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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
Salix Chrysocoma - Foliage
Salix Chrysocoma - Golden Weeping Willow Tree

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From £44.99
Betula pendula - Bark
Betula pendula - Silver Birch Tree

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From £39.99
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Crataegus Paul's Scarlet - Flowers
Crataegus Paul's Scarlet - Midland Hawthorn Tree

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£49.99
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Fagus Purpurea - Foliage
Fagus Purpurea - Copper Beech Tree

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£44.99
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Quercus robur - Acorns
Quercus robur - English Oak Tree

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From £44.99
Quercus ilex - Acorns
Quercus ilex - Holm Evergreen Oak Tree

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From £24.99
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Salix Erythroflexuosa - Foliage
Salix Erythroflexuosa - Golden Twisted Willow Tree

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From £34.99
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Carpinus betulus - Foliage
Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam Tree

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From £34.99
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Laurus nobilis - Foliage
Laurus nobilis - Bay Laurel

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From £29.99
Fagus sylvatica - Foliage
Fagus sylvatica - Common Beech Tree

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From £29.99
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Ginkgo biloba - Foliage
Ginkgo biloba - Maidenhair Tree

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From £29.99
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Crategus monogyna - Flowers
Crataegus monogyna - Common Hawthorn Tree

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£44.99
Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno - Flowers
Crataegus Rosea Flore Pleno - Midland Hawthorn Tree

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£49.99
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Salix Tortuosa - Foliage
Salix Tortuosa - Corkscrew - Dragons Claw Willow

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From £39.99
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Bamboo nigra - Stems & Foliage
Phyllostachys nigra - Black Bamboo

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£49.99
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Tilia cordata - Foliage
Tilia cordata - Small Leaved Lime Tree

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From £39.99
Tilia Winter Orange - Buds
Tilia cordata Winter Orange - Small Leaved Lime Tree

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From £34.99
Tilia platyphyllos - Foliage
Tilia platyphyllos - Broad Leaved Lime Tree

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£49.99
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Bamboo aurea - Foliage
Phyllostachys aurea - Golden Bamboo

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£49.99
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Quercus patrea - Autumn Foliage
Quercus petrea - Sessile Oak Tree

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£49.99
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Tilia petiolaris - Foliage
Tilia petiolaris - Weeping Silver Lime Tree

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From £29.99
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Crataegus lavallei - Berries
Crataegus lavallei - Hawthorn Tree

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£49.99
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Carpinus betulus Rockingham Red - Autumn Colour
Carpinus betulus Rockhampton Red - Hornbeam Tree

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£49.99
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Fagus sylvatica Asplenifolia - Summer Foliage
Fagus sylvatica Asplenifolia - Fern Leaved Beech Tree

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£34.99
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Ginkgo Menhir - Summer Foliage
Ginkgo biloba Menhir - Maidenhair Tree

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£44.99
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Bamboo bissetii - Stems
Phyllostachys bissetii - Green Stem Bamboo

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£49.99
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Tilia euchlora - Foliage
Tilia euchlora - Caucasian Lime Tree

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£44.99
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Bamboo Aureocaulis - Stems
Phyllostachys Aureocaulis - Golden Groove Bamboo

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£49.99
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Betula Trinity College - Bark
Betula Trinity College - Himalayan Birch Tree

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From £34.99
Tilia cordata Greenspire - Flowers
Tilia cordata Greenspire - Small Leaved Lime Tree

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From £34.99
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Betula Silver Shadow - Bark
Betula Silver Shadow - Himalayan Birch Tree

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£49.99
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Bamboo spectabilis - Stems
Phyllostachy spectabilis - Golden Groove Bamboo

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From £44.99
Betula Grayswood Ghost - Himalayan Birch Tree
Betula Grayswood Ghost - Himalayan Birch Tree

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£54.99
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Salix Chermesina - Foliage
Salix alba Chermesina - Scarlet Willow Tree

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£39.99
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Tilia Rubra - Foliage
Tilia Rubra - Red Twigged Lime Tree

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£44.99
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Betula nigra - Bark
Betula nigra - River Birch Tree

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From £34.99
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Betula Moonbeam - Bark
Betula Moonbeam - Himalayan Birch Tree

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£49.99
Tilia Rancho - Foliage
Tilia Rancho - Small Leaved Lime Tree

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£49.99
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Crataegus arnoldiana - Hawthorn Tree

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£44.99
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Fagus Rohanii - Foliage
Fagus Rohanii - Fern-leaved Beech

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£44.99
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Tilia Pallida - Foliage
Tilia Pallida - Kaiser Linden Lime Tree

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£39.99
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Quercus bicolor - Foliage
Quercus bicolor - Swamp White Oak Tree

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£39.99
Salix Curly Locks - Pussy Willow Tree
Salix Curly Locks - Pussy Willow Tree

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£44.99
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Tilia henryana - Foliage
Tilia henryana - Henry's Lime Tree

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£49.99
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Crataegus Toba - Toba Hawthorn Tree

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£44.99
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Tilia Brabant - Foliage
Tilia Brabant - Small Lime Brabant

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£34.99
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Liquidambar Palo Alto - Foliage
Liquidambar Palo Alto - Sweetgum Tree

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From £34.99