Our new ‘Select’ tree range
Posted by Luke. Oct. 2 2015 in PR Stories.

We recently unveiled a new tree range as a result of recent research and development.

We’ve selected and improved forms of standard tree ranges and now have new varieties, which are available as bare root, root balled or container grown, in commercial numbers available and have named them its ‘Select’ range. 
 

The new range includes:

Betula pendula ‘Select’ – this recent introduction boasts an attractive upright pyramidal shape with impressive white stem colour. Its ascending canopy makes it an excellent alternative to wild type Birch if space is limited. Deciduous.

Prunus padus ‘Select’ – offers a strong growing, tight upright, uniform habit with smaller leaves than Prunus padus Watereri. A more vigorous grower than ‘Albertii’. Just the right combination to make this lesser used native more popular as a landscape tree.

Quercus robur ‘Select’ – a good semi-upright, strong growing, uniform selection of the species. More open than Quercus robur fastigiata Koster. 

Tilia cordata ‘Select’ – a much improved form of Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’ with darker leaves, vigorous growth and uniform habit.

Along with introducing new varieties we have explored growing techniques and planting concepts. 

Our specialist range of pleached trees, true multi stem trees and pre-formed hedging in troughs provide instant impact and stunning architecture to planting schemes – commercial or domestic.

Pleaching trees is a technique of pruning that produces a flat frame creating a 2-dimensional effect with branches spreading sideways in one plane (i.e. flat) held on top of a central tree stem. These are commonly used to create a green screen above a fence level or a raised wall. We have a selection of pleached Carpinus and Prunus varieties available as container grown trees.

True multi stem trees are grown and trained from the base of one tree (many suppliers simply pot multiple plants together). The growing stem is cut at a young age and a minimum of three or four shoots are then trained to produce lovely, true multi stemmed trees. We produce true multi stem trees in a range of varieties available as both field grown rootballed and container grown trees.

Pre-formed hedges are plants that have been intensively pruned and trimmed into shape to give an instant desired effect of a finished hedge. Currently we have Euonymus, Carpinus and Fagus growing a pre-formed hedges in troughs.

 

Betula pendula ‘Select’.

Prunus padus ‘Select’.

Tilia cordata ‘Select’.


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