Cell Grown Plants

Every year our nursery in the Scottish Borders produces millions of cell grown broadleaves, conifers, shrubs, hedging plants and a range of other species for environmental planting.  Our species range is extensive and we have species to suit all planting objectives.

Cell grown plants can be planted almost all year round and offer excellent survivability as they are supplied with a complete and intact fibrous root system.

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  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood

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    Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood is a large deciduous conifer which needs plenty of space to reach its full potential.

    This ancient species was considered to be extinct until a small group were discovered in China in 1944. Whilst it has been widely planted throughout the world since then it is still carries the endangered status by the IUCN.

    It has bright green needles which are light and feathery – quite similar in appearance to Coastal Redwood. The foliage turns to fiery shades of orange and brown in the Autumn which provides a spectacular show of colour.

    A great choice for avenue and parkland planting.

  • Ligustrum vulgare - Wild Privet

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    Ligustrum vulgare - Wild Privet is a bushy, native shrub that we often supply as part of a native hedge mixture but it is also useful on the edge of woodlands or as game cover due to its good tolerance of shade.

    It is semi evergreen so provides useful cover and shelter for wildlife in the winter thanks to its relatively untidy and gnarly habit.

    Semi evergreen with thin, green pointed leaves. Small white flowers are produced in the Summer with dark purple berries that follow in the Autumn.

  • Eucalyptus dalrympleana - Mountain Gum

    £1.90
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    Eucalyptus dalrympleana - Mountain Gum is one of the most popular species of Eucalypts grown in the UK due to its cold tolerance properties. A fast growing species which is very productive and adaptable to many purposes including biomass production, firewood, screening and foliage production. 

    Evergreen with ovate foliage which is copper tinged in colour when juvenile, turning blue/ green. Like most Eucalypts, the bark is often equally as impressive as the foliage and this species does not disappoint with shades of white and grey.

  • Picea abies - Norway Spruce

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    Picea abies - Norway Spruce is one of the most important and widely distributed tree species in Europe.

    With the exception of coastal areas it has no climatic limitations throughout the UK so it as been widely planted for timber production plus it has a high ecological value.

    Coniferous. Evergreen with sharp, pointed needles that have a rich sweet smell.

    The traditional species for Christmas tree production due to its busy habit and attractive scent. It does not have the cut tree needle retention qualities of other Christmas trees species such as Nordmann Fir, however the fast rate of growth and relatively low cost of production still makes it a popular choice – especially for larger display trees.

  • Lonicera nitida - Boxleaf Honeysuckle

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    from £1.21

    Lonicera nitida, commonly known as the Boxleaf Honeysuckle due to its small box type leaf that is pale green in colour.

    It has as looser habit when compared against box so it should not be first choice for formal hedging but it is useful for planting on woodland edges as it offers good winter shelter and interest.

    Fast growing and evergreen with small white flowers appearing in Spring.

  • Fagus sylvatica - Green Beech

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    Fagus sylvatica - Green Beech is one of the most widely planted broadleaved trees in Europe. A long lived species that is commonly used in the UK as a component in a mixed woodland, for hedging or for parkland planting due its very broad crown.

    Smooth, silver grey bark. Dark green leaves turning yellow then copperin autumn. The leaves are retained on the plant during the winter if the plant is maintained as a hedge. If you are comparing Beech or Hornbeam for hedging and you have damp soil and or you are in a cold exposed area then we would suggest using Hornbeam.

  • Picea omorika - Serbian Spruce

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    Picea omorika - Serbian spruce as the name suggests originates from Serbia and is a large evergreen conifer with an alpine appearance.

    It is similar to Norway Spruce although it has shorter branches with a downward curve and the crown is much more narrow and pointed.

    Evergreen with sharp, pointed needles that have a rich sweet smell. The juvenile cones are purple tinged before ripening to a brown colour.

    A very attractive species with a slender columnar habit that is ideal for parkland planting.

  • Lonicera periclymenum - Honeysuckle

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    Lonicera periclymenum - Honeysuckle is useful addition to a native hedgerow as it can easily scramble its way through the hedge, knitting everything together.

    Deciduous. The main interest beings is the trumpet like flowers which attract wildlife in their masses. The flowers are sweet in fragrance are rich in nectar and are particularly attractive to moths.

    Berries follow in the autumn which are eaten by birds who also use the dense branches as nesting sites.

    You don’t need many Honeysuckle in a hedge to make an impact. A ration fo around 5% of your total mixture is more than sufficient.

  • Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea - Copper Beech

    £3.30
    from £1.65

    Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea - Copper Beech is a vibrant and stunning variety of Beech that forms a very large specimen tree in a parkland setting. Very eye catching and perfectly suited for hedge planting either on its own or mixed with Green Beech.

    Smooth, silver grey bark. Deep purple leaves in the Spring and Summer turning yellow then copper in autumn. The leaves are retained on the plant during the winter if the plant is maintained as a hedge. If you are comparing Beech or Hornbeam for hedging and you have damp soil and or you are in a cold exposed area then we would suggest using Hornbeam.

  • Picea meyeri - Meyer's Spruce

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    Picea meyeri - Meyer's Spruce is a beautiful and versatile evergreen conifer that is native to China but grows well in the UK.

    Its tapered conical shape, bluish green needle colour and excellent needle retention make it ideal for Christmas tree production but equally it is a good choice for windbreaks and adding interest to shelterbelts.


    Considered to be very disease resistant.

  • Sambucus nigra - Elder

    £1.50

    Sambucus nigra - Elder is a large, fast growing native species that is best planted as a woodland shrub. It is often found in hedgerows but it is often too thuggish for this purpose.

    Green, pinnate leaves with oval and toothed leaflets. 

    The flowers are the main attraction with Elder; they are large and flat in a cluster like form, cream in colour and are highly scented. They provide nectar for insects and the base for a quintessentially British cordial!

    After the flowers are pollinated by insects each flower develops into a small purplish black berry which ripens from late summer and are eaten by small mammals. 

  • Prunus laurocerasus - Cherry Laurel

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    Prunus laurocerasus - Cherry Laurel is one of the most popular hedging plants in our range.

    Fast growing, tolerant and easy to grow it is a superb choice if you need a solid screen. We also grow Portuguese Laurel which has a smaller more pointed leaf.

    Cherry laurel does produce flowers and berries although these are quite insignificant as the main attraction is the large, dark green glossy leaves.

    Its good tolerance of shade also makes it suitable for planting in open areas of woodland or on edges if shelter or cover is required.

    3 plants per linear metre in a single row is normally sufficient to create a dense screen in time.

  • Juglans nigra - Black Walnut

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    Juglans nigra - Black Walnut is a large fast growing species.  We primarily grow this species for our forestry customers as the timber is highly valued, but it is also worth considering for its ornamental attributes.

    Introduced to the UK from North America some 400 years ago, Black Walnut has a lot to offer.

    The timber of Black Walnut is heavy, strong and durable with a value of 3-4 times that of Oak.

    The foliage is pinnate with individual oval pointed leaflets which turn yellow in autumn.

    Flowers appear in early Summer in the form of long catkins and in the Autumn the flowers turn to brownish green fruits that are around the size of a plum. The brown nut is held inside the husk.

  • Picea orientalis - Oriental Spruce

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    Picea orientalis - Oriental spruce is the eastern equivalent of Norway Spruce. Native to the mountains around the eastern end of the Black Sea. 

    Evergreen with a medium size. It has small needles that are dark green and slender cylindrical cones which are red/purple when young that mature to a dark brown.

    Oriental spruce prefers a moist soil and has been planted throughout the UK since it was introduced in the 19th century. We started producing this species as our clients sought alternative conifer species for timber production. In the native range Picea orientalis is an important timber species and the wood is used for construction, joinery and flooring purposes.

  • Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry

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    Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry is a dense shrub that is fast growing and very tolerant of shade and poor soils.

    It is often used for screening and is often favoured by game birds as it provides shelter and security.

    Deciduous with light green leaves. Small pink flowers in July that turn to pearl white berries in the Autumn.

  • Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel

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    Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel has all the desirable properties of Cherry Laurel but has a smaller, pointed leaf.

    Fast growing, tolerant and easy to grow it is a superb choice if you need a solid screen. It responds well to clipping and if desired, it is possible to achieve a very tight, formal hedge, more so than the Cherry Laurel - Prunus laurocerasus.

    It does produce flowers and berries although these are quite insignificant as the main attraction is the large, dark green glossy leaves.

    Its good tolerance of shade also makes it suitable for planting in open areas of woodland or on edges if shelter or cover is required.

    3 plants per linear metre in a single row is normally sufficient to create a dense screen in time.

  • Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum

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    Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum is a large deciduous tree which is often mistaken for a maple. Native to the USA and Mexico but introduced to the UK several hundred years ago. The primary interest with this species in the stunning Autumn foliage colour.

    It has glossy, green maple like leaves that turn brilliant fiery crimson, purple and orange in the Autumn. It has a very attractive corky bark which is a feature on established trees.

  • Picea pungens glauca - Blue Spruce

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    We grow Picea pungens glauca - Blue spruce primarily for the purpose of Christmas tree production.

    It is easy to see why this species is a popular choice. It has the traditional pyramid shape with stiff horizontal branches and a dense habit.

    Slower growing then Norway spruce but worth waiting for!

    The classic shape combined with attractive blue tinted needles makes it stand out when compared against other species – a premium choice.

    We grow several other species of cell grown conifers which are all suited for Christmas tree production.

  • Ulex europeaus - Gorse

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    Ulex europeaus - Gorse is tough, adaptable and very pretty when planted en mass The ‘leaves’ are long sharp spikes that are hostile in appearance.

    The vibrant, coconut scented yellow flowers symbolise that spring has arrived and typically appear in April/May.

    Many species of birds take full advantage of the dense shelter that gorse provides and the gorse flowers are a great source of nectar for bees and butterflies.

  • Rosa canina - Dog Rose (Pink)

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    Rosa canina - Dog Rose is the only native Rose that we produce, and it is the most widely used as it is easy to grow and is adaptable to most locations. 

    Ideal for planting as part of a native mixture or on its own.

    Deciduous with small green toothed leaves.  Large and sweetly scented white or pink flowers appear in summer with red oval berry like hips forming in small clusters.

    Dog Rose is a good choice for wildlife, offering protective shelter and habitat plus a good source of nectar for insects. Bird species such as blackbirds, redwings and waxwings eat the hips.

  • Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree

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    Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip tree; named after its characteristic tulip shaped flowers which  are yellow with an orange flare at the base.  Native to North America where its timber is highly regarded. Most commonly planted in the UK as a specimen tree or as part of a mixed woodland.

    In our opinion the main attraction of the tulip tree is the stunning autumn colours of golden yellows and coppery browns. 

  • Picea sitchensis - Sitka Spruce

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    Picea sitchensis - Sitka Spruce is economically important and the backbone of the UK forestry industry. This single species accounts for half of the UK’s commercial plantations.

    Introduced to the UK in around 1850 although its use expanded enormously in the 20th century to help increase the UK’s perilously low percentage of forest cover.

    Coniferous. Evergreen with sharp, flattened needles.

    The dense foliage of Sitka Spruce provides good shelter for large mammals.

    We grow our Sitka Spruce from Improved seed source to maximise the future timber yield. The sawn timber is versatile and utilised for many purposes including construction and packaging. 

  • Rosa rugosa - Ramanas Rose (Pink)

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    Rosa rugosa - Ramanas Rose is a large robust shrub that produces large, beautiful and very fragrant bowl shaped flower that are fuchsia pink in colour.  It  flowers earlier than our native Dog Rose and often repeat flowers during the Spring and Summer.  Very large red hips follow the flowers.

    The stems are covered in small spines which makes it ideal for an impenetrable and dense hedge or barrier. 

    A good all rounder.  Attractive, good disease resistance, fast growing and very tolerant of exposure and coastal locations.

    We also produce Rosa rugosa alba which has silky white flowers.

  • Malus sylvestris - Crab Apple

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    Malus sylvestris - Crab Apple is a good multi purpose native species. Good as part of a mixed hedge or woodland.

    Deciduous. Glossy, oval leaves which has rounded teeth and sweetly scented blossom in the Spring which is pollinated by insects and bees. The pinky white blossom them develops into small, yellow-green apple like fruits.

    Crab apple is an important food source for wildlife. The leaves are enjoyed by caterpillars of many moths, the flowers are an important early pollen source and the long lasting fruits are eaten by birds during the winter months.

  • Pinus peuce - Macedonian Pine

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    Pinus peuce - Macedonian Pine is a handsome, upright coniferous tree which can grow to 30m tall. It has a pyramidal growing habit, with glossy young green shoots, showing deep blue-green needle-like leaves up to 10cm long.  In the autumn, cylindrical green cones with white resin, each up to 15cm long, are borne on short stalks which ripen to brown later in the year.

    The Macedonian Pine is very hardy, tolerating the high mountain alpine tree lines and thrives on free draining soils.

  • Rosa rugosa Alba - Ramanas Rose (White)

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    Rosa rugosa Alba - Ramanas Rose is a large robust shrub that produces large, beautiful and very fragrant bowl shaped flower that are silky white.  It  flowers earlier than our native Dog Rose and often repeat flowers during the Spring and Summer.  Very large, red hips follow the flowers.

    The stems are covered in small spines which makes it ideal for an impenetrable and dense hedge or barrier. 

    A good all rounder. Attractive, good disease resistance, fast growing and very tolerant of exposure and coastal locations.

    We also produce Rosa rugosa which has fuchsia pink flowers.

  • Populus nigra - Black Poplar

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    Populus nigra - Black Poplar is probably the rarest tree species in our range! Black Poplar is native to the UK and was once a common sight throughout the country but there are very few in existence.

    Deciduous. Shiny green leaves which are heart shaped. Black Poplar is dioecious meaning male and female flowers are found on separate trees. The flowers are in the form of catkins which are red on male trees and yellow-green on females.

  • Pinus sylvestris - Scots Pine

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    Pinus sylvestris - Scots Pine is one of only three conifers native to the UK and our only native Pine. It is the worlds 2nd most widespread conifer after Juniper.

    An important species for the UK for economic and ecological reasons.

    A large evergreen conifer Scots Pine has long blue green needles that grow in pairs. Male and female flowers grow on the same tree and once the female flowers have been pollinated by wind they turn green and develop into cones. The mature cones are grey-brown in colour.

    The redwood timber of Scots Pine is relatively lightweight yet strong and can be easily treated with preservatives to prolong its service life for exterior uses.

  • Populus tremula - UK Aspen

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    Populus tremula - Aspen is a beautiful large fast growing tree which is native to the UK and the cooler regions of the northern hemisphere. It is characterised by its trembling and shimmering foliage.

    Deciduous. Aspen is a very useful tree species which helps to stabilise soils, mitigate pollution plus it has a high ecological value for numerous insects and fungi. Aspen is a valuable and well regarded timber crop in Scandinavia for firewood, plywood manufacture and paper production. 

    We grow aspen from two different sources; a UK seed source and also a specific Scottish clonal collection. The latter option is more expensive than the generic UK source due to significantly higher propagation costs but it enables us to offer a reliable supply of plants from a Scottish origin.

  • Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas Fir

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    Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas Fir is an evergreen conifer that was named after David Douglas who sent the first seed back from North America to Britain in 1827.

    It has soft green needles with two grey bands underneath. Oval shaped cones hang and the bark is an attractive reddish brown colour.

    One of the most important timber species in the world and widely planted in the UK, Douglas Fir is fast growing and the timber is strong and durable with few knots.

  • Populus tremula - Native Aspen (Scottish)

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    Populus tremula - Aspen is a beautiful large fast growing tree which is native to the UK and the cooler regions of the northern hemisphere. It is characterised with its trembling and shimmering foliage.

    Deciduous. Aspen is a very useful tree species which helps to stabilise soils, mitigate pollution plus it has a high ecological value for numerous insects and fungi. Aspen is a valuable and well regarded timber crop in Scandinavia for firewood, plywood manufacture and paper production. 

    We grow aspen from 2 different sources; a UK seed source and also a specific Scottish clonal collection. The latter option is more expensive than the generic UK source due to significantly higher propagation costs but it enables us to offer a reliable supply of plants from a Scottish origin.

  • Prunus cerasifera - Cherry Plum

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    Prunus cerasifera - Cherry Plum is a fast growing, dense hedging plant which is an excellent choice for providing shelter.

    Masses of pure white flowers smother the branches in early March before the leaves appear and these are followed in autumn by tasty red or yellow, spherical cherry-plums. You can make jam, wines or even liqueurs from the fruits and it forms a very dense hedge of thorny twigs making it an extremely effective barrier.

    The Cherry Plum is an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

    Ultimate height 25 feet (7.5 metres). Can be trimmed to any height above 4 feet (120 cm). Average annual growth rate 1 - 2 feet (45 - 60 cm).

  • Taxodium distichum - Swamp Cypress

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    Originally from South Eastern America, Taxodium distichum - Swamp cypress is a narrow, pyramidal conifer with soft green needles that turn attractive shades of orange and red in the Autumn.

    On mature trees the bark peels which adds considerable winter interest.

    Often confused with either Coast Redwood or Dawn redwood but Swamp Cypress needs a good supply of moisture.

  • Viburnum opulus - Guelder Rose

    £1.75

    Viburnum opulus - Guelder Rose is a large shrub with three lobed leaves which turn orange or red in autumn.  Enjoys damp conditions and is often found along riverbanks, but also in hedgerows.

    The flowers of Viburnum opulus appear in May through July and produces small clusters of almost translucent red berries in the autumn.

  • Taxus baccata - Yew

    £1.75

    Native to the UK, Taxus baccata - Yew is a dense evergreen conifer with small green needles.

    Used for hundreds of years in the UK to create hedging, the bright green spring growth matures to a dark green for a classical look. It can be easily shaped and makes an excellent screen for privacy.

    It is often perceived to be a slow growing species but it is actually quite fast growing in its juvenile stage.

    The normal spacing for hedge planting is around 3 plants per linear metre.

  • Prunus avium - Wild Cherry

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    Prunus avium - Wild Cherry is an attractive species not only aesthetically but also in commercial terms.  The timber from Wild Cherry is highly valued in Europe with the top quality pieces destined for the veneer industry.

    A large deciduous tree that requires plenty of space. Expect all year round interest with Wild Cherry. It has deep reddish brown shiny bark and the new bright green toothed leaves appear simultaneously with the long lasting clusters of white flowers. Once pollinated the flowers develop into globular shiny, deep red cherries that are devoured by birds. The leaves turn gold through to red in the Autumn to provide a spectacular show.

  • Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar

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    Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar is a very useful species and a popular choice with our customers.  It is a tall, multi-functional evergreen conifer.

    It has flat sprays of sweetly scented green foliage with brown, oval shaped cones.

    In the UK Western Red Cedar is planted for timber production and also for hedging.

    The highly durable redwood timber is well regarded as it contains a natural preservative with helps to resist fungal attack.

    Western Red Cedar is an excellent hedging species as it is evergreen, dense and is easier to manage than other conifer species such as leyandii. If planting for hedging the normal planting density is 3 plants per metre.

  • Prunus padus - Bird Cherry

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    Prunus padus - Bird Cherry is native to the UK and we tend to associate it with the northern part of the UK. 

    Tough and resilient with lots of value for wildlife and it provides an excellent show in the Spring in the Autumn.

    Deciduous. Green leaves more oval like in shape than Wild Cherry turning yellow and orange in Autumn.

    Almond scented stalks of blossom in the Spring which provide a good early nectar and pollen source for bees. Once pollinated, the flowers develop into reddish brown cherries with a bitter taste which are stripped from the trees by birds.

  • Tsuga heterophylla - Western Hemlock

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    A dense and graceful conifer that is conical in habit but with a narrow crown, Tsuga heterophylla - Western Hemlock is fast growing and will ultimately reach a very large size.

    Mainly grown for timber although it makes an impressive parkland or arboretum tree.

    It is one of several north west American species discovered by the well known plant hunter, David Douglas who sent seeds back to the UK in 1831.

    Evergreen with small green needles and pendulous cones that start green and turn to grey brown.

  • Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn

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    Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn is widely used throughout the UK for good reasons; robust, useful and tolerant. Commonly used to form impenetrable hedging or as a stand alone large shrub/thicket.

    The snow white flowers on Blackthorn mark the start of early Spring and appear before the leaves which are green and narrow in shape.

    Once pollinated by insects the flowers develop into small dark fruits.

    Blackthorn has long spikes and is densely branched - an ideal location for bird nesting.

    Our cell grown Blackthorn plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Dog rose etc. at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.

  • Quercus ilex - Holm Oak

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    Quercus Ilex - Holm Oak is an evergreen tree which is offers all year round colour. A good parkland tree and also useful for hedging or screening.

    Whilst not native to the UK it still supports plenty of wildlife and is a great source of winter shelter for birdlife.

    Oval dark green leaves which tend to be spiny, almost holly like when they are young. Elongated yellow catkins are produced in the summer which once pollinated by wind develop into acorns. 

  • Quercus petraea - Sessile Oak

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    Quercus petraea - Sessile Oak is similar to English Oak although it prefers wetter upland areas. One of the most economically and ecologically important trees species in Europe. 

    Sessile Oak is a large deciduous tree with a broad spreading crown.

    The stalked leaves have 4-5 deep lobes and stalkless acorns.

    Sessile Oak is long lived so it makes a great choice for avenues and specimen tree planting.

  • Quercus robur - Pedunculate Oak

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    Quercus robur - Pedunculate Oak is an iconic species that supports more life than any other tree species in the UK. One of the most economically and ecologically important trees species in Europe.

    Pedunculate (or English) Oak is a large deciduous tree with a broad spreading crown.  The stalkless leaves have 4-5 deep lobes and the acorns grow on stalks or ‘peduncules’, hence the name.

    Pedunculate Oak prefers lowland areas whereas Sessile Oak prefers wetter upland areas.

    To protect and aid establishment of Pedunculate Oak you may wish to consider Tubex Combitube which is a ventilated shelter that provides an open, airy environment for producing Oak.

  • Quercus rubra - Red Oak

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    Quercus rubra -Red Oak; its claim to fame is its fiery Autumn foliage colour. Native to North America but widely planted in the UK since its introduction in the 1700’s. The timber has less value than its native cousin’s but it is still an aesthetically pleasing firewood crop or it can be used as a parkland tree.

    The leaves are similar in shape and size to the native Oaks but they are more pointed and spiked in appearance.

    A fast growing species with a strong central leader. Red Oak doesn’t support as many species of wildlife as our native Oaks but it is still a popular choice with nesting birds and pollinators.

  • Salix aurita - Eared Willow

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    Salix aurita - Eared Willow is more shrub like than tree, growing only to around 2.5m height. Commonly found as part of a montane scrub community but also within damp woods or on heathland. Very tolerant of exposure.

    It is native to most of Europe but most commonly found throughout the West of Scotland and as far north as Shetland. Deciduous with small crinkled green leaves that are slightly hairy especially the underside of the leaf. Named the eared willow due to persistent stipules which are at the base of the leaf stalk.

  • Salix caprea - Goat Willow

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    Salix caprea -Goat Willow is a small, native deciduous tree which has a wide range throughout the UK. Commonly known as the Pussy willow as the male catkins have the appearance of a cats paw.

    Goat willow is a very valuable species. Useful as a windbreak or shelterbelt plus good for preventing soil erosion. It has a taller eventual height than Grey willow.

    This species is one of our first native trees to flower in the spring and it provides a high quantity of quality pollen and nectar food source to insects and birds such as the difficult to find regal purple emperor butterfly.

  • Salix cinerea - Grey Willow

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    Salix cinerea - Grey willow or sallow is a small, native deciduous tree with an eventual height taller than Eared willow but shorter than Goat willow. Common across much of the UK often growing in wet habitats.  It is a very tough species and thrives on poor, neglected ground.

    Deciduous with oval like green leaves and silky grey catkins that appear in January and turn yellow in March.

    As with most willow, it has a very high ecological value and provides a valuable source of nectar for bees and birds.

  • Salix viminalis - Common Osier

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    Salix viminalis - Common Osier is very large shrub or a small tree. Extremely fast growing in damp soil so good for producing fast growing woody biomass or to produce a loose windbreak or large screen.

    It is deciduous with long slender green leaves that appear after the flowers. Functional for many purposes including biomass, willow weaving and coppice wood plus it is a good source of food and shelter for wildlife. Very easy to grow!