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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 … Continue reading

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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? Tweet

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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 … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons in the Woodland Garden

April/May/June sees one of the showiest displays in the UK – in both gardens and in the wild. For during these months the Rhododendrons are in flower. These extravagant blooms, indigenous to the Himalayas, were originally taken around the world … Continue reading

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Magnolia Grandiflora – full standard trees of premium quality, standing 6 metres tall!

A beautiful tree, Magnolia Grandiflora is stately, elegant and luxuriously evergreen. In summer, it will delight you with sizable, broad-shaped scented flowers (hence grandi-flora!) from mid-summer through to autumn. Tweet

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