Gardening with Jo: Trees for a purpose

We are frequently questioned for trees that display or minimize out sounds, and have come up with the adhering to checklist, to ideally deal with the main situation our consumers come upon. We assume of this as ‘trees for a reason’, or to in good shape a reason

Screening & privateness

Portuguese Laurel or Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia is a superb plant for so several works by using. It has dim environmentally friendly, extensive and somewhat pointed leaves on prosperous crimson stems, extremely like the colours of the Portuguese flag! it is native to Southern France, Northern Spain and Portugal.

As properly as remaining a extremely common alternative for hedging, it is also an ideal species for developing as larger pieces of topiary or as a common tree. It’s a truly practical tree to make privateness higher than a wall or hedge that grows the natural way into a spherical shape and grows perfectly with very little troubles.

The Lollipop formed trees can be developed in pots or planters as nicely as in the open up floor and can build gorgeous big specimens with the right sum of pruning. We like them clipped into dome shapes about time which produces a amazing formal look, reminiscent of Victorian estate gardens.

Seaside & coastal web-sites

Quercus Ilex makes a sturdy and durable barrier, it is hardy and thrives in all very well-drained soils. It is acceptable for coastal parts, tolerates shade and copes well with air pollution. It also has a medium expansion level (20 – 30 cm/yr) which responds very well to trimming.

A large tree with attractive, corrugated bark and leathery evergreen leaves, it takes its name from Ilex which is the Latin name for holly. The leaves are glossy, dark eco-friendly higher than and pale whitish-grey with dense quick hairs beneath. Developing edible acorns in autumn, it is slow developing and tolerant of typical pruning, and when still left to build in a natural way, will at some point type a pretty big tree.

Fagus Sylvatica, or Beech, both in tree or hedge sort, is a well-known but glorious sight all around the place and is an really smart solution for a hedge and windbreak. It is semi-evergreen with its placing autumn / wintertime colors and also as a tree has the included gain of offering some protection in the winter season months without the need of the selling price tag of the evergreen alternatives. It is, however, slow expanding so unless of course you are quite patient then we would endorse a somewhat larger dimension.

Windy & exposed web-sites

Alnus Cordata or Italian Alder is a massive, vigorous deciduous tree with rounded inexperienced leaves and extensive, up to 10cm, catkins. Its a fantastic tree for a shelter belt and isn’t significantly fussy as to its soil. The Italian Alder grows in surplus of 12metres high in eventual top and can choose an exposed placement.


Cotoneaster Cornubia is a vigorous, semi-evergreen tree or shrub. It can be grown as a hedge display or as a tree. It grows to all-around 7 metres tall and delivers calendar year round curiosity, dim inexperienced leaves, white clusters of bouquets at mid summer months and masses of purple berries in autumn when the leaves convert yellow. This is also a superb tree for screening.

Pyracantha Purple Coumn / Pink Firethorn makes a dense and spiny evergreen hedge with bunches of smaller white flowers in summer time and a spectacular clearly show of spherical purple berries in autumn. Cherished by birds, it’s upright practice can make it excellent as a hedge, or for coaching from a wall. It is quick growing so will include fairly quickly to an eventual top of close to 8-9 feet, spreading even wider.

Seem Barrier

Pinus Sylvestris, or Scotch Pine, have been grown in our fields in Caragh, creating them potent and bulky. Their needled blue environmentally friendly foliage and orange burnt purple bark would make a lovely contrast.

The trunk is quickly recognisable with a rugged texture, turning reddish brown in close proximity to the leading as it matures. Elevated higher than a tall trunk sits the bushy, upright crown that is host to dozens of grey-brown pine cones creating from the female flowers. With a experienced height in surplus of 10metres, this conifer is suited to large gardens or woodland configurations. For a little yard, you could want to look at our other Pine trees. The progress level of Pinus Sylvestris is fairly speedy for a conifer generating it perfect for a sound barrier, screening and as a boundary tree.

Thuja Plicatta, or Western Red Cedar, is equivalent wanting to Leylandii but not fairly as fast expanding so less difficult to keep. Thuja have thick, olive environmentally friendly foliage that results in an excellent audio barrier as properly as a dense privacy display screen.

Big websites

Quercus Robur, or Irish Oak, is a incredibly rugged and extremely handsome deciduous tree providing a abundant habitat for other plants and important supply of foodstuff for wildlife. It finally gets a big tree with a wide head of spectacularly spreading branches crammed with smaller clusters of catkins each spring. Masses of acorns follow in attractive autumn tints of bright yellow and russet brown. Suitable for much larger gardens and open spaces.

Tilia Greenspire is a modest-leaved lime wide variety. It is an upright, neatly round-headed tree that produces sweet scented bouquets in spring. With heart-formed glossy green leaves with a pale underside, its a great quickly growing option for urban configurations

Prunus Avium – the Wild Cherry is just one of the great glories of the woodland in spring, and makes an excellent specimen tree. Its exclusive spreading branches are laden with masses of bowl-shaped white flowers in April and May, and its autumn overall performance is no fewer impressive when the leaves transform fiery pink and orange. With shining reddish-brown bark and a broadly conical shape, this tree has a ton to give in winter season as well.

Tiny web site

Prunus Yoshimo is an suitable tiny yard tree that is large spreading. The Yoshimo cherry (cultivated for hundreds of years in Yoshimo, Japan and launched to Europe and America in 1902) is now one particular of the most well-known flowering cherries throughout the world. It has delicate, solitary white, in some cases blush, bouquets in March-April that have a delicate, almond-like scent and emerge in a cloud of well packed clusters.


Salix Babylonica, or Weeping Willows are also very well recognised to appreciate wet soil and are 1 of those tree species that have captured the creativeness of artists down as a result of the generations. Upcoming to rivers and lakes, they generate these types of a focal place. In the wintertime landscape the Weeping Willows keep on being unique because of to their dazzling drooping orange twigs, contrasting in opposition to the dim bark of the trunks. As the times lengthen to spring, that orange color turns a stunning limey environmentally friendly.

Willows are surprisingly rapidly growing, and create into a big tree more than time. They have to have loads of home as their spread is large way too, somewhere around 10metres tall and just as extensive.

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