Plants that have a particularly fine shape or those with attractive flowers, foliage or stems, are best grown with enough space around them for their appearance to be fully appreciated individually. Site them so that they form focal points from the house, terrace or lawn. In large gardens, such plants may be grouped in threes for bolder impact.
Some trees may also be enhanced if grown in ornamental containers like the following:.
- Weeping Elm
- Weeping Cherries, Birch, Hemlock
- Groups of Silver Birch
- Purple Beech - Dawyk Purple
- Pyrus - Silver Pear
- Standard Wisteria
- Acers - Weeping
- Acers - with enhancing bark: Davidi, Pensylvanica, Rubrum
- Citrus - Cumquats etc.
When planting a tree, try to choose the best position, within the garden. Make sure the selected site will provide an appropriate amount of light and shelter.
In coastal areas, choose a planting site that is sheltered because sea spray and salt-laden winds may cause foliage scorch and cause damage to growth buds.
It is best not to plant trees, close to walls or buildings, otherwise young trees may suffer from reduced light and moisture. In addition, strong fibrous roots of some trees, e.g. Poplars and Willows, may damage drains.
Container grown trees, can be planted at any time and the planting hole should always be twice the width of the container. The bottom of the hole should be broken up, the sides of the hole should be loosened to make it easy for roots to penetrate.
After planting, water thoroughly and regularly. Mulch with the best organic mulch.