Trees for Avenues and Driveways

Trees lining avenues or driveways is a wonderful way to define the entrance or approach to your property. Avenues of trees are some of the most strikingly important structural plantings to be found in designed landscapes. In most cases the trees planted in an avenue or driveway will be all of the same species or cultivar so as to give a formal and uniform appearance.

When choosing trees for your avenue or driveway key points to consider is the width of the available space bearing in mind the eventual spread of the tree canopy and the spacing of the individual trees themselves. Do you want the trees to grow together or be spaced so they retain their individual shape?

The following is a suggested list of trees that are ideal for this form of landscaping due to their height, form and speed of growth.

Acer campestre Elegant (Field Maple)Acer campestre Elegant




Carpinus betulus Fastigiata (Hornbeam)Carpinus betulus Fastigiata




Liquidamber styraciflua (Sweetgum Tree)Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon




Platanus x hispanica (London Plane)Platanus x hispanica




Tilia Species(Lime)Tilia tomentosa Brabant




Fagus sylvatica (Beech)Fagus sylvatica




Taxus baccata (Yew)Taxus baccata Fastigiata




Feel free to contact us to with any queries you may have and we’re always happy to talk about our trees and offer advice. Nursery visits are welcome by appointment.