UK Native Trees normally available at the Garden Centre

Alnus Glutinosa

Common Alder. A pioneer, which likes damp places such as marshes, riversides, lakesides, and wet woods. Used to be coppiced for the gunpowder industry. A conical tree with glossy dark green leaves. Pendent yellow-brown male catkins open before the leaves. Max Height 25m. Max Spread 10m. Flowers January to March. Full Sun. Hardy.

betu pubescens

Downy Birch. This lovely tree grows well on damp soils. It is a native to the Isle of Skye . Conical tree with pendulous branches, downy stems and peeling white bark. Diamond-shaped dark green leaves turn yellow in Autumn. Height 20m. Spread 10m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Border,

corylus avellana

Hazel. An upright tree-like shrub with heart-shaped green leaves. Bears yellow catkins late winter early spring. Produces edible hazelnuts. Height 5m. Spread 5m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Woodland

crataegus monogyna

May,Common Hawthorn,Quickthorn. A rounded thorny tree with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant white flowers, followed by glossy red fruit. Height 10m. Spread 8m. Flower Colour White. Flowers April to May. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Fruit colour Red. Fruits June. Deciduous. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Woodland and Hedging.

fagus sylvatica

Common Beech. A British native tree with wavy margined leaves, pale at first, turning glossy dark green, then yellow to orange-brown in autumn. Height 25m. Spread 15m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Deciduous. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Woodland and Hedging.

pinus sylvestris

Scots Pine. A tall conical to columnar conifer with blue-green, twisted needle-like, leaves. Produces green cones ripening brown. Height 15m, 30m. Spread 6m, 9m. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage colour Blue, Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Specimen, Woodland

populus tremula

Common Aspen. A spreading tree, native to Skye, with dark green, toothed leaves, bronze when young, turning yellow in autumn. Catkins in early spring. Fast Growing Height 20m. Spread 10m. Aspect Full Sun. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Woodland

Prunus avium

Wild Cherry. This lovely tree is also known by its old country name of Gean. The spring flowers are a lovely pale pink and attract bees. A spreading tree with bronze leaves when young. Red fruit. Good autumn colour. Height 20m. Spread 10m. Flower colour White. Aspect Full Sun. Flowers April, May. Fruit colour Red. Fruits May. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green.

prunus padus

Bird Cherry. A spreading tree with dark green leaves that turn red or yellow in autumn. Pretty cup-shaped white flowers in late spring followed by glossy blue-black fruit. Height 15m. Spread 10m. Flower colour White. Aspect Full Sun. Flowers April, May. Fruit colour Blue, Black. Fruits June. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Specimen.

Quercus petraea

Sessile Oak. A spreading tree, native to Skye, with ridged grey bark and yellow-stalked, dark green leaves. Produces acorns. Fast Growing Height 30m. Spread 25m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Flowers May, June. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Specimen

sorbus aucuparia

Mountain Ash, Rowan. Seen all over Skye. A rounded tree with greyish downy winter buds that open to dark green leaves, turning red or yellow in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in late spring are followed by orange-red berries. Height 15m. Spread 7m. Flower colour White. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Flowers April, May. Fruit colour Orange, Red. Fruits June. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Specimen

viburnum opulus

Guelder Rose. A British native shrub with dark green leaves turning red in autumn. Small white flowers from late spring to early summer, followed by fleshy bright red fruit. Fast Growing Height 5m. Spread 4m. Flower colour White. Flowers May, June. Fruit colour Red. Fruits July. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Hedging, Border