A selection of trees that are attractive to wildlife or pollinating insects.
Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
Flowering cherry trees
Albertii is a compact flowering cherry, with prolific white blossom.
Amber Beauty is a form of the Manchurian Cherry, notable for dense clusters of white blossom.
A typical Mountain Ash or Rowan, with particularly persistent red berries.
Fruiting ornamental trees
A small evergreen ornamental tree which produces edible fruitlets - commonly known as the Strawberry Tree.
This beautiful flowering cherry has a graceful upright habit and white/pink blossom.
The Cut-leaf Rowan, an excellent form of the native Mountain Ash, orange-red berries, and highly feathered leaves.
An unusual Rowan, with bright yellow fruitlets, and a very upright habit. Leaves turn bronze-red in the autumn.
A Japanese flowering cherry with light pink blossom, can sometimes flower through the whole winter.
A Japanese flowering cherry with white blossom. Flowering may begin around Christmas and continue to spring in some seasons.
This form of the Japanese apricot has scented pink blossom which appears early in the spring.
An attractive hawthorn, with large red fruits, and usually thornless.
Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
A pretty and graceful spreading tree with a mass of pink / white flowers, and small red fruits.
Also known as Princeton Cardinal, a bronze-leaved crab-apple with pink-red spring blossom and red fruitlets in the autumn.
Flowering pear trees
Chanticleer is a form of the Callery Pear, with attractive spring blossom and autumn colours.
Flowering dogwood trees
An upright spreading form of the American dogwood, with white blossom and variegated leaves.
Cherokee Princess is an American flowering dogwood, noted for its large white flower clusters.
A form of the Cut-leaf Rowan, with even more pronounced feathering of the leaves. Red berries in autumn, and bronze-purple leaves.
The Rowan or Mountain Ash, native to most parts of the UK. The leaves turn golden red in autumn, accompanied by clusters of red berries. One of the largest species of Sorbus.
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.
Named for its attractive light copper-coloured fruitlets, Copper Kettle is easy to grow and takes up little space.
Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple with a superb blossom display and small persistent yellow-orange fruitlets.
An unusual tree, with small yellow flowers in mid-winter, red fruitlets in summer, and tinted autumn foliage.
This is the Chinese Dogwood, and features a mass of large white blossom, followed by attractive autumn leaf colours.
Crimson Cloud has dark red flowers with white centres.
Directeur Moerlands (also known as Profusion Improved) is a classic crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom followed by small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
Donald Wyman is a classic white-flowered crab-apple, with very small red fruits, which persist into mid-winter.
Features feathered leaves, and pink-red fruitlets.
This rowan has bluish-green leaves which turn orange-red in the autumn.The fruitlets are red, and persist well into winter.
Emiel has long leaves, with silvery-green undersides, turning orange in autumn.
Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
Japanese flowering cherry trees
A traditional double-flowered Japanese flowering cherry.
Gibbsii grows with a neat spreading columnar form, sprinkled with clusters of bright red fruits in the autumn.
A small compact rowan with an upright form, notable for its bright pink fruitlets and feathered leaves.
A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
A very upright columnar species of crab-apple, with white flowers and small green fruitlets.
Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark red fruits which are very good for crab-apple jelly.
Hokusai is a traditional Japanese pink blossom cherry tree.
An excellent all-round crab apple, with attractive bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and small persistent red fruits.
White blossom followed by large orange-red fruits which are ideal for making crab-apple jelly.
An unusual species of Sorbus, the leaves are particularly attractive for their white undersides.
John Downie is a traditional crab-apple, with white blossom and orange-red fruits, ideal for making crab apple jelly.
John Mitchell is a popular whitebeam, notable for its large white-green leaves.
A small rowan, with distinctive yellow fruitlets. Also one of the best for autumn colour.
An unusual rowan, with light pink blossom, and white fruitlets, which are larger than usual for rowans.
This is the classic Japanese weeping pink cherry blossom tree (sometimes known as Cheal's Weeping Cherry).
An early-flowering white cherry blossom tree, with particularly luxuriant double-white flowers.
An excellent small compact blossom tree, featuring a mass of small white flowers, and good autumn colours.
Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
Lemon Drop is a small whitebeam tree, with the characteristic white undersides to its leaves. As the name suggests, the fruitlets are bright yellow.
A good all-round small rowan tree, with good autumn colours and cascades of pink fruitlets.
Little Pink Perfection is a dwarf form of Pink Perfection, ideal for patio containers and small spaces.
Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom and small yellow fruitlets.
An excellent large garden tree, very hardy, easy to grow, and tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions. Grey-green leaves turn russet in autumn, with orange berries.
The Siberian crab-apple, noted for its exceptional cold-hardiness, disease-resistance, attractive blossom and clusters of cherry-like fruitlets in autumn,
Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.
A traditional garden crab-apple from China, with white blossom and small red-tinged fruitlets, a good choice as a specimen tree.
Malus transitoria is known as the Cut-leaf crab-apple, has a mass of small white flowers, and clusters of tiny yellow fruitlets.
The Portuguese Laurel forms a small spreading tree, easy to grow, and ideal for patios.
A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
An attractive small rowan tree, its orange/red autumn leaf-colours are amongst the best.
An excellent small flowering cherry, with pale pink blossom, and interesting leaf colour in both spring and autumn.
A popular small hawthorn with distinctive dark pink blossom with white centres.
A small rowan with a spreading habit, large feathered leaves, and bright pink berries.
Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
A very upright rowan tree, with pretty pink fruitlets.
Pink Pagoda features clusters of pale pink fruits in late summer, and good autumn foliage colours.
Malus Pink Perfection is a small crab-apple with unusual double pink scented flowers.
A form of the native English wild cherry, featuring which has double white flowers rather than single flowers.
A compact hawthorn which features double white flowers.
Malus Prairie Fire is a medium-size upright crab-apple tree, notable for its dark pink flowers.
A well-proportioned crab-apple with profuse white blossom, and golden-orange fruitlets in autumn.
Prunifolia Splendens is one of the best hawthorns for autumn colour and persistent red fruits.
The native "Gean" or "Mazzard" cherry, makes an attractive woodland tree.
The Yoshino cherry. A graceful flowering cherry with white-pink blossom, which is the national flower of Japan.
Malus Purpurea Evelyn is a purple-leaved form of the Prairie crab.
The Himalayan Pear - an attractive small ornamental pear tree, notable for its fiery autumn leaf colours.
A small to medium tree. Upright oval shaped leaves turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of orange fruit and long blue/black winter buds.
Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.
A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
A popular ornamental hawthorn, featuring pink double flowers with cream centres.
Malus Rosehip features white blossom and large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
Royal Beauty is a compact weeping crab apple with crimson blossom and small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
Malus Royalty has bright purple-red blossom, dark green-bronze leaves, and dark red fruitlets.
Malus Rudoph features very large single deep pink flowers, and small dark purple fruits.
Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and dark red fruitlets.
Shirofugen is a traditional Japanese flowering cherry with large double-white flowers.
An upright rowan with large oval leaves and attractive autumn colours and large red fruitlets.
Similar characteristics to Sorbus vilmorinii, not quite as vigorous, but heavier fruiting.
A broad spreading rowan with bright orange fruitlets and autumn foliage.
One of the more spreading smaller Rowan species, with orange/red autumn leaf colours, and clusters of small orange fruilets.
The main feature of this Rowan trees is the pink fruitlets, which turn white as autumn progresses. It is one of the smaller Sorbus species, but also one of the more spreading.
Malus Sun Rival is a popular weeping crab-apple, with pale pink blossom and small red berry-like fruitlets.
Malus Tina is a small spreading crab-apple, useful as a patio tree.
An ornamental plum with white blossom and purple leaves, usually also produces dark red cherry-plums fruits, which can be eaten or cooked.
A very attractive Japanese blossom tree, with unique cream-coloured flowers.
Malus Wedding Bouquet features ivory-white blossom and tiny red berry-like fruitlets.
A weeping form of the traditional Japanese Yoshino flowing cherry.
A modern English crab-apple with white star-like flowers followed by attractive russeted fruitlets.
A good-sized yellow-fruiting mountain ash, with a spreading form.