Here at Mail Order Trees, we do far more than our name first suggests. As well as being specialist fruit and ornamental tree growers, supplying nurseries and other online tree outlets nationwide, we also offer a great range of home grown evergreen and deciduous shrubs, climbing plants, conifers, soft fruit bushes and hedging plants to buy online. Mail Order Trees also provides a 'plant finder' service for rare and unusual plants and we will do our best to source items we don't grow ourselves.
Mail order trees is a family run concern and pride ourselves on having a comprehensive range British grown trees for sale and despatching them at realistic prices. Much thought and research has gone into the design and research of the packaging so your order arrives in first class condition.
We pride ourselves on producing top quality, hardy trees and shrubs. Nothing is forced on in glass houses so you can be sure your purchase will thrive in your garden, but just to make sure every one of our plants has a full profile giving all the essential details you need to make sure it is right for your chosen spot, including: Common Name, Latin Name, Soil, Position, Flowering period/colour, Hardiness, Eventual height/spread, Special features.
Plant Finder Service If you can't find the plant or trees you are looking for on our site, all is not lost! Not everything we grow is listed, and even if we are unable to supply what you require ourselves, there is a good chance that one of our contacts here or abroad can
How our trees are grown If you have ever wondered what goes into producing a tree, then this page is really worth a look. You may be surprised how much work is involved.
Buy Trees If you're not sure whether or not to buy a tree for your garden, we hope this page will help you make your mind up. We have put together a list of all the benefits trees can bring to your garden and the environment.
Recent Testimonials Take a look at some of the lovely emails and letters we have received from our happy customers, who have bought trees and shrubs from us in the past. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to drop us a line.
Slot Pots We have now started using a new type of pot with many of our trees, and these new containers are called 'slot pots'. This type of pot is much better than conventional containers because it is specially designed to stop the roots from spiraling in the pot, and thus preventing them from becoming pot bound. The air slots encourage roots to grow in a different way by 'air pruning' them through the slots, so when the roots grow outside of the pot they become dehydrated which results in them producing more of the finer fibrous roots inside the pot. The increase in the fibrous roots means that the trees can soak up more water and more nutrients, which encourages growth. We are using slot pots with the majority of our larger trees and we are gradually replacing all of the conventional pots with the new slot pots.
If you purchase the Acer ‘Fairview Flame’ now, you will get to experience its delightful foliage transform from summer green to autumn red. This is one of the best choices for autumn colour as its leaves turn to a blistering shade of scarlet red in early autumn and the vivid burst of colour really brightens up your garden. Autumn is certainly the best season of interest for this tree, but it is not the only season of interest by any means: early spring sees the arrival of pretty red flowers which blossom on the bare branches, and late spring sees the dark green leaves cover the tree. When the tree is in full leaf, it has a flame-like ovate shape which really stands out in your garden. This is a highly prized variety that would be a welcome addition to any garden. To purchase this special offer please click here.
This week’s fruit tree of the week is the ‘Stella’ cherry tree. The ‘Stella’ is the most popular cherry variety that we sell, and with good reason too: the fruits of the ‘Stella’ are unrivalled in taste and quality and they are usually ready for picking in late July. If you plant the ‘Stella’ now, you won’t have to wait long for your crops as the fruits will be ready in just a few weeks – perfect for the impatient gardener! Better still, this tree is self-fertile, so you don’t need a pollination partner to produce crops. The fruits are best eaten within 2-3 days of picking, and if you haven’t tried home-grown cherries before you’ll be amazed at the difference in flavour from the supermarket varieties. Aside from the delicious fruits, the tree itself is very attractive and its upright branches hold masses of dark green leaves from spring to autumn. To purchase this special offer please click here.
Tree Gift Wrapping Service
Why not make your tree gift even more special by using our gift wrapping service. This includes one of our handmade drawstring 'ecobags' made out of 100% biodegradable materials, a gift tag with optional gift message and a planting and aftercare booklet. All of this for just £2.00 per tree.