Top 50 Trees

This alphabetical list of trees indicates their popularity, although one-off large orders might have a disproportionate effect on the range.

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Top 5 trees

Betula jacquemontii

Is a very popular tree known for its stunning silvery white bark, formal upright shape, and dense crown with dark green leaves that contrast beautifully with the bright white bark in summer.
Eventual height: Over 12 metres
Eventual spread: 4-8 metres


Liquidambar styraciflua

Is a large slow growing deciduous tree known for its unrivaled autumn foilage which ranges from a fiery red, orange, yellow and purple colours that will last into December.
Eventual height: Over 12 metres
Eventual spread: Up to 8 metres


Prunus serr. ‘Kanzan’

Is quite possibly the most well known Japanese cherry tree, best grown in full sun with a profuse display of double dark pink flowers that open among bronze green foilage come March and April.
Eventual height: 8-12 metres
Eventual spread: up to 8 metres


Malus ‘John Downie’

A small tree with dark green leaves and arching branches with white, pretty star-shaped flowers come spring. Best known for its oval fruit which are large, glossy, red and orange, and perfect for making preserves such as crab apple jelly.
Eventual height: 8-12 metres
Eventual spread: 4-8 metres


Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’

A great upright tree with pinnate green foliage that turns a vibrant shade of red, orange, copper, purple and scarlet in autumn with amber yellow berries from late summer that provide treats for birds. Its small clusters of white flowers offer an early feast for bees and other insects in the spring.
Eventual height: 8-12 metres
Eventual spread: 4-8 metres


Plant SpeciesMoistDryExposedShelteredPart ShadeSunAcidAlkaline
Acer camp. 'Streetwise'
Acer campestre
Acer campestre 'Elsrijk'
Acer plat. 'Crimson King'
Acer plat. 'Emerald Queen'
Acer platanoides
Acer pseudoplatanus
Acer rubrum
Alnus cordata
Alnus glutinosa
Alnus incana
Betula jacquemontii
Betula pendula
Betula pubescens
Carpinus betulus
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'
Crataegus laev. 'Paul's Scarlet'
Fagus sylvatica
Liquidambar styraciflua
Malus 'John Downie'
Malus sylvestris
Populus nigra
Populus tremula
Populus var. Nigra Italica
Prunus 'Amanogawa'
Prunus avium
Prunus avium 'Plena'
Prunus padus
Prunus sargentii
Prunus serr. 'Kanzan'
Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
Quercus palustis
Quercus petrea
Quercus robur
Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'
Salix alba
Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'
Sorbus auc. 'Asplenifolia'
Sorbus auc. 'Cardinal Royal'
Sorbus auc. 'Sheerwater Seedling'
Sorbus 'Joseph rock'
Sorbus vilmorinii
Sorbus aucuparia
Tilia cordata
Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'
Tilia platyphyllos
Tilia tomentosa 'brabant'
Tilia x europaea