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    Abies amabilis

    £2.15

    Pacific fir. A large evergreen tree from Western N.America, growing 6 m (20 ft) in 10 years. Has beautiful silvery-white bark when young and very resinous winter buds. The young shoot tips can be used to make a fragrant tea. The timber is valued for construction, joinery etc. Likes a moist acid soil and sun or part shade; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: CS4. Number of seeds: 15.

    10 in stock


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    Abies balsamea

    £2.15

    Balsam fir. A medium or large evergreen tree from the Northern parts of N.America. Has very resinous winter buds. Grows 4 m (13 ft) in 10 years. The shoot tips are used to make a tea, and a sweet gummy exudation from the trunk is edible. Resin from the buds is used medicinally and in scientific laboratories. Timber is valued for construction etc. Likes an acid site in sun or part shade; hardy to -35°C. Stratification: CS4. Number of seeds: 23.

    23 in stock


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    Abies grandis

    £2.15

    Grand fir. A very large, fast-growing evergreen tree from Western N.America, growing 5 m (16 ft) in 10 years. The fragrant young shoots are used to make a tea. The timber is valued for construction, joinery etc., and the young tops used as Xmas trees. Tolerates deep shade; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: CS4. Number of seeds: 40.

    8 in stock


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    Abies nobilis

    £2.15

    Noble fir. Large evergreen tree growing 50m (160 ft) high from the Western USA. Tops of young trees used as Xmas trees; timber valuable for construction etc. Likes an acid soil and tolerates deep shade when young. Hardy to -20°C. Stratification: CS4. Number of seeds: 15.

    15 in stock


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    Acer macrophyllum

    £2.15

    Oregon maple. A large tree from Western N.America. The dark shining green leaves turn a clear yellow in autumn, and the clusters of large yellow flowers and bristly fruits are very ornamental. A good producer of edible sap. The flower clusters are edible raw (sweet) and it is a good bee plant. Timber is used for joinery etc. Likes a moist position in sun or part shade; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: CS12. Number of seeds: 8.

    Out of stock


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    Acer negundo

    £2.15

    Box elder. A fast-growing, bushy-headed large North American tree, growing 5 m (16 ft) in 10 years. A source of edible sap and a good bee plant; the timber is used for joinery, cooperage etc. Likes sun or part shade; hardy to -40°C. Stratification: CS20. Number of seeds: 50.

    Out of stock


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    Acer rubrum

    £2.15

    Red maple. A North American large tree, whose foliage turns rich red and scarlet in autumn. A good producer of edible sap; also a bee plant and the source of a blue dye from its bark. Timber is used for furniture etc. Likes a moist, slightly acid soil in sun or part shade; hardy to -35°C. Stratification: CS4. Number of seeds: 40.

    Out of stock


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    Acer saccharum

    £2.15

    Sugar maple. The famous large tree from Eastern N.America, the sap of which is the source of commercial maple syrup. The foliage colours richly in the autumn. The dewinged seeds are edible if cooked and the tree is a bee plant. The timber is valued for joinery etc. Likes a moist, slightly acid soil in sun or part shade; hardy to -35°C. Stratification: CS13. Number of seeds: 12.

    26 in stock


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    Alnus cordata

    £2.15

    Italian Alder. A medium sized tree from Italy, fast growing and very wind-hardy. Tolerates much drier conditions than most alders and one of the best temperate Nitrogen-fixing species for drier areas. Excellent in windbreaks, growing 50-100 cm per year. A source of pollen for bees in March. The sap is edible (tapped and processed), while the timber is used for furniture, charcoal and gunpowder, clogs, water pumps, turnery etc. Give full sun or part shade. Hardy to -20°C and excellent in Britain. Stratification: CS8. Number of seeds: 50.

    15 in stock


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    Alnus glutinosa

    £2.15

    Common or European alder. The native British alder, a fast-growing large tree eventually reaching 25m (80 ft+). One of the best nitrogen-fixing species to use in damp or wet areas with good light. Excellent in hedges and windbreaks, with growth of 1m (3 ft) per year common for the first 10 years. Good source of pollen for honey and bumble bees in February and March. Several dyes are obtained from parts of the plant and the bark was used for tanning. The timber is traditionally used for charcoal and gunpowder, pumps and sluices, clogs and carving; furniture and plywood. Hardy to -30°C or more. Stratification: CS8. Number of seeds: 200.

    10 in stock


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    Alnus incana

    £2.15

    Grey alder. A fast-growing European large tree, growing 6 m (20 ft) in 10 years. Nitrogen-fixing like other alders. It is a good early bee plant and the leaves and bark are used medicinally. The wood is used for clogs, turnery, carving etc. Likes a moist site in sun or part shade; hardy to -40°C. Stratification: CS8. Number of seeds: 100.

    39 in stock


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    Alnus rubra

    £2.15

    Red alder. Another nitrogen-fixing, large, fast-growing tree which makes an excellent windbreak. The sap, buds and inner bark have all been eaten, the bark used for dyeing red, and the timber is used for furniture, turnery, clogs, canoes and to smoke fish. Likes a reasonably moist soil and sun or part shade; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: CS8. Number of seeds: 100.

    13 in stock