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Trees and shrubs for winter interest
BETULA UTILIS JACQUEMONTII
A birch with smooth white bark that shines out on dark winter days. Also available as a multistem.
NELLIE STEVENS HOLLY
ILEX NELLIE R STEVENS
A richly berried holly with leathery leaves for year-round structure and festive appeal.
JAPANESE RED CEDAR
CRYPTOMERIA JAPONICA ELEGANS
An unusual conifer with soft feathery foliage that takes on red-bronze hues in autumn-winter.
RED STEMMED DOGWOOD
A classic for the winter garden with its vibrantly coloured stems. Looks great in autumn, too.
CRATAEGUS PRUNIFOLIA SPLENDENS
A tree with year round interest that can be either single stem or multi-stem. A really good all rounder.
This stand out tree has branches that are notable by the fact that the ends are pendulous. The bark is white often with black diamond shaped markings.
Updates from Chew Valley Trees
Bare root or container?
In winter, you can plant trees and hedging in bare root form, though container-grown is still available. So which should you choose? If you need a bit of info about the difference between trees and hedging supplied bare root and in pots, take a look at this guide.
What happens to trees in winter
With their branches naked, creating a stark outline against the winter sky, deciduous trees turn into sort-of ghosts in winter. They're in the tree version of hibernation: dormancy.
05th December 2019
National Tree Week 2019
Saturday 23 November sees the start of National Tree Week, an annual celebration coinciding with the start of the winter tree planting season
20th November 2019
Bare root trees and hedging available
Many types of bare root trees and hedging are now available for collection at the nursery. If you have ordered bare root items, get in touch and let us know when you would like to come in to get it.
14th November 2019