Common Non – Native UK Trees

Here you’ll the find a list of non-native (to the UK) trees that we hope to cover on our site. The common definition of non-native would dictate that a non-native tree is one that would not naturally live here if it wasn’t introduced by human (either intentionally or accidentally).

A
Apple (Malus x domestica)

B
Beech, copper (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea)

C
Cedar (Cedrus libani)
Cherry, plum (Prunus cerasifera)
Cherry, sour (Prunus cerasus)
Chestnut, horse (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Chestnut, sweet (Castanea sativa)
Cypress (Cupressus x leylandii)
Cypress, Lawson (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)

E
Elm, field (Ulmus minor)
Elm, Huntingdon (Ulmus x hollandica ‘vegeta’)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.)

F
Fir, Douglas (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

H
Hemlock, western (Tsuga heterophylla)

L
Larch, European (Larix decidua)

M
Maple, Norway (Acer platanoides)
Monkey puzzle (Araucaria araucana)

O
Oak, holm (Quercus ilex)
Oak, red (Quercus rubra)
Oak, Turkey (Quercus cerris)

P
Pear (Pyrus communis)
Pine, black (Pinus nigra)
Plane, London (Platanus x hispanica)
Plum (Prunus domestica)
Poplar, white (Populus alba)

S
Spruce, Norway (Picea abies)
Spruce, Sitka (Picea sitchensis)
Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)

W
Walnut (Juglans regia)
Walnut, Black (Juglans nigra)
Western red cedar (Thuja plicata)

Y
Yew, Irish (Taxus baccata ‘fastigiata’)

You can find out more about how native & non-native trees are defined at https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/what-does-native-and-non-native-mean/