04 Feb 2019
There can be no doubt of the benefit of planting trees. Planting a tree provides shade, shelter, in some cases food and can be used to create an impact, define a garden boundary bringing the focus back into a garden or create a statement.
They are a valuable resource for wildlife and birds providing food, shelter and nesting sites. Alongside the benefits for UK wildlife humans greatly benefit too with improved well-being, improve air quality, provide wind shelter and prevent erosion with their root systems.
There are two quotes which sum up perfectly the benefits of planting trees in any garden or landscape:
• ‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now’. Chinese proverb.
• ‘Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago’. Warren Buffet is a renowned investor who set up the Giving Pledge asking billionaires to donate half their wealth to charitable causes – a forward thinker!
With these two quotes in mind we will be focusing on some excellent tree choices on site and associated landscaping kit for planting. February is a brilliant time of year to plant trees with your choices heralding the arrival of the upcoming seasons.
The Flagpole Cherry otherwise known as Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ heralds the arrival of spring with clusters of semi-double soft pink flowers in April /May.
It is not only in the spring that Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ is highly attractive the emerging leaves are bronze green in colour becoming green over the summer and taking on attractive orange and red hues in the autumn. The flowers are held tightly to the stem and are slightly fragrant too.
This upright Prunus is an ideal choice for the smaller garden is perfectly columnar in shape reaching 5 m in height and only 1.5m across it can even be planted in small flower borders. For a dramatic formal look you could also plant as an avenue for something just that little bit different.
For such a delicate looking tree Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ is surprisingly tolerant of pollution and will tolerate most soils. Prunus do like to be planted in full sun and as a result will need a good watering system installed to aid tree establishment.
We have a wide range of sizes in stock to suit all planting choices and budgets.
Provender Nurseries Front Tree Field
Provender Nurseries Front Tree Field in the summer