"My Belle de Boskoop apple tree arrived safe and well and I am delighted with it. It was very well protected for its journey and is now planted in the ground."
- Liz Heydon
Native to Britain, it grows wild on riversides and in damp, boggy places. Beautiful in February and March when it is covered in soft yellow catkins.
The lovely fresh apple green rounded leaves gives this easy going medium sized tree a good feel in any garden, introduced from Southern Italy about 1820.
A very adaptable and handsome tree, quick growing and very useful as a windbreak in tough conditions. It has leaves with a downy grey underside.
A rare and unusual medium sized Alder from the Sichuan region of China
A handsome medium-sized tree. One of the most attractive and graceful of its form with deeply and finely cut leaves.
Quite a charming tree with young shoots and foliage coloured yellow. Producing decorative catkins conspicuously red tinted.
Another very collectable and uncommon Alder makes a large and attractive tree catkins appear very early in the year often as early as January
Himalayan Alder, not commonly available, the Himalayan Alder makes a medium sized tree producing long catkins in the autumn (quite unusual), introduced about 1882.
A graceful tree from North America introduced in about 1880, with masses of decorative catkins in March. Can be used effectively as a windbreak or makes a fine individual specimen. Very fast growing.
The 'Sitka alder'. Makes a small tree or large shrub with attractively thin, broad, double-toothed leaves. The conspicuous male catkins are up to 23cm long and hang in great profusion. Whilst its bark is striking metallic-grey.
Another for the collector, a fast growing tree of garden hybrid origin. Purplish young foliage in spring and exceptionally beautiful catkin display
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