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Updated 25th Sep 2019

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Broadleaves

Holly - Ilex aquifolium

Native holly. Very hardy, good for exposed upland situations, hedges, shelterbelts or specimen trees. Very long lived. Berries much loved by birds (both male and female plants required for berries). Tolerates most soils except waterlogged ones.

6 year old trees in 25L pots, 80-125cm, €20 ea, 5 trees for €75

 

Miscellaneous 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 struggled. It makes an especially attractive tree with lovely autumn colours. Like many other water-tolerant conifers it is deciduous (looses needles in winter).

4yr trees in 12L pots 70-100cm €12 ea, 5 trees for €50

 

Pine trees

Pinus pinaster

Pinus pinaster, the Maritime pine. Native to the central and western Mediterrean and Atlantic seaboard of Europe as far north as Normandy. In the past much prized for its high quality turpentine oil (the oil is tapped by drilling into the tree). Large tree reaching 35-40m in favourable locations. A tough pine, very good in coastal exposure. In the UK hardy as far north as Edinburgh. Tolerant of very dry ground and will grow in almost pure sand.

Strong 6yr trees 150cm+ in 45L pots

Price: €25 ea, 5 trees €100.

Bulk offers: 20 trees €350, 40 trees: €600

 

Pinus pinea

Pinus pinea, the Mediterranean stone pine, grows well in Ireland and will produce the first nuts after 8-10 years. It is a tough hardy tree, slow growing with spreading habit, tolerant of frost to -15°C. Hardiness Zone 8. 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. For best results for nuts, plant a minimum of 5-6 trees.

4yr trees 50-70cm in 9L airpot

Price: €20 ea, 5 trees €75.

Bulk offers: 20 trees €260, 40 trees: €480

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 20 trees are collection only). Offer extended to 30th September

 

5yr trees 60-90cm in 25L airpot. Really strong trees with good side branches and excellent root development . Some of these trees have flowers this year. The first mature cones can be expected within 3-5 years. Very good value

Price: €40 ea, 5 trees €150, 10 trees €275

Bulk offer 20 trees: €500

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 6 trees are collection only). This offer is now closed

 

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 6 metres but more typically 2-3 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

4yr trees 25-35cm in 9L airpot. Very bushy

Price: €15 ea, 5 trees €60, 10 trees €110, 20 trees €200

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 10 trees are collection only). Offer now closed

 

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 45-70cm in 12L pot

Price: €15 ea, 5 trees €60, 10 trees €100

Bulk offers: 20 trees €180, 40 trees €360

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (small quantities are collection only). Offer extended to 30th September

 

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: €10 ea, 5 trees €45, 10 trees €80

Bulk offers: 25 trees 175, 50 trees €300

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (small quantities are collection only). Offer now closed

 

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.

4yr trees 20-30cm in 9L airpot.

Price: €15 ea, 5 trees €60, 10 trees €110, 20 trees €200

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 10 trees are collection only). Offer now closed