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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 £39.99
Photinia Red Robin - Foliage
Photinia Red Robin - Red Robin Tree

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From £9.99
Sorbus Autumn Spire - Berries
Sorbus Autumn Spire - Rowan Tree

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From £29.99
Prunus Amanogawa - Flowers
Prunus Amanogawa - Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £39.99
Amelanchier Robin Hill - Flowers
Amelanchier Robin Hill - June Berry Tree

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£44.99
Malus Laura - Fruits
Malus Laura - Laura Crab Apple Tree

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From £39.99
Sorbus Olympic Flame - Berries
Sorbus Olympic Flame - Rowan Tree

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From £29.99
Amelanchier Obelisk - Flowers
Amelanchier Obelisk - Alder leaved Serviceberry Tree

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From £39.99
Photinia Pink Marble - Foliage
Photinia Pink Marble - Pink Marble Cassini

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From £24.99
Amelanchier Rainbow Pillar - Flowers
Amelanchier Rainbow Pillar - Snowy Mespilus Tree

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From £39.99
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Magnolia Heaven Scent - Flowers
Magnolia Heaven Scent - Magnolia Tree

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From £39.99
Prunus Snow Goose - Flowers
Prunus Snow Goose - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £39.99
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Sorbus Copper Kettle - Rowan Tree
Sorbus Copper Kettle - Rowan Tree

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From £29.99
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Prunus Spire - Flowers
Prunus Spire - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £38.69 £44.99
Ginkgo biloba - Foliage
Ginkgo biloba - Maidenhair Tree

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From £29.99
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Pyrus Chanticleer - Foliage
Pyrus Chanticleer - Ornamental Pear Tree

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From £34.99
Sorbus Sheerwater Seedling - Fruits
Sorbus Sheerwater Seedling - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £39.99
Carpinus Fastigiata - Autumn Foliage
Carpinus betulus Fastigiata - Upright Hornbeam Tree

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From £29.99
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Bamboo nigra - Stems & Foliage
Phyllostachys nigra - Black Bamboo

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£44.99
Salix Tortuosa - Foliage
Salix Tortuosa - Corkscrew - Dragons Claw Willow

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From £39.99
Sorbus Glen Spire - Berries
Sorbus Glen Spire - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £29.99
Malus Rudolph - Flowers
Malus Rudolph - Crab Apple Tree

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From £39.99
Carpinus Frans Fontaine - Foliage
Carpinus Frans Fontaine - Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Tree

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From £34.99
Malus Admiration - Flowers
Malus Admiration - Crab Apple Tree

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From £39.99
Nyssa sylvatica - Foliage
Nyssa sylvatica - Black Gum Tree

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£34.99
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Prunus Sunset Boulevard - Flowers
Prunus Sunset Boulevard - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £38.69 £44.99
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Liquidambar Slendour Silhouette - Autumn Foliage
Liquidambar Slender Silhouette - Sweet Gum Tree

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From £29.99
Sorbus Asplenifolia - Foliage
Sorbus Asplenifolia - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £44.99
Malus Prairie Fire - Flowers
Malus Prairie Fire - Crab Apple Tree

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From £39.99
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Betula Tristis - Bark
Betula Tristis - European White Birch Tree

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£29.99
Sorbus commixta - Fruits
Sorbus commixta - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £44.99
Betula Fastigiata - Foliage
Betula Fastigiata - Upright Silver Birch Tree

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£49.99
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Bamboo aurea - Foliage
Phyllostachys aurea - Golden Bamboo

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£39.99
Fagus Dawyck Purple - Foliage
Fagus Dawyck Purple - Purple Upright Beech Tree

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£39.99
Fagus Dawyck Gold - Foliage
Fagus Dawyck Gold - Golden Upright Beech Tree

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£39.99
Malus tschonoskii - Foliage
Malus tschonoskii - Crab Apple Tree

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From £39.99
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Ginkgo Menhir - Summer Foliage
Ginkgo biloba Menhir - Maidenhair Tree

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£34.99
Malus Guardsman - Foliage
Malus Guardsman - Crab Apple Tree

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From £29.99
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Bamboo bissetii - Stems
Phyllostachys bissetii - Green Stem Bamboo

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£34.99
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Prunus Horinji - Flowers and Buds
Prunus Horinji - Flowering Cherry Tree

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£44.99
Prunus litigiosa - Flowers
Prunus litigiosa - Tassel Cherry Tree

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From £44.99
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Liquidambar Red Star - Autumn Foliage
Liquidambar Red Star - Sweet Gum Tree

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£34.99
Liquidambar Lane Roberts - Foliage
Liquidambar Lane Roberts - Sweet Gum Tree

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£24.99
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Bamboo Aureocaulis - Stems
Phyllostachys Aureocaulis - Golden Groove Bamboo

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£34.99
Sorbus Cardinal Royal - Berries
Sorbus Cardinal Royal - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £44.99
Malus Van Eseltine - Flowers
Malus Van Eseltine - Crab Apple Tree

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From £39.99
Sorbus Wilsey Gold - Fruits
Sorbus Wisley Gold - Mountain Ash Tree

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£44.99
Quercus Regal Prince - Foliage
Quercus Regal Prince - Regal Prince Oak

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From £29.99