Fruit trees have become very popular. It is fair to say that almost every garden has some fruit or edible berry growing in it. With the trend towards being more self-sufficient in society, it is little wonder that fruit trees are in high demand as people look to grow their produce from the comfort of their own homes. Also, reducing their carbon footprint. Fruit trees are also a fantastic way of getting children involved and interested in gardening too - "look how all my seeds have grown!" We have a wide range of fruit trees available. We will arrange FREE UK delivery on your purchase today too.
We suggest buying a fruit tree that suits your neighbourhood and general area. Take into account the soil type before commencing planting.
A quality fruit free will only blossom in the right conditions. Make sure any fruit tree can adapt to the temperatures where planted.
Check if cross-pollination with be needed when growing fruit trees. Partner fruit trees may be planted in gardens to improve pollination and the growth of fruits.
On their own, some fruit trees aren't self-fertile. Gardening and planting several fruit trees in a tight space can be tricky. A family fruit tree may be the answer. Instead of several different trees, a family tree growing apples, plums and cherries could work.
Choosing the type of rootstock is important, whether your garden space is large or small. It will dictate the size of the tree as well as how fast the fruit tree grows. If you're already growing pear varieties, you'll know the types of rootstock can be very important, like the Quince Adams!
At Gardeners Dream, we offer a wide range of fruit trees that will suit most gardens. Large fruit trees down to dwarf trees.
These are perfect for trees in pots. We are with you at every stage of the buying process. On hand to help guide you when choosing the right plant.
Deciding to grow quality plants can be a minefield sometimes. Buy fruit trees from Gardeners Dream as we can give advice on what's the best type of fruit tree for your region.
As mentioned, it controls the size and how quickly a tree grows. Preventing disease is also another part of rootstock. Rootstock, even dwarf rootstock, protects the plant. Learn more about dwarf rootstock and other gardening terms on the Gardeners Dream blog - don't forget that you can reach out to talk gardening with us at any time!
Almost all our fruit trees require a decent if not generous amount of water. Most fruit trees like moist well drained soil because the fruits themselves contain a lot of water.
For a bumper crop you will want to make sure the tree has enough water to sustain itself and produce plenty of mouth-watering fruits.
The UK weather is normally reliably moist so you shouldn't need to do too much manual watering except in hotter months.
Different fruit trees flourish under different conditions, make sure you're planting your fruit tree in a location that suits it. If your fruit tree isn't a sun tolerant variety, make sure it has adequate sun shade - this can be achieved by planting in the shade of buildings, fences or the canopies of other larger trees.
Pay attention to strong winds and areas that are exposed because many fruit trees struggle in exposed areas and this is very detrimental to the fruiting and flowering months.
Lastly, if a particular area is liable to hard frosts you should try and avoid planting there, even frost resistant trees can struggle in hard frost ground.
We have the best online range of fruit trees for sale. From apple trees, pear trees and many more.
Your garden will become a place of interest year-round once you have bought your new bare root fruit tree with Gardeners Dream.
Here are some options to think about when buying a fruit tree online:
Fruit trees such as the peach variety can thrive in the UK climate. Using dwarf, semi-dwarf and rootstocks are the types of trees grown as they can easily the cold months of the year.
Gardening and planting peach trees are satisfying as they can fruit in around 3 years.
Fruit trees such as the plum are another favourite type of plant to grow in your yard. It produces juicy plums that can be eaten fresh or cooked.
Fruits such as the plum will also add year-round interest to your outdoor space. The plum tree is also self-fertile.
Plants such as the apple tree are perfect for the UK climate. Nothing beats being able to go out and pluck it from an orchard or a back garden.
It's a fruit that can be served fresh or baked. Or even made into cider.
Apple trees prefer full sun and soil that's well-drained, creating a beautiful canopy for sun shade in your garden. Some varieties are hardier than other - a certain type likes acidic soil, where others may not.
Enjoy apples with all the family.
With many varieties of the pear tree, planting them in your garden is popular. Some are fast-growing, while others take longer. The flower colour is usually pale and white, much like an apple.
Pear fruits are hardy plants that thrive in all months of the year. They're also moderately tolerant of acidic soil, so they're easy growers. Pears are a delicious fruit, of course. Pears are one of the popular fruit trees in the UK that will fit perfectly into any outdoor setting.
Cherry trees are one of our favourite plants here at Gardeners Dream. It can be a fun family activity, picking ripe cherries from a garden fruit tree - flowering months are in the spring and harvest period is usually June to July. We love the scented flower that grows on the cherry tree too - absolutely divine.
Some are faster growing than others. It will take around four years to see the fruits of your labour. After three years, the tree will produce sour cherries.
The next year it will produce sweet fruits. A hardy plant that needs direct sunlight and is adaptable to the UK climate.
Plants growing in your garden such as the mulberry fruit tree will add interest to your outdoor space.
Planting in gardens that have a big space is a must. The mulberry grows fast and can reach 30ft tall. If you like jam, then the mulberry berries are just a delight. Growing in direct sunlight but can handle partial shade too.
When deciding to plant the fig tree, remember that they grow quickly outdoors. Growing quality fruit like the fig is easy in the UK where hardy varieties flourish. They can be grown in pots too.
Only one fig tree is needed as they're self-fertile, have excellent germination and don't need a pollination partner.
Perhaps one of the most enchanting ways to make use of fruit trees is to grow them as part of a kitchen garden. Fruit trees make wonderful additions to a kitchen area as they can provide shade and shelter to your vegetable plot and plant varieties that like a shaded area.
This means you can create a tasty little ecosystem with your fruit tree centrepiece and your edible flowers around it.
You don't need expertise growing plants to achieve this and you will be rewarded with plenty of tasty fruit.
There is almost no better way to encourage animals and insects into your wildlife gardens than growing fruit trees, fig trees or nut trees. The tasty fruit will entice all sorts of wildlife and create a vibrant habitat for critters to thrive.
Many fruiting varieties have scented flower and colour flower blooms that attract insects like bees too, which helps further pollinate your wildlife garden.
Most fruit tree varieties are wildlife attractive. Find the best fruit trees for sale for wildlife at Gardeners Dream. We have the best expertise growing plants to share with you!
If a fruiting tree is simply too big to incorporate into wildlife gardens or gardens in general, there are a few alternatives such as fruiting plants.
Fruiting plants add flower colour to green spaces and as you might have guessed one of the exciting perks is the fruit.
When you order online, look for fruiting plants or bushes for a smaller stature that still provides a treat. If size is your concern primarily, you can also buy dwarf rootstock varieties to get the delicious joy in a fun-sized package.
Below we have compiled a list of our 5 most commonly asked questions from our customers.
Most trees will bear fruit during the summer months ready for the harvest period in late summer and autumn. The flowering months tend to be early spring.
You will know when a tree is entering the harvest months because it will start to drop some of its early ripe fruits.
This is a good indication that the fruit on the tree is ready for collection at just the right time.
No, unfortunately not, however good tree care will ultimately help the levels of disease resistance your tree has.
You might find that your tree has been cultivated to be more resistant to diseases - this will always be indicated on the labelling. Our experts are always on hand to answer any disease queries you may have.
Yes, you should make sure the type of tree you're planting grows well for the soil pH you have in your region.
Don't worry though, there are so many types of tree that you will find one that likes acidic soil. You can successfully plant most native trees in most UK garden soil types.
Yes, we have a full range of award-winning plants including garden merit and RHS plants. In fact, if you want to own trees that have that wow factor, we have plenty to choose from including the perfect apple tree.
Our award-winning plant stock is among one of our most proudly compiled collections and the prizes winners are all quality guaranteed with free UK delivery. Who would have thought you could have such success at the click of a button?
Yes, if you wanted to create a dynamic area that incorporates different plant types then we have special collections that we have curated for just that purpose. You can enjoy your own fruit while taking in spectacular floral displays.
These are just some of the trees we offer here at Gardeners Dream. Please find the rest of our products below.
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