No matter how large or small your garden is, all gardens have the potential to benefit enormously from having a tree. Trees can enhance your garden and the surrounding area in terms of size, colour and textures of the leaves and flowers. Trees provide a superb habitat for wildlife – a subject we are exceptionally passionate about as it is very important to us.
In order to make the right choice when you buy a garden tree, here is some helpful advice on things to consider:
- What are your requirements? Would you like a deciduous or evergreen tree? A single stem tree or a multi-stem? Do you need a fast growing tree or are you able to be patient and wait for your tree to grow?
- Are you looking for a productive tree – e.g. a fruit tree? Fruit trees are a wonderful addition to any garden and if space is limited, you can even keep it in a pot.
- How much space is available for your tree to grow? Remember it needs space to grow up as well as spread.
- Consider a low maintenance tree if you do not have a lot of time for maintenance e.g. pruning.
When considering the purchase of a garden tree, it is vital to choose a specialist tree nursery. At Arundel Arboretum, we have many years experience in producing excellent quality trees and shrubs. Our expert staff are always on hand to guide you through your purchase and answer any questions you may have.
When deciding on buying a garden tree, you may like to consider the following that are out in flower now:-
Amelanchier Canadensis is a small deciduous tree. It can also be grown as a large shrub. It produces masses of small, white flowers in the spring. The flowers are then followed by green-red fruits that will eventually turn black. The fruits are excellent for birds. The mid-green leaves will turn yellow\orange\red in the autumn. Amelanchier Canadensis prefers a well-drained soil.
Prunus Shimidsu Sakura ‘Blushing Bride’ is a Japanese flowering cherry tree. It has an elegant spreading habit. The large, delicate flowers hang down in large bunches during April and May. They open pink and fade to a bright white as the season progresses. Prunus Shimidsu Sakura ‘Blushing Bride’ is a pollutant tolerant tree making it ideal for urban areas. Its green foliage turns orange and red in the autumn. It is not tolerant of wet or shallow chalky conditions.
Prunus ‘Pandora’ is a small deciduous tree with a broadly vase-shaped canopy and upright habit. Single, very pale pink flowers appear in the spring. These are followed by green leaves, which turn pale yellow in the autumn. The young bark on a Prunus ‘Pandora’ is a radiant brown. This tree has an eventual height of 8-12m and a spread of 4-8m. It prefers a moist, well-drained soil and can be planted in full sun. It will be happy in either a sheltered or exposed position.
We look forward to welcoming you to Arundel Arboretum, where we will be very happy to assist you with your purchase of a garden tree.