Arboretum species

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  • riverbirchtree

    River Birch tree (Betula Nigra).Tolerates wet areas..

    River Birch Tree-Betula Nigra The main feature of this small to medium sized spreading tree is its interesting peeling bark. This builds up on the stem and main branches in soft curling layers of pink, orange, grey and brown. The other great advantage of this species is its tolerance of wet soil and seasonal flooding. It makes…
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  • Royal Alder tree

    Royal Alder tree (Alnus Glutinosa Imperialis)

    Royal Alder-This is an ideal choice of an unusual tree for a wet site. It is a cut-leaved form of the common alder, and it has all the advantages of that robust species. Soil that is saturated for part of each year suits it very well. The nitrogen fixing nodules found on the roots of…
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  • Scarlet Oak tree (Quercus Coccinea)

    Scarlet Oak is often planted as an ornamental oak, is one of the best hardy American oaks,  popular for its reliable bright red autumn colour. Frosty autumn mornings bring out the best of its red colour. Scarlet Oak tolerates a variety of conditions and isn't picky about soil. It grows best in dry, acidic soils.…
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  • Smooth Japanese (Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum)

    Smooth Japanese Maple-(Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum). It requires dappled shade for the best results. It was first recognized in cultivation in 1857, but new seedlings have been repeatedly selected ever since then. The summer and autumn foliage varies according to the origin of the plant. In summer it is bronzey red to deep purple, and in…
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  • Snowdrop Tree (Halesia carolina)

    Snowdrop Tree (Halesia carolina) is a deciduous medium-sized tree of exceptional beauty. Very pretty with its spreading branches  draped in spring to summer with masses of dainty white bell-shaped flowers. These hang from the branches and are followed by long-lasting, green four winged fruits. The attractive leaves emerge fresh green with the flowers and turn…
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  • Strawberry Tree (Arbutus Unedo)

    Strawberry trees (Arbutus Unedo). This striking small tree has leathery evergreen leaves, making a superb focal point for any garden. 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 the following…
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  • Sugar Maple Acer Saccharum Ornamental

    Sugar maple  Acer Saccharum is grown in Britain more as a talking point than for its ornamental merit. Although the conversation will inevitably turn to maple syrup, British grown trees do not produce much of it. Superficially this tree resembles Norway maple but it is usually more upright. It comes from a huge area in North…
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  • Swamp cypress tree (Taxodium Distichum) Good autumn colour.

    Swamp Cypress-A deciduous or semi evergreen coniferous tree of valued for its brilliant autumn colour. It grows well in acidic soil in full or partial shade. The swamp cypress is a bright, fresh green, bluntly conic crown until it darkens and in November it turns foxy-brown. The slender leaves, 2cm long, spread on either side…
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  • Tibetan Cherry (Prunus Serrula) tree

    A good tree for a small garden with attractive features in winter! Tibetan Cherry tree (Prunus Serrula)-Also known as 'birch bark cherry' with spectacular bark. The burnished mahogany-coloured stems are unique and glisten throughout all seasons. The bark, which peels away in bands with age, makes an attractive feature in winter. The deep green leaves…
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  • Tulip Tree Liriodendron

    Liriodendron Tulipifera- Tulip Tree-Although generally thought of as an ornamental specimen and avenue tree in Britain the tulip tree is actually a producer of fine timber. The Tulip Tree is a member of the Magnolia family. It's fair to state that only more mature (10 years old) trees will produce flowers which appear during late…
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