Growing guide

How to grow trees

Trees provide so much – not just attractive flowers, fruits and foliage, but also shade, height and a sense of maturity to a garden. They also attract wildlife and are beneficial to the environment in many ways. They need little maintenance after the first few years and when carefully chosen to suit the growing conditions and space available, they’ll enhance your garden for many years to come.

Quick facts

  • Most are easy to grow
  • Some keep their leaves all year, others lose them in autumn
  • Plant in October and April
  • They come in all sizes, so will fit into any garden
  • There are types to suit all growing conditions
  • Most are fully hardy

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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