Tree information for native tree species in the United Kingdom
Here you’ll find a list of the native, and some non-native, tree species that we plant throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Search for a tree by its common name (ie: Oak) or by its Latin name (ie: Quercus robur).
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Alder Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) is a tall deciduous shrub, sometimes referred to as a small tree, that is native to Europe, North Africa
Symbolism: Protection from witchcraft and poisons
Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is a British and European native species requiring a fairly mild climate and moist, but well drained, alkaline soils of moderate to high fertility.
Symbolism: Power, strength, longevity
Celtic Tree Month: February 18 - March 17
Aspen (Populus tremula), is a species of poplar native to cool temperate regions of Europe and Asia, from the British Isles east to Kamchatka in far eastern Russia.
Symbolism: Focus, clarity of purpose, purity, awareness, strength, vision, determination, victory.
The Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) is a species of cherry,native to northern Europe and northern Asia, growing even north of the Arctic Circle in Norway
Symbolism: Good fortune, new beginnings and revival.
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is a deciduous shrub that is part of the same genus as cherry and plum. It is also known as Sloe and it's berries can be used to make Sloe Gin.
Symbolism: Associated with overcoming obstacles for a better future.
Broom (Cytisus scoparius) is a large shrub often found on heaths, open woodlands and coastal habitats. Like gorse, it has bright yellow flowers, but it doesn't have any spines and smells of vanilla.
Symbolism: Abundance and strength.
The Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera), also called Myrobalan (plum) and Purple leaf plum, is a species of plum native to central and eastern Europe.
Symbolism: Diversity, beauty, good health, patience.
Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa) is a decidious tree that can grow to 25 metres (80 feet) at a fast rate and is native to most of Europe.
Symbolism: Strength, protection, determination.
Celtic Tree Month: March 18 - April 14
Common Beech is a large tree, capable of reaching heights of up to 49 m tall and 3m trunk diameter, though more typically 25-35 m tall and up to 1.5 m trunk diameter. It has a typical lifespan of 150 to 200 years
Symbolism: Learning, wisdom, knowledge and longevity.
Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), also known as Purging Buckthorn, is native to Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia.