaves and white ‘foxglove’ type flowers with purple and yellow speckles borne in large panicles in July and August. Dark, bean like seed pods in autumn remain on the tree for most of winter. (USA, 1726)

Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’


Tree Shape: Spreading Low spreading habit with a domed crown. Large, heart-shaped, golden velvety leaves fade to green in summer, yellow in autumn. Occasional panicles of white flowers in June/July. (1870s)

Catalpa erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Tree Shape: Spreading


Slightly spreading form producing large, heart-shaped leaves, deep glossy purple, turning dark-green, then chocolateypurple. Creamy white flowers with purple and orange markings, followed by long seed pods.

Catalpa big Aurea

Rootstock hedges and one year maidens

Ornamental Trees


Ceanothus (Californian Lilac) Ceanothus arboreus ‘Trewithen Blue’ Tree Shape: Bushy


An evergreen tree with profuse, slightly scented, dark-blue flowers, in clusters from April to June. Very popular with bees and other pollinating insects, due to the masses of flowers that cover them.

Ceanothus arb Trewithen Blue

Cedrus (Cedar) Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ Tree Shape: Standard (Blue Atlantic Cedar) Conical young plant, broadening with age. Dark grey fissured bark and silvery blue needle-like, evergreen foliage on arching branches. Greenish brown cones in late summer to early autumn.

Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’ Tree Shape: Weeping (Weeping Blue Cedar) A hardy, small to medium weeping, evergreen tree with twisted branches. Covered with small cones in spring, and silvery bluish-green needles which provide all year-round interest. (France)

Cedrus deodara ‘Karl Fuchs’ Tree Shape: Weeping (Himalayan Cedar) A striking evergreen with bright bluegrey spring growth that gradually matures to green, resulting in a unique shimmering effect throughout most of the year. (Germany, 1970s)

Cedrus deodara ‘Klondyke’ Tree Shape: Weeping (Himalayan Cedar) This interesting cedar really stands out having bright chartreuse green needles in summer and bronze gold winter colour. Makes a small, spreading tree with a tidy habit. (Canada)

Cedrus libani Tree Shape: Spreading (Cedar of Lebanon) Large, wide spreading tree, conical when young, flat topped and tiered when mature. The leaves are green or greyish-green. Barrel-shaped cones are purple-green then brown. (1645)


Ornamental Trees

Cedrus atl Glauca

Cercidiphyllum (Katsura) Cercidiphyllum japonicum Tree Shape: Standard Broadly heart-shaped leaves, bronze-tinted when young, yellow, orange and pink in autumn, smelling of burnt sugar as they fall. Tiny red flowers on naked branches in spring. (Japan/ China, 1881)

Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ Tree Shape: Weeping (Weeping Katsura Tree) Very pendulous branches, creating a broad, weeping shape. Bark is grey, peeling in strips when mature. Light bronze-green emerging leaves, blue-green in

Cercidiphyllum jap Pendulum

summer, orange, red and purple in autumn.

Cercis (Red Bud) Cercis canadensis ‘Alley Cat’


Tree Shape: Bushy Deciduous tree with a shapely oval form and variegated foliage. Dark pink, pea-shaped flowers in April. Leaves emerge copper pink and soft green, maturing to white, making a lovely contrast to the green. (USA, 2016)

Cercis canadensis ‘Carolina Sweetheart’® Tree Shape: Bushy


Umbrella-like habit, often multi-trunked with a rounded crown. Rich maroon, heart shaped leaves in early spring, becoming green with a white margin. Pretty pink-purple flowers in spring.

Cercis can Eternal Flame®

(North America)

Cercis canadensis ‘Eternal Flame’® Tree Shape: Bushy

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy


(Syn; Flame Thrower®) Glossy foliage emerges fiery red, turning

In spring, crimson, purple or pink flowers appear on the bare

burnt orange-yellow as they age. The colour display persists

stems. Heart-shaped leaves emerge a glossy, vibrant ruby red,

through the season, showing different shades on one branch.

darkening to rich purple-plum in summer, turning orange, red,

Small pink flowers in spring.

yellow and purple in autumn.

Cercis canadensis ‘Golden Falls’®

Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’®

Tree Shape: Weeping


Tree Shape: Bushy


Very steep pendulous shape and multi-branching nature, with

A rounded, slightly spreading shape boasting purple-red, pea-

heart-shaped golden yellow/green leaves. Covered in pretty

like flowers in spring. Heart shaped foliage emerges orange-

pink pea-like flowers in May. Eventual shape is a natural very

red, turning translucent yellow to yellow-green in summer,

tight columnar form. (USA)

then golden yellow in autumn. (USA)

Ornamental Trees


Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’® (Covey) Tree Shape: Weeping


Cercis canadensis ‘Merlot’®


Tree Shape: Bushy

(Weeping Redbud) Small, weeping tree with slightly twisted,

The glossy, deep purple-red, cordate or heart-shaped leaves

downward facing branches. Clusters of larger than usual pea

turn to a rich green colour by mid-summer, then turning orange

flowers are soft lavender pink. Mid-green, heart shaped foliage

and gold in autumn. Strong bright pink flowers are produced on

turns rich golden yellow in autumn. (USA)

mature plants in spring. (USA)

Cercis canadensis ‘Pink Pom Poms’®

Cercis canadensis ‘Rising Sun’™

Tree Shape: Bushy



Tree Shape: Bushy

(Weeping Redbud) A deciduous tree producing fully double,

Heart-shaped foliage emerges apricot, maturing to yellow then

reddish-pink flowers in spring. Coppery-bronze heart shaped,

bright green in summer, turning yellow and orange in autumn.

new leaves mature to a glossy green, turning yellow in autumn.

Abundant pea like, lavender flowers in spring on the bare


branches. (USA, 2006)

Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’®

Cercis canadensis ‘Vanilla Twist’®

Tree Shape: Weeping


Tree Shape: Weeping


(Weeping Redbud) A graceful tree of weeping habit with heart-

(Weeping Redbud) Small tree with pronounced weeping habit.

shaped leaves emerging a rich purple. Clusters of bright pink

Cascading bare branches are covered in white pea-shaped

pea-like flowers in spring followed by flattened, deep purple

blossom in early spring. Heart-shaped leaves remain light

pods. Perfect for small gardens.

green throughout the season.

Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’

Cercis chinensis ‘Diane’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Produces rich purple-pink flowers on bare stems in late April-

Rich purple-pink flowers in spring. Green, glossy heart shaped

May. Rich green, glossy heart shaped foliage emerges tinted

foliage emerges tinted red-purple, turning shades of buttery

red-purple when they unfurl. The foliage turns shades of

yellow in the autumn for added interest. A more tidy habit than

buttery yellow in the autumn.

Avondale. (Kent)

Cercis reniformis ‘Oklahoma’

Cercis reniformis ‘Texan White’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Oklahoma Redbud) Wine-red flowers smother the branches

Particularly large, milky-white flowers borne in clusters in

in early spring. Heart-shaped foliage emerges with a soft pink

spring, followed by long dangling reddish seed pods. Waxy,

tinge, maturing to rich green. Yellow autumn colour but can

heart shaped, glossy, green leaves emerge after flowering,

turn orange and purple as well. (Oklahoma, 1964)

turning yellow in autumn. (Texas, USA, 1960s)

Cercis siliquastrum


Tree Shape: Bushy (Judas Tree) A bushy, deciduous small tree. Clustered, rosy pink-lilac pea-shaped flowers in May, followed by purple seed pods. Glaucous, heart shaped green leaves emerge after the flowers, turning yellow in autumn.

Cercis siliquastrum ‘Bodnant’ Tree Shape: Bushy


A bushy, deciduous small tree, with dark purple flowers along its bare twigs in mid spring. Unusual heart shaped leaves are bronze when young, turning fresh green, finally to butter yellow Cercis chi Avondale

in autumn. (1876)


Ornamental Trees

Cladrastis (Yellowwood) Cladrastis kentuckea


Tree Shape: Bushy (The Yellowwood) A low branching tree with a wide, round crown. Large, light green leaves in spring, turn clear yellow in autumn. Pendant panicles of fragrant, wisteria-like white

Cladrastis kentukea

flowers in late spring and early summer. (SE USA)

Cornus (Flowering Dogwoods) Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’ Tree Shape: Bushy


(Silver Pagoda Dogwood) Variegated dark green leaves, with white margins and a tiered habit after several years. In autumn, the leaves turn reddish-purple before dropping. Clusters of white flowers in summer.

Cornus alternifolia ‘Golden Shadows’ Tree Shape: Bushy


Large, heart-shaped leaves with wide, canary-yellow margins blending into solid green centres. Clusters of lacy white blossoms in spring, followed by navy-blue berries in summer which wild birds appreciate.

Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ Tree Shape: Spreading


(Wedding Cake Tree) Distinctive, horizontal, tiered habit. Bright green leaves with bold, creamy-white margins, turn red-purple in autumn. Cream clusters of flowers in May-June followed by

Cornus kousa Milky Way

blue/black fruit. (Exeter, UK, 1880)

Cornus florida


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Spreading (North American Flowering Dogwood) Small, bushy tree with dark green, oval foliage, turning rich red and purple in autumn. Clusters of small, green flowers surrounded by white or pink bracts, followed by rounded, orange-red fruit.

Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Chief’ Deciduous small tree. Flower bracts are deep rose red in spring. Foliage emerges bronze and copper, turning green in summer, then red-purple in autumn. Great for attracting birds and insects. (USA, 1958)

Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ 5



Tree Shape: Bushy

Forest green foliage emerges burgundy in spring, turning brick

(Cherokee Daybreak) Upright shrub with a spreading habit.

red in autumn. Strawberry-like fruits follow the white flower

Oval, variegated dark green leaves edged in white, turn pink

bracts which are very popular with birds and animals.

and red in autumn. Clusters of small green flowers surrounded by four pure white bracts in May-June.

Ornamental Trees


Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A spreading medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves

(Szechuan Strawberry). A small tree covered in creamy white

turning purple and deep red in autumn. Produces a blanket

bracts in spring, turning pale pink as they age, followed by red

of large, rich pink flower bracts in June, followed by rosy-pink

strawberry-like fruits in autumn. The mid-green ovate leaves

ornamental fruits. (1986)

turn bright red in autumn.

Cornus kousa chinensis

Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Spectacular white bracts, fade pink from June into early July,

Small, upright tree, with star shaped, creamy white flowers

followed by strawberry like fruits. Leaves are dark green and

in early June, followed by raspberry like fruits. Leaves are dark

slightly curved, with blue-green underside, turning yellow and

green on top and blue-green on the underside, with purple-red

scarlet-red hues in autumn.

autumn colour. (Ohio, USA, 1960s)

Cornus kousa ‘Rosemoor’

Cornus kousa ‘Samaritan’® (Samzan)



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

This deciduous small tree or large shrub is covered in pink

Deciduous large shrub or small tree. Variegated white-green

flower bracts in May/June. Glossy green leaves in summer.

foliage in summer sometimes tinged pink in spring, turning

‘Rosemoor’ is a beautiful form propagated from Lady Ann’s

burgundy in autumn. Creamy white flower bracts cover the tree

garden at RHS Rosemoor in Devon.

in late spring.

Cornus kousa ‘Teutonia’

Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘China Girl’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A stunning variety that produces masses of large white bracts

A large deciduous shrub with a broad, vase-shaped crown.

in June, which become speckled in light pink with age. Vibrant

Oval, dark green foliage turns orange and red in autumn.

mid-green foliage turns to purple-red during autumn and

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

flowers will be followed by red fruits.

boss followed by strawberry-like fruits in autumn. (1978)

Cornus kousa ‘White Fountain’

Cornus mas



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Weisse Fontaine) Masses of pure white flower bracts in

(Cornelian Cherry) Deciduous tree with a spreading, open habit,

June followed by small red/pink edible fruitlets, like small

producing oval, dark green leaves, turning reddish-purple in

raspberries. Pointy, oval shaped, green foliage turns a rich, brick

autumn. Tiny yellow flowers appear in February, followed by

red with tones of pink and gold in autumn.

glossy red, cherry-like fruits. (Europe, 1890s)

Cornus mas ‘Aurea’

Cornus mas Jolico



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

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

(Cornelian Cherry) A small tree which produces yellow delicate

leaves are followed by fiery autumn leaf colours. Tiny yellow

flowers early in spring and large, shiny, red fruits in autumn.

flowers appear in February followed by bright red cherry like

The fruits are very astringent and can be used for jams, jellies,

edible fruits that make an excellent jelly.

compotes and preserves.

Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’


Cornus kousa ‘Wietings Select’


Cornus mas ‘Kasanlak’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A spreading deciduous shrub or small tree bearing masses of

A very ornamental tree producing abundant, small, yellow

golden yellow flowers in Feb/March, followed by glossy green

flowers in February, followed by large pear shaped, slightly

leaves that turn purple. Produces small, glistening-red, edible

astringent fruits. Not unlike Morello cherry with a complex,

cherry-like fruits in autumn. (1970)

fragrant flavour.

Ornamental Trees

Cornus x ‘Norman Haddon’


Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Large, spreading, semi-evergreen tree. Dark green leaves

Ovate, mid-green leaves and small, cream/white flowers in

turn warm red in autumn remaining on the branches in mild

May and June. Leaves turn orange-yellow in autumn. Shoots

climates. Four petalled flower bracts are creamy white in June,

begin yellow-orange, with the tips turning a brilliant red as the

turning pink as they mature. (Somerset, UK)

season goes on.

Corylus (Hazel) Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’


Tree Shape: Contorted (Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick/Corkscrew Hazel) Heart shaped, yellow foliage in spring, green in summer, then buttery-yellow in autumn. The contorted branches twist and corkscrew in spirals. Long yellow catkins from winter to spring. (UK, 1863)

Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’® 2

Tree Shape: Contorted

Deep plum-purple foliage in early summer, green tinted as the leaves mature, then bright purple in autumn, before falling to reveal a jumble of curiously twisted stems. Pink/purple catkins

Corylus ave Red Majestic

in late winter and early spring.

Corylus colurna ‘Te-Terra Red’

Corylus maximus ‘Purpurea’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

Deeply veined, purple leaves turn dark-green as summer

(Purple Leaf Filbert) Heart shaped foliage is rich chocolaty-

progresses, then purple/dark green in autumn. Red catkins in late

purple in spring, fading to a dark green/purple in late summer.

winter. Clusters of nuts in autumn are held in spiky, red-tinted

Yellow-tinged, reddish-purple, male catkins in late winter,

ornamental cases. Rough, corky bark even at a young age.

followed by edible nuts.

Ornamental container trees

Ornamental Trees


Cotoneaster Cotoneaster frigidus ‘Cornubia’ Tree Shape: Bushy


Vigorous, arching, semi-evergreen tree with long, pointed, mid/ dark green leaves. Fluffy, fragrant, white corymbs of flowers in June-July, followed by brilliant red berries, born in clusters in autumn. (Hampshire, UK, 1930)

Cotoneaster Hybridus ‘Pendulus’ Tree Shape: Bushy


Small evergreen garden tree, with long weeping branches that arch down to create a dome effect. Foliage is rich mid-green and makes a fantastic foil for the white summer flowers and red

Cotoneaster sue Coral Beauty

autumn berries.

Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Exburiensis’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Repens’ 5


Tree Shape: Bushy

Dense, bushy evergreen with arching branches bearing long,

Dense, prostrate, semi-evergreen shrub. Small, glossy green

lance shaped leaves, flushed blue/green. Large clusters of

leaves in early summer, turn a plum purple in autumn. Masses

white flowers in May-June, followed in autumn by yellow,

of small, white flowers are produced in summer, followed by red

apricot berries that develop a pink tinge. (UK, 1930)

berries. (Netherlands, 1948)

Cotoneaster x suecicus ‘Coral Beauty’

Cotoneaster x suecicus ‘Juliette’

Tree Shape: Bushy



Tree Shape: Bushy

Dwarf, evergreen, low growing shrub, great for covering over

A semi-evergreen, low-growing shrub. The variegated leaves

an awkward area. Dense, dark green foliage is speckled with

are small and dark green with pretty, cream margins. White

creamy white flowers in spring which form berries of an orange/

flowers, tinged with pink, in summer, followed by a mass of

red hue by the autumn.

orange/red berries in autumn.

Crataegus (Thorn) Crataegus x dippeliana Tree Shape: Standard


Small, round-headed tree, great for attracting wildlife to the garden. Dark green, shallow lobed leaves in spring, followed by white flowers with colourful stamens. Bears plentiful sweet, juicy

Crataegus lae Crimson Cloud

red fruits in early autumn. Formally Crataegus arnoldiana. (NE USA)

Crataegus x lavalleei ‘Carrierei’ Tree Shape: Spreading


Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy


Sparingly thorny, with glossy, dark-green, foliage, turning

Dense, spreading tree with glossy, dark green foliage. Profuse,

crimson and bronze in autumn. White flowers from pink buds in

lightly scented, small single, crimson flowers with creamy

spring, followed by orange-red haws in autumn. Smooth silvery

centres appear in May, later developing into tiny red berries in

grey bark cracks as it matures.

autumn. Flowers from an early age. (USA)

Ornamental Trees

Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Tree Shape: Standard

Crataegus laevigata ‘Plena’ 5


Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: C. laevigata ‘Coccinea Plena’) Small, rounded, thorny

Small, shrubby, deciduous tree forms a spreading canopy of

tree with lobed, glossy green leaves, turning yellow-bronze in

shallowly lobed rich green leaves. White, double flowers in

autumn. Deep scarlet-pink, double flowers in May and small

spring, develop a faint pink flush. Sterile, so produces no fruit.

red haws in autumn. (Hertfordshire, 1858)

Branches are protected by short thorns.

Crataegus laevigata ‘Rosea Flore Pleno’

Crataegus monogyna ‘Stricta’

Tree Shape: Standard



Tree Shape: Upright

Small thorny, deciduous tree with shallow, lobed, mid-green

A tough and upright, columnar shaped hawthorn. White flowers

leaves, turning yellow and bronze in autumn. A mass of double

are borne in clusters in May followed by red berries. Deeply

pink flowers in May, often likened to tiny pink roses, followed by

lobed green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Great where space is

red haws. (1830s)


Crataegus persimilis ‘Prunifolia Splendens’

Crataegus pinnatifida var. major ‘Big Golden Star’

Tree Shape: Bushy



(Frosted Thorn) Dark-green, broadly oval foliage turns yellow,

Tree Shape: Standard

orange and copper in autumn. Single white flowers appear

Almost thorn-free, with large, dark green leaves which turn

amongst the spiny branches in May, followed by red fruits in autumn, which hang well into the winter.

shades of crimson red in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in late spring followed by ornamental, edible, red fruit which are nearly as large as some crab apples.

Crataegus schraderiana


Crataegus succulenta ‘Jubilee’ 5

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A striking small tree with silvery blue cut foliage. Creamy

Medium-sized, fast-growing, thorny deciduous tree. Mid-green

flowers appear in May which are then followed by an

leaves are ovoid with a toothed edge, turning orange-red in

abundance of large purple fruits. Extremely hardy and ideal for

autumn. White flowers in late spring and early summer followed

the smaller garden.

by spherical, fleshy, edible, red fruit.

Cryptomeria ( Japanese Cedar) Cryptomeria japonica ‘Gracilis’ Tree Shape: Conical (Japanese Cedar) Strong-growing, conical tree with open, outspread branches and relatively few thin side branches. Needles are shorter than those typical of the species. Colour is a nice bright green year round. (Japan)

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan-sugi’ Tree Shape: Conical Small, conical evergreen conifer. Herringbone shaped, soft foliage is creamy yellow in spring, green in summer, then bronze and purple in winter. Brown cones on the ends of the pendulous branches in autumn.

Cryptomeria jap Sekkan-sugi

Ornamental Trees


Cupressus (Cypress) Cupressus arizonica var. glabra ‘Blue Ice’ Tree Shape: Upright Moderate growing evergreen conifer forming a dense, pyramidal shaped column. Feathery, silvery bluish grey foliage holds its colour throughout the year. Reddish purple branches and

Cupresses mac Wilma

peeling red bark. (New Zealand)

Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Wilma’

Cupressus sempervirens ‘Totem’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Upright

(Monterey Cypress) An attractive small evergreen conifer with a

The mid-dark green foliage is densely packed on the tree

neat, columnar habit. Foliage is bright yellow-green and has a

to form a neat and columnar shape and the foliage has a

lemon scent which is particularly fragrant when the leaves are

wonderfully fresh fragrance to it. A typical Mediterranean tree

cut or crushed. (Netherlands, 1987)

which grows well in the UK.

Davidia (Handkerchief Tree) Davidia involucrata


Tree Shape: Spreading (Pocket Handkerchief/Dove Tree) Conical at first becoming tall with an upright branching habit, and orange-brown peeling bark, producing large, white flower bracts in May. Heart shaped green foliage turns orange and yellow in winter.

Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’


Tree Shape: Standard (Pocket Handkerchief Tree) An early flowering cultivar of Dove tree with heart-shaped, dark green leaves. Produces beautiful, large, white flower bracts in May from year one. (California,

Davidia involucrata


Elaeagnus (Silverberry) Elaeagnus angustifolia ‘Quicksilver’ Tree Shape: Bushy


A large quick growing deciduous shrub with attractive silver coloured leaves, young shoots have an almost metallic sheen to them. Produces clusters of small, sweetly scented silvery white flowers from May to July.

Elaeagnus ang Quicksilver


Ornamental Trees

Eucalyptus (Gum Tree) Eucalyptus gunnii


Tree Shape: Upright (Cider Gum) Large, hardy, evergreen with peeling cream and brown bark. Young plants bear silvery blue foliage, then more linear green leaves as it ages. White flowers appear amongst the silvery leaves in summer. (Tasmania)

Eucalyptus gunnii ‘Azura’®


Tree Shape: Upright (Snow Gum) Compact, bushy evergreen. The blue-green foliage has a round shape and wonderful Eucalyptus aroma. Works well in larger pots, when trimmed twice a year, or grow

Eucalyptus Azura®

as a specimen. (Australia)

Euonymus (Spindle) Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ 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. (Native to Asia)

Euonymus europaeus ‘Brilliant’


Tree Shape: Spreading (Common Spindle Tree) A large shrub or small tree with a narrow upright habit. Mid-green oval leaves turn pink-red in autumn. Cream flowers in spring, followed by red pods opening

Euonymus pla Sancho

to orange seeds. (Native to Asia and Europe)

Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Cascade’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Euonymus hamiltonianus ‘Indian Summer’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy


Large, vigorous, deciduous shrub, with oval leaves turning

A large deciduous shrub with light green, oval leaves, turning

scarlet in autumn. Small yellow-green flowers in summer,

ruby red in autumn. Small, pale green flowers are followed

followed by pinky-orange winged fruits, remaining long after

in autumn by four-lobed, dusky pink fruit that split to reveal

the last leaf has fallen. (Native to Asia and Europe)

orange seeds. (Native to Asia)

Euonymus hamiltonianus ‘Koi Boy’

Euonymus phellomanus

Tree Shape: Bushy



Tree Shape: Spreading

A small tree or large shrub with an arching habit. The white

A large shrub with corky-winged branches and dark-green

fruits produced in September to November split to reveal

ovate leaves, turning bright yellow and sometimes reddish-

striking bright red seeds. Mid-green leaves turn a pure lemon

purple in autumn. Long lasting, abundant pink fruits split to

yellow in the autumn. (Native to Asia)

reveal bright orange seeds. (N and W China)

Ornamental Trees


Euonymus planipes

Euonymus planipes ‘Sancho’



Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Flat-Stalked Spindle) Shrubby, small tree with large, ovate

Star shaped green flowers emerge in late spring, leading to

green leaves, deep purple-red in autumn. Tiny, greenish, star

an abundance of large showy scarlet fruit, opening to reveal

shaped flowers followed by dangling large, lobed pink-red

dangling orange seeds. Wonderful red autumn leaf colour. Very

fruits, revealing orange seeds. (NE Asia)

free fruiting Dutch selection.

Exochorda (Pearlbush) Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’ Tree Shape: Spreading


A fast growing medium-sized, shrub with a trailing habit. From late spring, racemes of pristine white flowers cover the light green foliage. After flowering, the leaves take on shades of

Exochorda x mac The Bride

yellow and orange.

Fagus (Beech) Fagus sylvatica Tree Shape: Standard (Common or European Beech) A versatile tree, good for hedging, with smooth silver-grey bark. Toothed, dark green leaves turn copper in autumn. Small yellow-green flowers are followed by bristly fruits. (Europe)

Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Tree Shape: Weeping A good weeping purple beech more compact and with dark purple, almost black, foliage, when in full sun. The deciduous, broadly ovate, very glossy leaves turn coppery orange in

Fagus syl Dawyck Purple



Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’

Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Upright

A dense, fastigiate, small tree with smooth grey bark.

Leaves emerge burgundy-red in spring, eventually becoming a

Throughout the summer the startling, bright leaves turn

deep, dark purple, then amber tones before dropping to reveal

slowly to mid-green and then bronze and yellow in autumn.

the smooth, grey, muscly bark. Upright form. (Netherlands.

(Netherlands. 1969)


Fagus sylvatica ‘Midnight Feather’®

Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Weeping

(Syn: Black Rianne) A strong grower, with an upright trunk that

(The Weeping Beech) A large parkland tree taking on informal

thickens quickly. Young leaves appear red in spring, turning

weeping shapes with the primary limbs draped with hanging

purple/black, then brown in autumn, hanging onto the tree until

branchlets. Foliage is a deep green in summer, turning golden

the following years growth.

bronze in autumn. (UK, 1836)

Ornamental Trees

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’

Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Standard

Weeping purple beech with a narrow growth habit developing

A large deciduous tree with a densely pyramidal to rounded

a good dominant central leader. Serrated, glossy burgundy

spreading crown. Red foliage appears in spring, deep purple/

leaves, turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in autumn.

green in summer, then bronze for autumn. Small fruits in

(Netherlands, 1960s)

autumn are popular with deer and squirrels.

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’

Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Standard

Classic, weeping, purple-leaved form with a mushroom shape.

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

Its flexible branches adapt well to training. If left to grow

margins to the purple leaves. Develops a lighter canopy than

naturally, the weeping branches arch and sprawl to create an

most beech. Small yellow-green flowers in spring are followed

impressive, purple-black mound. (Germany, 1865)

by spiny, capsule-like fruit in autumn.

Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii’ Tree Shape: Standard

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla ‘Asplenifolia’

A deciduous tree with a dense broad crown and smooth silver

Tree Shape: Standard

bark. The serrated, purple leaves turn coppery-bronze in

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

autumn. Small yellow-green flowers in spring, followed by bristly fruits ripening in autumn. (1880)

leaves turn copper-gold in autumn. Small yellow green flowers in spring, followed by bristly fruits which ripen in autumn. (Loddiges’ Nursery, UK, 1804)

Forsythia Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’ Tree Shape: Bushy


A vigorous, deciduous shrub, with narrowly ovate, sometimes trifoliate dark green leaves, that turn yellow with purple tinges in autumn. Bright yellow flowers cover the tree in spring. (N Ireland, 1935)

Forsythia suspensa ‘Nymans’


Tree Shape: Weeping A large spreading, weeping shrub or small spreading, weeping tree. Deciduous. Dark green leaves, turn yellow with purple tinges in autumn. Large, bright, pale yellow flowers cover the tree in late winter to early spring.

Forsythis sus Nymans

Fagus syl Purpurea

Ornamental Trees


Fraxinus (Ash) Fraxinus angustifolia ‘Raywood’ Tree Shape: Standard Medium sized, fast growing tree with a narrow, upright crown when young, broadening into a full, rounded canopy as it matures. Narrow, serrated leaves are dark green and glossy,

Fraxinus ang Raywood

turning a red wine colour in autumn. Resistant to Ash Dieback.

Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree) Ginkgo biloba Tree Shape: Standard A large, deciduous tree with a narrow habit and grey bark, ridged and fissured. Fan shaped foliage is light-green, turning bright, clear yellow in autumn. Small yellow flowers mature to

Ginkgo bil Menhir®

drupe-like, light yellow fruits.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Blagon’®

Ginkgo biloba ‘Menhir’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Upright

A deciduous, columnar tree maintaining a narrow crown when

A more compact and slender version of Ginkgo biloba with

mature. A male form, so it will not produce any fruits. Leaves

a columnar shape when mature. The fan-shaped foliage is

are apple green in summer, turning butter yellow in autumn.

blue-green in summer, deeply cut through the middle, turning

(France, 1999)

buttery yellow in autumn. (Netherlands, 1996)

Planted rootstocks


Ornamental Trees

Gleditsia (Locust Tree) Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Sunburst’ Tree Shape: Standard An attractive honey locust with delicate fern-like golden yellow leaves in spring. Older leaves eventually turn green giving a two tone colour to the tree by mid-summer, returning to golden yellow in autumn. (USA, 1954) Gleditsia tri Sunburst

Halesia (Snowdrop Tree) Halesia carolina


Tree Shape: Bushy A small tree with a broad, rounded crown. Pendent clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers in spring followed by brownish, nutlike fruits in autumn. The fresh green leaves turn buttery shades in autumn. Halesia carolina

Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Tree Shape: Bushy


An upright, strong growing, compact form. Frost resistant, spidery, fragrant, yellow flowers in mid- to late winter. Large green leaves turn vibrant shades of yellow and orange in the

Hamamelis x int Orange Beauty

autumn. (USA, 1928)

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ Tree Shape: Spreading

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ 1

Tree Shape: Spreading


A broad-crowned, large deciduous shrub of open habit. Large,

(Syn: H. x intermedia ‘Copper Beauty’) Green foliage in summer,

spidery, brick-red flowers are produced between December

turns spectacular shades of yellow, orange and red in autumn.

and March. Green foliage turns fiery shades of red, orange and

Clusters of flowers in shades of yellow, orange and red from

yellow in autumn. (Belgium, 1969)

November to January. (Belgium, 1930s)

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Orange Beauty’

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’

Tree Shape: Spreading


Tree Shape: Spreading


Upright form with spidery, scented, yellow-orange flowers

A large deciduous shrub with a spreading crown and broad oval,

from early to late winter, later turning amber, orange and red,

green leaves turning yellow in autumn. Pale yellow, spidery

against the purple-red calyxes. Deep green summer leaves turn

flowers with a delicate fragrance appear on the bare branches

yellow and orange in autumn. (Germany)

throughout the winter.

Ornamental Trees


Heptacodium Heptacodium miconioides Tree Shape: Spreading


(Seven Sons Plant) Clusters of jasmine scented, creamy-white flowers from late summer, and bright red calyces in autumn. In winter, the tan-coloured outer bark peels back to reveal darker brown underneath. (China) Heptacodium miconioides

Hoheria Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Snow White’


Tree Shape: Upright An evergreen tree with a pyramidal shape, and deeply serrated leaves. Masses of stunning white flowers during summer, similar to cherry blossoms. An ideal choice to create an evergreen hedge.

Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Starlight’


Tree Shape: Upright Small tree or large shrub. Flowering in July with vibrant single white cherry blossom-like flowers. Evergreen small toothed leaves. Can be clipped into a hedge and pruned hard if needed.

Hoheria Snow White

Ilex aquifolium


Ornamental Trees

Ilex (Holly) Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Golden King’ Tree Shape: Bushy


A female holly making a compact, conical, evergreen shrub, bearing broad, ovate, slightly spiny leaves, dark green, margined yellow. Produces small white flowers followed by red

Ilex ‘Handsworth New Silver’

berries in autumn/winter. (Scotland, 1870s)

Ilex aquifolium


Ilex aquifolium ‘Alaska’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

(Common Holly) A slow growing shrub or small tree. White

A female, self-pollinating tree producing red berries in autumn/

flowers appear in May and berries emerge on female plants

winter, but will produce even more if sited near a male. A more

around November, ripening red and providing a good source of

traditional looking holly with spiny green leaves, and an upright

food for birds.

habit. (Wuppertal, Germany, 1960)

Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’

Ilex aquifolium ‘Handsworth New Silver’

Tree Shape: Conical


Tree Shape: Bushy


A stunning variety producing glossy green, prickly foliage with

A free-fruiting female form with small white flowers, followed

creamy edges, tinged pink. Bright red berries, on pollinated

by bright red berries. Dark purple stems and young growth bear

female plants, provide food for birds through winter. Can be

spiny, long, narrow, glossy green leaves, broadly margined with

trimmed into a formal decorative hedge.

cream. (1850)

Ilex aquifolium ‘J.C. van Tol’


Ilex aquilifolium ‘Nellie R Stevens’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

Hardy, native holly with glossy, dark green, almost spineless

Glossy green leaves with spines. Reliable, long lasting heavy

leaves. Bright red berries appear on dark purple stems in

crop of red to orange berries. Tiny white flowers in spring. A

autumn, persisting through the winter. One of the most reliable

robust, relatively fast growing variety, with a neat pyramidal

self-fertile fruiting female forms. (Netherlands)

shape. Easy to grow. (Maryland, USA, 1954)

Juglans (Walnut) Juglans nigra


Tree Shape: Standard (Black Walnut) Deep furrowed bark and large, oblong purplegreen foliage when young, turning green in summer, yellowbronze in autumn, fragrant when crushed. Yellow-green catkins, and edible nuts. (USA)

Juglans regia


Tree Shape: Standard (Common/Persian Walnut) Aromatic leaves, bronze when young, later fresh green. Yellow-green male and female catkins in late spring. Smooth husks enclose edible creamy-white nuts. (Europe/China)

Juglans nigra

Ornamental Trees


Juniperus ( Juniper) Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Arrow’ Tree Shape: Upright (Rocky Mountain Juniper) An upright narrow form with vivid blue, evergreen foliage. An ideal choice for a small garden. The blue foliage gives lovely contrast against more common green garden colours. (USA, 1949)

Juniperus sco Blue Arrow

Koelreuteria (Golden Rain Tree) Koelreuteria paniculata ‘Coral Sun’ Tree Shape: Bushy


Striking, coral red shoots and fern-like, green foliage in summer, then yellow and orange in autumn. Large, conical panicles of yellow flowers in summer followed by bladder-like, green fruit ripening red or coral pink. (Netherlands, 1993)

Koelreuteria Coral Sun

Laburnum (Golden Chain) Laburnum anagyroides ‘Yellow Rocket’® Tree Shape: Upright


A columnar tree with a very narrow upright habit. Bright yellow pendant flowers in May. The deciduous foliage is green and pinnate, creating a pleasing backdrop for the yellow flowers. Seeds can be harmful if eaten.

Laburnum x waterii ‘Vossii’


Tree Shape: Standard Long racemes of fragrant, bright yellow flowers hang from the branches in May and June. Light green circular leaves. Seeds can be harmful if eaten. (Netherlands, 19th Century)


Laburnum ana Yellow Rocket

Ornamental Trees

Liquidambar (Sweet Gum) Liquidambar styraciflua Tree Shape: Standard The glossy, maple-like leaves of the species can have superb autumn colour, ranging from fiery red, orange and yellow through to sumptuous purple, often staying on the tree into

Liquidambar sty Stared

December. The older stems have attractive corky bark. (USA)

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Lane Roberts’

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Palo Alto’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Medium sized tree with a broad, pyramidal, fairly open crown.

Maple like foliage is bright green in summer, turning orange-

Shining maple-like green leaves turning rich, blackish crimson

red to deep purple in autumn. Small yellow flowers in summer,

red in autumn. One of the best forms with more reliable, intense

followed by round, spiky fruits that make an intriguing feature.

autumn colours. (1971)

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Stared’

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

One of the first Liquidambars with a very fastigiate, columnar

Large tree with a narrow pyramidal crown. Deeply cut, star-

habit making it ideal for small spaces. The handsome glossy,

shaped leaves are glossy green in summer, transforming to

dark green, maple-like leaves turn in autumn to yellow and red

vivid red and scarlet in autumn. Small purple-red flowers are


followed by spiky fruit capsules.

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Thea’

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Beautiful tree with a conical shape. Large, star shaped leaves

A beautiful tree with long narrow lobed leaves, turning orange

are rich green, turning long lasting shades of bright red and

and yellow in autumn. One of the best forms, with reliable and

burgundy purple in autumn. The cork-like bark on older stems

intense autumn colours. Corky, fissured bark creates yet more

adds extra winter interest. (Netherlands)

interest in winter. (Surrey, 1968)

Liriodendron (Tulip Tree) Liriodendron tulipifera


Tree Shape: Standard A stately tree, conical at first becoming tall and domed. Unusual, angular, bright green leaves turn butter-yellow in autumn. Tulip shaped, yellow-green flowers, banded with orange in June and July on mature plants. (USA)

Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Snow Bird’® Tree Shape: Standard


(Variegated Tulip Tree) Distinctively lobed, variegated leaves, green with creamy-white margins, turning golden-yellow in autumn. Produces greenish-yellow, tulip shaped flowers on mature plants in May and June. (New Zealand)

Ornamental Trees

Liriodendron tulipifera


Magnolia Magnolia acuminata ‘Apollo’


Tree Shape: Standard (Pink/Purple) A vigorous, upright, deciduous tree with dark green foliage. Large, showy, often fragrant, violet flowers open before the leaves.

Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’


Tree Shape: Standard (Red) An upright spreading, small tree, producing goblet shaped magenta red flowers on the bare branches in spring.

Magnolia Eskimo

Flowering freely from a young age.

Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’®


Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Standard

(Dark Purple) Deep burgundy-purple, tulip-like flowers crowd

(Yellow) A medium to large deciduous shrub with large and rich

the slender stems before the green, ovate leaves emerge each

green leaves. Striking, large, blue-green buds appear in spring.

spring. With cool temperatures and ample moisture it can re-

These unusual blue buds mature to dark yellow flowers with

bloom in mid-summer. (New Zealand, 1998)

blue-green outer petals.

Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Yellow Bird’

Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’

Tree Shape: Conical



Tree Shape: Conical

(Yellow) A compact, small to medium, upright tree with very

(Claret Red) Stunning new variety from the ‘Jury’ stable with a

erect daffodil-yellow flowers appearing in mid-May for three

distinctively upright, columnar form. Big, beautiful, and lightly

weeks. The dark green foliage contrast well with the flowers,

fragrant flowers in a gorgeous shade of claret red cover the tree

turning yellowy brown in autumn. (1967)

in early spring.

Magnolia campbellii ‘Charles Raffill’

Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’

Tree Shape: Standard



Tree Shape: Conical

(Pink/Purple) Vigorous, upright, later spreading tree with

(Reddish Purple) An upright small tree with a columnar to

oblong pointed mid-green leaves. The early large flowers are

pyramidal habit, ideal for gardens with limited space. Attractive

deep rose-pink in bud, opening rose-purple with a cup and

red-purple flowers displaying a metallic sheen are produced in

saucer shape.

abundance in spring. (New Zealand, 1998)

Magnolia ‘Daphne’

Magnolia ‘Daybreak’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Deep Yellow) Large compact shrub or small tree with an

(Rose Pink) A superb, small to medium tree of a broad

upright habit, and elliptic, green foliage. Long lasting, deep

pyramidal outline, with distinctive fissured bark. Emerging

yellow, cup shaped flowers born upright at the tips of each

buds with a slight green cast open to large, scented, coral pink

branch, from April to May. (Belgium)

blooms in April-May, even on young plants.

Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’


Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’


Magnolia ‘Eskimo’



Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Standard

(Yellow) A small conical tree. Fragrant, pale primrose yellow

(White) A large, upright, rounded shrub with a spreading habit.

blooms are upward facing with long tapering buds, opening to

Large, cup shaped, white flowers with a hint of lilac appear

reveal red stamens. Large glossy oval leaves mature to dark

on the bare stems in early spring. Valued for its frost hardiness

green, turning golden yellow in autumn.

down to -6C. (USA)

Ornamental Trees

Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’™ (MicJur01)

Magnolia ‘Fairy Cream’™ (MicJur02) 4

Tree Shape: Bushy


Tree Shape: Bushy

(Pink) A compact, upright, semi-evergreen shrub, perfect for

(Cream) A semi-evergreen shrub, perfect for hedging,

hedging, with glossy, narrowly elliptic, dark green leaves. Olive

producing flowers at a young age. Fragrant cream, cup shaped

green buds open to lightly fragrant, lilac-pink flowers. (EU PBR

flowers appear along the length of the stems in spring. (EU PBR

No. 40831)

No. 47223)

Magnolia ‘Fairy White’™ (MicJur05)

Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’™ 4

Tree Shape: Bushy


Tree Shape: Standard

(White) A semi-evergreen variety with an upright growth habit,

(Rich Pink) Huge, fragrant, 12” wide flowers of deep rose-pink

perfect for hedging, flowering from a young age. The pure white

opening from port-coloured buds borne before the similarly

blooms appear in early spring and can continue through into

impressive leaves appear in spring. Slowly makes a compact,

summer. (EU PBR No. 47224)

upright tree. (New Zealand)

Magnolia ‘Galaxy’


Magnolia ‘Genie’®


Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Rich Pink) Flowering when quite young this vigorous yet

(Deep Red) The fragrant, tulip shaped flowers start blackish-

small conical tree has striking, purple-pink to red tulip shaped

red and open to rich maroon. Flowering lasts for several weeks

flowers, opening from deep red-purple buds in mid to late

in spring, often followed by a second flowering period in mid-

spring. (USA, 1963)

summer. A compact growth habit. (New Zealand)

Magnolia ‘Golden Pond’


Magnolia grandiflora ‘Alta’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Deep Yellow) A hardy, deciduous, large shrub or small, bushy

(White) A slender, upward growing form with striking, fragrant,

tree, flowering fairly late but still before leaf-burst so not

white flowers. The evergreen leaves are elegantly glossy dark-

obscured by them. Narrow, upright, tulip-shaped, mid-yellow

green, orange-brown felted beneath.

flowers. (1997)

Magnolia Elizabeth

Ornamental Trees


Magnolia Black Tulip

Magnolia ‘Heaven Scent’

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

(White) Compact, evergreen, upright shrub-like tree when

(Pink) A small to medium tree with dark green foliage. Tulip

mature. Highly fragrant, large cup shaped creamy-white

shaped, heavily flushed dark pink or rose-purple flowers with a

flowers from summer to autumn. Glossy deep green leaves, are

magenta stripe at the base. Richly scented, one of the finest of

rich rusty brown beneath.

the ‘Gresham Hybrids’.

Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’®

Magnolia ‘Hot Flash’



Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Standard

(Yellow) A small, upright deciduous tree perfect for the smaller

(Deep Yellow) A small, fairly upright tree with ovate mid-green

garden, flowering from a young age. The goblet-shaped,

foliage. Masses of deep yellow, upright flowers flushed light

golden-yellow flowers bloom on bare branches before the dark

rose at the base are borne just as the wavy edged leaves appear

green foliage emerges. (New Zealand)

in spring.

Magnolia ‘Joli Pompom’




Magnolia ‘Livingstone’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(White) A handsome, compact, deciduous shrub, blooming in

(Dark Purple) A small upright tree becoming more rounded as it

early spring. One of the purest white Magnolias, cup-shaped

matures. Large numbers of vibrant, dark purple-red flowers are

with soft rose pink stamens and pale green anthers. (Belgium)

produced in spring once established. (New Zealand)

Ornamental Trees

Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’


Magnolia ‘March-Till-Frost’


Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

(Creamy White) Small upright tree producing tulip-shaped

(Light Pink) This upright, small tree with very glossy foliage,

white flowers with a hint of pink at the base of the tepals in

flowers from mid-spring to mid-summer. Goblet shaped

April. The flowers are smaller than many, but the affect is not

blooms with deep wine red outers and rose white on the inside

lessened due to their profusion.

of the petals. (North Carolina, USA, 1997)

Magnolia ‘Peachy’


Magnolia ‘Pink Pyramid’® (MGPIN2010) 4

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Conical

(Orange Pink) A fast growing medium-sized tree, initially

(Dark Pink-Purple) Deep pink-purple large flowers. This

upright in habit but spreading with age. The fragrant orange-

naturally upright, columnar tree is great for small spaces and

pink flowers, creamy white on the inside, are quite large,

patios. Pink Pyramid flowers in the spring and can rebloom in

unfurling in late April or early May.

summer. Dark green thick leaves. (New Zealand)

Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’


Magnolia ‘Red as Red’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Light Pink) Named for its attractive, scented blooms appearing

(Claret Red) A sturdy, upright, small to medium sized tree with

in April. Goblet shaped creamy white flowers with pink-purple

a compact habit. Large goblet-shaped, upright facing, claret-

bases to the petals flowering over a long period. (New Zealand)

red flowers appear in April on the naked branches, followed by handsome mid-green foliage.

Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’


Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’


Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Standard

(Pink) Pyramidal, columnar, small tree, blooming from an

Pretty flowers which are intense reddish peachy pink on the

early age. Upright, broad, cup and saucer shaped blooms are

outside and lighter pink inside. Can bloom for up to a month

rosy pink on the exterior and medium pink on the interior of the

making it one of the longer flowered varieties. Strong frost

tepals, with a lemon fragrance.

resistance. (New Zealand)

Magnolia ‘Sayonara’


Magnolia ‘Shirazz’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(White, Pink) A small, broad-headed tree that flowers at a

(Burgundy) An attractive small, deciduous tree at maturity,

young age. The large, scented flowers are globular in shape,

with deep green foliage throughout summer. Spectacular,

creamy-white with a dark pink-purple flush at the base. (1955)

large, rich burgundy/red, tulip shaped blooms, open out flat revealing a pale interior. (New Zealand)

Magnolia ‘Spectrum’


Magnolia ‘Sunsation’


Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Standard

(Purple Pink) A small to medium sized tree, developing a broad,

(Yellow) Deep yellow, goblet shaped flowers, with a rosy-

pyramidal outline as it matures. Flowers are deep reddish-pink

purple blush at the base appear before the large, glossy green

on the outside, creamy white within and have an erect poise.

foliage emerges. Hardy in most places throughout the UK even

(USA, 1963)

in severe winters. (Carolina, USA)

Magnolia ‘Watermelon’


Magnolia wilsonii ‘Eileen Baines’®


Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Pink) A narrow, upright small tree featuring bright pink, semi-

(White) A stunning tree of bushy habit. Large, double white

double blooms. Flowers from a young age and can sometimes

flowers appear in early spring with a contrasting dark centre.

provide a second flush of flowers in summer. (New Zealand)

Heavily scented with a degree of later season re-blooming during August.

Ornamental Trees


Malus (Crab Apple) Malus ‘Admiration’


Tree Shape: Upright (Adirondack) A dwarf, upright growing, shrubby, small tree ideal for restricted spaces. Dense clusters of waxy white flowers follow dark carmine buds in April, followed by persistent redbronze fruits. (Washington, USA, 1985)

Malus ‘Aros’®


Tree Shape: Upright A dwarf, upright tree. Shiny leaves emerge dark burgundy-black turning green with age. Bright purple/pink flowers with white centre, turn to small dark red/maroon crab apples in autumn. Ideal for patios. (Denmark)

Malus baccata


Tree Shape: Standard (Siberian Crab Apple) Making a rounded crown with oval, finely toothed dark green leaves. A profusion of white fragrant cup shaped flowers in spring are followed by small egg shaped red

Malus Cardinal

fruits. (NE Asia)

Malus brevipes ‘Wedding Bouquet’ Tree Shape: Upright



Tree Shape: Standard

An upright small tree when young, widening with age. Long

A medium spreading tree with slightly drooping branches and

tapered dark green healthy leaves, and single shell-shaped,

pink budded flowers that open to pure white. The marble sized

ivory white flowers. The tiny berry-like fruits are dark red, and

fruits are yellow with an orange flush, ideal for crab apple jelly.

persist well into December.

(USA, 1961)

Malus ‘Candymint’

Malus ‘Cardinal’



Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: ‘Candymint Sargent’) A dainty tree with horizontally-

(Syn: Princeton Cardinal) A beautiful foliage and flowering tree

tiered branches covered with pink and lighter shell pink flowers

with large, intense pink, flowers and dark almost black spring

edged with purple tones. Persistent small, dark purple fruit and

leaves, changing to glossy red in summer. Deep red, small fruit

yellow autumnal leaves. (Indiana, USA, 1987)

in autumn. (USA)

Malus x Cinzam ‘Cinderella’

Malus ‘Comtesse de Paris’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

Dwarf, rounded, upright tree perfect for a patio. Red buds open

A small, rounded tree with delicate, white blossom in spring

to white flowers in spring followed by yellow crab apples.

amongst mid-green foliage. The smallish, elliptic, yellow fruits

The green lobed leaves take on yellow autumnal tints. (Lake

usually persist well after Christmas. One of the best persistent

Country Nursery, USA, 1991)

yellow crabs. (France)

Malus ‘Coralburst’


Malus ‘Butterball’

Malus coronaria ‘Elk River’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A naturally very dwarf variety with an upright form when young,

An unusual form related to Malus ‘Charlottae’. Single, large,

ideal for patios. The coral pink buds open to pretty, double rose

soft pink flowers are followed by bright, rich green, mini Granny

pink flowers, followed by persistent small yellow/bronze fruit in

Smith type crab apples. Excellent autumn tints to the large and

the autumn. (1968)

handsome leaves.

Ornamental Trees

Malus ‘Donald Wyman’


Malus ‘Evereste’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Conical

A strong growing round-headed tree with dark green leaves.

A conical tree with dark green lobed leaves and large soft pink

The pink buds open to white, single flowers in spring, followed

to white flowers. Small red and yellow fruits, like mini apples

by abundant, small, glossy, bright red fruits persisting well into

appear in late summer, holding well into winter. An excellent

February in most years.

pollinator for apples. (1980)

Malus florentina


Malus floribunda


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A small neat, round headed tree with lobed, hawthorn like

(Japanese Crab Apple) A very pretty tree in flower, displaying

foliage, turning orange and scarlet in autumn. Bright, pure

crimson buds opening to white and pale blush petals which

white flowers in April are followed by small brownish red fruits

come earlier than most varieties. Small, red-yellow fruit in

in the autumn. (1877)

autumn. (Japan, 1862)

Malus ‘Golden Gem’


Malus ‘Golden Hornet’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Conical

Clouds of large bunches of fragrantly scented, blush white

Small compact tree with an upright habit in its early years. Dark

flowers in spring, followed by abundant dainty yellow fruit in

green, broadly oval leaves turn yellow in autumn. Large white

autumn. An excellent pollinator for apples due to the timeliness

flowers flushed pink followed by bright yellow fruits maturing

and compatibility of its pollen.

early in the autumn.

Malus ‘Gorgeous’


Malus ‘Halloween’™


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A small, compact tree with scented apple blossom flowers. The

Yellow-orange crab apples are ribbed in appearance looking

crimson or orange-red fruits resemble the perfect miniature

like mini pumpkins. Perfect for the Halloween season. Spring

apples persisting well into November. Ideal for tangy pink crab

flowers are white and semi double. Crops heavily and is perfect

apple jelly. (New Zealand, 1925)

for birds and pollinating insects. (Kent, UK)

Malus ‘Harry Baker’


Malus hupehensis


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A special variety with exceptionally large, rich, flamboyant pink

A small, spreading, vase shaped tree with stiff ascending

flowers and dark green-maroon leaves. Large, ruby red fruit

branches. The fragrant flowers are soft pink in bud opening to

with a deep pink flesh last into mid-October. Makes a superb,

white, produced in abundance May to June. Small, deep red

deep red jelly. (Suffolk, 1995)

fruits in autumn. (China/Japan, 1900s)

Malus ‘Indian Magic’


Malus ioenis purpurea ‘Evelyn’ 4

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Small, rounded, spreading tree, bearing magenta pink flowers

(Syn: M. ‘Rubra’) A spectacular purple leaved form with large

which emerge from dark red buds. Purple flushed foliage

lobed leaves, turning a stunning orange-red in autumn. Buds

with small, glossy red fruit change to orange and persist into

open to single rose-red flowers. The fruitlets are of variable

January. (USA, 2010)

colours - green, yellow, red. (USA)

Malus Coralburst

Ornamental Trees


Malus ioensis ‘Fimbriata’

Malus ‘Jelly King’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

(Fringed Prairie Crab Apple) An upright, broad headed tree with

(‘Mattfru’) Strong white blossom covers this vigorous but

expanding buds, opening to very fragrant, shell pink, double

compact tree in spring. Spectacular large orange-pink fruit

flowers in late spring. Small, dark red fruits are produced before

that persist much longer than most large fruited crab apples.

the yellow autumn leaves fall.

Makes excellent pink jelly. (New Zealand, 2007)

Malus ‘John Downie’

Malus ‘Laura’®



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

A vigorous, upright tree when young with bright green leaves.

A naturally dwarf tree with an upright habit. Dark purple-green

White ‘apple blossom’ flowers, open from pink buds in spring.

leaves and stunning pink and white flowers in April. Persistent

Large bright orange-red, pear-shaped fruits in autumn. Popular

large, round, maroon fruit in autumn, perfect for crab apple

for crab apple jelly. (1875)

jelly. (Kent, UK, 1990s)

Malus ‘Louisa’

Malus ‘Marble’® Nuvar



Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Standard

A graceful tree, forming an umbrella shape, one of the best

Single white flowers in spring, amid green foliage that turns

weeping Malus. Dark green, glossy leaves, and rose coloured

pretty autumn shades. Crab apples begin green-yellow

buds open to true pink flowers in spring. Small lemon-gold,

transforming to a vibrant pink hue, then fading to pink and

ripening to golden-orange fruit in autumn.

yellow marbling over the surface. (Kent, UK, 1970s)

Malus x moerlandsii ‘Profusion Improved’

Malus niedzwetzkyana

Tree Shape: Standard



Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: M. ‘Directeur Moorlands’) Coppery red foliage when

Large, impressive, dark pink flowers and very large conical red-

young, turning dark forest green, then yellow/bronze in autumn.

purple fruit which have deep red very tart and sharp flesh. An

Reddish-purple flowers in April followed by persistent, deep

important parent for many ‘rosy-bloom’ bred cultivars.

purple fruits in autumn.

Malus ‘Pink Glow’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: M. baccata ‘Dolgo’) A round-headed tree with strong

A small upright to spreading tree, perfect for the smaller

single white flowers followed by bright pink fruit that look like

garden. Deep rose coloured buds open to pale pink and white

plums. One of the best early season fruiting crab apples for

flowers just as the new leaves appear. The blooms are followed

making jelly.

in autumn by small red fruits.

Malus ‘Prairie Fire’®

Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Weeping

A superb small tree, upright in habit, with dark purple to green

A beautiful compact weeping crab apple. Bright pink flowers in

narrow leaves. Vibrant deep pink, single flowers in spring are

spring are followed by red/purple crab apples in autumn. The

followed by attractive, small, spheroid, purple fruit in the

foliage is purple turning bronze and green throughout the year.

autumn. (Illinois, USA, 1982)

(Yorkshire, UK, 1980s)

Malus ‘R J Fulcher’


Malus ‘Pink Perfection’


Malus ‘Red Obelisk’®



Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Conical

(Syn: transitoria R. J. Fulcher) A small tree with arching

A compact upright tree when young, with light pink flowers

branches. Deeply lobed purple leaves turn yellow and orange

followed by attractive, conical, red fruits. Foliage is purplish-

in the autumn. Bright pink flowers in spring followed by tiny red

brown at first, later becoming dark green. Good for crab apple

crab apples.

jelly. (Belgium)

Ornamental Trees

Malus Sun Rival

Ornamental Trees


Malus ‘Roberts Red'

Malus x robusta ‘Red Sentinel’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn; 'Dr Campbells') Abundant pink flowers in spring contrast

A small rounded tree, with dark green leaves turning bronzed

against the slightly bronzed new leaves. Dark red fruits ripen

yellow in autumn. White blushed, fragrant flowers emerge from

in late summer, exceptionally large, about the size of a small

pink buds in April, followed by large, bright red fruits, which

apple. Great for juicing, jams and jellies.

often last all through winter.

Malus ‘Rosehip’

Malus ‘Royal Beauty’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Weeping

An interesting medium vigour tree, with white flowers in the

A small weeping tree with slender hanging reddish purple

spring. The fruit have attractive pronounced calyces, like giant

stems. Leaves are copper-red when young becoming dark

rosehips, with bright red skin and pale cream flesh. Makes

green, purplish beneath. Deep red-purple flowers are followed

amber crab apple jelly. (UK)

by small, dark red fruits. (1980)

Malus ‘Royalty’

Malus ‘Rudolph’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

A small, round tree with attractive, taper-pointed, glossy, dark

A medium tree of upright habit with glossy, bronze-red, later

purple leaves, turning red in autumn. Large purplish-crimson

dark bronze-green leaves on red young shoots. Rose red

flowers, amongst the foliage are followed by dark red fruits.

flowers, deeper in bud, are followed by long persistent, orange-

(Canada, 1953)

yellow oblong fruits. (Canada, 1954)

Malus ‘Scarlett’®

Malus ‘Scarlet Brandywine’®



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Rich pink blossom contrasts with the emerging purple, deeply

Round shaped tree with oval green leaves, tinged with maroon.

lobed leaves, turning glossy dark green in summer, then rich

Pink buds open in spring to fragrant, deep, densely double,

scarlet with purple tints in autumn. The persistent small purple

rose-pink flowers. Small, pumpkin orange crab apples mature

fruits remain long after leaf fall. (Denmark, 2000)

in autumn, providing showy winter interest.

Malus ‘Sun Rival’


Tree Shape: Weeping A charming semi weeping, umbrella-shaped tree with arching branches. The profuse blossom opens from pink buds to fragrant white flowers, followed by stunning bright red fruits in autumn. (Bristol, UK, 1975)

Malus toringo subsp. sargentii ‘Tina’ Tree Shape: Spreading


A small, almost dwarf variety smothered in gold anthered pure white flowers followed by small, red, cherry-like fruits in autumn. Ovate, lobed, dark green leaves turn golden shades in autumn. Ideal as a patio tree.

Malus transitoria


Tree Shape: Bushy A wide spreading tree with small, delicate, narrowly lobed leaves that turn yellow-gold in autumn. The white star-shaped flowers appear as a white cloud, followed by small, abundant yellow fruits. (China, 1911) Malus Rosehip


Ornamental Trees

Malus transitoria ‘Thornhayes Tansy’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Malus trilobata ‘Guardsman’ 4


Tree Shape: Upright

A charming, neat, small tree, with very finely cut leaves that

A rare and very distinctive form, stiffly erect in habit with deeply

turn yellow-orange in the autumn. Masses of white blossom

lobed maple-like leaves which turn scarlet-crimson in autumn.

are followed by clusters of small amber coloured fruit with pink

The white flowers are large and appear late in June, followed by

stems in autumn.

small moss green fruits.

Malus tschonoskii


Malus tschonoskii ‘Belmonte’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn; M. 'Bonfire') Conical tree with young leaves and shoots

Medium sized tree with a broad pyramidal, eventually almost

covered with silvery down. Autumn colours of crimson, bronze,

round crown. Glossy, blue green leaves turn purplish orange in

purple, orange and yellow. White flowers tinged with pink,

autumn. Small, white flowers in April through May, followed by

followed by yellow-green fruits tinged reddish-purple.

yellow apple shaped fruits.

Malus ‘Van Eseltine’


Malus yunnanensis ‘Golden Glory’ 4

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

An upright tree with a narrow crown becoming broad and vase

Small tree with large bold leaves emerging bronze in spring,

shaped with age. Dark green leaves and pretty double, pink

white ivory flowers, and stunning autumnal colours followed

flowers opening from red buds, followed by small yellow fruits.

by persistent orange/bronze fruit with pronounced calyces. (Hergest Croft Gardens, UK, 2020)

Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood) Metasequoia glyptostroboides Tree Shape: Conical A large tree of conical habit with soft flaky cinnamon bark. Bright larch green leaves during summer becoming tawny pink and golden in autumn. Small green cones turn brown when ripe. (China)

Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Chubby’ Tree Shape: Conical One of few deciduous conifers. ‘Chubby’ stays small producing large sturdy branches, forming a pyramid. The adult foliage is bright green while the young shoots have a striking blue glow.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Goldrush’ Tree Shape: Upright Delicate filigree leaves remain gold throughout the summer ending in an autumn display of orange and golden tints. Slower growing than the normal ‘Dawn Redwood’ with soft, shaggy, cinnamon bark. (Japan)

Metasequoia gly Goldrush

Ornamental Trees


Nothofagus (Antarctic Beech) Nothofagus antarctica Tree Shape: Bushy A fast growing broadly conical tree. Small, rounded, heart shaped leaves change from mid-dark green in summer to bright yellow and orange in autumn. Bark is chocolate brown with

Nothofagus antartica

slices of silver. (Chile, 1830)

Nyssa (Tupelo) Nyssa sylvatica Tree Shape: Standard A handsome tree with columnar habit and oval, glossy green leaves, dark green above and blue green underneath, turning rich scarlet, orange and yellow colours in autumn. (Netherlands, 1740s)

Nyssa sylvatica ‘Red Rage'® (Haymanred) Tree Shape: Standard A broadly pyramidal tree with dark green exceptionally glossy, shiny leaves that turn a fiery bright red colour in autumn. Resistant to leaf spot and very tolerant of dry, wet and poor

Nyssa sylvatica


Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire’

Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

Medium sized, conical tree with narrow oval leaves, dark green

A shapely tree of broadly conical outline, with simple, ovate

in summer, red in spring and turning brilliant shades of orange,

or elliptic leaves turning brilliant scarlet, orange and yellow in

red and purple in the autumn. Dark purple-black fruits are


sometimes produced.

Parrotia (Persian Ironwood) Parrotia persica


Tree Shape: Bushy Wide spreading tree with attractive, grey, flaking bark. Large, deep green, oval leaves turn crimson/gold in autumn. Small delicate crimson flowers in late winter/early spring, followed by spiky brown fruits.

Parrotia per Bella


Ornamental Trees

Parrotia persica ‘Bella’


Parrotia persica ‘Jodrell Bank’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

Oval serrated leaves are deep purple when young, maturing to

Small upright tree, with flaking, grey and fawn bark. Bronze-

rich green and then dark red and violet-red in autumn. Mature

red emerging leaves, green in summer, dark red and violet in

bark begins to peel and flake adding winter interest after leaf

autumn. Dainty red flowers followed by small, brown capsule

fall. (Netherlands, 2004)

fruits. (Manchester, UK)

Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’


Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’


Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Upright

A narrow upright shape, perfect for smaller spaces. Stunning

A small, upright tree with attractive, flaking bark and small red

leaves are purple in spring, green with purple edges in summer,

flowers on bare stems in late winter and early spring. Young

and shades of yellow, orange and red in autumn. Small red

foliage is red and bronze, turning green in summer, then red,

flowers in winter.

orange and purple in autumn.

Paulownia (Foxglove Tree) Paulownia tomentosa


Tree Shape: Bushy A rounded tree producing fragrant, light lilac-purple flowers in large panicles in spring. The large leaves emerge coated in fine hairs, starting light green, turning mid green and then golden brown in autumn. Flowers more profusely in the south. (China/ Japan)

Paulownia tomentosa

Photinia Photinia villosa maximowicziana Tree Shape: Bushy


Deciduous form with handsome veined leaves, and rich golden yellow autumn foliage which contrasts beautifully with red hawthorn like berries. Good for hedging. (West Japan, 1897)

Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ Tree Shape: Bushy


A dense medium-sized evergreen shrub of erect habit, with glossy, elliptic leaves. The new red, foliage and crimson stems contrast with the mature green foliage. Ideal for standards, topiary, hedges and trees. (New Zealand)

Photinia x fra ‘Red Robin’

Ornamental Trees


Physocarpus (Ninebark) Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’


Tree Shape: Bushy A stylish shrub or small tree with wonderful exfoliating bark once mature. Rich purple foliage, and pretty pink flushed white flowers on arching branches in early summer, followed by glossy red seed heads in autumn.

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Lady in Red' (‘Tuilad') PBR


Tree Shape: Bushy A medium sized deciduous shrub with large, attractive, lobed, ruby red leaves toning to a brown-bronze as the season

Physocarpus opu Diablo

progresses. Produces clusters of pink-white flowers in summer, followed by red autumn berries. (2000)

Picea (Spruce) Picea pungens ‘Erich Frahm’ Tree Shape: Conical One of the best blue spruce. Forms a regular pyramidal shape with deep blue leaves throughout the year. Cylindrical, female cones are borne during the year, green at first, later fading to a

Picea pun Erich Frahm

pale brown. (Germany)

Picea pungens ‘Iseli Fastigiate’

Picea smithiana ‘Aurea’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

(Blue Spruce) An upright, open, narrowly conical, slow-

(Indian/Himalayan Spruce) Syn: Sunray. A rare, slow growing,

growing, evergreen conifer with needle-like, silvery-blue

upright tree noted for the great length of its yellow needles.

leaves. Excellent for use as a vertical accent in smaller gardens.

Evergreen with elegant arching branches when older. (1990s)

(Oregon, USA, 1975)

Young malus trees on the nursery


Ornamental Trees

Pinus (Pine) 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. Mature trees produce attractive orange-brown flaking bark. (Japan 1890)

Pinus x holdfordiana Tree Shape: Bushy (Holdford Pine) A large fast growing tree with wide spreading branches, orange brown bark and silvery green needles. Similar to wallichiana but with wider banana shaped resin flecked cones. (Gloucestershire, UK, 1904)

Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ Tree Shape: Conical (Arolla Pine) An upright, slow growing, attractive, pyramidal tree with closely spaced, twisted, silvery blue green needles,

Pinus wallichiana

reaching 6m x 2.5m when mature. (New Jersey, USA, 1972)

Pinus mugo ‘Winter Sun’

Pinus nigra ‘Bright Eyes’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

(Mountain Pine) A dwarf selection forming a rounded bush,

(Black Pine) A compact, very small tree or conical bush with

with fairly long green needles in summer and soft buttery

pale green needles and interesting white winter buds. An

yellow in winter. All Pinus muga are suitable for small gardens.

extremely hardy variety found as a witches broom on Horsell

(Australia, 1980s)

Common, Surrey, 1979.

Pinus nigra ‘Obelisk’

Pinus radiata ‘Aurea’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Upright

(Black Pine) Small, narrow, upright, fast growing evergreen tree

Conical shape when young, eventually forming a large, broad

with long dark green needles and elongate, egg shaped fruit

topped tree, with striking golden yellow foliage especially in the

cones are light grey-brown to grey-yellow.

winter. Brown cones are produced in clusters on mature trees. (New Zealand, 1910)

Pinus strobus ‘Minima’

Pinus strobus ‘Tiny Kurls’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

(Eastern White Pine) A rounded very slow growing, evergreen,

A dwarf evergreen shrub forming a compact, conical shape with

bushy plant with very narrow branchlets and short dark green

straight trunk and branches. The gracefully twisted needles are

needles with a silvery sheen, borne in bundles making them soft

mid-green with a silver stripe. (USA, 2000s)

to the touch.

Pinus sylvestris

Pinus sylvestris ‘Chantry Blue’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

(Scots Pine) A large evergreen tree and one of only three native

(Scots Pine) A slow growing, upright, conical to irregular,

conifers. The orange scaly bark develops fissures and plates

evergreen tree with twisted, bluish green needle like leaves.

with age. Twisted grey green needle like foliage and mature

Oval, green female cones ripen to grey or red-brown. (Surrey,

grey brown cones.

UK, 1972)

Ornamental Trees


Pinus sylvestris ‘Gold Medal’

Pinus sylvestris ‘Westonbirt’

Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Conical

(Scots Pine) A small slow growing, conical, tree. Rich gold

(Scots Pine) A small and irregularly upright plant with thick,

needles in the winter months, and paler green-yellow in

needle-like, blue-green leaves. Oval to conical, green female

summer. Suitable for large rockeries or mixed borders. (UK,

cones ripen to grey or reddish-brown and may persist on the


tree for years. (Gloucestershire, UK, 1985)

Pinus thunbergii ‘Banshosho’

Pinus wallichiana

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Conical

(Japanese Black Pine) Very small, irregular and slow growing

(Bhutan Pine) An elegant large tree with graceful blue-green

plant. New growth resemble pipes in early summer. Branches

foliage forming a broad head with age. The trunk is smooth and

are upright bearing small, light green needles and lots of small

dark grey at first, later flaking off in plates. Small cones are

side shoots and buds.

produced in November. (1823)

Populus (Poplar) Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Tree Shape: Standard An attractive, upright tree with eye-catching dark purple heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are supported on dark red stems speckled in beige. Red male or green female catkins are produced by mature trees in early spring.

Populus nigra ‘Hanging Tree’ Tree Shape: Standard A large tree with a broad, dense canopy of green heart-shaped leaves with a subtle balsam fragrance. Foliage turns golden yellow in autumn. Male flowers form as red catkins. A good tree for absorbing pollution particles.

Populus del Purple Tower

Prunus (Flowering Cherries & Plums) Prunus ‘Accolade’


Tree Shape: Spreading A graceful tree of spreading habit bearing masses of pendulous, semi-double, light pink flowers in April. The mid green leaves turn orange-red in autumn, an outstanding tree for all gardens. (UK, 1952)

Prunus ‘Amanogawa’


Tree Shape: Upright (The Flagpole Cherry) A distinctive columnar tree with erect branches. The oval leaves are green-bronze when young, later dark green, then red-gold in autumn. Fragrant, semi-double,

Prunus Beni-yutaka

light pink flowers in late April.


Ornamental Trees

Prunus Chocolate Ice

Prunus ‘Asano’


Prunus avium


Tree Shape: Conical

Tree Shape: Standard

Graceful, upright, columnar tree with small abundant deep pink

(Wild Cherry, ‘Gean’ or ‘Mazzard’) A medium-large tree with

blossoms, packed with up to 100 petals in mid to late spring.

smooth, grey bark, turning mahogany-red, peeling and deeply

Leaves are bronze when they emerge, maturing to dark green in

fissured with age. Single white, cup shaped flowers in late April

summer. (1929)

and good autumn colour. (Europe/ Asia)

Prunus avium ‘Plena’


Prunus ‘Beni-yutaka’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: ‘Multiplex/double ‘Gean’) An upright, spreading tree with

An umbrella-shaped, tree producing semi-double, disc-shaped

big, double white flowers drooping in clusters in April-May.

flowers in a sugar pink colour with a distinctive dark central eye

Leaves are bronze when young, turning dark green then yellow

in mid-late April. The green foliage turns rich red-crimson in

and crimson in autumn. (18th Century)


Prunus ‘Blushing Bride’


Prunus x ‘Catherine’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: P. ‘Shogetsu/Longipes’) A graceful tree with a spreading

(Japanese Flowering Cherry) An unusual early flowering,

habit producing large semi double flowers, pink tinted in bud

small tree producing large single white blossoms as early as

opening to pure white. The mid-green summer foliage turns

December. Foliage turns an intense orange-red in the autumn.

orange to red in the autumn.


Prunus campanulata ‘Felix Jury’

Prunus ‘Candy Floss’

Tree Shape: Standard



Tree Shape: Bushy

(Formosan Cherry) An upright, spreading early flowering tree

(Syn: P. ‘Matsumae-beni murasaki’) The very large, double,

producing deep pink flowers with contrasting golden yellow

deep pink flowers in May have fringed petals which age to the

stamens. The green oval shaped leaves turn yellow-orange in

texture of crushed velvet. Coppery bronze young leaves make a

autumn. A slightly hardier selection.

lovely contrast to the flowers.

Ornamental Trees


Prunus Okame


Ornamental Trees

Prunus cerasifera ‘Crimson Pointe’® Tree Shape: Upright

Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ 4

Tree Shape: Standard


A neat slim line version of Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’. A narrow

A neat round-headed tree producing myriads of small pale

columnar tree, making it ideal for smaller gardens. The vibrant

pink flowers in late February and early March. The leaves are

purple leaves contrast beautifully with the white flowers in

small and very dark purple, turning a brighter red in the autumn

early spring. (USA, 1980s)

before falling. (1916)

Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’


Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’ 3

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn: ‘Matsumae-fuki) Stunning tree with an upright habit

A dainty, upright, erect tree with an elegant habit and bronze-

when young, spreading as it ages. Large, flowers open blush

tinted young leaves, green in summer, red orange and yellow in

white against the fresh, red tinted, chocolate brown foliage.

autumn before falling. Produces pretty, deep pink single flowers

Leaves turn dark green as summer progresses.

in mid-spring. (1979)

Prunus ‘Daikoku’


Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Spreading

A small tree with strong ascending branches. Large, double,

(Syn: ‘Shizuka’) A vigorous grower with a spreading, slightly

lilac-pink flowers with small green carpels. Pale yellowish-

ascending habit. White, semi-double, fragrant flowers in May

green leaves with a bronze flush, mature to dark green then

turning pinkish as they age. Foliage develops from bronze,

orange and red tints in autumn. (1899)

turning mid-green, then orange in autumn. (1960s)

Prunus ‘Frilly Frock’™


Prunus ‘Fugenzo’


Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Spreading

A magical little weeping tree with outstanding features. Profuse

(Syn: Shirofugen) A majestic wide spreading tree producing

early spring flowering, attractive sharp variegation to the

large, double, white, fragrant flowers and contrasting copper

summer leaves and striking multi-toned autumn tints. Ideal for

coloured leaves. The flowers fade to a subtle shade of pink. The

small gardens. (Worcestershire, 2011)

latest of all the cherries to flower.

Prunus ‘Gyoiko’


Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

A strong growing tree with ascending branches. Creamy white

A small graceful tree. Its light branch structure is covered with

semi double flowers with green and pink shades emerging in

unique semi-double blush white flowers in early spring. Dark

late April. Young leaves are reddish brown, turning deep green

green pointed foliage emerges coppery-bronze in spring, then

then orange and scarlet in autumn. (1914)

orange and red in the autumn. (USA)

Prunus himalaica


Prunus ‘Hokusai’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Himalayan Cherry) A deciduous small tree of columnar habit

A vigorous, wide spreading tree with young bronze foliage,

with glossy coppery-purple trunk and peeling bark. White to

maturing to bright green, flame orange-red in autumn. The

pale pink flowers in mid-late spring, followed by bright green

branches are hidden in spring by the large clusters of semi-

foliage, turning pale yellow in autumn.

double, pale pink, very fragrant flowers.

Prunus ‘Horinji’


Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ 4

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Spreading

A small tree with stiffly ascending branches bearing long,

(Syn; 'Pink Champagne') A vigorous, upright spreading tree

narrow, green leaves turning yellow in autumn. Flowers are

with ascending branches and double shell pink flowers with

semi-double, mauve-pink in bud opening soft pink, contrasting

a frilled appearance on long flower stalks. Light bronze green

with the purplish-brown calyces. (1935)

young foliage turns orange-red in autumn.

Ornamental Trees


Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’ Tree Shape: Contorted

Prunus incisa ‘Mikinori’ 4


Tree Shape: Bushy

A small, slow growing shrub with attractive ‘zig-zag’ shoots

A small tree or large shrub which displays a beautiful show

and pendulous, blush white flowers in April. The serrated

of delicate pink buds opening to pure white flowers in March.

foliage has bronze tints when young, turning vivid orange in the

Finely toothed leaves develop from mid-green to orange and

autumn. An ideal patio plant.

red in the autumn.

Prunus incisa ‘Oshidori’ Princesse

Prunus incisa ‘Pendula’

Tree Shape: Bushy


Tree Shape: Weeping


One of the best dwarf Fuji cherries displaying profuse double

(Weeping Fuji Cherry) A very graceful, small weeping tree. The

blush-white flowers with a delicate pink centre in March. The

delicate, single, white flowers densely festoon the branches.

leaves are narrow with serrated edges that display rich autumn

Mid-green foliage in summer and a vivid display of autumn


foliage colour.

Prunus incisa ‘Praecox’

Prunus incisa ‘Yamadei’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Spreading

A small tree or large shrub. A fine winter flowering form

Small, umbrella shaped tree with single white, bell-shaped

with white flowers which are pale pink in bud. The green,

flowers opening from green buds. Green leaves are deeply

strongly toothed, ovate leaves turn red and orange in autumn.

serrated turning orange-yellow in autumn. Small, deep red

(Winchester, UK)

fruits sometimes appear. (Japan, 1916)

Prunus ‘Jacqueline’

Prunus ‘Kanzan’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

An elegant small tree that produces abundant, large, vibrant,

A showy variety, with densely double, glowing purple/pink

soft pink, single flowers. The leaves are dark green in summer

flowers in late April. The spring foliage is coppery red turning

with vivid red or orange autumn colours before falling.

green and then orange in autumn. A strong growing tree, with


an upright, spreading habit. (1913)

Prunus Blushing Bride


Ornamental Trees

Prunus ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’ Tree Shape: Weeping


A very popular small weeping tree with arching branches bearing densely clustered, double pink flowers in spring. Lanceshaped leaves are pale green and slightly bronzed at first. (19th Century)

Prunus ‘Kursar’


Tree Shape: Standard A beautiful small tree of spreading habit. Masses of deep pink single flowers in early March, very popular with bees. The ovate leaves are coppery when young, followed by rich autumn Prunus serrula

colours of red and gold. (UK)

Prunus litigiosa


Prunus ‘Little Pink Perfection’ 5

Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Bushy

(The Tassel Cherry) A most unusual upright tree producing

A bushy, very small tree producing deep pink-red buds in late

clusters of small white or pink tinged flowers in April. Flowers

spring, opening to double pink blooms hanging in large clusters.

have conspicuous protruding anthers, hence the reference to

Leaves turn a polished mid-green, before developing shades of

tassels. (China)

red and orange in the autumn. (Bristol, 1990s)

Prunus lusitanica


Prunus ‘Mikurama-gaeshi’


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

A dense and spreading tree with oval, rich green leaves with

A small tree with long ascending, short spurred branches

reddish petioles. Small white hawthorn scented flowers are

densely packed with single blush pink flowers. Young leaves are

carried in long slender racemes. An ideal patio plant for shaping

bronze green, deep green in the summer, then reddish copper

and trimming. (Portugal)

with yellow markings in the autumn. (UK)

Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’

Prunus ‘Okame’

Tree Shape: Bushy



Tree Shape: Bushy

(Japanese Apricot) A small tree producing deep pink, highly-

A round-headed small tree with ovate leaves turning orange

scented flowers in February fading to paler pink with age,

and red in autumn. Small, deep shell pink flowers in mid-

occasionally followed by edible but bitter, yellow fruits. Mid-

March, often followed by small dark cherries - not palatable for

green, glossy foliage boasts apricot-orange tints in autumn.

humans, but useful for birds. (UK, 1947)

Prunus padus ‘Le Thoureil’

Prunus ‘Pandora’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Bird Cherry) Vigorous, upright, small deciduous tree, with

A good, small, all season tree for any garden. Compact in habit

mid-green leaves turning yellow and bronze in autumn. White

with ascending branches clothed in pale, shell pink flowers in

flowers are borne in dense racemes in late spring, followed by

late March. Bronze-red leaves in the spring with tints of purple-

glossy, pea-like, black fruit. (1998)

red in the autumn. (UK, 1939)

Prunus pendula ‘Ascendens Rosea’

Prunus pendula ‘Pendula Rubra’

Tree Shape: Upright


Tree Shape: Weeping


A lovely slender, semi erect, vase shaped tree. Small, shell pink,

A small, deciduous tree with a weeping habit. Mid-green ovate

single flowers open in mid-spring from red buds, before the

foliage turns fiery shades of orange and red in the autumn

leaves emerge. A long lived ornamental Cherry.

before falling. The single flowers are a deep, rose pink emerging from darker pink buds.

Ornamental Trees


Prunus Felix Jury

Prunus pendula ‘Stellata'

Prunus ‘Pink Parasol’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Spreading

A beautiful, little tree with clear pink, star shaped flowers

(Syn: P. ‘Matsumae-hanagasa’) Heavy clusters of large pale

produced in crowded clusters on graceful branches. The leaves

pink flowers with densely packed petals. Leaves are initially

are mid-green in colour with yellow and orange autumn tints.

dark copper bronze, becoming green over the summer, then


yellow in autumn.

Prunus ‘Pink Perfection’

Prunus ‘Pink Shell’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

A small vase shaped tree with oval leaves, bronze when young,

An elegant, spreading, small tree with ovate, tapered, toothed,

turning orange-red in autumn. Exotic, long lasting, double, rose

dark green leaves turning orange in autumn. An abundance

pink flowers persist for several weeks from early May. (UK, 1935)

of cup-shaped, shell pink blossoms appear on the drooping branches in spring.

Prunus ‘Powder Puff’

Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Syn; P. Kobuku-zakura) An upright to spreading, deciduous

A vase shaped garden tree, impressive for its contrasting rich

tree producing unusual, lovely densely double white carnation

burgundy leaves and deep rose pink double flowers. The leaves

type flowers in late March. The serrated green foliage turns

also turn a spectacular scarlet red in autumn. (USA)

shades of yellow to red in autumn for further interest.

Prunus ‘Royal Flame’® (Mieke) Tree Shape: Conical


Prunus rufa 4


Tree Shape: Bushy

An upright tree with a pyramidal, uniformly branched crown,

(The Himalayan Cherry) A small, round-headed tree with

completely covered in small, fragrant, pure white flowers in

peeling red-brown, amber bark, and rusty hairy young shoots.

spring. Foliage emerges bronze, green in summer, then fiery

Clusters of pale pink flowers with the green leaves in late

orange, reds and yellows in autumn.

spring, followed by dark red, oval fruit.

Ornamental Trees

Prunus sargentii


Prunus serrula


Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Standard

(Sargent Cherry) A round-headed, broad spreading habit, with

(Tibetan Cherry) Small, vigorous and upright in its early years,

bronze oval leaves when young, brilliant red and maroon in the

spreading with age, with glistening mahogany peeling bark.

autumn. Contrasting with the young foliage, large, single pink

Narrow, willow like green leaves, turn yellow in autumn. Small,

flowers appear in late March.

dainty white flowers in April. (W China)

Prunus serrula ‘Branklyn’


Prunus ‘Shirotae’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Spreading

A small, vase-shaped tree grown for its polished, red-brown,

(Syn: Mount Fuji) A classic Japanese cherry, with horizontal to

mahogany, peeling bark. The green, narrow leaves turn orange

slightly pendulous branches. Very large single or semi-double,

yellow in the autumn. Small white flowers appear in April/May.

fragrant, white flowers contrast with the dark almost black bark. (Japan)

Prunus ‘Shosar’


Prunus ‘Snow Goose’


Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Upright

A strong growing, upright, fastigiate tree with bright green

A narrow, upright small tree of considerable merit. Lovely,

leaves turning red and orange in autumn. Clear pink, single

large, soft, single, white flowers with long tassel stamens in

flowers with a dark eye, bloom in mid-spring. Bred by

early April. In autumn, the green leaves turn rich shades of

Collingwood ‘Cherry’ Ingram.

marmalade and crimson amber.

Prunus ‘Snow Showers’

Prunus ‘Spire’



Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Upright

(Syn: Prunus ‘Hillings Weeping’) A small, neat, steeply weeping

A small deciduous tree with a compact, upright habit. Young

tree with mid-green foliage, turning shades of orange, yellow

bronze leaves, later green, then autumn colours of red and

and red in autumn. Dense single white flowers cover the

gold. Single, light pink flowers open from dark pink buds from

branches in late March.

early April. (UK, 1920s)

Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’

Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’

Tree Shape: Bushy


Tree Shape: Bushy


(The Autumn Cherry) Small, spreading tree with ovate leaves

(Pink Autumn Cherry) Semi-double blush flowers appear late

turning yellow and orange in autumn. The semi-double white

autumn, flowering for most of winter. Ovate leaves turn yellow

flowers appear from November to March, followed by small

and orange in autumn. One of the best winter flowering trees.

fruit, popular with birds. (1901)

Prunus x subhirtella Pendula ‘Plena Rosea’ Tree Shape: Weeping


Prunus ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Tree Shape: Standard


A weeping shrub or small tree with oval, toothed, dark green

A narrow, conical tree with coppery young foliage becoming

leaves turning a beautiful yellow or red in autumn. Small, single

green, then yellow-orange in autumn. The single flowers are

flowers open pale pink from deep rosy-pink buds in March-

blush white, containing a distinctive pink centre, opening in

April. (1928)

mid-spring. (Belgium, 1980s)

Prunus ‘Tai-haku’


Prunus ‘Taoyame’


Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Great White Cherry) A medium tree with a broad spreading

A beautiful, floriferous, small tree with an elegant spreading

crown, mid-green leaves in summer, then yellow and orange in

habit ideal for small gardens. Semi-double, honey scented,

autumn. Large, single, ice white flowers contrast well with the

shell pink flowers have contrasting purple calyces, opening

young copper foliage. (1932)

from pink buds in mid-spring.

Ornamental Trees


Prunus ‘The Bride’

Prunus ‘Tiltstone Hellfire’



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Standard

A large shrub or small tree displaying very large single white

A small flowering cherry tree which grows with a classic upright

flowers with distinctive, red anthers. New foliage emerges

vase shape. Pretty, soft pink, single flowers are produced in

bronze-green, turns fresh green in summer, then orange, red

spring. Glossy, dark metallic green leaves turn deep red and

and purple in autumn. (Belgium)

purple in the autumn.

Prunus ‘Trailblazer’

Prunus ‘Ukon’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A compact, rounded to spreading, tree with purple-bronze

A vigorous, rounded medium size tree with a rather spreading

leaves. Pink buds open to white flowers in spring usually

crown, bronze young foliage, green in summer, then red-brown

followed by large, purple skinned cherry plums. Leave fruit to

autumn colour. Very unusual semi-double, pale yellow or

ripen well on the tree before eating. (USA)

sulphur flowers in spring. (1905)

Prunus ‘Weeping Yoshino’

Prunus x yedoensis



Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Syn: P. x yedoensis ‘Shidare Yoshino’) A small tree with steeply

(Yoshino Cherry/Somei-yoshino) Graceful tree with upright,

pendent branches weeping to the ground. Covered with dense

spreading branches bearing single, almond scented, blush

clouds of single white flowers in early spring before the dark

white flowers in late March, followed by small fruits. Green

green leaves emerge. (1916)

foliage turns yellow in autumn. (Japan)

Pyrus (Pear) Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ Tree Shape: Upright


A classic street tree with narrow pyramidal habit. White flowers and glossy leaves turning purple and claret in autumn. The leaves stay on late and the flower is early so a good value tree

Pyrus cal Chanticleer

for all seasons. (Ohio, USA, 1950s)

Pyrus elaeagnifolia ‘Silver Sails’ Tree Shape: Standard

Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’ 3

Tree Shape: Weeping


An upright to spreading tree with long, cupped, felted, silvery-

(Weeping Willow Leaved Pear) Elegant, small tree of weeping

green leaves. White flowers with red anthers in March, followed

habit. Silver willow-like leaves turn bronzed green in autumn.

by small, glossy, yellow-green, fruit in autumn. (Europe)

Small creamy-white flowers in April, followed by small brown/ green ornamental fruits.

Prunus Ukon


Ornamental Trees

Quercus (Oak) Quercus ilex Tree Shape: Standard (Evergreen/Holme Oak) A versatile evergreen eventually becoming dome-shaped. Dark grey bark and narrow oval leaves, dark green above, silver grey and hairy underneath. Yellow catkins in June followed by acorns.

Quercus palutris ‘Green Pillar' (‘Pringreen') Tree Shape: Upright A deciduous, narrowly columnar tree, with dense, upright branches. Deeply lobed, glossy green leaves in summer, turn deep red to bronze in autumn. The slim shapes makes this ideal

Quercus robur

for smaller gardens. (USA, 1990s)

Quercus petraea

Quercus Pondaim

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Sessile Oak) A large tree forming a rounded crown. Leathery,

The Pondaim group is made up of Q. pontica x Q. dentata).

dark green, lobed, long leaves which turn good orange-brown

Small, rugged trees. Large, oval, glossy and toothed leaves

colours in autumn. Small yellow catkins are eventually followed

which have grey underneath. Good autumn colour. Acorns.

by stalkless acorns.

Several different forms make up this group.

Quercus robur

Quercus rubra

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(English/Pedunculate Oak) Long lived, broad, dome-headed

(Red Oak) A fast-growing large deciduous tree with an open,

tree. The lobed leaves are dark green above, paler underneath,

spreading crown and smooth silver-grey bark. The large, deep

turning orange or rusty brown in autumn. Acorns are produced

green leaves turn orange and stunning crimson-brown before

in abundance.

dropping in the winter. (USA)

Quercus texana ‘New Madrid’


Quercus x warei ‘Regal Prince’

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

New leaves emerge deep burgundy-red in spring, turning dark

(Syn: ‘Long’) A strong and fast growing narrow headed hybrid

green, then red and orange in autumn. Small male and female

with glossy green foliage, turning amber-yellow in autumn. The

catkins appear in March, followed by acorns in late summer to

mature grey-green bark forms small rectangular grooves. Very

early autumn. (USA)

hardy and impressive.

Rhamnus (Buckthorn) Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’


Tree Shape: Upright A columnar, slow-growing, shrub with fern-like, mid-green leaves turning buttery-yellow in autumn. Small greenishyellow flowers attract pollinators from May to June, before developing into small black fruit, loved by birds.

Ornamental Trees

Rhamnus fra Fine Line


Robinia (False Acacia) Robinia x margaretta ‘Pink Cascade’ Tree Shape: Bushy


(Syn: R. x margaretta ‘Casque Rouge’) A very profuse, rich pink flowering form of the false acacia tree. The fragrant flowers hang in racemes in June. Dark green pinnate leaves turn yellow in autumn. (USA)

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’


Tree Shape: Bushy Renowned for its bright golden pinnate leaves throughout summer. Young twigs are bright brown with wine-red thorns, later turning brown. Pendent clusters of small fragrant pea-like white flowers in mid-summer. (Netherlands, 1935)

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Lace Lady’® Twisty Babe


Tree Shape: Contorted A dwarf Robinia ideal for patio pots. Attractive twisted branches hold the delicately curled leaves. Young foliage emerges limegreen becoming darker with age, then yellow in autumn. Robinia Lace Lady

Salix (Willow) Salix alba ‘Golden Ness’ Tree Shape: Bushy A vigorous, deciduous tree with burnished gold branches in winter. One of the more striking of the yellow stemmed willows, ideal for coppicing. Narrowly lance-shaped, mid-green leaves, and yellow catkins bloom in spring.


Salix alba Golden Ness

Salix alba ‘Hutchinsons Yellow’

Salix alba ‘Tristis’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Weeping

A selected clone with bright ‘egg yolk’ yellow stems, making this perfect for winter interest in any garden. Prune back hard each April to encourage the best stem colour.

(Salix x sepulcratis var. chrysocoma/Golden Weeping Willow) Fast growing with weeping, golden yellow shoots. Small yellow catkins appear in the spring with the narrow, lance shaped leaves.

Salix alba vitellina ‘Britzensis’

Salix alba vitellina ‘Yelverton’

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

(Syn: Salix alba ‘Chermesina’/Scarlet Willow) A vigorous, medium-sized, deciduous tree of compact habit with scarletorange winter stems. Small, yellow catkins in spring alongside new mid-green, narrow foliage.

A deciduous tree, often grown as a shrub, with rich bronze-red stem colour making this form particularly rewarding during winter months. Narrow mid-green leaves are joined by fairly small catkins in late spring.

Ornamental Trees

Salix caprea ‘Pendula’

Salix erythroflexuosa ‘Golden Curls’

Tree Shape: Weeping

Tree Shape: Contorted

(Kilmarnock Weeping Willow) A small, steeply weeping, umbrella-like tree with heavily pendulous branches. Large grey catkins with yellow anthers open before the mid-green ovate leaves in spring. (Scotland, 1850s)

A charming pendulous, small tree or large shrub with bright green, lance shaped leaves. The curling and twisted stems are golden yellow in winter and spring, maturing to bronze-gold in summer. (Argentina)

Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’

Salix irrorata

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

Dwarf, weeping Japanese Willow with narrow, lance shaped, creamy-pink and green, variegated foliage. Yellow catkins are borne in spring and the stems turn orange-red in autumn. (Japan, 1979)

A bushy, upright, deciduous shrub with young green shoots, turning purple as they age with a striking white bloom. Narrow oblong, glossy green leaves, and grey catkins with red anthers emerge in early spring.

Sambucus (Elder) Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Black Beauty’® (Gerda)


Tree Shape: Bushy An upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with dark burgundy, pinnate leaves. Sweet, lemon scented blooms carried in dense panicles in early summer, followed by glossy black elderberries. (Kent, UK)

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Black Lace’® (Eva)


Sambucus nig Black Beauty

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Black Tower’® (Eiffel)


Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Upright

A hardy, deciduous shrub with finely cut, dark burgundy, almost black leaves turning red in autumn. Pretty clusters of tiny pink, scented flowers form at the start of summer, followed by very deep red elderberries. (Kent, UK)

An upright, columnar shrub or small tree. Toothed foliage opens green, turning dark purple in a sunny position. Scented, pale pink flowers with large red anthers in late spring, followed by purple-black berries.

Woven Willow

Ornamental Trees


Sequoiadendron (Giant Redwood) Sequoiadendron giganteum Tree Shape: Conical (The Wellingtonia) An evergreen conifer with a rounded dense conical crown. The brown-red bark is deeply furrowed with a spongy feel and flaky look to it. Blue-green, awl shaped leaves, and male and female cones.

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Sophora ( Japanese Pagoda Tree) Sophora japonica ‘Gold Standard’ Tree Shape: Bushy


Golden yellow stems contrast against the dark green main stem giving winter interest. Foliage emerges rich butter yellow before tuning yellow-green. Creamy-white pea like flowers on mature trees.

Sophora jap Gold Standard

Sorbaronia Sorbaronia ‘Likjormaja’ Liquorice Tree Shape: Standard


A hybrid between Sorbus aucuparia and Aronia. Forms a small slender tree with lobed leaves turning wonderful autumn colours. Pinkish white flowers emerge in spring followed by red berries in autumn.

Sorbaronia Likjormaja

Field production


Ornamental Trees

Sorbus (Rowan & Whitebeam) Sorbus alnifolia ‘Red Bird’


Tree Shape: Standard An upright, columnar, deciduous tree with a full crown of attractive, green oval leaves which turn a rich scarlet in autumn. Dense clusters of white flowers in May are followed by small, red berries.

Sorbus ‘Amber Light’


Tree Shape: Standard An upright to spreading, deciduous tree with bluish green leaves turning orange and red in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in mid-late spring followed by orange/golden fruit, keeping their colour deep into winter.

Sorbus aria ‘Lutescens’ Tree Shape: Spreading


(Whitebeam) Young silvery leaves appear as candles turning grey-green in summer, then russet and gold in autumn. Clusters of creamy white flowers in spring, followed by bright orange-red fruit in autumn.

Sorbus arranensis


Tree Shape: Standard A very rare, large shrub or small upright tree. Ovate leaves are deeply lobed, green above, grey and downy beneath. White, delicate flowers in spring followed by round-long berries in the autumn. (Arran, Scotland)

Sorbus aucuparia


Sorbus Autumn Spire

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Aspleniifolia’ 5

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Mountain Ash) Lance-shaped leaves, dark green above, bluegreen beneath turning yellow through to orange in autumn. Flat clusters of white flowers in late spring, followed by large bunches of bright red fruit.

A medium sized tree forming a broadly pyramidal shaped crown. Attractive feathered foliage is mid-green, turning orange and red in autumn. Creamy white flowers in spring, followed by clusters of red berries.

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Beissneri’

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Cardinal Royal’



Tree Shape: Upright

Tree Shape: Standard

Compact, upright, deciduous tree with reddish brown bark. Orange-copper stems bear green, fern like leaves turning yellow in autumn. Frothy, creamy white flowers are followed by heavy clusters of red berries.

(‘Michred’) A robust, healthy, upright tree. Summer foliage is mid-green, with a slight silver underside turning yellow and orange in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in spring give rise to bunches of small red berries. (USA)

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Croft Coral’

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Fingerprint’®

Tree Shape: Bushy


Rounded, neat tree with delicate, dark green leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of flowers in late spring followed by coral-orange fruits arriving at the end of summer. A good choice where space is limited.

Tree Shape: Upright


A highly compact, narrow tree with finely toothed leaves that turn shades of orange and yellow in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in spring followed by spherical, orange-red fruit. Disease resistant. (Belgium, 1990s)

Ornamental Trees


Sorbus Autumn Spire® (‘Flanrock’) Tree Shape: Upright

Sorbus bissetii ‘Pearls’ 5


Tree Shape: Bushy

A small, deciduous tree, upright when young, columnar in

A small spreading tree with elegant, fern-like foliage, green in

maturity. Pinnate, bright green leaves turn purple, red and

summer turning red and purple in autumn. Small white flowers

yellow in autumn. Yellow berries with reddish centres contrast

in spring, developing into clusters of rounded berries, changing

well with the autumn leaves.

from a pale pinkish purple to white.

Sorbus carmesina ‘Emberglow’

Sorbus cashmiriana



Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

The fruits of this distinctive tree remain red, deep into the winter

An excellent small tree of open and spreading habit. Leaves

instead of turning whitish as in most forms of this species.

are dark green above, grey green beneath, turning orange and

Handsome bluish-green leaves turn shades of red, orange and

yellow in autumn. Pink tinted, creamy white flowers in spring,

bronze in autumn. (Liverpool, UK)

followed by large white berries. (Kashmir)

Sorbus ‘Chinese Lace’

Sorbus commixta ‘Ravensbill’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

A very healthy, round-headed small tree with unusual deeply

Fern-like leaves turn yellow-orange in autumn. Clusters of

cut foliage. The lace like dark green leaves turn stunning shade

white flowers in spring followed by vivid orange berries in

of red and purple in autumn. Dark red fruits are abundant in

autumn. The most distinguishing feature are the long curved,

large bunches.

blue-black winter buds. (Korea)

Sorbus ‘Copper Kettle’

Sorbus discolor



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A compact, small, tree with heavy clusters of copper fruit,

A distinctive tree with an open crown. Pinnate dark green leaves

often persisting into winter. The leaves are deep green, reliably

turn yellow, orange and reddish-purple in autumn. Large,

turning vivid red and orange in autumn. Good for attracting

pink tinted white flowers in spring, followed by creamy yellow,

pollinators and wild birds.

tinged pink berries. (China, 1880s)

Sorbus ‘Eastern Promise’

Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Spreading

A small, upright, oval-headed, spreading tree with pinnate

An attractive spreading tree, with narrow light green leaves,

leaves that turn purple and orange-red in autumn. White

white beneath, turning amber, orange and red in autumn.

flowers in spring, followed by dense clusters of deep rose-pink

Clouds of small white flowers turn into dense clusters of tiny

berries in autumn. (Hampshire, UK, 1967)

orange to red berries. (Belgium, 2000s)

Sorbus ‘Ghose’

Sorbus ‘Glendoick Spire’™



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Upright

A small tree of upright habit with large, sharply serrated,

A lovely upright tree with fern-like, dark green leaves, turning

slightly bluish-green leaves, turning gold and red in autumn.

orange and red in autumn. Produces creamy white flowers in

Creamy-white flowers in spring are followed by large bunches

spring followed by bright pink berries that are great for the birds.

of small rose-red fruits.

Sorbus ‘Glendoick White Baby’™ Tree Shape: Bushy


Sorbus gonggashanica ‘Snow Balls’ 5

Tree Shape: Standard


Forms a bushy, small, deciduous tree with fine narrow pinnate

A small, bushy tree of neat habit. The dark green leaves turn a

leaves, turning rich burgundy in autumn. Heads of creamy white

fiery red in autumn. Impressive white berries flushed with pink

flowers in spring, followed by persistent large white almost

veins contrast well with the autumn foliage and remain long

translucent berries. (Scotland)

after the leaves fall. (China, 1981)

Ornamental Trees

Sorbus Wisley Gold

Ornamental Trees


Sorbus hedlundii


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Conical

Handsome whitebeam having large silvery-white leaves with

A compact, upright tree of columnar habit with heavily veined

pronounced, rust coloured midribs and veins. Clusters of white

grey-green leaves that appear to weep and twist revealing their

flowers produced in early summer, followed by russet brown

white undersides. Clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by

fruitlets. (E Himalaya)

small brown fruits in autumn.

Sorbus hupehensis

Sorbus hupehensis ‘Pink Pagoda’



Tree Shape: Spreading

Tree Shape: Spreading

(Hupeh Rowan) A medium deciduous tree forming a compact

An outstanding form with blue-green, large, pinnate compound

crown, with blue-green, pinnate leaves turning vivid red and

leaves, red twigs and petioles, and white flower clusters in

orange in autumn. Large clusters of white berries start out pink

spring. The persistent fruit is vivid pink slowly turning white by

before turning white. (China)


Sorbus hybrida L. ‘Gibbsii’

Sorbus japonica



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a rounded crown, bearing

An attractive, naturally upright, rare tree with large oval leaves

dark green, lobed foliage with greyish-white hairs on the

and young shoots beneath, covered in white downy film. It

underside. Clusters of fluffy white flowers in spring followed by

produces red fruits with brown speckles and good autumn tints.

large, round, scarlet fruits.


Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’

Sorbus ‘Leonard Messel’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

An outstanding tree with an upright compact shape renowned

A small, oval-shaped tree with upright branches. Red winter

for its clusters of persistent, round, creamy yellow fruit,

buds and large leaves turn orange, gold and purple in autumn.

becoming orange-yellow as they ripen. Leaves turn red, orange

Clusters of pink hanging fruit follow the white flowers in late

and purple in the autumn. (China, 1932)

spring and early summer. (1949)

Sorbus ‘Matthew Ridley’

Sorbus ‘Pink Pearl’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

A strong, upright growing Mountain Ash with delicate lobed

A small upright growing tree with pinnate, sharply toothed

dark green leaves that turn lovely autumnal shades. Large

leaves that turn purple/bronze in the autumn. Clusters of

bunches of oblong, orange-red berries in autumn, reminiscent

heavily flushed and pink flecked white fruits in late summer-

of sargentiana. (UK)

autumn. (UK, 1958)

Sorbus ‘Pink-Ness’

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

A broadly conical, deciduous tree with pinnate matt green

A small tree similar to Sorbus vilmorinii. The leaves are pinnate

leaves, turning orange and red in autumn. Clusters of white

and almost fern like, green at first, turning to orange and red in

flowers in late spring are followed by unusual mauve pink fruits.

the autumn. White blooms in late spring are followed by deep


rose-red berries.

Sorbus ‘Rose Queen’


Sorbus hemsleyi ‘John Bond’



Sorbus rosea ‘Rosiness’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

(S. com Embley x S. monbeigii) Small, upright tree with dark

A small tree of open habit with reddish bark and silvery

green, pinnate serrated leaves, turning orange and purple in

markings. Dark green, pinnate leaves turn red in autumn.

autumn. Large clusters of bright rose-red berries follow the

Amongst the largest berries of any of the pink berry rowans,

white spring flowers. (Hilliers, UK, 1963)

changing colour from pale to deeper pink.

Ornamental Trees

Sorbus sargentiana


Sorbus scalaris


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Bushy

Large pinnate leaves and sticky winter buds. The large red

A small tree with a neat spreading habit. Frond-like, rich green

stalked leaves are downy underneath. Creamy white flowers in

leaves in summer turn purple-red in late autumn. White flowers

May-June, followed by bunches of orangey red berries, popular

are held in bunches in May-June followed by orange/red berries.

with the birds. (China)


Sorbus Splendens


Sorbus ‘Sunshine’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

The striking, young, red leaves emerge from large sticky leaf

A small, erect tree with dark, glossy green leaves turning red

buds in the spring, fading to bronze-green, then flame colours

and orange in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in late May,

in autumn. Clusters of white flowers are followed by red berries

followed by dense fruitlets, turning from white to golden yellow

in the autumn. (China, 1995)

through autumn. (Hillier, UK, 1968)

Sorbus thibetica ‘John Mitchell’

Sorbus torminalis

Tree Shape: Standard



Tree Shape: Spreading

A compact tree with broadly rounded leaves, white when

Broad, pinnately lobed green leaves turn reddish-brown in

young, later glossy green, then yellow and bronze in autumn.

autumn. Cream flowers are followed by small brown fruits.

In spring, it bears clusters of creamy white flowers, followed by

Rough young bark crackles and flakes off in rectangular scales

reddish brown berries. (China)

as the tree matures.

Sorbus ulleungensis ‘Olympic Flame’™

Sorbus vilmorinii

Tree Shape: Standard


Tree Shape: Bushy


Young copper green, highly feathered leaves become green

A small, spreading tree with dark green fern-like leaves turning

in summer, then a fiery mix of bronze, orange and scarlet.

orange and purple in autumn. Small creamy-white flowers in

Creamy-white flowers in late spring develop into clusters of

spring are followed by rose pink berries, which slowly turn to

shiny orange-red berries.

white. (W China, 1889)

Sorbus Amber Light

Ornamental Trees


Sorbus Joseph Rock

Sorbus vilmorinii ‘Pink Charm’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Sorbus wardii 5


Tree Shape: Standard

A superior selection of S. vilmorinii making a small, tree with

(Tibetan Whitebeam) A rare deciduous, columnar, tree with

arching branches, and feathery, compound, green leaves,

silvery young leaves maturing to green with sparsely hairy

gold in autumn. Creamy-white flowers in late spring-summer

undersides. White clusters of flowers in early summer followed

followed by vibrant pink berries.

by amber berries in autumn.

Sorbus ‘Wilfred Fox’


Sorbus ‘Wisley Gold’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Deciduous, oval headed tree with densely packed ascending

A strong growing tree with pinnate, toothed, dark green leaves,

branches. Elliptical, leathery leaves are glossy green above,

turning reddish-purple to orange-red in autumn. Clusters

silvery grey beneath. Frothy spring flowers followed by green

of white flowers in late spring followed by heavy bunches of

fruits which turn yellow/orange.

golden fruit. (UK)

Styrax (Snowball) Styrax japonicus ‘June Snow’


Tree Shape: Bushy A narrowly columnar variety with strictly upright branches. Produces a profusion of small, snow white, sweetly scented flowers in June, over a long period. Glossy, green leaves turn

Styrax jap June Snow

yellow in autumn.

Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’



Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Snowbell’ 6

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A slightly weeping small tree with glossy green oval leaves

Round to broadly spreading small, slow growing tree. Clusters

turning yellow or red in autumn. Small, pendulous clusters of

of sweet scented pink, bell shaped flowers hang in masses in

bell-shaped, mildly fragrant, pale pink, flowers with yellow

early to mid-summer. The glossy dark green leaves turn yellow

stamens in May-June. (Japan, 1970s)

and red in autumn.

Ornamental Trees

Syringa (Lilac) Syringa pekinensis ‘Beijing Gold’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy

A lovely small tree producing fragrant, creamy yellow flowers in late May. Rich cinnamon coloured peeling bark at maturity and attractive yellow autumn colour. (Beijing Botanic Gardens, China)

Syringa pekinensis ‘China Snow’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy A hardy upright deciduous tree with attractive peeling,

cinnamon-brown bark once mature. Heart-shaped dark green glossy leaves accompany the small, cream, fragrant flowers that cover the tree in large clusters.

Syringa ‘Pink Perfume’


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. Suited

Syringa vul Sensation

to pot growing.

Syringa vulgaris ‘Beauty of Moscow’

Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy


A deciduous shrub with a spreading habit and heart shaped

A round-shaped small tree or large shrub with a typical erect

foliage. Fully double, snow-white blooms unfurl from pink buds

habit. The scented, single, dark red-purple flower panicles

giving a two tone effect. The nectar rich, fragrant flowers are

stand out against the backdrop of heart-shaped, mid-green

loved by butterflies.

foliage in spring and summer.

Syringa vulgaris ‘Katherine Havemeyer’

Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’

Tree Shape: Bushy


Tree Shape: Bushy


An upright medium-sized deciduous shrub, spreading with age,

A bushy medium-sized deciduous shrub with light green, heart-

with mid-green, heart-shaped leaves. Large, dense bunches of

shaped leaves. Yellow spring buds open to reveal compact

highly fragrant, double, purple-lavender flowers in May, fade to

trusses of fragrant, double, white flowers in May-June.

lilac-pink in mid-summer.

Syringa vulgaris ‘Mrs Edward Harding’ Tree Shape: Bushy

Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ 5


Tree Shape: Bushy

A large, deciduous shrub with dark green, heart shaped leaves,

A bushy deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves and small

perfect for the back of sunny borders. Showy, dense panicles of

panicles of fragrant, single pale primrose yellow blooms. The

highly fragrant, deep purple red, double flowers which fade to

blooms intensify as the plant matures, with richer flowers each

pink in May and June.

year. (Netherlands, 1949)

Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’


Syringa vulgaris ‘Souvenir de Louis Spaeth’ 5

Tree Shape: Bushy

Tree Shape: Bushy

A deciduous shrub with a relatively loose habit, producing

A spreading medium-sized deciduous shrub with dark green,

large, single, purplish-red florets edged with distinctive white

heart-shaped leaves. Narrow panicles of fragrant, single,

margins to each petal. The fragrant flowers appear in May-June

pure wine red flowers are borne on compact stems. A reliable,

attracting all sorts of wildlife.

trouble-free variety. (Germany, 1883)

Ornamental Trees


Taxodium (Swamp or Yew Cypress) Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium ‘Nutans’ Tree Shape: Upright A broadly columnar, deciduous conifer making a medium-sized tree with spreading or ascending main branches and drooping branchlets. Linear, needle-like, soft green leaves turn orangebrown in autumn. (1789)

Taxodium dis Nutans

Taxus (Yew) Taxus baccata Tree Shape: Bushy (Common Yew) A slow growing, medium sized bushy evergreen tree with very small, needle like, dark green leaves. Bright red, berry like fruits ripen in the autumn and are attractive to birds during the winter.

Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Robusta’ Tree Shape: Upright A coniferous tree that forms a slow growing, dense, broad column with multi-pointed crown. Deep green, soft, needle like foliage and red cones in autumn, which are loved by birds. (Switzerland, 1940s)

Taxus baccata ‘Standishii’ Tree Shape: Upright An evergreen conifer which forms an attractive upright shape naturally, very tightly branched with a compact growth habit. Beautiful yellow green needle-like foliage, and bright red fleshy fruit in summer. Taxus bac Standishii

Tetradium (Bee-bee Tree) Tetradium daniellii


Tree Shape: Spreading Fast growing tree, with a rounded, spreading, umbrella shaped habit. Large, deep green leaves and clusters of small white flowers in late summer, followed by glossy black fruits on female trees in autumn.


Tetradium daniellii

Ornamental Trees

Tilia (Lime) Tilia cordata


Tree Shape: Standard (Small Leaved Lime) A medium-sized deciduous tree with heart shaped leathery leaves, glossy green above and paler underneath. Small, fragrant creamy-white flowers are borne in spreading clusters in summer.

Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’


Tree Shape: Upright A vigorous and narrowly conical medium-sized deciduous tree with glossy, dark green, heart-shaped leaves, turning golden yellow in autumn. Creamy coloured, fragrant flowers appear in

Tilia cor Winter Orange

July. (USA, 1960s)

Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’

Tilia x europaea ‘Wratislaviensis’



Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Conical

(Orange Lime) Pronounced orange twigs and shoots in winter

(Syn: Golden) A large tree with a broad, pyramidal crown, and

and red buds. Heart-shaped matt green leaves in summer, turn

leaves that are bright yellow in spring, turning a more greenish-

butter yellow in autumn. Ivory white scented flowers in July.

yellow as they mature in summer, then orange-yellow in

(Netherlands, 1977)


Tilia x europaea ‘Golden Sunset’® (Willtill)

Tilia henryana ‘Arnold Select’

Tree Shape: Bushy



Tree Shape: Standard

Stunning bright coral red stems and buds through winter and

A neater more upright habit than the typical species. Dramatic,

golden leaves in spring, turning a lime colour in summer. Small

large, silver backed, dark-green edged pink toothed leaves,

yellow flowers in early summer. Especially good for pollarding

resembling “Venus fly trap”. Clusters of fragrant, creamy-white

and pleaching. (2019)

flowers are borne in summer.

Tilia platyphyllos


Tilia tomentosa ‘Petiolaris’


Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

(Silver Lime) A vigorous tree of rounded habit, with large pale to

A round-headed tree with graceful downward sweeping

mid-green heart-shaped leaves with a course texture. Creamy-

branches. Dark green leaves, white felted beneath, turning

yellow flowers in June/July. The dark grey bark becomes deeply

golden yellow in autumn. Cup-shaped, creamy-yellow, richly

fissured and marked with age.

scented flowers.

Toona Toona sinensis ‘Flamingo’


Tree Shape: Spreading A slow growing, large shrub or small tree with large pinnate leaves, pink in spring turning cream, then green in summer. Fragrant, whitish flowers, borne in dense, drooping panicles in midsummer, followed by winged capsules.

Toona sinensis Flamingo

Ornamental Trees


Ulmus (Elm) Ulmus x hollandica ‘Wredei’ Tree Shape: Upright (Upright Golden Elm) Broad crinkled edged leaves are bright yellow where exposed to the sun and greener in the shaded parts giving a suffused appearance, adopting rich shades of

Ulmus gla Lutescens

gold in the autumn.

Ulmus ‘Lutèce' (Naguen)

Ulmus x 'Wingham' (FL493)

Tree Shape: Standard

Tree Shape: Standard

Medium to large tree with an ascending vase-shaped crown.

A large stately tree, vigorous, fast growing with a fairly upright

Broad ovate to broad obovate, serrated, green leaves are late to

habit and green oval leaves. High Dutch Elm Disease resistance

emerge in May and turn yellow in autumn. A well proven Dutch

and ideal as a host tree for the native rare White-letter

Elm resistant hybrid. (Netherlands)

Hairstreak butterfly. (IPP Florence)

Viburnum Viburnum plicatum ‘Tennessee’


Tree Shape: Spreading A spreading shrub with open to horizontal branches. The serrated veined foliage is dark green turning red-purple in autumn. Tiny, creamy-white flowers in late spring, followed by

Viburnum pli Kilimanjaro®

ovoid, red fruit ripening to black in autumn.

Viburnum plicatum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’® (Jww5) 6

Viburnum plicatum ‘Kilimanjaro’® (Jww1)

Tree Shape: Conical

An upright, small, conical tree or large shrub with deeply veined

An upright, small, tree or large shrub producing pink lacecup

leaves turning red-purple in autumn. White lacecup like flowers

like flowers on the tiered branches, followed by pink-red summer berries which turn black in autumn. Deeply veined

Tree Shape: Conical


appear on tiered branches. Pink-red summer berries turn black in autumn.

leaves turn red-purple in autumn.

Wisteria bra Shiro Beni


Ornamental Trees

Wisteria Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Golden Dragon’


A deciduous, twining climber with yellow new foliage later turning green which sets off beautifully with the purple-blue, pea like flowers in early summer.

Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Kapiteyn Fugi’


Long pendants of large, white, pea-like, highly scented flowers in late spring-early summer, flowering from an early age. A relatively compact growing Wisteria with bright green, slightly downy, pinnate foliage.

Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Okayama’


A vigorous, deciduous twining shrub with long, pendulous racemes of beautiful, fragrant, pea-like, dark violet purple flowers. The new bronze foliage turns a beautiful rich green in summer.

Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro Beni’


(Silky Wisteria) A vigorous climber producing long, pale pink racemes of scented, pea like flowers in early summer as the new grey green leaves are emerging. The blooms are followed

Wisteria flo Snow Shower

by bean like velvety pods in autumn.

Wisteria ‘Burford’

A deciduous climber producing drooping racemes of heavily

Wisteria floribunda ‘Hon-beni’

scented, violet and soft purple-blue, pea-like flowers in May-

(Rosea) A strong growing deciduous, twining climber with dark


June. Spring foliage emerges bronze, green in summer, then buttery gold in autumn. (Worcestershire, UK)


green, pinnate leaves, which turn golden yellow in autumn. Long racemes of scented, pea-like, pale rose pink flowers tipped with purple are borne in May. (Japan)

Wisteria floribunda ‘Lavender Falls’


Wisteria floribunda Shiro-noda ‘Snow Shower’


A deciduous climber. Flower racemes are blue-violet and can

A large, twining, vigorous climber with mid-bright green

be 20-50cm long. Can re-flower throughout the summer if

pinnate leaves. Very long racemes of fragrant, pea-like, purple-

situations are suitable. Flowers are scented like grape jelly.

flushed, white flowers, blooming as the new leaves emerge.

(Oklahoma, USA)

Contrasts well with other coloured forms.

Wisteria x formosa ‘Black Dragon’


Wisteria sinensis ‘Prolific’


(‘Kokuryu’) A vigorous, climber with palmate, leaves, pale

A vigorous deciduous climber with anti-clockwise twining

green when young, turning yellow in autumn. Pea-like, fragrant,

stems. Flowers as a young plant with short racemes of fragrant

double lilac flowers, borne in usually pendent racemes in spring

mauve blue blooms. A good all round performer.

and summer.

Ornamental Trees


Xanthocyparis Xanthocyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ Tree Shape: Weeping Attractive, narrow, weeping conifer with a shaggy habit and elegant blue to grey-green foliage. A lovely specimen tree

Xanthocyparis nootkatensis Pendula

which can reach 10 metres in the right conditions.

Zelkova Zelkova serrata 'Kiwi Sunset' Tree Shape: Spreading A vigorous, elegant, umbrella-shaped tree with pinkish new leaves. The soft lime-green foliage matures to pale green before turning vibrant red in autumn. After leaf fall attractive

Zelkova ser Kiwi Sunset

flaking grey bark is revealed.

Zelkova ser Kiwi Sunset


Ornamental Trees

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