Tree factsheets

These factsheets describe the features of most of the common trees you will find in the UK. Use them to help with your identification. While many of these trees are native, increasing numbers have been introduced from overseas into gardens and for urban planting.

  • Blackthorn fruit
    A to B trees

    Alder, almond and peach, amelanchier, apple, ash, ashleaf-maple, bay, beech, white and silver birch and blackthorn.

  • Cherry blossom
    C to E trees

    Cedar, cherries, cherry laurel, cherry-plum, coast redwood, cockspur-thorn, cornelian-cherry, cotoneaster, crab apple, cypress, elder, elm, eucalyptus, evergreen magnolia and evergreen oak.

  • Judas tree flowers
    F to J trees

    False acacia, fig, fir, hawthorn, hazel, hemlock-spruce, holly, hornbeam, horse-chestnut, Indian bean tree, Judas tree and juniper.

  • Mulberry flower
    L to O trees

    Larburnum, larch, lime, magnolia, maidenhair, manna ash, maple, monkey-puzzle, mulberry and oak.

  • Orange and vermillion-fruit rowan fruit
    P to R trees

    Pagoda tree, peach, pear, pine, plane, plum, poplar, Portugal laurel, pride of India, rhododendron and rowans.

  • Tree of heaven fruit
    S to Y trees

    Service tree, spindle, spruce, stag's-horn sumach, strawberry tree, sweet-chestnut, sweet-gum, sycamore, tamarisk, tree of heaven, tulip tree, walnut, wellingtonia, western red cedar, whitebeam, willow and yew.

  • Flowers of the European white elm, Ulmus laevis
    Tree of the month

    From trees that capture the essence of a season, to those that could be at risk from disease at certain times of year, explore our tree of the month.