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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lonicera periclymenum - Honeysuckle

    £2.75
    from £1.21

    Lonicera periclymenum - Honeysuckle is useful addition to a native hedgerow as it can easily scramble its way through the hedge, knitting everything together.

    Deciduous. The main interest beings is the trumpet like flowers which attract wildlife in their masses. The flowers are sweet in fragrance are rich in nectar and are particularly attractive to moths.

    Berries follow in the autumn which are eaten by birds who also use the dense branches as nesting sites.

    You don’t need many Honeysuckle in a hedge to make an impact. A ration fo around 5% of your total mixture is more than sufficient.

  • 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.

  • Prunus laurocerasus - Cherry Laurel

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    Prunus laurocerasus - Cherry Laurel is one of the most popular hedging plants in our range.

    Fast growing, tolerant and easy to grow it is a superb choice if you need a solid screen. We also grow Portuguese Laurel which has a smaller more pointed leaf.

    Cherry laurel does produce flowers and berries although these are quite insignificant as the main attraction is the large, dark green glossy leaves.

    Its good tolerance of shade also makes it suitable for planting in open areas of woodland or on edges if shelter or cover is required.

    3 plants per linear metre in a single row is normally sufficient to create a dense screen in time.

  • 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.

  • Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel has all the desirable properties of Cherry Laurel but has a smaller, pointed leaf.

    Fast growing, tolerant and easy to grow it is a superb choice if you need a solid screen. It responds well to clipping and if desired, it is possible to achieve a very tight, formal hedge, more so than the Cherry Laurel - Prunus laurocerasus.

    It does produce flowers and berries although these are quite insignificant as the main attraction is the large, dark green glossy leaves.

    Its good tolerance of shade also makes it suitable for planting in open areas of woodland or on edges if shelter or cover is required.

    3 plants per linear metre in a single row is normally sufficient to create a dense screen in time.

  • 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.

  • Rosa canina - Dog Rose (Pink)

    £1.20
    from £0.72

    Rosa canina - Dog Rose is the only native Rose that we produce, and it is the most widely used as it is easy to grow and is adaptable to most locations. 

    Ideal for planting as part of a native mixture or on its own.

    Deciduous with small green toothed leaves.  Large and sweetly scented white or pink flowers appear in summer with red oval berry like hips forming in small clusters.

    Dog Rose is a good choice for wildlife, offering protective shelter and habitat plus a good source of nectar for insects. Bird species such as blackbirds, redwings and waxwings eat the hips.

  • 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. 

  • Rosa rugosa - Ramanas Rose (Pink)

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Rosa rugosa - Ramanas Rose is a large robust shrub that produces large, beautiful and very fragrant bowl shaped flower that are fuchsia pink in colour.  It  flowers earlier than our native Dog Rose and often repeat flowers during the Spring and Summer.  Very large red hips follow the flowers.

    The stems are covered in small spines which makes it ideal for an impenetrable and dense hedge or barrier. 

    A good all rounder.  Attractive, good disease resistance, fast growing and very tolerant of exposure and coastal locations.

    We also produce Rosa rugosa alba which has silky white flowers.

  • 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.

  • Rosa rugosa Alba - Ramanas Rose (White)

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Rosa rugosa Alba - Ramanas Rose is a large robust shrub that produces large, beautiful and very fragrant bowl shaped flower that are silky white.  It  flowers earlier than our native Dog Rose and often repeat flowers during the Spring and Summer.  Very large, red hips follow the flowers.

    The stems are covered in small spines which makes it ideal for an impenetrable and dense hedge or barrier. 

    A good all rounder. Attractive, good disease resistance, fast growing and very tolerant of exposure and coastal locations.

    We also produce Rosa rugosa which has fuchsia pink flowers.

  • 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.

  • Taxus baccata - Yew

    £1.75

    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.

  • Populus tremula - UK Aspen

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    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.

  • Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar

    £1.25
    from £0.55

    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.

  • Populus tremula - Native Aspen (Scottish)

    £3.00
    from £1.32

    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

    £1.40
    from £0.61

    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).

  • Viburnum opulus - Guelder Rose

    £1.75

    Viburnum opulus - Guelder Rose is a large shrub with three lobed leaves which turn orange or red in autumn.  Enjoys damp conditions and is often found along riverbanks, but also in hedgerows.

    The flowers of Viburnum opulus appear in May through July and produces small clusters of almost translucent red berries in the autumn.

  • Prunus avium - Wild Cherry

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    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.

  • Prunus padus - Bird Cherry

    £1.40
    from £0.61

    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.