Why choose multi-stem trees?

6th June 2022

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Multi-stem trees (two or more stems growing from one root) were heavily featured in the show gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (check out “The Meta Garden”, “Morris & Co.” and “Alder Hey Urban Foraging Station” to name but a few). Here’s why….

Multi-stems are perfect for those of us who don’t want to wait. For the same girth as a single stem tree, a multi-stem provides instant architectural structure and shade by having a broader foliage canopy. Essentially, more bang for your buck!

The specimen therefore has a greater presence and makes an excellent garden feature.

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Here are some multi-stems we recommend:

  • Amelanchier
  • Betula (Birch)
  • Heptacodium miconioides (Seven son flower tree)
  • Osmanthus
  • Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’
  • Crataegus (Hawthorn)

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Multi-stem Photina x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ is evergreen so will provide year round colour and interest.

A multi-stemmed Crataegus (Hawthorn)


Uplighting, or even string lights, will enhance your show stopping multi-stem.