Mature ornamental trees are one of our specialities, and we probably sell more garden trees online than anyone else. The big trees for sale in the sections below are the largest, most mature starting sizes that you can order from us. And our range includes trees for small gardens, parkland and woodland trees and flowering trees.
What is the difference between a Standard Tree and the saplings in the Hedging Plant section?
Many of our standard trees are also available as young saplings in the Hedging Plants section. The differences are that the standard tree is larger and more mature and was selected for the straightness of its trunk and for its branch formation. The saplings from the Hedging section come from a "broader church" but with care, most can be trained into standard trees given a few years and a bit of care.
All of our Bareroot Ornamental Standard Trees are covered by our Guarantee.
All standards are graded by their girth in centimetres, not their height. This means we cannot accurately tell you how tall your trees will be before you order them, except to say that almost all the standards we deliver are between 2.5-5 metres high. However, because they have similar girths, the trees look in proportion when planted.
So 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. However, 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 still 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.
All About Flowering Cherry Trees
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Planting Video - Ornamental Trees
Standard Tree Sizes