Plant Guides and Advice

Tree Terminology

Sometimes it can be very confusing to hear various terms referring to trees and plants when trying to decide which size, type or species you actually require. We have tried to simplify this procedure with our descriptions listed below.

Close up of folaige and a 3m tall Cupressocyparis Leylandii, Leyland Cypress.

Leylandii is a conifer which is a cross between C. Nootkatensis and C. Macrocarpa. The result is one of the most widely planted trees or hedging in the UK over the last 50 years. 

Photinia plants

Photinia is a genus of between 50 and 60 species of small trees and shrubs, mostly evergreen and almost always with shiny foliage. The name Photinia is widely used as the common name, but in earlier times ‘Christmas berry’ was often applied.

Planting Trees - Don't dig too deep

As we once again approach the tree planting season, it is worth revisiting some important points when planting trees.   A common problem is planting too deep. We are all concerned that the roots are well covered with soil when we have finished planting, but this often leads to a Read more…