hi  can any one help .Iam after a medium size tree that has nice blossom on it .its to go in the front garden which is south facing.



  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    A couple of ideas-----

    Amelanchier canadensis-white flowers good autumn leaf colour

    there are many varieties of flowering cherries for small gardens also



  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,120

    Crab apples have pretty blossom too, followed by coloured fruits late summer/autumn.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    II like the amelanchier, some of the most stunning of flowering cherries are pretty boring for 51 weeks every year. 

  • chrissieBchrissieB Posts: 772

    Rowan trees are quite pretty and have a fairly light canopy so don't cast too much shade - are also good for wildlife.

    They have pretty (mostly white I think) blossom, autumn berries and some have good autumn colour

    Couple are

    Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' - red stems, red autumn colour, yellow berries

    Sorbus aucuparia - good autumn colour and red berries

    This cherry has good early autumn colour and the bark is attractive as well - Prunus sargentii but agree with nutcutlet lots of the cherries are very boring and the blosson will only last a week ot two. 


  • acer,the small variety are so beautiful in autumn ,especially the copper dark red ones but for spring a small flowering cherry.

  • halesia monticola rosea, beautiful pin blossom in may, interesting fruit in autumn, slender from so no too much shadow

  • Cherry trees can be beautiful all year round - particularly ones with fantastic glossy bark like Prunus serrula.  Multi-stemmed versions, as seen at Chelsea this year I seem to recall, are particularly striking.  Other options for a sunny aspect would be Robinia x slavinii 'Hillerii' - dainty leaf, bright green in summer, with masses of pink flowers in June;  or Arbutus unedo, an evergreen with a russety bark, small white flowers and red strawberry like fruits often at the same time.  

  • patzzpatzz Posts: 56

    What about the exquisite Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea. Autumn colour leaves then tiny pink marshmallow blooms right through to March/April. Not a hulk but graceful and pretty.

  • Jay8Jay8 Posts: 1

    What about a lilac you get both beautiful flowers and the heady scent. My particular favourite is the dark red black knight.


  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,199

    What about a flowering dogwood - cornus kousa chinensis.  You get stunning flowers in spring (well bracts really - but they literally cover the tree), then little red fruits and leaves that go a deep red in autumn.  There are lots of pictures if you search images on google.

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
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