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List of trees which are good for wildlife

A selection of trees which provide fruit, pollen, or nectar for birds, animals and insects.


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Varieties list

  • Crab-apple trees

    Admiration

    Admiration crab-apple trees
    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus halliana
  • Flowering cherry tree

    Albertii

    Albertii flowering cherry tree
    Albertii is a compact flowering cherry, with prolific white blossom.
    • Flower colour: White
    • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    Prunus padus
  • Fruiting ornamental

    Arbutus unedo

    A small evergreen ornamental tree which produces edible fruitlets - commonly known as the Strawberry Tree.
    £39.95buy
    Arbutus unedo
  • Flowering cherry tree

    Ascendens Rosea

    Ascendens Rosea flowering cherry tree
    This beautiful flowering cherry has a graceful upright habit and white/pink blossom.
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    Prunus pendula
  • Flowering apricot

    Beni-chidori

    Beni-chidori flowering apricot
    This form of the flowering apricot has scented pink blossom which appears early in the spring.
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Flowering month: February
    Prunus mume
  • Crab-apple trees

    Butterball

    Butterball crab-apple trees
    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Candymint

    Candymint crab-apple trees
    A pretty and graceful spreading tree with a mass of pink / white flowers, and small red fruits.
    £28.50 - £48.00buy
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus sargentii
  • Crab-apple trees

    Cardinal

    Cardinal crab-apple trees
    Also known as Princeton Cardinal, a bronze-leaved crab-apple with pink-red spring blossom and red fruitlets in the autumn.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus hupehensis
  • Crab-apple trees

    Comtesse de Paris

    Comtesse de Paris crab-apple trees
    Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Coralburst®

    Coralburst crab-apple trees
    Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple with a superb blossom display and small persistent yellow-orange fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Bronze
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Flowering dogwood

    Cornus mas

    An unusual tree, with small yellow flowers in mid-winter, red fruitlets in summer, and tinted autumn foliage.
    Cornus mas
  • Crab-apple trees

    Donald Wyman

    Donald Wyman crab-apple trees
    Donald Wyman is a classic white-flowered crab-apple, with very small red fruits, which persist into mid-winter.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Evereste

    Evereste crab-apple trees
    Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Golden Gem

    Golden Gem crab-apple trees
    A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
    £29.95 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Flowering dogwood

    Golden Glory

    This form of the Cornelian Cherry features small yellow flowers in mid-winter, and small red fruitlets in autumn.
    Cornus mas
  • Crab-apple trees

    Golden Hornet

    Golden Hornet crab-apple trees
    Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus x zumi
  • Crab-apple trees

    Gorgeous

    Gorgeous crab-apple trees
    Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Guardsman

    Guardsman crab-apple trees
    A very upright columnar species of crab-apple, with white flowers and small green fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Green
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus trilobata
  • Crab-apple trees

    Harry Baker

    Harry Baker crab-apple trees
    Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark red fruits which are very good for crab-apple jelly.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Indian Magic

    Indian Magic crab-apple trees
    An excellent all-round crab apple, with attractive bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and small persistent red fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Jelly King®

    Jelly King crab-apple trees
    White blossom followed by large orange-red fruits which are ideal for making crab-apple jelly.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    John Downie

    John Downie crab-apple trees
    John Downie is a traditional crab-apple, with white blossom and orange-red fruits, ideal for making crab apple jelly.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Flowering dogwood

    Kasanlak

    An attractive form of the Cornelian Cherry producing pear-shaped fruits with an acidic fragrant flavour.
    £34.95buy
    Cornus mas
  • Flowering cherry tree

    Kojo-no-mai

    Kojo-no-mai flowering cherry tree
    An excellent small compact blossom tree, featuring a mass of small white flowers, and good autumn colours.
    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    Prunus incisa
  • Crab-apple trees

    Laura

    Laura crab-apple trees
    Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Louisa

    Louisa crab-apple trees
    Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom and small yellow fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus baccata

    Malus baccata crab-apple trees
    The Siberian crab-apple, noted for its exceptional cold-hardiness, disease-resistance, attractive blossom and clusters of cherry-like fruitlets in autumn,
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus baccata
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus floribunda

    Malus floribunda crab-apple trees
    Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus floribunda
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus hupehensis

    Malus hupehensis crab-apple trees
    A traditional garden crab-apple from China, with white blossom and small red-tinged fruitlets, a good choice as a specimen tree.
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus hupehensis
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus transitoria

    Malus transitoria crab-apple trees
    Malus transitoria is known as the Cut-leaf crab-apple, has a mass of small white flowers, and clusters of tiny yellow fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus transitoria
  • Crab-apple trees

    NUVAR® Marble

    NUVAR® Marble crab-apple trees
    A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Flowering cherry tree

    Pandora

    Pandora flowering cherry tree
    An excellent small flowering cherry, with pale pink blossom, and interesting leaf colour in both spring and autumn.
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    Prunus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Pink Glow

    Pink Glow crab-apple trees
    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus baccata
  • Crab-apple trees

    Pink Perfection

    Pink Perfection crab-apple trees
    Malus Pink Perfection is a superb crab-apple with double pink scented flowers.
    £28.50 - £48.00buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Flowering cherry tree

    Plena

    Plena flowering cherry tree
    A form of the native English wild cherry, featuring which has double white flowers rather than single flowers.
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: White
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    Prunus avium
  • Crab-apple trees

    Prairie Fire®

    Prairie Fire crab-apple trees
    Malus Prairie Fire is a medium-size upright crab-apple tree, notable for its dark pink flowers.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Professor Sprenger

    Professor Sprenger crab-apple trees
    A well-proportioned crab-apple with profuse white blossom, and golden-orange fruitlets in autumn.
    £28.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus x zumi
  • Crab-apple trees

    Profusion

    Profusion crab-apple trees
    Malus Profusion (also known as Directeur Moerlands) is a classic crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom followed by small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus x moerlandsii
  • Crab-apple trees

    Purpurea Evelyn

    Purpurea Evelyn crab-apple trees
    Malus Purpurea Evelyn is a purple-leaved form of the Prairie crab.
    • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Dark purple
    Malus ioensis
  • Crab-apple trees

    Red Obelisk

    Red Obelisk crab-apple trees
    Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Red Sentinel

    Red Sentinel crab-apple trees
    A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus x robusta
  • Crab-apple trees

    Rosehip

    Rosehip crab-apple trees
    Malus Rosehip features white blossom and large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Royal Beauty

    Royal Beauty crab-apple trees
    Royal Beauty is a compact weeping crab apple with crimson blossom and small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Royalty

    Royalty crab-apple trees
    Malus Royalty has bright purple-red blossom, dark green-bronze leaves, and dark red fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Red - dark
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus pumila
  • Crab-apple trees

    Rudolph

    Rudolph crab-apple trees
    Malus Rudoph features very large single deep pink flowers, and small dark purple fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Scarlett

    Scarlett crab-apple trees
    Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and dark red fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus toringo
  • Crab-apple trees

    Sun Rival

    Sun Rival crab-apple trees
    Malus Sun Rival is a popular weeping crab-apple, with pale pink blossom and small red berry-like fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Crab-apple trees

    Tina

    Tina crab-apple trees
    Malus Tina is a small spreading crab-apple, useful as a patio tree.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus sargentii
  • Crab-apple trees

    Wedding Bouquet

    Wedding Bouquet crab-apple trees
    Malus Wedding Bouquet features ivory-white blossom and tiny red berry-like fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus brevipes
  • Flowering cherry tree

    Weeping Yoshino

    Weeping Yoshino flowering cherry tree
    A weeping form of the traditional Japanese Yoshino flowing cherry.
    £25.95 - £49.95buy
    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Flower colour: White
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    Prunus x yedoensis pendula
  • Crab-apple trees

    White Star

    White Star crab-apple trees
    A modern English crab-apple with white star-like flowers followed by attractive russeted fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Russet
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus