Meet Our New Arrivals For The 2024 Tree Season!


At Frank P Matthews, we are always striving to bring the best and most beautiful tree varieties to your gardens. This season, we are excited to introduce nine stunning new tree varieties, each meticulously chosen for the myriad of benefits they offer. Whether you want to add vibrant color, unique shapes, or support local wildlife, our latest additions promise to transform your outdoor space.

Apple ‘Apistar®

Apple ‘Apistar’ is a truly unique and delightful addition to any garden, known for its distinctive star-shaped fruit that captivates both the eyes and taste buds. This exceptional variety boasts a crisp texture and sweet flavour, making it perfect for fresh eating and a variety of culinary uses. Its striking appearance and delicious taste are complemented by its versatility and resilience, ensuring a fruitful harvest that can be enjoyed throughout the season. Apple ‘Apistar’ is not just a treat for the palate but also a charming ornamental feature, adding a touch of whimsy and beauty to your garden landscape.

Apple ‘Peter’s Gold™’

Apple ‘Peter’s Gold’ is an exceptional variety with a rich history and remarkable qualities. Discovered by the late Peter Seabrook, this apple stands out with its distinctive yellow-green colour and a golden blush that hints at its superb flavour. The flesh is sweet, juicy, and delightfully crisp, making it a favourite for fresh eating and culinary delights. One of its standout features is its excellent storage capability, allowing you to enjoy its fresh taste well into the winter months. ‘Peter’s Gold’ is not only a tribute to its discoverer but also a testament to the enduring appeal of well-bred apple varieties, offering both beauty and utility in the garden.

Cercis ‘Ace of Spades®

Cercis ‘Ace of Spades’ is a stunning ornamental tree renowned for its dramatic heart-shaped leaves that transform into a rich, deep purple hue in the fall. This striking foliage adds a bold splash of colour and texture to any landscape, making it a perfect focal point for gardens of all sizes. In spring, the tree is adorned with clusters of small, rosy pink flowers that attract pollinators and enhance its visual appeal. Compact and hardy, Cercis ‘Ace of Spades’ is an excellent choice for adding year-round interest and elegance to your garden, thriving in a variety of soil types and conditions.

Cercis ‘Cascading Hearts’

Cercis ‘Cascading Hearts’ is a captivating ornamental tree that brings elegance and charm to any garden. Known for its graceful, weeping branches, this variety features an abundance of beautiful pink blossoms in spring, creating a stunning waterfall effect of colour. The heart-shaped leaves add to its romantic appeal, turning a rich golden yellow in the fall. Ideal for small gardens or as a focal point, ‘Cascading Hearts’ thrives in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Its delicate form and vibrant blooms make it a perfect choice for adding a touch of whimsical beauty and serenity to your outdoor space.

Malus ‘Candied Apple’

Malus ‘Candied Apple’ is a delightful crabapple variety that brings a burst of vibrant colour and charm to any garden. This ornamental tree is celebrated for its striking red fruit, which contrasts beautifully with its stunning spring blossoms of delicate white or pink flowers. The vibrant red apples persist into the winter, providing visual interest and a valuable food source for wildlife. In addition to its ornamental appeal, ‘Candied Apple’ is highly valued for its hardiness and adaptability, thriving in a range of soil types and conditions. Its compact size makes it an excellent choice for small gardens, adding both beauty and biodiversity to your landscape.

Malus ‘Madonna’

Malus ‘Madonna’ is an exquisite crabapple variety that stands out for its large, pristine white blossoms and attractive yellow fruit. In spring, this ornamental tree is a showstopper with its abundant, fragrant flowers that create a breathtaking display of pure white. As the season progresses, the blossoms give way to small, bright yellow apples that persist into late autumn, adding a touch of colour and interest. The lush green foliage of Malus ‘Madonna’ turns a lovely shade of gold in the autumn, enhancing its seasonal beauty. Hardy and adaptable, this tree thrives in various soil types and conditions, making it a versatile and elegant addition to any garden, perfect for creating a serene and picturesque landscape.

Malus ‘Celebration’

Malus ‘Celebration’ is a remarkable crabapple variety that truly lives up to its name, offering a vibrant display of colour and life throughout the seasons. In spring, this tree bursts into a spectacular show of pink flowers that attract pollinators and delight onlookers. As the blossoms fade, they are replaced by striking red fruit that persists well into the winter, providing both visual interest and a vital food source for birds and wildlife. The foliage of Malus ‘Celebration’ transitions from a lush green in summer to a stunning array of autumn colours, enhancing its ornamental appeal. This hardy and versatile tree thrives in a variety of soil types and conditions, making it an excellent choice for adding dynamic beauty and biodiversity to any garden. Perfect for creating a lively and colourful landscape, ‘Celebration’ is a true gem in the world of ornamental trees.

Prunus ‘Crystal Falls®

Prunus ‘Crystal Falls’ is an enchanting weeping cherry tree that brings a serene and elegant touch to any garden. This variety is renowned for its graceful, cascading branches that are adorned with an abundance of pristine white blossoms in early spring. The flowers create a stunning waterfall effect, transforming the tree into a breathtaking spectacle of delicate beauty. As the blooms fade, they are replaced by lush green foliage that turns a warm golden hue in the fall, adding seasonal interest. ‘Crystal Falls’ thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade, making it a versatile and resilient choice for a variety of garden settings. Ideal as a focal point or a complementary feature in landscaped designs, Prunus ‘Crystal Falls’ offers year-round charm and a tranquil aesthetic to outdoor spaces.

Quercus ‘Boscobel Royal’

Quercus ‘Boscobel Royal’ is a majestic oak tree with a storied heritage, propagated from the historic Royal Oak at Boscobel House. This distinguished variety embodies strength and resilience, making it a symbol of enduring beauty in any landscape. Known for its robust growth and stately presence, ‘Boscobel Royal’ features a broad canopy of rich green leaves that turn a striking golden brown in the fall, providing year-round visual interest. Its deep-rooted history ties back to the legendary tree that sheltered King Charles II during the English Civil War, adding a layer of historical significance and charm. Ideal for large gardens and expansive landscapes, Quercus ‘Boscobel Royal’ not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of outdoor spaces but also supports local wildlife by providing habitat and food. This exceptional oak variety is a testament to both natural beauty and historical legacy, making it a prized addition to any garden.