Trees with berries
Trees with berries can make an excellent ornamental feature in the garden, adorning the branches in beautiful, eye-catching bouquets, which gleam like jewels in the soft sunlight and look cheerful even when dusted with snow on a winters day. Most berrying trees produce berries in the autumn, which persist into the winter if they’re not devoured by hungry birds in the meantime! Perhaps the best known trees with berries are Sorbus, commonly known as Mountain Ash or Whitebeam. These are mid-sized trees that produce spectacular bunches of bright berries which can be red, orange, yellow or white depending on the variety. Hawthorn makes another good choice for a plethora of spring flowers, colourful berries and autumn foliage, which can be grown as a tree with thorny branches and stems. We also offer grafted Cotoneaster trees producing white flowers in May and June followed by an abundance of showy berries and rich autumn foliage colour. You may also wish to consider common yew – included in our conifer plants section – which produces berry-like, poisonous fleshy red cones against a framework of needle-like evergreen foliage. Take particular care when growing trees with berries if you have young children as not all are edible.