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I have a property on the west coast of Scotland and would like to add some trees to the garden not only for garden interest but also to attract birds. I am considering the Olympic Flame Rowan for a particularly exposed spot and a Weeping Birch for a slightly less exposed spot.
I am also considering investing in mature trees (average 3m delivered) , but as they are VERY expensive I am wary incase it turns out to be a costly mistake.
Would welcome any advice on suitable trees, and whether I should just stick with smaller 12 ltr potted stock.
I also noted from comments a few years ago that people had mentioned Maples which I love, but I thought they would be too fragile for an exposed garden - again would welcome your thoughts.
Some suggestions I would have would be a beach tree hedge, they can be planted quite close together, can be kept trimmed to your choice of height, would,have good protection, would have a lovely coverage for the birdies and have lovely autumnal colours. Willow trees would would be a good choice as well, cuttings very easily taken from a mature tree and stuck in the ground. I have done this, many bits will not take but when they so they come on quickly. Off to have google to see what else I can come up with. Back in a bit....
Found this website, you may get ideas from it. You can buy bare rooted or potted. Good luck.
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