Garden Wildplants
             Garden Wildplants
Woody wildplants
 
Annual and perennial flowers may be the most popular plants in many gardens, but it is the woody plants - shrubs, trees and climbers, that provide so much of a garden's character and micro-habitats, and really come into their own in the winter.
 
There are a good number of native woody plants that deserve a place in your garden.  Large trees are not practical for many gardeners, so we are not covering them here, unless - as with beech and hornbeam - they are useful in hedges.  Instead we are focussing on a few garden-worthy small native trees and hedgerow shrubs that are worth consideration.
 
We have grouped species into small trees, hedge plants and climbers - with some species appearing in more than one category.
 
Because woody plants take some time to come to maturity - and take up space - it is important to think hard and make an informed choice before buying and planting in your garden.  You may have to live with your decision for a number of years!
                 Hawthorn berries                              Ivy flower                              Blackthorn flowering
 
 
 
Page written and compiled by Steve Head
       Garden Wildplants
             Garden Wildplants
        Hawthorn berries                    Ivy flower                Blackthorn flowering
 
 
 
Page written and compiled by Steve Head
Woody wildplants 
 
Annual and perennial flowers may be the most popular plants in many gardens, but it is the woody plants - shrubs, trees and climbers, that provide so much of a garden's character and micro-habitats, and really come into their own in the winter.
 
There are a good number of native woody plants that deserve a place in your garden.  Large trees are not practical for many gardeners, so we are not covering them here, unless - as with beech and hornbeam - they are useful in hedges.  Instead we are focussing on a few garden-worthy small native trees and hedgerow shrubs that are worth consideration.
 
We have grouped species into small trees, hedge plants and climbers - with some species appearing in more than one category.
 
Because woody plants take some time to come to maturity - and take up space - it is important to think hard and make an informed choice before buying and planting in your garden.  You may have to live with your decision for a number of years!