Plant Guides and Advice

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…

Top 10 Screening Trees

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…

Photinia 'Red Robin' Planting Guide Information

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.

Person holding a selection of bareroot hedge plants

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.