Tress (Native)

Can withstand Wildlife Value
Latin name Common name Soil Preference Shade Exposure Cutting Birds Insects
Acer campestre Field maple Calcareous loams and clays ** ** ** ** **
Alnus glutinosa Common alder Damp, acid to calcareous * *** *** *** ***
Betula pendula Silver birch Dry, acid sites * *** * ** ***
Betula pubescens Downy birch Dry and damp acid sites * *** * ** ***
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam Heavy clays. Neutral to acid soils *** ** *** ** **
Fagus sylvatica Beech Dry, well drained calcareous soils *** ** * ** ***
Fraxinus excelsior Ash Well drained, calcareous loams * ** *** ** **
Malus sylvestris Crab apple Calcareous loams and clays * ** ** *** **
Populus canescens Grey poplar Rich, moist neutral loams * * *** *** ***
Populus tremula Aspen Damp, heavy clays * ** * *** ***
Prunus avium Wild cherry Well drained, clay soils * * * ** **
Prunus padus Bird cherry Neutrl to acid, well drained loams * ** ** *** **
Quercus petraea Sessile oak Well drained soils ** ** *** *** ***
Quercus robur Common oak Well drained calcareous loams & clays * ** *** *** ***
Salix alba White willow Damp fertile loams * ** ** ** ***
Salix caprea Goat willow Moist alluvial soils ** ** ** ** ***
Salix cinerea Grey willow Damp fertile loams ** ** ** ** ***
Salix fragilis Crack willow Moist alluvial soils * ** ** ** ***
Sorbus aria Whitebeam Calcareous soils * ** ** ** **
Sorbus aucuparia Rowan Dry, light or acid soils * *** ** *** **
Tilia cordata Small leaved lime Light, fertile soils *** * *** ** **
Tilia platyphyllus Broad leaved lime Light, fertile soils *** * ** ** **
Taxus baccata Common Yew Well drained, calcareous soils *** ** * ** *

Shrubs (Native)

Can withstand Wildlife Value
Latin name Common name Soil Preference Shade Exposure Cutting Birds Insects
Buxus sempervirens Common Box Calcareous to neutral soils ** * ** ** **
Cornus sanguinea Dogwood Calcareous to neutral soils ** * ** *** **
Corylus avellana Hazel Well drained, fertile loams ** ** *** ** ***
Crataegus monogyna Quickthorn Well drained, calcareous soils ** ** *** *** ***
Euonymous euopaeus Spindle Calcareous to neutral soils * * * ** **
Ilex aquifolium Holly Well drained neutral to acid soils *** ** ** ** *
Ligustrum vulgare Wild privet Calcareous loams & clays ** ** ** ** **
Lonicera pericymenum Honeysuckle Tolerant, most soils ** * * *** **
Prunus spinosa Blackthorn Calcareous loams & clays * ** ** ** ***
Rhamnus cathartica Common buckthorn Dry, calcareous soils * * ** ** **
Rhamnus frangula Alder buckthorn Damp, peaty soils. Acid sands * * *** ** **
Rosa canina Dog rose Calcareous to neutral clays and loams * ** ** ** **
Sambucus nigra Elderberry Neutral clays and loams ** ** *** ** ***
Viburnum lantana Wayfaring tree Calcareous loams ** ** ** ** **
Viburnum opulus Guelder rose Neutral to calcareous damp clays & loams ** * ** *** **