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Updated 24th April 2019

 

For barerooted fruit and nut tree special offers click here

For container-grown nut and berry special offers click here

For seed and germinated seed special offers click here

For plant pot and sundries special offers click here

For non-horticultural special offers click here

 

Please note that all offers are subject to availability

Barerooted trees

 

Betula pubescens - Downy Birch

Native to Ireland. Medium sized tree, typical maximum height 15-20m. Tougher than silver birch, suitable for exposed upland areas, quite good on dry acid soils.

2yr trees 80-120cm. 25 trees €20

 

Prunus avium - Wild Cherry

Native tree. Very hardy and will grow in most well drained soils. Makes medium to large tree. Attractive flowers, important bee tree, good for birds.

2 yr trees 60-100 cm. 25 trees €20, 50 trees €30

 

 

 

Container grown trees

Pinus wallichiana (syn P.griffithi) - Blue Pine

Native to the Himalayan mountains from Arunachal Pradesh in northern India westwards into Afghanistan. Medium to large tree reaching 35m in favourable native locations. The likely maximum height in Ireland is 20-25m. As the name suggests, the blue pine has distinctive and highly fragrant foliage varying in colour from light green to green- blue, occasionally bright blue. This beautiful tree is regarded as one of the most ornamental of all the pines. It produces a small nut which has potential for nut oil. Quite fast growing tree but requires a sheltered situation to do well.

4yr trees 40-60cm in 12L pot

Price: €10 ea, 5 trees €40, 10 trees €75

Bulk offers: 25 trees €150, 50 trees €250

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (small quantities are collection only). Offer closes 31st May

 

Pinus peuce - Macedonian Pine

Native to Albania, Macedonia, southwest Bulgaria and northern Greece. Medium to large tree typical maximum height 20-30m. A slow growing and very tough pine, sometimes used as a shelter tree for other species though rarely planted in Ireland. Tolerant of a wide range of soils including acid peat and shallow limestone soils. Good in exposed situations, including coastal areas. Also tolerant of cold sites, including frost pockets. Produces a small nut with potential for nut oil.

4yr trees 25-40cm in 7L pot.

Price: €9 ea, 5 trees €35, 10 trees €60

Bulk offers: 25 trees 125, 50 trees €225

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (small quantities are collection only) Offer closes 31st May

 

Holm oaks (Quercus ilex)

This is the evergreen oak native to Mediterranean countries. The acorns have a long history of being used for food. Will produce first acorns at about 10 years. Very tough, excellent for seaside exposure. Can be grown as a hedge.

Rootballed Holm oak offer

3yr rootballed plants 18-25cm. 10 trees 30, 50 trees 125. Very good value.

Unless part of a larger order for pallet crate delivery, collection only. Offer closes 31st May

 

Container grown Holm oak offer

3yr plants in 7L pots. 25-40cm. 10 trees 50

Unless part of a larger order for pallet crate delivery, collection only. Offer closed

 

 

Glyptostrobus pensilis - Chinese Swamp Cypress

Rare conifer, native to southeast China where it grows into an attractive small to medium sized tree, typical maximum height 15-20m. Thrives in wet conditions. In its native habitat it can be found growing in standing water. Often planted in China to stablise river banks. Considered hardy to Zone 8, hardiest in wet locations. Partly deciduous (loses older needles in the autumn). The foliage has a pleasant fragrant smell, most intense on warm sunny days.

The Chinese swamp cypress has no history of being grown in Ireland but our research indicates it has great potential, particularly on waterlogged peaty inland sites, flood plains and low lying river banks. The trees offered are raised from seed at our nursery in Westport. Staking recommended for first 2 years. Note, once existing stock is sold Glyptostrobus will not be available again until 2020/21. 2yr containerised trees normally sell at 10-15 ea.

2yr seedling barerooted trees 50-100cm (mainly 70cm+). Bundles of 50+ trees €100

Smaller trees, mixed sizes 40-70cm. Bundles of 50+ trees €50.

Offer now closed

 

Metasequoia glyptosroboides - Dawn Redwood

Native to the Hubei province in east central China and found in fossil remains by Victorian archaeologists in fossil remains but long thought to be extinct. Live trees were discovered in Hubei and Sichuan provinces in 1941. By Northern 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 early 50s and some of these trees have 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 is deciduous.

3yr trees 60-90cm in 12L pot.

Price: €12 ea, 5 or more €10 ea

Unless part of a larger order for pallet crate delivery, collection only. Offer now closed