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 are fully hardy and require sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil.
Seed in autumn, selected forms and hybrids by grafting in late summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Except for T.euchlora hybrid, trees are usually attacked by aphids, which cover growth and ground beneath with sticky honey-dew.