Native British trees grown in the Cotswold hills

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Alder tree (Alnus glutinosa) pot grown – Free delivery

Alder (Alnus glutinosa) tree in a pot

Alder trees provide a fast growing screening with attractive catkins in spring.

Growing in a  tall pyramid shape, Alder provides a habitat for over 280 insect species.  Early spring catkins blossom between February and April and  the tiny, cone-like fruits resemble pinecones.

Alder’s dark green leaves are racquet-shaped and leathery

Tolerates most conditions and soils and Alder is especially at home in damp areas.

Long lived tree (up to 250 years) and will grow up to 20 meters at maturity

Features

  • Supplied in a container pot
  • 30-60cm or 60-90cm tall tree in a 2 litre pot
  • Grown in peat free compost
  • Package includes planting instructions
  • Free courier delivery

English Oak tree (Quercus robur) pot grown – Free delivery

English Oak (Quercus robur) tree in a pot

Quercus Robur is a magnificent deciduous tree which as it matures will form a broad and spreading crown with sturdy branches beneath.  Oaks are not for the smaller spaces, reaching 30-40m tall at maturity and a canopy as broad as it is high.  English Oaks support more life than any other native tree species in the UK; even its fallen leaves support biodiversity.

Features

  • Supplied in a container pot
  • 30-60 or 60-90cm tall tree in a 2 litre pot and supplied with cane
  • Package includes planting instructions
  • Free courier delivery

Hazel tree (Corylus avellana) pot grown – Free delivery

Hazel (Corylus avellana) tree in a pot

Hazel are wildlife friendly compact trees with dense foliage and a hazelnut crop.

An excellent tree for supporting biodiversity, Hazel is known to support over 250 insect species plus birds and small mammals.

Early spring brings catkins, resembling lambs tails, followed by hazelnuts in late summer.  Features smooth, grey-brown, bark and soft hairy leaves.

Hazel prefers moist but not waterlogged soils and an open spot rather than too much shade.  Responds well to being cut back, allowing height to be controlled and can be coppiced.

Legend has it that Hazel is as a magical tree that provides protection.

Compact bushy tree growing to a maximum height of 10m, but can be pruned back hard to control height.

Features

  • Supplied in a container pot
  • 30-60cm or 60-90cm tall tree in a 2 litre pot
  • Grown in peat free compost
  • Package includes planting instructions
  • Free courier delivery

Spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus) pot grown – Free delivery

Spindle (Euonymus europaeus) tree in a pot

Spindle are compact  trees with striking pink and orange flowers in late summer.

Spindle is popular with many birds, drawn to its nectar rich flowers in spring and the delicate popcorn like orange and pink fruits in autumn.

Fairly shade tolerant and grows well on most free draining soils.  Thrives on limestone and chalky soils.

The spindle tree can also be considered a shrub, not reaching much taller than 5 meters.

Leaves and fruit are toxic for humans

Features

  • Supplied in a container pot
  • 30-60cm or 60-90cm tall tree in a 2 litre pot
  • Grown in peat free compost
  • Package includes planting instructions
  • Free courier delivery

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