I was so pleased to learn this week that the government is to fund the planting of 12m extra trees in England by 2022 - the equivalents of 18 Sherwood Forests.…
They will need deep, rich well-drained soil in a sunny site and can be transplanted.
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in early winter or cultivate seedlings sometimes found near mature trees - it is a fertile hybrid.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Susceptible to the fungal disease plane anthracnose, except P.orientalis. Foliage prone to lacebugs.