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Deciduous Trees

The quintessential British tree variety that changes with the seasons gives gardens wonderful colour variations as the growing season unfolds – deciduous trees are a firm favourite. We have collated all of the deciduous trees at Gardeners Dream and put them in this easy to view selection. Now picking your perfect deciduous tree is much simpler as you browse through images to achieve your desired colouring and appearance. Deciduous trees come in many different shapes and sizes. Some bear fruit while others grow majestically (and need plenty of space) like the mighty oak tree. Once you have decided on your deciduous tree, we will make sure we deliver it to you anywhere in the UK free of charge – no matter how big it is! 

What is a deciduous tree?

Deciduous trees are a must in every British garden. They include oaks, beeches and maples. Growing all over the world, deciduous means to fall off. It's all in the word. Unlike evergreen trees, during Autumn deciduous trees lose their leaves - in temperate deciduous forests for example. When deciduous plants lose their leaves they need to absorb as much light as possible. They are able to do this successfully as most deciduous trees are broadleaf trees. Photosynthesis takes place due to a larger surface area on the leaf.

Most deciduous trees have a rounded shape. As the tree grows, branches spread out. Many deciduous plants prefer a mild and wet climate such as the UK. Although, they can grow in places with wet and dry seasons.

Deciduous plants are different to evergreens. The main point of difference is that deciduous trees are more colourful. They produce more foliage colour. Evergreen trees grow leaves that last year-round.

Deciduous Trees are great Ornamental Trees

Deciduous trees are grown in gardens as ornamental trees. They can be lovely to look at with their shape, foliage colour and flowers. They can be the centrepiece for a small or large garden space, forming a structure to a garden while adding privacy.

While acting as screening trees, deciduous trees have a practical element too. Creating shelter for plants, flowers and animals year-round. It can shield overlooking windows or unattractive views. Deciduous trees are a big help for wildlife. Providing nesting sites and song posts for birds. Trees and shrubs with flowers attract pollination from insects. The food grown from deciduous trees feeds wildlife too.

Considerations on deciduous trees

·         Consider the size of the tree you want and whether it will fit in your garden

·         If you have a small space, consider one or two trees that offer more than one reason of interest

·         Find your deciduous trees right here at Gardeners Dream

Planting deciduous trees - top tips

·         Plant deciduous trees in Autumn or Winter so the tree can bed in

·         Buying plants in the dormant season is recommended as the choice is wider

·         Watering container trees is a must during their first growing season when planted during Spring and Summer.

·         Remember to keep the same depth as before when planting a tree

Deciduous trees for your garden

We've put together some deciduous trees which you may like. Trees that produce new foliage that are perfect trees that come alive in Spring to late Summer.

Hawthorn

Hawthorns are popular deciduous trees to have planted in the garden. They are common to grow as small trees and as well as hedging. Wildlife will fill your garden and Hawthorn trees will add an attractive element to any outdoor space.

Flowering Cherries

In Spring, flowering cherries are a beautiful sight to see. Once the dormant season is over and Spring arrives, they blossom into shades of white and pink. The flowering season is short but certain varieties have nice Autumn colours. As temperatures drop, the colours will fade. There are different types of Flowering Cherries such as weeping and rounded-headed.

Crab Apple Trees

With two seasons of interest, crab apple trees are great for gardens. They bring lots of colours with purple blossoms in the Spring and yellow, red or orange fruit colours in Autumn. The crab apple tree keeps its fruits for the majority of Winter too. There are various types of these fruit trees and sizes such as dwarf and weeping. Crab apple trees can bring all sorts of wildlife to your garden, adding year-round interest to your outdoor space.

Birch

The birch tree is known for its graceful shapes. You will have year-round interest in your garden with silver bitches. Some grow beautiful bark varieties. Bark colours include pink, cream, orange and pure white.

Weeping flowering pear

Beautiful white foliage occurs in Spring. It has slender silver leaves that will form into a canopy.

False acacia

Grown mainly for decorative purposes, these pretty foliage plants can be green or gold. Variety differs from small bushy trees to medium round-headed types.

Pearlbush 

This deciduous shrub will add something magical to a garden. Growing to around 2m tall. the white blossom is a statement for any outdoor space.

These are just some deciduous trees to choose from. At Gardeners Dream we have a wide range so please browse below.

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