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.
Sorbus aria - Whitebeam is a native tree with a compact, domed habit. Ideal for planting as part of a mixed woodland, as a hedgerow tree or in a parkland setting.
The main attraction is its large, rounded thick leaves which are almost white on the underside which then turn a russet brown in the Autumn. Five petalled cream-white flowers appear in clusters in the Spring which then go on to produce scarlet red berries which are often eaten by birds.
Sorbus aucuparia - Rowan is commonly referred to as Mountain Ash due to its ability to grow in high altitude locations. A showy native deciduous tree which offers interesting flowers, foliage and fruit.
Rowan has green pinnate leaflets that are long, oval and toothed. Expect a colourful performance in the Autumn with fiery hues of red, orange and yellow.
Clusters of creamy white flowers in summer which once pollinated form bundles of red berries. Both flowers and berries are an indulgent treat for wildlife; the flowers provide pollen and nectar for bees and the berries are good autumn sustenance for birds.
Sorbus torminalis - Wild Service Tree is probably one of the rarest native species in our range and is often associated with ancient woodlands. Worth considering as a hedgerow tree.
A medium sized deciduous tree that is often mistaken for a maple due to its leaf shape and interesting autumn colour which turns bright red and copper.
Clusters of white spring flowers which once pollinated form small brown fruits that are enjoyed by birds.
Sometimes called the ’Chequer Tree’ probably due to the chequered pattern on the bark and the Prime Ministers official country home is named after it!
Tilia cordata - Small Leaved Lime is a large and long lived tree which is native to the UK and most of Europe. Well known and widely utilised as a parkland or avenue trees but also frequently planted as a component in a mixed woodland setting.
Deciduous heart shaped leaves which are glossy green on top and paler underneath turning a clear yellow in the Autumn.
In summer, small but very fragrant creamy white flowers are borne in clusters.
Ulmus glabra - Scottish Elm has the potential to grow into a large tree and is typically found in Scotland and the West of England. Native to the UK and together with Oak it was once a major tree species in the UK.
It is a very tough species and can withstand low temperatures and high elevations. Deciduous.
Scottish Elm has purplish red flowers that appear before the foliage appears in early Spring. The leaves are similar in appearance to Hornbeam with broad, serrated leaves that turn yellow in the Autumn. Our plants are grown from seed to provide a greater range of genetic diversity.
Populus Hybrid - Hybrid Poplar is a very versatile and vigorous clone which has been produced from natural plant breeding.
This clone will grow into a large tree with a stout stem. Ideal for wood fuel production, creating windbreaks and screening.
Deciduous with glossy green heart shaped leaves which turn brilliant yellow in autumn.