Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs are indispensable garden subjects as they bring character, structure and balance to the garden. They require little care and attention and will bring enjoyment for many years. The Bakker.com range has everything from large majestic trees to handsome and practical green hedges to fine, compact shrubs. We have so much confidence in our products that we give a five-year growth guarantee. See the Bakker.com range of trees and shrubs below.
- Top seller
Apricot Tree ‘Gold Rich’£ 18.95
Dwarf Apricot Tree£ 22.95
Patio Peach tree ‘Bonanza’£ 22.75
Dwarf Nectarine Tree ‘Fantasia’£ 21.95
Potted Blackcurrant Bush 'Titania'from £ 8.95
Dual Plum Tree£ 17.95
- On sale
Magical® Hydrangea 'Pinkerbelle'from £ 14.95
Collection of colourful climbersfrom £ 22.95
Olive Tree£ 9.99 £ 6.99
Hydrangea Hedging in 3 Coloursfrom £ 16.95
Ivy 'Goldheart'from £ 12.95
Evergreen Privetfrom £ 14.95
Lavender 'Munstead'from £ 10.45
Blueberry ‘Patriot’from £ 8.50
Your garden’s green skeleton
Caring for trees and shrubs
All newly planted trees, shrubs (conifers incl.) require extra water during their first year. Especially in the summer. They are also sure to thrive if you give them a nice thick mulch of well-rotted manure and compost in early spring. Forking it lightly in helps, but it can also just be tipped onto the soil under the tree or shrub. Weed by hand instead of using the hoe around the base of the trunk. Shrubs such as rhododendrons have very shallow rooting so definitely always pull the weeds out by hand. Once your tree or shrub is established you could perhaps add bulbs, annuals or perennials around the base.
Pruning tips for trees and shrubs
In order to keep the flowering shrubs and hedging compact means regular pruning. Bushes that flower in spring (before June 21) can be lightly cut back after flowering. Bushes that only flower after June (like the hydrangea) can be pruned a little stronger early in the spring. Sometimes you may notice an unusual branch (called a sucker) growing from the base of a tree, it is best to remove these branches as soon as you spot them. Leafy hedges are usually pruned twice a year – April and September. For flowering hedges, the pruning time is after flowering or in winter. With trees, the rule is, if they are the type where sap rises in early spring you should only prune them once they are full of foliage. Maple for instance, do not prune until July. Pruning is best done on a dull day. This gives them more time to recover and ‘heal’. Of course the good news is that at Bakker.com we supply the right pruning implements.
For more tips on planting and caring for trees and shrubs, check our gardening advice pages online.