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Scots Pine tree Scots Pine tree


Summer present ! See our vast selection of Arboretum Lines , a wonderful surprise for someone special. 

Scots Pine ,vast forests of this pine extend from Siberia to the British Isles and north to the Arctic Circle. Only Scottish trees are believed to be truly...[more]

Sitka Spruce tree Sitka Spruce tree

Sitka Spruce, for much of the twentieth century this species has been the mainstay of British upland forestry. It has provided the bulk of home produced pulpwood and softwood saw logs. More is probably known about its management, biology, health and predators than any other introduced species. Its natural range extends along a narrow north-south corridor near the Pacific coast of North America fro...[more]

Holm Oak (quercus ilex) tree Holm Oak (quercus ilex) tree

Holm Oak-There are few very large evergreen broadleaved trees that will grow in Britain. Holm Oak is one of them, it makes a bold statement in the landscape either as a single specimen or better still as a clump.The rough dark grey bark is broken into small squarish blocks. Leaves are leathery and dark glossy grey-green. The whole tree contrast beautifu...[more]

Portuguese Laurel hedging plants or tree Portuguese Laurel hedging plants or tree

The evergreen Portuguese Laurel has luxurious dark glossy green pointed leaves on beautiful bright red stems. Portuguese Laurel has small fragrant white flowers in spring and small red fruits turning purplish-black in autumn.It is hardy, good for wildlife and the berries are extremely popular with the birds and...[more]

Western Hemlock tree or hedging plants Western Hemlock tree or hedging plants

Western Hemlock, this is certainly one of the most shade tolerant species there is. The Western Hemlock can grow at very close spacing in the forest until the ground below is in complete darkness. Only plantations of Leyland cypress (which are rare) will do the same. From north west America, Alaska to north California, this tree was originally introd...[more]

Western Red Cedar tree or hedging plants Western Red Cedar tree or hedging plants


This season we are offering Western Red Cedars as cell grown which is a little like plug plants with a higher success rate and easier to plant.

Potentially the western red cedar tree is one of the most valuable softwoods we can grow in Britain. Its timber is as durable here as it is when grown in its native NW America. When used outside, even for roof shingles, "red ...[more]

Japanese Larch (Larix Leptolepis) Japanese Larch (Larix Leptolepis)

Japanese Larch although a conifer it is a deciduous tree which means sadly it does lose its leaves in the Autumn. The leaves are needle-like and can get to 5 cm long. Needles turn a yellow/orange and fall in the Autumn. The Japanese Larch produces cones green or purple which ripen brown 6/8 months after pollination. ...[more]

Strawberry Tree Strawberry Tree

The Strawberry tree is evergreen. It is a striking tree or shrub with its leathery green leaves, making a superb focal point for any garden both large and small. The creamy/pink heather like flowers appear in autumn followed by plump scarlet red fruits that do indeed look like strawberries but unfortunately do not taste like them!! The fruit fully ripen in...[more]

Box hedging plants,topiary or shrub Box hedging plants,topiary or shrub

Box is a slow growing, evergreen plant with small shiny dark green leaves on top, pale green underneath.Is a perfect plant for formal borders and will stay looking good all year round. Used mainly for hedging because of its dense compact form, and is easy to clip. Very good for topiary.Box Plants are usefull for edging around vegetable patche...[more]

Blue Spruce Blue Spruce

The Blue Spruce (Picea Pungens Glauca) is becoming a much sought after christmas tree as well as a good specimen tree in the larger garden.  Attractive narrow triangular shape. Needles are blue-grey sometimes a powdery blue.  Cones are light brown which hang downwards and similar to the Sitka Spruce but much longer.  more]

Caucasian Fir tree Caucasian Fir tree

This European Caucasian Fir tree is instantly recognizable from some way off. It holds its needles on the branches for up to 25 years, so it has a verdant somewhat luxuriant look about it.The Caucasian Fir tree came to Britain between 1848 and 1854 from the Caucasus Mountains and North East Turkey. Early introductions were largely ignored by foresters be...[more]

Common Yew (Taxus Baccata) hedging plants or tree Common Yew (Taxus Baccata) hedging plants or tree

The English Yew is the king of hedging.It is native evergreen,dense,slow growing (so easy maintenance) and good in shade.Its very easy to grow but does not like wet heavy clay soils.

The Common Yew tree native to Britain can easily outlive any other tree, partly because the wood is very strong. You will often see yew in churchyards which could be o...[more]

Corsican Pine tree Corsican Pine tree

Botanist's prefer this tree to be called subspecies laricio, but foresters are more familiar with var. maritima. Corsican pine has been the main component of British forestry in the south and east of England for many years. It thrives on hot dry heathland sites and sand dunes. It will grow in Wales and Scotland but as you go northwards, and into wetter areas, the fungus Gremmeniella (Brunchorstia)...[more]

Douglas Fir tree Douglas Fir tree

Apart from the coast redwood, douglas fir is the tallest tree growing on the North American west coast.  Named after the plant collector David Douglas who introduced the douglas fir seeds here in 1827.  Given good soil to grow in, the douglas fir produces some of the finest timber in Britain known as Oregon pine.  Douglas fir likes ple...[more]

European Larch tree European Larch tree

European Larch, a favourite British forestry tree since its introduction around 1620, European larch timber is prized for estate work in particular. Spring frost is a limiting factor, so  is canker and dieback. All of these problems can be alleviated by good choice of provenance. Larch is light demanding so plantations must be thinned out regularly t...[more]

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