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  • 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.

  • Taxus baccata - Yew

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    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!

  • Sorbus aria - Whitebeam

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.