The trees listed here are delivered in large sizes called standards. They need a stake to support them. They are for ornamental planting, roadsides and parks. For big woodland and forestry projects, use the younger trees in the Hedging Plants category.
The big trees for sale in the sections above are the largest, most mature starting sizes that you can order. All of these ornamental
trees are measured in standard sizes, which means that they are graded by their girth in centimetres, not their height. Read more about how Standard trees are measured here.
Please note that we cannot tell you how tall your trees will be before you order them, except to say that almost all the standards we deliver are between 2-4 metres high.
Big specimen trees are always delivered & planted bareroot in winter (Nov-March).
Planting Large Trees:
Our Tree Planting Video will explain it all.
Remember that all big trees need a big stake and at least one tree tie to support them during their first couple of years. A biodegradable mulch mat is recommended for all new trees, especially if it will be difficult to weed around them. You can save money on stakes, ties and mulch mats by buying them all together in our tree planting pack.
If you are planting in poor soil, we also strongly recommend using Rootgrow friendly fungi to help your trees establish.
Which Size of Standard Should I Buy?
Our specimen trees are delivered in two sizes: a light standard with a girth of 6-8cms and a regular standard with a girth of 8-10cms. Our advice is:
What is the difference between a Standard Tree and the saplings in the Hedging Plant section?
Many of our standard trees trees are also available as young saplings in the Hedging Plants section. The only difference is that the standard tree is larger and more mature. If a sapling tree from the Hedging section was allowed to grow freely, without being clipped, it would effectively become a standard tree in a few years.
Almost all of our big trees are British grown. All of the native species are grown in the UK from British seed.
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All of our Bareroot Ornamental Standard Trees are covered by our Guarantee.