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Ornamental Tree

Ornamental trees are a wide-ranging and highly diverse collection of trees, and they are broadly defined as trees that do not have the primary purpose of bearing fruit. In fact, ornamental trees are so wide-ranging that the exact number of species is not known, but it is estimated that there are over 100,000 different species of non-fruiting trees. In fact, there are so many different types of trees that the total number of trees collectively accounts for around a quarter of all plant species. It is thought that trees have existed on the earth for around 370 million years, and that over time they evolved to get their distinctively long trunk to compete for sunlight. Trees have also been a pivotal factor in the survival of humans; not only from their ability to filter our air, but also for their other uses, like for burning for fire wood or for making hunting tools out of. For the average gardener today however, trees are often planted for much more aesthetic reasons.

Ornamental trees in particular are planted for many reasons, including: screening; to add structure; to encourage wildlife; to improve the appearance of an outdoor space and to benefit the environment. Whatever reason that you choose to buy an ornamental tree, you need to make sure that you have the perfect tree for your requirements. Buying trees online from Mail Order Trees means that you can get premium quality trees delivered directly to you.

We have a great range of garden trees for sale, including trees that are great for planting in rows to create a screen and highly ornamental specimen trees that will make a great focal point. If you want a tree for screening, then you are best choosing an evergreen or semi-evergreen variety, and making sure that you select a tree that reaches your desired height and spread in a reasonable period of time. We would recommend the Magnolia 'Grandiflora', or the Photinia 'Red Robin' as two varieties that would be well-suited to most situations. If you required a tree for adding structure to your garden, then columnar trees like the Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata' are great for this, as these trees will add shape and height to your garden. If you want to encourage wildlife to your garden, then crab apple trees are the perfect choice: these trees produce both flowers and fruit, meaning that you will entice both the birds and the bees into your outdoor space. For many gardeners, having a specimen tree that simply looks great in their garden is the main reason for planting a tree: we could recommend dozens of varieties that are ideal for this, but certainly some of our most popular choices are the Prunus 'flowering cherry trees' and the Betula 'birch trees'. In terms of planting a tree that would be most beneficial for the environment, choose a tree that has a long life, like Quercus (Oak Trees) or Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood).

Here at Mail Order Trees we have a great selection of ornamental garden trees for sale, and the best bit is that you can buy our trees online and get them delivered to your door. Our ornamental trees are home-grown, so we can assure you that they have been well looked-after; we also pack them on site and send them out in specially designed packaging on an over-night service, so that they reach you in the best possible condition. We want to make sure that you know how to look after your new purchase, so we send every order out with a planting booklet, which also includes after-care advice.

Ornamental Trees

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Betula Jacquemontii - Bark and Foliage
Betula Jacquemontii - White Stem Birch Tree

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From £34.99
Betula pendula - Bark
Betula pendula - Silver Birch Tree

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From £29.99
Sorbus aucuparia - Fruits
Sorbus aucuparia - Mountain Ash Rowan Tree

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From £29.99
Photinia Red Robin - Foliage
Photinia Red Robin - Red Robin Tree

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From £9.99
Prunus Kanzan - Flowers
Prunus Kanzan - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £44.99
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Laburnum Vossii - Flowers
Laburnum Vossii - Voss's Laburnum Tree

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From £44.99
Acacia dealbata - Spring Flowers
Acacia dealbata - Mimosa Tree

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From £19.99
Crataegus Paul's Scarlet - Flowers
Crataegus Paul's Scarlet - Midland Hawthorn Tree

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From £39.99
Prunus Tibetica - Bark
Prunus serrula Tibetica - Birch Bark Cherry Tree

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From £29.99
Prunus Royal Burgundy - Flowers
Prunus Royal Burgundy - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £29.99
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Magnolia grandiflora - Flower
Magnolia grandiflora - Evergreen Magnolia Tree

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From £29.99
Cotoneaster Cornubia - Fruits
Cotoneaster Cornubia - Cotoneaster Tree

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From £9.99
Amelanchier Robin Hill - Flowers
Amelanchier Robin Hill - June Berry Tree

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£44.99
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Eucalyptus gunnii - Foliage
Eucalyptus gunnii - Cider Gum Tree

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From £24.99
Acer griseum - Bark
Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple Tree

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From £39.99
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Sorbus Joseph Rock - Fruits
Sorbus Joseph Rock - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £34.39 £39.99
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Prunus Shogetsu - Flowers
Prunus Shogetsu - Blushing Bride Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £29.99
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Robinia Frisia - Foliage & Flowers
Robinia Frisia - False Acacia Tree

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From £34.99
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Acer rubrum - Foliage
Acer rubrum - Red Canadian Maple Tree

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£29.99
Sorbus Olympic Flame - Berries
Sorbus Olympic Flame - Rowan Tree

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From £29.99
Amelanchier Ballerina - Summer Berries
Amelanchier Ballerina - Snowy Mespilus Tree

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From £29.99
Acer Princeton Gold - Foliage
Acer Princeton Gold - Golden Maple Tree

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From £44.99
Acer Crimson King - Foliage
Acer Crimson King - Norway Maple Tree

Ornamental Trees

From £29.99
Malus Red Sentinel - Fruits
Malus Red Sentinel - Crab Apple Tree

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From £39.99
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Acer Autumn Blaze - Autumn Foliage
Acer Autumn Blaze - Red Maple Tree

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£49.99
Malus John Downie - Fruits
Malus John Downie - Crab Apple Tree

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From £39.99
Malus Evereste - Fruits
Malus Evereste - Crab Apple Tree

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From £29.99
Crataegus Crimson Cloud - Spring Flowers
Crataegus Crimson Cloud - Midland Hawthorn Tree

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From £29.99
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Betula Youngii - Bark
Betula Youngii - Young's Weeping Birch Tree

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From £34.99
Magnolia Heaven Scent - Flowers
Magnolia Heaven Scent - Magnolia Tree

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From £39.99
Carpinus betulus - Foliage
Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam Tree

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From £29.99
Prunus Pink Parasol - Flowers
Prunus Pink Parasol - Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £44.99
Cotoneaster x Watereri - Fruits
Cotoneaster x Watereri - Cotoneaster Tree

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From £29.99
Betula Purpurea - Foliage
Betula Purpurea - Purple Leaf Birch Tree

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From £34.99
Sorbus Pink Pagoda - Fruits
Sorbus Pink Pagoda - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £29.99
Sorbus cashmiriana - Fruits
Sorbus cashmiriana - Kashmir Rowan Tree

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From £29.99
Acer Crimson Sentry - Foliage
Acer Crimson Sentry - Norway Maple Tree

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From £29.99
Prunus Snow Goose - Flowers
Prunus Snow Goose - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £39.99
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Salix Erythroflexuosa - Foliage
Salix Erythroflexuosa - Golden Twisted Willow Tree

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From £34.39 £39.99
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Prunus Beni Yutaka - Flowers
Prunus Beni Yutaka - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £38.69 £44.99
Acer Drummondii - Foliage
Acer Drummondii - Norway Maple Tree

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From £29.99
Liquidambar styraciflua - Foliage
Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweet Gum Tree

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From £34.99
Sorbus vilmorinii - Berries in early autumn
Sorbus vilmorinii - Vilmorins Rowan Tree

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From £29.99
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Acer October Glory - Foliage
Acer October Glory - Red Maple Tree

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£39.99
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Acer Sango-Kaku - Stems
Acer Sango-Kaku - Coral Bark Maple

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£49.99
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Prunus Shirotae - Flower
Prunus Shirotae - Flowering Cherry Tree

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£44.99
Prunus Royal Burgundy - Mix n Match
Prunus Royal Burgundy - Mix n Match

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£39.99
Prunus Fragrant Cloud - Flowers
Prunus Fragrant Cloud - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £44.99