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Scots Pine tree (pinus sylvestris) Scots Pine tree (pinus sylvestris)

Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris) is a slow 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) Sitka Spruce tree (picea sitchensis)

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) 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 (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 popular with the birds and...[more]


Western Hemlock tree or hedging plants (tsuga heterophylla) Western Hemlock tree or hedging plants (tsuga heterophylla)

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 (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) 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 (arbutus unedo) Strawberry Tree (arbutus unedo)


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...[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 tree ( pices pungens glauca) Blue Spruce tree ( pices pungens glauca)

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) Christmas tree Caucasian Fir (abies nordmanniana) Christmas tree

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 branches to ground level in old age rather ...[more]


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

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...[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) Douglas Fir tree (pseudotsuga menziesii)

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 (larix decidua) European Larch tree (larix decidua)

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 die back. All of these problems can be alleviated by good choice of provenance. Larch is light demanding so plantations must be thinned out regularly ...[more]


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