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.
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.
Common Elder is a small deciduous tree, native to the UK and can also be found in much of Europe. Elder flowers are used to make Elderflower cordial and Elderberry jam can be made from its fruit.
Symbolism: Regeneration, legacy, rebirth, creativity and transformation.
Celtic Tree Month: November 24 - December 23