What small trees grow well in Scotland?

What trees grow well in Scotland?

Scotland’s most common native trees and shrubs include Scots pine, birch (downy and silver), alder, oak (pedunculate and sessile), ash, hazel, willow (various species), rowan, aspen, wych elm, hawthorn, holly, juniper, elder and wild cherry.

What’s the easiest tree to grow?

5 Easy Shade Trees to Grow

  • Fast-Growing: Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
  • Evergreen: Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
  • Wet Soils: Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)
  • Drought Tolerant: Red Oak (Quercus spp.)
  • Flowering: Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Does Scotland have large trees?

In this table of girth records in Scotland only girth measurements made at a height between 1.30 m and 1.50 m are listed. Trees with multiple trunks are excluded.


Nr 1
Tree species Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)
Girth ~11.40 m
Location Rosehaugh estate, North Kessock, Ross and Cromarty

Do Acers like sun or shade?

Purple and red leaved trees require a decent amount of sunlight to develop their rich, dark complexion, whilst green-leaved Acers tolerate full sun but do best with light shade at the hottest part of the day.

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