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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  • Alnus glutinosa - Common Alder

    from £0.55

    Alnus glutinosa - Common Alder, is a medium to large sized tree liking a natural habit of damp ground near rivers and lochs, but it is equally found in mixed woodlands on drier ground.

  • Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut

    from £0.87

    Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut is a good example of a multi functional species. Excellent as a parkland tree, great for coppicing, and the chestnuts provide a tasty treat for red squirrels!

    Native to Southern Europe but thought to be introduced by the Romans, Sweet Chestnut is found throughout the UK and is commonly associated with Southern England. Deciduous with long, narrow glossy leaves.

  • Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree

    from £1.43

    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. 

  • Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn

    from £0.55

    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.

  • Salix viminalis - Common Osier

    from £0.66

    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!

  • Sorbus torminalis - Wild Service Tree

    from £1.43

    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!

  • Ulmus glabra - Scottish Elm

    from £0.87

    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.