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Scots Pine tree (pinus sylvestris) Wind resistant,grown on most soils. Scots Pine tree (pinus sylvestris) Wind resistant,grown on most soils.

Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris) is a quick growing evergreen conifer widely used in parks and gardens. It can be planted as a specimen or as a group and can be grown on most soils. It is the most widely distributed conifer in the world and still occurs naturally in Scotland.

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Sitka Spruce tree (picea sitchensis) Quick growing,top quality timber. Sitka Spruce tree (picea sitchensis) Quick growing,top quality timber.

Did you know the Sitka Spruce is the most commonly planted UK forestry tree. It is named after a place called Sitka in Alaska.  Sitka spuce is a very quick growing spruce with very straight conical trunk with long sweeping branches. Top quality timber, very versati...[more]


Holm Oak (quercus ilex) Good shelterbelt tree. Holm Oak (quercus ilex) Good shelterbelt tree.

Quercus Ilex or Holm Oak- Good as shelterbelt tree,or hedging. Can withstand sea winds, late spring produces male catkins, acorns are pointed and does not lose its leaves.
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...[more]


Portuguese Laurel hedging plants or tree (prunus lusitanica) Portuguese Laurel hedging plants or tree (prunus lusitanica)



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 popu...[more]


Western Hemlock tree or hedging plants (tsuga heterophylla) Grows well on all soil types but not chalk. Western Hemlock tree or hedging plants (tsuga heterophylla) Grows well on all soil types but not chalk.

Western Hemlock, this is certainly one of the most shade tolerant species there is. Biggest Hemlock species growing well on all soil types but not chalk. Shade tolerant and can withstand heavy rainfalls. Attractive specimen conifer with brown/purple bark, needles are green on top and white underneath.

 The Western Hemlock can grow at very close...[more]


Western Red Cedar tree or hedging plants (thuja plicata) GOOD FOR SCREENING,privacy gardens Western Red Cedar tree or hedging plants (thuja plicata) GOOD FOR SCREENING,privacy gardens

Western red cedar is fast growing and is commonly planted in the UK. A good alternative to Leylandi and will grow upto 60cm per years.  Can make a dense evergreen hedge and has a rich cedar scent when crushed between your hands.

Potentially the western red cedar tree is one of the most valuable sof...[more]


Japanese Larch (Larix Leptolepis) Deciduous (non-evergreen) conifer.Vibrant autumn colour. Japanese Larch (Larix Leptolepis) Deciduous (non-evergreen) conifer.Vibrant autumn colour.

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. It has a really vibrant autumn colour that lasts for a few weeks as the needles take some time to fall. Needles turn a yellow/orange and fall in the Autumn. It looks really bright in spring, w...[more]


Strawberry Tree (arbutus unedo) plump red fruits, pink flowers,distinctive look. Strawberry Tree (arbutus unedo) plump red fruits, pink flowers,distinctive look.

GOOD UNUSUAL EVERGREEN
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 i...[more]


Box hedging plants,topiary or shrub (buxus sempervirens) Box hedging plants,topiary or shrub (buxus sempervirens)

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 more]


Blue Spruce ( pices pungens glauca) christmas tree retains needles.                  Blue Spruce ( pices pungens glauca) christmas tree retains needles.

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 (abies nordmanniana) Caucasian Fir (abies nordmanniana)

The Nordmann fir, Abies nordmanniana, is a very handsome, easy to grow and disease-resistant tree with aromatic dark green foliage. It's one of the best trees to use as a Christmas tree because it retains it's needles well, even when cut.
Conically shaped growing well in cool, moist conditions. Denser and darker than most firs, keeps lower bra...[more]


Common Yew (Taxus Baccata) hedging.  plants or tree GOOD FOR SCREENING, privacy garden trees. Easy to grow. Common Yew (Taxus Baccata) hedging. plants or tree GOOD FOR SCREENING, privacy garden trees. Easy to grow.

The English Common 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. Y...[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 (pseudotsuga menziesii) Large and vigorous evergreen conifer. Douglas Fir tree (pseudotsuga menziesii) Large and vigorous evergreen conifer.

Apart from the coast redwood, douglas fir is the tallest tree growing on the North American west coast. They are large and vigorous evergreen conifers. They are great for poor soil, as long as the site is not dry. Mature trees in the open have a lush, attractive canopy. It can be grown as a screening tree up to about 55+ metres high. It is a good tal...[more]


European Larch (larix decidua) Non evergreen.conifer. European Larch (larix decidua) Non evergreen.conifer.

European Larch- Deciduous conifer - Larix  have  needles & cones and loose their needles in autumn. Soft green needles spiral around branches. They look like flowers when emerging in spring. In autumn, needles turn brilliant yellow/gold, orange and brown before dropping, followed by an interesting winter silh...[more]


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