Tree & Shrub Seeds

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    White-powdered, quite bitter blue fruits appear in late autumn and have a long list of culinary uses, most famous being in the preparation of Sloe Gin. Berries are lightly pricked and then steeped in gin and sugar for many months. The resulting liqueur is held in very high esteem and rarely lasts long in the bottle! One of the delights of the English countryside in early spring, sprays of white flowers appear in March and April, which are often mistaken for Hawthorn, or "May" which predictably May! ... Learn More



    This rarely-offered plant has striking, linear, purple-brown and white foliage. This slow-to-grow endemic shrub from South Island, Fiordland, the Southern Alps and northwest Nelson in New Zealand is more of less hardy, preferring montane to low alpine forest in damper regions mainly west of the Main Divide. ... Learn More



    Large fragrant nocturnal white flowers open on stems bearing enormous mature leaves which can reach a length and width of up to thirty five centimetres. Indeed, they can be used as actual dinner plates or as packaging and storage for wrapping materials inside. The leaves are also used as a primitive method of re-enforcing roofs and preventing leaks. The wood is flexible and durable and is often used for box making. Mostly planted as an ornamental or shade tree, the leaves, flowers, and wood thus all serve a large variety of functions. It is home to Southeast Asia, from India to Burma. ... Learn More



    This attractive, moderate-sized, evergreen tree flowers from March to May when its yellowish male flowers crowd into rounded axillary clusters, the female flowers being solitary,and greenish yellow. It has pendent branches and dark grey bark, with both bark and leaves being used as medicine, the leaves and fruits traditionally used as medicine for rheumatism. The fleshy fruit has a hard seed-containing stone within, which is strung into necklaces for putting on children, the belief being they ward off evil. The plant contains mustard oils as a chemical defence against herbivores and is widesread across SE Asia. ... Learn More



    The 'Firethorn' is possibly the most versatile shrub in the garden making an ideal climbing, specimen or screening plant, and it can be pruned robustly to any manageable size as required. This lovely golden-berried variant has evergreen foliage and fragrant white flowers in late spring, and is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Pyracantha seed requires at least three months of cold stratification in order to germinate. ... Learn More



    Collected on our 1994 Chile expedition, (RB 941010,) this shrubby and spiny unlikely verbena relative, with small, shiny evergreen leaves, produces clusters of smallish mauve bell-flowers in spring followed by most attractive violet berries in autumn. ... Learn More



    This is a very dwarf, bone hardy shrub, with large pink flowers up to two inches across and obovate leaves with bristly margins, growing in tundra and alpine areas of Alaska. In the wild, large sections of sea shores and mountain sides turn pink. ... Learn More



    One of the glories of the coastal redwoods forests of the north west USA, this evergreen rhododendron features clusters of large pink flowers ranging from deep rose to pale pink in late April through to June. It is one of the most spectacular wild shrubs in temperate woodland areas in the USA. ... Learn More



    Closely related to Kerria, this rarely encountered deciduous shrub is the only species in this (monotypic) genus. It has arching shoots and tapered, sharply toothed, deeply veined mid-green leaves, above which, in late spring and early summer, sizeable, four-petalled white flowers are produced from shoot tips, the large glossy black berries following later. ... Learn More



    "Stag's-horn Sumach". Velvety shoots produce large divided leaves turning brilliant purple and orange in autumn. Clusters of deepest red fruits are displayed on female plants. If cut back hard in spring, enormous leaves, up to three-feet long, are produced. ... Learn More



    Large bunches of fragrant, creamy-yellow pea flowers hang in an impressive cascade all around the attractive pinnate leaves of this rapidly growing tree. Native to southeastern North America, it is loved by many as an elegant ornamental of parks and city streets and has been widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe, Southern Africa and was introduced into Britain in 1636. Black locust is a major honey plant in the eastern US, and in France, is the source of the renowned acacia monofloral honey. ... Learn More



    The lovely "Dog Rose" is native to Europe, North West Africa and western Asia. It makes a perfect addition to a wild garden and is often used for hedging. The flowers are usually pale pink, but can vary from deep pink to white, maturing into an oval 1.5–2 cm red-orange fruit, or hip or hep! The flesh of the fruit is noted for its high vitamin C level, and is used to make syrup, tea and marmalade, and indeed it has been grown or encouraged in the wild for the production of vitamin C from its fruit (often as rose-hip syrup), especially during conditions of scarcity or during wartime. ... Learn More



    The normal wild "Dog Rose" is a very pretty plant with sweetly fragrant flowers opening over a long period until mid autumn. This unusually dwarf compact form form was discovered growing on the sea cliffs near to Newcastle in the UK. The flowers open to nearly twice the size of the usual form and have correspondingly increased levels of perfume. The bright red autumn heps, or seed pods, are also larger than normal. Seedlings may vary but expect some lovely forms. ... Learn More



    This rose is one of the only species worth growing from seed, all aspects being desirable. Thornless, purple-red stems of attractive grey leaves, and pale-centred, cerise pink flowers age to bunches of dark red hips. Superb as a bush, but magnificent as a standard. ... Learn More


  15. Rosa hugonis


    A gorgeous colour-break in roses gives us this superb specimen with long graceful branches wreathed in fern-like foliage, and dainty, soft fragrant lemon yellow petals alighting on thorny, ferny branches like butterflies. Blooming from May-June, it is not only stunning in spring, its foliage turns bright reddish orange in autumn and bears red-maroon round hips. It was originally found in the wild in Northern China and in the Korean peninsular where it is hardy to zone 5 , it is one of the most beautiful of the wild roses, both in and out of flower. Few seeds collected. ... Learn More


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