Tree Selection

Trees Introduction

The trees we have planted so far have been selected to give all round interest and variety. As you can see they are beautiful in many different ways, with different shaped leaves and changing colours through the seasons. They also bring a variety of flowers and catkins in spring and summer, and then in autumn, fruit, cones and seeds of many types.

They have also been chosen specifically to suit the site and soil at Hampshire Farm Meadows, and with the climate, both now and in the future, in mind. The Planting Programme will first establish the main layout of the site, with larger trees providing structure and shelter from the wind, before adding other trees in a planned layout.

Tap on a tree's name to discover more information about it and also locate it in the arboretum.


Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

A vigorous, large, deciduous, broad-crowned tree with large pinnate leaves composed of 15-21 lanceolate leaflets, with 10cm long male catkins and small female flowers followed by round green fruits, 5cm wide. Tolerant of damp or dry conditions and an exposed site. Native to eastern North America.

Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'

Native to Algeria and Morocco.

Broad Leaved Lime

Tilia platyphyllos

Burr Oak

Quercus macrocarpa

Chestnut Leaved Oak

Quercus castanaefolia

A large vigorous tree of broadly columnar form, compact in habit, with narrow, oval, and shiny toothed leaves similar to the “Sweet Chestnut”. Tolerates dry or damp locations and an exposed location. This is a Caucasian tree.

Chinese Mahogany

Toona sinensis

Cork Screw Willow

Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'

Comes early into leaf, which are bright and it holds onto them, still green into early winter. The twisted branches give it an interesting shape.

Corsican Pine

Pinus nigra subsp. laricio

Native to Corsica and Sicily.

Cut Leaved Alder

Alnus glutinosa 'Imperialis'