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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ammophila arenaria - Marram Grass

    £1.52
    from £0.61

    We are specialist growers of Ammophila arenaria - Marram Grass plants from British seed for coastal erosion projects.

    Marram Grass is our native coastal grass and it does a fantastic job of helping to stabilise sand dunes protecting coastal defences.

    It grows from a network of underground rhizomes which give it a sturdy anchor to the sand and allow it to spread upwards.

    Growing in stiff, hardy clumps the foliage is grey green in colour and it produces light brown flowerheads.

    Suggested planting density: 5 plants per square metre.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Buxus sempervirens - Box

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    The majority of the Buxus sempervirens - Box plants that we supply are used for hedging as it makes a fabulous formal hedge, but our clients also use it for planting as an understorey species in mixed woodlands or for game cover.

    Evergreen with small, shiny dark green leaves. It is a very long lived species and can live for several hundred years.

  • Calluna vulgaris - Native Wild Heather

    £1.25

    Calluna vulgaris - Native Wild Heather is the dominant heath plant in many parts of the UK. It has a wide range and is widely distributed throughout Europe as far North as the Faroe Islands.

    Mauve pink flowers bloom from July to September which create a colourful scene in the countryside. 

    Native heather is an important source of food for butterflies and bees with hives often located on heather moorland in the Summer where the bees can easily obtain the nectar from the heather flowers to produce a very distinctive and much sought after ‘heather honey’.

    The majority of the plants that we supply are used for heathland restoration projects in the countryside or on golf courses. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cornus sanguinea - Common Dogwood

    £1.20
    from £0.48

    Cornus sanguinea - Common Dogwood is a native shrub that grows well is wet soils and is normally found along woodland edges and in hedgerows. It is a good choice for game cover.

    Deciduous with fresh green leaves that have distinctive curved veins. The leaves turn a rich crimson colour in the Autumnn.

    Creamy white flowers are produced in clusters which once pollinated by insects develop into small black berries which are eaten by birds and mammals.

    Our cell grown Dogwood 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.

  • 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.

  • Cotoneaster lacteus - Milkflower Cotoneaster

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Cotoneaster lacteus - Milkflower Cotoneaster is a dense evergreen shrub that can be used for an informal hedge or screen.

    Its main attraction is the clusters of creamy white flowers which persist all summer and then masses of red berries are produced in the autumn and stay on the plant until the winter.

    This species has a wide arching habit with large leathery leaves with deep veins which have a furry underside. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cytisus scoparius - Broom

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Cytisus scoparius - Broom is a large, native shrub that is often found on heathland, woodland and coastal areas.  

    It thrives in poor soil and is a useful plant for stablising soil.

    It produces bright yellow flowers in the Spring which smell of vanilla. The flowers then ripen into seed pods which crack open in the Summer.

    There are many different varieties of Broom but we produce the native type from seed.

  • Eucalyptus glaucescens - Tingiringi Gum

    £1.90
    from £0.87

    Eucalyptus glaucescens - Tingiringi 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 round leaves which are silver 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 orange, grey and copper. 

  • Euonymus europeaus - Spindle

    £1.40
    from £0.61

    Spindle hedging plants provide a wonderful array of autumn colour. The four-lobed capsules burst into life with a vibrant shade of pink, opening to reveal orange fruits in the autumn. Euonymus europaeus hedging plants have dark green foliage that transforms into rich shades of red and yellow in autumn, adding another layer of colour to your garden.  Spindle produces a dense hard wood that was traditionally used for making spindles and small implements.

    A fast-growing species, Spindle is ideal for giving an array of colour to a hedge and is an excellent attractor of wildlife.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ilex aquifolium - Holly

    £3.00
    from £1.43

    A classic, native evergreen hedging plant, Ilex aquifolium - Holly growth rate is fairly slow at about 10-20cm a year, but what these hedging plants lack in speed, they make up for with seasonal interest and colourful foliage.

    As a native hedging plant, Ilex is great for providing food and shelter to British wildlife. Birds such as blackbirds, chaffinches, robins and waxwings feast on the bright red berries and Holly plants provide a good source of nectar and pollen for bees. Holly hedging is the most beneficial to wildlife when left to grow naturally, as the bushy habit provides a safe, protected habitat

  • Iris pseudacorus - Yellow Flag Iris

    £1.52
    from £0.61

    Iris pseudacorus - Yellow Flag Iris is a British native marginal plant that has tall, sword like leaves and striking yellow flowers. 

    Water loving and often found along the margins of canals, ponds and in wet woodlands. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ligustrum vulgare - Wild Privet

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Lonicera nitida - Boxleaf Honeysuckle

    £2.75
    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.