Green Garden Park offers familiar species of trees that have been given a twist, such as the apple tree that has been trained to grow flat in what is known as the ‘espalier’ form so that it can be used as natural, attractive screening instead of a fence; or the large prunus that has been grown over many years into an umbrella shape. Other apple trees are also available that have been trained into a stunning ‘table top’ crown design – perfect to make a living pergola. Get inspired and make your garden as unique as you are!

 

Note: For other varieties as well as sizes available please contact our team.

 

Buxus L. – Box

The versatile Box shrub, Buxus, often described as the most popular shrub in the UK, is hand-pruned for quality rather than by the more usual machine method. The results of the more intensive manual input are incredible. The foliage of Green Garden Park’s hand-pruned box is incredibly dense, vibrant and bursting with health.

 

Common box

 

Habit

Large, broadly upright, dense shrub, occasionally growing into a small tree with twisted stems. 

Size 2 to 4 (up to 8) m in height and in spread. 
Bark Shoots are four-edged, green, later rounded, grey-brown.
Foliage

Evergreen, opposite, leathery, ovate to elongate-elliptic, 1.5 to 3 cm long, glossy dark green, lighter beneath.

Flowers Unisexual, small, inconspicuous, yellow-green clusters in the leafaxils, March/April.
Fruits 7 to 8 mm long capsules in three parts, ripening in August/September.
Roots Shallow, dense, clump forming rootballs, densely branching, wide spreading and deep.
Site Sun to shade. 
Soils

Natural to highly calcareous, nutrient-rich, not too dry, open

Characteristics Although moisture loving. Buxus does withstands periods of heat and drought surprisingly well. Tolerant to urban sites, moderately wind tolerant, attractive to bees. Buxus can reach an age of several hundred years, all parts are poisonous.
Ball  4 x tr., container grown (12l)                                     40-45 cm

 

4 x tr., container grown (30l)                                      50-55 cm

 

5 x tr., container grown (50l)                                      60-70 cm

 

5 x tr., container grown (90l)                                      70-80 cm

Cone

6 x tr., container grown (12l)                                      150-160 cm

Bonsai form

3 x tr, air-pot,container grown                                     high 60-80                   spread 40-60

 

4 x tr, air-pot, container grown                                    high 100-125               spread 80-100

‘Wedding cake’

6 x tr, air-pot                                                                high 175              

 

 

Carpinus L. – Hornbeam

 

Carpinus betulus

 

Habit

Medium-sized tree with a conical crown, becoming highly domed and rounded when mature, often has a twisted stem. Initially slow growing.

Size 10 to 20 (up to 25) m in high and 7 to 12 m in spread. Annual growth 35 cm in high, 25 to 30 cm spread.
Foliage Deciduous, alternate, ovate to oblong. Autumn colour is brilliant yellow. Leaves often remain on the tree until spring. 
Flowers

The plant is monoecious, male catkins are yellow, 4 to 7 cm long, before or during budding, female catkins are green, 3 cm long, inconspicuous, pollination by wind. 

Fruits Small nuts on 3-lobed bracts held in light green clusters. 
Roots Predominantly radial and horizontally spreading, up to 1.4 m deep, very high proportion of fibrous roots in topsoil layer and slightly intolerant of disturbance, very adaptable to different soil conditions. 
Site Sun/shade.
Soils Tolerant of most soils, moderately dry to moist, deep, acid to alkaline, but will also thrive on sandy and clay soils which arenot too poor in nutrients. Tolerates a high ground water table and short periods of flooding, but not waterlogged sites.  
Characteristics

Reliably hardy, grows back fast after hard pruning, tolerant of winds and heat, warmth loving, withstands summer droughts relatively well, leaves are good soil amelioration. Carpinus can reach of the age of 150 years.  

Hedging element 3 x tr., air-pot, container grown                       width x length x heighy (cm)        45x45x175

3 x tr., air-pot, wire rootballed                         width x length x heighy (cm)        60x100x200

4 x tr., air-pot, wire rootballed                         width x length x heighy (cm)        60x100x250

5 x tr., air-pot, wire rootballed                         width x length x heighy (cm)        60x100x275

Specimen trees, trained into box-shape

6 x tr, air-pot, clear stem 200-225                   high 250-300                               spread 150-200

Bonsai form

4 x tr, air-pot,                                                  high 175-200                              spread 125-150

5 x tr, air-pot,                                                  high 200-250                              spread 200-250

Arch

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                              high 275-300                              spread 250-300

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                              high 275-300                              spread 225-250

 

 

Malus MIL L. - Flowering crab apple 

 

‘Evereste’®

 
Habit

Large shrub or small tree with broadly pyramidal, open structure, spreading side  branches, hanging in maturity.

Size

4 to 6 m (up to 8) in height. 

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, ovate, 6.,5 to 8 cm long and 3.5 to 5.5 cm wide, margins are irregular, crenate sawn, dark green, matt, petiole is crimson, 2.5 to 3 cm long, leaves are sometimes 3-lobed. 

Flowers

White with pink tings (stripes on the margins of petals), simple, single flowers are 3 to 3.5 cm wide, petals do not overlap, creased and bowl-shaped, curled towards the inside, buds are madder red. Early flowering time.

Fruits

Flattened spheres, slightly irregular, generally without a calyx, 1.5 to 2.3 cm long and 2.6 cm across, orange-red, where exposed to sunlight pepper red (lobster red), fruit generally on red stalks with a pale blue-grey bloom, thin petioles, 3 cm long.

Characteristics

Malus ‘Evereste’®is not susceptible to apple scab, healthy leaves, remaining on the tree late into autumn, very good pollen donor.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Hedging element

4 x tr, air pot,                                   width x length x height             60 x 100 x 200    

Cone

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-325              

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 325-250              

Espalier

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 200-225               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 225-250               spread 150-200

Specimen trees, horizontally trained canopies,

4 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 200-225              

4 x tr, wire rootballed                                 height 225-250 

Umbrella form

5 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 250-300               spread 150-200

5 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 300-350               spread 150-200

Table-top form

6 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 250-300               spread 150-200

6 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 300-350               spread 150-200

 

  

Taxus L. – Yew 

Taxus baccata

 
Habit

Small to medium-sized tree or shrub with an ovate to asymmetrical crown and short, often crooked stem. Branches are held horizontally to ascending, branchlets often hang. 

Size 10 to 15 m in high and 8 to 12 m in spread. Annual growth 25 cm in high, 20 cm spread.  
Bark Thin, red-brown, an old stems grey-brown, flaking in scales. 
Needles

Evergreen, needle-like, black-green, two-ranked, linear, tapering to a point, 1 to 3 cm long.

Flowers The plant is dioecious. Male strobili in yellow heads, female strobili are inconspicuous. March/April.
Fruits Red, fleshy aril enclosing the 6 to 7 mm long and 3.5 mm wide seeds.
Roots

Very deep-lying root system (Ehlers). Densely branched, dense fibrous roots.

Site Sun to partial shade.
Soils

Yew prefers moist, nutrient-rich, calcareous soils, but is generally tolerant of a range site conditions and thrives even on moderately dry, poor, midly acid soils, intolerant of strongly acid soil.

Characteristics Frost tolerant, on unfavorable sites it may suffer in extremely cold winters, lightly intolerant of late frost, has the lowest light requirements of  the native trees, prefers high humidity levels, good re-growth from old wood, withstands root competition from large trees, tolerates urban sites and wind, intolerant of sunny, dry sites in winter. Yewscan reach an age of more than 1000 years. 
Cone 6 x tr, in air-pot,                                          high 175-200                     spread 95

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                          high 225-250                     spread 95

Pyramide

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                          high 175-200                     spread 95

Hedging element

5 x tr., air-pot, container grown             width x length x heighy (cm)   70x90x160

Half standard cone-shaped, multi-stemmed

8 x tr, air-pot,                                             high 175-250                     spread 100-150

Half standard ball-shaped, multi-stemmed

8 x tr, air-pot,                                             high 175-250                     spread 100-150

Shaped

6 x tr, air-pot,                                             high 175-250                     spread 150-200

 

 

Thuja L. – Cupressaceae 

Occidentalis ‘Smaragd’

 

Habit

Very narrow, compact, symmetrical, conical habit, with vertical, very densely held branches. Slow growing.

Size 4 to 6 m in height and 1 to 1.8 m in spread. Annual growth is 10 cm in height and 4 cm spread. 
Needles

Evergreen, vivid glossy green throughout the year, scale-like,densely overlapping.

Roots

Swallow, spreading close to the surface, finely branched, with several deep main roots.

Site

Sun to light shade (partial shade), withstands windy positions.

Soils

Generally adaptable if the site is sufficiently moist. Although calcareous, Thujaoccidentalis also thrives on acid soils with a sufficient water supply, best on moist, nutrient-rich, sandy- loamy, calcareous soils. 

Characteristics

Reliably frost tolerant, wind resistant, withstands wet and peaty sites; intolerant of long periods of drought, good re-growth from old wood, withstands industrial pollution and urban sites. Thuja may rich an age of more than 1500 years.

Toskana

6 x tr, in container,                height 175-200

7 x tr, in container,                height 200-225

Spiral

4 x tr, in container,                height 125-150

5 x tr, in container,                height 175-200

5 x tr, in container,                height 200-225