Sandy Lane Nursery - Trees Direct

Welcome to the Sandy Lane Nursery 'Trees Direct' pages!

Following the success of the introduction of this service two seasons ago we are pleased to offer the same excellent tree varieties as previous years, together with an additional list of bare root and container grown varieties.
We have made some changes to our despatch and delivery policy and so would urge you to double-check the "The Order Process", and "Delivery & Terms of Business" pages.

Sandy Lane Nursery is a long-established wholesale tree, shrub and hedging grower based near Diss in Norfolk. Over the years we have continually received enquiries for the supply of trees or shrubs from customers who live outside our normal business area which we could not handle - mainly because of transport costs and care issues. However, recently we have identified a range of bare-root and container-grown specimens we can offer with quoted delivery - or for collection.

Together with your tree(s), you also have the option to include the purchase of a tree stake(s) and tie(s).

Prices Shown

** It is anticipated that customers buying trees using this service will not meet our minimum wholesale terms and may live outside our usual wholesale trading area. Our quoted prices reflect this.

In the Sandy Lane Nursery Trees Direct section we have shown the price you pay for the trees. The exception to this is pricing for delivery which is calculated on a quantity ordered and delivery distance basis once we have received your order and will be confirmed by the office.
For full details of our delivery pricing structure, please take a look on the Delivery & Terms of Business page.

Our Trees

** We are lifting trees now.

The trees offered, (unless otherwise stated), are good quality bare-root specimens to the standard that our Garden Centre and Landscape Contractor clients insist upon. Within each description we aim to provide an indication of the age and height of the variety together with a photograph showing one similar to those we dispatch.
We also provide an indication of the growing requirements and habit of each variety.

To order please use our email ORDER FORM which you will find HERE.

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Alnus glutinosa Imperialis Graceful form with deeply cut leaves. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Alnus incana Aurea Yellow foliage and good yellow Winter bark. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Amelanchier canadensis The traditional 'Snowy Mespilus' - fabulous Autumn foliage, a mass of small white flowers in Spring. [Picture] £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Betula albo-sinensis Septentrionalis Chinese Red Birch - see the description and photos above. £21.60p 2.00 - 2.50m
Betula ermanii 'Erman's Birch' - conical shape, pinkish white bark, yellow in Autumn, catkins in Spring. £21.60p 2.00 - 2.50m
Betula Jaquemontii 'Himalayan Birch' - fantastic white peeling bark. [Picture] £21.60p 2.00 - 2.50m
Betula pendula Our native 'Silver Birch' - white bark, copes well in dry conditions. £18.00p 2.00 - 2.50m
Betula pendula Our native 'Silver Birch' - white bark. A larger specimen of the 'Silver Birch'. £21.60p 2.5 - 3.00m
Betula pendula Tristis Tips weep gracefully. Lovely long catkins. [Picture] £21.60p 2.00 - 3.00m
Betula pendula Youngii Delightful small deeply weeping birch - please see the description and photos above. See the description and photos above. £21.60p 2.00 - 3.00m
Carpinus betulus Our Common Hornbeam. £18.00p 2.00 - 3.00m
Carpinus betulus Fastigiata Medium growing, erect form. £21.60p 2.00 - 2.50m
Carpinus betulus Frans Fontaine A another fastigiate form with 'neat' foliage. £21.60p 2.00 - 2.50m
Castanea sativa The Sweet, or Spanish, Chestnut. Flowers in July, edible chestnuts in the Autumn. £21.60p 2.00 - 2.50m
Crataegus oxycantha Pauls Scarlet Wonderful deep red Springtime blossom. £21.60p 2.00 - 2.50m
Crataegus oxycantha Rosea Flora Plena Smaller Spring flowering tree with rosy pink blossom. £21.60p 2.00 - 2.50m
Fagus sylvatica The Beech - large, slower growing beautiful tree. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Ginkgo biloba The Maidenhair Tree - stunning bright green younger foliage providing golden Autumn colur. £21.60p 1.50 - 1.75m
Gleditsia tricanthos Sunburst The Honey Locust - Thornless with splendid bright green fern-like foliage. Ideal where space is limited. See the description and photos above. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Admiration Ornamental Crab Apple - Dwarf tree with an upright habit. A mass of white blossom in Spring with an abundance of small red fruit in Autumn / Winter. See the description and photos above. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Everest A smaller Crab Apple with white Spring flowers and bright orange fruit in the Autumn. [Picture] £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Floribunda Fantastic early flowering followed by small red / yellow fruit in the Autumn. Not a lover of wet Springs. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Golden Hornet Small upright Crab Apple renowned for its fantastic yellow fruit in the Autumn. Useful as an orchard pollinator. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Gorgeous White Spring blossom and then large glossy red fruit in Autumn. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus hupehensis Vase shaped tree. Scented white blossom. Hard red fruit through the Autumn and Winter. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus John Downie Quite a vigerous small tree grown for its large red / orange fruits often used for making Crab Apple Jelly. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Liset A densly purple foliaged small tree having crimson blossom in Spring and then blood red fruits in the Autumn. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Profusion Grown for its interesting lobed foliage and crimson blossom in the Spring. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Red Sentinel A Crab offering green foliage, white scented blossom, and masses of deep red fruit held through to Christmas. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Royal Beauty A small to medium weeping tree with copper red leaves in Spring together with deep pink blossom. Deep purple fruit in the Autumn. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Royalty A small round tree with intensely rich dark purple foliage. Bears flowers and fruits, however, it is the foliage which makes this specimen outstanding. [Picture] £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Rudolph Introduced from Canada it has excellent single flowering and small fruits which last well into the Winter £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Sun Rival Described as an 'irregular' weeping tree which has white flowers and bright red Autumn fruits. Completely disease free. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus transitora A small slender tree with delicate foliage which produces good yellow fruits and offers excellent Autumn colour. See the description and photos above. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus trilobata Ideal for a location where space is limited this unusual specimen has maple shaped leaves, white flowers in Spring and provides excellent Autumn colour. £21.60p 1.25 - 1.50m
Malus tschonoskii Nicknamed 'Bonfire', this tree forms a neat cone shape and is renowned for its fantastic Autumn foliage colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Malus Van Esseltine Wonderful rose / scarlet scented semi-double flowers on this neat upright tree. Shiny green leaves and bears yellow fruits. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Accolade Tall spreading habit which offers bright pink flowers from very early Spring. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Amanagowa The Flagpole Cherry - Exceptionally popular upright good performer which has scented pale pink flowers in Spring and good Autumn colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus avium The wild white cherry - a very useful native tree. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus avium Plena This is a large growing variety which has superb double white blossom. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus bliereana Outstanding coppery / purple foliage and rose pink flowers in March and April. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Blushing Bride Oku-Miyako - A spectacular semi-double flowering cherry displayed on gently spreading branches. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Kanzan An upright spreading excellent performer. Reliable abundant deep pink blossom. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Kiku-Shidare Sakura Cheals Weeping Cherry - Large double deep pink flowers on weeping branches. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Okame An early pink flowering small tree which gives excellent Autumn colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus padus Colorata Racemes of pink flowers set off by dark purple shoots. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Pink Perfection In bud it is bright rosy pink which then opens to a profusion of clusters of double pink blossom. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus pissardi Nigra The Purple Plumb - Deep purple foliage with early Spring deep pink blossom. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Royal Burgundy A good looking small vase shaped tree with rich red foliage and deep rose pink blossom. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus sargentii Sargents Cherry - Offers excellent pink Spring flowering with good Autumn foliage colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Shirofugen Later flowering than any of the others, a graceful tree with pink blossom. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Shirotae Large, flat-topped Mount Fugi cherry. Has a mass of semi-double white drooping flowers. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Snow Goose Small white flowers in Spring - excellent yellow foliage colour in the Autumn. Narrow, upright habit. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Snow Showers A small weeping tree which has dense white flowers in the Spring and good golden colouring in the Autumn. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus Spire Also known as Hilleri Spire, a well known performer. Upright habit, pink blossom and excellent Autumn colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis The Autumn Cherry. White flowers in the Spring, and occasionally in a mild Winter. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea The pink flowering Autumn Cherry. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus virginiana Shubert Leaves start off green and gradually turn purple. White Springtime blossom. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus yedoensis Masses of almond scented blossom in Spring. Lovely spreading tree. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Prunus yedoensis Pendula Deeply weeping habit with wonderful pink, almond scented flowers in Spring. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Pyrus Chanticleer Pyramidal in shape, with white Spring blossom and shiny leaves which turn to a dark claret in Autumn.See the description and photos above. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Pyrus communis Beech Hill A narrow upright tree which offers excellent bright orange Autumn colour. See the description and photos above. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Pyrus nivalis With upright branches this silver leaved tree produces small white flowers in the Spring followed by small sweet edible fruit in Summer. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Pyrus salifolia Pendula Grey leaved weeping ornamental Pear which maintains a silvery appearance throughout the year. [Picture] £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Quercus robur The English Oak - A slower growing large tree. Beautiful in the right setting. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Quercus rubra The Red Oak - A fast growing tree with large leaves which provide magnificent Autumn colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Salix chrysocoma The Golden Weeping Willow - A large tree with golden stems and green leaves. Produces catkins in the Spring. £18.00p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aria hybrida Gibsii A fast growing upright tree which is ideal for a street location. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aria Lutescens With magnificent new silver leaf growth in the Spring. Mature leaves are green on top and silver beneath. See the description and photos above. [Picture] £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aucuparia The Mountain Ash - Strong growing tree which has bright red berries in the Autumn. £18.00p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aucuparia Apricot Queen Heads of cream flowers in the Spring. A small tree which has apricot coloured fruit together with a good gold and orange foliage in the Autumn £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aucuparia Autumn Spire R = Protected Compact columnar habit like an upright form of Joseph Rock. Good Autumn colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aucuparia Chinese Lace Quite a short, slow-growing tree, it has deeply cut leaves which turn purple / red in the Autumn. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aucuparia Commixta A small upright tree providing great Autumn colour and orange / red berries. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aucuparia Eastern Promise The fern-like foliage provides excellent Autumn colour. Berries are a deep rose pink. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling Having dark green foliage and an upright habit, this small tree has large bunches of bright red berries in the Autumn. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus cashmiriana This white flowering small open tree has wonderful white berries into the Winter. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus cashmiriana Rosiness A small tree with an open habit with white flowers in Spring and interesting speckled berries in the Autumn. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus hupehensis A strong growing small tree selected for its excellent Autumn colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus Joseph Rock This upright small tree is very popular because of its brilliant Autumn display and its yellow / orange berries. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus sargentiana A broad, bushy tree with interest red leaf stems and good Autumn colour. See the description and photos above. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus scalaris A neat small tree which offers interesting foliage that provides brilliant Autumn colour together with masses of bright red berries. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus torminalis Wild Service Tree - European native. Initially upright with very good Autumn colour. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Sorbus vilmorinii A small tree with dark green fern-like foliage which offers very attractive Autumn colour. Spreading habit. Berries change from red, to pink, to white. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Tilia cordata Lime - Small leaved European lime. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m
Tilia platyphyllos Vigorous large broad leaved lime which has reddish young shoots. £21.60p 1.75 - 2.00m


We aim to organise all orders for dispatch from the nursery within ten working days. (When ordering please provide your email address and a phone number so that we can keep you informed of progress.)

Once your order is ready for dispatch we will email or call to give you an indication of when we hope to deliver - or agree arrangements for collection.

For more specific information about deliveries, and our terms of business, please click HERE.

Bare Root, (Dormant), Trees

It is important, particularly for those who are fairly new to gardening, that we explain what bare-root means - planting-wise.

Bare-root plants can generally, only be successfully planted between October and March, whilst they are dormant. In this state, although alive and healthy, deciduous plants have lost their leaves and are not actively producing any top-growth - although, once planted, the roots will be working to settle in to their new location.

We recommend that you arrange to plant your tree(s) as soon as possible after delivery, and at least within 2 to 3 days. If they cannot be planted immediately, we would recommend that they are kept in their original packaging out of the wind in a frost-free place like a shed, outhouse or garage.

Stakes & Ties

It is good horticultural practice to support a newly planted tree using a strong stake and tree tie:
a) to hold the tree in the position you want it to grow, and
b) to help keep the base of the young tree still so that it can quickly develop new roots.