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Scots Pine tree Scots Pine tree

 

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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 native to Britain. The last natives in Engla...[more]


Sitka Spruce tree NO STOCK THIS SEASON SORRY Sitka Spruce tree NO STOCK THIS SEASON SORRY

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 from Kodiak Islan...[more]


Holm Oak tree Holm Oak 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 beautifully with sweeping sunli...[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 the fragrant flowers loved by the bees and butterf...[more]


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

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 introduced to Britain in 1852. It requires much the same conditions ...[more]


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

 

This season we are offering Wester 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 c...[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.  The blue spruce does no...[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 plenty of light and as already stated is a ...[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. Seed from Sudetenland is superior to most other provenances. Larch is light demanding so plantations must be th...[more]


Fraser Fir tree Fraser Fir tree

This season Frazer firs are being offered as cell grown plants which basically are more like a plug plant and although a little more expensive they should give  more success rate with planting.  They do not loose their needles. Slow growing tree, dense when young opening with age. Prefers a well drained,moist soil, but can tolerate full sun. The young cones are purplish. Very lik...[more]


Grand Fir tree Grand Fir tree

Given the right conditions, cool wet rocky hillsides, this is the fastest growing plantation conifer in Britain, reaching its full height within 20 years.  It is shade tolerant so close spacing is acceptable, and trees of every size class stand comfortably together. Originally from western North America grand fir was first introduced to Britain in 1830 and then again more successfully in 1852...[more]


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