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Updated 23rd January 2017

Please note that all offers are subject to availability

Medlar offer

Medlar Nottingham. 3yr trees (worth 26). Free tree with all orders over 200

Bulk offer: 10 3yr trees 130

 

Pear Concorde and Conference Offer

On Quince C rootstock. Bulk offer: 10 3yr trees 160

 

Pinenut offers

Pinus pinea

Pinus pinea, the Medierranean stone pine, grows well in Ireland and will produce the first nuts after 8-10 years. It is a tough hardy tree, tolerant of frost to -15°C. It will grow in any well-drained soil. Very good in coastal locations. This is by far the best choice of pinenut tree for Ireland. Slow growing with spreading habit. Also valuable for fuel. For best results for nuts, plant a minimum of 3-4 trees. Hardiness Zone 8

4yr trees 50-70cm in 9L airpot. Really nice trees with good side branches and excellent root development

Price: €20 ea, 4 or more €15 ea

Bulk offer 50 trees: 500

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 12 trees are collection only)

 

3yr trees 30-50cm in 3L airpot. Strong plants.

Price: €10 ea, 4 or more €8 ea

Bulk offer 50 trees: 250

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 25 trees are collection only)

 

 

Pinus cembra

Pinus cembra , the Arolla stone pine, is native to the Alps and Carpathians, where it grows at a higher altitude than any other conifer. It is a very tough tree, capable of thriving in barren stony soil. In its harsh native environment it can take decades to reach nut-bearing age but when cultivated the first nuts appear at about 15 years. Requires well-drained soil. Slow growing, eventually reaching ten to twenty metres. Hardiness Zone 5. For best results, plant more than one tree.

3yr trees 15-25cm in 3L airpot. Strong plants.

Price: €6 ea, 4 or more €5 ea

Bulk offer 50 trees: 200

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 25 trees are collection only)

 

Pinus pumila

Pinus pumila, the dwarf Siberian pine, is native to the Russian Pacific coast, Northern Japan and parts of Korea and China. Closely related to Pinus koraiensis and Pinus siberica. It forms a dwarf tree or large shrub, occasionally reaching six metres. Compared to other pinenuts, the nuts are very small. In Siberia and parts of Japan the nuts are harvested for their oil. Of the pinenut trees offered here, the most suitable for really tough situations. Very suited to mass-planting in harsh coastal or upland environments. Compared to its subalpine relatives, grows relatively quickly in Ireland and could be used for as a nurse tree for other low growing species. Hardiness Zone 5

3yr trees 12-20cm in 3L airpot. Very bushy.

Price: €6 ea, 4 or more €5 ea

Bulk offer 50 trees: 200

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 25 trees are collection only)

 

Other Conifers

Metasequoia glyptosroboides - Dawn Redwood

Native to the Hubei province in east central China. Found in fossil reamins by Victorian archaeologists in fossil remains but long thought to be extinct. Live trees were first discovered in Hubei and Sichuan in China in 1941. By Norther American redwood standards the Dawn Redwood is the considered small but here 'small' is a relative term as trees frequently grow to 40-45m, with the tallest reaching 60m. The first Dawn Redwood trees were planted in Europe in the late 1940s and the 50s and some of these trees have now reached 35m or more (the tallest - in Germany - was 39m in 2013). In Ireland the maximum height attainable is likely to be about 30m. There is a large specimen at Birr Castle.

The Dawn Redwood does best on damp sites and will tolerate waterlogged and boggy conditions. In the past many growers made the mistake of planting it on dry ground, where it struggles. It makes an especially attractive tree with lovely autumn colours and like the Chinese Swamp Cypress above is deciduous.

3yr trees 30-50cm in 3L airpot. Strong plants.

Price: €10 ea, 4 or more €8 ea

Bulk offer 50 trees: 250

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 25 trees are collection only)

 

Fruit Trees

Mirabelles

3yr trees on St Julien A rootstock (semi vigorous)

Ruby                               
The largest of the mirabelles with peach-like flavour and red flesh. Upright in habit. Mid-late September. Partially self fertile. V
ery disease resistant. Self fertile but crops better with a pollinator (for example de Nancy)

Price: €13.50 ea, 4 or more €10 ea

de Nancy                                                  
Yellow orange with green tinges. Small fruit. Very hardy. France 16th century. Mid to late September.
Self fertile but crops better with a pollinator (for example Ruby)

Price: €20 ea, 4 or more €15 ea

Mirabelle collection. 2 x Ruby and 2 x de Nancy €50

Mirabelles are collection-only