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BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - 'Catkins'

Alnus incana 'Aurea'

Alnus incana 'Aurea'
Golden Alder

Available Winter 2014 - 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 2014 - 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

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 japonica

Carpinus japonica
Japanese Hornbeam

Unusual and decorative species of hornbeam native to Japan, Carpinus japonica is known for producing stunning catkins when established, hop-like and quite persistent in autumn
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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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Corylopsis spicata

Corylopsis spicata
Winter Hazel

Native to Japan, Corylopsis spicata is a hazel-like, medium sized shrub with racemes of pendulous, sweetly scented, yellow flowers in early spring
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Corylus avellana 'Aurea'

Corylus avellana 'Aurea'
Golden-leaved Hazel

A handsome shrub with soft-yellow/golden leaves and a splendid display of creamy yellow catkins in late winter or early spring
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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'
Contorted Purple-leaved Hazel

Available Winter 2014 - 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 colurna 'Te Terra Red'

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

An unusual and recent introduction to the United Kingdom, 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

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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Itea ilicifolia

Itea ilicifolia
Holly-leaf Sweetspire

Available Winter 2013 - An evergreen shrub native to Western China, Itea ilicifolia has dark green, glossy, holly-like leaves and long catkin-like, greenish-white flowers with a pleasing scent in mid-summer
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Juglans regia 'Purpurea'

Juglans regia 'Purpurea'
Purple-leaved Walnut

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 virginiana

Ostrya virginiana
American Hop Hornbeam or Ironwood

A rare plant in the UK, Ostrya virginiana grows to be an elegant tree with attractive catkins covering the branches of established specimens in spring before the leaves emerge
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Populus lasiocarpa

Populus lasiocarpa
Chinese Necklace Poplar

Native to parts of Central China, Populus lasiocarpa is a handsome medium sized tree with huge, heart-shaped leaves up to 30 cm long and 25 cm wide with eye-catching rhubarb red veins and leaf stalks
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Pterocarya fraxinifolia

Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Wing Nut

Available Winter 2014 - A handsome native to Northern Iran, where it can be found growing by the great rivers flowing into the Caspian Sea from Russia
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Pterocarya x rehderiana

Pterocarya x rehderiana
Wing Nut

Available Autumn 2014 - Named after Alfred Rehder who first raised it in 1879, Pterocarya x rehderiana is somewhat similar to Pterocarya fraxinifolia in appearance, but with more finely divided leaves (and more leaflets)
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Pterocarya stenoptera 'Fern Leaf'

Pterocarya stenoptera 'Fern Leaf'
Chinese Wingnut

Available Autumn 2014 - 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 Winter 2014 - 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 aegyptiaca

Salix aegyptiaca
Musk Willow

Available Summer 2014 - A beautiful species of willow native to parts of North Africa and Asia, Salix aegyptiaca has exciting, large, bright-yellow catkins which give a vivid display of colour in early spring
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Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'

Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'
Black Pussy Willow

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

First discovered in Switzerland, Salix hastata 'Wehrhahnii' has masses of silvery catkins in spring with attractive golden anthers
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Salix helvetica

Salix helvetica
Swiss Willow

Native to the Alps, Salix helvetica is a dwarf willow with a compact rounded habit, lovely silvery leaves and greyish-white catkins in early spring
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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 lanata 'Glanspean'

Salix lanata 'Glanspean'
Dwarf Woolly Willow

A rare compact willow native to sub-arctic parts of Europe and Asia, Salix lanata 'Glanspean' is similar to the more familiar Salix lantana but with more pointed, hairy silvery-grey leaves and a lower habit
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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 purpurea 'Nancy Saunders'

Salix purpurea 'Nancy Saunders'
Purple Willow

An elegant female form, Salix purpurea 'Nancy Saunders' has glossy maroon-red shoots and soft blue-grey leaves
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Stachyurus praecox

Stachyurus praecox
Stachyurus

Available Winter 2014 - 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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