Bareroot trees in the larger standard sizes are one of our specialities. The range below includes trees for small gardens, parkland or woodland, and flowering trees.
What is the difference between a Standard Tree and the Saplings in the Hedging Plant section?
Many trees are available as more mature standards listed below, and also as younger saplings, which are listed over in the Hedging Plants section.
The standard trees are larger, more mature, grown and selected for the straightness of their trunk and high branch formation. Standard trees are measured by their girth 1 metre above the ground, and young saplings are measured by height. Therefore, a 6/8cm Standard tree is much bigger than an 60/80cm sapling tree or hedge plant.
Young sapling trees from the hedging section can, with care, be trained into standard trees, given a few years and usually some pruning to ensure they have a single, straight trunk.
Standard trees give you instant impact, and most of the named cultivars of a given species are only available in standard sizes, so you can buy wild Field Maple, Acer campestre, as both young saplings and large standards, but you can only buy Acer campestre "Royal Ruby" as a standard.
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All standard trees are graded by their girth in centimetres, not their height. We cannot accurately tell you how tall your standard trees will be, except to say that almost all of them are between 2.5 and 5 metres high. Because they have similar girths, trees of the same grade will be in proportion when planted.
If you are planting a few trees in your garden, where it will be easy to care for them by watering them, weeding and mulching around them, then choose the larger 8-10cm sizes.
If you are planting a larger project or putting trees on a site where watering is harder, you should use the smaller 6-8cm sizes. It is always vital to water new trees during their first summer, but smaller trees are better at coping with "low" maintenance.
To be honest, our Tree Planting Video explains the planting bit. But apart from the excellent advice below, here are a few pointers. Two people make planting very much easier. Second, these are quite big trees and they need a stout stake and a strong tree tie during their first couple of years. Third, they will need watering. Especially in the first spring and summer after you have planted them. Last, we strongly recommend using Rootgrow; it makes a huge difference with larger trees.
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