Ornamental Trees by Mail

We have been selling trees at Bennybeg for nearly 14 years and they are one of our specialities. We stock a large range of varieties, typically in 7L, 10L or 12L containers. Bare root deciduous trees are available from November to March, during the dormant season.

Our trees are 100% British Grown and we are very confident that they are some of the best quality on offer. It’s very satisfying when customers come in and tell us how well their trees are growing!

We’ve selected the most popular trees to offer on our website, but many other varieties are also available, so please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email to find out the full range on offer.

If you would like to visit Bennybeg Plant Centre to choose a tree from our stock, or see the quality of the trees that we offer, we are open seven days a week. Please refer to the opening times below and directions on the Contact Us page.

A selection of our favourites, which are suitable for growing in most areas, include the following:

For Flowers:

Malus (Crab Apple) Gorgeous and Indian Magic, Crataegus (Hawthorn) Crimson Cloud, Prunus Pink Perfection

For Bark and Twigs:

Prunus serrula, Betula utilis jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch), Corylus (Hazel) avellana contorta, Tillia (Lime) Winter Orange

For Autumn Colour:

Acer platanoides Crimson King, Parrotia Persica (Persian Ironwood), Prunus Royal Burgundy, Euonymous (Spindle) Red Cascade,
Sorbus Dodong Olympic Flame, Sorbus Autumn Spire

For Fruits:

Sambucus (Elderflower) nigra Black Lace, Malus (Crab apple) Butterball, Sorbus (Rowan) aucuparia or cashmiriana

Acer platanoides Crimson King (Maple)

Attractive round headed tree with shiny dark purple foliage turning a spectacular red/orange in Autumn. Yellow flowers. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£21.50

N/A

N/A

£42.00

M

 

 

 

 

YES

 

Acer platanoides Drummondii

Beautiful and striking round headed specimen tree with cream-edged foliage.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

N/A

N/A

N/A

£42.00

M

 

 

 

 

 

YES

Betula alba Pendula (Common Silver Birch)

Slender tree known as 'Lady of the Woods’ with white peeling bark with age, slightly pendulous branches. Leaves turn golden yellow in Autumn. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£8.25

N/A

£23.50

£37.50

M

YES

YES

YES

 

 

YES

Betula utilis jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch)

Distinctive white peeling bark, green serrated leaves which turn gold in Autumn.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

N/A

£19.00

N/A

£40.00

M

YES

YES

 

 

YES

 

Crataegus laevigata Crimson Cloud

Semi-weeping ornamental hawthorn with profuse small dark red flowers with white eye in May.
Small red fruit.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

N/A

N/A

N/A

£41.00

S

 

YES

YES

YES

 

 

Fagus sylvatica purpurea (Copper Beech)

Majestic parkland specimen tree with dark purple foliage, new growth is reddish.
Good for windy sites.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£15.00

N/A

N/A

CALL

L

YES

 

YES

 

 

 

Malus Evereste (Crab apple)

Conical tree with large soft pink-white flowers and small red/yellow fruits.
Good pollinator for apple trees. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£17.25

N/A

N/A

£35.00

S

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Malus Gorgeous (Crab apple)

Masses of pretty, scented apple blossom flowers and large attractive fruits.
Dense, rounded habit. Good for crab apple jelly

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

N/A

N/A

N/A

£35.00

S

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Malus Indian Magic (Crab apple)

Dark purple leaves and deep pink flowers make this a stunning tree.
Small red/orange fruits.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

N/A

N/A

N/A

£41.00

S

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Malus Jelly King (Crab apple)

Compact tree with white blossoms.
Large orange pink fruit - good for jelly.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

CALL

CALL

N/A

£35.00

S

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Malus John Downie (Crab apple)

White blossom and large orange red fruit.
Often described as the best fruiting crab; popular for crab apple jelly. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

CALL

£17.25

N/A

£35.00

S

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Malus Butterball

Small tree with lovely pink-white blossom in Spring followed by heavy crops of golden yellow fruit in Autumn. Very ornamental as well as being good for crab apple jelly.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

N/A

£17.50

N/A

£35.00

S

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Prunus Amanogawa Flagpole Cherry)

Columnar tree with erect branches, good for a small space.
Fragrant semi-double light pink flowers in Spring, good Autumn colours. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

CALL

CALL

N/A

£41.00

S

 

 

 

 

YES

 

Prunus cerasifera Nigra (Cherry Plum)

Attractive purple foliage and stems contrast with pale pink flowers in early Spring.
Mature trees bear red cherry plums. Makes a good hedging shrub. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£22.50

N/A

N/A

£41.00

M

 

 

 

 

 

YES

Prunus Kiku-shidare-zakura (Cheal's Weeping)

Very popular small weeping tree with double rose pink flowers in Spring.
New foliage is bronze, turning to pale gree. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

CALL

CALL

N/A

£41.00

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prunus Kanzan

Very popular, purplish-pink double flowers, strong-growing with upright spreading habit.
New foliage is bronze, turning to green, then orange in Autumn. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

CALL

N/A

N/A

£41.00

M

 

 

 

 

YES

 

Prunus Pink Perfection

Long lasting double rose pink flowers in Spring.
New foliage is bronze, turning orange-red in Autumn. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£22.50

N/A

N/A

£41.00

S

 

 

 

 

YES

 

Prunus Royal Burgundy

Rich burgundy leaves and deep rose pink double flowers.
Spectacular scarlet Autumn colours.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£22.50

N/A

N/A

£41.00

M

 

 

 

 

YES

 

Prunus Snow Showers

Dwarf profusely flowering weeping tree which maintains a small, neat habit.
Good Autumn colours. Suitable for growing in a pot.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£22.50

N/A

N/A

£41.00

S

 

 

 

 

YES

 

Sorbus aria Lutescens (Whitebeam)

Robust and healthy tree for all situations. Young leaves are creamy white turning grey green in summer and gold in Autumn. Clusters of orange-red berries in Autumn. AGM.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£20.00

N/A

£28.00

£41.00

M

YES

 

YES

YES

YES

 

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash or Rowan)

Native to UK. Dark green lance shaped leaves turn red in Autumn.
Large bunches of bright red fruit which birds love. Good for all situations.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£11.00

N/A

£28.00

£38.00

M

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

Sorbus Autumn Spire

Cultivar of S. aucuparia, exceptionally handsome upright tree with a compact columnar habit.
Yelllow berries in Autumn contrast with red and yellow Autumn leaves. Good for all situations.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

£22.50

N/A

N/A

£43.00

S

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

Sorbus Dodong Olympic Flame

Recent introduction, we have found this to be very robust. Stiff and columnar, with stunning Autumn colours and orange-red fruits. Good for all situations.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

N/A

N/A

N/A

£41.00

S

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

Sorbus Joseph Rock

Outstanding small tree with an upright compact shape.
Orange- yellow fruits with good Autumn colours.

Bare Root

125cm+

150cm+

Container Grown

7L

12L

Size

Very cold exposed Sites

Wet
Sites

Windy Sites

Good for Wildlife

Good for Autumn Colour

Fast Growing

N/A

£20.00

N/A

£41.00

S

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

Notes

Bare root trees are supplied during their dormant season (usually from mid-November to the end of March depending on the weather). It is recommended that bare root trees are planted within a day or two of arrival but they may be stored for longer in a cool place or 'heeled' in to a mound or pot of compost until you are ready for planting. Don't allow the roots to dry out or freeze - wrap in hessian or other insulating material if necessary.  Soak the roots before planting and water in well.

AGM - The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM) helps home gardeners make informed choices about plants. It is only awarded to a plant that meets the following criteria:

  • Outstanding excellence for ordinary garden decoration or use
  • Good constitution
  • Does not require highly specialist growing conditions or care
  • Not particularly susceptible to any pest or disease

Tree Heights

(Mature size - 10 years +)

S - Small, up to about 4m/13ft

M - Medium, up to about 6m/20ft

L - Large, over 6m/20ft

Specification

Bare Root: 125cms+ / 4' 2"+ or 150cms+/5'+

Mostly 1 year old trees which may be feathered or whips depending on variety.

Containers

7L - trees usually 100cms - 125cm depending on variety; well branched.

12L - trees 2 years +, usually 150cms+, well branched and shaped to form a balanced head

 

Packing & Shipping Charges

Charges per consignment

Standard Charge is £14.40 per carton for the UK excluding the postal areas listed below.

 

Grampians

AB (NOT 37)

£29.40

 

Highlands

IV (NOT40-56)

AB37

KW (NOT 15-17)

PA 21 - 40

PH 19 - 41

PH49

£36.60

 

Industrial Scotland

DD

DG

EH

FK

G

KA (NOT KA27)

KY

ML

PA 1 - 19

PH 1 - 18

TD

£17.00

 

Isle of Wight

PO 30 - 41

£29.40

 

Offshore Rates

REP OF IRELAND - 3 DAY

First carton - £43.80

Per carton thereafter - £7.80

NORTHERN IRELAND - 3 DAY

First carton - £34.80

Per carton thereafter - £7.80

ISLE OF MAN - 3 DAY

First carton - £63.00

Per carton thereafter - £12.60

SCILLY/SCOT ISL/CHAN ISL - 3/5 DAY

First carton - £63.00

Per carton thereafter - £12.60

 

Scilly, Scot Isl
& Chan Isl     

HS

IV 40 - 56

KA 27

KW 15 - 17

PA 20

PA 41 - 49

PA 60 - 78

PA 80 - 88

PH42 - 44

ZE

GY

JE

TR18

TR 21 - 25

Your trees will normally be delivered within 5 days after placing your order, by courier. If you have specific shipping requirements please let us know. If you are not at home to receive your delivery then please advise us of a safe place where they may be left. Up to five bare root trees may be fitted into one carton, depending on the specification. One 7L container grown or one 12L container grown tree may be fitted into one carton. Please telephone us to confirm details. The table above summarises packing and shipping charges per carton and are inclusive of VAT.

Returns Policy

We believe that our fruit trees are some of the best quality available in the UK, however, we do acknowledge that occasionally there are problems. Bare root trees are dormant when they are sent out, so if there is a problem with the viability of your tree it may not become apparent until bud-burst the following spring. Please tell us as soon as a problem arises. We will offer a replacement tree if you tree dies within the first year of purchase. You must be able to confirm that it has been correctly planted and maintained and that it has not been damaged by animals or pests or other factors over which we have no control. If you are unhappy with your tree when it first arives, you must telephone us within 2 days of receiving it. We will either provide a replacement, or if we are unable to supply a replacement, a full refund.

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Bennybeg Plant Centre

Muthill Road, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4HN

Tel. 01764 656345 - Fax. 01764 655218

E. enquiries@bennybeg.co.uk

Bennybeg Plant Centre is an independent garden centre near
Crieff, Perthshire, run by people who are passionate about plants.

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