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					       All trees are pot grown, and are rooted and ready to plant in the garden.
              All are East Anglian grown and therefore used to the climate.

   Our plants represent fantastic value for money. Trees in garden centres start at
    £34.99, and even at Long Melford Garden Centre they are £39.99 upwards.

     If there are any other types you require, please ask and we will do our best.

ACER (MAPLE)
Campestre Field Maple – Robust and hardy with bright yellow autumn colour
Campestre Carnival – Brightly variegated field maple making a spectacular small tree
Capillipes (Snake Bark Maple) – Small tree with striated silver bark and good autumn
colour
Cappadocium Aureum – Medium to large tree with striking red leaves turning to golden
yellow, fabulous autumn colours even on chalky soils
Conspicuum Silver Cardinal – An attractive small tree with striped snake bark stems and
young shoots red. Leaves are blushed pink to start, fading to white/green
Davidii George Forest (Snake Bark Maple) – Green and white striped bark, good green
leaves and red leaf stalks. Good autumn colour
Griseum (Paper Bark Maple) – Grown for cinnamon coloured flaking bark, this slow growing
tree is tolerant of shade, chalk soils and makes a wonderful specimen tree
Negundo Flamingo (Box Elder) – Small tree with brightly variegated leaves and splendid
pink coloured new growth. Attractive bark in winter
Platanoides (Norway maple) – Fast growing, good autumn colour
Platanoides Crimson King (Norway maple) – Deep purple foliage.
Plantanoides Drummondii (Norway maple) – Green and white variegation
Pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum (Sycamore) – Slow growing mop-headed tree with
shrimp-pink new growth in spring
Pseudoplatanus Simon Louis Freres (Sycamore) – Pink foliage when young, becoming
variegated with green and white blotches all summer
Rubrum October Glory (Canadian maple) – An American selection forming a dense round-
headed tree grown for its outstanding brilliant red colour which lasts well
Rufinerve (Snake Bark Maple) – A medium size tree with bright green and white striped
bark, bright red and yellow autumn colour
Saccharinum Pyramidale (Silver Maple) – Upright form with bright silver undersides to
leaves
Silver Vein (Snake Bark Maple) - One of the best Snake Bark Maples. The purple stems
are brilliantly striped with white. Good autumn colour. Height 4m. Spread 1.6m. Full
sun/partial shade

AESCULUS (HORSE CHESTNUT)
Carnea Briotii – Pink flowering form that does not set seed
Flava (Sweet Buckeye) – A medium size tree with unusual yellow flowers and good autumn
colour
Hippocastanum – Common Horse Chestnut producing conkers
Indica (Indian Horse Chestnut) – A magnificent large tree with large panicles of pink
flowers and good yellow autumn colour. Grows well on chalk
Indica Sydney Pearce (Indian Horse Chestnut) – An easy flowering globe shaped tree
with dark olive-green leaves whose flowers are large panicles. Individual blossoms are white,
petals marked yellow and suffused pretty pink in June and July




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Parviflora – A medium to large suckering shrub or small tree with striking bronze leaves in
spring and golden yellow autumn foliage

ALIANTHUS (TREE OF HEAVEN)
Altissima – A large, fast growing tree with huge feathery ash-like leaves

ALNUS (ALDER)
Cordota (Italian Alder) – Glossy leaves, almost semi-evergreen
Glutinosa (Common Alder) – A conical tree with glossy dark green leaves. Pendant yellow-
brown male catkins open before the leaves. Height 25m, spread 10m. Flowers Jan-March.
Full sun
Glutinosa Imperialis – A graceful form with deeply cut leaves
Incana – Grey alder, very hardy and damp tolerarant
Incana Aurea – Yellow foliage and good yellow winter bark

AMELANCHIER (MESPILUS)
Alnifolia Obelisk – Unusual upright form, with masses of white star-shaped flowers in spring
Ballerina – This small tree is an improved version of Lamarkii/Canadensis. It has an upright
habit and its young leaves are bronze turning to green with fine toothed edges. Large, white
spring flowers and good autumn colour. Reaching 5-10 metres overall in 10 years.

BETULA (BIRCH)
Albo-sinensis Septentrionalis – A beautiful medium size Birch with matt green leaves and
rough shoots. The attractive coppery-red peeling bark reveals creamy-pink layers beneath
Jaquemontii (Himalayan Birch) – Probably the best white peeling bark.
Pendula (Common Silver Birch) – White stems tolerant of dry soil. Native
Pendula Dalecarlica (Swedish Birch) – Graceful tree with drooping branches and fine cut
leaves
Pendula Purpurea (Purple Leaf Birch) – Slower growing with deep purple leaves
Pendula Tristis – Tall and graceful with pendulous branches and narrow head
Pendula Youngii – Beautiful dome/mushroom shaped head of deeply weeping branches

CARPINUS (HORNBEAM)
Betulus (Common Hornbeam) – Easy to grow, good clean tree. Suitable for clay or chalk.
Betulus Columnaris - A small columnar slower growing form
Betulus Fastigiata – A medium size erect form

CASTANEA (SWEET OR SPANISH CHESTNUT)
Sativa – Fast growing large tree flowering in July and bearing edible chestnuts in autumn.
Sativa Aureomarginata – Yellow leaf margins make this an exciting variety

CATALPA (INDIAN BEAN TREE)
Bignonioides Aurea – Glorious golden form grown for its huge leaves. Best kept out of
draughty corriders

CERCIDIPHYLLUM (KATSURA)
Japonicum – A small to medium size tree which grows quickly and spreads. Heart shaped
leaves turn dusky pink and smell of burnt sugar in autumn




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CORNUS (DOGWOOD)
Contraversa variegata (The Wedding Cake Tree) – Beautiful small tree with striking silver
and green leaves which grows slowly in flat tiers

COTONEASTER
Cornubia – Fast growing tall spreading tree with large red fruits which weigh down its long
slender branches
Exburiensis – Arching/spreading habit with white flowers and yellow berries
Rothchildianus – Similar to above but with creamy yellow/orange fruits

CRATAGEUS (THORN)
Oxycantha Crimson Cloud – Glorious full deep-pink flowers with white centres
Oxycantha Pauls Scarlet – Deep red flowers
Oxycantha Rosea Flore Pleno – Rosy pink flowers
Prunifolia – One of the best. Very long thorns, deep-green shiny leaves, orange/red fruits
and good autumn colour
Wattiana – A small tree, often thornless, with sharply toothed leaves and translucent yellow
fruits

CYTISUS (BROOM)
Battandieri (Pineapple Broom) – Silvery drooping foliage producing pineapple-scented big
yellow flowers in summer

EUCALYPTUS (GUM)
Gunni (Cedar Gum) – Vigorous fast growing with grey-orange turning creamy-white bark.
Silver-blue young foliage and clusters of small white flowers. Shelter from coldest winds.
Evergreen and scented
Nicholii – Light and feathery fine blue/green leaves turn this delightful plant into a delicate
moving bush. Evergreen

FAGUS (BEECH)
Sylvatica Asplenifolia – Fern leaf or cut leaf beech turning copper-gold in autumn
Sylvatica Dawyk – Tall, erect beech originating from Scotland
Sylvatica Dawyk Purple – Splendid narrow tree with deep purple foliage
Sylvatica Pendula (Weeping Beech) – A spectacular large weeping tree
Sylvatica Purpurea – Purple leaves
Sylvatica tricolour – An attractive slow growing purple leaved beech with unusual delicate
pink and white margins to the leaves

FRAXINUS (ASH)
Excelsior Autumn Purple – Superb dark and light autumn colours. A fast growing native.
Excelsior Jaspidea (Golden Ash) – Young shoots and branches butter-yellow. Especially
spectacular in winter. Leaves golden-yellow in autumn
Excelsior Raywood (Raywoods Ash) – A fast growing elegant tree which has fine leaves
and exceptional deep purple autumn colour

GLEDITSIA (HONEY LOCUST)
Tricanthos Ruby Lace – A small tree with dainty fern-like ruby-red leaves
Tricanthos Sunburst – Thornless splendid bright golden fern-like foliage. Makes a small
tree, so ideal when space is limited




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JUGLANS (WALNUT)
Nigra (Black Walnut) – A large noble tree bearing edible nuts
Regia (Common Walnut) – Slower growing walnut with aromatic leaves and edible nuts

LABURNUM
x Watereri Vossi – The most spectacular form with very long yellow flowers in spring.
Poisonous

LARIX (LARCH)
Puli – Very small weeping tree. Deciduous conifer

LIQUIDAMBAR
Acalycina – Young leaves bronze/red, good persistent red autumn colour
Lane Roberts – Shiny maple-like green leaves. Rich black/red autumn colour
Silver King – Variegated green and creamy white leaves flushed with rose red in autumn
Worplesdon – Long, narrow, bright green leaves turn orange and yellow in autumn

LIRIODENDRON (TULIP TREE)
Tulipifera – A magnificent large tree, starting conical but broadening with age. Unusual tulip
shaped leaves and waxy looking yellow, green and orange banded flowers are upright in July
but the tree is semi-mature before producing these unusual blooms. Tolerates some shade
Tulipifera Aureomarginatum – As above, but leaves have bright yellow border

MALUS (CRAB APPLE)
Admiration – An upright dwarf tree with masses of waxy white flowers in spring followed by
an abundance of small red/bronze fruits which persist into winter
Charlottae – A delightful small tree producing shell-pink semi-double scented flowers in late
May. Its large leaves turn rich autumn colour and are followed by small green fruits
Everest – Small tree with small white flowers but noted for its persistent orange-red fruits in
autumn
Floribunda – Crimson buds open to blush-pink flowers in spring, followed by small
red/yellow fruits. Rather prone to scab in wet springs
Golden Hornet – Upright small tree producing masses of yellow crab apples in autumn
which are suitable for making jelly. A very good pollinator for apple trees
John Downie – Vigorous small tree with white flowers but mostly grown for its large
red/orange fruits in autumn which are suitable for making jelly
Neville Copeman – A small tree with purple leaves when young and purple flowers followed
by large deep rosy orange/purple fruits in autumn
Profusion – Interesting purplish lobed leaves are followed by crimson flowers in spring.
Small dark fruits are insignificant
Red Jade – Shiny green leaves are attractive on this steeply weeping tree which has white
flowers and plentiful small red fruits in autumn
Red Sentinel – An excellent green leaved Malus with white scented flowers and large
bunches of deep red fruits in autumn which normally remain on the tree until Christmas
Royalty – This is a small round shaped tree which is grown for its intensely rich dark purple
foliage which largely hides its small purple flowers and small dark red fruits
Tschonoskii (Bonfire) – Grown for its neat conical shape and glorious autumn leaf colours
Van Eseltine – Striking rose/scarlet semi-double scented flowers followed by good, clean,
green, shiny leaves on this neat upright tree which also has small yellow fruits




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MESPILUS
Germanica Nottingham Medlar – A remarkable old tree which makes a round dome shape
with good clean, green leaves decorated with saucer shaped white flowers in spring and
curious russet brown fruits in autumn which persist into winter and can be eaten when
rotting!

METASEQUOIA (REDWOOD)
Glyptostroboides – A large deciduous conical tree with cinnamon flaky bark and green
leaves which turn bronze in autumn. Easier to grow than you think!

MORUS (MULBERRY)
Alba laciniata (White Mulberry) – A curious form of white mulberry having attractive deeply
divided narrow leaves
Nigra (Black Mulberry) – A most pleasant dome shaped tree with strong green lobed leaves
and edible fruits in June and July

NOTHOFAGUS (ANTARCTIC OR SOUTHERN BEECH)
Antarctica – An elegant fast growing tree with curious small rounded leaves and good
autumn colour. Very underused

NYSSA (TUPELO)
Sylvatica Autumn Cascade – An attractive medium to large sized tree. Slow growing, and
dense headed with handsome foliage. Leaves dark glossy green with variable shape,
obovate or oval, turning rich scarlet, yellow and orange in autumn

PAULONIA (FOXGLOVE TREE)
Tormentosa – A round topped tree with big purple flowers in summer. Can be cut down to
the ground each year if planted in a frost pocket

PLATANUS (PLANE)
Orientalis (Oriental Plane) – A large stately long-lived tree with nicer leaves than the
London Plane.

POPULUS (POPLAR)
Tremula Fastigiata – Trembling Poplar, this neat upright version is fast growing and
sometimes suckers

PRUNUS (ORNAMENTAL FLOWERING CHERRY)
Accolade – Bright pink flowers in very early spring. Tall, spreading habit
Amanagowa (Flagpole Cherry) – Very upright, with scented pale pink flowers mid-season.
Good autumn colour
Avium Plena (Double Glean) – A large growing variety with superb double pure white
flowers
Blushing Bride – Oku-Miyako gently spreading tree with masses of semi-double flowers
which hang beneath green leaves in bunches. Spectacular
Kanzan – Reliable abundant deep pink flowers on this upright spreading tree
Kiki-shidare Sakura (Cheals Weeping) – Large double deep pink flowers on weeping
branches
Okame – A small tree with early carmine pink flowers usually in March. Good autumn colour
Pandora – An upright small tree with masses of pale pink flowers in March or early April.
Excellent autumn colour. Well worth growing




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Pink Perfection – Bright rosy pink flowers in bud opening to double pink. Borne in clusters.
Pissardii Nigra (Purple Plum) – Deep purple foliage and branches set off deep pink flowers
in early spring
Serrula Tibetica (Birch Bark Cherry) – Grown for its rich mahogany coloured bark
Shirofugen – Graceful spreading tree with very late pink flowers after all others
Shirotae – Mount Fuji. A large growing flat-topped tree with magnificent large semi-double
white flowers which droop under bright green leaves
Subhirtella autumnalis (Autumn Cherry) – Dainty white flowers are produced repeatedly
on naked branches during mild periods of the winter. Good autumn colour
Subhirtella Rosea – Pale pink form of above. Flowers mostly in spring
Subhirtella pendula Rubra – Wide arching branches are covered in bright pink flowers in
spring
Tai-Haku (Great White Cherry) – Magnificent tree with huge white flowers and new foliage
bronze coloured
Ukon – Sulphur-yellow flowers in mid to late spring. Very striking and unusual
Yedoensis Yoshino – Single almond scented flowers are abundant in spring on this lovely
spreading tree

PYRUS (ORNAMENTAL PEAR)
Chanticleer – Narrow pyramidal habit. Good clean shiny leaves turn claret coloured in late
autumn. White flowers in spring
Salicifolia Pendula – Grey leaf weeping pear. Small tangled tree with silvery white young
branches in winter and thin silvery grey leaves in summer

QUERCUS (OAK)
Frainetto (Hungarian Oak) – Big spreading Oak with very large leaves and drooping
branches
Paulustris (Pin Oak) – Elegant and graceful drooping branches. Rich autumn colour
Robur Fastigiata – Upright form of English Oak
Suber (Cork Oak) – A rounded evergreen tree with thick corky bark. Dark green leaves are
grey and hairy beneath. Produces acorns. Height and spread 20m. Flowers May to June. Full
sun/partial shade

ROBINIA (ACACIA)
Hispida Rosea (Bristly Locust) – A deciduous large shrub of open habit with bristly stems
and dark green leaflets. Panicles of pealike rose-pink flowers late spring to early summer.
Reasonably free-draining soil in a sunny, protected position. Height and spread 2.5m
Pseudiacacia Fastigiata – Upright slender form with spineless branches
Frisia – Outstanding large, bright, yellow flowers

SALIX (WILLOW)
Caprea Pendula – Top worked, weeping tree with masses of catkins on naked branches in
winter and thick grey-green leaves forming a neat full dome in summer
Daphnoides Blue Streak – A good specimen tree. The conspicuous blue-black shoots in
winter set off the silver catkins beautifully. Height 5m, spread 6m. Flowers February. Full sun

SOPHORA
Japonica (Japanese Pagoda Tree) – A medium to large, round headed tree with long
tassels of creamy-white flowers in late summer




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SORBUS (WHITEBEAM & MOUNTAIN ASH)
Aria Lutescens – Sometimes called the Candelbra Tree because its new leaves emerge
silver and look magnificent in spring. Large leaves are dark green on top and silver beneath
Aria Majestica – A handsome large tree with larger leaves than above. Upright habit
Aria Wilfred Fox – A handsome hybrid round headed tree reaching 12m. Long slender
leaves green above and silvery-white beneath
Aucuparia (Mountain Ash) – Very hardy vigorous native tree with red berries in autumn
Aucuparia Aspenifolia – Upright habit of growth with very attractive fern-like cut leaves
Aucuparia Chinese Lace – Very deeply cut leaved variety. Slow growing and shorter than
most cultivars. Dark purple/red autumn leaf colour
Aucuparia Eastern Promise – Fern-like leaves followed by deep rose-pink fruits and
excellent autumn colour
Aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling – A vigorous small tree with upright habit. Good dark
green leaves and large bunches of bright red berries in autumn
Cashmiriana – A small tree of open habit which has soft pink flowers in spring and gleaming
white berries in autumn which hang on well into winter
Hupehensis – A small strong growing variety with smooth bark and drooping pink/white
berries in autumn. Mostly grown for its striking red autumn leaf colour
Pink Pagoda – A recent introduction which has multiple clusters of pink berries in autumn,
grey-blue leaves in summer, and good purple autumn tints
Joseph Rock – Widely planted, upright small tree with magnificent autumn golds and reds.
Berries are unusually yellow/orange
Kirsten Pink – An unusual and pretty Mountain Ash with fine leaves and clusters of pink
berries which fade to white as they age
Torminalis (Wild Service Tree) – A very old variety, native to Europe. Its upright habit
spreads in later years. Green leaves turn to orange and yellow in autumn. White flowers are
followed by russet coloured small oval fruits
Vilmorinii – Dark green fern-like leaves turn red/purple in winter. A small tree with spreading
habit. Berries turn from red to pink to white

TAXODIUM (SWAMP CYPRESS)
Distichum – Conical conifer useful for wet places. Bright green leaves turn yellow/gold in
autumn. Bark is a reddish brown

TILIA (LIME OR LINDEN)
Cordata – Small leaved European lime
Euchlora – Glossy green leaves. Does not attract aphids

ULMUS (ELM)
Camperdownii (Glabra/Wych Elm) – A small neat compact elm which slightly weeps
x hollandica Wredei – A very narrow conical tree with bright yellow leaves
resista Sapporo Gold – This tree forms a densely foliated vase-shaped crown, although
immature plants need to be pruned to develop the desired shape. The small and narrow dark
green leaves turn pale yellow in autumn. Flowering and fruiting occur in spring

ZELCOVA
Serrata – A medium sized notable tree with green leaves which turn to bronze or red in
autumn. Sometimes used as a substitute for Elm




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