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Gallery - Shrubs

[bramble1]Bramble (Rubus fruiticosus agg.)

Scrambling shrub that comprises hundreds of microspecies. Arching stems armed with variably shaped prickles and root when they touch the ground.

[fieldrose2]Field-rose (Rosa arvensis)

Clump-forming shrub whose week, trailing,purplish stems carry small numbers of curved thorns.

[burnetrose1]Burnet Rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia)

Clump-forming shrub with suckers and stems that bear numerous straight thorns and stiff bristles.

[harshdownyrose1]Harsh Downy-rose (Rosa tomentosa)

Dense shrub of hedgerows, scrub and woodland margins with arching stems that bear rather straight thorns.

[sweetbriar1]Sweet-briar (Rosa rubiginosa)

Compact hedgerow shrub. Upright stems bear short, curved thorns, bristles and glands.

[dogrose1]Dog-rose (Rosa canina)

Scrambling hedgerow shrub,long arching stems bear curved thorns.

[japaneserose1]Japanese Rose (Rosa rugosa)

Showy shrub with upright stems with rather straight thorns.

[Hazel1]Hazel (Corylus)

More often a multi-stemmed shrub than a tree. Much Hazel was formerly coppiced. The fruit are eaten by many species of animal and bird.

[goatwillow1]Goat Willow (Salix caprea)

Also known as Palm,Great Sallow or Pussy Willow.

[blackthorn4]Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

A native hedgerow shrub with small unlobed, serrated leaves, dark brown-black twigs and spines. Hawthorn like flowers appear in early spring before the leaves.

[claurel1]Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

Laurel as its better known has a evergreen leaf simlar to Rhododendron which is another introduction.

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