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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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Prunus Kanzan - Flowers
Prunus Kanzan - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £34.99
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Prunus Royal Burgundy - Flowers
Prunus Royal Burgundy - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £29.99
Laburnum Vossii - Flowers
Laburnum Vossii - Voss's Laburnum Tree

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£59.99
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Amelanchier Robin Hill - Flowers
Amelanchier Robin Hill - June Berry Tree

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£34.99
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Amelanchier Ballerina - Summer Berries
Amelanchier Ballerina - Snowy Mespilus Tree

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From £34.99
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Malus John Downie - Fruits
Malus John Downie - Crab Apple Tree

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£44.99
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Prunus Pink Perfection - Flowers
Prunus Pink Perfection - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £34.99
Malus Red Sentinel - Fruits
Malus Red Sentinel - Crab Apple Tree

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£49.99
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Prunus Snow Goose - Flowers
Prunus Snow Goose - Flowering Cherry Tree

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£29.99
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Acer Autumn Blaze - Autumn Foliage
Acer Autumn Blaze - Red Maple Tree

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

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£49.99
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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 Crimson Sentry - Foliage
Acer Crimson Sentry - Norway Maple Tree

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From £34.99
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Prunus Beni Yutaka - Flowers
Prunus Beni Yutaka - Flowering Cherry Tree

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£49.99
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Sorbus Eastern Promise - Berries
Sorbus Eastern Promise - Mountain Ash Tree

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£49.99
Acer Sun Valley - Foliage
Acer rubrum Sun Valley - Red Maple Tree

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£39.99
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Prunus avium Plena - Flowers
Prunus avium Plena - Wild Cherry Tree

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From £34.99
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Prunus Candy Floss - Flowers
Prunus Candy Floss - Flowering Cherry Tree

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£49.99
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Liriodendron tulipifera - Flower
Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree

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£34.99
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Prunus Fukubana - Flowers
Prunus Fukubana - Flowering Cherry Tree

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£49.99
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Malus Rudolph - Flowers
Malus Rudolph - Crab Apple Tree

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From £44.99
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Sorbus Apricot Queen - Berries
Sorbus Apricot Queen - Apricot Queen Rowan Tree

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£54.99
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Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Foliage
Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood Tree

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From £29.99
Prunus Chocolate Ice - Flowers
Prunus Chocolate Ice - Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree

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£54.99
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Prunus Royal Burgundy - Mix n Match
Prunus Royal Burgundy - Mix n Match

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£39.99
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Malus transitoria - Flowers
Malus transitoria - Crab Apple Tree

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£49.99
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Prunus Sunset Boulevard - Flowers
Prunus Sunset Boulevard - Flowering Cherry Tree

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£49.99
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Acer Norwegian Sunset - Foliage
Acer Norwegian Sunset - Norway Maple Tree

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From £34.99
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Laburnocytisus Adamii - Flowers
Laburnocytisus Adamii - Adam's Laburnum Tree

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£49.99
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Malus Jelly King - Fruits
Malus Jelly King - Crab Apple Tree

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£44.99
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Sorbus Asplenifolia - Foliage
Sorbus Asplenifolia - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £34.99
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Malus Snowcloud - Flowers & Buds
Malus Snowcloud - Crab Apple Tree

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£49.99
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Amelanchier Snowflake - Flowers
Amelanchier Snowflake - Snowy Mespilus Tree

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From £44.99
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Prunus Pandora - Flowers
Prunus Pandora - Flowering Cherry Tree

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From £44.99
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Sorbus hupehensis - Fruits
Sorbus hupehensis - Rowan Tree

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£49.99
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Malus tschonoskii - Foliage
Malus tschonoskii - Crab Apple Tree

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From £44.99
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Sorbus discolor - Fruits
Sorbus discolor - Mountain Ash Tree

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From £34.99
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Sorbus Sunshine - Berries
Sorbus Sunshine - Rowan Tree

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From £44.99
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Prunus Tilstone Hellfire - Flowers
Prunus Tilstone Hellfire - Flowering Cherry Tree

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£49.99
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Prunus avium - Flowers
Prunus avium - Wild Cherry Tree

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£49.99
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Hamamelis Pallida - Flowers
Hamamelis Pallida - Witch Hazel

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

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£49.99
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Malus hupehensis - Fruits
Malus hupehensis - Chinese Crab Apple Tree

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£49.99
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Liquidambar styraciflua Thea - Foliage
Liquidambar styraciflua Thea - Sweet Gum Tree

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£44.99
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Liquidambar Lane Roberts - Foliage
Liquidambar Lane Roberts - Sweet Gum Tree

Home & Garden > Plants > Trees

£24.99
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Acer Red Sunset - Autumn Foliage
Acer Red Sunset - Red Maple Tree

Home & Garden > Plants > Trees

£44.99
Malus Pink Glow - Fruits
Malus Pink Glow - Crab Apple Tree

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From £44.99
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Cercidiphyllum Rotfuchs - Foliage
Cercidiphyllum Rotfuchs - Red Fox Katsura Tree

Home & Garden > Plants > Trees

£49.99