Ornamental trees are grown for the beauty of their foliage, bark, spring flowers, berries or autumn colour.
Their ability to give their best in your garden will be affected by the suitability or otherwise of the situation in which they are planted and the characteristics of your soil.
The following is a guide to trees suitable for a range of situations, one or more of which will probably match your garden. It is far from exhaustive and it must be remembered that many trees will grow happily in a wide variety of situations.
- Trees with aromatic foliage
- Trees for clay soils
- Trees adapted to acid soils
- Trees for chalk soils
- Trees for damp sites
- Trees for cold exposed areas
- Trees Planting by the seaside
- Trees for shady spots
- Trees of weeping or pendulous habit
- Trees of upright or fastigiate habit
- Trees with Ornamental bark and twigs
- Trees grown for their foliage (large or shaped)
- Trees for autumn colour
- Trees with red or purple foliage
- Trees with golden or yellow foliage
- Trees with grey or silver foliage
- Trees with dramatic pink foliage in spring
- Trees with variegated foliage
- Trees with fruit to attract wild life
- Trees with scented flowers