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Updated 9th September 2018

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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: €10 ea, 5 or more €8 ea

Bulk offer 20 trees: 140

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

 

 

Quercus ilex (Holm oak) offer

3yr plants in 7L pots. 25-40cm. Will produce edible acorns at about 10 years. Very tough and hardy, suitable for seaside exposure. Can be grown as a hedge. 10 trees 50; 20 trees 80; 50 trees 175. Offer closes 31st October

 

Holly

Native to Ireland, makes an attractive hedge or stand-alone tree, with the familiar red berries in winter. Very tough and suitable for most soils.

4yr plants 50-75cm in 12L pots, €9 ea, 5 trees €40, 10 trees €65

6yr plants 80-130cm in 25L pots, €17.50 ea, 5 trees €70, 10 trees €120

6yr plants, female (in berry), 80-130cm in 25L pots. Excellent Christmas present. €25 ea, 5 trees €100

Offers close 31st October

 

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 .

3yr trees 25-40cm in 7L pot.

Price: €7 ea, 4 trees €25, 10 trees €50

Bulk offers: 25 trees 100, 50 trees €175

Prices exclusive of delivery (small quantities are collection only) Offers close 30th September

 

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. Quite fast growing tree but requires a sheltered situation to do well.

3yr trees 40-60cm in 7L pot

Price: €7 ea, 4 trees €25, 10 trees €50

Bulk offers: 25 trees €100, 50 trees €175

Prices exclusive of delivery (small quantities are collection only) Offers close 30th September