Want garden privacy? Try our screening trees to block out houses and overlooking windows!

Extraordinary hot weather in the UK

It must be quite apparent to anyone driving in southern England just how many trees have been unable to survive the drought conditions.


Particularly badly affected are Silver birch,(Betula Pendula). Hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus) have also suffered significant losses. However, it is the new plantings of Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 that have fared the worst. Some estimates have put losses due to desiccation as high as 60%. This could have a significant affect on the forthcoming planting season, as specifiers seek replacements from nurseries. The extra demand is sure to create shortages and it will be prudent to reserve your stock at the earliest opportunity.

Thermometer reading 35 degrees with trees behind
As temperatures reach record highs, trees can suffer.


Further reading:

Irrigation-  don’t rely on the summer rain



Shopping online

You can buy trees, hedging, shrubs and topiary online by browsing our website.
If you do not see a plant or size that is suitable for you then please call as we stock a wide variety of plants in our tree nursery. It’s worth noting that many other websites sell other people’s stock (i.e. they act as an agent) so you cannot view the products at their own site. At King & Co, all of our advertised plants are available for viewing at our tree nursery in Rayne, near Braintree, situated just over an hours drive out of London.

Our knowledgeable and experienced tree nursery staff are always contactable via phone on 01376 340469 or if you have any questions regarding any of our trees or accessories.

If you cannot see what you require on our website, please complete the enquiry form. We will give it our urgent attention and will get back to you shortly with a solution that meets your needs.


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If you are looking for specific evergreen trees, Photinia, Leylandii hedging, Leylandii trees, instant hedging or shrubs, use the search bar at the top of the page