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  • Rhamnus frangula - Alder Buckthorn

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    Rhamanus frangula – Alder Buckthorn is a native small tree / large dense shrub

     

    The outer bark is dark brown and unlike the Purging Buckthorn, the branches and stems are smooth and thornless. Star shaped flowers in the Spring with red berries following which then mature / darken to almost black in the Autumn.

    Native to the UK and grows best in damp, acidic soils and open woods.

     

    Useful for woodland planting or hedging. The leaves of Alder Buckthorn are an important food source for tiger moth larvae and caterpillars of the Brimstone butterfly.

  • Erica tetralix - Cross leaved Heath

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    The cross leaved heath is native to the UK and is often found on heathland and moors.

    Shrubby in habit, it produces small pink bell shaped flowers that are produced in clusters at the end of its shoots. Narrow grey-green leaves which are arranged in fours around the stem, hence the name.

  • Eriophorum vaginatum - Hare's Tail Cottongrass

    £1.68
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    Eriophorum vaginatum – Hares Tail Cottongrass is a native evergreen perennial.

    Less well known than the Common Cottongrass, Hares Tail Cottongrass forms compact clumps with silky white tufts that resemble hares tails. Each shoot produces only one head of flowers, unlike the common Cottongass.

     

    Often found in wet heaths, bogs and moors but also happy in a pond margin.

     

    We produce large volumes of this species for peatland restoration projects.

  • Pyrus communis - Wild Pear

    £1.62
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    Pyrus communis (Wild Pear) is a long lived small to medium sized tree with a columnar habit. It has been cultivated in the UK since 995AD.

    This species offers so much; not only from a visual perspective but it is also an important food source for birds and insects.

    Deciduous, glossy green leaves which put on a colour spectacle in the Autumn turning orange and red. Mildly thorny stems and it is covered in white blossom in early Spring followed by small pears in Autumn.

    A useful addition to a woodland or for inclusion as part of a hedging mixture.

  • Pinus pinaster - Maritime Pine

    £1.52
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    Pinus pinaster (Maritime Pine) is a fast growing, medium sized conifer native to the Mediterranean. This species is considered as an alternative to some more widely used trees if climate change proceeds as predicted. The best results can be achieved by planting in Southern Britain.

    It grows best in lighter, acidic or neutral soils near the sea, but is can also grow on saline soils and very shallow soils.
    Maritime Pine has stout evergreen needles in pairs, with attractive bright reddish-brown bark.