Index of Garden Trees

Garden Trees

The following trees are just a few of those that are suitable for domestic gardens and open parkland in Great Britain (England/Scotland/Ireland).

Deciduous Trees

Acer

Acer
Maple

Aesculus

Aesculus
Horse chestnut

alnus

Alnus
Alder

Amelanchier

Amelanchier
Snowy mespilus

Aralia

Aralia
Angelica tree

Birch Tree

Betula
Birch tree

Hornbeam Tree

Carpinus
Hornbeam

Sweet Chestnut Tree

Castanea
Sweet Chestnut

Hawthorn tree

Crataegus
Hawthorn

Indian bean tree

Catalpa
Indian Bean Tree

Handkerchief tree

Davidia involucrata
Handkerchief tree

Beech tree

Fagus
Beech

Ash tree

Fraxinus
Ash

Ginkgo

Ginkgo
Maidenhair Tree

Honey-locust tree

Gleditsia
Honey-locust

Laburnum tree

Laburnum
Golden Rain

Liriodendron

Liriodendron
Tulip tree

Liquidambar

Liquidambar
Sweet gum

Magnolia stellata

Magnolia
Magnolia

Flowering Crab Apple

Malus
Crab Apple

Ostrya

Ostrya
Hop hornbeam

Parrotia

Parrotia
Iron wood

Paulownia

Paulownia
Foxglove tree

Poplar

Populus
Poplar

Japanese flowering cherry blossom

Prunus
Ornamental cherry

Ornamental Pear

Pyrus
Ornamental Pear

Oak

Quercus
Oak

robinia pseudoacacia

Robinia
Rose acacia

Salix willow

Salix
willow

Rhus typhina autumn leaves

Rhus
Sumach

sorbus red berries

Sorbus
Mountain Ash, Rowan

lime trees

Tilia
Lime

Elm tree

Ulmus
Elm


Evergreen Trees

Acacia dealbata

Acacia
Mimosa

fir cones

Abies
Fir tree

monkey puzzle tree

Araucaria
Monkey puzzle tree

strawberry tree

Arbutus
Strawberry tree

Chamaecyparis tree

Chamaecyparis
False Cypress

Cedar

Cedrus
Cedar

Cryptomeria

Cryptomeria
Japanese Cedar

Cupressocyparis

× Cuprocyparis
Leyland cypress

Cypress

Cupressus
True cypress

eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus
Gum tree

Ilex aquifolium

Ilex aquifolium
Common holly

Juniper

Juniperus
Juniper

Olea

Olea
Olive

Spruce

Picea
Spruce

Pine

Pinus
Pine

Yew berries

Taxus baccata
Yew

thuja

Thuja
White cedar

trachycarpus

Trachycarpus
Chusan Palm


When is The Best Time to Plant a Tree?

Most trees sold in garden centers and nurseries are container grown. Container grown trees can be planted at any time of the year, provided that the soil is in a workable condition. Newly planted trees will need plenty of water during the first couple of years until the roots become well established. If you intend to plant your tree during the dryer summer months you will need to keep it constantly watered to ensure it does not dry out.

Soil Preparation and Planting

The planting and cultivation of trees is similar to that for shrubs, particularly with regard to soil quality and its preparation. In general trees require a deep, open and well drained loamy soil. Plenty of rich humus should be added, especially if the soil is shallow, sandy or gravelly.

Tall trees will also need staking to prevent rocking during high winds, however the trunk should not be held too firmly, as some movement is required to help the tree become established. The lower trunk will also require protection against damage by rabbits and small deer, who will often strip the lower bark and quickly kill the tree.