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 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.
With Christmas fast approaching, here’s a detailed look at Common holly or English holly (Holm, Hulver, Hulst)
As the autumn rain softens the ground and the plants start moving into dormancy, we can soon start to lift our native hedging from the nursery fields.
One of the most important subjects when planting trees is staking and tying. In the first growing season or two, trees need adequate support to allow successful establishment.
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…
Here’s our run down of our favourite trees suited to creating a beautiful natural screen. Some of the trees can also be grown as a smaller hedge, but we’ve focused on varieties that can get to the height required to reach above your garden fence and give you greater privacy. Each has Read more…
Whilst the abnormally wet January at the start of the year curtailed a lot of the scheduled tree planting, the weather has now relented.
Photinia is a hugely popular shrub, a common site in UK gardens. It’s easy to see why so many of us plan our gardens to include Photinia due to it’s versatile nature and striking red colour creating all year round interest.
One significant advantage of buying trees and hedging plants ‘bareroot’ is the low price, a bareroot tree can be less than a third of the price of a container grown plant.