Mill Farm Plants supplies a large range of trees for forestry and ornamental planting.
Sizes range from small whips for forestry planting to heavy standard root balled trees at 4metres +
Available Bare root or root balled during the winter months or container grown throughout the year
Our stocks and availability are changing continuously so please contact us for prices.
ALDER (Alnus glutinosa / cordata)
The Alder is a vigorous deciduous tree with conspicuous catkins in winter. The leaves are rounded and bright green. The Alder can grow to 20m and is unfussy and can grow in wet poor soils. Alders are a good selection for a wildlife garden.
ASH (Fraxinus excelsior)
The Ash is a medium to large tree with attractive pinnate leaves. The distinctive winged fruits of the Ash appear in late summer to autumn when the foliage turns yellow. Good for wildlife, the Ash is tolerant of most soils and situations.
BEECH (Fagus sylvatica)
The Beech is a large broadly spreading deciduous tree. The leaves of Green Beech are vivid green in spring and summer changing to russet brown in the autumn. The flowers are inconspicuous small green turning to bristly fruits in autumn. Green Beech prefers a well drained soil and is often seen on chalk.
BEECH – COPPER (Fagus sylvatica purpurea)
The Beech is a large broadly spreading deciduous tree. The leaves of Copper Beech are deep purple in spring and summer changing to reddish brown in the autumn. The flowers are inconspicuous small green turning to bristly fruits in autumn. Copper Beech prefers a well drained soil and is often seen on chalk.
BIRCH (Betula pendula) other varieties available inc. Betula utilis ‘Jacquemontii’ single or multi-stemmed
The Birch is a medium sized deciduous tree with slender drooping branches. The trunk of the ‘Jacquemontii’ Birch is bright white in colour. The multi-stemmed variant makes a spectacular feature. Other varieties of Birch with differing features are available. The Birch produces catkins early in the spring and the leaves turn yellow in autumn. Birch are tolerant of most situations.
CHERRY (Prunus avium) other varieties available
The Wild Cherry is a medium sized deciduous tree with clusters of showy white flowers in late spring. The flowers develop into reddish purple cherries in the autumn when the foliage turns orange and red. The Wild Cherry will grow in most soils but prefers to be in full sun. A wide range of ornamental varieties are available displaying white or pink flower colour.
CRAB APPLE (Malus in variety)
The Crab Apple is a small deciduous tree with showy pink-tinged white flowers in the spring followed by small coloured fruits in the winter. The leaves of the Crab Apple turn yellow in the autumn.
Crab Apples are unfussy and will grow in most soil conditions.
FIELD MAPLE (Acer campestre)
The Field Maple is a medium sized deciduous tree with a compact crown. The leaves of the Field Maple are dark green and lobed turning yellow in the autumn. The Field Maple bears small inconspicuous green flowers which turn into winged fruits in the autumn. The Field Maple is unfussy and will tolerate most situations.
HANDKERCHIEF TREE (Davidia involucrata ‘Vilmoriana’)
The Handkerchief Tree is a medium sized deciduous tree with a spreading habit. In mature trees the flowers that appear in late May have long showy bracts of white that flutter in the wind to resemble handkerchiefs. The handkerchief Tree will tolerate most situations. Also currently available in a multi-stemmed form.
HAWTHORN (Crataegus monogyna) other varieties available inc. ‘Pauls Scarlet’
The Hawthorn is a small rounded deciduous tree with spiny branches. The shiny dark green leaves are deeply lobed and the clusters of cream flowers of the Hawthorn arrive in early spring. In autumn the Hawthorn bears shiny deep red fruits. A good specimen for a wildlife garden this tree will grow in most situations. Paul Scarlet shows dark red flower.
HORNBEAM (Carpinus betulus) other varieties available inc. Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’
The Hornbeam is a large deciduous tree bearing green leaves in spring and summer turning yellow in the autumn. Catkins appear in the spring followed by hop-like fruits in the autumn. The Hornbeam is unfussy and will grow in most locations.
HORSE CHESTNUT (Aesculus hippocastanum) other varieties available inc. ‘Briotii’
The Horse Chestnut is a large deciduous tree with a broad habit. The large leaves consist of five leaflets and turn reddish brown in the autumn. The Horse Chestnut bears upright spikes of white flowers in the spring and spiny chestnuts in the autumn. The Horse Chestnut is suitable for any site where a large tree is desired.
INDIAN BEAN TREE – GOLDEN (Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’)
The Indian Bean Tree is a medium sized tree with a spreading habit. The main feature of the tree is its large heart-shaped yellow leaves. The Indian Bean Tree bears flowers held in upright panicles that are white marked with orange and purple. In a mature tree the flowers will turn to long bean pods in the autumn. The Indian Bean Tree can be pollarded to encourage larger leaves and maintain a lower crown with spreading habit.
LIME (Tilia cordata / platyphyllus)
The Lime is a large deciduous tree with dark glossy heart-shaped leaves. The Lime bears creamy white scented flowers in the summer and winged fruits in the autumn. The Lime will tolerate most situations.
Liquidamber is a large conical deciduous tree. The main feature of the Liquidamber is its large maple-like glossy leaves that turn a mixture of red, yellow and orange in the autumn. Spectacular autumn colour. The flowers of the Liquidamber are inconspicuous. Best grown in a lime-free soil.
NORWAY MAPLE (Acer platanoides) other varieties available inc. ‘Crimson King’
The Norway Maple is a large deciduous tree bearing lobed leaves that turn a mixture of yellow, orange and brownish red in the autumn. The flowers of the Norway Maple appear before the leaves in early spring and are yellow and slightly scented. The Norway Maple is unfussy and will grow in most situations.
OAK (Quercus robur) other varieties available inc. rubra and palustris
The Oak is a large deciduous tree with green lobed leaves in the spring and summer that turn brown in autumn. The inconspicuous catkins which grow amongst the leaves of the Oak turn into acorns in the autumn. The Oak is tolerant of most situations and soils but fairs best on clay.
PEAR – WEEPING (Pyrus salicifolia pendula) other ornamental pear varieties available inc. calleryana ‘Chanticleer’
The Weeping Pear is a small deciduous tree with narrow greyish leaves held on thin weeping branches. The flowers are a creamy white colour and turn into brown fruits. The Weeping Pear is a low-maintenance tree which is easy to grow in most soils but prefers a sunny position. The ‘Chanticleer’ variety has excellent autumn colour.
The poplar is a very fast growing deciduous tree. The leaves of the Poplar are a fresh green and the tree bears yellow catkins in the spring and summer. The Poplar prefers a site in full sun and will tolerate any except constantly waterlogged soil. The Poplar makes a good architectural specimen tree or can be used in a row as a windbreak.
ROWAN (Sorbus aucuparia) other varieties available
The Rowan is a small to medium upright deciduous tree. It has pinnate leaves and bears clusters of white flowers in the spring. The flowers of the Rowan turn to orange and red berries in the autumn when its leaves turn yellow. The Rowan will grow in most situations and makes a good specimen tree and is good for wildlife.
SNOWY MESPILUS – AMELANCHIER – MULTI-STEMMED (Amelanchier lamarkii)
The Snowy Mespilus is a beautiful deciduous shrub with sprays of star-like white flowers in the spring. The autumn leaves of the Snowy Mespilus turn a bright bronzy red colour giving a good display.
The Snowy Mespilus is happy in most soils and makes a good specimen plant. The Snowy Mespilus is tolerant of wet soils.
SWEET CHESTNUT (Castanea sativa)
The Sweet Chestnut is a large spreading deciduous tree. It has large glossy serrated leaves and bears greenish yellow catkins in the spring. The Sweet Chestnut bears edible fruit encased in a spiny shell in the autumn. Sweet Chestnut prefers a well drained sandy soil in full sun.
SYCAMORE (Acer pseudoplatanus)
The Sycamore is a medium sized deciduous tree. The leaves of the Sycamore are similar in shape to a Maple and turn yellow before dropping off in the autumn. The flowers of the Sycamore are yellowish green turning to winged fruits in the autumn. The Sycamore is tolerant of wind, pollution and sea spray making it suitable for many locations.
TULIP TREE (Liriodendron tulipifera)
The Tulip Tree is a large deciduous tree with unusually shaped mid-green leaves. On a mature specimen green flowers with long yellow stamens shaped like a tulip are held upright on the branches. In the autumn the leaves of the Tulip Tree turn yellow before falling. The Tulip tree will grow in most soils but prefers a site sheltered from strong winds.
WALNUT (Juglans regia/Nigra)
The Walnut is a large deciduous tree. The leaves are pinnate and mid-green in colour. The male Chestnut bears catkins and the female flowers. The nut is formed in a tough green outer shell which opens and falls in the autumn. The walnut grows best in full sun.
WILLOW (Salix alba) other varieties available inc. ‘Chrysocoma’
The Willow is a fast growing deciduous tree tolerant of moist ground. It has orange and red stems in the winter and can be pollarded for the best winter effect. The Willow bears yellow catkins in the spring which turn downy later.
WHITEBEAM (Sorbus aria)
The Whitebeam has large rounded mid-green leaves with a silver underside that shimmer in the wind. The Whitebeam is a medium sized tree that bears clusters of small white flowers turning to berries in the autumn. The Whitebeam can tolerate dry soils and pollution.
The trees supplied by us are available in a range of sizes.
Native trees for forestry planting are available in bare root 40-60cm and 60-90cm prices range from 30p – 95p each
Also feathered native trees 120-150 cms @ £3.50 – £5.50
Standard native and ornamental are available bare root at 3m height From £30.00
Heavy standard trees are root balled and supplied at 4m from £75 and extra heavy standard 4m+
Or container grown ornamental trees, available in our specialist aerated pots throughout the year
For detailed pricing please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Mill Farm Plants
Bury Mill Farm
Tel: 01798 831008
Fax: 01798 831001