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ALDER, COMMON (Alnus glutinosa). Picture Go to Top of Page

A fast growing, deciduous native plant with shiny leaves, producing yellow catkins in March and attractive false cones, which provide a good supply of bird food in spring. Ideal for very wet situations, and is useful for preventing soil erosion. This variety is particularly useful where rabbits or stock could damage the bark as it is rarely eaten by them.
HEDGE Trim July or August. For hedges 6ft (1.8m) or more. Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
TREE 30ft x 12ft (9m x 3.7m) in 20 years, ultimate height 70ft (20m).

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 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.350.850.760.65
 Tr 4-5ft
125-150 cm
1.991.491.381.19



ALDER, GREY (Alnus incana). Go to Top of Page

A fast growing deciduous plant, with dark-green leaves grey-white underneath. Yellow-brown catkins appear before the leaves in spring followed in autumn by false cones which are good bird food. Ideal for cold or wet situations, and useful for preventing soil erosion.
HEDGE Trim July or August. For hedges 6ft (1.8m) or more. Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
TREE 40ft x 12ft (12m x 3.7m) in 20 years, ultimate height 80ft (24m).

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 Tr 4-5ft
125-150 cm
1.991.551.441.23



ALDER, ITALIAN (Alnus cordata). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Dense, fast-growing deciduous plant with glossy bright green heartshaped leaves. Yellow-brown catkins in spring before the leaves appear, followed in autumn by large false cones which are good bird food. Ideal for wet situations and thrives on chalk soils.
HEDGE Trim July or August. For hedges 6ft (1.8m) or more. Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
TREE 45ft x 18ft (14m x 5.5m) in 20 years, ultimate height 80ft (24m).

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 Tr 4-5ft
125-150 cm
1.991.551.441.23



AMELANCHIER LAMARCKII (Snowy Mespilus, June Berry). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

A showy deciduous hedge with leaves opening coppery-red, turning to soft green in summer and then to shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn. The plants are smothered with one inch (2.5cm) wide white flowers in spring and these are followed by edible black berries. 4-5ft (120-150cm) plants have a clear stem suitable for growing as trees.
HEDGE Trim after flowering. For hedges 4-6ft (120-180cm). Plant 18ins (45cm) apart.
TREE 10ft x 10ft (3m x 3m) in 20 years, ultimate height 15ft (4.6m).

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 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.651.151.060.91
 Tr 4-5ft
125-150 cm
11.4510.75
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AMELANCHIER OBELISK. Go to Top of Page

Due to its erect habit this variety of Amelanchier will make a very good, easily maintained hedge if planted 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm) apart. See Ornamental Trees section.



AMELANCHIER GRANDIFLORA ROBIN HILL. Go to Top of Page

See Ornamental Trees section.



ASPEN (Populus tremula). Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

Fast growing, long-lived, slender, suckering, deciduous native tree with wave-shaped teeth on round, long-stemmed leaves that open coppery-green, turning grey-green, and turn butter-yellow in autumn. The leaves flutter in the slightest breeze so much so that the trees are often heard before they are seen. Large male and female drooping catkins in early spring. Any soil, prefers moist conditions, but will grow on poor soils.
TREE 30ft x 15ft (9m x 4.6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 50ft (15m).

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 Tr 3.5-4.5ft
100-125 cm
2.491.991.841.60



BEECH, GREEN (Fagus sylvatica). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Native plant with superb foliage, medium green leaves turning rich copper in autumn. Not suitable for heavy or wet soil where Hornbeam is preferable. Shade tolerant. If a Beech hedge is trimmed in late summer, the leaves remain on better during the winter. Do not plant Beech in a frost pocket as it will get damaged.
HEDGE Retains copper foliage throughout the winter. Trim July or August. For hedges 3ft (90cm) upwards. Plant 9-18ins (23-45cm) apart or for a denser or stock-proof hedge plant in a staggered double row with 15ins (38cm) between rows and 18ins (45cm) between plants.
TREE 35ft x 20ft (11m x 6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 100ft (30m).

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 Sd 12-18ins
30-45 cm
0.950.470.400.35
 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.450.950.860.74
 Tr 3-4ft
90-120 cm
1.991.491.381.19
 Tr 4-5ft
125-150 cm
3.152.752.542.20
 CG10 8-16ins
20-45 cm
11.9511.2010.45
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BEECH, PURPLE (Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea). Picture Go to Top of Page

Native plant with superb foliage, deep purple leaves turning rich copper in autumn. Not suitable for heavy or wet soil. If a Beech hedge is trimmed in late summer, the leaves remain on better during the winter. Do not plant Beech in a frost pocket as it will get damaged.
HEDGE Retains copper foliage throughout the winter. Trim July or August. For hedges 3ft (90cm) upwards. Plant 9-18ins (23-45cm) apart or for a denser or stock-proof hedge plant in a staggered double row with 15ins (38cm) between rows and 18ins (45cm) between plants.
TREE 30ft x 20ft (9m x 6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 100ft (30m).

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 Sd 12-18ins
30-45 cm
1.751.251.160.99
 Tr 16-24ins
45-60 cm
2.351.851.721.49
 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
2.992.592.402.07
 Tr 3-4ft
90-120 cm
4.153.853.563.08



BERBERIS DARWINII. Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Dense colourful fast growing evergreen hedge with bright, shiny, very prickly holly-like, dark green leaves. New foliage tinged red turning green with age. Clothed in masses of rich orange flowers May to June, followed by edible blue barberries which are excellent in jams and preserves. Occasional flowers in autumn in mild weather. Shade tolerant.
HEDGE Trim after flowering. For hedges 4-7ft (1.2-2.1m). Plant 1.5-2ft (45-60cm) apart.
SHRUB 8ft x 10ft (2.4m x 3m).

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 Pg 8-12ins
20-30 cm
2.992.852.642.28



BERBERIS DARWINII COMPACTA. Picture Go to Top of Page

A new compact form of Berberis Darwinii with a very dense habit. Small, glossy, holly-like leaves on slightly angled stems. New foliage tinged red turning green with age. In spring it will be covered with rich orange flowers, then in autumn edible blue barberries. Occasional flowers in autumn in mild weather. Shade tolerant, evergreen.
HEDGE For hedges from 2-3ft (60-90cm), plant 1ft (30cm) apart. SHRUB 3ft x 3ft (90cm x 90cm).

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 Pg 6-8ins
15-20 cm
2.992.852.642.28



BERBERIS FRIKARTII TELSTAR. Go to Top of Page

Very dense, neat, prickly, vigorous, evergreen hedge with glossy, lance-shaped leaves, dark green above and silver underneath. Clusters of yellow flowers in spring followed in autumn by blue-black edible barberries. Will quickly make an impenetrable low barrier. Shade tolerant.
HEDGE Trim if necessary after flowering. For hedges 2-3ft (60-90cm). Plant 18ins (45cm) apart.
SHRUB 3ft x 3ft (90cm x 90cm).

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 Pg 4-6ins
10-15 cm
2.992.852.642.28



BERBERIS, GREEN (Berberis thunbergii). Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

Dense prickly deciduous hedge with masses of small yellow flowers in spring followed by bright red edible berries in autumn. Green leaves turn an unsurpassable brilliant red in autumn. Shade tolerant.
HEDGE Trim after flowering. For hedges 3-4ft (90-120cm). Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
SHRUB 4ft x 5ft (120cm x 150cm).

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 Tr 16-24ins
40-60 cm
1.751.251.160.99



BERBERIS, JULIANAE. Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Dense, upright, fast growing evergreen with long glossy heavily spined leaves, dark green above, pale green beneath. Masses of clusters of yellow, or sometimes red tinged flowers wreath the shoots in spring followed by edible, bloomy, blue-black egg-shaped fruits in autumn. Quickly forms an impenetrable hedge. Shade tolerant.
HEDGE Trim after flowering. For hedges 4-7ft (1.2-2.1m). Plant 1.5-2ft (45-60cm) apart.
SHRUB 10ft x 11ft (3m x 3.4m).

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 Pg 8-12ins
20-30 cm
2.892.692.482.15



BERBERIS, PURPLE (B. thunbergii atropurpurea). Picture Go to Top of Page

Compact, deciduous, prickly hedge with rich reddish-purple leaves turning vivid red in autumn. Small yellow flowers in spring followed by some edible red berries in autumn which are attractive to wildlife.
HEDGE Trim in winter. For hedges 3-5ft (0.9m-1.5m). Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
SHRUB 5ft x 6ft (1.5m x 1.8m).

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 Tr 16-24ins
40-60 cm
1.751.251.160.99



BERBERIS STENOPHYLLA. Picture Go to Top of Page

Prickly, dense, fast growing hedge with small, shiny, deep green leaves, blue-grey beneath, with masses of golden-yellow flowers on graceful arching branches April to May, followed by edible blue barberries in autumn which are attractive to wildlife. Occasional flowers in autumn in mild weather. Shade tolerant. Makes a graceful free standing shrub.
HEDGE Trim after flowering. For hedges 6-10ft (1.8-3m). Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
SHRUB 9ft x 11ft (2.7m x 3.4m).

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 Pg 8-12ins
20-30 cm
2.892.692.482.15



BIRCH, PAPER (Betula papyrifera) (Canoe Birch). Go to Top of Page

Striking, graceful, deciduous tree with outstanding gleaming white bark which peels away in large strips on mature trees. Attractive horizontal bands appear on the trunk as the tree ages. Large dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn.
TREE 25ft x 12ft (7.6m x 3.7m) in 20 years, ultimate height 90ft (27m).

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 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.751.251.160.99
 Tr 4-5ft
125-150 cm
2.191.691.561.35



BIRCH, SILVER (Betula pendula, B. verrucosa). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Graceful native deciduous tree of upright habit but with graceful drooping branchlets. Bark orange-red on young stems, soon changing to silver with distinctive black 'arrows'. Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Very hardy.
TREE 25ft x 10ft (7.6m x 3m) in 20 years, ultimate height 50ft (15m).

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 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.390.890.780.69
 Tr 4-5ft
125-150 cm
1.851.351.261.09
 CG10 16-24ins
40-60 cm
10.9510.259.45
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BIRCH, HIMALAYAN. Go to Top of Page

See Ornamental Trees section.



BIRCH, ERMANII. Go to Top of Page

See Ornamental Trees section.



BIRCH, YOUNG'S WEEPING SILVER BIRCH. Go to Top of Page

See Ornamental Trees section.



BLACKTHORN (Prunus spinosa) (Sloe). Picture Go to Top of Page

Dense, prickly, native, deciduous plant with new shoots finely downy becoming smooth by winter, purple in sun or green in shade. Many side shoots end with vicious thorns. Masses of snow-white flowers appear in March before the leaves. These are followed by sloes which turn from purple to black in autumn and remain intensely sour into the winter. Any soil, but will thrive on quite poor soil and also heavy soils.
HEDGE Trim as necessary. For hedges 3-10ft (0.9-3m). Plant 18ins (45cm) apart.
TREE/SHRUB 13ft x 10ft (4m x 3m) in 20 years, ultimate height 13ft (4m).

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 Sd 16-24ins
40-60 cm
0.950.450.380.34
 Sd 2-3ft
60-90 cm
0.990.530.460.38
 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.290.790.700.60
 Tr 3-4ft
90-120 cm
1.551.050.960.82
 CG10 1.5-2ft
40-60 cm
12.9512.1011.25
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BOX, COMMON (Buxus sempervirens). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Very dense small-leaved native evergreen, with dark green glossy, leathery leaves which give off an unusual sweet smell. Small tufty yellow flowers appear from late winter. Slow growing and shade tolerant. Box has traditionally been used for topiary work.
HEDGE Suitable for formal trimmed hedges. Trim August or September. For hedges 1-9ft (0.3-2.7m). Plant 9-15ins (23-38cm) apart.
TREE 10ft x 5ft (3m x 1.5m) in 20 years, ultimate height 30ft (9m).

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 Tr 6-8ins
15-20 cm
1.891.391.281.11
 Tr 8-12ins
20-30 cm
2.151.651.521.32
 Tr 12-18ins
30-40 cm
2.652.151.981.72
 Pg 6-8ins
15-20 cm
1.891.751.621.41
 Pg 8-12ins
20-30 cm
2.292.151.981.72



BOX, DWARF (Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Very dense small-leaved evergreen, with dark green glossy foliage slightly smaller than Common Box. Very slow growing and shade tolerant. Ideal edging shrub.
HEDGE Trim August or September. For hedges up to 2ft (60cm). Plant 4-6ins (10-15cm) apart.
SHRUB 3ft x 3ft (90cm x 90cm).

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 Pg 2-4ins
5-10 cm
1.991.851.721.49
 Pg 4-6ins
10-15 cm
2.592.392.201.91
 Pg 6-8ins
15-20 cm
3.252.992.762.39



BOX, FAULKNER (Buxus microphylla Faulkner). Picture Go to Top of Page

Similar to Common Box with the same attributes, but even denser habit with larger (1-2cm) very shiny green leaves. Excellent selection of Box which is very frost resistant.
HEDGE Suitable for formal trimmed hedges. Trim August or September. For hedges 2-5ft (60-150cm) plant 9-12ins (23-30cm) apart.
SHRUB 5ft x 5ft (150cm x 150cm) in 20 years, ultimate height 6ft (180cm).

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 Pg 6-8ins
15-20 cm
2.392.251.981.80



BOX, GREEN BALLOON (Buxus sempervirens Green Balloon). Go to Top of Page

See Ornamental Shrubs Section.



BOX, VARIEGATED (Buxus sempervirens Elegantissima). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

A most attractive variegated form of Common Box, having mid-green leaves with irregular creamy-white margins. Makes a very dense compact evergreen hedge or a neat specimen shrub.
HEDGE Suitable for formal trimmed hedges. Trim August or September. For hedges 1-4ft (30-120cm). Plant 9-15ins (23-38cm) apart.
SHRUB 4ft x 3ft (120cm x 90cm).

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 Pg 4-6ins
10-15 cm
2.992.792.582.23
 Pg 6-8ins
15-20 cm
3.993.753.462.99



BUCKTHORN, ALDER (Rhamnus frangula). Go to Top of Page

A large, bushy, native, deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, paler beneath, which turn red in autumn. Clusters of tiny green flowers in early to late summer. When bearing the half inch wide bunches of red fruits, which turn black in autumn, this shrub is very attractive. The fruits, though toxic to us, provide good food for birds. Any soil but likes marshy acidic ground. Its startling lemon-yellow timber, once provided the finest charcoal for gunpowder. The bitter sap is an irritant.
SHRUB 13ft x 8ft (4m x 2.4m).

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 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.490.990.900.77



BUCKTHORN, COMMON OR PURGING (Rhamnus cathartica). Picture Go to Top of Page

A large, dense, native deciduous shrub or small tree with spiny branches, which are attractive in autumn when laden with masses of shining red fruits that mature to black. The yellowish-green flowers borne in May attract Brimstone butterflies. Its glossy dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Tolerant of chalky soil.
SHRUB 15ft x 12ft (4.6m x 3.7m).

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 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.591.090.980.84



BUCKTHORN, SEA (Hippophae rhamnoides). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Fast growing native deciduous thorny plant, excellent by the sea. Slender silvery leaves, masses of persistent orange-yellow berries in autumn which stay on the bush all winter. Berries high in vitamin C and can be used in marmalade.
Can be very invasive if planted on or near sand dunes, so it should not be planted near such areas. Well drained soil.
 
We can supply:
a) Seed grown plants which will be a random mix of male and female.
b) Female plants (Hippophae rhamnoides Leikora) which bear masses of very large orange berries which in autumn contrast beautifully with the slim sliver foliage. These will need a male pollinator to produce berries.
c) Male plants (Hippophae rhamnoides Poolmix), these provide able pollen for pollination, but no berries
d) Mix of 1 male (H. r. Poolmix) to 5 female (H. r. Leikora) to give maximum berrying
HEDGE Trim in August. For hedges 5-8ft (1.5-2.4m). Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
SHRUB 8ft x 8ft (2.4m x 2.4m)

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 Tr 2-3ft
60-90 cm
1.751.251.160.99
 Tr Female 8-12ins
20-30 cm
4.994.654.253.72
 Tr Male 8-12ins
20-30 cm
4.994.654.253.72
 Tr Mix (1:5) 8-12ins
20-30 cm
4.994.654.253.72



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