Sitting under the shade of a glorious deciduous tree is a pleasure and a joy. Here we have selected 10 of the most successful shade trees that double as a climbing frame for children, cubby houses and a place to hang a swing! These are great trees for parks, specimen trees and in large garden spaces where dappled afternoon shade is required.
Open spreading and usually with a large in mature size, a shade tree needs ample space to find its ultimate glory - so be sure to plan for the ultimate height and width of these trees, as the young tree is a poor reflection of the space these trees will need in 20 years time.
Being shade trees – these varieties often have the added advantage of being truly majestic specimen trees too. We have chosen the most beautiful shade trees we grow to offer you the best of the best and a tree for the ages.
Planting a tree today is a true act of philanthropy - the true enjoyment of these trees will be felt in many years to come. It is now that anyone should plant a shade tree, for tomorrow someone will thank you.