Trees for sale Barnstaple North Devon

Buy Local grown trees from our family run nursery

Trees help to form the structure of the land we live on. They filter the air, feed the soil, provide a safe haven for wildlife and provide a source food. In our gardens we can plant ornamental trees for leaf colour and flowers or fruit trees for those delicious fresh fruits, berries and nuts. Our trees are selected to grow in North Devon, with a range of heights and shapes to suit your needs.

apple tree

Selection Tips

A tree is a long-term project which will usually out live the person who plants it, so some thought should go into its selection.Some points to consider are:
  • Why do you want the tree, screening, fruits, blossom or leaves
  • How tall do you want the tree to get to
  • What shape of tree do you require, column, goblet or umbrella
  • Do you require a tree that is deciduous or evergreen
  • Is the site exposed to winds, if so what direction
  • Is the soil dry or moist
  • What type of soil do you have. Clay, sandy etc

Planting Tips

Container trees can be planted at any time of the year, but establish best when planted during the autumn. Our tips on how to plant a container tree will help your tree get off to the best possible start in life.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot and break up the soil at the bottom of the hole.
  • Thoroughly soak the tree in a bucket of water for an hour before planting
  • Add compost and root grow microryzonal granules to the hole
  • Remove the tree from the pot and place in the hole so that the top of the soil from the pot is about an inch below ground level. Back fill with a mix of compost and soil and firm well so there are no air pockets.
  • If the tree is in an exposed site, then use a stake and tie to keep it steady for the first few years; place the stake on the westerly side.
  • If there is any danger of rabbits or deer then put a guard round the trunk or they may strip the bark and harm the tree. These also help to protect from strimmer damage
  • Water the tree well
  • Check the tree stake and tie periodically to see that it is not to tight around the trunk causing damage

After Care Tips

Trees are a living plant and with a little extra care will thrive and become a majestic and productive tree.
  • Keep the soil area around the trunk clear of grass and weeds
  • In the early years stake the tree to prevent the root from rocking
  • Generally, trees need some drainage, so don’t plant in waterlogged areas
  • Remove any branches that become damaged
  • Generally prune when the sap is rising in the spring and summer so as not to harbour disease
  • Annually feed the base of the tree with a good organic mulch, this will both feed the tree and help to keep the soil porous in this area around the roots.

Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are beautiful and rewarding to plant in our gardens. They provide early season flowers, delicious fruits and then autumn leaf colour as well as a habitat for bees & pollinators. Read More


Ornamental trees provide flowers & leaves and some have attractive bark. They will provide screening of buildings and aid with sound absorption, as well as providing habitat for wildlife. Read more


Hedges form boundaries within or around your property. They are an excellent way of creating a habitat for all forms of wild life. Hedges can be evergreen or deciduous with an array of leaf colour and flowers. Read more

Some of the Trees to plant in the winter, available at our nursery site in Barnstaple.

Visit our Barnstaple nursery to see our full range of trees


Cercis Forest pansy

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ makes a dramatic, small, often multi-stemmed tree. In spring, crimson, purple or pink flowers appear on the bare stems.
Prune after flowering
Leaf colour Purple
Prefers full sun
Drought tolerant
Flowering month May
Chalk tolerant
Autumn colour
Needs well-draining site
Size Small
Hints: Performs best in moderately fertile well-drained soils. The best flower production occurs in full sun but part shade is best in hot summer climates. Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2m x 2m


Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii', also known as The Himalayan White Birch, is a popular distinctive form of the ‘white’ birch.
Leaf colour Yellow / Green
Wet tolerant
Leaf colour Yellow Green
Prefers acid soil
Drought tolerant
Tree shape Standard
Autumn colour
Size Medium
Attractive bark Do not prune
Hints: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position. Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m


Prunus Amanogawa

A distinctive columnar tree with erect branches. The oval leaves are greeny-bronze when young, later dark green, then red-gold in autumn.
Tree shape Upright
Scented flowers
Chalk tolerant
Leaf colour Green
Autumn colour
Flowering month April
Do not prune
Size Small
Hints: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including chalk, and clay.


Plum Victoria

Victoria is the most popular plum variety in the world. Produces heavy crops of large,
Uses Cooking
Pollination group Pollination group 3
Self-fertility Self-fertile
Picking month August
Uses Eating
Any UK district

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' is a very popular, handsome Acer variety. It's a round-headed, medium-sized fast growing tree.
Leaf colour Purple
Tree shape Standard
Chalk tolerant
Autumn colour
Size Medium
Replacement prune
Flowering month April
Open space planting
Hints: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.


malus candymint

A beautiful dainty and graceful tree with horizontally-tired branches covered with carmine buds opening to white tinted soft pink flowers.
Scented flowers
Tree shape Weeping
Leaf colour Green
Autumn colour
Replacement prune
Flowering month April
Size Small
Growth rate Slow
Hints: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased, or misplaced growth. Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 3m

Other Trees Available at Barnstaple Nursery.


Ornamental Tree







Gardener Delight Nursery

Gardener's Delight Nursery is situated on the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon, on a beautiful 5 acre plot. We have been growing for over 25 years, and have helped our local towns and businesses gain both gold national and international awards with our stunning flower displays for Britain in Bloom. Our traditional growing plant nursery is based on the outskirts of Barnstaple at Roundswell and we still grow over 90% of the plants that we sell. As an independent local family run plant center, we grow over 1000 different varieties of plants including, shrubs, climbers, herbaceous perennials, ornamental and fruit trees as well as bulbs, bedding and vegetable plants. As we grow such a large proportion of the plants we sell our plants are suited to the local Devon climate and are of the highest quality at affordable prices. Whether you are a novice or experienced gardener our friendly trained staff are on hand to assist you

Online Plant nursery Shop

A selection of our quality plants are now available to buy on our online store. Check out our range of:- Heuchera, Lavenders, alpines, Herbaceous Perennials, Herbs, Clematis, Trachelospmum, Passiflora, and Agapanthus. We also have a full range of sundries and gift vouchers

Visit our nursery in Barnstaple for a large selection of fruit & ornamental trees suitable for planting now.