Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida – these Flowering Dogwoods take the ornamental tree to new heights!

THE BACKGROUND
Belonging to the Cornus genus, Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida (a genus commonly known as flowering dogwoods) have long been used as ornamental trees for gardens and landscapes. Compact and upright in shape, Cornus ornamental trees generally don’t get overly big. They tend to flower profusely and these flowers last for a quite a long time (as they are in fact bracts). Although there are 3 families of Cornus (flowering dogwood), Cornus Kousa (Chinese Flowering Dogwood) and Cornus Florida (American Flowering Dogwood) are best suited to our UK climate. Read more Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida – these Flowering Dogwoods take the ornamental tree to new heights!

Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Aurea (Irish Yew) – embellishing our gardens since the 1750s

The English Yew (Taxus Baccata) needs no introduction to most of us. We use it for hedging, evergreen screening and as a stand-alone ornamental tree. But what of the golden Irish Yew? Read more Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Aurea (Irish Yew) – embellishing our gardens since the 1750s

Olive Trees for Sale UK hardy – don’t miss our special offers!

Olive Trees (Olea Europea) have much to offer today’s urban garden or patio. Olive trees, being slow growing, do as well in containers as in the ground. The soft grey-blue foliage of the olive trees blends in beautifully with other plants. Try under-planting for example with lavender or rosemary or an evergreen shrub such as Buxus Sempervirens (box).

Olive Trees standing 6 feet tall, on special offer
Olive Trees standing 6 feet tall, on special offer

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Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy – Suits any garden

Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy (common name Eastern Redbud) is a resilient shrub and holds the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). AGM is a mark of quality awarded to garden plants by the RHS. Awards are made annually following plant trials under UK growing conditions. Paramount Plants has many plants in stock which have the AGM mark – just type Award into our search section at the top left of our home page to get a full list of plants available to buy online or at our Plant Centre. Read more Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy – Suits any garden