Native British Shrubs

Container grown shrubs, UK sourced

We grow a wide selection of native British shrubs, focussing on those that support the greatest level of biodiversity. In addition to hedgerow and fruit species, we grow a number of rarer species of high conservation value and species found in most habitat types. All our shrubs are sourced from natural sites within the UK (mostly within Wales) and are container grown, therefore can be planted any time of the year.

Cornus sanguinea

Dogwood
2 Litre Pots
850 in stock
£8.99

Dogwood is a small broad-leaved shrub, usually grown for its shining black berries and striking red stems in the winter, when the leaves have fallen. The creamy white flowers appear in the spring and it is a very hardy shrub that will grow well in moist soils, even when sunlight and water are in short supply.

Habitats
Hedgerow/Wood
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Full Height
10 Meters
Hedgerow/Wood

A light pruning or shaping can be carried out in the autumn or early spring.

An excellent source of food and shelter for small birds and mammals. Dogwood flowers provide food for many species of insect and the berries are eaten by small mammals and birds.

For hedging plant at 2 pots per metre. Please take into account the final size your tree or shrub will grow to and be aware of your surrounding buildings.

Common Name:
Dogwood
Scientific Name:
Cornus sanguinea
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
dogwood family
Family Scientific Name:
Cornaceae

Cytisus scoparius

Broom
2 Litre Pots
550 in stock
£8.99

Broom is an erect deciduous, spineless shrub that produces an abundance of golden yellow pea-like flowers. Broom is often grown for the spring flowers which have vanilla-like scent. Broom enjoys sunny, well drained, sandy soils. During the summer, the hairy black seed pods can produce an audible cracking sound as they explode in the sunshine.

Habitats
Heath
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Full Height
2-3 Meters
Heath

A light pruning or shaping can be carried out after the flowers have fallen.

An excellent source of food for pollinator species.

3 pots per metre. This shrub can be grown as a mixed hedge species with other plants such as Hawthorn and Wild Privet, though is not not a very long-lived species. Please take into account the final size your tree or shrub will grow to and be aware of your surrounding buildings.

Common Name:
Broom
Scientific Name:
Cytisus scoparius
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
vetch and pea family
Family Scientific Name:
Fabaceae

Ligustrum vulgare

Wild Privet
5 Litre Pots
300 in stock
£15.00

Wild Privet is a native semi-evergreen shrub, that loses its leaves in frosty conditions. This shrub is often planted to provide cover, is shade tolerant and thrives in poor soils with fairly good drainage. It does not like water logged ground during winter months.

Habitats
Dry/Calc spp
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Full Height
1-4 Meters
Dry/Calc spp

A light pruning or shaping can be carried out in the autumn or early spring. Note that Wild Privet may drop its leaves when transplanted, but does recover well.

An excellent all-round shrub for wildlife. Pollinators love the heavily scented creamy white flowers in the spring time, whereas birds use this shrub for nesting, whilst enjoying the black berries in the autumn. The caterpillars of the spectacular Privet Hawk-moth feed on the leaves.

2 pots per metre. This shrub can be grown as a mixed hedge species with other plants such as Hawthorn. Please take into account the final size your tree or shrub will grow to and be aware of your surrounding buildings.

Common Name:
Wild Privet
Scientific Name:
Ligustrum vulgare
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
olive and allies
Family Scientific Name:
Oleaceae

Crataegus monogyna

Hawthorn
2 Litre Pots
60 in stock
£8.00

Hawthorn is a vigorous, dense thorny shrub that provides excellent security when used as a hedging plant, but more importantly provides an abundance of blossom during May which attracts many invertebrate pollinators.

Habitats
Hedgerow/Wood
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Full Height
20 metres
Hedgerow/Wood

Alder thrives in wet poor soil and if desired can be pruned during winter or early spring.

An excellent source of food and shelter for small birds and mammals. Hawthorn is said to provide food for 150 species of insect. It is also regularly planted as a food plant for Dormice. An abundance of berries is produced in the autumn, which are a favourite of winter thrushes

2 plants per metre. Please take into account the final size your tree or shrub will grow to and be aware of your surrounding buildings.

Common Name:
Hawthorn
Scientific Name:
Crataegus monogyna
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
rose family
Family Scientific Name:
Rosaceae

Frangula alnus

Alder Buckthorn
Habitats
Hedgerow/Wood
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Star Rating
3
Common Name:
Alder Buckthorn
Scientific Name:
Frangula alnus
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
buckthorn family
Family Scientific Name:
Rhamnaceae

Euonymus europaeus

Spindle
Habitats
Hedgerow/Wood
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Common Name:
Spindle
Scientific Name:
Euonymus europaeus
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
spindle family
Family Scientific Name:
Celastraceae

Malva arborea

Tree Mallow

Tree-mallow is a native biennial growing 100-300 cm in height and produces pink-purple flowers between July and September.

Longevity
Biennial
Habitats
Dry/Calc spp
Soil Moisture
Dry-Moist
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Star Rating
3
Height
100 - 300cm
Flowering
Jul - Sep
Common Name:
Tree Mallow
Scientific Name:
Malva arborea
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
mallow family
Family Scientific Name:
Malvaceae

Rhamnus cathartica

Purging Buckthorn
2 Litre Pots
400 in stock
£8.99

Purging Buckthorn is a hardy, deciduous native shrub/small tree. It has dark green leaves that can be trimmed to form a good dense hedgerow. It likes well drained soils, full sun, or shade. Purging Buckthorn will grow well in coastal locations and will tolerate chalky soils, but does not like water logged conditions. The flowers of this shrub are quite insignificant, but still attract are large number of pollinator species. The black berries are striking in the autumn against the yellow colour of the leaves. Purging Buckthorn gained its name from the laxative effect its berries induce when eaten.

Habitats
Hedgerow/Wood
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Full Height
10 Meters
Hedgerow/Wood

A light pruning or shaping can be carried out in the autumn or early spring if desired.

Purging Buckthorn is one of the main foodplants of the Brimstone butterfly. The small flowers provide an excellent food source for pollinators and the dense vegetation provide nesting sites for small birds.

3 pots per metre. Please take into account the final size your tree or shrub will grow to and be aware of your surrounding buildings.

Common Name:
Purging Buckthorn
Scientific Name:
Rhamnus cathartica
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
buckthorn family
Family Scientific Name:
Rhamnacea

Rosa spinosissima

Burnet-rose
Habitats
Dry/Calc spp
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Common Name:
Burnet-rose
Scientific Name:
Rosa spinosissima
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
rose family
Family Scientific Name:
Rosaceae

Viburnum lantana

Wayfaring Tree
Habitats
Dry/Calc spp
Provenance
Glamorgan
Status1
Native
Common Name:
Wayfaring Tree
Scientific Name:
Viburnum lantana
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family Vernacular:
elder and allies
Family Scientific Name:
Adoxaceae