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Hi I'm thinking of taken out the willow tree in the circle area does any one have anyone have any suggestions on a small tree to replace.many thanks in advance
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,558
    For some great autumn colour there's the compact spindle bush
    https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/euonymus-alatus-compactus/classid.2000033519/

    Or Pencil Cedar, or a minarette fruit tree maybe
    Or for some drama Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex' - but that may be too OTT
    It looks a nice sunny site, so I'm sure there are plenty of options depending on your soil type 


    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,163
    I believe in plants earning their living, so I’d go for an Opal or a Victoria plum.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,630
    A columnar variety of Amelanchier (berries, blossom, Autumn colour). I believe Ballerina is a columnar variety, it won't take up much space.
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,155
    edited 28 January
    Nice garden.

    A fruit tree, or a tree for pollinators? Im considering buying a Heptacodium miconiodes Seven Son Flower tree for my garden as pollinators love it, and it's quite an interesting tree visually. I just need to find somewhere that sells it.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,558
    Im considering buying a Heptacodium miconiodes Seven Son Flower tree for my garden as pollinators love it, and it's quite an interesting tree visually. I just need to find somewhere that sells it.
    I recall Joe Swift singing its praises a while ago on GW.
    According to the RHS there are 43 suppliers - click below for the list-

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/nurseries-search-result?query=75426&pageSize=20&startFrom=40
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • I think a nice crab apple would be good. You can get some with columnar growth habits and they have both flowers and fruit.
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,155
    Pete.8 said:
    Im considering buying a Heptacodium miconiodes Seven Son Flower tree for my garden as pollinators love it, and it's quite an interesting tree visually. I just need to find somewhere that sells it.
    I recall Joe Swift singing its praises a while ago on GW.
    According to the RHS there are 43 suppliers - click below for the list-

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/nurseries-search-result?query=75426&pageSize=20&startFrom=40
    Thanks, I will have a look through those suppliers.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,715
    Nice garden.

    A fruit tree, or a tree for pollinators? Im considering buying a Heptacodium miconiodes Seven Son Flower tree for my garden as pollinators love it, and it's quite an interesting tree visually. I just need to find somewhere that sells it.


    Heptacodium miconioides....super tree...interesting leaf veins  and  flaking bark.
    Lots of flowers..followed by red calyx.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • PlantmindedPlantminded WirralPosts: 1,030
    Sold @Silver surfer, I want one! Definitely good value out of one plant, great photos, thank you for posting.
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