BlueBell Nursery - All Items - 'Catkins'

Alnus incana 'Aurea'

Alnus incana 'Aurea'
Golden Alder

Available Autumn 2017 - A hardy small tree, Alnus incana 'Aurea' has golden leaves and superb yellowish-red tinted catkins in early spring
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Alnus x spaethii

Alnus x spaethii
Alder

Available Winter 2017 - An unusual and vigorous slender tree, Alnus x spaethii has narrow, dark green leaves and superb displays of long, creamy coloured catkins in late winter
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Betula utilis var jacquemontii 'Jermyns'

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Jermyns'
Himalayan Birch / Silver Birch

Available Autumn 2017 - A fine cultivar, named after Jermyns House, around which has been created the superb Hillier Arboretum by the late Sir Harold Hillier
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Carpinus fangiana

Carpinus fangiana
Fang's Hornbeam

Information Only - A rare species of hornbeam native to China, Carpinus fangiana has eye-catching veined, finely toothed, dark green leaves (up to 20 cm long)
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Carpinus laxiflora var  fargesii

Carpinus laxiflora var. fargesii
Chinese Hornbeam

Information Only - A rare species of hornbeam native to China, Carpinus laxiflora var fargesii and has fine, deeply veined leaves which are a splendid maroon or plum purple when young, darkening to green as they age
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Corylus avellana 'Contorta (3 or 4L pots)'

Corylus avellana 'Contorta (3 or 4L pots)'
Corkscrew Hazel or Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

An exceptionally popular, ornamental plant with twisted stems, Corylus avellana 'Contorta' was first found in a Gloucestershire hedgerow in the mid-nineteenth century
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Corylus avellana 'Cosford Cob'

Corylus avellana 'Cosford Cob'
Nutting Hazel

Available Winter 2017 - Introduced in 1816, Corylus 'Cosford Cob' is a vigorous, upright hazel which produces heavy, mid season crops of large and thin shelled nuts
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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'
Contorted Purple-leaved Hazel

Available Autumn 2017 - A handsome new introduction to the United Kingdom, Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' is a contorted hazel with beautiful, deep purple leaves in spring and summer
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Corylus avellana 'Webb's Prize Cobb'

Corylus avellana 'Webb's Prize Cobb'
Nutting Hazel

Available Autumn 2017 - Corylus 'Webb's Prize Cobb' is a reliable, English cultivar, producing large clusters of tasty, pale brown nuts
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Corylus colurna 'Te Terra Red'

Corylus colurna 'Te Terra Red'
Purple-leaved Turkish hazel

Available Autumn 2016 - An unusual small tree, Corylus colurna 'Te Terra Red' has glowing-purple, deeply-veined leaves which are retained well into autumn and long, graceful, pinkish-red catkins in spring
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Corylus x  'Red Zellernus (Red Zellernut)'

Corylus x 'Red Zellernus (Red Zellernut)'
Purple-leaved Hazel

Available Autumn/Winter 2017 An uncommon selection with rich-purple leaves, Corylus maxima 'Red Zellernus' is festooned with long, pretty, pink catkins, followed by purple, edible nuts later in the year
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Garrya elliptica (male form)

Garrya elliptica (male form)
Silk Tassel Bush

Information Only - Native to the western United States, Garrya elliptica is a magnificent, evergreen shrub, famous for its long (up to 25 - 30 cm), trailing, grey-green catkins in late winter
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Juglans regia 'Purpurea'

Juglans regia 'Purpurea'
Purple-leaved Walnut

Information Only - A very rare, purple leaved form, Juglans regia 'Purpurea' is a splendid tree with rich-purple leaves which can be up to 70 - 90 cm long on an established plant
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Ostrya carpinifolia

Ostrya carpinifolia
Hop Hornbeam

This attractive, ornamental tree is a early-18th century introduction to the UK from the Mediterranean region
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Populus lasiocarpa

Populus lasiocarpa
Chinese Necklace Poplar

Available Autumn 2015 - Native to parts of China, Populus lasiocarpa is a handsome medium sized tree with huge, heart-shaped leaves up to 30 cm long and 25 cm wide with rhubarb red veins and leaf stalks
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Pterocarya stenoptera 'Fern Leaf'

Pterocarya stenoptera 'Fern Leaf'
Chinese Wingnut

Available Autumn 2017 An ornamental tree a little similar to Pterocarya fraxinifolia in appearance, but with narrow, deeply divided, fern-like leaves
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Quercus pontica

Quercus pontica
Armenian Oak or Pontine Oak

Available Autumn 2017 - Splendid rare large shrub or small tree with eye-catching leaves that is native to the western Caucasus mountains and north-eastern Turkey
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Salix acutifolia 'Blue Streak'

Salix acutifolia 'Blue Streak'
Caspian Willow

A vigorous willow, Salix acutifolia 'Blue Streak' has a distinctive blueish-white bloom on the stems (hence the name 'Blue Streak') and masses of silver catkins in spring
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Salix candida

Salix candida
Sageleaf Willow

A handsome species of willow native to North America, Salix candida has large grey, felt-like, wooly leaves and eye-catching, large yellow catkins in late winter or early spring
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Salix fargesii

Salix fargesii
Fargesii Willow

Information OnlyA slow growing and unusual willow, Salix fargesii has polished mahogany coloured bark, glossy dark green leaves and bold upright catkins in spring
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Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'

Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'
Black Pussy Willow

Available Summer 2017 -  An eye-catching willow, Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys' has spectacular red anthered, black catkins in late winter and early spring
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Salix hastata 'Wehrhahnii'

Salix hastata 'Wehrhahnii'
Halberd-Leaved Willow

Available Spring 2017 - First discovered in Switzerland, Salix hastata 'Wehrhahnii' has masses of silvery catkins in spring with attractive golden anthers
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Salix hookeriana

Salix hookeriana
Dune Willow / Beach Willow

Originally a native of Western North America where the flexible stems were used in basket making, Salix hookeriana has in our opinion the best silvery-white, pussy willows in early spring and attractive slivery leaves
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Salix irrorata

Salix irrorata
Sandbar Willow

Hopefully Available Autumn/Winter 2017 - Salix irrorata is an unusual species of willow can be found growing in the wild in parts of South-western America and has a lovely silvery-white "bloom" on the young stems
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Salix magnifica

Salix magnifica
Magnificent Willow

Information Only - Native to China, Salix magnifica is a rare, upright large shrub or eventually very small tree in the right conditions with large and handsome, magnolia-like leaves
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Salix nakamurana var yezoalpina

Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina
Yezo Dwarf Willow

A low growing, prostrate species of willow with lovely catkins which can be found growing in the wild on the alpine slopes of Hokkaido, Japan
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Salix x rubra 'Eugenei'

Salix x rubra 'Eugenei'
Purple Willow

Available Summer 2016 - Salix x rubra 'Eugenei' is named after the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III and has slender, upright branches which are festooned with dainty pink catkins in late winter
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Stachyurus praecox

Stachyurus praecox
Stachyurus

Available Autumn 2017 - A deciduous shrub native to Japan, Stachyurus praecox has catkin-like, drooping, racemes of pale yellow flowers in March, or earlier if the previous winter was mild
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