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Hi All,

Im looking to buy a 6ft tree\plant for my garden to plant in the below spot.

I need some advice on a suitable tree that will suit my garden. Ideally something that is bright and colorful. 

any suggestions? 



  • Hi @Rayhaan.ahmed and welcome to the forum  :)

    Do you mean that you would like it to be 6 ft tall when you plant it and then grow bigger, or that you want it to grow to no more than about 6ft ?   

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hi @Dovefromabove

    I would like to plant it 6FT tall and let it grow... 

  • Great ... what about an Amelanchier ... you can get them as a multi stemmed type or as a single stem.  Beautiful blossom in the spring ... fruit in the summer, it's edible for humans but the blackbirds usually get ours so it's good for attracting them into the garden ... and then gorgeous autumn colour before the leaves fall. 

    Ours is a multi-stemmed one and we've planted little pink autumn flowering Cyclamen hederafolium around ours, and pretty blue Scillas and chionodoxa bulbs and they flower in the spring just before the blossom appears.  It makes a very pretty feature and doesn't need a lot of looking after.  

    This is ours a couple of autumns ago 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,291
    Two more great specimen trees that I’d recommend are 

    Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’. Expect to pay c. £75 for this.
    Cornus controversa variegata. It’s quite slow growing so maybe £100+.
    Rutland, England
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,199
    Rowans/mountain ash [ Sorbus ]every time for me [I'm slightly biased  ;) ]
    They're  available in several varieties, as well as the species,  and they're all easy to grow and care for. Flowers, berries, and autumn colour.

    Another that I like is the ornamental pear Pyrus salicifolia. They have a lovely weeping habit. Again - pretty trouble free. Silvery, grey/green foliage, and brightens a shadier spot. 

    I love Amelanchiers too.
    All nice trees for smaller spaces, and all different. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • @Dovefromabove Thank you very much!! just been doing some research and i really like the white flowers on the Amelanchier lamarckii Snowy Mespilus Tree.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077

    Have got one of these in my garden ; always a bright and attractive specimen tree .

  • Welcome @Rayhaan.ahmed 
    Quite a few on there; you're looking at around £50.
  • I was going to suggest amelanchier too or something with multi seasonal interest. 
    If a tree can provide some extra benefit to wildlife then that has my vote. 
    A crab apple might also be an option or Himalayan birch for their lovely white trunks in winter. 
  • I'm not sure how big you want it in the end but I love whitebeam.
    “Rivers know this ... we will get there in the end.”
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