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Abies koreana (Korean Fir)

Abies koreana (Korean Fir)

A compact, evergreen conifer. Leaves dark green above and gleaming white beneath. Early cones are purple. Very slow growing. Height after 10 years 2m (6ft).

Acer 'Red Flamingo' (Snakebark Maple)

Acer 'Red Flamingo' (Snakebark Maple)

An upright to spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with white-striped, red bark, bright red juvenile shoots, and green and pink-mottled leaves when young turning white-mottled, dark green with maturity.

Acer palmatum 'Anne Irene' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Anne Irene' (Japanese Maple)

An upright to spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree bearing palmate, yellow to yellow-green leaves with red-flushed margins, the entire leaf turning yellow-orange in autumn. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple)

A deciduous, slow-growing large shrub or small tree with red-purple foliage that turns a brilliant red in autumn. Needs a sheltered position. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Acer palmatum 'Bi Ho' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Bi Ho' (Japanese Maple)

An upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with orange-flushed, golden-yellow stems bearing yellow-green leaves, flushed pink in spring, turning yellow and orange in autumn. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (Japanese Maple)

A small deciduous tree with dark, red-purple foliage and red fruits. The colour is retained throughout summer with little change in the autumn. Height 5m (16ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' (Japanese Maple)

A slow-growing, deciduous, compact small tree or large shrub with delicate grey-green leaves that have slender white and pale-pink margins that get redder towards autumn. Tiny, red, spring flowers.

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' (Japanese Maple)

A deciduous shrub or small tree. A relatively vigorously Acer, it has palmately lobed, purple leaves that turn scarlet in autumn. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Acer palmatum 'Katsura' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Katsura' (Japanese Maple)

A wide branching deciduous small tree or shrub with leaves that are red, pink and orange shades in spring, turning to gold/greenish gold in summer & golden yellow autumnal tints.

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese Maple)

An attractive, slow-growing upright bushy shrub. Leaves emerging fresh orange becoming lemon-yellow with orange-tinted margins and tips. Autumn colour golden-yellow. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple)

A brilliantly coloured Japanese maple, the leaves are green and orange when they first emerge, gradually turning green in summer, then developing fiery red shades in autumn.

Acer palmatum 'Shaina' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Shaina' (Japanese Maple)

A twiggy, mid sized, deciduous tree or shrub with deeply divided, palmately lobed dark red-bright red leaves that turn crimson in autumn, and small purple flowers followed by red fruits. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom' (Japanese Maple)

A compact, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous tree or shrub with deeply divided, palmately lobed foliage that is red in spring, red-maroon in summer and ruby red in autumn.

Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' (Japanese Maple)

An upright, rounded, branching, deciduous shrub or very small tree with toothed, deeply lobed leaves, light green in spring, golden-yellow in summer, and yellow in autumn. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 5m (16ft).

Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg' (Japanese Maple)

A rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with deeply cut palmate leaves with rolled margins. Leaves are deep red-purple in spring, greener in summer, and orange-red in autumn. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Baldsmith' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Baldsmith' (Japanese Maple)

An upright then spreading, small deciduous tree or large shrub with deeply cut leaves, bright red in spring, red-flushed green in summer, turning red, yellow, and orange in autumn. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Firecracker'

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Firecracker'

A medium-sized, hardy, deciduous shrub with finely-cut purple foliage that turns a spectacular red in autumn.

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet' (Japanese Maple)

A small deciduous tree with finely cut, reddish-purple leaves becoming scarlet in autumn. Grows in a mound-like habit with branches that are weeping at the ends. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Inaba-shidare'

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Inaba-shidare'

A compact yet vigorous, arching, deciduous shrub with finely divided, dark purple leaves turning crimson in autumn. Small, purple flowers in spring are followed by winged fruit. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Viridis' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Viridis' (Japanese Maple)

A small, deciduous tree with very finely divided, bright-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn before dropping. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Acer palmatum var. dissectum (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum var. dissectum (Japanese Maple)

A deciduous shrub or small tree with arching shoots bearing rounded, lobed, deeply and finely cut, mid-green leaves turning gold in autumn. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'

Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'

The lime green, maple-shaped leaves of this striking deciduous tree are edged with a broad, irregular band of creamy yellow variegation. Any reverting shoots should be removed.

Acer platanoides 'Royal Red' (Norway Maple)

Acer platanoides 'Royal Red' (Norway Maple)

A large deciduous tree with a crown which is originally conical before becoming broadly round. It has dark purple leaves which turn golden yellow and orange in autumn. Small yellow flowers precede leaves.

Acer polymorphum (Japanese Maple)

Acer polymorphum (Japanese Maple)

A variable small tree with small, deeply 5 to 7-lobed leaves often colouring well in autumn. Small red flowers in spring are followed by winged, red or green fruits. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame' (Red Maple)

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame' (Red Maple)

A compact, rounded to oval, deciduous tree with delicate, green-yellow flowers in spring and ovate, lobed, dark green leaves turning orange and scarlet in autumn, gradually turning reddish-purple.

Acer rubrum 'Fairview Flame' (Red Maple)

Acer rubrum 'Fairview Flame' (Red Maple)

A vigorous, rounded to open, deciduous tree with glossy, ovate, lobed, dark green leaves which turn bright red in autumn. Upright clusters of tiny, red flowers in spring are followed by winged fruit.

Acer rubrum 'October Glory' (Red Maple)

Acer rubrum 'October Glory' (Red Maple)

A rounded to open, deciduous tree with red flowers in spring and glossy, dark green leaves, blue-white beneath and turning bright red in autumn. Upright clusters of tiny, red flowers in spring are followed by winged fruit.

Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

A rounded, deciduous tree with ovate, lobed, dark green leaves, pale blue-white beneath and turning bright red in autumn. Erect clusters of tiny, red flowers bloom in spring. Height 20m (66ft), Spread 10m (32ft).

Acer saccharinum 'Pyramidale' (Silver Maple)

Acer saccharinum 'Pyramidale' (Silver Maple)

A tall, broadly pyramidal, fast-growing, deciduous tree with light green leaves that are silvery white beneath turning yellow, orange-red in autumn. Height 22m (72ft), Spread 11m (35ft).

Acer x pseudosieboldianum 'Arctic Jade' (Korean Maple)

Acer x pseudosieboldianum 'Arctic Jade' (Korean Maple)

A deciduous tree with an upright, spreading habit with large, green, deeply cut leaves turning shades of orange and red in autumn. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 4.5m (15ft).

Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

A fast-growing deciduous tree with glossy bright green leaves. Yellow-brown catkins in spring before the leaves appear, followed in autumn by large false cones. Ideal for wet situations & chalk soils.

Alnus incana (Grey Alder)

Alnus incana (Grey Alder)

A tough, fast-growing, conical, deciduous tree for cold and wet locations. Oval-round leaves with grey undersides and yellow catkins in early spring.

Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)

Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)

A deciduous large shrub or small tree with oblong leaves turning golden in autumn. White flowers in spring followed by edible fruit changing from red to black in autumn. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus)

Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus)

An upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with spreading branches bearing dark green leaves, bronze when young and turning orange & red in autumn. White flowers in mid-spring are followed by purple-black fruit.

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina' (Apple Serviceberry)

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina' (Apple Serviceberry)

A vigorous, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub or small tree with oval, mid-green leaves that turn orange or red in autumn. Large, white flowers in summer are followed by purple-black fruit in autumn.

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill'

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill'

A compact & upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub or small tree with mid-green leaves that turn orange or red in autumn. Flowers that open pale pink & fade to white in summer are followed by purple-black fruit in autumn.

Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle)

An upright, evergreen tree with stiff, prickly, overlapping, scale-like leaves in spirals around sweeping, tiered branches. Very slow-growing when young. Height 20m (66ft), Spread 10m (32ft).

Betula pendula 'Youngii' (Weeping Birch)

Betula pendula 'Youngii' (Weeping Birch)

A small-sized, dome-shaped deciduous tree with mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn and weeping branches that can reach the ground. Ideal for a small garden.

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

A variable, deciduous tree with peeling, white bark, ovate to oblong, tapered, glossy dark green leaves which turn yellow in autumn and yellow-brown male catkins in early spring. Height 12m (39ft), Spread 5m (16ft).

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Snow Queen'

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Snow Queen'

A medium-sized, deciduous tree with peeling white bark, ovate, tapered, glossy dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn and yellow-brown male catkins in spring. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 8m (26ft).

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' (Hornbeam)

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' (Hornbeam)

A medium-sized, upright tree with mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn. It bears long green catkins in spring. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 12m (39ft).

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' (Blue Atlas Cedar)

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' (Blue Atlas Cedar)

A compact, weeping, evergreen, coniferous tree with whorls of sharp-pointed, four-sided, blue-green leaves and ovoid, green cones ripening pale brown. Height & Spread 6m (20ft).

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' (Blue Atlas Cedar)

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' (Blue Atlas Cedar)

A large, evergreen, coniferous tree, with a conical habit at first which later becomes broadly crowned with spreading branches. It has silvery blue-green, needle-like foliage & bears green-brown ovoid cones.

Cedrus libani (Cedar of Lebanon)

Cedrus libani (Cedar of Lebanon)

A large, spreading evergreen tree. It has dark-green, needle-like leaves arranged in whorls and large brown ovoid cones. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 12m (39ft).

Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica 'Glauca' (Blue Atlas Cedar)

Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica 'Glauca' (Blue Atlas Cedar)

A large, evergreen, coniferous tree, with a conical habit at first which later becomes broadly crowned with spreading branches. It has silvery blue-green, needle-like foliage & bears green-brown ovoid cones.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree)

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree)

A pyramidal to broadly conical, deciduous tree with broadly heart-shaped leaves, bronze-flushed when young, mid-green in summer and turning yellow, orange and pink in autumn. Height 20m (66ft), Spread 15m (49ft).

Cercis canadensis 'Eternal Flame'

Cercis canadensis 'Eternal Flame'

A small, deciduous tree with pink flowers on bare branches in spring followed by glossy deep red leaves which gradually transform through orange to yellow shades producing an array of different colours simultaneously.

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud)

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud)

A large shrub or tree with broad, heart-shaped, deep red-purple leaves and small, pink flowers. The flowers are infrequent and this shrub is grown mainly for its foliage.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca'

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca'

A dense, evergreen, coniferous tree that grows in a narrow columnar form, covered in blue-grey foliage, that is especially bright in summer. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 75cm (2.5ft) in 10 years.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Yvonne' (Lawson Cypress)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Yvonne' (Lawson Cypress)

An evergreen conifer with a neat conical habit and very bright golden foliage during summer. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Hawthorn)

Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' (Hawthorn)

A reasonably small deciduous tree of an upright habit with clusters of double, scarlet blooms in May and June, borne in profusion. Robust and suitable for restricted sites. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).

Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno' (Hawthorn)

Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno' (Hawthorn)

A deciduous tree with glossy, mid-green leaves and double pink flowers in spring. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).

Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Gold Rider' (Leylandii)

Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Gold Rider' (Leylandii)

An evergreen conifer. It has neat, golden foliage making it a good hedging plant. A fast growing plant, requiring regular pruning. Height 35m (115ft), Spread 10m (32ft).

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' (Monterey Cypress)

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' (Monterey Cypress)

A vigorous, evergreen, coniferous tree with a narrowly conical habit. Its lime-yellow foliage is held in erect sprays and in summer is lemon scented. Height 4m (13ft) after 10 years.

Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis' (Italian Cypress)

Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis' (Italian Cypress)

A narrowly columnar, evergreen conifer with dense, dark-green scaly foliage on erect branches.

Davidia involucrata (Handkerchief Tree)

Davidia involucrata (Handkerchief Tree)

A mid-sized deciduous tree with red-stems, green leaves and striking white bracts surrounding dark green flowers in late spring. The bark is grey and smooth and the tree bears small smooth brown-green fruits in autumn.

Eucalyptus gunnii 'France Bleu' (Cider Gum)

Eucalyptus gunnii 'France Bleu' (Cider Gum)

An upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with narrowly ovate, aromatic, blue-green leaves, elliptic or sickle-shaped when mature, and clusters of small white flowers in summer or autumn. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum)

Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum)

A large evergreen tree with peeling cream and brown bark. Pendulous sprays of round, bright glaucous-blue leaves when young, turning grey-green with age and clusters of small white flowers.

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold' (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold' (Beech)

A small, upright, deciduous tree whose young leaves are bright yellow later turning green. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 8m (26ft).

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' (Beech)

A large, deciduous tree with an upright trunk and weeping branches bearing elliptic to ovate, wavy-margined, glossy, maroon to dark purple leaves turning orange to reddish-brown in autumn.

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula' (Weeping Copper Beach)

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula' (Weeping Copper Beach)

A spreading, dome-shaped, deciduous tree with weeping branches bearing purple-black leaves that turn red-brown in autumn. Inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring are followed by spiny fruit in autumn.

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' (Copper/Purple Beech)

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' (Copper/Purple Beech)

A large deciduous tree with rounded purple-red leaves which turn coppery in autumn. It works well in a hedge where purple and green beech alternate.

Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal' (Fig)

Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal' (Fig)

A vigorous, rounded to spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree bearing green leaves turning yellow in autumn and edible, dark purple fruit ready for harvest from late summer into autumn. Height & Spread 6m (20ft).

Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst' (Honey Locust)

Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst' (Honey Locust)

A compact, rounded, thornless, deciduous tree with spreading branches bearing golden-yellow leaves as they emerge, turning pale green at maturity, and yellow in autumn. Height 12m (39ft), Spread 8m (26ft).

Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' (Rocky Mountain Juniper)

Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' (Rocky Mountain Juniper)

An upright, evergreen, coniferous shrub with a narrowly columnar habit. Its foliage is a vivid blue-green. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Laburnum anagyroides 'Yellow Rocket'

Laburnum anagyroides 'Yellow Rocket'

A compact, upright, columnar, deciduous tree with hairy, grey-green juvenile shoots, dark green leaves and dense racemes of bright yellow flowers in late spring and early summer.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts' (Sweet Gum)

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts' (Sweet Gum)

A medium broad-crowned deciduous tree with maple-like, glossy green leaves, turning dark-crimson in autumn. The flowers are insignificant and are sometimes followed by clusters of burr-like fruit.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' (Sweet Gum)

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' (Sweet Gum)

A broad-crowned medium-sized deciduous tree with lobed, maple-like leaves which turn to deep orange and yellow in autumn. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 12m (39ft).

Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweet Gum)

Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweet Gum)

A large, beautiful tree with a pyramidal habit. The glossy green leaves take on brilliant autumn colours of crimson, orange and purple which can last for some time. Height 16m (53ft), Spread 8m (26ft).

Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree)

Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree)

A large, deciduous, upright tree with green, lobed leaves in spring and summer, and yellow autumn colour. In early summer it produces tulip-shaped, upright, yellow-green flowers that are mainly near the top of the tree.

Magnolia 'Black Tulip'

Magnolia 'Black Tulip'

A vigorous, upright, open-branched, deciduous tree with ovate to elliptic, mid-green leaves and, in spring before the leaves emerge, cup-shaped, dark wine-purple flowers. Height 9m (29ft), Spread 6m (20ft).

Magnolia 'Felix Jury'

Magnolia 'Felix Jury'

An upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with ovate, mid- to light green leaves and large, bright reddish-pink flowers as or before the leaves emerge in spring. Height 12m (39ft), Spread 7m (23ft).

Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'

Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'

A vigorous, small, deciduous tree with dark green leaves and, in spring and summer, rose-pink flowers that fade to pale pink with a magenta central stripe on the outside. Height & Spread 12m (39ft).

Magnolia wilsonii 'Eileen Baines'

Magnolia wilsonii 'Eileen Baines'

A bushy, deciduous large shrub or small tree with green leaves and, in early spring, large, fragrant, double white flowers with a strongly contrasting dark coloured centre. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Malus 'Butterball' (Crab Apple)

Malus 'Butterball' (Crab Apple)

A spreading, deciduous tree with heart-shaped, toothed, bright green leaves, grey-green when young in spring, & pink-flushed, white flowers in late spring followed by spherical, red-flushed, golden-yellow fruit in autumn.

Malus 'Golden Gem' (Crab Apple)

Malus 'Golden Gem' (Crab Apple)

A compact, rounded, deciduous tree with oval, bright green leaves and masses of white flowers in late spring followed by ovoid or spherical, golden-yellow fruit in late summer and early autumn. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Malus 'Gorgeous' (Flowering Crab Apple)

Malus 'Gorgeous' (Flowering Crab Apple)

A small, deciduous tree with green leaves and masses of small pink buds that open to single white flowers in spring. It has small red fruits in summer that can be used in cooking. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Malus 'Laura' (Crab Apple)

Malus 'Laura' (Crab Apple)

A compact, upright, deciduous tree with dark green leaves, dark purple when young in spring, and deep pink flowers in mid-spring followed by small, edible, maroon to reddish-purple fruit ready for harvest in early autumn.

Malus 'Sun Rival' (Weeping Crab Apple)

Malus 'Sun Rival' (Weeping Crab Apple)

A compact, weeping, deciduous tree with dark green leaves turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of bright pink buds opening to fragrant, white flowers in mid-spring are followed by small, edible, red fruit in autumn.

Malus baccata 'Pink Glow' (Crab Apple)

Malus baccata 'Pink Glow' (Crab Apple)

An upright to spreading, deciduous tree with dark green leaves turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of pink buds open to fragrant, white flowers in late spring followed by small, edible, reddish-pink fruit in early autumn.

Malus sylvestris 'John Downie' (Crab Apple)

Malus sylvestris 'John Downie' (Crab Apple)

A mid-sized, deciduous tree with pink-budded white blossom in April & May followed by edible bright red fruits in autumn. Deciduous. Flowers & fruits best in a sunny position. Height 8m (26ft), Spread 7m (23ft).

Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)

A small, rounded, sometimes thorny, deciduous tree with ovate, mid-green leaves and pink-flushed, white flowers in late spring followed by edible, sour, red-flushed, yellow-green fruit in autumn.

Malus toringo 'Scarlett' (Crab Apple)

Malus toringo 'Scarlett' (Crab Apple)

A broadly oval, deciduous tree with glossy leaves, purple in spring turning bronze-green in summer and bright orange & red in autumn. Clusters of reddish-pink flowers in mid-spring are followed by dark red fruit in autumn.

Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel' (Crab Apple)

Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel' (Crab Apple)

A small, deciduous tree with white flowers in April & May & deep red fruits that last well into winter. Excellent tree for small gardens. Height 8m (26ft), Spread 6m (20ft).

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' (Crab Apple)

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' (Crab Apple)

A small, deciduous tree with white blossom in spring and masses of distinctive gold-yellow fruits which remain in place throughout autumn into winter. Height & Spread 10m (32ft).

Nothofagus antarctica (Antarctic Beech)

Nothofagus antarctica (Antarctic Beech)

A broadly conical, often multi-stemmed, deciduous tree or shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves that have finely toothed, crinkled-margins and turn yellow or orange in autumn. Flowers and fruit are inconspicuous.

Nyssa sylvatica 'Red Rage' (Tupelo)

Nyssa sylvatica 'Red Rage' (Tupelo)

A medium-sized, deciduous tree with glossy, deep green leaves which turn bright red with gold and pink tints in autumn. Height 12m (39ft), Spread 8m (26ft).

Nyssa sylvatica (Tupelo)

Nyssa sylvatica (Tupelo)

A spreading, deciduous tree with glossy dark green leaves turning vivid red, orange or yellow in autumn accompanied by blue-black fruit. Height & Spread 20m (66ft).

Olea europaea 'Frangivento' (Olive)

Olea europaea 'Frangivento' (Olive)

An upright, conical, frost hardy, evergreen tree with leathery, grey-green leaves, paler beneath, and panicles of tiny, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in early summer followed by green fruit ripening dark purple.

Olea europaea 'Leccino' (Olive)

Olea europaea 'Leccino' (Olive)

A slow-growing, rounded, evergreen tree with semi-pendant branches bearing leathery leaves & panicles of tiny, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in late spring & early summer followed by edible, green fruit ripening black.

Olea europaea (Olive)

Olea europaea (Olive)

A round headed tree. The leaves are coloured unsurprisingly olive-green and silvery on their underside. Small white flowers in summer and these are followed by olives, green at first & ripening to black.

Pinus nigra var. maritima (Corsican Pine)

Pinus nigra var. maritima (Corsican Pine)

A tall, slender, coniferous, evergreen tree with horizontal branches and long, paired green needles. Very good for planting as a shelter belt. Will eventually become a very large tree.

Populus alba (White Poplar)

Populus alba (White Poplar)

A spreading, deciduous tree with hairy, white young shoots and dark green leaves, white-hairy beneath and turning yellow in autumn. Pendent red male catkins and green female catkins bloom in early spring.

Prunus 'Amanogawa' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

Prunus 'Amanogawa' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

A compact, deciduous, ornamental tree with dense clusters of large, fragrant, semi-double pale pink blooms that smother the branches in late spring.

Prunus 'Blushing Bride' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus 'Blushing Bride' (Flowering Cherry)

A rounded to broadly spreading, deciduous tree with oblong, toothed, mid-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn and pendent clusters of pink buds opening to frilled, double, white flowers in spring.

Prunus 'Chocolate Ice' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus 'Chocolate Ice' (Flowering Cherry)

An upright to spreading, deciduous tree with ovate to elliptic, toothed, mid-green leaves, bronze in spring and turning orange and red in autumn. Clusters of fragrant, double, white flowers bloom in late spring.

Prunus 'Fugenzo' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus 'Fugenzo' (Flowering Cherry)

A spreading, deciduous tree which has bronze-red young leaves that turn dark-green before becoming orange-red in autumn. It bears fragrant, double white blossom in spring which turns pale-pink before falling off.

Prunus 'Kiku shidare-zakura' (Cheal's Weeping Cherry)

Prunus 'Kiku shidare-zakura' (Cheal's Weeping Cherry)

A small weeping, deciduous tree covered in double pink flowers during spring. New leaves are bronze, turning green in summer. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry)

Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry)

An upright, arching, deciduous tree with bronze-red new growth and deep green leaves. It has rose-pink flowers in late winter to early spring.

Prunus 'Shirofugen' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus 'Shirofugen' (Flowering Cherry)

A spreading, deciduous tree which has bronze-red young leaves that turn dark-green before becoming orange-red in autumn. It bears fragrant, double white blossom in spring which turns pale-pink before falling off.

Prunus 'Snow Showers' (Weeping Cherry)

Prunus 'Snow Showers' (Weeping Cherry)

A small, neat, steeply weeping, ornamental tree with mid-green foliage, and a dense covering of single white flowers in spring. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus 'Sunset Boulevard' (Flowering Cherry)

An upright, columnar, deciduous tree with ovate, tapered, toothed, dark green leaves, flushed bronze in spring, turning golden yellow in autumn and clusters of single, cupped, pink-flushed, white flowers in spring.

Prunus 'Umineko' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus 'Umineko' (Flowering Cherry)

A small, upright, deciduous tree with single, white cupped flowers in spring. The leaves turn red & orange shades in autumn. Good for use in areas where space is limited. Height 8m (26ft), Spread 4m (13ft).

Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' (Black Cherry Plum)

Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' (Black Cherry Plum)

A medium, rounded tree with dark purple leaves. It is very free flowering, the pink flowers, fading with age, come early, during March and April. After flowering bronzed young foliage emerges on dark stems.

Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' (Fuji Cherry)

Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' (Fuji Cherry)

A small compact tree or shrub with long, yellow-green leaves in spring turning green, then red and orange in autumn. Early-spring white flowers with red centres are followed by dark purple fruits in autumn.

Prunus incisa 'The Bride' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus incisa 'The Bride' (Flowering Cherry)

A compact, dense, rounded, deciduous tree with ovate, tapered, toothed, mid-green leaves turning red and orange in autumn and, in mid-spring, clusters of large, single, white flowers with red anthers.

Prunus serrula (Birch Bark Cherry/Tibetan Cherry)

Prunus serrula (Birch Bark Cherry/Tibetan Cherry)

A rounded, deciduous tree with great bark that is polished red-brown mahogany looking. The flowers are small and white, opening with the light-green young foliage in April which darkens into summer.

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' (Flowering Cherry)

A spreading, deciduous tree which has copper-coloured young foliage that turns green. It bears large, dense clusters of crimson buds which open as purple-tinted pink double flowers. Height & Spread 12m (39ft).

Prunus serrulata 'Pink Perfection' (Flowering Cherry)

Prunus serrulata 'Pink Perfection' (Flowering Cherry)

A small, deciduous tree with bronze young leaves that turn green in summer and then orange in autumn. It has ascending branches and bears pale-pink, double-flowered blossom in late spring.

Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy' (Oriental Cherry)

Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy' (Oriental Cherry)

A vase-shaped, deciduous tree with burgundy-red leaves and clusters of double, deep rose-pink flowers in mid spring. Height 7m (23ft), Spread 5m (16ft).

Prunus serrulata 'Taihaku' (Great White Cherry)

Prunus serrulata 'Taihaku' (Great White Cherry)

A mid-sized, deciduous tree with red-bronze young leaves that turn green. It bears white blossom in spring. Height 8m (26ft), Spread 12m (39ft).

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' (Winter Cherry)

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' (Winter Cherry)

A small, spreading, deciduous tree with bell-shaped, semi-double pink-white flowers that appear from late autumn through to late winter on bare stems. Foliage turns rich bronze-red in autumn. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' (Rosebud Cherry)

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' (Rosebud Cherry)

A compact, spreading, deciduous tree with ovate, toothed, mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn and semi-double, pink-white flowers from late autumn to early spring. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' (Callery Pear)

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' (Callery Pear)

A tall, conical pear tree with glossy dark-green leaves, colouring in autumn and white flowers in spring followed by small brown fruits in autumn.

Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' (Weeping Pear)

Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' (Weeping Pear)

A small, deciduous spreading tree with delicate weeping branches and silver-grey, willow-like foliage. In spring it becomes covered in creamy white flowers, followed by small, inedible, green fruit.

Quercus ilex (Evergreen Oak)

Quercus ilex (Evergreen Oak)

A large evergreen tree with attractive bark forming a dense crown of rounded leaves and inconspicuous yellow-green catkins in spring followed by characteristic acorns. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 12m (39ft).

Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)

Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)

A large, vigorous, broadly conical, deciduous tree with pendent lower branches, elliptic, glossy, deeply lobed, mid-green leaves turning scarlet to reddish-brown in autumn. Height 20m (66ft), Spread 12m (39ft).

Quercus robur (Common Oak)

Quercus robur (Common Oak)

A tall, broad, rugged tree with lobed, matt green leaves. There is golden-brown autumn colour, and of course, acorns which are held on long stalks. One of the longest lived trees.

Quercus rubra (Red Oak)

Quercus rubra (Red Oak)

A spreading tree with large attractive leaves. These are yellow when they first unfurl, quickly changing to dark green before turning bright red in autumn. Height 30m (98ft), Spread 20m (66ft).

Quercus texana 'New Madrid' (Spanish Oak)

Quercus texana 'New Madrid' (Spanish Oak)

A vigorous, conical, deciduous tree with colourful foliage. New leaves emerge deep burgundy-red in spring, turning dark green, before developing red and orange tints in autumn. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 10m (32ft).

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' (False Acacia)

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' (False Acacia)

A large, bushy, deciduous tree with golden-yellow leaves when young turning greenish-yellow later in summer, & often orange-yellow in autumn. White, fragrant flowers in summer followed by dark brown seed pods in autumn.

Salix alba (White Willow)

Salix alba (White Willow)

A vigorous, spreading, deciduous tree of a conical habit with brown or grey-pink stems bearing silky, dull green leaves, hairy when young and blue-green beneath. Yellow catkins bloom in spring as the leaves emerge.

Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' (Kilmarnock Willow)

Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' (Kilmarnock Willow)

A small, dense-crowned, weeping, deciduous tree with dark-green leaves with grey-green undersides. It has fluffy, yellow-brown shoots and bears grey and yellow catkins in spring. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Salix caprea var. pendula

Salix caprea var. pendula

A small, dense-crowned, weeping, deciduous tree with dark-green leaves with grey-green undersides. It has fluffy, yellow-brown shoots and bears grey and yellow catkins in spring. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma' (Golden Weeping Willow)

Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma' (Golden Weeping Willow)

A fast-growing, wide-spreading tree with slender, pendent, golden-yellow shoots and narrow, lance-shaped, bright green leaves. Yellow male catkins and green female catkins are produced with the leaves in spring.

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' (Elder)

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' (Elder)

A compact, deciduous shrub or tree with dark purple-black leaves, flat heads of pink flowers in early summer and dark purple-black berries in autumn. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Redwood)

Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Redwood)

A very tall, columnar, evergreen coniferous tree with downcurved branches, fissured, red-brown bark awl-shaped, grey-green leaves & oval, mid-green cones that persist for many years. Height 80m (262ft), Spread 10m (32ft).

Sorbus 'Eastern Promise' (Mountain Ash)

Sorbus 'Eastern Promise' (Mountain Ash)

A compact, oval-headed, deciduous tree with dark green leaves turning dark purple then orange-red in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in mid- to late spring are followed by spherical, coral-pink fruit.

Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' (Rock's Mountain Ash)

Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' (Rock's Mountain Ash)

Superb deciduous tree with upward swept branches. Amber-yellow fruits are produced well into the winter. Fiery autumn colour. Height 10m (33ft), Spread 5m (16ft).

Sorbus 'Pink-Ness' (Mountain Ash)

Sorbus 'Pink-Ness' (Mountain Ash)

A broadly conical, deciduous tree with dark grey-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in late spring are followed by spherical bright pink fruit. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 5m (16ft).

Sorbus aria 'Lutescens' (Whitebeam)

Sorbus aria 'Lutescens' (Whitebeam)

Silvery leaves on purple shoots in spring. The bark of the tree has beige and orange tones. White flowers in May, scarlet autumn fruits and yellow autumnal tints. Height 12m (39ft), Spread 7m (23ft).

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' (Mountain Ash/Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' (Mountain Ash/Rowan)

A medium sized tree with an upright habit. It has fine, compound leaves that are blue-green, turning to orange in autumn. Creamy white flowers in spring followed by a profusion of bright red berries in autumn.

Sorbus aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling'

Sorbus aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling'

An upright tree with greyish downy buds that open to dark green leaves, turning red or yellow in autumn. White flowers in late spring followed by orange-red berries. Height 9m (29ft), Spread 4m (13ft).

Sorbus cashmiriana (Kashmir Rowan)

Sorbus cashmiriana (Kashmir Rowan)

A deciduous large shrub or small tree. In spring, clusters of pink flowers appear, followed by white fruits in autumn that last well into winter. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).

Sorbus commixta 'Embley' (Japanese Rowan)

Sorbus commixta 'Embley' (Japanese Rowan)

A medium-sized tree with green pinnate leaves that turn red in autumn. It bears white flowers in spring and scarlet berry-like fruits in autumn. Height 12m (39ft), Spread 8m (26ft).

Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' (Japanese Rowan)

Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' (Japanese Rowan)

A broadly conical, deciduous shrub or small tree with broad, glossy foliage, copper-tinted when young, turning green & then brilliant orange and red in autumn. Cream flowers are borne in spring & red berries in autumn.

Sorbus hupehensis (Hubei Rowan/Hupeh Rowan)

Sorbus hupehensis (Hubei Rowan/Hupeh Rowan)

A broadly columner, deciduous tree with pinnate, blue-green leaves turning red and purple in autumn and clusters of white flowers in late spring followed by round, white, sometimes pink-flushed fruit.

Sorbus psuedohupehensis 'Pink Pagoda' (Hupeh Rowan)

Sorbus psuedohupehensis 'Pink Pagoda' (Hupeh Rowan)

A broadly columnar, deciduous tree with pinnate, blue-green leaves turning orange-red in autumn and clusters of fragrant, white flowers in late spring followed by round, pink fruit that fade to white in winter.

Sorbus vilmorinii 'Pink Charm'

Sorbus vilmorinii 'Pink Charm'

A small, deciduous tree with arching branches, feathery, compound, grey-green leaves and in spring creamy white flowers that are followed in autumn with vibrant pink berries. Height & Spread 5m (16ft).

Sorbus vilmorinii (Vilmorin's Rowan)

Sorbus vilmorinii (Vilmorin's Rowan)

A small, deciduous tree with arching branches, feathery, compound, grey-green leaves turning red & purple in autumn. Creamy white flowers in spring are followed in autumn with pink-red berries. Height & Spread 5m (16ft).

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Robusta' (Irish Yew)

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Robusta' (Irish Yew)

A coniferous tree that forms a very slow growing, dense, broad column with a multi-pointed crown. It has deep green needles and small red cones in autumn. Height 9m (29ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' (White Cedar)

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' (White Cedar)

A slow-growing, conical, evergreen conifer with erect sprays of scale-like, ovate, bright green leaves. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' (Small-Leaved Lime)

Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' (Small-Leaved Lime)

A deciduous tree with glossy, dark green, heart-shaped foliage which turns buttery yellow for autumn colour and small, very fragrant, ivory white flowers in summer. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 8m (26ft).

Ulmus minor (European Field Elm)

Ulmus minor (European Field Elm)

A broadly columnar to rounded, deciduous tree with winged young shoots, ovate, glossy, mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn and small, red flowers in spring followed by ovate, winged, red-marked, green fruit.


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