Choosing the perfect large trees for your outdoor space can seem daunting. There is lots to consider to make sure you choose the best trees for your garden. Obviously, you need to consider the sizes and shapes of your new trees but also the location, period of interest, the colour of foliage and purpose (to provide a focal point or privacy). Here at Gardener's Dream, we have a wide range of high-quality tall trees to buy online. Large trees are not an everyday purchase. We understand that you may need a little more professional advice to help your new trees thrive. Use our specialist knowledge to help narrow your search and choose the perfect growing trees for your space. Buy today for Free UK Delivery.
One of the first things you want to decide when choosing trees is the desired site and where you want to place your new addition. You may already have decided on the perfect spot. However, there are some things you should think carefully about before selecting trees that will grow to grand proportions.
Most modern houses will have adequate foundation structures to cope with mature trees but you will want to consider any underground service systems such as drainage before finalising your ideal spot.
The purpose of your new trees will also determine where you plant them. Are you looking to add privacy through hedging screening, create a more shaded area or simply enjoy the appearance of a splendid specimen? Taking time to think about how your family will utilise the tree will help you choose the perfect spot.
Finally, check that your preferred position meets all the tree's requirements for healthy growth. Will it receive enough sun, enough shade, enough rainwater? Is the soil type suitable? Is there a big enough gap for your tree to grow happily for 20+ years?
Once you've decided on the position and purpose of your tree, it's time to consider what type of trees fit the bill. One of the most important things to research is the size and shape your chosen tree will eventually reach. For example, a Silver Birch Tree grows up and out with its branches and foliage creating a cascading effect. Alternatively, the Snake Bark Maple Tree is big and tall with strong branches (perfect for treehouses!)
Next, you need to examine whether you want an evergreen or deciduous variety. Both have attractive qualities. Evergreen specimens offer year round screening and greenery. On the other hand, deciduous varieties provide wide ranging interest from season to season. They can also bear fruit and project dramatic hues in their foliage and bark, particularly during the autumn months.
Other things to consider:
Is the tree native to the area? Native trees are the easiest to tend as they are already acclimatised. They are also popular with local wildlife, providing the food and shelter they need.
How does your tree fit your neighbourhood? Of course, you're purchasing for your own enjoyment and convenience but it is worth thinking about how the area might look in 50 or more years.
There are few things more satisfying in life than planting a tree and watching it grow into maturity. However, it can be tricky to choose the right tree for your garden. Here are some Gardener's Dream favourites available to buy at our online site:
These evergreen trees are tall and elegant, reaching an ultimate height of around 4m. Their silvery-green foliage provides interest throughout the year. Flowering takes place in summer and autumn when creamy white blooms will appear.
Rich burgundy-purple foliage turning a fiery orange-red in autumn makes these trees a striking addition to any outdoor space. They grow to around 6m high and you can watch the bark change colour as the tree matures.
With an ultimate height of 10m when fully grown, these trees will make an impact. Deciduous in nature, the amber hued leaves feature traces of deep crimson and will turn bright orange in autumn.
These stately trees can reach an impressive 25m in height at full maturity but respond well to pruning. This means they can be maintained at your desired size, whether as shrubs or full-grown trees. Their fruit is attractive to British wildlife and the rich green foliage offers a traditional look.
Once you've ordered your new tree you can start prepping for its arrival while we get ready to deliver. You should have an idea how big the tree will be so get digging and make sure the hole is plenty big enough to accommodate the root system. Ideally, it should be 2-3 times the size of the root ball diameter. A helpful hint at this point is to fill the hole with water. It may sound a bit much, but this gives the soil plenty of time to soak up the moisture, ready to support the roots of the tree roots. Break the soil up with a fork if required.
When you take delivery of your tree, plant it gently into the hole you've prepared. Cover the roots with soil, ensuring the whole thing is completely covered. You should see a mark towards the bottom of the trunk where the soil reached when the tree was in the nursery or pot. Ensure the new soil matches this level when transplanting into the ground.
Once your tree is planted, water it thoroughly. It may need more water than you'd expect. Make sure you regularly give it a good drink while it establishes itself in its new home.
Being around tall trees has a positive impact on physical and mental health. It's a joy to establish a new tree and witness it flourish and grow, perhaps even alongside your own family. And what better gift to offer following generations than an air-purifying, environmentally sound tree that will live on for decades to come?
Tall trees provide an area of the garden that is naturally shaded from the sun and offer some shelter from rain and wind. They act as a natural canopy and add beauty and privacy to your outdoor space.
Planting semi-mature trees affords gardens height, structure and a sense of being firmly established without waiting impatiently for younger, smaller trees to advance. Trees please the eye and provide your garden with a year-round structure. An established tree requires very little maintenance, making them a popular addition to almost any outdoor space.
Check out our quality selection of available trees at Gardener's Dream for excellent customer service and free UK delivery, no matter how big the tree is. Most of our larger tree varieties are delivered in pots to make them easy to transplant at your leisure. Whether your search is for trees or plants, our professional nursery team is always on hand to offer friendly guidance and help you make the right choice for your gardens.