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Native Trees

Native trees are species naturally found in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Having grown in the UK for thousands of years or longer, they’re able to support a full range of wildlife and are perfectly equipped to deal with anything our climate throws at them. Alongside the mighty Oaks and the ornamental Birch, Rowan and Hawthorn trees, there are varieties suitable for small gardens such as Crabapple, Willow and Hazel. Top tip: buy bare root native trees and plant them between November and March - overwintering makes the plants develop a good root system before all the new growth in spring.
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What is a Native tree?

Native trees are species that have grown in a country or region for thousands of years, evolving along with the wildlife that exists there and adapting to the area’s environmental conditions. Simply put, if you plant one of these in England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales, it’ll fit right in!

Why should I plant Native trees?

Native trees know how to deal with the conditions in the UK - they’ve evolved with the British weather and it doesn’t phase them. This gives them a better chance of success in colder or wetter areas. The same goes for pests and diseases - you’ll notice that most native trees have excellent resistance and this is also down to thousands of years of adaptation.

Native trees for wildlife

Perhaps the biggest reason to plant native trees is their importance to wildlife. Animal, bird and insect species have co-evolved to feed on the trees they live with, adapting to the tree’s defences. They’re not equipped to feed on trees they haven’t encountered before - it would take them millennia to adapt! This is why you’ll always see more wildlife around native trees. As an example, an English Oak tree supports 284 different insect species, compared with a Larch or Sycamore originating from elsewhere in Europe which will support around 15. Planting a native tree might be the best thing you can do for your local environment.

Which trees are native to the UK?

Some examples of UK native trees are Oak, Birch, Blackthorn, Beech, Hawthorn, Elder, Box (or Buxus), Crabapple, Hazel, Holly, Lime, Elm, Hornbeam, Scots Pine, Rowan, Whitebeam, Willow and Yew. Native fruit trees include Cherry, Apple, Pear, Plum, Damson, Medlar, Gage and Mulberry.

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Mountain Ash Rowan Tree | Sorbus aucuparia
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Mountain Ash Rowan Tree | Sorbus aucuparia

Perfect size & shape, fiery autumn foliage, vibrant winter berries & creamy autumn flowers - What more do you want?

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  • Beautiful pink berries
  • Spectacular Autumn colour
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Tolerant of pollution
Silver Birch Tree | Betula Pendula

Statuesque, with classic silver-white bark

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  • A striking, medium-sized deciduous tree
  • Elegant silver bark and gracefully weeping branches
  • A favourite of local wildlife
  • Fully hardy and low-maintenance
Kilmarnock Dwarf Weeping Willow Tree | Salix Caprea

A gracefully weeping, compact willow

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  • Dwarf willow tree perfect for small spaces
  • Abundance of fuzzy grey catkins
  • Weeping habit is stunning when covered in snow or frost
  • Ideal for attracting pollinators
Corkscrew Hazel | Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Unmatched ornamental value

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  • Unmatched ornamental value
  • Ideal for smaller gardens
  • Offers varied seasonal interest
  • Contorted branches twist and corkscrew in spirals
Golden Hornet' Crabapple Tree

Bears bright golden fruits

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  • Highly ornamental tree
  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Eye-catching bright golden fruits
  • White blossom with a hint of pink
Jelly King' Crabapple Tree

If you want to enter the jam-making business this tree is for you

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  • The Jelly King best for jelly making
  • Fruit lasting all the way to December
  • Harvest will increase as the tree ages
  • Beautiful display of pale pink flowers
Purple Filbert' Hazel Tree

Small but mighty nut tree

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  • Plum purple foliage
  • Produces good crops of delicious hazelnuts
  • Excellent for smaller gardens or as hedging
  • Yellow catkins add winter interest
Red Hawthorn Tree | Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'
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Red Hawthorn Tree | Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

Award winning native tree for year-round colour

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  • Award Winning Double Crimson Flowering Hawthorn
  • Ideal for smaller gardens
  • Offers varied seasonal interest
  • Provides a safe nesting place for birds
Pink Pagoda Rowan Tree | Sorbus hupehensis
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Pink Pagoda Rowan Tree | Sorbus hupehensis

The perfect choice to add a splash of pink to your garden

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  • Beautiful pink blushed berries
  • Enchantingly beautiful colours for each season
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Compact size - 4x4m
Evereste Crabapple Tree
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Evereste Crabapple Tree

Superb display of large white flowers and red fruit

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  • Dazzling amount of white flowers turning pink
  • Very attractive red berries ideal for birds or jelly
  • Popular for its fire blight resistance
  • Proudly holding the RHS Award of Golden Merit
Weeping Silver Birch Tree | Betula Pendula Youngii
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Weeping Silver Birch Tree | Betula Pendula Youngii

A smaller and more weeping alternative

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  • A smaller and more weeping alternative
  • Compact dome and long, graceful branches
  • Perfect for smaller spaces
  • Fully hardy and low-maintenance
John Downie Crabapple Tree
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John Downie Crabapple Tree

Flavoursome plum-sized crab apples

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  • Abundance of plum-size orange fruit ideal for jams
  • Ideal for attracting pollinators
  • Blossom of delicate white flowers in the spring
  • Mid-green foliage turning into autumnal shades
English Oak Tree | Quercus Robur
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English Oak Tree | Quercus Robur

The King of Trees

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  • Grand and Majestic Oak Tree
  • Dark green foliage in summer
  • Spectacular bronze autumn colour
  • Very popular with local wildlife
Joseph Rock Rowan Tree | Sorbus
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Joseph Rock Rowan Tree | Sorbus

The perfect choice to add a splash of yellow to your garden

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  • Beautiful yellow berries
  • Vibrant red autumn foliage
  • Tolerant of pollution
  • Compact size - 7x4m
Vilmorinii Rowan Tree | Sorbus
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Vilmorinii Rowan Tree | Sorbus

The perfect choice to add a splash of pink to your garden

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  • Wonderful pink berries
  • Provides all-year round interest to your garden
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Compact size - 7x6m
Purple Corkscrew Hazel | Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'
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Purple Corkscrew Hazel | Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

The majestic purple Hazel

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  • Exhibits purple foliage, catkins and fruit
  • Ideal for smaller gardens
  • Offers varied seasonal interest
  • Attracts wildlife during winter
Crimson Cloud Hawthorn Tree | Crataegus laevigata
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Crimson Cloud Hawthorn Tree | Crataegus laevigata

A magnet for wildlife

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  • Classic native English tree
  • Colour changing blossom
  • Glossy green foliage - can be used for hedging
  • RHS Award winner
Evergreen Oak Tree | Quercus Ilex
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Evergreen Oak Tree | Quercus Ilex

A Majestic Oak tree

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  • Provides year-round interest
  • Dark green foliage in summer
  • Spectacular bronze autumn colour
  • Produces acorns which are popular with local wildlife
Crimson Frost' Silver Birch Tree
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Crimson Frost' Silver Birch Tree

Colour all year round

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  • Distinctive creamy white peeling bark
  • Burgundy leaves turning fiery red-orange in autumn
  • Bark changes colour as it matures
  • Grows to approx 12m
Sun Rival' Crabapple Tree
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Sun Rival' Crabapple Tree

Beautifully weeping small tree

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  • Beautiful display throughout the seasons
  • White spring blossom emerging from carmine pink buds
  • Come autumn red crab apples will appear until winter
  • Grows to 5mx4,5m perfectly suitable for small gardens
Hybrid Cockspur Hawthorn | Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei'
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Hybrid Cockspur Hawthorn | Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei'

Classic native tree loved by wildlife

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  • Native and small, bushy tree
  • Popular with wildlife
  • Offers varied seasonal interest
  • Beautiful creamy white flowers in May & June

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