Flowering multistem are a specialty here in the nursery and we have some great specimens in the fields.
Amelanchier lamarckii (Service berry) is a stunning sight when in full bloom with its white flowers produced in clusters along the stems. It’s emerging copper coloured leaves turn green by late spring before they mature to a rich red as autumn progresses. The rounded fruits, red in summer before turning black in autumn are edible.
Malus Evereste (Crab Apple) has flowers that are red in bud before turning white with a profuse blossom. The small fruits last until they are taken off by the birds after Christmas and the orange-yellow autumn foliage holds well and is great for both gardens and parks.
Cornus kousa China Girl has large bracts, great autumn colour and good sized fruits. Plants as small as 40-60cm are capable of setting flower buds making this an ideal garden tree that exhibits lots of interest. The flowers of the Cornus kousa China Girl are borne in abundance in early spring and the foliage turns vivid colours by autumn.
Crataegus laevigata Paul’s Scarlet is a Hawthorn which has a fine display of double, pink-red flowers that arrive in May when almost all of the other spring flowering trees have finished their floral displays. The foliage is a classic Hawthorn shape, small and dark green, changing to red in the autumn time. The fruit also appear in the autumn and are red, very small and similar to the Common Hawthorn fruit.
This tough tree is a quite resilient and will perform well in most soils, including very dry and wet conditions. It can however be a little slow to root post transplanting and thus we recommend moderate pruning of the crown in the first few years post planting to ensure that good anchorage is achieved.
As a small to medium sized tree, Crataegus laevigata Paul’s Scarlet is a great choice for gardens which are exposed or coastal as it is one of the very few ornamental varieties which can withstand a little salt laden wind. This species should be a certain inclusion for any planting project which looks to extend the floral display well into the early summer.
Prunus Accolade as a flowering cherry is a cross between Prunus sargentii and Prunus x subhirtella and so inherits the best features of both, namely profuse pink flowers in spring as well as a smattering in winter.
An outstandingly fine small tree Prunus Accolade has a rounded and spreading habit with semi-double pink blossoms which are hard to rival. Tolerant of most soils, including calcareous ones, this is a good choice for streets, parks and gardens.
Parrotia persica Vanessa with its stunning display of autumn colour displaying shades of red, orange and purple, it is an ideal tree for specimen planting in a park or large garden. Prior to that it displays red shoots and bronze edges to its deep green leaves.