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  • Abies alba - European Silver Fir

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Abies alba - Silver fir is a long-living conifer upright-growing evergreen conifer with dark green needles that are silver underneath. The yellow-green cones which appear in late spring are cylindrical in shape and ripen to brown.

    The strong, lightweight timber is mainly used for construction, furniture, plywood and pulpwood. Young trees are also popular as Christmas trees. Ecologically, the tree is important for maintaining high biodiversity in forested areas. The tree’s deep taproots offering stability, alongside its easily biodegradable needle litter, are key in the establishment and management of silvicultural systems.

    Silver fir is shade-tolerant and able to act as a “seedling bank” under the canopy of older dominant trees for decades.

  • BioJute Mulch Mat

    £0.97
    from £0.74

    The CT BioJute mulch mat material is 100% bio degradable and manufactured from 100% natural fibres.

    A truly sustainable solution for weed control around newly planted trees and shrubs.

    • 100% biodegradable - No plastic!
    • Slit to the centre for easy installation.
    • Helps to supress weed growth around the root area.
    • Permeable; allows air, nutrients and water to pass through.
    • Reduces moisture loss
    • Environmentally friendly

    Mulch mats are anchored into position by anchoring pegs (sold separately). Use 5 pegs per mulch mat.

  • Acer campestre - Field Maple

    £1.25

    Acer campestre - Field maple is a versatile and resilient fast growing small to medium sized tree that is also suitable for hedgerow planting.

    It is a colourful species; the attractive five lobed leaves are flushed red in Spring, turning green and then yellow / gold in the Autumn. Deciduous. Native to the UK

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

  • BioJute Mulch Roll

    £89.17
    from £74.43

    The CT BioJute mulch roll material is 100% biodegradable and manufactured from 100% natural fibres.

    A truly sustainable solution for weed control around newly planted trees, shrubs and hedging.

    • 100% biodegradable - No plastic!
    • Helps to supress weed growth around the root area.
    • Permeable; allows air, nutrients and water to pass through.
    • Reduces moisture loss
    • Environmentally friendly

    Mulch material is anchored into position by pegs (sold separately). Use 1 peg at least every 500mm on each side of the matting.

  • Abies fraserii - Fraser Fir

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Abies fraserii - Fraser Fir is a fast growing, large evergreen with dark green needles that have a silver grey underside.

    Originally from the USA, this species is most frequently planted in the UK for Christmas tree crops as it has a dense, busy habit when young. Fraser Fir has a narrower and more compact shape than Nordmann Fir so is often suited to smaller rooms in houses if it is grown to then be supplied as a cut Christmas tree.

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

  • Acer platanoides - Norway Maple

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Acer platanoides - Norway Maple is a beautiful fast growing tree of large stature which is best suited to parkland or settings where its superb autumn colour can be fully appreciated.

    Deciduous. Native to Central / Eastern but widely adapted to the UK. Norway Maple has a typical maple shaped leave which turns bright yellow in the autumn.

  • Woven Polypropylene Mulch Mat

    £0.30
    from £0.16

    Our high quality woven polypropylene mulch mats provide reliable suppression against weed growth.

    • Heat sealed edges to prevent fraying.
    • Slit to the centre for easy installation.
    • Helps to suppress weed growth around the root area.
    • Permeable; allows air, nutrients and water to pass through.
    • Reduces moisture loss.

    The woven style of this fabric creates a very strong mulch mat which helps to resist tearing and blowing free in windy conditions.

    Mulch mats are anchored into position by anchoring pegs (sold separately). Use 5 pegs per 500mm x 500mm mulch mat or 10 pegs per 1000 x 1000mm mulch mat.

  • Abies grandis - Grand Fir

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Abies grandis - Grand Fir is a very large and stately evergreen conifer that has a very fast rate of growth.

    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.

    Needles are dark green and grooved on top with two white bands. A very shade tolerant species that is ideally suited for underplanting in continuous cover forestry but it is equally as impressive when grown as a specimen tree.

  • Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore.  The marmite of forestry that needs little or no introduction. Undemanding, tolerant, and productive. 

    Deciduous. A native to central and southern Europe but is considered by some to be an honorary native to the UK. Simple, large green leaves and interesting grey, flaky bark.

  • Alnus cordata - Italian Alder

    £1.25
    from £0.55

    Alnus cordata - Italian Alder is a fast growing, medium sized tree which grows in most soils except heavy clay. Tough and hardy with nitrogen fixing qualities. Often used on reclamation or hostile sites.

    Bright green glistening foliage preceded by yellow catkins that appear in late winter. Ideal for forming a windbreak or for companion planting with species such as Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce.

  • Woven Polypropylene Mulch Roll

    £55.83
    from £46.93

    Our high quality woven polypropylene mulching roll provide reliable suppression against weed growth. Ideal for planting hedging.

    • Heat sealed edges to prevent fraying.
    • Easy to cut and plant through.
    • Helps to suppress weed growth around the root area.
    • Permeable; allows air, nutrients and water to pass through.
    • Reduces moisture loss

    The woven style of this fabric creates a very strong mulching material which helps to resist tearing and blowing free in windy conditions.

    Mulch material is anchored into position by anchoring pegs (sold separately). Use 1 peg at least every 500mm on each side of the matting.

  • Abies nobilis - Noble Fir

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Abies nobilis - Noble Fir is a well regarded evergreen conifer that has a very high tolerance of exposure and it is often planted in the uplands.

    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.

    Needles are blue grey in colour and are upcurved. A popular species for Christmas tree production due to its steady growth, attractive shape, good needle retention qualities and desirable foliage colour.

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

  • Anchoring Pegs (black plastic)

    £0.06
    from £0.04

    Use our anchoring pegs to securely anchor mulch mats or films to the ground.

    Our black plastic anchoring pegs are strong and easy to install.

    Features:

    • A sharp tip to penetrate the mat
    • Barbed teeth to grip the soil.
    • A rounded mushroom style cap to hold the mat in position.

    How many pegs do I need?

    • 5 pegs per 500mm x 500mm mulch mat
    • 10 pegs per 1000mm x 1000mm mulch mat
    • 1 peg every 50cm on both sides if you are using a mulch roll.
  • Abies nordmanniana - Nordman Fir

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Abies nordmanniana - Nordman Fir is the best selling species for Christmas tree production.

    It has luscious soft dark green needles, a symmetrical shape, and excellent needle retention qualities.

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

  • Alnus glutinosa - Common Alder

    £1.25
    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.

  • Anchoring Pegs (Bamboo)

    £0.07
    from £0.03

    Use our bamboo anchoring pegs to securely anchor mulch mats or films to the ground.

    Part of the Bio range, our sustainably sourced bamboo anchoring pegs are easy to install and are 100% bio degradable.

    Features:

    • A sharp tip to penetrate the mat
    • A top 'nodule' to grip the mat (but don't hammer them all the way through the mat)!

    How many pegs do I need?

    • 5 pegs per 500mm x 500mm mulch mat
    • 10 pegs per 1000mm x 1000mm mulch mat
    • 1 peg every 50cm on both sides if you are using a mulch roll.
  • Cedrus atlantica - Atlas Cedar

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    Cedrus atlantica - Atlas Cedar is a large evergreen conifer with silvery blue needles. The branches are horizontal and stiff.

    Native to Morocco and Algeria in the Atlas Mountains where it is often grown as a pure stand. It is the only African tree that thrives in the UK, and most of the plants that we produce are used by our customers in the Southern and Eastern areas of the UK, as it is capable of withstanding periods of drought once established.

    It produces strong and durable timber that is renowned for its strong and persistent fragrance.

    Learn more about Atlas Cedar by reading our factsheet.

  • Alnus rubra - Red Alder

    £1.25
    from £0.55

    Alnus rubra - Red Alder shares many of the features of our native Common Alder and is ideal for forming a windbreak or for companion planting with species such as Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce.

  • Anchoring Pegs (Steel)

    £0.23
    from £0.13

    Use our steel anchoring pegs to securely anchor mulch mats or films to the ground.

    Our steel anchoring pegs are easy to install and offer secure anchorage.

    Features:

    • 200mm length
    • 'J' shaped with an prong on the top to grip the mat.
    • Copper washed steel wire. Copper reduces the effects of rust on the wire.

    How many pegs do I need?

    • 5 pegs per 500mm x 500mm mulch mat
    • 10 pegs per 1000mm x 1000mm mulch mat
    • 1 peg every 50cm on both sides if you are using a mulch roll.
  • Cryptomeria japonica - Japanese Red Cedar

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Cryptomeria japonica - Japanese Red Cedar is a large evergreen tree with green, dense foliage that turns bronze in Winter. 

    Introduced into Britain in 1879, the Japanese Red Cedar has demonstrated its ability to produce a yield that is comparable to other commonly used conifers in the UK such as Douglas Fir & Western Red Cedar.  It’s expansion into UK is likely to be in areas with a warm, moist maritime climate such as W. Scotland, Wales and SW England.

    There is limited experience of processing the timber in the UK but in its native range it is highly regarded as a major construction timber and is also often used in exterior, ground contact applications as the timber has good natural durability.

    Learn more on this Fact Sheet.

  • Betula pendula - Silver Birch

    £1.25
    from £0.55

    Betula pendula - Silver Birch is one of the UK’s most well-known and hardiest native trees which offer so much interest due to its graceful habit and papery/peeling white bark with brown contrast.

    Deciduous. A true pioneer species which rapidly colonises open areas and supports over 300 species of insect. Silver Birch is one of the most productive broadleaves species in Scandinavian countries and a multifunctional species for the UK. Excellent planted as a mixture with other species, superb as a windbreak and provides excellent quality firewood!

  • Cuppressocyparis leylandii - Leylandii

    £3.00
    from £1.43

    Leylandii is a large evergreen conifer that is most commonly utilised for hedging or screening purposes.

    Tough, Fast growing and tolerant of most conditions.

    The foliage is dense, dark green in colour and flat in shape. We also produce Golden Leylandii.

    If you are planting for hedging/screening you may also wish to consider Western Red Cedar. This species is equally as fast growing but has a tighter shape and a richer shade of green.

  • Betula pubescens - Downy Birch

    £1.25
    from £0.55

    Betula pubescens - Downy Birch is probably one of the toughest native species.  Its range extends into the artic, more northerly than any other broadleaved species!

    Deciduous.  It is similar in appearance to Silver Birch but has a more upright habit and a darker bark.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan Gold -...

    £3.00
    from £1.43

    Cupressocypairs leylandii Castlewellan Gold - Golden leylandii is a large evergreen conifer that is most commonly utilised for hedging or screening purposes.

    Tough, Fast growing and tolerant of most conditions.

    The new growth is strikingly golden yellow in colour. We also produce Green Leylandii.

    If you are planting for hedging/screening you may also wish to consider Western Red Cedar. This species is equally as fast growing but has a tighter shape and a richer shade of green.

  • Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam is an excellent versatile species which can either be used for forestry purposes or for hedging. If grown for hedging the leaves will stay on throughout most of the winter. 

  • Juniperus communis - Common Juniper

    £2.75
    from £1.21

    Juniperus communis - Juniper is a small evergreen conifer that is native to the UK.

    Small green needles with a prickly point. Juniper is dioecious so the male and female flowers grown on separate plants.  Once pollinated by wind the female flowers develop into fleshy purple berries.

    The berries are popular for flavouring gin but they are equally favoured birds who eat the berries. Juniper is also an important habitat for small mammals and nesting birds due the dense cover that it provides.

  • Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut

    £1.75
    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.

  • Larix decidua - European Larch

    £1.20
    from £0.48

    Larix decidua - European larch is one of the few deciduous conifers.

    It has a lot to offer. It is tough and robust, provides strong durable timber and offers fantastic landscape value in the Autumn when its foliage changes to a golden yellow colour.

    Its native range is the mountainous regions in Central and Eastern Europe where it grows well at high elevations. It has grown successfully in the UK since it was introduced in the early 17th century.

    The timber is noted for its hardness, strength, and natural durability so it is often used for exterior purposes. The seeds are a tasty treat for red squirrels!

    We also produce Hybrid Larch.

  • Corylus avellana - Hazel

    £1.50
    from £0.90

    Corylus avellana - Hazel is a small shrubby tree which is often found in mixed native woodlands and hedgerows.

    It is well known for its long yellow catkins which appear in the Spring and then produces hazelnuts in the summer. Native to the UK.

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

  • Larix x eurolepis - Hybrid Larch

    £1.20
    from £0.48

    Larix x eurolepis - Hybrid Larch is a cross between European Larch and Japanese larch. It is hardier and has a faster growth rate than its parents.

    Larch has a lot to offer. It is tough and robust, provides strong durable timber and offers fantastic landscape value in the Autumn when its foliage changes to a golden yellow colour.

    Its native range is the mountainous regions in Central and Eastern Europe where it grows well at high elevations. It has grown successfully in the UK since it was introduced in the early 17th century.

    The timber is noted for its hardness, strength, and natural durability so it is often used for exterior purposes.

    The seeds are a tasty treat for red squirrels!

    We also produce European Larch.

  • Crataegus monogyna - Hawthorn

    £1.20
    from £0.48

    Crataegus monogyna - Hawthorn is the backbone of most British hedgerows and is one of the first species to produce new leaves in the Spring. If left untrimmed it will grow into a small tree with a very dense crown.

    A very showy native species with fragrant, creamy white flowers in the Spring followed by green haws (berries) turning red in autumn.

    Spiny, dense deciduous foliage which provides an excellent habitat for birds and insects.

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

  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood

    £3.00
    from £1.43

    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.

  • Eucalyptus dalrympleana - Mountain Gum

    £1.90
    from £0.87

    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

    £1.20
    from £0.48

    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.

  • Fagus sylvatica - Green Beech

    £1.50

    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

    £1.25
    from £0.55

    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.

  • 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

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    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.

  • Juglans nigra - Black Walnut

    £3.00
    from £1.43

    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

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    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.

  • Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum

    £3.00
    from £1.43

    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

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    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.

  • Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree

    £3.00
    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. 

  • Picea sitchensis - Sitka Spruce

    £1.20
    from £0.48

    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. 

  • Malus sylvestris - Crab Apple

    £1.40
    from £0.61

    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

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    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.

  • Populus nigra - Black Poplar

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    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

    £1.20
    from £0.48

    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.