Ornamental trees are determined by their size, shape, scent, bark and leaf colour and seasonal changes. But how do you know which one is right for you and your garden? Thanks to our supplier Frank Matthews we have a great guide on choosing the perfect ornamental tree for your home and garden.
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However, clay is often fertile and if properly worked can provide an excellent home.
Care should be given to providing good drainage.
The fertility of acid soils can be improved with the addition of organic matter, so if you are starting a new garden in these conditions, select plants from the list below at the outset then include other trees after a few seasons of soil improvement.
Remember to water trees well and mulch heavily.
- Ilex (Aquifolium & Cultivar)
However there are some which are perfectly adapted to thriving in permanent dampness or even wetness.
Trees such as the Swamp Cypress (Taxodium districhum) can survive wet for many months.
However, trees without special adaptations to such environmental conditions might die within a few weeks if they are flooded during the growing season.
This affects trees as much as it does us, so finding trees that can withstand icy blasts is important, not least because the soil in such spots is also often very cold or even frozen, leaving the tree to struggle for moisture from the ground as it loses extra moisture through its leaves.
Thankfully a good selection of evergreens and many deciduous trees come to our rescue.
Plants with tough, waxy leaves and grey foliage often withstand seaside conditions well.
However, since most gardens have shady spots the trees which will thrive there are especially valuable.
So, whilst many trees are characterised by a form which has branches reaching upwards, it is pleasing to find others which depart from this to provide the contrast we need.