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Can anyone recommend a tree please?

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi there
I'm looking for an evergreen fir type tree that is ideally any of these:
UK native
25-30ft tall max
thin (so as not to block too much light)

I saw a Christmas tree type tree recently that was very thin and tapered, and not too bushy, which would've been ideal. It's to add some winter interest, attract birds/nesting sites and a bit of variety.

Any ideas or suggestions would be brilliant as I have hardly any knowledge of this type of plant.
Thanks :-)



The species Picea omorika would be a good choice which is fairly narrow, or Picea omorika 'Pendula which is even more slender, both should be fairly easy to obtain. Will take about 25 years to reach your maximum height.

7 Feb, 2009


Pinus cembra (Arolla Pine) is quite narrow. but rather slow growing. Really narrow Arizona Cypress Cupressus glauca. grows quickly or Cupressus Goldcrest,slower but bright golden foliage. As for Native trees, Irish Yew Taxus baccata fastigiata might do, but Bluespruce is suggesting a Christmas tree type, so these are only second choices

8 Feb, 2009


Brilliant thank you. THese have sent me in the right direction. I've had a look on google and now have a list of ideas.
Thanks again :-)

14 Feb, 2009

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