Why Buy Our Volume Trees?
- Our volume trees are plug plants which can be planted all year round. No rush to plant as roots are not exposed.
- Grown in Scotland which makes the plants much hardier (used to bad weather)
- Very easy to plant, little cultivation required and very high success rate.
- Our trees are covered by a FREE TREE WARRANTY. (first 15% not covered)
- Plants do not "check" when planted so rapid early growth.
- Root plug contains both naturally occurring mycorrhizae and fertilzer.
- Growing containers eliminate root spiralling.
- FREE DELIVERY (UK Mainland only)
Large Order Discount
Orders over £1000 may have further discounts added by contacting us or calling 0800 043 1057
The Common Holly (Ilex aquifolium) is a popular tree for a variety of reasons. As a native, British evergreen tree, its attraction is that it is relatively slow-growing tree, an average of 30cm (1ft) of height growth each year, so little maintenance required. Quite commonly, Holly forms part of a mixed native hedge, especially when planted with non-evergreen species, such as Hawthorn, Dog Rose, Hazel, Elder, Blackthorn and Crab Apple, Holly forming the evergreen component. Holly planted as a pure hedge is simply quite fantastic. As a wildlife habitat, the orange-red berries are very attractive to birds. Holly should be trimmed in autumn and also mid summer if required. Holly prefers either full or partial shade and a moist, but not wet-type soil and copes with exposed sites and seaside locations.
If you are interested in older and taller holly trees then click ORNAMENTAL HOLLY (opens in a new window)
Benefits of using our plug plant trees
Our Holly trees are sold as plug plants, in other words the roots are encased in compost. This means that planting can be carried out at any time of the year, provided they are watered in periods of drought, compared to bare-root plants which can only be planted during the plants normal dormant period (November to March). All of these trees are UK grown, which is important for successful establishment.
Rabbit and Deer Protection
We offer a range of tree shelters that will protect your trees against possible attack. Click on this Tree Protection Link and it will take you to all of these products.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Common Holly Trees
Many thanks Alan trees are all here and they look nice and healthy. Will use you again in the future. Regards, Dave 0714
Hi Alan, Thanks for the note, read with a little smile. Yes I got the Holly trees, I'm pleased with the trees and thanks again. Regards, Mike. 0113
Due to courier unpredictability, we advise having your trees delivered AT LEAST 3 days before you actually need them.
Returning Cell Grown Trees
For Phytosanitary reasons, some cell grown trees cannot be returned to the nursery. A list of plants affected is shown here or download the list here.
Delaying Planting Cell Grown Trees
If you cannot plant straight away, take the trees out of the packaging and stand upright next to each other in a sheltered location outside. November to March, no need to water unless they start to dry out and these would be ok for up to 6 weeks. During Spring and Summer, you can do this for up to 3 weeks.
Site Conditions And Evergreen Tree List
Our tree chart details which site conditions suit which trees and also which are evergreen or semi-evergreen.
Feeding Or Fertilizing Hedges
This is a task that can easily be over done. Any nitrogen based fertilizer will do such as 20:20:10 but the longer lasting ones which take 18/24 months are better as they are regulated by the weather and moisture therefore release slowly.
If you are one of those lucky people that lead an eco lifestyle (VERY jealous if you are) and want to buy trees to burn, then maybe our wood burning chart (excel spread sheet) will help you decide. Ash, Eucalyptus Gunnii and Willow are worth looking at for their growth rates and calorific values.
If you are looking to plant lots of plug plant or cell grown trees (the 10-40cm-ish) size range then maybe you should consider our tree planting tool. Tree planting rates of over 700 per day achievable.
Adding A Bit Of Colour And Attract Wildlife
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is very attractive, fragrant and attracts more wildlife to your garden. A bit on the vigorous side but worth the effort. A great addition to your project.
Broadleaf wood planting would be around 3m between each tree. Christmas tree planting for a commercial crop is around 1m.
Factors Detrimental To Cell Grown Trees
Too much/little water, animal Urine, excessive wind exposure (will slow growth), salt spray, frost on new growth, herbicide drift and over application of fertilizer.
UK Grown Volume Trees
All our volume trees are UK grown and as far as we know because we have never caught one booking a holiday overseas.
Holly Berries for Ilex aquifolium
Although both sexes of plant produce flowers, it is only the female plant that produce berries. Roughly 80% of the Ilex aquifolium bushes we sell online are female.
Female Holly trees will produce berries at around their second year of growth. The Holly trees we provide are between 12-18 months old (depending when you buy them).