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Purple Beech (fagus sylvatica purpurea) tree or beautiful hedge plant, holds golden leaves in winter,good all year wind break. Purple Beech (fagus sylvatica purpurea) tree or beautiful hedge plant, holds golden leaves in winter,good all year wind break.

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 The purple beech tree is a large noble tree with deep purple/russet red leaves and silver-grey bark bearing pink tinged flowers.Best planted as a specimen t...[more]


Red Alder tree (alnus rubra).Wind firm,fast growing. Red Alder tree (alnus rubra).Wind firm,fast growing.

Red Alder from the North-west American coastal belt this hardy deciduous pioneer is a natural companion to several familiar British grown conifers such as Douglas fir and Sitka spruce. Provenances of red alder from the Cascade Mountains and British Columbia do well here. It makes a wind firm and pleasant looking edge to coniferous mono cultures. It also f...[more]


Red Oak tree (quercus rubra) fantastic autumn colour. Red Oak tree (quercus rubra) fantastic autumn colour.

Red Oak has fantastic red and orange autumn foliage colour. In Britain the Red Oak is by far the most commonly planted American oak. It comes from eastern North America from Nova Scotia to Georgia. The first introductions to Britain were confused by wrong identification in the early eighteenth century...[more]


Rowan Mountain Ash tree (sorbus aucuparia) Frost hardy. Rowan Mountain Ash tree (sorbus aucuparia) Frost hardy.

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The Rowan or Mountain ash is a native species seen at its best amongst the acid rocky uplands of the north and in Wales. Its display of golden leaves and bunches of radiant scarlet berries on a fine...[more]


Sessile Oak tree (quercus petraea) tolerates clay soil or sandy sites. Sessile Oak tree (quercus petraea) tolerates clay soil or sandy sites.

Of the two common oaks in Britain the sessile oak tends to prefer clay soil or sandy sites. It is native. Common and sessile oak are very alike but the sessile oak produces its acorns directly onto the twigs whereas the common oak produces acorns onto stalks.  Sessile leaves underneath are slightly hairy.

 

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Silver Birch tree (betula pendula). Hardy tree with silvery white bark. Silver Birch tree (betula pendula). Hardy tree with silvery white bark.


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The Silver Birch tree is one of the most recognised and popular trees in BritainIts silvery white bark and drooping branches make this a ver...[more]


Small leaved Lime  (tilia cordata) Good avenue tree, scented greenish/yellow flowers. Small leaved Lime (tilia cordata) Good avenue tree, scented greenish/yellow flowers.

Small leaved lime is an excellent tree for avenue planting and gives good shade. Branches grow downwards, the leaves are dark green and shiny. July sees the scented greenish/yellow flowers form. Its fruit unlike that of other limes is not ribbed or hairy.

It has nothing in common with citrus fruit but the name lime derives from the German word ...[more]


Sweet Chestnut (castanea sativa) tree, grows rapidly,drought resistant. Sweet Chestnut (castanea sativa) tree, grows rapidly,drought resistant.

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Sweet chestnuts roasting on an open fire at Christmas, whilst in the kitchen preparations are under way in making chestnut stuffing.  A lovely thought, in late summer early autumn the chestnuts ripen to full size,some bursting ...[more]


Sycamore tree (acer pseudoplatanus) Hardy, able to withstand sea winds. Sycamore tree (acer pseudoplatanus) Hardy, able to withstand sea winds.

Sycamore trees are wonderfully hardy and robust trees, growing in places that would stunt most others.  Sycamore trees posses a shadiness that helped them to quickly become a favourite of parks, avenues, gardens and farms. The autumn is when sycamore trees really stand out. The winged seeds playfully descend to earth like little helicopters and the t...[more]


Willow (White Willow) Salix Alba .Quick growing,tolerates wet ground. Willow (White Willow) Salix Alba .Quick growing,tolerates wet ground.

White willow, these may be dwarf shrubs, bushes or large trees. Many are suitable for ornamental use. Coppice and pollards of some provide superb winter twig colours. Most willows tolerate wet ground (so do not plant over drains), but not sustained total immersion. They are good for wildlife being host to numerous herbivores including mammals and invertebrates. The larger trees contribute meaningf...[more]


Whitebeam tree (sorbus aria) .Grows well on acid soil, scented flowers. Whitebeam tree (sorbus aria) .Grows well on acid soil, scented flowers.

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Whitebeam grows well on acid soils, chalk and dry limestone. In spring leaves are silvery/white, in autumn leaves turn golden with red berries which when over-ripe can be made into a jelly to eat with venison. Scented flowers appear in May.more]


Wild Cherry( Prunus Avium) (Gean) white blossom,autumn colour. Wild Cherry( Prunus Avium) (Gean) white blossom,autumn colour.

Prunus Avium (Wild Cherry or Gean) fruits are bright red to dark purple in colour. The white blossom of our native cherries has brightened Britain's hedgerows and woodlands for millennia.The blossom has an unforgettable display in spring. The flowers fragrance and sweet nectar attract insects to ...[more]


Wild Service Tree (sorbus torminalis) red crimson leaves in autumn. Wild Service Tree (sorbus torminalis) red crimson leaves in autumn.

The wild service tree is one of the rarest of British native trees. Flowers appear May/June time, clustered fruit ripens in September, leaves turn purplish/red in autumn.

  In years gone by the berries were a delicacy for country folk, hanging from strings in kitchens to ripen and then eaten like sweets, full of sugar and exotic hints of d...[more]


Willow (Goats willow),(Pussy Willow) Salix Caprea .Quick growing,yellow catkins. Willow (Goats willow),(Pussy Willow) Salix Caprea .Quick growing,yellow catkins.

Goats willow also known as pussy willow or sallow.  Normally grows as a sizeable bush but occasionally reaches 10 metres as a small tree. In spring, male trees are quite stunning with their display of bright yellow catkins. The female tree's catkins develop cottony seeds which are released into the wind during May. It has smooth bark twigs and the leaves are quite rounded.

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Wych Elm tree (Ulmas Glabra). Hardiest elm, able to grow in coastal conditions and by water.  Wych Elm tree (Ulmas Glabra). Hardiest elm, able to grow in coastal conditions and by water.

Wych Elm (Ulmas Glabra) is a hardy native Elm that can be used as a hedge plant. As a hedge can be clipped which looks great in summer with its lush, big serrated leaves, in autumn turning distinctive yellow. Wych Elm (Ulmus Glabra) is a very hardy, large native tree , which if it grows freely will reach 30 metres in height.

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