Forms

Branches Ascending

Branches Ascending

The branches of these trees angle upwards, keeping the tree relatively tight in form.

Broad-domed

Broad-domed

These trees are generally wider then they are tall.

Columnar

Columnar

Columnar trees are generally tall and narrow with branching that sits tight on the tree.

Conical

Conical

Just as the name suggests, these are shaped like cones with the point to the top.

Fastigiate

Fastigiate

In horticultural terms, fastigiate means having erect, almost parallel branches. This type of tree is tall and narrow so it's suitable in gardens where space is limited.

Horizontal Branching

Horizontal Branching

These trees are great for shade coverage as their branches grow horizontally, reaching well out from the trunk.

Oval

Oval

Generally speaking, this form whilst being rounded, peaks at the top.

Palm

Palm

This form specifically relates to palm trees.

Pendulous

Pendulous

A specimen with a pendulous form has foliage or branching that weeps, creating a softness to the tree.

Round

Round

This form is meant to recognise the naturally form of a tree where foliage at the top is as rounded as foliage at the bottom.

Shrub .5-1m

Shrub .5-1m

This term describes a small tree or shrub that grows to 1 metre in height.

Shrub 1-3m

Shrub 1-3m

This symbol describes a shrub or small tree with a mature height of between 1 and 3 metres.

Shrub 3m+

Shrub 3m+

This symbol denotes a shrub or small tree which when mature, grows to over 3 metres tall.

Shrub-like

Shrub-like

Shrub-like is a term we use to describe a tree that is small and fully branched to the ground.

Standard

Standard

These trees stand like a ball on a stick and are usually grafted at 1.5m or 1.8m tall.

V-Shaped

V-Shaped

We use this term for trees that branch out in a V-shape form.

Weeping

Weeping

The foliage and branches on a weeping tree is far more accentuated than a tree we term pendulous.

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