Woodlands are dominated by trees, sometimes with a dense canopy of overlapping branches and sometimes allowing in more filtered sunlight and depending on the amount of sunlight and moisture reaching the woodland floor, there will be a varying amount of woodland shrubs, grasses, ground cover, weeds, mosses, ferns and lichens. The greater the range of plants in a woodland the greater the range of wildlife living there will be. Woodlands tend to be untidy places with fallen trees, rotting wood, and leaf litter and these are a fantastic food source for a variety of insects which in turn are a food stuff for birds and mammals.
In this section you’ll find all the species we grow that are suitable for planting in woodlands to form that important mid-level called Woodland Shrubs. Or go to our Woodland Trees page for our full range of broadleaf and coniferous trees suitable for woodland planting.
Unless you are absolutely confident that you do not have rabbits nearby we strongly recommend using spiral guards (supported by a bamboo cane) when planting and we also recommend the use of Rootgrow, a mycorrhizal (friendly) fungi which dramatically improves the ability of plants to find moisture in the soil - which is so important iwth newly planted trees.