Beautiful Barks – Trees with Ornamental Bark

As the leaves fall, the bark is revealed and here, in our humble opinion, are some of the most beautiful trees with ornamental bark.

The Silver Birch – in this case, Betula Utilis Pendula or weeping Silver Birch tree – has a lovely white bark, pictured here in all its glory, beautifully offset by the deep blue backdrop of a sunny autumn day. This weeping Silver Birch tree is a slow growing and relatively small tree so it’s ideal for introducing a dramatic touch to the smaller garden.

 Trees with ornamental bark - weeping Silver Birch (Betula Utilis Pendu)

Trees with ornamental bark – weeping Silver Birch (Betula Utilis Pendula)

A larger tree than Betula Utilis Pendula is Betula Jacquemontii (the Himalayan Birch or White Stem Birch); again with a striking white trunk that looks attractive all year round. Our Betula Jacquemontii is also available as single stem trees.

 Trees with ornamental bark - Betula Jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch or White Stem Birch)

Trees with ornamental bark – Betula Jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch or White Stem Birch)

Prunus Kiku Shidare Zakura is a small weeping cherry tree with a refreshingly attractive creamy coloured bark. This tree is the perfect addition to any Japanese themed garden.

 Trees with ornamental bark - Prunus Kiku Shidare Zakura (weeping cherry tree)

Trees with ornamental bark – Prunus Kiku Shidare Zakura (weeping cherry tree)

Acer Griseum (or Paper Bark Maple) has an eye-catching copper coloured bark with reddish overtones that theatrically peels like paper parchment.

 Trees with ornamental bark - Acer Griseum (Paper Bark Maple)

Trees with ornamental bark – Acer Griseum (Paper Bark Maple)

Not deciduous, but when talking about Beautiful Barks we simply have to mention the Cork Oak (or Quercus Suber) – definitely a tree with Ornamental Bark. It’s corky, crackly, thick & gnarly, bursting with character & distinction.

 Trees with ornamental bark - Cork Oak (Quercus Suber)

Trees with ornamental bark – Cork Oak (Quercus Suber)

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Quercus Suber Trees

Truly one of the most majestic trees of the Mediterranean landscape, the Cork Oak, has arrived in style at Paramount Plants.  Our latest stock of much more mature trees will provide instant maturity to any garden design.

Quercus Suber  | Cork Oak trees arriving at Paramount Plants this week

Quercus Suber | Cork Oak trees arriving at Paramount Plants this week

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Plants for Contemporary Gardens

Contemporary Gardens - The Porsche Gardens by Flemons & Warland (cloud trees supplied by Paramount Plants)

Contemporary Gardens – The Porsche Gardens by Flemons & Warland (cloud trees supplied by Paramount Plants)

We’re pretty sure you don’t need us to tell you that modern life is stressful. We live in a fast-paced world, where everybody wants something and they want it now! With this in mind, it is all the more important to have a quiet place that you can escape to. Continue reading

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Chamaerops Humilis – a perfect hardy palm for UK gardens

 Chamaerops Humilis palm is very useful in garden design with its strikingly distinctive form

Chamaerops Humilis palm is very useful in garden design with its strikingly distinctive form

Evergreen Chamaerops Humilis is a hardy, flexible palm tree that won’t grow as tall as most palms. Being UK hardy and because of its neat size, the Chamaerops Humilis palm is very useful in garden design with its strikingly distinctive form, beautiful large fan-shaped leaves and an attractive dense growing habit. Chamaerops Humilis palms are excellent additions to UK Mediterranean or tropical themed gardens. Continue reading

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Berberis Thunbergii Orange Rocket – another of our autumn heroes

Berberis Thunbergii Orange Rocket

Berberis Thunbergii Orange Rocket – another of our autumn heroes

A new variety of the Japanese Barberry, Berberis Thunbergii Orange Rocket provides garden drama from spring right through to autumn, when it practically glows in a halo of burning ruby red! Continue reading

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